Holland Nimmons McTyeire Sermons

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0282

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

This collection of 163 of Bishop McTyeire’s early sermons came to the library about 1957 from John J. Tigert IV. They had been sent to his father, John J. Tigert III by J. D. Hamilton in 1894 after they were discovered, along with some papers of Bishop Soule, “in the stable at Bp. McTyeire’s by Nellie the cook” (see letter in folder 36).

Most of the sermons were preached to the Methodist congregations to which McTyeire was minister; a few were preached to other groups such as African Americans and sailors; one was preached on board a riverboat. Many are annotated by McTyeire, retrospectively and informally; he includes his own criticism (based on hindsight), comments by others, remarks on the circumstances under which the sermon was preached, and other incidental comments of an autobiographical nature. There are also some handwritten annotations, as to date, location, etc., by John J. Tigert III and John J. Tigert IV.

Following is a key to where the sermons were preached:

1 - 29. Williamsburg, Va., and elsewhere in Virginia, 1844-1846.

30 - 61. Mobile, Ala., 1846-1847.

62 - 96. Demopolis, Ala., and vicinity, 1847.

97 - 107. Flynn and McTyeire Course of Lectures, Demopolis, Ala., 1847.

108 - 115. Columbus, Miss., and vicinity, 1848.

116 - 163. New Orleans, La., 1849-1850.

Dates

  • 1844 - 1850

Conditions Governing Access

This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact specialcollections@vanderbilt.edu.

Extent

.42 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains 163 of Bishop McTyeire’s early sermons from 1844-1850. Most of the sermons were preached to the Methodist congregations to which McTyeire was minister; a few were preached to other groups such as African Americans and sailors; one was preached on board a riverboat. Many are annotated by McTyeire, retrospectively and informally; he includes his own criticism (based on hindsight), comments by others, remarks on the circumstances under which the sermon was preached, and other incidental comments of an autobiographical nature.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection of 163 of Bishop McTyeire’s early sermons came to the library about 1957 from John J. Tigert IV. They had been sent to his father, John J. Tigert III by J. D. Hamilton in 1894 after they were discovered, along with some papers of Bishop Soule, “in the stable at Bp. McTyeire’s by Nellie the cook” (see letter in folder 36).
Title
Finding Aid for the Holland Nimmons McTyeire Sermons
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Jean and Alexander Heard Library
419 21st Avenue South
Nashville TN 37203 United States


 

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