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Citadel News Service

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November 20, 2001

Antebellum Charleston focus of talk at The Citadel

Angie LeClercq, director of the Daniel Library, will discuss antebellum Charleston and sign copies of her new book "North and South: The Letters of Emily Wharton Sinkler at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 27 in Bond Hall Room 165 at The Citadel.

LeClercq's talk, entitled "Vignettes of Antebellum Charleston and the Lowcountry," uses slides and the words of Emily Wharton Sinkler to give people a rare glimpse into Charleston circa 1840-1860 - the years in which Charleston's cultural and architectural splendor blossomed.

"Emily was a frequent visitor at the Charleston Hotel, the Meeting Street Theatre, the Washington Race Course, the shops of King Street and dances at the Hibernian Hall," LeClercq said. "She recorded her views of these wonderful sites and great events for posterity."

The talk is part of the Daniel Library Friends book club series and is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, contact The Daniel Library at 953-7691.

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