Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Joseph Henry Skinner letters and biographical sketches, 1891



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Skinner, Joseph Henry
Title: Joseph Henry Skinner letters and biographical sketches
Dates: 1891
Abstract Joseph Henry Skinner (1855-1894) was a Presbyterian pastor in Texas and Alabama. The Joseph Henry Skinner letters and biographical sketches are comprised of two letters received by Skinner in 1891 and two sketches of his life written after his death.
Identification: 2007-009
Extent: 5 pages
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Biographical note

Joseph Henry Skinner (1855-1894) was a Presbyterian pastor in Texas and Alabama. Skinner was born in Winchester, Kentucky on August 31, 1855. He attended a variety of schools: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (1876), the University of Leipzig in Germany (1877-1879), Danville Theological Seminary (1897-1880), and Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey (1880-1882). He was ordained in 1882 by the Paris Presbytery and became pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Paris, Texas from 1882-1892. In addition to serving as pastor, he was the stated clerk for the Paris Presbytery from 1886-1891. He moved to Alabama and served as pastor in Talladega from 1892-1894. He was granted an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Austin College a few days before his death on July 5, 1894.


Scope and Content Note

The Joseph Henry Skinner letters and biographical sketches are comprised of two letters received by Skinner in 1891 and two sketches of his life written after his death.

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

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Skinner, Joseph Henry, 1855-1894.
Organizations
First Presbyterian Church (Paris, Tex.)
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph Henry Skinner letters and biographical sketches, 1891 and undated, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Detailed Description of the Collection

Box
C166a Letters, 1891



Box
C166a Biographical sketches, undated