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Accession 1695

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

2500 pieces, 1.25 linear feet



Scope and Content Note

The Emma Frew London Papers consists of material collected by Winthrop College 1910 alumna, Emma Frew London (1890-1969). The papers consists mostly of scrapbooks and newspaper clippings related to Miss London’s family and her interests as well as to some of the organizations she belonged to. Included in the collection are correspondence, family narratives and histories, obituaries, church programs (weddings and funerals), photographs and negatives, diaries, and other records related to the London Family and extended family. There are also several ledgers of minutes and other records related to the Catawba-Ebenezer Township Tuberculosis Association. Of particular interest is a narrative titled “My Story” written by Emma Frew London’s mother, Emma Dora Frew London (1852-1937), about the origins of her family arriving in Rock Hill, SC just after General Sherman burned the bridge over the Catawba River during the American Civil War.


Original accession date June 5, 1988, transferred from special collections, and placed in Miscellany. Upon accession of new additions date October 9 2019, having been acquired from the York County Library, Main via Jason Hyatt, taken out of Miscellany and placed into Manuscripts.


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Emma Frew London Papers - Accession 1695

LC Subject Headings

London, Emma Frew, 1890-1969--Archives; London, Emma Frew, 1890-1969--Family; London family; Winthrop Normal and Industrial College--Alumni and alumnae; Tuberculosis--South Carolina--York County; South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives