|Creator:||Durham, Roger S.|
|Title:||Roger S. Durham manuscript for Journeys|
|Quantity:||0.06 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1432 to MS 1437)|
Roger S. Durham is the director of the U.S. Army Heritage Museum in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. -- "High Seas and Yankee Gunboats- about the author." University of South Carolina Press. http://www.sc.edu/uscpress/2005/3572.html (Retrieved February 25, 2009)
Charles Colcock Jones, Sr. (1804-1863), the personification of the Christian slaveholder, was born into the slaveholding oligarchy of Liberty County, GA. Educated in the richly textured piety of the Midway Church and the seminaries at Andover and Princeton, he writhed in the moral torments of the slave system. He tried to resolve this inner conflict by forming a Christian church among the slaves of his native county as a model for the entire South. Although sometimes professor of church history at Presbyterian Columbia Theological Seminary and secretary of the Board of Domestic Missions of the Presbyterian denomination (Old School), he was most famous as founder of and chief publicist for the Association for the Religious Instruction of the Negro in Liberty County, GA. "Jones, Charles Colcock, Sr. " The Encyclopedia of Religion in the South.
The collection consists of "Journeys: a true story of the blocade on the Georgia Coast in its first year 1861-1862," number 3 of seven copies of a typescript by Roger S. Durham. This volume follows the story of the Rev. Charles C. Jones family and their dealings with the war.
Roger S. Durham manuscript for Journeys, MS 1433. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.