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Title A View of Saint James Church, Goose Creek, from the Parsonage, from untitled sketchbook, 1796 - 1805
Artist Fraser, Charles
Date ca. 1800
Medium watercolor
Support paper
Dimensions 3 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches (image)
7 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches (page)
Signature NA
Inscription [bottom] A View of Saint James Church, Goose Creek, from the Parsonage
Inscription Location recto
Credit line Gift of Alice Ravenel Huger Smith
Accession Number 1938.036.0070
Collection Work on Paper
Description Completed in 1719, many folk tales have become associated with St. James' Church. Perhaps the best know story, which the horse and buggy may allude to, is that of "Mad Archie" Campbell and Paulina Philp. Having bet his friends that he could marry the beautiful heiress in three days, Campbell offered her a ride in his gig, only to race out of Charleston to St. James' church. There, with the aid of his pistol, he forced Reverend Edward Ellington to marry the young couple. Campbell was killed the following year at the battle of Videau's Bridge, and family descendants have declared that Paulina was in love with Campbell and a willing participant in the marriage.
Subjects Landscape
Horses
Men
Houses
Trees
Image 002\1938.36.70.JPG