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Davidson College (N.C.) -- Commencement ceremonies

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

John Henry Bryson Sermon

Identifier: DC0185s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists a manuscript copy of J. H. Bryson's commencement sermon, "The Importance of Revealed Truth," given at Davidson College, June 25, 1876.

Dates: 1876

Joseph Thompson Papers

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

Josiah McLeod Seabrook Speech

Identifier: DC0076s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Seabrook's Latin Salutatory address.

Dates: 1877

Paul Butterfield Freeland Scrapbook and Miscellaneous

Identifier: DC0238s
Scope and Contents As a student at Davidson, Paul B. Freeland kept an extensive scrapbook. This scrapbook documents the history of Davidson from 1921-1925. The scrapbook is divided into four time periods -- each according the the four years that Paul was a student -- his freshman, sophomore, junior and senior year. Of particular note, there is a listing of the scores of football, basketball, track and tennis scores from 1921-1922. There is also a lot of information on the history of the class of 1925....
Dates: 1921 - 1925

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.

Dates: 1837 - 1852

Risden Bennett Gaddy Notebook

Identifier: DC0183s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Gaddy's college notebook. The first entry indicates the notebook is intended to be record of his college experiences. A second note dated 1859 indicates that only a few speeches were ever added to the notebook. The speeches are on Cheap Literature, the Acquisition of Cuba, and Gaddy's valedictory address.

Dates: 1854 - 1859

Robert Octavious Patton Stewart Letters

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

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

Thomas Reese English Papers

Identifier: DC0026s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of college compositions, and speeches, including English's valedictory address. The speeches and papers are on such topics as the Catholic Church, Bible history and happiness.

Dates: 1867 - 1872

William Arnette Gamble Speech

Identifier: DC0106s
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Gamble's Senior Oration given at the Davidson College Commencement of 1923.

Dates: 1923