Strangers to Us All Lawyers and Poetry

Belton O'Neall Townsend

(1855-    )
South Carolina

"A native of Bennettsville, S.C., lawyer, writer, Florence, S.C. community leader." [Archival Note, James A. Rogers Library, Francis Marion University, South Carolina]

"Planter, poet, and lawyer of Florence County, S.C.; born 1855; graduate of University of South Carolina, 1873; son of B.D. Townsend, who owned plantations in Marlboro, Chesterfield, and Darlington Counties . . . ." [Source: Archival Note, Belton O'Neall Townsend Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina]


Belton O'Neall Townsend, Plantation Lays, and Other Poems (Columbia, South Carolina: C.A. Calvo, jr. printer, 1884) [online text] (Freeport, New York: Books for Libraries Press, 1971)

Writings: Articles

Belton O'Neall Townsend, South Carolina Morals, 39 Atlantic Monthly 467-476 (1877)

____________________, The Political Condition of South Carolina 39 Atlantic Monthly 177-194 (February, 1877)

Research Resources

Belton O'Neall Townsend Papers
South Caroliniana Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina

Townsend Papers
James A. Rogers Library
Francis Marion University
Florence, South Carolina