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|Size||1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 25 items)|
|Abstract||Methodist and Episcopal minister and professor at colleges in Maryland, Delaware, and New England. Reminiscences relating epecially to slavery on the eastern shore of Maryland when Williams was a boy, and to Williams's European travels and student life in Germany, 1869-1871; speeches while a student at Dickinson College, Pa., 1864-1865, and while he was teaching in New England, 1880- 1889; historical articles; a commonplace book; and other items.|
|Creator||Williams, James Merrill, 1842-1894.|
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James Merrill Williams:
|1842||Born 4 April|
|1865-1868||Taught at a private school|
|1868||Joined the Philadelphia Methodist Conference|
|1868-1869||Preached at Harrington, Del.|
|1869-1871||Student at the University of Berlin and the University of Tubingen|
|1871-1873||Pastor in Cambridge, Md.|
|1873||Principal of the Wilmington Conference Academy in Dover, Del.|
|1878-1882||President of the Wesleyan Female College in Wilmington, Del.|
|1882-1885||Pastor of Pine Street Church, Portland, Md.|
|1885-1886||Pastor of First Church in Concord, N.H.|
|1866||Received Ph.D. degree pro merits from Boston University|
|1886-1889||Pastor at St. Paul's in Manchester, N.H.|
|1889-1892||Pastor at St. Paul's in Fall River, Mass.|
Reminiscences relating epecially to slavery on the eastern shore of Maryland when Williams was a boy, and to Williams's European travels and student life in Germany, 1869-1871; speeches while a student at Dickinson College, Pa., 1864-1865, and while he was teaching in New England, 1880- 1889; historical articles; a commonplace book; and other items.Back to Top
Diplomas, 1868-1870; master's oration, 1868; notifications of admission as candidate for the priest's orders, 1892; letter from Bishop Phillips Brooks, 1892; certificate of ordination as deacon by the bishop of Rhode Island, 1893; and a license to preach, 1893, of James Merrill Williams.
Eight lecture manuscripts, 1880-1889, delivered mostly in New England; a work called "The Study of Navigation," circa 1878-1882, and in the last folder, a reminiscent chapter called "The Slave Train" with photostats of the first two pages of "My Journal."
Commonplace book and account book of James M. Williams.
Volume 2: 1864-1865, 1870, 1880, and 1893, 120 pp. #02252, Series: "3. Volumes, 1861-1866." Folder 11
Orations from Dickinson College and Reminiscences and a journal of James M. Williams from 1870, 1880, and 1893.
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This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.Back to Top