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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Commonplace book on Christianity and slavery W.0032

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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

October 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-15T15:49-0600

Language Usage:

English

Collection Title:

Commonplace book on Christianity and slavery

Unit ID:

W.0032

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet

Dates:

between 1840 and 1851

Location:

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Abstract:

Commonplace book with entries addressing a number of religious topics, ranging from church politics, theological concerns, childrearing practices, and slavery.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

Preferred Citation:

Commonplace book on Christianity and slavery, The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

General note

Title on phase box spine: M.S.S. on Christianity & Slavery

Processing Information:

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Scope and Contents note

This commonplace book includes handwritten entries addressing a number of religious topics, ranging from church politics, theological concerns, childrearing practices, and slavery. Notable entries include "Thoughts on Slavery," "Strength of Character," and "Man's Responsibility to God." Although this manuscript is undated, included quotations suggest that the book was compiled in the 1840s and 1850s. The owner and compiler is unknown.

Source(s)

Belsham, Thomas, 1750-1829 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Bourgeois, Peter Francis, Sir, 1756-1811 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Brooks, J. W., Reverend (local)

Brownson, Orestes Augustus, 1803-1876 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Bull, George, 1634-1710 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Knox, Robert, 1791-1862 (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Knox, Spencer (local)

Sharp, Granville (Library_of_Congress_Name_Authority_File)

Smith, Barron (local)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Christianity (lcsh)

Commonplace books (aat)

Essays (aat)

Religion and Spirituality (localbroad)

Slavery (lcsh)

Commonplace book Box W0032.01