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James Merrill Williams papers, 1842-1892.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Williams, James Merrill, 1842-1894.
Collection number: 2252
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Abstract: Methodist and Episcopal minister and professor at colleges in Maryland, Delaware, and New England. Reminiscences relating epecially to slavery on the eastern shore of Maryland when Williams was a boy, and to Williams’s European travels and student life in Germany, 1869-1871; speeches while a student at Dickinson College, Pa., 1864-1865, and while he was teaching in New England, 1880- 1889; historical articles; a commonplace book; and other items.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains reminiscences, relating especially to slavery on the eastern shore of Maryland during Williams’s childhood (Folder 9).

Categories: 19th Century, Maryland, Slavery