|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|
|Quantity:||1.1 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder A)|
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).
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.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Rev. James Shannon family papers. MS 2472. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.