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Scope and Content Note

These papers include six issues of the Millennial Harbinger dating from 1849-1857 that were owned by James Shannon.

Biographical Note

In 1849 James Shannon was President of Bacon College in Harrodsburg, Kentucky and from 1856-1859 he was President at Christian University in Canton, Missouri. Throughout these years he was an ardent defender of slavery and a frequent contributor to church papers such as Alexander Campbell’s Millennial Harbinger.

Donor Note

Purchased for collection.


Millennial Harbinger issues are arranged in chronological order.

Content List

Box 1
[Finding Aid]
Millennial Harbinger, March 1849
Millennial Harbinger, May 1849
Millennial Harbinger, June 1849
Millennial Harbinger, January 1856
Millennial Harbinger, May 1857
Millennial Harbinger, July 1857


Churches of Christ -- History -- 19 th century
Shannon, James
McGarvey, John William



Extent of Collection

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #505

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Mac Ice and Amanda Dietz


Finding aid for the James Shannon Papers, 1849-1857.


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