Presbyterian History Collections

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Presbyterian History Collections

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Collections from the Austin Seminary Archives that document Presbyterianism in Texas and the Southwest.

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Title page of Life and Campaigns of Lieut.-Gen. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall Jackson), by Prof. R. L. Dabney
Title page of Life and Campaigns of Lieut.-Gen. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall Jackson), by Prof. R. L. Dabney. After serving as a chaplain to the Stonewall Brigade during the Civil War, Dabney wrote this biography of Stonewall Jackson at the request…

Alfred F. Swearingen to Herbert Meza re: the death of Ellis L. Green, July 21, 1971
Green, a native of Edna, TX, was the seminary’s first African-American graduate in 1958 and was ordained in the Northeast Texas Presbytery. This letter describes Rev. Green’s untimely death in 1971.

Mary E. Branch to Sam L. Joekel on Thomas W. Currie
Letter from President of Tillotson College Mary E. Branch to Sam L. Joekel agreeing to contribute thoughts on Thomas W. Currie.

Jesse Daniel Ames to Sam L. Joekel on Thomas W. Currie
Jesse Daniel Ames to Sam L. Joekel: Dr. Currie and Texas Inter-racial Work

Mary E. Branch to Sam L. Joekel: Dr. Currie and Texas Inter-racial Work
Letter from President of Tillotson College Mary E. Branch to Sam L. Joekel containing a profile of Thomas W. Currie by Branch.

Rev. Robert F. Gribble to Charles W. Dabney, June 26, 1924
Letter from Rev. Robert F. Gribble to Charles W. Dabney, thanking him for a monetary donation and an oil painting of R. L. Dabney, June 26, 1924

"The Girl I Left Behind Me," poem
This poem was handwritten by solider Pat George Bright of Merritt, New Jersey, to his girlfriend. It found its way into Rev. Jones "soldier file," perhaps because it was left behind in the church or sent to Jones for safekeeping.

E. B. Paisley, photograph, 1916
Edward Bland Paisley was a 1916 graduate of Austin Seminary. Upon graduation, he went to serve with the Y.M.C.A. at Camp Travis in San Antonio.

E. B. Paisley to Arthur Gray Jones, 1918
Letter of thanks from E. B. Paisley to Arthur Gray Jones.

Scrapbook pages: "Finis le Guerne"
Rev. Lang was an amateur photographer who kept a scrapbook of his service during World War 1, both with the Y.M.C.A. and as an army chaplain at camps in the United States and overseas. Here is a photograph of Lang on the U.S.S. Harrisburg on return…
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