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W. H. Rogers Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0095

This collection consists primarily of a journal that W. H. Rogers kept between 1844 and 1848. In it, he discusses his work as a Methodist circuit rider in the southeast, including the places he visits and the people he meets. The blank pages of the book have been used to transcribe a Semi-Centennial Sermon and to record the April 1877 transactions of a local chapter of the American Bible Society. The collection also houses a number of newspaper clippings, a letter requesting information about Rogers' work in the 1840s, advertisements, and an essay entitled The M. E. Church South 1844 and its Connection with Slavery.

Dates

  • 1844 August 29-1848 January 7, 1877 April, 1915 April 6

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Abstract

This collection consists primarily of a journal that W. H. Rogers kept between 1844 and 1848. In it, he discusses his work as a Methodist circuit rider in the southeast, including the places he visits and the people he meets. The blank pages of the book have been used to transcribe a Semi-Centennial Sermon and to record the April 1877 transactions of a local chapter of the American Bible Society. The collection also houses a number of newspaper clippings, a letter requesting information about Rogers' work in the 1840s, advertisements, and an essay entitled The M. E. Church South 1844 and its Connection with Slavery.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Hurd Rogers was born in White County, Tennessee on March 22, 1818. Although he was only able to attend school for three months of his life, he read widely and as a result became very well informed. Rogers worked as a Methodist minister for many years and rode a circuit in East Tennessee and Western Virginia during the 1840s. He also served as the Chaplain of the 5th Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers in the Mexican-American War and was a charter member of the Holston Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church when it was organized in 1865. William Rogers died on March 17, 1891 and is buried in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

Wallace Rogers donated these materials to the University of Tennessee on March 17, 1923.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480