Skip to main content

Edward A. Lawrence family papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1024

Collection Overview

The Edward Lawrence Family Papers contain two small series. The first series consists of legal documents (1875-1903) regarding the property of Georgiana Shrewsbury, who married James Dacoster. The second series consists of misc. correspondence, clippings, and materials (1879-1983) regarding Edward Lawrence and his relatives, including a graduation speech he gave to Avery Normal Institute (1915) and an advertisement (1907) from Holloway's Harness Repair Shop requesting the patronage of Brown Fellowship Society members.

Collection Arrangement 1. Legal Documents

2. Correspondence and Clippings

Dates

  • 1875-1983

Creator

Language of Materials

Material is in English

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the Avery Research Center's archival holdings means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Avery Research Center claims only physical ownership of most archival materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical Note

Edward Lawrence was born in Charleston, South Carolina, on January 1, 1858. He graduated from Avery Normal Institute in 1875. He taught at the Avery Normal Institute for almost 20 years and served as interim principal, as well as serving as president of the Avery Alumni Association. He also obtained a degree from South Carolina State College, where he taught psychology and sociology. Lawrence worked as a real estate agent in Charleston before moving to Brooklyn, New York, in 1920, where he ran a real estate and insurance business. He died in New York. Edward Lawrence married Eliza Shrewsbury in 1879. She was the daughter of Georgiana Mary Holloway Shrewsbury, grand-daughter of Richard Holloway, and step-daughter of James Dacoster. The Shrewsburys and Holloways were members of Charleston's black elite.

Extent

0.25 linear feet (1 archival box)

Abstract

Edward Lawrence was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1858. He graduated from Avery Normal Institute in 1875. He taught at the Avery Normal Institute for almost 20 years and served as interim principal, as well as serving as president of the Avery Alumni Association. He also obtained a degree from South Carolina State College, where he taught psychology and sociology. Lawrence worked as a real-estate agent in Charleston before moving to Brooklyn, New York, in 1920, where he ran a real estate and insurance business. Edward Lawrence married Eliza Shrewsbury in 1879. She was the daughter of Georgiana Mary Holloway Shrewsbury, grand-daughter of Richard Holloway, and step-daughter of James Dacoster. The Edward Lawrence Family Papers contain two small series. The first series consists of legal documents (1875-1903) regarding the property of Georgiana Shrewsbury, who married James Dacoster. The second series consists of miscellaneous correspondence, clippings, and materials (1879-1983) regarding Edward Lawrence and his relatives, including a graduation speech he gave to Avery Normal Institute (1915) and an advertisement (1907) from Holloway's Harness Repair Shop requesting the patronage of Brown Fellowship Society members.

Collection Arrangement

1. Legal Documents

2. Correspondence and Clippings

Acquisitions Information

Donated by Edward A. Lawrence, May 1983

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Lancia, June 2006

Encoded by Melissa Bronheim, July 2010

Funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation supported the processing of this collection.

Funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Title
Inventory of the Edward A. Lawrence Family Papers, 1875 - 1983
Author
Processed by: Jessica Lancia; machine-readable finding aid created by: Melissa Bronheim
Date
© 2010
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is in English
Sponsor
Funding from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Council on Library and Information Resources supported the collection processing and encoding of this finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture Repository

Contact:
125 Bull Street
Charleston South Carolina 29424 United States
843-953-7608