James Stewart letter to Patrick Hues Mell

James Stewart letter to Patrick Hues Mell

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Stewart letter to Patrick Hues Mell
Creator: Stewart, James, 1793-1870
Inclusive Dates: 1859 August 26
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1312
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Stewart was born in Oglethorpe co., Ga., June 10th 1793, and died in Americus, Ga., February 3rd 1870. Obituary notices from the Southern Christian Advocate (Methodist) 1867-1878. http://www.sumtercountyhistory.com/death/SCA%20Obits%201867-78.htm (Retrieved February 16, 2009)

Patrick Hues Mell was one of the most influential educators and ministers in nineteenth century Georgia. For almost fifty years he served as professor of ancient languages and chief administrator at Mercer University and the University of Georgia, and he also held leadership roles in the Southern Baptist and Georgia Baptist Conventions. His greatest influence as a moderator of numerous religious and educational assemblies earn him the designation "prince of parliamentarians."

For more information, see the article Patrick Hues Mell (Retrieved February 16, 2009)in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

Letter dated August 26, 1859, Macon, written to P. H. Mell from James Stewart. Stewart is contemplating doing a series of sermons of various denominations of Georgia. These, along with a portrait of the author, will be published in the "Georgia Pulpit." Stewart wants Mell to send a sermon along with an ambrotype for publication. Stewart wants to change the purpose and name of the "Southern Methodist" and the "Georgia Pulpit" will be its successor.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Stewart letter to Patrick Hues Mell. MS 1312. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Acquired from Gary Doster in 1977.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Patrick Hues Mell papers, ms60; Patrick Hues Mell, Jr. scrapbooks, ms61; P. H. Mell geology lectures, ms1231; Rev. Thomas Harley letter to P. H. Mell, ms1517

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1859 August 26

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