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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(s): 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
Shannon, Frances Cary Moore, 1818-1865
Shannon, James, 1799-1859
University of Missouri
White, Cornelia Shannon, 1851-1938

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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
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
26Newspaper Clippings
27Reminiscences by and Diary of Cornelia Shannon White
31Papers, Correspondence
33Culver-Stockton College
1ACertificate of appointment, 1856