Furman University Collections

Materials Towards A History of the Baptists

Materials towards a history of the Baptists in the provinces of Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia is an original manuscript written by Morgan Edwards (1722-1795). Edwards intended to publish a history of the Baptists in the original thirteen colonies, but only two volumes were published during his lifetime: Pennsylvania in 1770 and New Jersey in 1792. In recognition of his research, interviews, and personal archives, Edwards is often characterized as the first Baptist historian in America.