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Rev. James Shannon family papers

Rev. James Shannon family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rev. James Shannon family papers
Creator: Shannon family
Inclusive Dates: 1823-1864
Language: English
Extent: 1.1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2472
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Shannon (1799-1859), educator and clergyman, in 1857 married Frances Cary Moore, daughter of Alsa and Frances Tabb Cary Moore of Athens, Georgia. Shannon was professor of Ancient Languages, University of Georgia (1830-1835); President of the College of Louisiana (1835-1840); President of Bacon College, Harrodsburg, Kentucky (1840-1850); President of University of Missouri (1850-1856); and President of Christian University, Canton, Missouri (1856-1859).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, sermons, a diary of sermons preached, essays and writings, and addresses and speeches. The collection also includes reminiscences of Rev. James Shannon written by his daughter, Cornelia Shannon White; photographs, newspaper clippings, and genealogical materials on the Shannon family.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rev. James Shannon family papers, ms2472, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Bacon College
Clergy -- Georgia.
College of Louisiana
College presidents -- Kentucky.
College presidents -- Louisiana.
College presidents -- Missouri.
Moore, Frances Tabb Cary
Moore, Mary Eugenia, -1865
Moore, Mary Henrietta
Reminiscences.
Sermons.
Shannon, Frances Cary Moore, 1818-1865
Shannon, James, 1799-1859
University of Missouri
White, Cornelia Shannon, 1851-1938

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Biographical, Geneological
 
12Reminiscences of Rev. Shannon
 
13Annotated Transcriptions of Correspondence
 
14Letters of Rev. Shannon
 
15Letters of Mrs. Shannon
 
16Moore and Shannon Family Correspondence
 
17Records of Reverend Shannon's Collegiate Service
 
18Sermons by Reverend Shannon
 
19Speeches, Addresses given by Reverend Shannon
 
boxfolder
21Book of Essays on Language Notebooks
 
22Miscellaneous Writings of Reverend Shannon (some incomplete)
 
23Miscellaneous Notes of Reverend Shannon
 
24Material pertaining to Moore and Shannon families
 
25Photographs
 
26Newspaper Clippings
 
27Reminiscences by and Diary of Cornelia Shannon White
 
boxfolder
31Papers, Correspondence
 
32Photographs
 
33Culver-Stockton College
 
oversized_folder
1ACertificate of appointment, 1856