Rev. James Shannon family papers

Rev. James Shannon family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Moore, Frances Tabb Cary
Creator: Moore, Mary Eugenia, d. 1865
Creator: Moore, Mary Henrietta
Creator: Shannon, Frances Cary Moore, 1818-1865
Creator: Shannon, James, 1799-1859
Creator: White, Cornelia Shannon, 1851-1938
Title: Rev. James Shannon family papers
Dates: 1823-1864
Quantity: 1.1 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder A)
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 papers of James Shannon and the Shannon family from 1823-1864. Papers pertaining to James Shannon include correspondence (1836-1858), sermons (ca. 1823-1828), diary of sermons preached (1830-1857), essays and writings, and addresses and speeches. Some of these materials document his presidency at the College of Louisiana, University of Missouri, and Bacon College. Materials pertaining to Frances Cary Moore Shannon include original correspondence (1836-1864) mainly to her family in Athens, Georgia and transcripts of letters of the Shannon and Moore families (1836-1861) mainly to Frances, James, and their daughter Eugenia from various family members including Frances' mother, Frances Tabb Cary Moore and her sister Mary Henrietta Moore.

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.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Bacon College.
College of Louisiana.
College presidents--Kentucky.
College presidents--Louisiana.
College presidents--Missouri.
Shannon family
University of Missouri.

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

Rev. James Shannon family papers. MS 2472. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

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