The Resource Wicked Beaufort, Alexia Jones Helsley

Wicked Beaufort, Alexia Jones Helsley

Label
Wicked Beaufort
Title
Wicked Beaufort
Statement of responsibility
Alexia Jones Helsley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Beaufort's long history of wickedness stretches back to 1562, when Captain Jean Ribaut built the ill-fated French outpost Charlesfort on Parris Island, eventually destroyed by mutiny and starvation. Colonial Beaufortonians were no strangers to thwarting the law, from the murder of Charles Purry to the priestly misbehavior of Reverend William Peaseley. The Revolutionary War brought civil strife to the area in the form of bands of outlaws, and the early Federal years were times for the 'gentlemanly' pursuits of drinking, gambling and fighting. Reconstruction brought violence of several varieties as freedmen, carpetbaggers, scalawags and others sought to develop a new order.... [L]ocal author Alexia Jones Helsley ... delves into the history of these misbegotten times in Beaufort's history, from the earliest instances of illicit activity through the infamous Beaufort banking scandal of 1926."--P. [4] of cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Helsley, Alexia Jones
Dewey number
364.109757/99
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6795.B42
LC item number
H45 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beaufort (S.C.)
  • Beaufort (S.C.)
  • Beaufort (S.C.)
  • Beaufort (S.C.)
  • Beaufort County (S.C.)
  • Beaufort County (S.C.)
  • Crime
  • Crime
  • Corruption
  • Corruption
Label
Wicked Beaufort, Alexia Jones Helsley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Scandals and mischief on the South Carolina coast"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: something wicked this way comes -- Setting the scene: beautiful Beaufort -- "Written in blood": La Chere, Seymour Burroughs, Mrs. Bull's shoes, Bloody Point, and the Huspa King -- "Judgment is mine": Hugh Bryan writes a letter -- "Murder most foul": Charles Purry meets a bad end -- "Wolf in sheep's clothing": the Reverend Mr. William Peaseley -- "Live hard, die young": James Booth and civilian life -- "Boys will be boys": masculine entertainments -- "Wrong place at the wrong time": the murder of J. Fraser Matthewes -- "Honor" among thieves: the Duncan-Froman affair -- Conflict of interest: the Bettison-Brown-Bailey triangle -- Chivalry, Beaufort style: Richard V. Bray and the Internal Revenue Service -- House of cards: Richardson and the banking scandal of 1928 -- Epilogue: and the beat goes on
Control code
ocn708762961
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
126 p.
Isbn
9781609492632
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011012084
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)708762961
Label
Wicked Beaufort, Alexia Jones Helsley
Publication
Note
"Scandals and mischief on the South Carolina coast"--P. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue: something wicked this way comes -- Setting the scene: beautiful Beaufort -- "Written in blood": La Chere, Seymour Burroughs, Mrs. Bull's shoes, Bloody Point, and the Huspa King -- "Judgment is mine": Hugh Bryan writes a letter -- "Murder most foul": Charles Purry meets a bad end -- "Wolf in sheep's clothing": the Reverend Mr. William Peaseley -- "Live hard, die young": James Booth and civilian life -- "Boys will be boys": masculine entertainments -- "Wrong place at the wrong time": the murder of J. Fraser Matthewes -- "Honor" among thieves: the Duncan-Froman affair -- Conflict of interest: the Bettison-Brown-Bailey triangle -- Chivalry, Beaufort style: Richard V. Bray and the Internal Revenue Service -- House of cards: Richardson and the banking scandal of 1928 -- Epilogue: and the beat goes on
Control code
ocn708762961
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
126 p.
Isbn
9781609492632
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011012084
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)708762961

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