Title of Collection

James Shannon Papers, 1849-1857

Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date

2-24-2020

Inclusive Dates--Span

1849-1857

Inclusive Dates--Bulk

1849-1857

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.

Arrangement

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

Subjects


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

Language

ENGLISH

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

Processed

Finding Aid created by

Mac Ice and Amanda Dietz

Description

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

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