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Jewish man

A collection of photographs from private collections, digitized by the Greenville County Library System.

Victor Mill

Collection of photographs of the textile industry and community in Greer from the Greer Heritage Museum Collection and the SC Room Archives. Pelham Mill was founding in 1820. Bates Mill was organized in 1893 on Rocky Creek. Victor Mill soon followed in 1896. Franklin Mill was organized in 1900, followed by the Apalache Mill in 1904, and the Greer Mill in 1908.

Grocer receipt

A collection of personal and commercial documents created by or on behalf of members of the Holland family of Greenville. Includes eleven letters written during the Civil War, most of them from Confederate soldier Robert Holland to various family members.

Caesar's Head

Photographs of Greenville's nature and landscapes.

McBee Store Ledger

The bulk of the entries in this handwritten ledger book date from 1846 and 1847 and are arranged chronologically, offering a day-by-day account of the individuals who transacted business with McBee Sons & Co. The items purchased were mainly household goods such as fabric and sewing supplies or paper, food items such as salt and molasses, and items of clothing such as shoes and hats; charges for services such as ‘drayage,’ or fees for shipping goods to other cities, were also recorded.

Collection of photographs of Mills Mill and community from the private collection of Marshall Williams. The Mills Manufacturing Co. was organized in 1895 with Otis P. Mills as president. The mill began operation in 1897 and produced fabric until teh mill's close in 1978. In the 2000s, the mill was renovated into the Lofts condominia.

Monaghan Mill Building

Collection of photographs of Monaghan Mill and community from the Monaghan Historical Society. Organized by cousins Thomas and Lewis Parker in 1900 and named for their grandfather’s birthplace, Monaghan operated for a century. In the 1910s, the Parker cousins left textiles and the Victor-Monaghan Company was formed. In 1946, Monaghan (among other mills) merged into J.P. Stevens Co., Inc. The mill closed in 2001 and the building was then renovated into the Lofts apartment complex.

Handwritten letter

The Neves family of the Mush Creek Community in Greenville District sent three sons to fight in the Civil War, William (W.P.Z.F), John (J.P.), and George (G.W.) Neves, as well as a son-in-law, Andrew Waldrop. Some of the letters in this collection were written by these young men and describe life in camp, but the majority were written to the soldiers by their parents, siblings, and other family members. These letters include mentions of weather, farming, local events such as deaths and marriages, and other details of everyday life in the upper part of Greenville County during the war.

Interviews with residents of Greenville County and Upstate South Carolina.

Pelzer Mill Safety Display

Collection of photographs of Pelzer Mill and community from the Pelzer Heritage Commission. The Pelzer Manufacturing Company was organized in 1880 and began operations in 1882. The mill expanded rapidly during the 1880s and 1890s. During the 20th century it changed hands several times before closing in the late 1990s.

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