L. O. Dawson Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection is primarily made up of incoming correspondence to L.O. Dawson, a Baptist minister in west Alabama and east Mississippi at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. There are letters from family members and friends as well as correspondence with members of the various religious organizations with which Dawson was affiliated.
- 1893 - 1904
- Dawson, Lemuel Orah (Author, Person)
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Biographical / Historical
He was, for thirty-two years, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He then moved to Edgewood Baptist Church in Birmingham which was renamed in his honor following his retirement. While living in Birmingham Dawson also served as professor of Bible and Church History at Howard College (now Samford University). He was active in the Alabama Baptist Convention throughout his career.
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Contains incoming correspondence to L.O. Dawson, a Baptist minister in west Alabama and east Mississippi at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century, including letters from family members and friends as well as correspondence with members of the various religious organizations with which Dawson was affiliated.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Wade Hall, 2009
- Guide to L.O. Dawson Papers
- Finding aid created by Martha Bace, October 2009
- October 2009
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