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LAWRENCE COLLECTION BOOKS AND PAPERS DONATED TO Bentley Rare Book Room, Sturgis Library Kennesaw State University Compiled by Thomas A. Scott 19 September 1996




Box 1:

    1.1 Maj. Jean La Boularderie de Treville–deTreville House, Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort (photos, articles, correspondence); copy of Amanda Bolan Lawrence’s UDC application, 1899; articles on Lt. Col. Robert de Treville.
      1.2 Bradford family–Plymouth pictures.

1.3 Clagett genealogy–Brice McAdoo Clagett, comp., “Ancestors for 20 Generations of John Brice Clagett and Ann Calvert Brooke Clagett” (1991); correspondence.

1.4 Lawrence Coat of Arms–correspondence, clippings, photos; Lawrence Buckley Thomas, “The Thomas Book”; Lawrence genealogies.

1.5 DeTreville family, France–photos; La Boularderie genealogy; Le Poupet genealogy; article by Marie deTreville on Battle of Averasboro.

1.6 DeTreville family, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia–postcard; correspondence; article; history of Louisbourg.

1.7 Col. Richard de Treville–copy of handwritten letter.

1.8 DeTreville family–copy, South Carolina Historical Magazine, LV (October 1954); correspondence; de Treville genealogy in a 1901 history of Habersham family.

1.9 Bolan family–article about Dr. James Bolan Lawrence; William L. Glover, “Bolan Family Records,” South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, XLI (October 1940): 162-66; correspondence; map of Bolan Hall; history of Church of the Holy Apostles.

1.10 Glover family–Who’s Who entry for Jane Porter (Bolan) Glover; 1912-13 Yearbook, Fielding Lewis Chapter, D.A.R.; 1940 letter of John Wilder Glover; slide of Glover House on Whitlock Ave., Marietta.

1.11 Rev. James B. Lawrence–1899 letter to Miss Lawrence, Marietta; “In Memoriam, the Rev. James B. Lawrence, D.D.”; correspondence regarding Lawrence Chapel, St. James, Marietta; miscellaneous clippings; booklet, “The James Bolan Lawrence Parish Hall”; reprint copy, James B. Lawrence, “Religious Education of the Negro in the Colony of Georgia,” Georgia Historical Quarterly, XIV (March 1930); copy, James B. Lawrence, “The Rural Problem in Georgia,” The Churchman, 9 May 1914; clipping book; article on Americus; Catalog of the General Theological Seminary, 1899-1900.

1.12 Robert deTreville Lawrence I–photos of R. deT. L. I and Samuel A. Cann, 1931; letters; 18 Feb. 1962 MDJ article and bulletin from 1962 dedication of Lawrence Chapel; “Family Record” copied from family bible; golden wedding napkins, 1906-56, Maryon McDonald Lawrence and Mary Waren Laverty Lawrence.

1.13 Lawrence genealogy–genealogical chart; “Description of Private and Family Cemeteries in the Borough of Queens,” including Lawrence cemeteries, Steinway and Bayside.

1.14 Lawrence genealogy–copies of genealogical information in family bibles of Lawrence Brothers of Charleston; Stephen Lawrence baptism, Wall Street Presbyterian Church, N.Y.; portrait of Samuel Lawrence; correspondence, clippings, genealogy notes; Atkinson family tree; article on John Lawrence of Gwinnett County, Ga.

1.15 Henry Laurens–copy of tribute by George C. Rogers, 1991.

1.16 Laverty family–correspondence.

1.17 Charles Lanier Lawrance–correspondence, clipping, genealogical material; pedigree charts, copies of clippings.

1.18 DeTreville family–photos, Mr. and Mrs. James MacCue; correspondence regarding French and South Carolina ties.

1.19 DeTreville Chateau–photos, article, maps, correspondence.

1.20 DeTreville family–correspondence, extracts regarding French and Louisbourg connections.

1.21 DeTreville genealogy–correspondence; booklet, Lamson Newcomb deTreville, “The Hundred Years of Lucy Comstock Newcomb,” 1969.

1.22 DeTreville family–correspondence, 1966-68.

1.23 Robert de Treville Lawrence III–1927-33, Marietta High School (clippings, 1933 commencement exercises, handwritten essays on “A Hunting Dog’s Range” and “A Neighborhood Story.”

    1.24 Mrs. McDonald Lawrence–letters and cards to.
    1.25 Maryon McDonald Lawrence–correspondence, clippings, wedding announcement, copy of marriage certificate.
    1.26 Robert de Treville Lawrence III–research notes, 1950.
    1.27 Lawrence letters, 1924-1941–RdeTL I to grandchildren (1924-28); RdeT III to parents and sister Mary from UGA (1936-37) and Ft. Benning (1940-41); John Rather to RdeT III (1940).
    1.28 Lawrence letter, 1942–RdeTL III to parents and sisters, mainly from Mitchell Field, New York and from Army Air Base, Jacksonville, Florida.
    1.29 Lawrence letters, 1943–RdeTL III to parents and sister Mary, written mainly from army air bases in Jacksonville and Savannah.
      1.30 Lawrence letters, January-August, 1944–RdeTL III to Lawrence parents and sister Mary, written from Chatham Field, Savannah; promotion to major, 3 February 1944; small photo of RdeTL III in letter of 3 May 1944; first reference to future wife Lelia in letter of 2 August 1944; copy of 

Chatham Field Liberator

    , Vol. I, No. 1 (23 August 1944), Maj. R. deT. Lawrence, Public Relations Officer.
      1.31 Lawrence letters, September-December, 1944–RdeTL III to parents and sister Mary, written from various places in the USA and beginning in November from Calcutta; wedding announcement, 15 September 1944; wedding photo from 

Savannah Morning News 

    (24 September 1944); letters from Lelia to in-laws; letter from Maj. Harold Thomas to Lelia (24 November 1944).
    1.32 Lawrence letters, 20 February – 26 September, 1945–RdeTL III to parents, sister Mary, nephew Donald Sessions, and Walter Schilling, written from Calcutta, Kunming, China, and Washington, D.C.; letter of 10 March 1945 (envelope dated 11 March) contains a photo of RdeTL III hunting in Assam Province.
    1.33 Lawrence letters, 1952-54, 1959-62–RdeTL III to parents and sister Mary, written mainly from Virginia (letter of 23 September 1961 has a return address Saigon, Vietnam); letters by Bob, Jr. (12 December 1952, 18 May 1960, and 6 September 1961); letter from Virginia Parker to Mary, Helen, and Treville (31 July 1960); letter from Lelia to Treville from Tokyo (16 September 1961).
      1.34 Program, Plaque Dedication Ceremony, McDonald Lawrence, Georgia Institute of Technology, October 9, 1994 (program erroneously gives the date 1992).

The Desolate Wilderness

Here beginneth the chronicle of those memorable circumstances of the year 1620, as recorded by Nathaniel Morton , keeper of the records of Plymouth Colony, based on the account of William Bradford , sometime governor thereof:

So they left that goodly and pleasant city of Leyden, which had been their resting-place for above eleven years, but they knew that they were pilgrims and strangers here below, and looked not much on these things, but lifted up their eyes to Heaven, their dearest country, where God hath prepared for them a city (Heb. XI, 16), and therein quieted their spirits.

When they came to Delfs-Haven they found the ship and all things ready, and such of their friends as could not come with them followed after them, and sundry came from Amsterdam to see them shipt, and to take their leaves of them. One night was spent with little sleep with the most, but with friendly entertainment and Christian discourse, and other real expressions of true Christian love.


The next day they went on board, and their friends with them, where truly doleful was the sight of that sad and mournful parting, to hear what sighs and sobs and prayers did sound amongst them; what tears did gush from every eye, and pithy speeches pierced each other’s heart, that sundry of the Dutch strangers that stood on the Key as spectators could not refrain from tears. But the tide (which stays for no man) calling them away, that were thus loath to depart, their Reverend Pastor, falling down on his knees, and they all with him, with watery cheeks commended them with the most fervent prayers unto the Lord and His blessing; and then with mutual embraces and many tears they took their leaves one of another, which proved to be the last leave to many of them.

Being now passed the vast ocean, and a sea of troubles before them in expectations, they had now no friends to welcome them, no inns to entertain or refresh them, no houses, or much less towns, to repair unto to seek for succour; and for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of the country know them to be sharp and violent, subject to cruel and fierce storms, dangerous to travel to known places, much more to search unknown coasts.

Besides, what could they see but a hideous and desolate wilderness, full of wilde beasts and wilde men? and what multitudes of them there were, they then knew not: for which way soever they turned their eyes (save upward to Heaven) they could have but little solace or content in respect of any outward object; for summer being ended, all things stand in appearance with a weatherbeaten face, and the whole country, full of woods and thickets, represented a wild and savage hew.

If they looked behind them, there was a mighty ocean which they had passed, and was now as a main bar or gulph to separate them from all the civil parts of the world.

A version of this article appeared November 21, 2012, on page A16 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: The Desolate Wilderness.

MacArthur on Duty, Honor, Country (Source: WSJ Notable & Quotable)


Gen. Douglas MacArthur, in a speech at West Point in 1962, quoted in his memoir “Reminiscences” (1964):

Duty-Honor-Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying points; to build courage when courage seems to fail; to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith; to create hope when hope becomes forlorn. Unhappily, I possess neither that eloquence of diction, that poetry of imagination, nor the brilliance of metaphor to tell you all what they mean. The unbelievers will say they are but words, but a slogan, but a flamboyant phrase. Every pedant, every demagogue, every cynic, every hypocrite, every troublemaker, and, I am sorry to say, some others of an entirely different character, will try to downgrade them even to the extent of mockery and ridicule.

But these are some of the things they do. They build your basic character; they mold you for your future roles as custodians of the nation’s defense; they make you strong enough to know when you are weak, and brace enough to face yourself when you are afraid. They teach you to be proud and unbending in honest failure, but humble and gentle in success, not to substitute words for action, not to seek the path of comfort, but to face the stress and spur of difficulty and challenge; to learn to stand up in the storm but to have compassion on those who fail; to master yourself before you seek to master others; to have a heart that is clean, a goal that is high; to learn to laugh yet never forget how to weep; to reach into the future yet never neglect the past; to be serious yet never take yourself too seriously; to be modest so that you will remember the simplicity of true greatness, the open mind of true wisdom, the meekness of true strength.

They give you a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions, a freshness of the deep springs of life, a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity, and appetite for adventure and a love of ease. They create in your heart the sense of wonder, the unfailing hope of what next, and the joy and inspiration of life. They teach you in this way to be an officer and a gentleman.

Captain James Lawrence (1781-1813)

James Lawrence (October 1, 1781 – June 4, 1813) was an American naval officer. During the War of 1812, he commanded the USS Chesapeake in a single-ship action against HMS Shannon (commanded by Philip Broke). He is probably best known today for his dying command “Don’t give up the ship!”, which is still a popular naval battle cry, and which was invoked by Oliver Hazard Perry’s personal battle flag, adopted to commemorate his dead friend.


Lawrence was born in Burlington, New Jersey but raised in Woodbury, New Jersey, the son of John and Martha (Tallman) Lawrence. His mother died when he was an infant and his Loyalist father fled to Canada during the American Revolution, leaving his half-sister to care for the infant. Though Lawrence studied law, he entered the United States Navy as a midshipman in 1798.

During the Quasi-War with France, he served on USS Ganges and the frigate USS Adams in the Caribbean. He was commissioned a lieutenant on April 6, 1802 and served aboard USS Enterprise in the Mediterranean, taking part in a successful attack on enemy craft on 2 June 1803.

In February 1804, he was second in command during the expedition to destroy the captured frigate USS Philadelphia. Later in the conflict he commanded Enterprise and a gunboat in battles with the Tripolitans. He was also First Lieutenant of the frigate Adams and, in 1805, commanded the small Gunboat No. 6 during a voyage across the Atlantic to North Africa. Although Gunboats No. 2 through 10 (minus No. 7) arrived in the Mediterranean too late to see action, they remained there with Commodore Rodgers’s squadron until summer 1806, at which time they sailed back to the United States. On 12 June 1805 Gunboat No. 6 encountered a Royal Navy vessel that impressed three seamen.[3][4]

Subsequently, Lieutenant Lawrence commanded the warships USS Vixen, USS Wasp and USS Argus. In 1810, he also took part in trials of an experimental spar torpedo.[citation needed] Promoted to the rank of Master Commandant in November 1810, he took command of the sloop of war USS Hornet a year later and sailed her to Europe on a diplomatic mission. From the beginning of the War of 1812, Lawrence and Hornet cruised actively, capturing the privateer Dolphin in July 1812. Later in the year Hornet blockaded the British sloop HMS Bonne Citoyenne at Bahia, Brazil, and on 24 February 1813 captured HMS Peacock.

Upon his return to the United States in March, Lawrence learned of his promotion to Captain. Two months later he took command of the frigate USS Chesapeake, then preparing for sea at Boston, Massachusetts. He left port on 1 June 1813 and immediately engaged the blockading Royal Navy frigate HMS Shannon in a fierce battle. Although slightly smaller, the British ship disabled Chesapeake with gunfire within the first few minutes. Captain Lawrence, mortally wounded by small arms fire, ordered his officers, “Don’t give up the ship. Fight her till she sinks.”[5] Or “Tell them to fire faster; don’t give up the ship.”[1] Men carried him below, and his crew was overwhelmed by a British boarding party shortly afterward. James Lawrence died of his wounds on 4 June 1813, while his captors directed the Chesapeake to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

After Lawrence’s death was reported to his friend and fellow officer Oliver Hazard Perry, he ordered a large blue battle ensign, stitched with the phrase “DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP” [sic] in bold white letters. The Perry Flag was displayed on his flagship during a victorious engagement against the British on Lake Erie in September 1813. The original flag is displayed in the Naval Academy Museum and a replica is displayed in Memorial Hall at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

James Lawrence’s grave at Trinity Church Cemetery.

Lawrence was buried with military honors at present-day CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia, but reinterred at Trinity Church Cemetery in New York City. He was survived by his wife, Julia (Montaudevert) Lawrence, who lived until 1865, and their two-year-old daughter, Mary Neill Lawrence. In 1838 Mary married a Navy officer, Lt. William Preston Griffin.

Source: Wikipedia
Captain James Lawrence

Birthplace of the Virginia Wine Industry

Fauquier Magazine was started in 1988 by Lawrence E. Emerson (known as “Lou”) and his wife Ellen Fox. They also founded the Fauquier Citizen a weekly newspa er which was published for years until sold about 2005 to the Arundel Newspapers. One of the early issues of Fauquier Magazine featured the efforts of my father to establish Virginia vineyards and wineries producing premium wine grape. This issue carried not only the story but also a front page photograph of Dad in his experimental  vineyard with Highbury in the background. When Dad died in 2007 (he was 73 when the photograph was taken), John Toler, managing editor for the Fauquier Times-Democrat, the Arundel newspaper in Warrenton, ran an editorial declaring that Dad was the father of the Virginia wine industry, which to some is true. When Dad started his vineyard in 1969 there were only two other vineyards of consequence in the area and neither produced premium wines. Today there are many. For example, in today’s news there is a writeup about billionaire Donald Trump’s purchase for $6,000,000 of the Kluge vineyard and winery near Charlottesville. Trump intends to continue producing 30,000 cases of wine a year.

Treville Lawrence, tending to his grapes at Highbury

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