Wilbur Fisk Tillett Collection

Identifier: MSS.0386

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents Note

This.21 linear feet collection, in 23 file folders, contains family correspondence Wilbur Tillett received from several family members, postcards, poems, and a pamphlet. The correspondence is arranged in chronological order.


  • 1875 - 1936

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Biographical/Historical Note

Wilbur Fisk Tillett (1854-1936) was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He graduated from, Randolph-Macon College (now Duke University) in 1877; In 1879, he received a Master of Arts from Princeton University, and graduated from the Princeton Theological Seminary in 1880. Subsequently, he received doctor’s degrees from Randolph-Macon, Wesleyan, Southwestern and Northwestern.

In 1882, he began his teaching career at Vanderbilt as the first Chaplain of the University as well as teacher of Systematic Theology. He later became Dean of the Vanderbilt School of Religion

During his lifetime, he published many books on Christian doctrine and Methodism.


.21 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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