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Charles Carroll Alexander Speeches

 Collection
Identifier: DC0003s
Scope and Contents The speeches include "The Fate of the Gifted" (1851) and his valedictory address (1853).
Dates: 1851 - 1853

Henry Theodore Burke Speech

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Identifier: DC0016s
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a manuscript copy and a typescript of Burke's valedictory speech.
Dates: 1850

James Bayliss Smith Papers

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Identifier: DC0083s
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters written by Smith to family and friends while a student at Davidson, a letter from J. R. Blake offering a position as tutor at Davidson and the manuscript of Smith's valedictory address. In his student letters, Smith describes his religious conversion and college life. There are also typescripts of some of the letters.
Dates: 1868 - 1872

James Ernest Thacker Speeches

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Identifier: DC0089s
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Thacker's "Respondent's Address" given before the Philanthropic Society in 1888 and his Inaugural Address as president of the Society in 1890.
Dates: 1888 - 1890

James Hampton Gibson Speech

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Identifier: DC0031s
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a manuscript copy and a typescript of Gibson's commencement oration, "The Triumphs of American Genius."
Dates: 1854

Joseph Thompson Papers

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Identifier: DC0090s
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence 1859-1861 and speeches. The correspondence includes letters written to Thompson from W. N. Dickey, Drury Lacy, and others. The speeches include a manuscript copy of an essay "Music" given in 1859 and a printed copy of Thompson's Valedictory Address given in 1860.
Dates: 1859 - 1861

Philanthropic Society. Records, 1837-2004

 Sub-Group
Identifier: RG12-2
Scope and Contents The collection contains constitutions, minutes, president's manuals, treasurer's records, membership books, class and roll books, committee reports and minutes, credit books, officer reports and notebooks, papers, addresses, and library records. There are five versions of the constitution, ranging in date from 1837 to 1914. The 1837 constitution is written in the same book as the minutes from 1837, and this book is housed with the minutes. The minutes are from 1837-1928, 1933-1935, and...
Dates: 1837
Found in: College Archives

Richard Ellis Sherrill Collection

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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.
Dates: 1837 - 1852

Robert Octavious Patton Stewart Letters

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Identifier: DC0087s
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Stewart's "Response to Valedictory" speech given at the Davidson Commencement of 1842 and a letter written to William M. Reid soliciting funds for a building for the Eumenean Society.
Dates: 1842 - 1843

Thomas Adams Wilson Papers

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Identifier: DC0135s
Scope and Contents The collection consists of classwork and speeches written by Wilson. The speeches include his Inaugural Address as president of the Philanthropic Society in 1848 and his graduation address.
Dates: 1847 - 1850