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Richard Ellis Sherrill Collection

Identifier: DC0077s

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Sherrill's Valedictory Address given in 1841 and a photocopy of his diary from September 1837 to January 1852. The diary begins on the first day of his second term at Davidson and covers his time at Davidson, his early career as a teacher, his time at Columbia Seminary, and the early years of his ministry. Much of the journal is personal reflections on the state of his faith but he also includes references to visits with friends, travel and church matters.


  • Creation: 1837 - 1852


Biographical / Historical

Richard Ellis Sherrill was valedictorian of the Davidson College class of 1841. After graduation, Sherrill taught school and attended Seminary in Columbia, SC. He served as a pastor in North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas.


2 folders (2 folders)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bill Chapman, 1965|2004-102

Processing Information

Processed on Aug-94

Richard Ellis Sherrill Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections Repository