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John H. Bryson letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0227

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a letter from Bryson, dated 12 March 1891, from Huntsville, Alabama, to the Rev. A. A. E. Taylor, St. Louis, Missouri, inviting him to visit Huntsville and discussing the inauguration of a Mr. Briggs.

Dates

  • 1891 March 12

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Biographical / Historical

John H. Bryson, born 3 April 1831 in Fayetteville, Tennessee, was the son of Rev. Henry Bryson, DD, a minister of the Associate Reformed church, and Hannah McMullen Bryson, sister of Rev. J.P. and Rev. R.B. McMullen, two distinguished ministers of the Southern Presbyterian church in the nineteenth century.

He graduated from Erskine College in South Carolina, and completed his theological studies at Newburg, New York.

He entered the Confederate States of America Army as a chaplain (head of the religious department of the Army of the Tennessee, C.S.A.), serving for the duration of the war.

His first church was in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and after a short while he enrolled as a student at the University of Virginia, supplying the Charlottesville church at the same time. He spent five years in Columbia, South Carolina, and after some time spent travelling in Europe, Egypt, and Palestine, accepted a call to a Presbyterian church in Huntsville, Alabama, where he remained for sixteen years. He was the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, which met in Augusta, Georgia, in 1886. He died on 31 January 1897 in Huntsville.

Extent

0.015 Linear Feet (1 item, 1 piece)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letter from Bryson, dated 12 March 1891, from Huntsville, Alabama, to the Rev. A. A. E. Taylor, St. Louis, Missouri, inviting him to visit Huntsville and discussing the inauguration of a Mr. Briggs

Provenance

unknown

General

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Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2012
Title
Guide to the John H. Bryson letter
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

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