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C.D. Elliott Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3601

In this three-column broadside, Collins D. Elliott responds to criticisms about his role in the Nashville Female Academy by providing his spiritual autobiography and his views on religion and children.

Dates

  • circa 1866

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this three-column broadside, Collins D. Elliott responds to criticisms about his role in the Nashville Female Academy by providing his spiritual autobiography and his views on religion and children.

Biographical/Historical Note

Collins D. Elliott was born on December 20, 1810, in Butler County, Ohio to Arthur W. and Mary (Pierce) Elliott. After graduating from Augusta College in Kentucky in 1831, he became an instructor of languages at LaGrange College in Alabama. In 1835 he was licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church by F. A. Owen and in 1839 he moved to Nashville, Tennessee. In 1840 he founded the Nashville Female Academy and was its president until 1866 when he became a chaplain for the Tennessee State Prison. In 1847 he was tried for heresy over the issue of whether or not children could be raised to not sin.

Elliott married Elizabeth Porterfield on August 19, 1837, and they had seven children: Elizabeth P., Mary M., Susan R., Arthur M., Margaret A., Frank P., and Julia E. He died on July 28, 1899, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This document is the property of Special Collections.

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
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