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Collection Number: 03552-z

Collection Title: J.S. Lamar Notebook, 1859-1896

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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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Abstract J.S. (James Sanford) Lamar (1829-1908) was a Disciples of Christ minister, editor, and author, who served pastorates at Augusta, Atlanta, Valdosta, and elsewhere in Georgia and in Kentucky. The collection is a notebook containing sermon notes, outlines, and records of sermons preached by J.S. Lamar.
Creator Lamar, J. S. (James Sanford), 1829-1908.
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 J. S. Lamar Notebook, #3552-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased 1961.
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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James Sanford Lamar (1829-1908) was a minister in the Church of the Disciples of Christ. He was the son of Philip and Margaret Anthony Lamar and grew up in Muscogee County, Ga. His father was Baptist and his mother was Methodist. He was admitted to the bar in Columbus, Ga., in 1850, but became interested in the church and attended Alexander Campbell's Bethany College, W.Va., graduating in July 1854. He served pastorates at Augusta, Atlanta, Valdosta, and elsewhere in Georgia and in Kentucky. He was also prominent in his church's conventions, and as editor of the Christian Union and later an associate editor of Christian Standard, and as author of Memoirs of Isaac Errett, The Organon of Scripture, and numerous shorter works and tracts. His brother Philip was also a minister in Georgia. Lamar first married Mary Rucker and later Sarah May Ford. His oldest son was Joseph Rucker Lamar (1857-1916), jurist.

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The collection is a notebook containing sermon notes, outlines, and records of sermons preached by J.S. Lamar while serving pastorates at Augusta, Atlanta, Valdosta, and elsewhere in Georgia and in Kentucky.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 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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