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Index Terms

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Oscar Murray Addison Papers, 1834-1915



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Addison, Oscar Murray
Title: Oscar Murray Addison Papers
Dates: 1834-1915
Abstract: Addison was a Methodist clergyman (1820-1898), circuit rider in the Texas Conference, served in the Confederate Army, represented the American Bible Association in Texas, and became charter member of the Northwest Texas Conference in 1866. Papers document the history of the Methodist Church in Texas as well as the Addison family and Addison’s career.
Accession No.: AR 1934
Extent: 3 feet
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Methodist clergyman (1820-1898), circuit rider in the Texas Conference, served in the Confederate Army, represented the American Bible Association in Texas, became charter member of the Northwest Texas Conference in 1866.

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Scope and Contents

Papers document the history of the Methodist Church in Texas as well as the Addison family and Addison’s career. Included are correspondence, reminiscences, diaries, financial papers, legal papers, minutes, resolutions, broadsides, notes, newspaper clippings, pictorial items, certificates and literary productions consisting of poetry and a manuscript biography of Texas pioneer Methodist preacher Joseph P. Sneed, as well as two typescript copies.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

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Index Terms

Subjects
Addison, Oscar Murray, 1820-1898.
Mann, Horace, 1796-1959--Photographs.
Sneed, Joseph P., 1804-1881.
American Bible Society.
Clergy--Texas.
Methodist Church--Texas.
Methodist Episcopal Church--Texas.
Religious literature.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Oscar Murray Addison Papers, 1834-1915, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

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2A103 Journal of church conference held at Montgomery, Texas, 1839-1850
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2A120 Corrrespondence:
1834-1952
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2A121 1853-1864
1865-1909, undated
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2A123 Letters as Bible agent, 1877-1878
Legal instruments, 1839-1898
Minutes, resolutions and other notes on church government, 1834-1892, undated
Sermons, 1843-1897
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2A124 Sermons, undated
Writings to church publications, 1842-1898
Manuscript notes
Manuscript writings
Nashville, Texas, mission
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2A125 Diaries and private journals, 1852-1859
Private journals, undated
“Life and Times of Rev. Joseph P. Sneed”
Joseph P. Sneed’s journal, 1839-1840
Reports and private notes
Poetry
Account papers, 1847-1892
Account books, 1854-1877, 1883-1884
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2A126 Personal certificates, 1847-1848
Printed materials
Newspaper clippings, 1860-1914
Miscellaneous
Fragments
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2Q399 “The Life and Times of Rev. Joseph P. Sneed, A Pioneer Methodist Preacher Late a Member of the North West Texas Annual Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South”
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3S102 Photographs and pictorial:
Unidentified man, albumen [?] photograph, undated
Horace Mann, president of Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, copper engraving [intaglio print?], by J.C. Buttre, from a daguerreotype, inscription on reverse “Found among papers captured at the taking of Brashear City, June 23rd, 1863,” undated
Rev. Bishop James O. Andrews, D.D., copper engraving [intaglio print?], by J.C. Buttre, New York, NY, from a daguerreotype by C.C. Hughes, undated
Thomas O. Summers, D.D., steel engraving [?], woodcut [?], [relief print?], by J.W. Orr, undated
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3S142 Oversize materials:
Marriage certificate for James H. Addison and Elizabeth Montgomery, performed by Oscar M. Addison, June 5, 1856
Passport of W.B. Krumbhaar, from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Havana, Cuba, May 2, 1866
Blank form, statistical report for use in Methodist churches [?], undated
Three blank certificates of dismissal, two for Sunday school pupils, one for a teacher, in the Methodist Episcopal Church, together on one paper
Our Little People, Sunday school publication, Southern Methodist Publishing House, Nashville, Tennessee, four issues printed on one sheet, March 2, 9, 15, 23, 1879
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Map collection Map of Farwell Heights, an addition of Waco, McLennan County, Texas, ca. 1860

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