Publication Date

January 2003


Though praised as an outstanding scholar, Robert L. Meriwether was perhaps most proud of his work in helping other scholars as a teacher, editor, archivist, and librarian, with the founding of the South Caroliniana Library as the pinnacle of those efforts. Born in Edgefield County, South Carolina, in 1890, his love of history and affection for his native state seem inextricably intertwined from a young age. This might be expected from someone raised in the wake of Reconstruction in a state that had endured so much loss and upheaval in the Civil War and its aftermath. Indeed, in many ways, his early life illustrates how South Carolinians attempted to recover from the aftershocks of those events.



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