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Descriptive Summary

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series I - Ministerial papers, 1900-1925:

Series II - General, 1938:

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

James Mason Sedgwick papers, 1900-1925



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Sedgwick, James Mason
Title: James Mason Sedgwick papers
Dates: 1900-1925
Abstract James Mason Sedgwick (1876-1926), a Presbyterian minister, was active in the ministry and church leadership, serving at several churches throughout the South in addition to serving as stated clerk of the Abingdon Presbytery, Appalachia Synod, and Fort Worth Presbytery. One foot, eight inches and one volume comprised of sermons and sermon material, printed material, handwritten notes, minutes, correspondence, and a scrapbook (1900-1925) document the ministerial career and the preaching style of James Mason Sedgwick.
Identification: 1996-007
Extent: 1 foot 8 inches, 1 volume
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical note

James Mason Sedgwick (1876-1926), a Presbyterian minister, was born in Texas in 1876. Sedgwick studied Theology at Austin College and Union Theological Seminary from 1899 until 1902, when he was licensed and ordained. Sedgwick was active in the ministry and church leadership, serving at several churches throughout the South in addition to serving as stated clerk of the Abingdon Presbytery, Appalachia Synod, and Fort Worth Presbytery.

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Scope and Content Note

One foot, eight inches and one volume comprised of sermons and sermon material, printed material, handwritten notes, minutes, correspondence, and a scrapbook (1900-1925) document the ministerial career and the preaching style of James Mason Sedgwick. Material is divided in two series: Ministerial Papers, 1900-1925, and General, 1938.

The bulk of the material resides in series I, Ministerial Papers, 1900-1925. The series is subdivided into three sub-series: Preaching Material, 1900-1925, Printed Material, 1915-1924, and Presbytery of Forth Worth, 1922-1925. All material in this series is theological in nature and relates to Sedgwick’s career as a minister and an active member of the Presbyterian Church. Preaching Material, 1900-1925, is comprised primarily of numbered sermons. Sermons are in numerical and chronological order, though some of the sermons in the set are missing, unaccounted for at the time of transfer. Within folders, each sermon is housed in its own paper enclosure, occasionally with related research material including clippings from theological publications, on which Sedgwick appears to have relied heavily. The remaining material in the sub-series includes other material Sedgwick would have used during services, including unnumbered sermons, invocations, and prayers. Printed Material, 1915-1924, contains printed theological material collected by Sedgwick, including pamphlets, book marks, loose clippings from periodicals, and a scrapbook full of clippings often accompanied by notes or responses from Sedgwick. Material in the Presbytery of Forth Worth, 1922-1925, sub-series relates to Sedgwick’s time as stated clerk of the Presbytery of Forth Worth. The material is routine, two sets of minutes and a few pieces of correspondence listing the agenda for the forthcoming meeting.

The second series, General, 1938, is comprised of one item: a small book on the “Wonders of the World,” which is missing its cover.

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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
Sedgwick, James Mason, 1876-1926.
Organizations
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.--Presbytery of Fort Worth.
Subjects
Invocation.
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.
Sermons, American.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sedgwick (James Mason) papers, 1900-1925, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series I - Ministerial papers, 1900-1925:

Box
C074 Preaching material, 1900-1925:
List of numbered sermons, undated
Pastor’s Record book, 1921
Numbered sermons:
#1, Acts XVI 31, 1903
#3, Micah VI 8; #5, Matt. 9:9, 1900, 1906
#6, John III 3; #9, Luke XI 1, Heb. V 7, 1901-1902
#10, Luke XIX 1-10; #12, Mark XIII 34, 1902, 1907
#13, Matt. 28: 20b—Psa. 46:11, Ex. 33:14; #15, Amos IV 12, 1905, 1902
#17, Gen. XII 10-12; #20, Mark VIII 36, 37, 1902
#23, John III 19; #24, Matt. XII 33, 1902
#26, Acts 11:26; #27, Eph. V 15, 16, 1902
#28, I Thess. V 19; #29, Matt. XXVII 22, 1903
#30, Psalm 37:34; #32, I John V 13, 1903
#33, Psalm 40:8; #34, Eccles. XII 13, 14, 1908, 1902
#35, Rom. VIII 32; #36, Rom. 11:36, 1903
#37, Acts VII 30, 31; #39, I Chron. X 13, 14, 1903
#40, I Cor. XI 23-26; #42, Jer. V 25, 1903
#43, Matt. XXIII 8; #44 Matt. V 16, 1903
#45, I Sam. XIII 14, Acts XIII 22; #46, II Sam. XVIII 32, 1903, 1904
#47, Isa. IX 6; #50, Rom XII 2, 1903, 1904
#51, I Cor. I 24; #54, Romans 3:23, 1904
#56, Matt. XI 27-28; #57, I Cor. 15:20, 1904
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C075 #58, Infant Baptism; #59, Rev. III 20, 1904
#60, Luke V 1-11; #61, Rom. I 14-15, 1904
#62, John X 10; #63, Jas. I 12, 1904
#64, Luke 13:19; #66, John 10:9, Matt. 25:10, 1904
#67, II Tim. II 8; #68, Mark II 27, 1904
#69, II Peter I 5-7; #73, Luke 22: 14-20, 1904-1905
#74, Eph. II 2; #76, II Tim. II 15, 1905
#77, Rom. 16:5; #78, I Peter II 21, 1905
#81, Rom. 3:12; #82, I Peter II 21, 1905
#86, Zechariah IV 6; #87, James I 22, 1905
#89, I Cor. XVI 22; #90, Phil.II 5, 1906
#91, Luke, 12:19, #92 II Cor. V 14, 1906
#93, Luke 14:25-45; #94, Joshua I 8, 1906
#98, Luke II 40-52; #106, Tim. II 13, 1906
#107, Psalm 46:1; #109, Luke 13:24, 1906
#114, I Jno. V 16; #119, Gen. I 27, 1906-1907
#123, Heb. XI 6; #125, Heb. 12:25, 1907
#126, I Cor. 15: 56, 57; #127, II Cor. VIII 7, 1907
#131, Matt. 22:11-13; #132, Matt. 21:44, 1907
#134, I Cor. V 7; #138, Philemon vs. 10, 18, 1907
#141, John XI 56; #142, II Cor. II:2, 1907
#144, Judges VIII 20; #145, I Cor. VII 19-Gal V 6-VI 15, 1907
Box
C076 #150, Psalm 8; #154, Isa., I Cor.; #156, I Cor. 20, 1907-1908
#158; #165, Jno. 5:40, 1908
#179, Phil. 4:6-7; #180, Luke 22:119, 1908
#182, Mark X 17-22; #184, Psalm 22; #186, Psalm 72, 1908
#187, Psalm 45; #188, Psalm 33; #190, Psalm 65; #191, Psalm 92, 1908
#192, Psalm 145; #193, II Timothy III 5, 1908-1909
#194, II Cor. 5:17, #195, Personality of the Holy Spirit, 1909
#202, Psalm 116:12; #204, Acts 20:28, 1909-1910
#205, John 7:17; #209, I Kings 21:19, 1910-1911
#212, Romans XIV:13; #220, I John V 46, 1911-1912
#222, II Kings VII 9; #233, Eph. II 10, 1912-1913
#242, Col. I 12; #251, John VIII 36, 1914
#253, I Cor. XI 25; #262, Gen. 22:14, 1914-1915
#264, II Tim 3:16; #265, Ex. 15:26; #266, John 12:21, 1915
#267, Neh. 8:8; #269, Ex. 17:15; #273, Acts 3:22, 26, 1915
#276, Judges VI 24; #277, Heb. 4:14; #278, Psa. 95:7,8, 1915
#280, Jer. 23:6; #289, Gal. 2:20, 1915-1916
#302, Matt 6/10—Mark 1/14, 15—Luke 13/18, 20; #304, Deut, VI 4, 1916
#308, Romans VII I; #318, Mt. 7/16-Rom. 1/13, 1916-1917
#319, I John 3:5; #321, Heb. V 12-VI, 1917
#322, James IV 14; #342, John 1-43, 1917
#346, Eph. 1 13; #360, E. 1/7, E. 2/8, 1918
#379, I Cor. 11:26; #393, Matt. 28:19, 20, 1919
#408, Prov. 23:7; #413, Jno. XIII 13, 1919
#415, John III 16; #419, Gal. I 15, 16, 1919-1920
Box
C077 #421, Luke 18:1; #424, Gal. II 21, 1920
#426, Col. 3:2; #429, Gal. II 23-25, 1920
#432. Gal. IV 7; #436, Gal. V 16, 18, 22, 25, 1920
#443, Gal. 6-14; #448, Psa. 119-11, 1920
#450, Phil. 4-13; #451, I Tim. 2/5, 1921
#455, John XI-16; #458, Col. I 13, 1921
#461, Colossians I 3-8; #462, Psa. 145:18-19, 1921
#463, Mark II 27, 28; #464, 465, Eph. 3/17a Col. 1/27b, 1921
#468, Gal. I 1-5; #472, II Tim. I 5, 1922-1923
#481, Luke II 19, 51; #482, John 12:26, 1924
#486, Col. I 24-29; #487, Col. II 1-7, 1924-1925
Un-numbered sermons:
Gal. VI 9, 10; II Kings VI 17, undated
Prayer Meeting Sermons, 1919-1923
“The Minister and His Spiritual Life,” undated
Daily prayer list, undated
Invocations, 1914-1915
Invocations and prayers, undated
Handwritten Bible notes, undated
Printed material, 1915-1924:
Bible bookmarks, 1920 and undated
Prayer manual, 1915
Clippings:
“From a Veteran Pastor’s Prayers,” undated
Articles about the Bible, 1923, undated
Pamphlet—“The Blessed Hope,” undated
Card—“Standards of Efficiency,” personal and church, undated
Directory, 1st Presbyterian Church, Itasca, TX, 1924
Box
B115 Scrapbook of clippings from printed theological material, 1900
Box
C077 Presbytery of Fort Worth, 1922-1925:
General documents, 1922-1923
Minutes, 1922, 1925

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Series II - General, 1938:

Box
C077 Book, “Wonders of the World,” 1938

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