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Collection Number: 04891-z

Collection Title: John Livingston Reese Papers, 1858-1860

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Abstract John Livingston Reese (1839-1899) was a native of Philadelphia who received his M.A. (1860) and D.D. (1875) from Union Theological Seminary. He later served at churches in Alabama, Pennsylvania, and New York. Letters from John Livingston Reese, a student at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., to his cousin William, a divinity student in Philadelphia. Reese discussed notable personalities including the family of Robert E. Lee and leading American theologians. He described the relations between seminarians and local churches and the daily life in the seminary. He also wrote about contemporary political troubles from the perspective of a Northerner living in the South prior to the Civil War.
Creator Reese, John Livingston, 1839-1899.
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 John Livingston Reese papers #4891-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Terry L. Alford of Annandale, Va., on 11 September 1997 (Acc. 97119).
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John Livingston Reese (1839-1899) was a native of Philadelphia who received his M.A. (1860) and D.D. (1875) from Union Theological Seminary. He later served at churches in Alabama, Pennsylvania, and New York.

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Letters from John Livingston Reese, a student at the Episcopal Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Va., to his cousin William, a divinity student in Philadelphia. Reese discussed notable personalities including the family of Robert E. Lee and leading American theologians. He described the relations between seminarians and local churches and the daily life in the seminary. He also wrote about contemporary political troubles from the perspective of a Northerner living in the South prior to the Civil War.

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