Memminger, Christopher Gustav, 1803-1888. CHRISTOPHER GUSTAVUS MEMMINGER PAPERS.
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Library, 1966
Christopher G. Memminger was a South Carolina politician who became heavily involved in the secession controversy in 1860. He chaired the committee that drafted the new constitution of the Confederate States of America in 1861 and he served as secretary of the treasury in the cabinet of Jefferson Davis. After the Civil War, he returned to Charleston where he practiced law and helped develop the state's public school system. This collection of his papers dates from 1803 to 1915, but most heavily concentrates on the period from 1858 to 1868. It includes a number of official reports submitted by Memminger as treasury secretary to the Confederate Congress. It also includes papers on the "slave problem" and Reconstruction. The material is arranged chronologically and includes a few papers from Memminger's son, Thomas B. Memminger.
An uncataloged guide, Guide to the Microfilm Edition of the Christopher G. Memminger Papers, is available in the Special Collection office. The guide contains background information on Christopher Memminger and the collection.
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