Thornwell Jacobs Red Lanterns on St. Michaels published by E. P. Dutton & Co, New York, 1940. Hardcover, 670pp. Illustrated. Red cloth hardcover with title and illustration of St. Michael's Church in black on front cover. Title in black on spine. Spine loose and 1 tear. A historical novel about the Siege of Charleston during the American Civil War. The author, Thornwell Jacobs was born in Clinton, South Carolina, February 15, 1877, at the Thornwell Orphanage. The orphanage was founded by his father, Reverend William Plumer Jacobs. His mother was Mary Jane (Dillard) Jacobs.Jacobs learned the printing trade while he was still quite young. Later he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree from South Carolina's Presbyterian College in 1895, also founded by his father. Jacobs is noted for revitalizing and rebuilding the antebellum college of Oglethorpe University. He became its president on January 21, 1915 and continued in that position for nearly three decades. Oglethorpe University, named after James Edward Oglethorpe, the founder of the colony of Georgia, had been chartered a Presbyterian institution in 1835. It had been shut down during the American Civil War and did not successfully reopen until Jacobs intervened. Measures 5.75x8x1.50. Weight is 1 pd 15 oz. PROVENANCE: A Washington DC / Charleston SC Private Estate.