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.
College of Louisiana.
College presidents--Kentucky.
College presidents--Louisiana.
College presidents--Missouri.
Moore, Frances Tabb Cary
Moore, Mary Eugenia, d. 1865
Moore, Mary Henrietta
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

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
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
6Newspaper Clippings
7Reminiscences by and Diary of Cornelia Shannon White
31Papers, Correspondence
3Culver-Stockton College
OS Folder
1ACertificate of appointment, 1856