John and William W. Renwick letters
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John and William W. Renwick letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Renwick, John, 1770-1836.
Creator: Renwick, William W., b. 1811.
Title: John and William W. Renwick letters
Dates: 1834-1858
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0654

Biographical/Historical Note

John Renwick (1770-1836) was the son of the Rev. John Renwick (d. 1775) who left Ireland and settled near king's Creek in Newberry County, South Carolina He married Jane Bothwell, a native of Ireland and widow of David Bothwell. John Renwick was a Presbyterian minister. Ebenezer Bothwell was the son of Jane Renwick by her first marriage; William W. (b. 1811) and Rosannah Renwick were children of her second marriage.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters to John and William W. Renwick, written by friends and family members, 1834-1858. Two letters, written by Samuel P. Pressley to John Renwick, describe Pressley's teaching position at the University of Georgia and his impressions of the university, he also expresses his friendship and mentions that he is writing articles for the Southern Christian Herald under the name "Augustine." Other correspondents include: Daniel S. Glenn; Ebenezer Bothwell; and J.T. Bothwell, who writes of goods purchased from Bothwell & Smith, the price of meat and cotton, and mentions that money is scarce. Many of the letters contain family news.

Index Terms

Consumer goods.
Cost and standard of living--Georgia.
Letters (correspondence)
Renwick, John, 1770-1836.
Renwick, William W., b. 1811.
University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Mrs. Sterling Graydon of Greenwood, South Carolina.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], John and William W. Renwick letters, MS 654, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1951.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Samuel P. Pressley to the Rev. John Renwick. Athens, Ga., 1834 April 20 ( 4.0 p. )
Writes that he is teaching at the University of Georgia, tells of courses he teaches and impressions of the university; is writing articles fort he Southern Christian Herald under the name of Augustine; mentions several persons.
Item 2: Samuel P. Pressley to the Rev. John Renwick. Athens, 1836 March 17 ( 3.0 p. )
Expressions of friendship; writes of his life in Athens.
Item 3: Daniel S. Glenn to William W. and Rosanna Renwick. Stewart County Ga., 1844 January 20 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding himself and his family; mentions several persons.
Item 4: Ebenezer Bothwell to William W. Renwick. Louisville, Ga., 1844 October 8 ( 3.0 p. )
Discusses state and national politics; news of family; mentions several persons. Renwick was in Maybinton, S.C.
Item 5: J.T. Bothwell to his uncle, William W. Renwick. Augusta, 1857 November 4 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding purchase and shipment of merchandise; includes statement for goods purchased of Bothwell & Smith.
Item 6: J.T. Bothwell to William W. Renwick. Augusta, 1858 January 16 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding price of meat and cotton; money scarce; news of family.