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Hugh Swinton Legare (1797-1843) Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-25

Scope and Contents

Hugh Swinton Legare (1797-1843) was a native of Charleston, SC. He was a lawyer, founding editor of the Southern Review (1828-1832), and a politician. He served in the South Carolina General Assembly (1820-1822; 1824-1830) and was South Carolina’s attorney general (1830-1832). On the national scene, he was charge d'affaires to Brussels (1832-1836), a member of the United States House of Representatives (1837-1839), and United States Attorney General (1841-1843), in the cabinet of President John Tyler (1841-1844). The collection contains correspondence, clippings, and assorted memorabilia.

Folder 1 - Correspondence: 1816-1835

Folder 2 - " : 1837-1861 & n.d.

Folder 3 - Miscellaneous material: n.d.

Folder 4 - Newspaper: 1830, 1835

Folder 5 - Newspaper clippings: n.d.

Folder 6 - Speeches & sermons: n.d.


  • 1816 - 1861

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Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States