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Francis H. Griswold collection

Identifier: SCL-MS-14232

The Griswold Papers include original typescript for The Tides of Malvern, published in 1930,and early drafts and edited carbon typescript drafts of A Sea Island Lady, published in 1939. Two final manuscripts of a short story, “Jerry,” and rejection notes from the American Mercury, Inc., and Two Worlds Publishing Company, Inc. as well as a handwritten draft of Labor for the Wind, 1927 and subsequent edited typescript drafts with the title changed to When the Wind Blows are also included. Nineteen memoranda books are filled with notes of research for historical novels. None of the photographs are identified as to persons or places with the exception of two albums filled with images of buildings, churches, and manor houses in Gloucester, England. Includes typescript describing the area (first several pages quoted and transcribed from Notes and recollections of Stroud, Gloucestershire, published 1871, 1891 etc, by Paul Hawkins Fisher). A scrapbook is filled with clipped newspaper reviews of The Tides of Malvern. A first edition, dust jacket, of The Tides of Malvern is included with the papers.


  • 1970-1990


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All rights reside with creator. For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact The South Caroliniana Library.


3.75 Linear Feet (3 cartons - including 25 bd. vols. and 53 photographs)

Biographical / Historical

Francis H. Griswold (1902-2001) was born in Albany, N.Y., and reared in Slingerlands (Albany County, N.Y.). He graduated from Albany Academy and attended Union College for one year. Tutoring jobs afforded him the opportunity to spend time in the South and at the end of his employment as a tutor, he remained in the southeast to do research in Charleston, Beaufort, and Georgetown in South Carolina and Savannah (Georgia). Doing most of his writing in Augusta, Ga., and in the mountains of North Carolina, he published two best-selling novels set in South Carolina.

Physical Location

This collection is held by the South Carolinina Library. Contact the library at 803-777-3132 or to inquire about scan-and-deliver options or to set up a research appointment. Please provide at least three business days’ notice for in-person appointments.


Also includes accession number 15033.

Repository Details

Part of the South Caroliniana Library Repository

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University of South Carolina
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