Document Type

Finding Aid

Publication Date


Inclusive Dates--Span

circa 1900-1950

Inclusive Dates--Bulk

circa 1900-1950

Scope and Content Note

These papers include Herbert Ray Patterson’s sermons and assorted notes.

Biographical Note

Herbert Ray “H. R.” Patterson was born in Flat Creek, Tennessee, on 3 June 1873 to William Newton Patterson and Sarah Ann Pollock Patterson. He was one of seven children. He married Ruthie Sawyer in 1901 and the couple had two sons, Elmer and John. H. R. farmed and preached throughout his life and died on February 7, 1959. The Center for Restoration Studies also houses the papers of his nephew, Noble Festus Patterson, Jr. Papers, CRS MS#465 and son, Elmer and Betsy Patterson Papers, CRS MS#68.

Donor Note

Katie and Sarah Coldwell


Materials remain in the order they were received.

Content List

Box 1:
[first folder] finding aid
Sermon notebooks: (1 of 3)
Sermon notebooks: (2 of 3)
Sermon notebooks: (3 of 3)
Sermon binder
Typed sermons: (1 of 4)
Typed sermons: (2 of 4)
Typed sermons: (3 of 4)
Typed sermons: (4 of 4)
Loose notes and sermons



Extent of Collection

0.75 linear feet (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscripts #526

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

Amanda Dietz ands Mac Ice


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