James Stewart letter to Patrick Hues Mell

James Stewart letter to Patrick Hues Mell

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Stewart, James, 1793-1870
Title: James Stewart letter to Patrick Hues Mell
Dates: 1859 August 26
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms1312

Biographical/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." New Georgia Encyclopedia http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org (Retrieved February 16, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Mell, P. H., (Patrick Hues), 1814-1888 -- Correspondence
Stewart, James, 1793-1870 -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Related Material

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