The purpose of the Beaufort District Collection is to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history of our area.
Here are some suggestions to help you explain why Robert Woodward Barnwell deserves to be nominated to the SC Hall of Fame.
Robert Woodward, 1801- 1882
Prepared by the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County
Library a division of Beaufort County Government, Beaufort, South Carolina.
resources are available through the Beaufort District Collection of the Beaufort County Library. Please visit your
local Beaufort County Library branch or the Beaufort
District Collection to view or borrow these materials. Please note that
materials available only through the Beaufort District Collection (BDC) are not
available for checkout. Normal visiting hours are Monday – Friday:
10:00AM – 5:00PM; the BDC is closed on Saturday and Sunday.
may be found at the following Beaufort
County Library locations:
District Collection (BDC)
Beaufort Branch Library (BEA)
Bluffton Branch Library (BLU)
Hilton Head Island Branch Library (HHI)
Lobeco Branch Library (LOB)
St. Helena Branch Library (STH)
Web based resources:
Beaufort County Library has posted a
web page about Robert Woodward Barnwell at http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/rooms/documents/html/famous.htm#Barnwell,%20Robert%20Woodward%20(.
History Reference Center database,
(EBSCO password required for access from home)
Biography Resource Center
database (DISCUS password required for access from home)
“Members of the U. S. House of Representatives
and the U. S. Senate with Connections to Beaufort County, SC (In Order
of Date of Birth)” written by Beaufort County Library is found at http://www.beaufortcountylibrary.org/rooms/documents/html/us.htm.
Come to the Beaufort
District Collection to see these items:
- His obituary is on file in
- Beaufort County Historical
Society Papers, #27 “Beaufort’s Galaxy of Great Men.” (BDC only
for hardcopy; Microfilm available at BEA, HHI)
- Beaufort County Historical
Society Papers, #23 “Old Families of Beaufort: The Talbirds, The Barnwells,
and the Chaplins of St. Helena” (BDC only for hardcopy; Microfilm
available at BEA, HHI)
- Barnwell Family
[BDC Vertical File]
- Cited in “Newspaper Sketches
of Noted South Carolinians of the Past.” Ask for assistance.
811.5 BAR A few odes and lyrics by Robert Woodward Barnwell
- SC 811.5 BAR Dawn
at Daufuskie and other poems by Robert Woodward Barnwell (BDC)
- SC 811 BAR Realities
and imaginations … a poem by Robert Woodward Barnwell (BDC)
929.29 BAR The story of an American family by Stephen B.
Check out these materials
from the Beaufort County Library:
Entry in South Carolina Encyclopedia
975.799 ROW V1
The history of Beaufort County, South Carolina, Volume 1,
1514-1861 by Lawrence Sanders Rowland, Alexander Moore, and George
C. Rogers, Jr., 1996 (ALL)
973.78 CHE A diary from Dixie: the Civil War’s most celebrated journal, written 1860-1865 by the
wife of James Chesnut, Jr., an aide to President Jefferson Davis and
a brigadier-general in the Confederate Army by Chesnut, Mary Boykin
Miller, 1997 (BEA, BLU, LOB)
973.782 CHE Mary Chesnut’s
Civil War by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, 1981 (BDC, BEA, HHI)