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William A. Guerry papers

Identifier: MS-020

Scope and Contents

This collection contains original drafts of Bishop Guerry's (1861-1928) sermons, articles, correspondence, speeches, and prayers from about 1907-1928 -- the last 20 years of his life. Many of Guerry's articles touch upon controversial topics such as the role of divorce in Christianity. The collection also includes the published forms of Guerry's articles, such as religious periodicals and newspapers. An interesting document in the collection outlines Bishop Guerry's investigation into the location of the American Revolutionary War General Moultrie's burial site.


  • 1907-1928


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

William A. Guerry was and Episcopal Bishop, Chaplain, and Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology at the University of the South from 1893-1907. He was also the father of Alexander Guerry, University of Chattanooga President from 1929 to 1938.


0.63 Linear Feet (2 containers)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on an unknown date by an unknown source.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.


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Collection Area Details

Part of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Manuscript Collections Collection Area

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Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 USA
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