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Collection Number: 03593-z

Collection Title: Charles Edward Maddry Papers, 1903-1960

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Size 47 items
Abstract Maddry of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a Baptist minister and executive secretary of the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1933-1945. Maddry's history of the Mount Moriah (Baptist) Church, Orange County, N.C., written in 1960, other essays, and scattered other items, including a letter, 1916, from Josephus Daniels.
Creator Maddry, Charles Edward, 1876-1962.
Language English
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No restrictions. Open for research.
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 Charles Edward Maddry papers #3593, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
History of Mount Moriah Church received from Eugene S. Sugg in 1962; other materials received from Katherine Maddry Severance of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in August 1981.
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Charles Edward Maddry was born in Chapel Hill in 1876, the son of W.A. and Julia R. Sugg Maddry, and grew up in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He married Emma Parker (1881-1973) of Hillsborough in 1909.

Maddry attended the University of North Carolina from 1898 to 1903, during which time he served as minister of the First Baptist Church in Hillsborough. In 1892, he was superintendent of the Orange County public schools. Maddry continued his studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and afterwards had pastorates in North Carolina, Kentucky, and Texas. From 1933 to 1945, he served as executive secretary of the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Maddry wrote two books on missionary work: Day Dawn in Yoruba Land (1939), about mission work in Nigeria; and Christ's Expendables (1949), a collection of case histories of missionaries.

He received many honorary degrees and awards and was a popular speaker at university commencement exercises. Maddry died in 1962.

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Maddry's history of the Mount Moriah (Baptist) Church, Orange County, N.C., written in 1960, other essays, and scattered other items, including a letter, 1916, from Josephus Daniels.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Correspondence, 1907-1946.

12 items

Arrangement: chronological.

Letters chiefly relating to requests for commencement speeches or the conferring of honorary degrees. Of note are two letters from Josephus Daniels: as a member of the Baptist Tabernacle in Raleigh where Maddry was pastor, Daniels wrote on 23 May 1916 of his regret that Maddry was leaving to accept a position in Texas; in 1937, Daniels circulated a letter entitled "Reflections at Seventy-five," a copy of which he sent to Maddry. Also included are letters of appreciation from University of North Carolina presidents Harry Woodburn Chase (1922) and Frank Porter Graham (1946) and a request from Governor J. Melville Broughton that Maddry officiate at the Broughtons' 25th wedding anniversary in 1941.

Folder 1

1907-1946 #03593-z, Series: "1. Correspondence, 1907-1946." Folder 1

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