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Illustrations | 2007
Transcription Milestone for The Simms Review

The current issue is the thirtieth to be published. Since its beginning
in May 1993, the two issues yearly have appeared faithfully on time. Few, if
any, single author journals can claim thirty issues. Without the support of the
Simms Society, this would have never been possible. Thanks are also due the
English Department of the University of Georgia for numerous helps.
Assistance by graduate students provided by the English Department has also
been crucial. Over the years, they have included Dr Rebecca Sexton , now
teaching in Kentucky; David Brauer; William Cole; Joseph Luke Day; Penn
Perry; Dr Brad Edwards; Dan Shaw; Jeannette Barth; Andrea Huehnlein (now
returned home and teaching in Germany); Morgan Myers; Dan Butler; and
Doreen Thierauf. The number of copies printed in 1993 was 80. The figure
has now risen in 2007 to 130 per issue.

Ann Washington Hagood, left, chairman of the Barnwell County Museum Board, and Carl Buck of Bamberg, a
direct descendent of South Carolina writer William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870), unveil a bust of Simms Satur-
day at Collins Park in Barnwell. Simms' son, William Gilmore Simms Jr., who served as Barnwell County clerk of
court from 1883 to 1912, and his wife, Emma Gertrude Hartzog Simms, lived on the property in the early
1900s. Orangeburg, SC Times Democrat (13 June 2006)