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Guide to the John H. Bryson letter MSS.0227

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2012-11-27T19:22-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

November 2012
Collection Title:

John H. Bryson letter

Unit ID:

MSS.0227

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item, 1 piece)

Dates:

1891 March 12

Abstract:

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.

creator

Bryson, John H. , 1831-1897

Scope and Contents note

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.

Preferred Citation:

John H. Bryson letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Biographical/Historical note

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.

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Source(s)

Alabama (localbroad)

Community and Place (localbroad)

Government, Law and Politics (localbroad)

Huntsville (Ala.) (lcsh)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Presbyterian Church - Clergy (lcsh)

Religion and Spirituality (localbroad)

Letter Box 433