Charles Cecil Wyche papers, 1902-1963 and undated

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Wyche, Charles Cecil, 1885-
Lawyer and U.S. District Judge, of Spartanburg, S.C. Personal, political, and professional letters and papers relating to Wyche's personal life, his early legal practice, social life and customs in South Carolina, local politics in South Carolina, his term in Congress (1913-1914), his service in World War I, the political career of Cole L. Blease, Wyche's interest in reform, and the 1924 senatorial election in South Carolina.
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Papers of Charles Cecil Wyche, lawyer and United States district judge for the western district of South Carolina, contain correspondence and papers concerning business and legal affairs, politics, and family matters. Specific topics include Wyche's support of John Gary Evans in his campaign to be United States senator from South Carolina, 1908; descriptions of Paris, Brussels, and Berlin in letters of Isoline Wyche, 1909-1910; an attempt to prevent the granting of a pardon by Governor Cole L. Blease of South Carolina, 1911; Wyche's term in the state legislature, 1913; Wyche's legal business, particularly relating to the collection of debts and suits for damages in cases of industrial and automobile accidents; the campaign of Cole L. Blease for the governorship of South Carolina, 1916; attempts by Wyche to form a regiment of volunteers for service in Mexico or Europe; the influenza epidemic of 1920; and the national and state election of 1924, especially Wyche's support for James F. Byrnes in his race for the United States Senate against Nathaniel Barksdale Dial.

Acquisition information:
The Charles Cecil Wyche Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library in 1954.
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Processed by Rubenstein Library staff

Encoded by Ted Holt, May 2008

Accessions 48-1703, 48-1803, and 67-232 were merged into one collection, described in this finding aid.

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Governors -- South Carolina
Legislators -- South Carolina
Lawyers -- South Carolina
Lawyers -- Political activity
Lawyers -- Correspondence
Blease, Coleman Livingston, 1868-1942
South Carolina -- Social life and customs
South Carolina -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950


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