Sarah J. Ferguson speech

Sarah J. Ferguson speech

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Ferguson, Sarah J., 1905-
Creator: Tate, William, 1903-1980
Title: Sarah J. Ferguson speech
Dates: circa 1900
Quantity: 0.019 Linear feet (3 items in 1 folder; MS 2665-2667, 2669, 2670, 2675-2677, 2680, 2681, and 2685-2695 housed together in 1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of one original speech (circa 1900) prepared by Sarah J. Ferguson and given at the Fairview Church in Cherokee County, Georgia. In the speech Ms. Ferguson speaks of the development of sunday school in the south. Also included in the collection is a transcription and an explanation of the speech by Ms. Ferguson's grandson William Tate, a former dean of the University of Georgia.
Coll. Number: ms2685(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Sarah J. Ferguson was born in 1905 and was the grandmother of William Tate, former dean of the University of Georgia.

William Tate was born in Calhoun, Georgia on September 21, 1903 and raised on a farm in Fairmount. His father, Philip May Tate, established the marble industry in Pickens County, and was also the first president of the Calhoun National Bank. His mother, Edna Ferguson Tate, managed the farm at Fairmount following her husband's death and served as President of the Fairmount Bank and principal of the local high school.


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Index Terms

Fairview Church (Cherokee County, Ga.).
Ferguson, Sarah J., 1905- -- Oratory
Sunday schools--Southern States--History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sarah J. Ferguson speech, circa 1900. MS 2685(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials held in the following collections of this repository: Tate bible record, 1758-1897; Tate family papers, [ca. 1849-1975] {bulk 1922-1961); William Tate family papers, [ca. 1830-1992]; William and Susan Tate, 1956-1975.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Speech, transcription, explanation