"S" is for Salley, Alexander Samuel [1871-1961]. Historian. After graduating from The Citadel, Salley studied law and developed a fascination for local historical records. From that time forward, he wrote continuously on South Carolina topics, producing countless articles and more than 100 monographs. In October 1899 Salley assumed the position of Secretary, treasurer, and librarian, at the South Carolina Historical Society. The discovery of long-lost revolutionary war records led him to campaign for the proper custody and care of these priceless materials.