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Descriptive Summary

Biographical note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Sermons, 1935-1937, and undated

Funerals:

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Harris Parker Bates papers, 1929-1937



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bates, Harris Parker, 1888-1937
Title: Harris Parker Bates papers
Dates: 1929-1937
Abstract Harris Parker Bates (1888-1937) was a Presbyterian minister in Texas and a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The Harris Parker Bates papers consist of nine sermons and two funeral services that occurred at Westminster Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas (1929-1937).
Identification: 2007-009
Extent: 0.25 inch
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical note

Harris Parker Bates (1888-1937) was a Presbyterian minister in Texas and a graduate of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Bates was born in Centreville, Mississippi, July 15, 1888, and attended Southwestern Presbyterian University in Clarksville, Tennessee intermittently from 1906-1911 without obtaining a degree. In 1912, he moved to Texas and attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary until 1915, graduating with a Bachelor of Divinity. He was ordained in 1915 by Fort Worth Presbytery and became the pastor in Spur and stated supply in Crosbyton and Lorenzo, Texas from 1915-1917. He was then pastor in Ballinger (1917-1920), San Marcos (1920-1927), and at Westminster Presbyterian Church in San Antonio (1927-1937). While in San Marcos, he attended Southwestern State Teacher’s College and received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Bates also received a Doctorate of Divinity from Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, Texas in 1934. He died on November 10, 1937.

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Scope and Content Note

The Harris Parker Bates papers consist of nine sermons and two funeral services that occurred at Westminster Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas (1929-1937).

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Bates, Harris Parker, 1888-1937.
Organizations
Westminster Presbyterian Church (San Antonio, Tex.)
Subjects
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.
Sermons, American--Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Harris Parker Bates papers, 1929-1937, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Acquisition Information

Materials in accession #2007-009 were originally held at the Montreat office of the Presbyterian Historical Society. They were transferred to the Austin Seminary Archives in 2007. Some items in this collection have handwritten numbers in pencil that were added by staff at the Presbyterian Historical Society.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 
Box
C166a Sermons, 1935-1937, and undated

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Box
C166a Funerals:
Mrs. Johanna Meyer, 1929
Mrs. S. J. Williams, 1936

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