Patrick H. Mell Presidential Records
Series.0018

 1902-1909

Summary Information

Repository
Clemson University Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina. Office of the President.
Title
Patrick H. Mell Presidential Records
ID
Series.0018
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1907-1909
Date [inclusive]
1903-1909
Extent
2.0 cubic feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Patrick H. Mell Presidential Records, Strom Thurmond Institute, Clemson University Libraries.

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Biographical Note

Patrick Hues Mell was born 24 May 1850 at Penfield, Georgia, the son of Patrick Hues and Lurene Howard Cooper Mell. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1871, Mell served as chemist for the state of Georgia. From 1878-1883 Mell served as professor of natural history (later professor of geology and botany) at the Alabama Polytechnical Institute at Auburn, Alabama, and in 1884, he became head of the state weather service of Alabama, where he devised a system of flags designed to signal coming changes in the weather. In both capacities Mell published numerous scientific writings, among them, " Auriferous Slate Deposits of Southern Regions," 1881; Grasses of Alabama, 1889; and  Biological Laboratory Methods, 1902.

In 1902 Mell accepted the presidency of Clemson College, succeeding M. B. Hardin. Mell's accomplishments included a faculty reorganization, in which a hierarchy of positions and salaries reduced employee dissatisfaction and resignations, and a separation of the agricultural experiment station from the teaching component of the college in which sufficient time was allowed for professors to teach, researchers to conduct experimental research, and administrators to seek qualified applicants for all positions. A number of difficulties with the Board of Trustees over cadet discipline, especially the Pendleton Guards episode, however, brought Mell into conflict with the Board of Trustees, and on 1 January 1910, Mell resigned his post.

After leaving Clemson, Mell moved to Atlanta where he served as treasurer of the board of missions of the Southern Baptist Convention. Mell died 12 October 1918. He was married to the former Annie White of Athens, Georgia.

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Scope and Contents

This series contains the files of Patrick Hues Mell, President of Clemson College, 1902-1909. Within the files are Mell's correspondence, annual reports of the college, reports of departments within the college, budget summaries, minutes of committees (for example, the Discipline Committee), requests for raises from faculty members, resignations of various faculty and staff members, rosters of various faculty and staff members, rosters of graduates, newspaper clippings, and biographical materials.

The files document the history of Clemson College in the early twentieth century. Topics included in the letters concern conditions at the college; a 1904 listing of buildings and their values; the procurement of funds to build a YMCA building; Clemson's accreditation and efforts to obtain funds from the Carnegie Foundation; cadet discipline; the Pendleton Guards episode in 1908 that resulted in the dismissal of 306 cadets; the cancellation of the contract of Coach Francis Shaughnessy; the resignation of Joseph C. Minus, Commandant; and Mell's relations with members of the Board of Trustees, for example, Benjamin Tillman, John E. Wannamaker, and Alan Johnstone. Other correspondents include coach and engineering professor Walter M. Riggs, attorney Richard W. Simpson, Congressman Frank Lever, college surgeon Alexander M. Redfern, and Benjamin Sloan, President of the University of South Carolina.

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Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically and chronologically. Most of the files have been photocopied onto acid free bond for preservation.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Clemson University Libraries Special Collections

Ownership and Custodial History

Office of the President, Clemson University.

Processing Information

Maria Skilton and Mark Schnetzka, student assistants.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations.
  • Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina. Board of Fertilizer Control.
  • Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina. Board of Trustees.
  • Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina. Military Dept.
  • Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina. -- Administration
  • Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina. -- History
  • Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina. -- Students
  • Clemson Law Club.
  • Oconee Telephone Company.

Personal Name(s)

  • Ansell, Martin Frederick, 1850-1945
  • Minus, Joseph C.
  • Norris, Daniel Keating, 1846-1905
  • Redfern, Alexander M., (Alexander May), 1875-1940
  • Shaughnessy, Francis J.
  • Simpson, Richard W., 1798-1882
  • Sloan, Benjamin
  • Wannamaker, John Edward, 1851-1935

Subject(s)

  • Tariff on fertilizers.

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Index

This index does not contain the names of members of the Board of Trustees; virtually every folder contains their correspondence. For the names of Trustees, see the Series Description. Folder numbers follow each name.

Corporate Name(s)

  • Agricultural Dept.:  31,46, 56, 62, 65, 69, 72, 73, 74
  • Agricultural Society of South Carolina:  18, 33, 34, 37, 41, 43
  • Alabama Polytechnical Institute:  43, 78
  • American Civic Association:  11, 13, 14, 22
  • American Historical Association:  44
  • American Sabbath Union:  42
  • American Society of Municipal Improvements:  23
  • American Surety Co.:  2, 3
  • Animal Husbandry Division:  27, 59, 69
  • Athletic Council:  61
  • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.:  18, 23, 24
  • Blue Ridge Railway:  37
  • Board of Visitors:  18
  • Calhoun Monument Commission:  48
  • Carnegie Foundation:  26, 31, 36-39, 42-46, 48, 60, 61, 65, 66, 68, 69, 72
  • Carnegie Institute of Washington:  50
  • Charles M. Robbins Co.:  54, 56
  • Clemson Club:  41
  • Clemson Land Club:  72
  • Coker College:  76
  • Confederate Home College:  76
  • Converse College:  76
  • Davidson College:  77
  • Due West Female College:  75
  • Farmers' Institute:  26, 41
  • Farmers' Union of South Carolina:  68
  • Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union:  54
  • Fertilizer Control Board:  45, 65, 73
  • Furman University:  75
  • Georgia School of Technology:  79
  • Greenwood Water and Electric Light Plant:  70, 72, 73
  • Haskell Institute:  16
  • International Sunshine Society:  74
  • J.H. Thorburn Co.:  4
  • J.P. Stevens Engraving Co.:  46
  • Jacob Reed's Sons:  13
  • Kelsey and Guild Landscape Architects:  28, 29, 43,44, 50, 52, 54-60, 62-67
  • Lander College:  76
  • Land Grant College Association:  4
  • Limestone College:  76
  • Lowdermilk & Co., (W.H. Lowdermilk):  15, 16
  • Manufacturers Record Publishing Co.:  42
  • Medical College of South Carolina:  76
  • Michigan Agricultural College:  13
  • National Rifle Association of American:  31
  • Nernst Lamp Co.:  12
  • New York Life Insurance Co.:  15
  • Oconee Board of County Commissioners:  5
  • Oconee Telephone Co.:  2, 7, 11
  • Pee Dee Summer School:  20
  • Pennsylvania State College:  18, 19
  • Pettibone Brothers Manufacturing Co.:  17
  • Postal Service:  41, 42
  • Presbyterian College:  76
  • Sears Roebuck & Co.:  12
  • Seth Thomas Clock Co.:  6, 21, 23-25
  • Society for the Promotion of Engineering Ed.:  47
  • South Carolina, University of:  29, 41
  • South Carolina College:  14, 15, 22, 23
  • South Carolina Military Academy:  76
  • South Carolina Press Assoc.:  70
  • Southern Railway Co.:  17-19, 21, 23, 24, 27, 32-36, 38, 39, 41-43, 45, 50, 52, 54, 57-59, 65-67
  • Spartanburg Railway, Gas and Electric Co.:  18
  • St. Matthews Oil Mill:  15
  • Standard Life and Accident Insurance Co.:  23, 41
  • State Agricultural and Mechanical Society:  9, 17, 77
  • State Company Printers:  15
  • Tennessee, University of:  13, 39
  • Tolly and Son Furniture:  66
  • United Editors Assoc.:  45
  • Whittier Cotton Mills:  23
  • Williamston Mills:  36
  • Williamston Oil Mill:  35
  • Winthrop College:  38
  • Wofford College:  5, 75
  • YMCA:  5, 9, 25, 28, 57, 59, 73, 74, 79, 80

Geographic Name(s)

  • Chesterfield County, South Carolina:  77
  • Hunnicutt Creek:  77

Personal Name(s)

  • Adams, H.C.:  25, 27, 28
  • Adams, Robert:  76
  • Adams, W.A.:  20
  • Adams, W.A., Mrs.:  19
  • Agnew, J.T., Mrs.:  19
  • Aiken, Wyatt:  2, 4, 13, 15, 25, 45
  • Aldrich, James:  12, 13
  • Aldrich, R.E., Senator:  1
  • Allen, James Jr.:  35
  • Alvord, Henry E.:  1,2,3,6,11
  • Ames, Mary H.:  5, 9, 11, 12
  • Ansel, Martin F., Governor:  41, 43, 47, 49, 52, 54, 55, 57, 58
  • Armsby, H.P.:  15, 19
  • Ayers, Brown (Univ. of Tenn.):  13, 36, 39, 41
  • Ayers, W.E.:  49
  • Bailey, W.C.:  19
  • Baker, Ida W.:  33, 35
  • Baker, James M.:  64
  • Baldy, E.V.:  76
  • Barnett, Enoch:  54, 63, 64
  • Barre, Henry W.:  33, 34
  • Barrow, D.N.:  69, 72
  • Barrow, David C.:  32
  • Beaty, J.H.M.:  8, 18
  • Beaver, A.T.:  16
  • Beaver, Sandy Jr.:  16
  • Becker, A.J. cadet:  63, 65
  • Beckurts, C.L.:  9
  • Belue, E.K.:  15, 27, 28
  • Belue, M.W.:  27
  • Bessey, Charles E.:  5
  • Blake, J.R. Senator:  26, 34, 35
  • Boatwright, Louise:  21
  • Boggs, W. Austin:  67
  • Bond, O.J.:  76
  • Bowen, R.E.:  22, 25, 27, 28, 31, 33, 35, 37, 43, 61, 67
  • Boyce, James Rev.:  75
  • Bradley, G.E.:  36
  • Bradley, M.E.:  49
  • Bradley, Mrs. G.E.:  45
  • Bradley, W.E.:  26, 29, 30
  • Bramlett, Andrew:  41
  • Brodie, P.T.:  1, 7, 8, 10, 18, 20, 22, 32, 46, 49, 56
  • Bruff, L.L.:  2
  • Brunson, George:  78, 79
  • Bryan, Arthur Buist:  1, 21, 33, 66
  • Burgess, J.M.:  16
  • Burruss, ?:  64
  • Calhoun, F.H.H.:  25, 31, 32, 33, 46, 49, 74-79
  • Carpenter, C.H.:  26, 27, 39, 42
  • Carpenter, W.C.:  35
  • Carroll, Richard:  19
  • Chambliss, Charles E.:  5, 7, 8, 9, 31, 46
  • Chisholm, C.A.:  18
  • Clay, Charles D.:  17, 22, 23, 32, 33, 35, 39, 44-48
  • Cohen, Octavus:  77
  • Conradi, A.F.:  1, 36, 50, 52, 55, 75, 76, 77
  • Coward, Asbury:  12
  • Craighead, E.B.:  22, 32, 35-38, 43-78, 79
  • Crawford, Andrew:  35
  • Daniel, D.W.:  28, 33, 49
  • Daniel, W.W. Rev.:  75
  • Dargan, F.T.:  9, 11, 49
  • Doggett, Charles S.:  8, 21-23, 25, 30-32, 35, 37, 41, 42, 44, 45, 48, 49, 66, 75, 76
  • Donald, M.L.:  12, 13, 16-18, 20-28, 30, 31
  • Donald, S.F.:  32
  • Duckworth, J. C.:  35
  • Earle, D.E.:  49
  • Earle, Marshall D.:  10
  • Earle, O.P. cadet:  63
  • Earle, S.B.:  46, 49, 66
  • Earle, T.D.:  65
  • Elliot, C.G.:  37, 42, 54, 56
  • Evans, R.W.:  61
  • Evans, W.D.:  24, 31, 49
  • Extension train:  24, 38, 41-43, 45, 49
  • Fellers, H.T.:  52
  • Fleming, B.W. Rev:  5
  • Forsythe, R.G.:  41
  • Fuller, Eva B.:  49
  • Furman, C.W.:  49, 73
  • Gardner, A.B.:  49
  • Garington, E.A. General:  54
  • Garrison, W.D.:  25, 47
  • Gauss, Benjamin:  68
  • Gelzer, John Jr.:  29
  • Gignilliat, G.W.:  43
  • Gillison, Burns:  66
  • Gonzales, Ambrose:  38, 42, 58-62, 64
  • Goodman, John S. (butcher):  1, 8, 33, 47
  • Gossett, E.B.:  36, 37
  • Graves, J.H.:  62
  • Greene, H.H.:  63, 65
  • Griffith, D.J.:  60
  • Griswold, C.B.:  1
  • Haight, Ashley:  71, 72
  • Hale, H.R.:  65
  • Hale, P.S. cadet:  63
  • Hamilton, G.W.:  27
  • Hamilton, John:  41
  • Hardin, M.B.:  7, 8, 18, 20, 26, 29, 31-33, 37, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 48, 50, 54-56, 58, 59, 62, 63, 65, 66, 73
  • Hardin, P.L.:  26
  • Hardy, G.C.:  62
  • Harper, J.N.:  25, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32-35, 39 44, 45, 49, 52, 54, 55, 59, 62, 65, 74
  • Harris, J.W.:  63
  • Hartzog, Henry S.:  78
  • Harvey, H.W.:  63
  • Haskell, E.C. cadet:  63
  • Haskell, L.C.:  65
  • Haskell, Lewis:  25
  • Henry, D.H.:  49
  • Henry, W.A.:  24, 44
  • Hills, E.R.:  9
  • Hll, Elbert H. (printer):  1
  • Hook, J.S.:  47
  • House, H.D.:  48
  • Houston, Hale:  28
  • Howard, S.T.:  11
  • Howard, Styles:  49
  • Hughes, E.S.:  18
  • Hunter, J.E.:  20
  • Hunter, W.D.:  74
  • Irwin, W.P.:  39, 41
  • Jameson, J. Franklin:  44
  • Jaynes, R.T.:  28, 37
  • Johnson, D.B.:  28, 29, 29, 43, 44, 47, 50, 56, 57
  • Johnson, J.I.:  25
  • Johnson, W.F.:  1
  • Johnson, Wills:  8
  • Johnstone, B.H.:  21, 29, 32, 33, 45, 49
  • Keitt, Thomas:  9, 29, 42, 60, 63
  • Kelley, Frank B.:  44
  • Kinard, T.J.:  77
  • Klein, Louis A.:  32, 33, 46
  • Klugh, W.W.:  49
  • Kyser, H.H.:  8, 9, 11, 14
  • Lee, R.E.:  11, 56, 64
  • Legate, Ray H.:  19
  • Lever, A.F.:  15, 16, 25, 27, 32, 33, 60-62
  • Lewis, Anna P.:  39
  • Lewis, B.R.:  26, 27, 35
  • Lewis, J.V.:  5, 8
  • Lewis, James P.:  5, 27, 28, 31, 37, 39, 41, 43, 44, 46, 48, 56, 62, 64, 66, 74, 77, 78
  • Lewis, W.W.:  24, 25
  • LIgard, R.B.:  16
  • Littlejohn, J.C.:  73
  • Lodge, Lee Davis:  76
  • Love, A.W.:  9, 14
  • Lyon, J. Fraser:  64
  • Mahoney, Joseph F.:  52
  • Manchester, G.O.:  37, 38
  • Manning, Richard I.:  74
  • Martin, O.B.:  6, 43, 44, 49, 50, 57
  • Martin, Samuel M.:  28, 71, 72, 83
  • Matheson, K.G.:  23, 27, 28, 32, 79
  • Mauldin, Ivy M.:  34
  • Mays, W.H.:  2
  • McCain, ?:  49
  • McCarty, Harriet D.:  25
  • McClain, Henry P.:  11, 13
  • McClintock, Euphemia:  76
  • McConnell, J. Moore:  77
  • McCrady, L.D.:  44
  • McCrady, W.S.:  44
  • McDonnell, C.C.:  44
  • McKissick, A.F.:  75
  • McLucas, J.S.:  8, 31, 33
  • McSwain, A.W.:  15, 23, 49
  • McSwain, John J.:  24
  • Metcalf, Haven:  5, 8, 12, 15, 21, 25
  • Michels, John:  31, 49
  • Minus, J.C.:  47-50, 54-58, 69, 70
  • Mitchell, S.C.:  75
  • Moffatt, J.S.:  56, 75
  • Monahan, Neil F.:  50
  • Moore, A.C.:  67
  • Moore, Paul V.:  43
  • Morrison, Henry C.:  7
  • Morrison, William S.:  8, 29, 47, 49, 66
  • Muirhead, J.M.:  54, 55
  • Murdock, James S.:  65
  • Nance, W.L.:  39
  • Nesom, G.E.:  8, 10
  • Newman, C.C.:  4, 8, 25, 29, 31, 41, 46, 49
  • Newman, J.S.:  7, 8, 11
  • Norris, D.K.:  52
  • Nourse, D.O.:  59, 65, 76-79
  • Parker, B. Moore:  21, 31, 32, 34
  • Parker, G.A.:  13, 14, 22, 23, 25, 43, 50, 60
  • Patterson, A.H.:  78
  • Pearce, George:  13, 22
  • Peck, J.B.:  61
  • Pell, Robert B.:  76
  • Perkins, W.R.:  79
  • Peurifoy, J.E.:  24
  • Pickett, J.S.:  18
  • Poats, T. Grayson:  2, 10, 11, 16, 32, 33, 49
  • Porcher, Nellie:  39
  • Poteat, Edwin M.:  75
  • Powers, M. Ray:  49, 77
  • Prevost, S.H.:  39
  • Quattlebaum, Paul:  13, 16
  • Rainsford, T.H.:  4
  • Rawl, B.H.:  8, 16, 27, 31, 33, 36, 68, 69, 79, 80
  • Reaves, S.W.:  20, 21, 35, 36, 57, 62, 63
  • Redfern, Alexander M.:  9, 10, 16
  • Reed, Homer:  15
  • Reeves, R.C.:  76
  • Rembert, C.C.:  5
  • Richards, J.G.:  16, 17
  • Riggs, Walter Merritt:  1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 14, 16, 18, 20-22, 25-27, 29, 31-33, 37, 42, 44-46, 48-50, 52, 57, 59, 61, 65, 67, 68, 70-73, 76-79
  • Risser, A.K.:  16
  • Robertson, Mrs. A.I.:  62, 66
  • Rockefeller, John D.:  79
  • Roman, Harriet F.:  76
  • Routh, Foster M.:  21
  • Routh, H.C.:  19
  • Rudd, M.B.:  13
  • Rutherford, Millie:  9
  • Sadler, M.L.:  43, 67
  • Sally, Julian A.:  54
  • Seabrook, E.M.:  41
  • Shanklin, A.G.:  45, 47
  • Shaughnessy, Francis J.:  60, 61, 62
  • Shealy, A.S.:  14
  • Shearer, J.S.:  10
  • Shelor, Marye:  74
  • Sherman, Franklin:  52
  • Siau, L.H.:  33
  • Simpson, M. Louise:  23
  • Sirmeyer, Edgar A.:  70
  • Slade, S.J.:  27
  • Sloan, Benjamin:  14, 15, 22, 23, 41, 56, 59
  • Sloan, Earle:  27
  • Sloan, P.H.E.:  9
  • Smythe, A.T. Mrs.:  57, 58
  • Smythe, Augustine T.:  12-27, 31-37, 39, 41, 42, 68, 71, 72
  • Snyder, Henry N.:  65, 75
  • Snyder, J.L.:  13-15
  • Spillman, W.J.:  11, 17-21
  • Stackhouse, H.M.:  19, 27, 31, 39, 45, 65, 73, 77
  • Stone, Alfred Holt:  50, 52
  • Stoney, Samuel G.:  41, 43, 54, 55, 57
  • Stribling, J.C.:  52
  • Stribling, Jesse W. Mrs.:  22
  • Swearingen, J.E.:  77, 79
  • Sweeny, R.F.:  69
  • Taylor, Bessie:  5
  • Taylor, Julia:  39
  • Taylor, W.H.:  64
  • Terven, Lewis A.:  12
  • Thach, Charles C.:  43,45, 78
  • Thode, J.J.:  22
  • Tillman, Henry C.:  70-74
  • Tillman, Lona:  68, 78
  • Timberlake, C.G.:  33
  • Tompkins, F.G.:  42
  • Tripp, W.A., Dr.:  19
  • True, A.C.:  2, 3, 8, 10, 11 14, 19, 37, 58
  • Tucker, William C.:  15, 21, 55
  • Verner, E.E.:  59
  • Walher, John E.:  47
  • Wannamaker, Minnie B.:  6-9, 11, 33, 38, 47, 59
  • Watson, E.J.:  8, 47, 57
  • Weatherford, W.D.:  5, 28
  • Welch, Robert H.:  38
  • Welch, Robert T.:  36
  • Weston, W.W. Mrs.:  5
  • White, H.C.:  4, 5
  • Williams, John Sharp:  13
  • Williford, F.A. cadet:  63, 65
  • Willom, John O.:  76
  • Wilson, E.L.:  9, 11
  • Wilson, George L.:  2, 3, 11, 13
  • Wilson, Robert:  76
  • Wolfe, R.S. cadet:  63, 64
  • Wyndham, L.T. cadet:  63, 65
  • Zachary, John R.:  5, 13
  • Zeigler, M.E.:  12

Subject(s)

  • Adams funds:  38
  • Admissions requirements:  46
  • Agricultural building:  2,3, 14
  • Agricultural train (see: Extension train):  
  • Alcohol use:  1, 20, 21, 30, 41, 42, 54, 65
  • Alumni in New York:  41
  • Barracks:  48, 61, 66, 71
  • Board of Trustees Minutes:  31, 37, 52, 53, 62
  • Breakage reports:  22, 23
  • Budget:  45, 77
  • Building inventory:  4
  • By-Laws:  80
  • Cadet dismissal:  63, 64
  • Cadet fund:  47, 61
  • Calhoun, John C., letters:  44
  • Calhoun, S.C. Constable:  67
  • Carnegie units:  66, 69
  • Catholic Church, religious services:  52
  • Cattle quarantine regulatons:  54
  • Chemistry and Geology course:  77
  • Chemistry Department:  7, 31, 45
  • Cherry Station:  5
  • Civil Engineering curriculum:  62
  • Coal consumption:  5, 8, 33, 42
  • Commandant Post:  69
  • Convict labor:  15, 59-61, 64, 65, 68, 74
  • Dairy herd:  10, 26
  • Dancing Club:  77
  • Dike investigation:  44, 46
  • Discipline Committee:  63, 65
  • Drainage of swamp lands:  54
  • Employees roster 1909:  67
  • Engineering Department:  70-73, 75-77
  • Entomology Board:  52, 56
  • Entomology Division:  59
  • Entrance requirements:  42, 66
  • Erskine College faculty:  56, 75
  • Experiment Station:  7, 36-38, 41, 42, 54-56, 58, 64, 67
  • Experiment Station budget:  46
  • Experiment Station library:  37
  • Extension work recommendations:  41
  • Faculty (see also: names of individuals):  66, 69
  • Farm expenditures:  41
  • Fertilizer building:  38, 42
  • Fertilizer sales:  1
  • Fertilizer tax:  20
  • Fire escapes:  28, 29
  • Football schedule:  59
  • Geology Department:  75, 80
  • Graduates:  15
  • Greenhouse:  22, 26, 33
  • Grounds maintenance (see: Kelsey and Guild):  
  • Gymnasium:  31, 46
  • Hampton Monument unveiling:  38
  • Hatch Funds:  38
  • Heat, Light and Water Department:  46, 67, 68
  • Heating costs:  20
  • High School Act:  43
  • History Department receipts:  8
  • Holidays at Christmas:  38
  • Hopkins Land:  22
  • Hopkins vs. Clemson College:  38
  • Housing:  38, 69
  • Ice plant:  65
  • Income:  72
  • Inspection:  18
  • Jamestown Exposition:  41, 43-45, 50
  • Laundry:  1, 47
  • Library:  5, 9, 8, 11, 12, 25, 27, 31, 46, 66
  • Map corrections:  18
  • Mathematics Department:  7, 8, 46, 71
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Dept.:  7, 31, 33, 37, 46, 48-50, 57, 62, 67
  • Mess Hall:  73
  • Methodist Church, Clemson:  62
  • Military Department:  1, 9, 46, 74
  • Milk production:  45
  • Mining bill:  4
  • Museum:  31, 46
  • Newman, C.L., resignation:  62
  • Norris Medal:  43, 52, 54, 56-58
  • Pensions for professors:  37
  • Physics Division:  10
  • Power Plant:  65
  • President, Reports of:  69
  • Printery:  47
  • Red spider investigation:  74
  • Retirement allowances:  65
  • Roads and travel:  5
  • Salaries:  8, 67, 73
  • Scholarships:  77, 79
  • Senior Class 1907:  54
  • Severage Rept.:  16
  • Silos:  75, 77
  • State Entomologist appointment:  38
  • State fair:  50, 52, 55
  • Students, moral condition:  59
  • Taylor, George, resignation:  28, 36-38
  • Teacher registrations roster:  15
  • Telephone system:  46
  • Textile Department:  8, 18, 31, 45, 48, 57, 66, 76
  • Tick eradication:  66
  • Tillman, Ben, portrait:  64
  • Tillman Hall:  6
  • Trolley line:  69
  • Truck farm:  59
  • Uniforms:  13, 17
  • Vegetable production:  41
  • Veterinarian:  46, 63
  • Veterinary Division:  8
  • Wood Work Division:  47, 72

Title(s)

  • American Agriculturalist:  31
  • Charleston News and Courier:  35
  • Farm and Factory (newspaper):  49
  • Greenville News:  78, 79
  • News and Courier (Charleston):  63
  • The State (newspaper):  23, 58-60, 62
  • Tiger:  79

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

 January 1902-July 1903 

Contents

Request for materials from W.M. Riggs; International Correspondence School and Clemson College Honorable Discharge certificates for W.F. Johnson; butcher's account; correspondence with Henry E. Alvord re: pedigree of cattle and Dairying; recommendations for Albert F. Conradi; account of fertilizer sales; student statistics 1893-1903 (photocopy); notes re: cadet discipline; reports from Edgar A. Sirmeyer (Military Dept); "Application for the withdrawal of Alcohol, free of tax...for the sole purpose of preserving specimens..."; Reports on Water Works and Fire Protection from W.M. Riggs; extract from Mell's report to the Board, March 1903; correspondence with P.T. Brodie, Arthur Buist Bryan, Benjamin R. Tillman; correspondence leading up to appointment of Clifford B. Griswold

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 August-October 1903 

Contents

Hon. Wyatt Aiken, mail carriers, issue of ordinance stores to colleges, BRT, Adjutant General concerning number of hours spent on military training, bonds, Oconee Telephone Company.

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 November-December 1903 

Contents

Benjamin Ryan Tillman, Alvord, convention of Association of American Agricultural Colleges and Experimental Stations, bond, invitations, A. C. True (USDA), new Agriculture building, E. W. Allen (USDA) cards, Walter M. Riggs.

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 January 1904 

Contents

Value of buildings at Clemson (1904), list of calls and formal inspection of barracks of students, president notes on military duty hours, resolution of Trustees on discipline and control, H. C. White (Amendment to mining bill), J. E. Wannamaker, Hon. T. H. Rainsford (bill relating to the establishment of experimental stations in SC), resolution by SC Experimental Station, Hon. J. E. Tindal.

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 February-March 1904 

Contents

Tindal, Allen, J. R. Zachary (Office of Board of County Commissioners), letters concerning the roads running through Clemson, Benjamin Ryan Tillman, President of Wofford College (Association of Colleges of South Carolina), War Department, Benjamin Ryan Tillman, R. W. Simpson Attorney.

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 April 1904 

Contents

Alvord, Benjamin Ryan Tillman, general orders-War Department, L. A. Sease (Board), special orders - headquarters Atlantic Division, Oconee Telephone Company, True (USDA).

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 May 2-16, 1904 

Contents

Capt. C. L. Beckurts (report of inspection of Military Department), Annual report of the president to the Board of Trustees, BRT, Tindal, Mary H. Ames (accepting librarian of Clemson), Wannamaker, E. R. Hills (Assistant Adjutant General), Col. R. W. Simpson, Sease, A. M Redfern (college physician), War Department circular, T. G. Poats (physics).

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 May 17-31, 1904 

Contents

W. J. Spillman (USDA), Mell’s reply to Beckurt’s report, Geo. L. Wilson (Magistrate, Oconee County) special orders War Department, Sease, N. N. Keyser.

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 June 1904 

Contents

Henry Metcalf, BRT, Wannamaker, M. E. Zeigler (House of Representatives), Simpson, A. T. Smythe (Experiment Station committee).

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 July 1904 

Contents

Zackary, Sease, John Sharp Williams, Aiken, J. L. Snyder (Agricultural College-Michigan), M. L. Donaldson (Board), R. W. Simpson, G. A. Parker (American Civic Association).

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 August 1904 

Contents

BRT, Tindal, Smythe, True (USDA), Benjamin Sloan (President of USC about centennial of the university, Wannamaker, Parker, built or planned roads.

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 September 1904 

Contents

List of professors who have resigned, A. W. McSwain, list of Clemson Graduates filling prominent positions, Smythe, Snyder, BRT, Wannamaker, Aiken, Simpson.

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 October-November 1904 

Contents

Simpson, Tindal, A. F. Lever, BRT, Redfern, John G. Richards, Jr.

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 December 1904 

Contents (for folders 14-15)

Sease, BRT, Simpson, Wannamaker, Smythe, W. W. Allen (office of Experimental Stations), letter to Tillman describing conditions at the college, Spillman, Donaldson.

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 January 1905 

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 February-March 1905 

Contents (for folders 16-17)

Smythe, Wannamaker, letters to the parents of cadets dismissed from Clemson for discipline reasons, Spillman, BRT, reorganization of the Agricultural Department, Internal Revenue form 431A.

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 April 1905 

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 May 1905 

Contents (for folders 18-19)

Seth Thomas Clock Company (clock in the tower of Tillman Hall), IRS proof as to the use of alcohol for scientific purposes, Charles S. Dogget (application for Textile Department position), resignation of Haven Metcalf, resignation of S. W. Reaves, electrical breakage (September 1905), treatment of the “rats”.

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 June 1905 

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 July 1905 

Contents (for folders 20-21)

Breakage (October), McSwain hired in Textile Department, schedule for passenger coach to run for Agricultural Extension, YMCA constitution, landscape work at the college.

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 August 1905 

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 September 1905 

Contents

Legislation to provide for an increased appropriation to the agricultural experiment stations.

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 October 1905 

Contents (for folders 23-24)

Lever, Smythe, Hon. C. H. Carpenter (Senate), P. L. Hardin (Senate), Simpson, J. R. Blake (Senate), a bill (Lever HR 12612) in the House, report of Agricultural Experiment Station.

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 November 1905 

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 December 1905 

Contents (for folders 25-26)

D. W. Daniel request for raise, Donaldson, Sease, D. B. Johnson (Winthrop), Bowen (Board), Harlan P. Kelsey (landscape architect), Matheson (Georgia School of Tech.), special orders (War Dept.), University of South Carolina.

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 January 1906 

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 February 1906 

Contents (for folders 27-29)

BRT, Donaldson, Hon. Alan Johnstone (Board), Capt. Tindal’s death.

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 March 1-15, 1906 

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 March 16-31 

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 April 1906 

Contents

Dismissal of cadets, letters asking for consideration in enrolling cadets, Riggs, financial report from the butcher, letter from Charles Clay (Commandant) asking for larger parade grounds, D. W. Daniel (increase in salary).

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 May 1906 

Contents

Purchase of cows in the midwest, the state of Clemson College.

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 June 1906 

Contents

Report on Southern Railroad land near Summerville, railroad “institute on wheels”.

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 July 1906 

Scope and Contents (for folders 33-34)

Recommendations for an experiment station in Summerville, Craighead (Tulane), accreditation of Clemson as a Carnegie Institution, Dr. Henry S. Prichett (President Carnegie Foundation).

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 August 1906 

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 September 1906 

Contents

Carnegie Institution, letters pertaining to Hopkins v. Clemson College, resignation of Mr. George E. Taylor (bookkeeper).

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 October 1-15, 1906 

Contents

Carnegie, Smythe, Dr. Brown Ayers (University of Tennessee).

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 October 16-31, 1906 

Contents

“Southern Colleges”, alcohol bond, “Cost of Running a Farm and a Herd of Cows”.

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 November 1906 

Contents

South Carolina Legislation, Clemson privilege tax, Mr. H. V. Richards (Southern Railroad), Farmer’s Institute.

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 December 1906 

Contents

Agricultural exhibit at Jamestown, Parker, High School Act, 1907.

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Collected Materials 1906 

Contents

O. B. Martin ( S. C. State Superintendent of Education), J. Franklin Jameson (President American Historical Association).

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 January 1907 

Contents

Building of a new dorm, requirements for admission, budget departmental reports.

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 February 1907 

Contents

Station budget (Adams Fund), financial report, departmental reports, telephone extensions.

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 March 1907 

Contents

Resignation of Capt. Clay, cadet fund statement, separation of experiment stations from Clemson, J. C. Minus.

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 April 1907 

Contents

Civil Engineering degree authorized, report of Textile Department.

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 May 1-15, 1907 

Contents

Resignation of Capt. Clay, report of Engineering Department (1906-1907), letters recommending J. C. Minus as commandant.

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 May 16-31, 1907 

Contents

Jamestown Exposition; invitation to the International Conference of Cotton Growers, Spinners, and Manufacturers.

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 June 1907 

Contents

Inventory of property of South Carolina State Board of Entomology, Albert F. Conradi (State Entomologist to Clemson), Kelsey, wells in S.C., M. F. Ansell (Governor of S.C), D. K. Norris bequest.

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 July 1-15, 1907 

Contents (for folders 48-49)

Norris Medal, Johnstone, loans for experiment station at Summerville, Kelsey.

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 July 16-31, 1907 

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 August 1907 

Contents (for folders 50-51)

Prof. P. T. Brodie death, Kelsey, Agriculture Department annual report (1907), Norris medal design, report of Mechanical and electrical Engineering Departments.

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Board Minutes August 1907 

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 September 1907 

Contents

J. C. Minus, convict labor at Summerville experiment station.

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Board Minutes September 1907 

Contents

Salaries per month, “Moral Condition of the Students,” Kelsey, Benjamin Sloan (USC), Clemson College accomplishments.

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 October 1-15, 1907 

Contents

“The Leaving of Coach Shaughnessy” (Feb. 1908), Johnstone, temperature of rooms in barracks, applicants for the Naval Academy.

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 October 18-31, 1907 

Contents

Convict labor used by Experiment Station, Proceedings of the Athletic Committee in the case of Coach Francis J. Shaughnessy, record of temperature tests.

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 November 2-15, 1907 

Contents

Resignation of Prof. C. L. Newman, Mell’s report to the Trustees, 1908.

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 November 16-30, 1907 

Contents

Minutes of the Discipline Committee re Pendleton Guards.

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 December 1907 

Contents (for folders 58-59)

Portrait of Senator Tillman, reports on professors Lewis and Burruss, readmission of cadets.

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 January 1908 

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 February 1-13, 1908 

Contents

Record of faculty and officers, report of Textile department, renovation of buildings, Carnegie units for high schools.

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 Februrary 14-28, 1908 

Contents

Establishment of Agricultural Experiment Station, recommendation of W. Austin Boggs as constable in town of Calhoun, general reports from Riggs.

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 March 1908 

Contents

Employees of Clemson College (1909), rules governing sales made from heat, light and water department, use of convict labor at Clemson College, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (retirement allowance plan).

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 April 1908 

Contents (for folders 63-64)

Riggs letters, President’s report to the board, D. H. Rawl, “Electric Railroad to Calhoun”, “Heat, Light, and Water Division”, “Closet Installation”, Carnegie Foundation (requirements), report on the test of Bristol Recording Wattmeter, letters concerning Minus, Henry C. Tillman, Mell’s resignation.

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 May 1908 

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 June 1908 

Contents

Budget for engineering departments, various budget reports.

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 July-August 1908 

Contents

Tillman, minutes of Executive Committee meeting, by-laws of Clemson Law Club, departmental report, Henry Tillman.

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 September-December 1908 

Contents

Letter from H. Tillman to Riggs regarding Mell, J. C. Littlejohn, resignation of Goodman (Superintendent of Construction and Repair), “Specifications of Cooking Apparatus for Clemson,” Sen. Tillman.

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 January 1909 

Contents

H. C. Tillman, Johnstone, Manning, religious aspect of Clemson College, report of Military Department (Stokes), “Red Spider”.

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 February-March 1909 

Contents (for folders 69-70)

Quotations from various college Presidents on education, Tillman, A. F. McKissick to Riggs, Conradi, report of Engineering Department.

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 April 1909 

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 May 1909 

Contents

Chesterfield Scholarships at Clemson, student dances, memorandum of changes suggested in by-laws, suggestions for a possible budget for the college.

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 June 1909 

Contents (for folders 72-73)

Lorna Tillman, Riggs as acting president, letter from Mell to J. D. Rockefeller concerning YMCA building, Scholarship outlines

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 July-August 1909 

Contents

By-laws revisions

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 September 1909 

Contents

Collected Materials

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 October 1-12, 1909 

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 October 13-31, 1909 

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 November 1909 

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 December 1-11, 1909 

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 December 13-30, 1909 

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Newpaper articles concerning Mell's resignation 1909-1910 

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Biographical materials and writings 

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Cadet discharges 1905-1907 

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 Undated 

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