Orig. pub. Charleston 1859. Reprinted 1960. Print on Demand Edition 2009 from 1859 ed. (Vol. I) and 1910 ed. (Vol. II). xxiv, 494 pp. Item #65
John H. Logan, physician, educator, and newspaper editor of Abbeville, used official records and journals kept by traders and naturalists in this history of upper South Carolina from earliest times to 1760. The first half of the book is natural history, with much on the Indians. After this, he turns to early traders, hunters, and settlers. There are descriptions of the country, the natives, and the animals and then later developments after the arrival of the Europeans, with personal treatment of many individuals. Logan never published what was intended to be the second volume of his history. After publication of Volume I in 1859, the Civil War interrupted his concluding work. His notes, which were intended for Volume II, disappeared from his estate after his death. One biographical sketch says they were lost in a fire. Historian Lyman C. Draper had copied Logan's notes in 1871 and this copy is today archived at the Wisconsin Historical Society. The Joseph Habersham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington County, Georgia, transcribed the notes for publication in 1910. This present volume, published in association with Upcountry History Makers of Winnsboro, South Carolina, is a newly typeset reprint of the 1859 edition of Volume I and the 1910 edition of the notes intended for Volume II, to which has been added a comprehensive personal and place name index.