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Charles M. Wiltse Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: Mss-0061

Scope and Contents

A typed draft with corrections of Charles M. Wiltse's third volume of his biography of John C. Calhoun, John C. Calhoun, Sectionalist, 1840-1850.


  • 1942 - 1951


Biographical Note

Charles M. Wiltse, Cornell graduate; employed by New York in government research and public administration; assistant to director of Education for the National Youth Administration until 1940 when Dutton Publishing Co. commissioned him to write a Calhoun biography. In 1943 he served for a short time in the U.S. Army until he received a disability discharge. He then took a position with the war production board. Between 1942-1951 he wrote and published his three volume biography of John C. Calhoun. Wiltse corresponded with Mr. & Mrs. Alester G. Holmes and later was a guest in their Clemson home while he did research in the Clemson College Library. The Holmeses and other Clemson residents, the Clemson Kress Fund, and the College library are generously acknowledged in the Calhoun volumes.


0.5 Cubic Feet

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Ownership and Custodial History

Alester G. Holmes collaborated with Charles M. Wiltse, read and made suggestions and corrections for the Calhoun Manuscripts so this direct involvement was probably responsible for this acquisition.

Related Archival Materials

Holmes collection (Mss 1)

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Repository Details

Part of the Clemson University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Repository

230 Kappa St.
Clemson SC 29634 U.S.A. US