Edward Fenwick letter book, 1723-1727

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/vj4tp

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Fenwick, Edward.
Title: Edward Fenwick letter book, 1723-1727
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 124
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of Edward Fenwick’s letter book, circa 1783
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Loan of George Jones Fenwick, 1954

Custodial History

George Jones Fenwick was a descendent of Edward Fenwick.


[after identification of item(s)], Edward Fenwick letter book, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Staff acquired the collection as part of the Rose Library's holdings in Southern history. George Fenwick Jones placed the Fenwick letter book at Emory University on permanent deposit but then requested that it be given to the South Carolina Historical Society. Emory had previously produced a negative microfilm of the item for the South Carolina Historical Society. After placing the item at the South Carolina Historical Society, they provided Emory with a positive copy of this microfilm. The South Carolina Historical Society holds the letter book and the negative microfilm reel.


Arranged and described at the item level by Meaghan O'Riordan, November 2020.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Edward Fenwick was a South Carolina plantation owner and Loyalist to the British Crown during the Revolutionary War. He was the son of Edward Fenwick (1720-1775), a Johns Island and Charleston, South Carolina, plantation owner and member of the South Carolina General Assembly. Edward Fenwick's estate was confiscated by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1782, and he moved to England in 1783. He returned to South Carolina some time before 1785. In March 1785 his property was restored to him, but he was required to leave the state within a year.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one microfilm reel copy of a letter book of Edward Fenwick. The text in the book is formatted like letters but may have served more as a diary or journal. In the front of the book is a record of Fenwick's accounting.

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Arranged chronologically.

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MF1 - Letter book, 1723-1727