TILLMAN, Benjamin Ryan, 1847-1918


Library of Congress

Guide to Research Collections

Clemson University
Special Collections
Clemson, SC
Papers: 1767-1950 (bulk 1890-1918). 45.5 cubic feet. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, scrapbooks, photographs, and other items relating to gubernatorial and senatorial service and family papers. Topics include silver question, regulation of monopolies and trusts, development of a strong U.S. Navy, Treaty of Paris, and the Philippine War. Finding aid.

Additional Papers: Items in James C. Littlejohn Clemson College history collection, 1900-1961; and Henry S. Hartzog scrapbook, 1818-1971, on 1 microfilm reel.


Charleston Library Society
Charleston, SC
Papers: Correspondence in Francis Warrington Dawson letters, 1881-1889.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1912. Autobiographical sketch and 1 letter.


South Carolina Department of Archives and History
Columbia, SC
Papers: 1890-1894. 37 feet and 5 letterbooks. Gubernatorial papers and photograph.


South Carolina Historical Society
Charleston, SC
Papers: Manuscript in Theodore Dehon Jervey papers, ca. 1881- ca. 1944.


University of South Carolina
South Caroliniana Library
Columbia, SC
Papers: 1865-1940. 15 items. Political correspondence, scrapbooks of clippings about his career and that of his brother, Congressman George Tillman, and an autobiographical sketch entitled “My Childhood Days.” Also correspondence in John Gary Evans papers, 1793-1940; material on Henry C. Burn’s support for Tillman in Burn family papers, 1740, 1854-1974; and in John Julius Dargan papers, 1785, 1877-1965.


University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Paul B. Barringer papers, 1828-1963; and correspondence from Senator Thomas S. Martin explaining his fight with Tillman for the chair of U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee in Walter Scott Copeland papers, 1907-1928.