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Collection Number: 03065

Collection Title: Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890.

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Size 3.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 350 items)
Abstract Henry Melville Jackson (1849-1900) was an Episcopal clergyman and rector of Grace Church, Richmond, Va., 1876-1891, who became bishop coadjutor of Alabama in 1891. The collection includes sermons Jackson wrote when he was rector of Grace Church (Episcopal) in Richmond, Va.
Creator Jackson, Henry Melville, 1849-1900.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, #3065, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Bessie Melville Jackson of Richmond, Va., September 1954.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Henry Melville Jackson (1849-1900), native of Leesburg, Va., was an Episcopal clergyman. He was educated at the Virginia Military Institute and the Theological Seminary at Alexandria, Va. He was ordained deacon in 1873 and priest in 1874, by Bishop Johns at Wytheville, Va. He had parishes in Virginia and South Carolina and went to Grace Church, Richmond, Va., in 1876. He was consecrated in 1891 and served as bishop coadjutor of Alabama in 1891. He was sometime editor of the Southern Pulpit and on the staff of the Southern Churchman.

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The collection includes sermons written by Henry Melville Jackson while he was rector of Grace Church (Episcopal) in Richmond, Va.

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Contents list

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Arrangement: Sermons are arranged chronologically.

Folder 1

Original finding aid #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 1

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 1

Includes "For Ye Are Bought with a Price," "God Our Sufficiency," "Man in the Image of God," "Infant Baptism," "Repentance."

Folder 2

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 2

Includes "Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday," "Thief on His Cross," "Easter Sermon," "What is Your Life," and "Trinity Sunday."

Folder 3

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 3

Includes "The Duty of the Church to the Poor," "The Danger of Trifling with Temptation," "Relation of Christians to the World," "The Power of the Cross," and "The Work of Salvation."

Folder 4

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 4

Includes "Freedom by Truth," "Ingratitude," "Advent Sermon," "The Soul," and "The Worship of God."

Folder 5

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 5

Includes "Fasting: An Ash Wednesday Sermon," "The Final Judgement," "The Christian Sacrifice," "The Resurrection," and "The Gospel Invitation."

Folder 6

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 6

Includes "Peter's Effort to Walk upon the Sea," "Liturgical Preaching," "Christ: Our Example," "The Value of the Soul," and "The Lord's Supper."

Folder 7

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 7

Includes "Man's Great Ruin and Relief," "The Beginner's Difficulties," "The Responsibility of Knowledge," "The Church: A Temple," and "An Introductory Sermon."

Folder 8

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 8

Includes "Improvidence," "Christ Our Righteousness," "The Mission Work of the Church," "The New Law of Love," and "The New Stewardship."

Folder 9

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 9

Includes "The Angel's Song," "The Visit of Wise Men," "Practical Atheism," "Self Complacency," and "Faith."

Folder 10

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 10

Includes "Conference," "Prayer," "Almsgiving," "Moral Importance," and "Conscience."

Folder 11

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 11

Includes "Epistles," "The Substitution of Human Remedies," "The Expediency," "Christ, the Way, the Truth, and the Life," and "Personal Character."

Folder 12

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 12

Includes "The Almost Christians," "Terms of Admission," "St. Peter's Reasons," "On the Choice of God or Mammon," and "A Charity Sermon."

Folder 13

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 13

Includes "The Hope of the Holy Scripture," "The Reflection of Knowledge," "The Broad Way," "The Narrow Way," and "The Suffering of an Apostle."

Folder 14

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 14

Includes "The Spiritual Exposition," "The Human Will Harmonized with the Divine," "The Superiority fo Faith," "The Value of Love," and "Peace."

Folder 15

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 15

Includes "Our Interception," "Waiting upon God," "Paying Vows," "Moderation," and "A Member of the Community."

Folder 16

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 16

Includes "The [?] as an Individual," "The Descent," "The Marriage Feast," "Interpretation," and "Church Work."

Folder 17

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 17

Includes "Indecision," "Sabbath," "The Supper of the Lamb," "The Vine," and "The End Attained by Effort."

Folder 18

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 18

Includes "Law of Development," "Thanksgiving Sermon," "Parable of the Fig Tree," "Antecedent Probability," and "The Angel's Song 2."

Folder 19

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 19

Includes "The Heirship of Believers," "On Probation," "The Royal Invitation," "The Ministry of Reconciliation," and "On the Offeratory."

Folder 20

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 20

Includes "God's Compassion," "A Season of Communion with God," "Lost Opportunities," "Strength," and "The Divine Frugality."

Folder 21

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 21

Includes "Christ, The Fountain," "Life in a Risen Saviour," "Living for the Day," "A Mistaken Confidence," and "Life, A Subject of Consderation."

Folder 22

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 22

Includes "The Sin of Anannas," "An Orderly Service," "The Church's Final End," "The Internal Conflict," and "Experimental Knowledge."

Folder 23

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 23

Includes "Responsibilities of Parents," "Marvelous Unbelief," "Confessions of Sins," "A Night of Prayer," and "The Constant Presence of the Poor."

Folder 24

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 24

Includes "Witness Bearing," "The Higher Life," "The [Christians'] Elevation," "Joy," and "Faith Crystallizing in Action."

Folder 25

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 25

Includes "Series on the Lord's Prayer."

Folder 26

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 26

Includes "Forgiveness and Its Condition," "Series on the Lord's Prayer," "The Divine Condescension," and "Jephthah."

Folder 27

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 27

Includes "The Failure of a Life," "Christ the Light of the World," "Man's Indifference to the Sufferings of Christ," "Faith: The Basis of Life," and "Is Life Worth Living."

Folder 28

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 28

Includes "Three Estimates of Character," "The Touch of Faith," "The Jewish Nation," "The Ideal Man," and "Jesus Christ: The End of Creation."

Folder 29

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 29

Includes "Valve of Unity in Evidences," "The Indwelling Spirit," "Christ Exclusively," "Growth in Grace," and "The Secret and Source of Power in Religious Life."

Folder 30

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 30

Includes "A Defense of King David's Legacy of Blood," "Humanity Crowned," "Prayer Considered in the Light of Scientific Results," "The Hypocrite's Hope," and "The Deceitfulness of Sin."

Folder 31

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 31

Includes "Repression of God's Truth," "Resisting Temptation," "The Sacrifice of Christian Religion," and "The Credibility of the New Testament."

Folder 32

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 32

Includes "The Ministry of John the Baptist," "The Credibility of the New Testament," "A Christmas Sermon: No Room for Christ," "Two Ways of Planning a Life," and "God's Forgiveness."

Folder 33

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 33

Includes "Christ's Title," "The Faith of the Centurion," and "Lecture on Minor Prophets."

Folder 34

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 34

Includes "The Necessity and Importance of a Confession of Faith," "Minor Prophets," "The Hindrances to Confession," and "Christ's Offer and Man's Rejection of Life."

Folder 35

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 35

Includes "Delay," "Building on Faith," "The Sin of Unbelief," "The Beneficient Effects," and "The Feet of Jesus Annointed."

Folder 36

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 36

Includes "Joy in the Absent Lord," "One Talent," "No Need of an Intercessor," and "Drunkenness."

Folder 37

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 37

Includes "The Mystery of the Incarnation," "The Fleeting and the Abiding: A New Years Sermon," "Death Despoiled," "The Church's Increase," and "The Two Debtors."

Folder 38

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 38

Includes "The Love of Money," "Imperfect Faith," "St. Paul's Remembrances," "Forward: The Way of Obedience," and "The Gospel, a Fire."

Folder 39

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 39

Includes "Dayspring from on High," "The Church Temperance Society," "Nunc Dimittis," "The Decadence of Faith," and "Indecision."

Folder 40

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 40

Includes "Woman's Work in the Church," "The Adoration of the Magi," "Why Stand Ye Here All the Day Idle," "Haggai's Appeal for the Temple," and "Spiritual Decline."

Folder 41

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 41

Includes "Lectures on Epistles."

Folder 42

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 42

Includes "The Leper Healed," "Lectures on Epistles," "Parable of the Sower," and "The Birthright Sold."

Folder 43

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 43

Includes "Overcoming the World," "The Ascension," "Royalty and Priesthood," "Sin Finding out the Sinner," and "The Fate of Unbelievers."

Folder 44

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 44

Includes "Mt. Nebo," "The Christian Athlete," "The Tempest Stilled," "Respectful Neutrality," and "Unpardonable Sin."

Folder 45

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 45

Includes "The Power of the Resurrection," "Stephen the Deacon," "On Weekly Communion," "Experience, the Ground of Compassion," and "Incredible Things."

Folder 46

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 46

Includes "Past Feeling," "The Record of John," "Jehovah Saviour," "Standing by Faith," and "Bethal."

Folder 47

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 47

Includes "The Stone Cut Out without Hands," "Prayer the Church's Power," "The Heart Claimed for God," "The Hiriling in Religion," and "A Visible Government Inexpedient."

Folder 48

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 48

Includes "Dives and Lazarus," "Seeking a Sign from Heaven," "Immediate Salvation," "The Still Small Voice," and "The Faithful Saying."

Folder 49

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 49

Includes "The First Confession," "The Unfailing Resort," "Godly Sorrow," "The Predicted Prophet," and "The Bow in the Cloud."

Folder 50

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 50

Includes "The Christian Armed for the Conflict," "The Purchase of Truth," "The Palace of Sin," "The Final Judgement," and "Emmanual: God with Us."

Folder 51

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 51

Includes "The First Five Disciples," "The Law Fulfilled in Christ," "Jesus at the Door," "Confession of Christ," and "The Consecration of Service."

Folder 52

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 52

Includes "Character Tested by our Choices," "The Christian Hope," "The Character, Conduct, and Reward of the Righteous," "John the Baptist," "Warning and Reproach," and "The Transfiguration."

Folder 53

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 53

Includes "The Apostasy of Solomon," "The Best Last," "Blind Bartimeus," "Buy the Truth," "The Christian Sacrifice," and "Cleansing of the Temple."

Folder 54

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 54

Includes "Defects in Our System of Education," "Delay," "Dispersion and the Confusion of Tongues," and "Doctrine of the Holy Trinity."

Folder 55

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 55

Includes "Doers of the Word," "Epistle to the Church," "Forgiveness of Sins," "Good in the Midst of Evil," "Good Works," and "The Incredulity of Thomas."

Folder 56

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 56

Includes "Jesus: Lost and Found," "Joy in Heaven," "Leaven: A Symbol of the Kingdom of Heaven," "Man's Criticism of a Comprehensive Gospel," "Memorials in Heaven," "A Model Congregation," and "Nature Bound up in the Destinies of Man."

Folder 57

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 57

Includes "The Promise of Power," "Sin: Transgression of the Law," "St. James of Jerusalem," "Studies in the Life of St. Paul," and "Thoughts on the Gospels."

Folder 58

Sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 58

Includes "Undue Curiosity," "Value of Memory in Morals," and "Vision of Zechariah."

Folder 59

Untitled sermons #03065, Series: "Henry Melville Jackson Sermons, 1874-1890 and undated." Folder 59

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Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

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.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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