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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; FHL 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. (FHL film 1000581 items 1-4.)
Snowden, Yates, and Harry G. Cutler. History of South Carolina. Five Volumes. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Co., 1920. (FHL book 975.7 H2s; film 1000580 Volumes 1-5.) Volumes 3-5 are biographical.