Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey pastoral record books, 1912-1959



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Ramsey, James Gettys McCampbell
Title: James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey pastoral record books
Dates: 1912-1959
Abstract James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey (1886-1962) was a Presbyterian minister in Texas. This collection is comprised of twelve of James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey’s pastoral record books that document his tenure as pastor at churches across Texas (1912-1959).
Identification: 2007-009
Extent: 2.5 inches
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical note

James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey (1886-1962) was a Presbyterian minister in Texas. Ramsey was born on January 5, 1886 near Barksdale, Texas, and attended Austin College in Sherman, Texas from 1906-1909. After graduating, he attended Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary from 1909-1912, receiving a Bachelor of Divinity degree. He was ordained April 18, 1912 and served as pastor throughout Texas: Trinity (1912-1915); Brownsville (1915-1917); Karnes City, Kenedy, and Helena (1917-1920); Commerce (1920-1927); Ennis (1927-1935); Karnes City and Kenedy (1935-1939); Palacios (1939-1943); Forth Worth (1943-1948); Robstown (1948-1951); Lubbock (1951-1953); Barstow and Van Horn (1953-1957); and Crane (1957-1959). Ramsey retired in 1959 and died September 22, 1962.


Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of twelve of James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey’s pastoral record books that document his tenure as pastor at churches across Texas (1912-1959). These books contain listings of church officers (elders and deacons), members, communion seasons, baptisms, marriages, funerals, new members, non-communicants, committees and members, Ramsey’s social engagements, and notes on finances.

These materials 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
Ramsey, James Gettys McCampbell, 1886-1962.
Organizations
First Presbyterian Church (Barstow, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Brownsville, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Commerce, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Crane, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Ennis, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Helena, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Karnes City, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Kenedy, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Palacios, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Robstown, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Trinity, Tex.)
First Presbyterian Church (Van Horn, Tex.)
Grace Presbyterian Church (Lubbock, Tex.)
North Fort Worth Presbyterian Church (Fort Worth, Tex.)
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Gettys McCampbell Ramsey pastoral record books, 1912-1959, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Detailed Description of the Collection

Pastoral record books:

Box
C131 Trinity, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Trinity], 1912-1915
Brownsville, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Brownsville], 1915-1917
Karnes-Kenedy-Helena, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Karnes City, First Presbyterian Church of Kenedy, First Presbyterian Church of Helena], 1917-1920
Commerce, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Commerce], 1920-1927
Ennis, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Ennis], 1927-1935
Karnes City, Texas and Kenedy, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Karnes City, First Presbyterian Church of Kenedy], 1935-1939
Palacios, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Palacios], 1939-1943
Fort Worth, Texas [North Fort Worth Presbyterian Church], 1943-1948
Robstown, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Robstown], 1948-1951
Lubbock, Texas [Grace Presbyterian Church aka Chapel Presbyterian Church], 1951-1953
Barstow, Texas and Van Horn, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Barstow, First Presbyterian Church of Van Horn], 1953-1957
Crane, Texas [First Presbyterian Church of Crane], 1957-1959