Rev. James Shannon family papers

Rev. James Shannon family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Shannon family
Title: Rev. James Shannon family papers
Dates: 1823-1864
Quantity: 1.1 Linear feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms2472

Biographical/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 Note

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.


Index 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, d. 1865
Moore, Mary Henrietta
Reminiscences.
Sermons.
Shannon, Frances Cary Moore, 1818-1865
Shannon, James, 1799-1859
University of Missouri.
White, Cornelia Shannon, 1851-1938

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.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Biographical, Geneological
 
2Reminiscences of Rev. Shannon
 
3Annotated Transcriptions of Correspondence
 
4Letters of Rev. Shannon
 
5Letters of Mrs. Shannon
 
6Moore and Shannon Family Correspondence
 
7Records of Reverend Shannon's Collegiate Service
 
8Sermons by Reverend Shannon
 
9Speeches, Addresses given by Reverend Shannon
 
BoxFolder
21Book of Essays on Language Notebooks
 
2Miscellaneous Writings of Reverend Shannon (some incomplete)
 
3Miscellaneous Notes of Reverend Shannon
 
4Material pertaining to Moore and Shannon families
 
5Photographs
 
6Newspaper Clippings
 
7Reminiscences by and Diary of Cornelia Shannon White
 
BoxFolder
31Papers, Correspondence
 
2Photographs
 
3Culver-Stockton College
 
OS Folder
1ACertificate of appointment, 1856