Title: Stories of Charleston Harbor
Author: Katherine Drayton Simons [Drayton Mayrant]
Description: The author's mother's copy (signature on ffep). Light blue cloth boards; front cover has gilt lettering and a color-illustrated paste-on. Spine faded and toning to top edges of boards. Light soiling and wear to exterior. Associated gift inscription and note written on ffep. Light soiling on a couple pages; handwritten notes on ffep; otherwise interior is clean. 30 illustrations. vii, 139 pages. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.
Signed ''Mrs. S. [Sedgwick] Lewis Simons / of Summerville / So. Co.'' (the mother of Katherine Drayton Simons).
[To correct the erroneous note made on the ffep, which is inscribed ''Rose Ford Howe / from Katie / Christmas 1930''. Katie was likely Rose's sister, Catherine Gadsden ''Katie'' Howe. Rose Ford Howe (1897-1987) was born in Seattle, her grandfather was William Bell White Howe, Anglican Bishop of South Carolina, and her mother was a Gadsden. Katie does not appear to have been a first cousin, but was likely a relative and close to the author's family; her brother's name was Drayton Ford Howe.]
Katherine Drayton Simons (1890-1969), who also wrote under the pseudonym Drayton Mayrant, was a South Carolina poet, novelist, playwright, and historian. She was a charter member and later the president of the Poetry Society of South Carolina. She was also the author of several popular novels. In 1997, she was inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors.
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: The State Company
Place: Columbia, S. C.
Keywords: history, South Carolina, Charleston County, Civil War, Drayton Mayrant,
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