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February 6, 1778  is the birthday of Italian poet Ugo Foscolo. We have the 8 volume collection of his works "Opere edite e postume." It is in the native Italian and was published in 1850.

February 6, 1778 is the birthday of Italian poet Ugo Foscolo. We have the 8 volume collection of his works "Opere edite e postume." It is in the native Italian and was published in 1850.

Revolutionary War Basic Facts: when was it? who was involved? where was it? what was it? why did it happen?

Revolutionary War Basic Facts: when was it? who was involved? where was it? what was it? why did it happen?

Some Revolutionary War-era treasures...Rare Aug 1776 copy of SC and American General Gazette with first printing of Declaration of Independence in S.C. Also; various pamphlets, maps, a letter written by Francis Marion prior to 1780 Siege of Charleston, Dr. David Ramsey's 1793 History of the American Revolution, Fort Sullivan (Fort Moultrie) on 06/28/1776 in John Drayton's 1821 "Memoirs of the American Revolution" and a view of Charles Town after the attack on Fort Sullivan published…

Some Revolutionary War-era treasures...Rare Aug 1776 copy of SC and American General Gazette with first printing of Declaration of Independence in S.C. Also; various pamphlets, maps, a letter written by Francis Marion prior to 1780 Siege of Charleston, Dr. David Ramsey's 1793 History of the American Revolution, Fort Sullivan (Fort Moultrie) on 06/28/1776 in John Drayton's 1821 "Memoirs of the American Revolution" and a view of Charles Town after the attack on Fort Sullivan published…

C.1875 photograph of William Watts Ball in a frame, perhaps, made by his mother Eliza or another family member.

C.1875 photograph of William Watts Ball in a frame, perhaps, made by his mother Eliza or another family member.

On February 17 in 1864, Charleston's very own civil war submarine, The H. L. Hunley fought with and sank the union warship, the USS Housatonic. This feat makes The Hunley the first submarine to do so. We have an extensive collection of Hunley related material for your viewing pleasure...

On February 17 in 1864, Charleston's very own civil war submarine, The H. L. Hunley fought with and sank the union warship, the USS Housatonic. This feat makes The Hunley the first submarine to do so. We have an extensive collection of Hunley related material for your viewing pleasure...

View of the bow of a model of the CSS Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship.

View of the bow of a model of the CSS Hunley, the first submarine to sink a ship.

Gorget engraved for Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Vanall, 1749-1752, Charleston, 5 ½” width. From the collections of the Charleston Museum.

Gorget engraved for Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, John Vanall, 1749-1752, Charleston, 5 ½” width. From the collections of the Charleston Museum.

Heroes of the Revolution  Eliza Pinckney by by TheLazyBeeBookstore, $3.99

Heroes of the Revolution Eliza Pinckney by by TheLazyBeeBookstore, $3.99

H Hunley Civil War | The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sits in a conservation tank ...

H Hunley Civil War | The Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sits in a conservation tank ...

For Martin Luther King day we featured some of our holdings by African American and abolitionist authors...we found works by Paul Laurence Dunbar(1872-1906) Mary Weston Fordham(1844–1905), W.E.B Du Bois(1868-1963), Booker T. Washington(1856-1915), Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) and James Baldwin(1924-1987), Lydia Maria Child(1802-1880) and an 1852 People's Illustrated Edition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

For Martin Luther King day we featured some of our holdings by African American and abolitionist authors...we found works by Paul Laurence Dunbar(1872-1906) Mary Weston Fordham(1844–1905), W.E.B Du Bois(1868-1963), Booker T. Washington(1856-1915), Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) and James Baldwin(1924-1987), Lydia Maria Child(1802-1880) and an 1852 People's Illustrated Edition of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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