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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Scudder Hamilton Diary, 1842-1846



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hamilton, William Scudder, 1815-1873
Title: Hamilton, William Scudder, Diary
Dates: 1842-1846
Abstract: The William Scudder Hamilton Diary, 1842-1846, consists of Hamilton’s account of his early years as a Methodist minister in Crockett, Jasper County, and Colorado County, Texas, including his ordination and daily activities.
Accession No.: 71-035
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Methodist minister William Scudder Hamilton (1815-1873) was born to John Ross and Sarah Ellen Scudder Hamilton in Princeton, New Jersey. After attending Princeton College, Hamilton served as a United States District Attorney before he and his parents moved to Cedar Bayou in the Republic of Texas. In 1842, Hamilton became a minister in the Methodist Church, later teaching at Rutersville College and directing a Methodist school in Seguin. In 1846, he married Louisa McIntosh Dickson, daughter of Texas revolutionary Abishai Mercer Dickson.

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Scope and Contents

The William Scudder Hamilton Diary, 1842-1846, consists of Hamilton’s account of his early years as a Methodist minister in Crockett, Jasper County, and Colorado County, Texas, including his ordination and daily activities. Additionally, the diary contains his speech for a Fourth of July celebration.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hamilton, William Scudder, 1815-1873 -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
Methodist Church -- Texas -- Clergy.
Subjects
Fourth of July addresses.
Places
Crockett (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Jasper County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Colorado County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Scudder Hamilton Diary, 1842-1846, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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3C151 Diary, 1842-1846

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