A history of Christ Church, St. Simon's Island, Ga., manuscript

A history of Christ Church, St. Simon's Island, Ga., manuscript

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Charlton, Walter Glasco, Mrs., 1851-1917
Creator: De Renne, Wymberley Jones, 1853-1916
Creator: Winn, D. Watson
Title: A history of Christ Church, St. Simon's Island, Ga., manuscript
Dates: 1904
Quantity: 0.06 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1501 to MS 1506)
Coll. Number: ms1503(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

The center of life during the island's plantation era was Christ Church, Frederica. Organized in 1807 by a group of island planters, the Episcopal church is the second oldest in the Diocese of Georgia. Embargoes imposed by the War of 1812 (1812-15) prevented the parishioners from building a church structure, so they worshiped in the home of John Beck, which stood on the site of Oglethorpe's only St. Simons residence, Orange Hall. The first Christ Church building, finished on the present site in 1820, was ruined by occupying Union troops during the Civil War. In 1884 the Reverend Anson Dodge Jr. rebuilt the church as a memorial to his first wife, Ellen. The cruciform building with a trussed gothic roof and stained-glass windows remains active today as Christ Church. St. Simon's Island - New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/ (Retrieved March 25, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a summary of the history of Christ Church, St. Simon's Island copied by Wymberly Jones DeRenne from a letter written by the Rev. D. Watson Winn to Mrs. Walter G. Charlton, April 22, 1904. Also included is a list of the rectors from 1735 to 1898.

Index Terms

Christ Church (Saint Simon's Island, Ga.). -- History
Church histories.
Church history--Georgia--Glynn County.
Church history--Georgia--Saint Simon's Island.
Clergy--Georgia--Saint Simon's Island--History.
Episcopal Church--Clergy--Georgia--Saint Simon's Island--History.
Episcopal Church. -- Clergy--Georgia--Saint Simons Island--History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

A history of Christ Church, St. Simon's Island, Ga., manuscript, MS 1503. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Manuscript, 1904