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Collection Number: 00790

Collection Title: John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902.

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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 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 250 items)
Abstract John W. M. Williams (born 1820?), native of Portsmouth, Va., was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Baltimore, Md., 1851-1884. The collection includes chiefly manuscript sermons, articles, and a diary, 1838-1867, of Williams. The diary begins while Williams was a college student and preacher in Virginia, follows his career in Baltimore, and ends with a European tour. Also included are minutes of the Portsmouth, Va., Ministerial Association of the Baptist Church, 1845-1846; a small amount of church correspondence, 1890-1895; and a diary, 1881-1883, of the European trip of Williams's son-in-law, Joshua Walker Gore, who was a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina.
Creator Williams, John W. M., b. 1820?
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 John W. M. Williams Papers, #790, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Dr. McKim Marriott of St. Louis, Mo., prior to 1940.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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John W. M. Williams (born 1820?), native of Portsmouth, Va., was the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Baltimore, Md., 1851-1884. He married Corinthia Read of Maryland. One of their daughters married J. W. Gore of the University of North Carolina.

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The collection includes chiefly manuscript sermons, articles, and a diary, 1838-1867, of John W. M. Williams, who was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Baltimore, Md., 1851-1884. The diary begins while Williams was a college student and preacher in his native Virginia, follows his career in Baltimore, and ends with a European tour. Also included are minutes of the Portsmouth, Va., Ministerial Association of the Baptist Church, 1845-1846; a small amount of church correspondence, 1890-1895; and a diary, 1881-1883, of the European trip of Williams's son-in-law, Joshua Walker Gore, who was a member of the faculty of the University of North Carolina.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 1a

Folder 1

1851-1892 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 1

Folder 2

1893-June 1894 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 2

Folder 3

July 1894-1895 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 3

Folder 4

1900-1902 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 4

Folder 5

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 5

Folder 6

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 6

Folder 7

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 7

Folder 8

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 8

Folder 9

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 9

Folder 10

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 10

Folder 11

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 11

Folder 12

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 12

Folder 13

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 13

Folder 14

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 14

Folder 15

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 15

Folder 16

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 16

Folder 17

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 17

Folder 18

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 18

Folder 19

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 19

Folder 20

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 20

Folder 21

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 21

Folder 22

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 22

Includes a description of and a patent application with diagrams of an electric typewriter invented by James H. Wilson Marriott.

Folder 23

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 23

Folder 24

Undated #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 24

Folder 25

Pamphlets and newspaper clippings #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 25

Includes printed lectures and articles by John W. M. Williams and a pamphlet entitled Reminiscences of a Pastorate of Thirty-three Years in the First Baptist Church of Baltimore.

Folder 26

Pamphlets and newspaper clippings #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 26

Folder 27

Pamphlets and newspaper clippings #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 27

Folder 28

Volume 1: Diary, John W. M. Williams, 1838-1839 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 28

Folder 29

Volume 2: Diary, John W. M. Williams, 1842-1843 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 29

Folder 30

Volume 3: Diary, John W. M. Williams, 1843-1845 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 30

Folder 31

Volume 4: Diary, John W. M. Williams, 1845-1846 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 31

Folder 32

Volume 5: Diary, John W. M. Williams, 1846-1850 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 32

Folder 33

Volume 6: Diary, John W. M. Williams, 1851-1855 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 33

Also includes the minutes of the Portsmouth Ministerial Association of the Baptist Church, Va., 1845-1846.

Folder 34

Volume 7: Diary, John W. M. Williams, 1855-1857 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 34

Folder 35

Volume 8: Diary, John W. M. Williams, 1857-1861 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 35

Folder 36

Volume 9: Diary, John W. M. Williams, 1861-1865 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 36

Folder 37

Volume 10: European travel diary, John W. M. Williams, 1867 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 37

Folder 38

Volume 11: European travel diary, J. W. Gore, 1881-1883 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 38

Folder 39

Volume 12: Personal accounts and notes, probably of John W. M. Williams, 1894 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 39

Folder 40

Volume 13: Notebook, John W. M. Williams, 1890-1894 #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." Folder 40

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-790/1b

Diplomas #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." OPF-790/1b

Extra Oversize Paper Folder X-OPF-790/1a

Diplomas #00790, Series: "John W. M. Williams Papers, 1838-1902." X-OPF-790/1a

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Processing Information

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.

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