ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 940
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
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Scope and Contents: The collection consists of business papers of Andrew Beirne and his family, including his son, Oliver Beirne, and William Porcher Miles, who married Oliver Beirne's daughter. There are deeds, notes, correspondence, receipts, judgments, indentures, agreements, contracts, and account books that document plantation life while the Beirne family lived in Virginia during Andrew Beirne's time and later when the family moved to Ascension Parish, Louisiana. In addition, there is correspondence of William Porcher Miles, who was a professor, a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, and later President of the University of South Carolina.