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Inventory of the Bank of Charleston Records, 1837-1874
Inventory of the Bank of Charleston Records, 1837-1874
|Abstract:||Records of the Bank of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. Materials relate to the daily operations and financial transactions of the Bank of Charleston. Collection includes ledgers, journals, and receipt books containing records of general accounts, deposits, loans, and exchange rates. Also included are ledgers containing the business accounts of Merchants National Bank, Savannah, Georgia, and the Bank of Liverpool.|
|Title:||Bank of Charleston records|
|Creator:||Bank of Charleston|
|Extent:||4.5 linear feet
|Repository:||Special Collections, College of Charleston Libraries
66 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
Fax: (843) 953-6319
|Call Number:||Mss 0004|
|Language of Material:||Materials predominately in English; Some accounts in French.|
In 1836, the newly chartered Bank of Charleston purchased the building at 16 Broad Street after the previous occupants, the Second Bank of the United States, failed to have its charter renewed. By 1848, the Bank of Charleston had affiliates in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Louisiana. In 1887, having financially survived the Civil War and the Reconstruction, the bank recovered sufficiently enough to become a Federal Depository. In 1926, the Bank of Charleston merged with the Carolina National Bank, Columbia, South Carolina, and the Norwood Bank, Greenville, South Carolina to form the South Carolina National Bank, eventually being absorbed by Wachovia in the mid-1990s.
Records of the Bank of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina. Materials relate to the daily operations and financial transactions of the Bank of Charleston. Collection includes ledgers, journals, and receipt books containing records of general accounts, deposits, loans, and exchange rates. Also included are ledgers containing the business accounts of Merchants National Bank, Savannah, Georgia, and the Bank of Liverpool.
The collection is described at the item level.
Search TermsThe following terms have been used to index this collection in the Library's online catalog. They are grouped by name of person, family, or organization, by topical subject, by place, and by types of material.
- Bank of Charleston
- Bank of Liverpool
- Merchants National Bank (Savannah, Ga.)
- Banks and banking--South Carolina--Charleston
- Account books--South Carolina--Charleston
- Charleston (S.C.)
Types of Material
- Ledgers (account books)
- Journals (accounts)
- Receipts (financial records)
See also: Bank of Charleston records, 1830-1921, South Carolina Historical Society, 100 Meeting Street Charleston, S.C.
Ledger contains the yearly suspended debts related to bonds, mortgages, stocks, protested discounted notes, discounted notes past due, and protested domestic exchanges. Entries also include losses chargeable to the contingent funds, state, and corporate bonds.
Account ledger contains the daily entries of bills, rates, and committee members.
Ledger contains the general accounts of the Bank of Charleston including the percentage of discount given to each account on that day.
Journal contains the daily amounts drawn in British sterling and exchanged for American dollars from the Bank of Charleston. Entries also include for who, from whom, and the city from where the sterling was drawn from. Also included are exchange rates and British sterling amounts in dollars.
Ledger contains alphabetized individual business accounts.
Journal contains the daily records of account with businesses, institutions, and banks. Banks include the Philadelphia Bank, the Bank of the State of New York, the Farmers Bank of Virginia, the Merchants Bank of Richmond, and the Bank of Liverpool.
Ledger contains the daily account records with the Bank of Liverpool.
Ledger contains separate account records, showing their beginning and ending balances. Accounts listed include cash, foreign premium accounts, expense accounts, interest accounts, and debt accounts.
Ledger contains the weekly balances of the Bank of Charleston's accounts with other agencies. Accounts listed include various banks, agents, and individuals.
Receipt book of Confederate Bonds purchased from the Bank of Charleston. Receipts include names of individuals and companies making purchases. Several receipts are marked "redeemed."
Account ledger of the John C. Phillips account with the Bank of Charleston.
Daybook recording all the money received and paid out for the Bank of Charleston.
Journal contains monthly cash and general accounts of the Bank of Charleston. Also included is an 1871 Board of Directors report.
Accounts ledger listing the Merchants National bank, Savannah, Georgia, account with the Bank of Charleston.
Journal contains foreign investment information related to individuals and companies. Entries also include credit status, amount of cotton bales on credit, and standing in regards to the Bank of Charleston. Some entries in French.
This collection is open for research.
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[Identification of item], Bank of Charleston records, College of Charleston Libraries, Charleston, SC, USA.
Reprocessed by Joshua Minor, August 2011. Originally processed by Special Collections staff.
Encoded by Joshua Minor, August 2011.
Reviewed, edited, and uploaded by Martha McTear, January 2012.