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Collection Number: 02826

Collection Title: Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 8.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 300 items)
Abstract Edward O. (Edward Owings) Guerrant (1838-1916) was a Confederate Army officer, physician at Mt. Sterling, Ky., Presbyterian missionary, and editor of The Soul Winner. The collection contains the diary and other papers of Edward O. Guerrant. The diary was kept for the majority of Guerrant's life, with some gaps. It reflects Guerrant's experiences as a student at Centre College, Danville, Ky., 1856-1860; staff officer to several Confederate generals in campaigns in eastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia and in the Army of Tennessee, 1861-1865; medical student and practicing physician at Mt. Sterling, Ky., 1867-1873; seminarian at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, 1873-1876; Presbyterian minster at several locations, including Louisville, Ky., 1876-1885; and founder and president of the American Inland Mission or "Soul Winners Society" and editor of The Soul Winner, at Wilmore and Troy, Ky. Among other items are scattered correspondence, 1862-1917, and Guerrant's manuscript history of Kentucky soldiers in the Confederacy
Creator Guerrant, Edward O. (Edward Owings), 1838-1916.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
There are restrictions on publishing. Please contact Research and Instructional Services staff.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Edward O. Guerrant Papers, #2826, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available
  • Reel 1: Volumes 8, 21, 23-28
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcriptions of volumes 7-21 are available.
Acquisitions Information
Gift of Edward O. Guerrant of Davidson, N.C., 1952.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1aa.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Edward O. Guerrant (1838-1916) was a Confederate Army officer, physician at Mt. Sterling, Ky., Presbyterian missionary, and editor of The Soul Winner.

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The collection contains the diary and other papers of Edward O. Guerrant (1838-1916). The diary was kept for the majority of Guerrant's life, with some gaps. It reflects Guerrant's experiences as a student at Centre College, Danville, Ky., 1856-1860; staff officer to several Confederate generals in campaigns in eastern Kentucky and southwest Virginia and in the Army of Tennessee, 1861-1865; medical student and practicing physician at Mt. Sterling, Ky., 1867-1873; seminarian at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, 1873-1876; Presbyterian minster at several locations, including Louisville, Ky., 1876-1885; and founder and president of the American Inland Mission or "Soul Winners Society" and editor of The Soul Winner, at Wilmore and Troy, Ky. Among other items are scattered correspondence, 1862-1917, and Guerrant's manuscript history of Kentucky soldiers in the Confederacy.

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Contents list

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Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1aa

Original finding aid #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 1aa

Folder 1a-2b

Manuscript: "History of the Kentucky Soldiers" #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 1a-2b

Folder 3

Correspondence: 1862-1917 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 3

Folder 4

Unidentified and undated papers #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 4

Folder 5

Volume 1: Diary, 1856 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 5

Folder 6

Volume 2: Diary, 1859 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 6

Folder 7-8

Folder 7

Folder 8

Volumes 3-4: Diary, 1860 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 7-8

Folder 9

Volume 5: Diary, 1861 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 9

Folder 10

Volume 6: Diary, October 1861 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 10

Folder 11

Volume 7: Diary, December 1861-4 March 1862 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 11

Folder 12-16

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Folder 16

Volumes 8-12: Diary, 8 March-December 1862 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 12-16

Folder 17-25

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Folder 25

Volumes 13-21: Diary, 1863 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 17-25

Folder 26-30

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Folder 30

Volumes 22-26: Diary, March-November 1864 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 26-30

Folder 31-33

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Folder 32

Folder 33

Volumes 27-29: Diary, November 1864-1865 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 31-33

Folder 34

Volume 30: Account book and medical notes, 1865 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 34

Folder 35

Volume 31: Account book, 1868-1870 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 35

Folder 36

Volume 32: Book of quotations, 1873 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 36

Folder 37

Volume 33: Diary, 1872-1875 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 37

Folder 38

Volume 34: Diary, April 1875-January 1876 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 38

Folder 39

Volume 35: Diary, april 1876-May 1877 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 39

Folder 40

Volume 36: Diary, September 1877-September 1878 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 40

Folder 41

Volume 37: Diary, 29 September 1878-10 December 1879 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 41

Folder 42

Volume 38: Diary, 1 December 1879-23 September 1880 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 42

Folder 43

Volume 39: Diary, 25 September 1880-12 August 1881 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 43

Folder 44

Volume 40: Diary, 11 September 1881-3 June 1882 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 44

Folder 45

Volume 41: Diary, 6 June 1882-January 1883 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 45

Folder 46

Volume 42: Diary, 19 January-9 October 1883 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 46

Folder 47

Volume 43: Diary, 6 July-12 August 1884 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 47

Folder 48

Volume 44: Notebook, "Memoranda of teh First Reunion of the Class of 1875 of Union Theological Seminary, Virginia, held at Elmwood," 15 August-24 August 1884 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 48

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Folder 54

Volumes 45-50: Diary, September 1884-November 1885 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 49-54

Folder 55-59

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Folder 59

Volumes 51-55: Diary, December 1885-February 1887 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 55-59

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Folder 64

Volumes 56-60: Diary, February 1887-January 1889 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 60-64

Folder 65-69

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Folder 69

Volumes 61-65: Diary, January 1889-February 1890 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 65-69

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Folder 74

Volumes 66-70: Diary, February 1890-October 1891 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 70-74

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Folder 79

Volumes 71-75: Diary, October 1891-June 1893 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 75-79

Folder 80-84

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Folder 84

Volumes 76-80: Diary, June 1893-December 1895 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 80-84

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Folder 89

Volumes 81-85: Diary, December 1895-March 1897 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 85-89

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Folder 94

Volumes 86-90: Diary, March 1897-October 1898 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 90-94

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Folder 99

Volumes 91-95: Diary, October 1898-February 1900 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 95-99

Folder 100-104

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Folder 104

Volumes 96-100: Diary, February 1900-May 1901 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 100-104

Folder 105-109

Folder 105

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Folder 109

Volumes 101-105: Diary, May 1901-November 1902 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 105-109

Folder 110-114

Folder 110

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Folder 114

Volumes 106-110: Diary, November 1902-February 1904 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 110-114

Folder 115-119

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Folder 119

Volumes 111-115: Diary, February 1904-1905 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 115-119

Folder 120-124

Folder 120

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Folder 124

Volumes 116-120: Diary, January 1906-November 1907 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 120-124

Folder 125-129

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Folder 126

Folder 127

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Folder 129

Volumes 121-125: Diary, November 1907-December 1909 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 125-129

Folder 130

Volume 126: "Manual of the First Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Ky., June 1909" #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 130

Folder 131

Volumes 127-134: Diary, 1910-April 1916 #02826, Series: "Edward O. Guerrant Papers, 1856-1917." Folder 131

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Adam Fielding and Jodi Berkowitz, February 2011

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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