Manuscript Collection


Arthur Cornwall



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Accession 289

Inclusive Dates



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

Collection Size

8500 pieces, 4.5 linear feet



Historical Note

Arthur Cornwall (1900-1979) was a resident of Chester, South Carolina and a writer, author, musician, and secretary (1934-1942) to Congressman J.P. Richards.

Scope and Content Note

The Arthur Cornwall Papers consist of personal, professional, genealogical and reference files of writer, musician, and historian Arthur Cornwall. The collection contains correspondence, radio scripts, feature articles, genealogical research notes, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Of particular value are the genealogical files which contain exhaustive research relating to the Cornwall-Cornwell and Colvin families of Chester County. The collection includes genealogical research on many other Chester County families, such as Bennett, Coleman, Feaster, Hardin, Loving, Tims, Wylie, and Yongue. Included are many community histories.


The Arthur Cornwall Papers were donated to the Winthrop College Archives and Special Collections by Mrs. Edith B. Coogler, wife of Arthur Cornwall’s nephew, P. Lamar Coogler, on November 26, 1979.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Arthur Cornwall Papers - Accession 289

LC Subject Headings

Cornwall, Arthur, 1900-1979--Archives; Cornwell family; Colvin family; Bennett family; Coleman family; Feaster family; Harding family; Loving family; Timmons family; Wiley family; Yongue family; Musicians--South Carolina--Chester County; Radio scripts--South Carolina--Chester; Chester County (S.C.)--Genealogy