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Samuel Blain Wilson Letters

Identifier: DC0144s

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one original letter and photocopies of three letters (location of the originals is unknown). The letters discuss Davidson College, its president, Samuel Williamson, and the Presbyterian church. Additional correspondence with Wilson can be found in RG 2/1.2, President Samuel Williamson records.


  • Creation: 1841

Biographical / Historical

The Reverend Samuel B.Wilson was born in Lincoln County, NC and was ordained in 1806. He served as a pastor (1806-1841) in Fredericksville, Va and as professor at Union Theological Seminary from 1841 to 1869. He was offered the presidency of Davidson College in 1836 and 1841 and declined both times. His son Samuel B. O. Wilson, a graduate of Princeton College and Union Theological Seminary, served a professor of Ancient Languages at Davidson College from 1841 to 1853.


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