The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948

Book Reviews

tremendously complex movement in American history. Much
of it is entertaining, and most of it may well stimulate more
detailed reading and study.
EUGENE C. BARKER
The University of Texas
Summer Migrations and Resorts of South Carolina Low-Country
Planters. By Lawrence Fay Brewster. Published as Historical
Papers of the Trinity College Historical Society, Series
XXVI. Durham (Duke University Press), 1947. Pp. vi+ 134.
$1.00.
In the preface of this very readable study Professor Brewster,
now on the faculty of East Carolina Teachers College, reveals
that his "excursion into ante-bellum times" began while he was
teaching at Clemson College. While there he became interested
in the summer migrations and resorts of some South Carolina
"low-country planter families [who] once had summer resi-
dences" at Pendleton, South Carolina, just four miles away from
the campus of that state's agricultural college.
Pendleton continues to this day to echo the grandeur of a
glorious past. It is a quiet, restful place and must have furnished
repose, comfort, and coolness to the low-country planters who
lived there for about six nionths of every year. Six years ago
I had the pleasure of spending some time in Pendleton and its
environs, and at that time I saw the ruins and remains of some
of the residences built and occupied there by the planters and
their families more than a hundred years ago. Among these
ruins and remains were the homes of Colonel Barnard Elliott
Bee, whose sons, Barnard Elliott and Hamilton Prioleau, at-
tended Pendleton Academy in the early 183o's. The former home
of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, the son of Thomas Pinckney,
in 1941 still reflected the grandeur of plantation life. In this
Athens of South Carolina the "low-country summer residents"
could read the ably-edited Pendleton Messenger; they could be-
come members of the Pendleton Farmers' Society; and they could
worship either in St. Paul's Episcopal Church or in the Presby-
terian Church.

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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 51, July 1947 - April, 1948. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101119/. Accessed October 20, 2014.