Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

William Angus McLeod papers, 1900-1946



Descriptive Summary

Creator: McLeod, William Angus
Title: William Angus McLeod papers
Dates: 1900-1946
Abstract William Angus McLeod (1876-1947) was a Presbyterian minister, historian, and professor. Ten inches and one volume of correspondence, research material, manuscripts, sermons, lecture material, photographs and printed material (1900-1946) record the professorial, pastoral, and personal life of William Angus McLeod.
Identification: 1996-058, 1998-013, 1998-014, 1998-019, 1998-020, 2007-009
Extent: 10 inches, 1 volume
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical note

William Angus McLeod (1876-1947) was a Presbyterian minister, historian, and professor. McLeod was born in North Carolina in 1876, and received his education at Austin College and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. McLeod was licensed in 1904 and ordained in 1905. After serving in a few churches in Texas including the First Southern Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, teaching Systematic Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary from 1914-1918, and serving in the war effort as the secretary of the YMCA overseas from 1918-1919, McLeod began a 28-year pastorate at the First Presbyterian Church of Cuero, Texas, where he served until his death in 1947.


Scope and Content Note

Ten inches and one volume of correspondence, research material, manuscripts, sermons, lecture material, photographs and printed material (1900-1946) record the professorial, pastoral, and personal life of William Angus McLeod. The material is arranged in six series: Historical Research and Writings (1926-1946), Class and Lecture Material (1914-1918), Pastoral (1900-1939), Personal (1918-1919), Photographs (1903-1924), and Printed Material (1916-1918, undated).

The first and most voluminous series, Historical Research and Writings (1926-1946), is comprised of notes, manuscripts, and transcriptions of historical documents and newspaper articles used for research, revealing McLeod’s passion for and devotion to the study of Presbyterian history. The items in this series relate primarily to McLeod’s writings entitled “The Story of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas,” and “The Presbyterian Church in Texas—Historical Sketch.” The correspondence in this series is predominately accounts of the lives of Presbyterian pioneers in Texas from the pioneers’ living relatives, solicited by McLeod. The second series, Class and Lecture Material (1914-1918) documents McLeod’s teaching methods in his years as a professor of Systematic Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary through lecture notes, outlines, and tests to be given to students. Pastoral (1900-1939), the third series, contains a small but varied amount of material which records several aspects of McLeod’s career as a pastor. Of particular interest is material relating to McLeod’s licensure and ordination, inaugural address as pastor of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, and pastoral calls he received. A bound volume of correspondence between McLeod and his wife Matilda written and received while McLeod was serving in the YMCA during World War I, as transcribed by McLeod’s grandson, comprises the fourth series, Personal (1918-1919). Photographic material depicting McLeod and his classmates at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is located in the fifth series, Photographs (1903-1924), and the sixth series, Printed Material (1916-1918, undated), primarily contains pamphlets published by the International Sunday School Foundation.

The material was received in six separate accessions. The first five, 1996-058, 1998-013, 1998-014, 1998-019, and 1998-020 represent gifts to the archives from McLeod’s grandson James. 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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

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


Index Terms

Personal Names
McLeod, William A. (William Angus), 1876-
Organizations
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary--Faculty.
First Southern Presbyterian Church (Austin, Tex.)
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.--Synod of Texas.
Subjects
World War, 1914-1918--Correspondence.
Young Men’s Christian Associations of North America.
Locations
Austin (Tex.)--Church history.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Angus McLeod papers, 1900-1946, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Detailed Description of the Collection

Historical Research and Writings (1926-1946):

Box
C093 Synod’s Committee on Historical Records—correspondence, 1937
Historical sketch—A.B. Lawrence, 1937
Historical research:
Correspondence, 1930
Correspondence, 1937-1939
Research notes, undated
Research material, undated
Research material and drafts, undated
Historical writings, 1929
Box
C092 Transferred from Montreat [2007-009]:
Correspondence, 1926-1946
“The Story of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas,” undated
“The Presbyterian Church in Texas—Historical Sketch,” undated
Historical writings, 1946, undated
Sermons and addresses, 1926, 1946, undated
Research material, undated



Class and Lecture Material (1914-1918):

Box
C093 Class notes—Pastoral Theology, 1917-1918
Notes and outlines:
Junior class, 1914-1916
Senior class, 1915-1916
Middle class, 1917-1918
Last edition—senior class, 1917-1918



Pastoral (1900-1939):

Box
C094 First Presbyterian Church, Austin, 1900-1939
Licensure material, 1904
Ordination sermon and critique, 1905
Pastoral calls, 1906-1919
Theological writings and sermons, 1908, undated
First Southern Presbyterian Church:
Printed material, 1914-1938
Inaugural address, 1915



Personal (1918-1919):

Box
C084 “The Epistles of Will and Mattie McLeod: Their Letters from July, 1918 to August, 1919”



Photographs (1903-1924):

Box
C094 Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary:
Students and faculty, 1904
Classmates:
1903-1905
1913, 1924
Box
FF/7 46th Annual Meeting of the Synod of Texas, [oversized], 1911
71st General Assembly at Montreat, [oversized], 1931



Printed Material (1916-1918, undated):

Box
C094 Presbyterian pamphlets, 1916, 1918, undated
APTS commencement pamphlet, 1917