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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
|Size||2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1680 items)|
|Abstract||James Atkins (1850-1923) was a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; the bishop of North Carolina; the president of Asheville Female College, 1879-1889; and the president of Emory and Henry College, 1893-1896. The collection includes family and professional correspondence of Atkins; and family and business papers, 1923-1931, of his son, James Atkins, Jr., a real estate broker of Waynesville, N.C. Also included is material relating to Haywood County, N.C., schools, Asheville Female College, Emory and Henry College, Methodist churches in the South, and home and foreign missions. Volumes include miscellaneous records of the two colleges and brief diaries, 1891, 1895, and undated.|
|Creator||Atkins, James, 1850-1923.|
|Curatorial Unit||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.|
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.Back to Top
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James Atkins (1850-1923) was a clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; the bishop of North Carolina; the president of Asheville Female College, 1879-1889; and the president of Emory and Henry College, 1893-1896. He was married to Ella Maria Branner and they had a son, James Atkins, Jr., a real estate broker of Waynesville, N.C.Back to Top
The collection includes family and professional correspondence of James Atkins; and family and business papers, 1920-1931, of James Atkins, Jr. Correspondence of James Atkins is primarily concerned with family and religious affairs, with some descriptions of travels abroad and within the United States. Among the correspondents are B. B. Comer, F. M. Simmons, and Edwin Mouzon. Some items are related to educational institutions with which Atkins was affiliated including Haywood County, N.C., schools; Asheville Female College; Emory and Henry College; Vanderbilt University; and Southern Methodist University at Dallas, Tex. There are also items related to Methodism, its doctrine, growth in the South, and missionary work. Volumes include miscellaneous records of the Asheville Female College and Emory and Henry College and brief diaries, 1891, 1895, and undated. Among the miscellaneous and undated items are sermon notes, articles for publication, and scripture quotations.Back to Top
|Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-31/1|