FMU's library publishes Gen. Francis Marion bibliography
FLORENCE – Francis Marion University’s James A. Rogers Library has published a list of materials from the university’s collections about Revolutionary War hero and university namesake Gen. Francis Marion.
FMU assistant reference librarian Suzanne Singleton compiled the publication, “An Annotated Bibliography of Works about General Francis Marion Contained in the Arundel Room, Special Collections.” Listed are works of history, biography, military memoirs, plus film and other media. Many of these are works for children and teach values and morals.
The materials date from 1781 to 2000. The earliest book about Marion is “The Life of General Marion,” Parson Mason Locke Weems’ 1809 biography of the general, as told to Weems by Gen. Peter Horry. The most recent listing is the forthcoming book “Francis Marion” by children’s author Kay Cornelius. It was written for 4- to 8-year-olds and is illustrated with color photographs.
The bibliography was created to help researchers, as it gathers a large list of collected sources on Marion into one document. The library receives a variety of questions concerning Gen. Marion from across the country. Once the bibliography appears on the library’s web page, it will be accessible by the Internet.
A limited number of copies are available free from the library by contacting Suzanne Singleton at 843-661-1319.
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