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Overview

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Arrangement of the Collection

Restrictions

Access Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Alphabetical File, 1830-1977

Prints and Photographs, 1814-1964

Southern Methodist University

F. D. Leete collection on Methodist Bishops

A Guide to the Collection



Overview

Creator: Leete, Frederick Deland, 1866-1958.
Title: F. D. Leete collection on Methodist Bishops
Inclusive Dates: 1814-1977
Bulk Dates: 1870-1956
Abstract: The F. D. Leete collection on Methodist Bishops comprises nine boxes of correspondence, historical data, small publications, and images of 254 Methodist bishops collected by Bishop Frederick DeLand Leete (1866-1958) and augmented by Bridwell Library staff until 1979.
Accession No: BridArch 301.09A
Extent: 9 boxes; 7.5 linear feet
Language: Material is in English
Repository Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Biographical Note

Frederick DeLand Leete was born at Avon, New York on October 1, 1866. He studied at Syracuse University, earning A.B. (1889) and A.M. (1891) degrees. On July 28, 1891, Leete married Jeanette Fuller. They had three children.

Rev. Leete joined the New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1888 and served congregations in New York state until 1906, when he was appointed Pastor of the Central Methodist Church in Detroit, Michigan. The General Conference of 1912 elected Leete bishop. Before retiring, Bishop Leete served two four-year terms in three different locations: the Atlanta area (1912-1920), the Indianapolis area (1920-1928), and the Omaha area (1928-1936).

With insights gained from episcopacies in both northern and southern states, Bishop Frederick D. Leete advanced the cause of Methodist Church union. He also served as a member of the Ecumenical Methodist Conferences of 1911, 1921, and 1931 and as President of the Ecumenical Council of the Americas and Orient, 1931-1944.

Leete wrote the following books: Every-day Evangelism (1909); Christian Brotherhoods (1912); The Church in the City (1915); Palestine: Land of the Light (1917); Christianity in Science (1928); Palestine: its Scenery, Peoples and History (1933); Pictures of Jesus (1935); Skyward: A Book of Horizons (1936); New Testament Windows (1939); The Deland Family in America: a Biographical Genealogy (1943); and Methodist Bishops (1948). Twenty-one of his sermons, public addresses, essays and book reviews were also published between 1901 and 1947. In 1936 Southern Methodist University granted Bishop Leete an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

Frederick D. Leete was a member of the American Historical Association. As a church historian, he gathered a significant quantity of manuscript and published materials by and about Methodist bishops and items concerning other topics in Methodist history. Leete donated his Methodist Historical Library to Bridwell Library in 1956. After the bishop’s death in 1958, Librarian Kate Warnick continued adding materials to the Leete collections in his honor until her retirement in 1979.

Sources:

Earl, Jesse E. "Frederick D. Leete." In Encyclopedia of World Methodism, vol. 2. Nashville: United Methodist Publishing House, 1974.

Warnick, Kate. "The Romance of Methodism: The Methodist Historical Library, Inc." Perkins School of Theology Journal (Fall 1945): 17-21.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The F. D. Leete Bishops Collection consists of research materials on the lives of 254 Methodist bishops from the late eighteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century. The collection includes published and unpublished documents, personal and business correspondence, journals, biographical sketches, and images. These items range in date from 1830 to 1977. Materials collected before 1948 were used by Bishop Leete in writing Methodist Bishops: Personal Notes and Bibliographies.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The collection contains two series of materials:
Series 1: Alphabetical File, 1830-1977
Series 2: Prints and Photographs, 1814-1964

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Restrictions

Access to Collection:

The collection is open for research use. Patrons must sign the Acknowledgement of Legal Responsibility and Privacy Rights form before using this collection.

Publication Rights:

Permission to publish materials must be obtained from the Director of the Bridwell Library.

Copyright Statement:

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain copyright authorization.

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Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following terms in the Southern Methodist University Libraries' online catalog. Researchers desiring related materials may search the catalog using these terms.
Methodist Church -- Bishops -- Biography.
Methodist Church -- Clergy -- Biography.
Methodist Church -- Bishops -- Portraits.
Photographs.

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Related Material

F. D. Leete collection on Methodist history, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Derivative Collections:

The following six collections were part of the original Leete gift of Methodist historical papers. Due to the size and significance of these collections, they have been processed as separate but related sub-collections.

F. D. Leete collection on Earl Cranston, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

F. D. Leete collection on Frances E. Willard, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

F. D. Leete collection on John Fletcher Hurst, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

F. D. Leete collection on John Heyl Vincent, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

F. D. Leete collection on Thomas Nicholson, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

F. D. Leete collection of William Xavier Ninde family papers, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], F. D. Leete collection on Methodist Bishops, Bridwell Library, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Bishop Frederick DeLand Leete, 1956.

Processing Information

This collection was arranged and described in 2010 by Timothy Binkley with assistance from Heather M. Oglevie.

Encoded by

Lara Corazalla, 2010.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1:
Alphabetical File, 1830-1977

The first series includes more than 300 folders of information about, small images of, publications by, and correspondence with Methodist bishops and their families filed in alphabetical order and by size. Legal size documents are housed in box 579 and larger documents are housed box 2023A.
Box Folder
574 01 Abe, Yoshimune, 1933-1954
02-03 Ainsworth, William N., 1916-1940
04 Akawaza, Motozo, 1925-1935
05 Alejandro, Dionisio Deisto, 1915-1948
06 Ames, Edward R., 1853-1878
07-11 Anderson, William Franklin, 1896-1954
12 Andrew, James Osgood, 1937-1976
13-14 Andrews, Edward Gayer, 1875-1907
15 Archer, Raymond L., 1950-1953
16 Arvidson, Theodor, 1947-1958
17 Asbury, Francis, 1948,
18 Atkins, James, 1905-1971
19 Avila, Sixto, 1937-1941
20 Badley, Brenton Thoburn, 1904-1949
21 Baker, James Chamberlain, 1927-1951
22-23 Baker, Osmon Cleander, 1833-1869
24 Balloch, Enrique Carlos, 1941-1949
25-28 Barbieri, Sante Uberto, 1932-1977
29 Bascom, Henry Bidleman, 1937-1948
30 Bashford, J. W., 1889-1943
31-32 Bast, Anton, 1920-1963
33 Baxter, Bruce Richard, 1937-1947
34 Beauchamp, William Benjamin, 1917-1931
35 Berry, Joseph Flintoft, 1892-1923
36-37 Bickley, George H., 1903-1930
38 Birney, L. J. and Laura C., 1924-1977
39 Blake, Edgar, 1923-1941
40 Boaz, Hiram A., 1932-1962
41 Booth, Newell Snow, 1944-1963
42 Bowen, J. W. E., 1948-1949
43 Bowman, Thomas, 1890-1911
44 Branscomb, John W., 1952-1953
45 Brashares, Charles W., 1944-1963
46 Bristol, Frank Milton, 1889-1969
47 Brooks, Robert Nathaniel, 1944
48 Broomfield, John Calvin, 1934-1950
Box Folder
575 01 Brown, Wallace Elias, 1909-1945
02 Burns, Charles Wesley, 1925-1935
03 Burns, Francis, 1957-1961
04 Burt, William, 1903-1950
05 Camphor, Alexander Priestley, 1917-1934
06 Candler, Warren Akin, 1893-1934
07-09 Cannon, James Jr., 1929-1972
10 Capers, William, 1948-1957
11 Carman, Albert, 1917-1948
12 Chen, W. Y., 1944-1948
13 Chitambar, Jashwant Rao, 1916-1952
14 Chung, Choon Soo, 1934-1939
15 Clair, Matthew Wesley Jr., 1921-1942
16 Clark, Davis Wasgatt, 1842-1867
17 Cooke, Richard Joseph, 1905-1931
18 Coors, D. Stanley, 1944-1956
19 Corson, Fred Pierce, 1943-1952
20 Cranston, Earl [contents moved – See Earl Cranston Papers]
21 Cushman, Ralph S., 1933-1956
22 Dacorso, Cesar Filho 1938-1950
23 Darlington, Urban Valentine Williams, 1928-1953
24 Dawsey, Cyrus Bassett, 1946-1950
25 Dawson, Dana, 1948-1953
26 Decell, John Lloyd, 1938-1945
27 Denny, Collins, 1915-1946
28 Dickey, James Edward, 1905-1932
29 Dobbs, Hoyt M., 1932-1948
30 Doggett, David S., 1830-1880
31 DuBose, Horace Mellard, 1884-1948
32 Duncan, William W., 1888-1904
33 Early, John, 1870-1945
34 Elphick, Roberto, 1940-1951
35 Ensley, F. Gerald, 1952
36 Eveland, William Perry, 1912-1947
37 Fairbarn, Charles Victor, 1945-1952
38 Fisher, Frederick Bohn, 1903-1928
39 Fitzgerald, James Newbury, 1887-1905
40 Fitzgerald, Oscar Penn, 1886-1957
41 Flint, Charles Wesley, 1927-1956
42 Foss, Cyrus David, 1883-1906
43 Foster, Randolph Sinks, 1878-1948
44 Fowler, Charles Henry, 1872-1904
45 Franklin, Marvin Augustus, 1949-1954
46 Galloway, Charles B., 1892-1946
47 Galloway, Paul V., 1970-1973
48 Garber, Paul Neff, 1933-1956
49 Garth, Schuyler Edward, 1945-1947
50 Gattinoni, Juan E., 1934-1945
51 George, Enoch, 1928
52 Goodsell, Daniel Ayres, 1890-1954
53 Gowdy, John, 1920-1940
54 Granbery, John Cowper, 1895-1956
55 Griffith, George William, 1909-1946
56 Gross, George R., 1912-1924
57 Guerra, Eleazar, 1938-1947
58 Hagen, Odd, 1953
59 Hamilton, Franklin Elmer Ellsworth, 1890-1918
60-62 Hamilton, John William, 1892-1964
Box Folder
576 01 Hamline, Leonidas Lent, 1845-1883
02 Hammaker, Wilbur Emery, 1938-1953
03 Hargrove, Robert Kennon, 1889-1901
04 Harrell, Costen Jordan, 1908-1952
05 Harris, Merriman Colbert, 1887-1962
06 Harris, William Logan, 1870-1884
07 Hartman, Lewis Oliver, 1928-1954
08 Hartzell, Joseph, 1911-1945
09 Haven, Erastus Otis, 1858-1881
10 Haven, Gilbert, 1869-1879
11 Hay, Samuel Ross, 1937-1950
12 Haygood, Atticus Green, 1866-1946
13 Hedding, Elijah, 1862-1951
14 Henderson, Theodore Sommers, 1912-1927
15 Hendrix, Eugene Russell, 1888-1945
16 Hiraiwa, Yoshiyasu, 1902-1915
17 Holt, Ivan Lee, 1934-1967
18 Honda, Yoitsu, 1894-1956
19 Honda, Yoitsu – Diary, 1906
20 Hoss, Elijah Embree, 1897-1917
21 Hughes, Edwin Holt, 1908-1948
22 Hughes, Matthew Simpson, 1898-1918
23 Hughes, William Alfred Carroll, 1927-1952
24 Hurst, John Fletcher [contents moved to John Fletcher Hurst Papers]
25 Janes, Edmund Storer, 1851-1876
26 Johnson, Eben Samuel, 1916-1939
27 Jones, Burton Rensselaer, 1947-1948
28 Jones, Robert Elijah, 1920-1942
29 Joyce, Isaac Wilson, 1882-1905
30 Kaung, Z. T., 1941-1950
31 Kavanaugh, Hubbard Hinde, 1853-1947
32 Keener, John Christian, 1876-1950
33 Keeney, Frederick, 1920-1952
34 Kelly, Edward Wendall, 1950
35 Kennedy, Gerald H., 1948-1964
36 Kern, Paul Bentley, 1932-1953
37 Key, Joseph Staunton, 1874-1947
38 Kilgo, John Carlisle, 1921-1926
39 Kim, Chong Oo, 1938-1949
40 King, Willis Jefferson, 1895-1954
41 Kingsley, Calvin, 1861-1975
42 Kugimiya, Tokio, 1937-1939
43 Lacy, George Carleton, 1944-1951
44 Lambuth, Walter Russell, 1948
45 Ledden, W. Earl, 1934-1947
46 Lee, Edwin Ferdinand, 1932-1955
47 Leete, Frederick DeLand, 1937-1963
48-49 Leonard, Adna Wright, 1863-1945
50 Lew, H. J., 1956
51 Lewis, W. S., 1900-1920
52 Locke, Charles Edward, 1912-1946
53 Lord, John Wesley, 1949
54 Lowe, Titus, 1924-1950
55 Luccock, Naphtali, 1877-1952
Box Folder
577 01 Magee, Junius Ralph, 1934-1971
02 Mallallieu, Willard Francis, 1886-1910
03 Marston, Leslie Roy, 1943-1964
04 Marvin, Enoch Mather, 1875-1950
05 McCabe, Charles Cardwell, 1872-1906
06 McConnell, Francis John, 1909-1947
07 McCoy, James Henry, 1901-1955
08 McDowell, William Fraser, 1892-1937
09 McIntyre, Robert, 1888-1913
10 McKendree, William, 1897
11 McMurray, William Fletcher, 1916-1968
12 McTyreire, Holland Nimmons, 1880-1942
13 Mead, Charles Larew, 1920-1941
14 Melle, Freidrich Heinrich Otto, 1921-1948
15 Merrill, Stephen Mason, 1885-1966
16 Miller, George Ames, 1924-1954
17 Mitchell, Charles Bayard, 1901-1942
18 Mondol, Shot Kumar, 1941-1957
19 Moore, Arthur J., 1934-1954
20 Moore, David Hastings, 1884-1915
21-22 Moore, John M., 1912-1975
23 Morris, Thomas Asbury, 1845-1915
24 Morrison, Henry Clay, 1906-1907
25 Mouzon, Edwin DuBose, 1912-1937
26 Murrah, William Belton, 1913-1914
27 Neely, Thomas Benjamin, 1893-1924
28 Newell, Frederick Buckley, 1952-1955
29 Newman, John Philip, 1877-1958
30 Nicholson, Thomas [contents moved to Thomas Nicholson Papers]
31 Ninde, William X. [contents moved to William X. Ninde Family Papers]
32 Northcott, H. Clifford, 1948-1955
33 Nuelsen, John Louis, 1910-1946
34 Oldham, William Fitzjames, 1900-1937
35 Ormston, Mark D., 1939-1951
36-38 Oxnam, Garfield Bromley, 1937-1957
39 Paine, Robert, 1882-1941
40 Parker, Edwin Wallace, 1890-1969
41 Parker, Linus, 1946
42 Pascoe, Juan Nicanor, 1930-1932
43 Pearce, William, 1939-1947
44 Peck, Jesse Treusdell, 1873-1881
45 Peele, William Walter, 1938-1951
46 Phillips, Glenn R., 1949-1964
47 Pickett, Jarrell Waskom, 1942-1950
48 Pierce, George Foster, 1881-1951
49 Purcell, Clare, 1938-1952
50 Quayle, William Alfred, 1899-1948
51 Raines, Richard C., 1930-1954
52 Reed, Marshall R., 1944-1954
53 Richardson, Ernest Gladstone, 1874-1947
54 Richardson, James, 1860-1890
55 Roberts, Benjamin Titus, 1885-1953
56 Roberts, Robert Richford, 1840-1890
57 Robinson, John Edward, 1904-1919
58 Robinson, John Wesley, 1912-1947
59 Rockey, Clement Daniel, 1938-1952
60 Ryang, Ju Sam, 1932-1954
Box Folder
578 01 Scott, Isaiah Benjamin, 1899-1949
02 Selecman, Charles Claude, 1923-1971
03 Sellew, Walter Ashbel, 1900-1948
04 Shaw, Alexander Preston, 1926-1946
05-06 Shepherd, William Orville, 1879-1947
07 Short, Roy H., 1948-1973
08 Simpson, Matthew, 1873-1942
09 Slicer, Henry, 1875-1956
10 Smith, Alexander Coke, 1889-1907
11 Smith, Charles William, 1898-1911
12 Smith, Harry Lester, 1912-1944
13 Smith, Philander, 1860-1920
14 Smith, William Angie, 1944-1953
15 Sommer, J. W. Ernst, 1946-1952
16 Soule, Joshua, 1842-1948
17 Spellmeyer, Henry, 1880-1907
18-20 Springer, John McKendree, 1912-1958
21 Straughn, James Henry, 1937-1968
22 Stuntz, Homer Clyde, 1883-1920
23 Subhan, John Abdus, 1940-1951
24 Sucasas, Isaias Fernandes, 1946
25 Tarboux, John William, 1940-1947
26 Taylor, J. Paul, 1947-1949
27 Taylor, William, 1863-1951
28 Thirkeild, Wilbur Patterson, 1894-1969
29 Thoburn, James Mills, 1888-1907
30 Tigert, John James III, 1899-1950
31 Tippett, Donald H., 1948-1952
32 Usaki, Kogoro, 1910-1950
33 Valencia, José L., 1953-1959
34 Vincent, John H. [contents moved to John Heyl Vincent Papers]
35 Voight, Edwin E., 1952-1955
36 Wade, Raymond J., 1922-1954
37 Walden, John Morgan, 1873-1911
38 Waldorf, Ernest Lynn, 1920-1948
39 Wang, Chih P’ing, 1930-1948
40 Ward, Ralph A., 1938-1963
41 Ward, Seth, 1887-1946
42-43 Warne, Francis Wesley, 1900-1939
44 Warren, Henry White, 1864-1948
45 Waterhouse, Richard Green, 1898-1937
46 Watkins, William Turner, 1938-1957
47 Watts, H. Bascom, 1952
48 Welch, Herbert, 1910-1962
49 Werner, Hazen G., 1950-1956
50 Wesley, Arthur Frederick, 1945-1949
51 Wicke, Lloyd C., 1953-1968
52 Wightman, William May, 1845
53 Wilson, Alpheus W., 1895-1908
54 Wilson, Luther Barton, 1902-1948
55 Zahniser, Arthur DeFrance, 1933-1950
Box Folder
579A 01-02 Anderson, William F. - legal size, 1901-1944
03 Atkins, James – legal size, 1884-1944
04 Bast, Anton (legal size), 1919-1932
05 Bickley, George H. (legal size), 1924
06 Chitambar, Jashwant Rao (legal size), 1922-1930
07 Denny, Collins (legal size), 1937
08 Hamilton, John William (legal size), 1908-1934
09 Haygood, Atticus Green (legal size), 1866-1868
10 Leonard, Adna Wright (legal size), 1943
11 Mouzon, Edwin DuBose (legal size), 1917
12 Welch, Herbert (legal size), 1932-1960
Box Folder
2023A 01 Ainsworth, William – oversize, 1918
02 Anderson, William F. – oversize, 1911-1939
03 Baker, Osmon Cleander – oversize, 1852
04 Chitambar, Jashwant Rao – oversize, 1930
05 Granberry, John Cowper – oversize, 1852-1886
06 Hamilton, John William Francis – oversize, 1903-1934
07 Haygood, Atticus Green – oversize, 1888-1899
08 Johnson, Eben Samuel – oversize, 1911-1912
09 Kavanaugh, Hubbard Hinde – oversize, 1854
10 Leete, Frederick DeLand – oversize, 1883-1950
11 McMurray, William Fletcher – oversize, 1918-1921
12 Oldham, William Fitzjames – oversize, 1904-1906
13 Waldorf, Ernest Lynn – oversize, 1913

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Series 2:
Prints and Photographs, 1814-1964

The second series consists of prints and photographs divided into two subseries: images of individuals (ordered by last name), and group images (ordered by date and size). Page numbers refer to images published in Bishop Leete’s book, Methodist Bishops. All images in box 2023B and 2023C are larger than 8x10”. Smaller prints and photographs can be found in many of the series 1 folders and in box 579A.
Subseries 1: Images of Individuals
Box Folder
2023B 01 Ainsworth, William N., circa 1900-1925
02 Hamilton, John William, circa 1932
03 Lambuth, Walter Russell, circa 1900-1921
04 Leete, Frederick DeLand, 1910-1940
05 McKendree, William, 1814
06 Smith, A. Frank, circa 1950-1960
07 Waldorf, Earnest Lynn, circa 1910-1940
Subseries 2: Group Photographs
Box Folder
579A 13-14 Bishops of the M. E. Church, South, 1891, 1904
15 Bishops: "Hostetler – Des Moines", 1920
16 Bishops meeting, Darjeeling, India, 1921
17 Our Bishops 1784-1934 (MECS), 1934
18 MEC, MECS, and MPC bishops in Nashville, TN, 1938
19 Bishops Moore, Straughn, and Hughes, 1939
20 Bishops of the Free Methodist Church (Leete, p. 441), 1942
21 Some early bishops (Leete book, p. 101), 1948
22 First bishops of the MECS (Leete, p. 121), 1948
23 M. E. bishops of the Nineteenth Century (Leete, p. 185), 1948
24 MECS bishops, Middle Period (Leete, p. 255), 1948
25 Bishops Attending Meth. Unification Conference (p. 441) 1948
26 Bishops’ Council, Methodist Church, 1949
27 Multiple bishops (some identified), 1900-1960
28 Prints and Photographs – Photos of Various Bishops, undated
Box Folder
2023C 01 Bishops of the M. E. Church, South print, 1852
02 Bishops of the M. E. Church, 1864
03 Centenary of American Methodism, 1866
04 American Methodism print, 1872
05 Founder and Bishops M. E. Church print, 1872
06-07 Bishops of the M. E. Church prints, 1872-1873
08 Bishops of the M. E. Church, South print, 1877
09-12 Bishops of the M. E. Church, 1884-1900
13 Bishops of the M. E. Church, South in Waco, TX, 1904
14 Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1909
15 Bishops of the M. E. Church, South, 1910
16 Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church, circa 1910-1918
17 Board of Bishops, M. E. Church, 1912
18-19 Bishops of the M. E. Church, 1913, 1920
20 Bishops of the M. E. Church, South, 1923
21 College of Bishops, M. E. Church, South, 1930-1934
22 Judicial Council, M. E. Church, South, 1934
23 Bishops attending Methodist Unification Conference, 1939
24 Methodist Church bishops in Minneapolis, 1956
25-26 Council of Bishops, Methodist Church, 1960, 1964

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