|Creator:||Stewart, Clark Berry, 1813-1890|
|Title:||Clark Berry Stewart collection|
|Quantity:||0.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box)|
Clark Berry Stewart (1813-1890), was a student, soldier in the Seminole war, school master, agricultural experimenter, Presbyterian clergyman, and Confederate chaplain. Stewart was born in Laurens County, S.C. and, except for 1824-ca. 1830 when he lived in Gwinnett County, Georgia, resided in Greenville County, S. C. He married Katherine C. Hitch. Stewart wrote for the Southern cultivator under the nom-de-plume "The late beginner."
James Lewis Stoddard, son of Elizabeth Owings and William Stoddard, married Margaret Amanda Stewart. Lewis was a private in "The Laurens Briars" Company G, 3rd Regiment, South Carolina Infantry during the Civil War. -- "House of Clark." http://www.walterstewart.org/clark/clark.htm (Retrieved August 7, 2009)
The collection consists of copies of letters, writings, transcripts of diaries, and other materials of Clark Berry Stewart from 1836-1839 and 1848-1885. Included is a fine collection of Civil War letters from his son-in-law, J.L. Stoddard, who was serving in Virginia. The diary transcripts (copied from the WPA transcripts) contain short entries discussing his religious education, social life, his service as a minister including where he preached (mostly in South Carolina), his farming activities, and finances.
Original material is in the possession of the Stewart family.
Clark Berry Stewart collection, 1836-1885. MS997. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Clark Berry Stewart diaries, 1841-1885.