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A continuing index to all published South Carolina biographical sketches is Richard N. Côté and Patricia H. Williams, The Dictionary of South Carolina Biography, Volume 1 (Easley, South Carolina: The Southern Historical Press, 1985; Family History Library book 975.7 D36c). This first volume indexes 13,300 sketches from 52 published sources. Other volumes in the set are currently being prepared for publication.
Two representative biographical encyclopedias are:
Hemphill, James C. Men of Mark in South Carolina . . . A Collection of Biographies of Leading Men of the State. Four Volumes. Washington, DC: Men of Mark Publishing Co., 1907-9. (Family History Library film 1000581 items 1-4.)
Snowden, Yates, and Harry G. Cutler. History of South Carolina. Five Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Co., 1920. (Family History Library book 975.7 H2s; film 1000580 Volumes 1-5.) Volumes 3-5 are biographical.