Wilbur Fisk Tillett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0457

  • Staff Only

Dates

  • multiple

Language of Materials

English

A Chronology

  • Born: August 25, 1854 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, to John Tillett and Elizabeth Jenkins Wyche Tillett.
  • 1871 Enrolled at Trinity College, now Duke University
  • 1873 Transferred to Randolph-Macon
  • 1876-77 Instructor in English and Mathematics at Randolph-Macon
  • 1877 Entered Princeton Theological Seminary
  • 1879 Master of Arts from Princeton
  • 1880 Received into Virginia Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church, South and appointed pastor of Lynn Street Church, Danville, Virginia
  • 1882 Began teaching career at Vanderbilt through influence of Bishop Holland N. McTyeire. First Chaplain of the university as well as teacher of Systematic Theology.
  • 1883 Adjunct professor of Systematic Theology
  • 1884 Full professor of Systematic Theology 1886-1919 Dean of the Biblical Dept. and Vice-chancellor
  • 1888 Married Kate Schoolfield, who died in 1889.
  • 1889 Member of committee compiling the Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
  • 1894 Married Laura Elizabeth McCloud
  • 1899-1930 Member of Board of Education of Tennessee Conference of M.E. Church, South
  • 1902 Published Personal Salvation: Studies in Christian Doctrine Pertaining to the Spiritual Life - one of his most widely read books
  • 1905 Member of Commission preparing the Methodist Hymnal
  • 1910-1914 Member of General Board of Education of M.E. Church, South
  • 1912 Member of the Executive Committee of Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America
  • 1919-1936 Dean Emeritus of Vanderbilt Biblical Department
  • 1936 Died
Source: Lester H. Colloms. Wilbur Fisk Tillett. Louisville The Cloister Press, 1949.

Diplomas and Certificates:

W. F. Tillett

Doctor of Sacred Theology - Northwestern University.

Doctor of Sacred Theology - Wesleyan University.

Laura E. McCloud

Mistress of Arts and Science - Ashville Female College

Kate S. Tillett (daughter)

Certificate of Proficiency - Ward Seminary for Young Ladies.

Special Certificate - Ward Seminary for Young Ladies.

B. A.-Randolph-Macon College

M. A. - Vanderbilt University

M. A. - University of Wisconsin

Pi Gamma Mu Membership
Born: August 25, 1854
in Hendersonville, North Carolina, to John Tillett and Elizabeth Jenkins Wyche Tillett.
1871
Enrolled at Trinity College, now Duke University
1873
Transferred to Randolph-Macon
1876-77
Instructor in English and Mathematics at Randolph-Macon
1877
Entered Princeton Theological Seminary
1879
Master of Arts from Princeton
1880
Received into Virginia Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church, South and appointed pastor of Lynn Street Church, Danville, Virginia
1882
Began teaching career at Vanderbilt through influence of Bishop Holland N. McTyeire. First Chaplain of the university as well as teacher of Systematic Theology.
1883
Adjunct professor of Systematic Theology
1884
Full professor of Systematic Theology 1886-1919 Dean of the Biblical Dept. and Vice-chancellor
1888
Married Kate Schoolfield, who died in 1889.
1889
Member of committee compiling the Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South
1894
Married Laura Elizabeth McCloud
1899-1930
Member of Board of Education of Tennessee Conference of M.E. Church, South
1902
Published Personal Salvation: Studies in Christian Doctrine Pertaining to the Spiritual Life - one of his most widely read books
1905
Member of Commission preparing the Methodist Hymnal
1910-1914
Member of General Board of Education of M.E. Church, South
1912
Member of the Executive Committee of Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America
1919-1936
Dean Emeritus of Vanderbilt Biblical Department
1936
Died

Extent

2.1 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

List of Correspondents in Volume of Letters of Appreciation

Abney, O. M.
Ader, O. P.
Akin, J. G.
Alexander, Will W.
Ashida, Keiji
Baker, W. L.
Baker, Ward McKim
Beale, George L.
Beauchamp, W. B.
Bourne, William R.
Bowen, C. A.
Briuson, Summers
Brooks, Joseph H.
Browne, O. E.
Buyers, Paul E.
Campbell, C. K.
Campbell, H. U.
Campbell, Will B.
Candler, B. T.
Canter, H. M.
Carre, Henry Beach
Carter, Cullen T.
Chambers, Herbert O.
Chao, T. C.
Christian, W. Asbury
Clark, Blmer T.
Clement, A. E.
Cook, Edmund F.
Cook, Osgood F.
Cooper, G. F.
Cooper, Oscar T.
C-?, Theodore
Corder, W. B.
Cowan, H.
Grady Craig, R. J.
Crowe, C. R.
Crowe, Fletcher S.
Cuninggins, J.
Curtis, W. M.
Davis, W. A.
Day, Frank C. L.
Demaree, T. W. B.
Dempsey, Elam F.
Dixon, J. W.
Dowd, O. W.
Duncan, Berry Jackson
Dunkle, William F.
Ellison, R. R.
Evans, George J.
Flinn, Glenn
Gamble, Foster K.
Givens, Claude P.
Glasgow, B. B.
Glass, H. I.
Greene, C. J.
Gunter, A. L.
H-?, Thos.
Hagler, J. A.
Hall, W. B.
Hargis, Geo. E.
Hawlains, R. M.
Hornbach, J. M.
Hounshell, C. G.
Hutchinson, Forney
Irion, J. W.
Joyner, N. E.
Kern, Paul B.
King W. P.
Klyer, W. H.
Kubota, G.
Lanius, Carol V.
Lewis, E. D.
Lewis, J. D.
Li, Tien Chuch
Long, Lem R.
Lowe, L. D.
Lowrey, P. O.
Luton, J. P.
Matsumoto, M.
May, John Albert
Menard, W. T.
Moore, E. G.
Moore, Leland
Moore, Roy
Morgan, George A.
Morgan, J. J.
Muraoka, Buichi
Murata, T.
McCullock, J. E.
Mcculloch, J. E.
McGeehee, Chas. D.
McLeod, N. B.
Nakamura, Kinzi
Naylor, George D.
Nelson, Jno. R.
Nelson, J. W.
Odell, Edson K.
Ormond, J. M.
Owens, H. Bascowe
Oxford, J. S.
Parsons, J.
Robert Pennington, B. B.
Perry, Louis C.
Phaup, LeRoy J.
Pipkin, Charles W.
Powell, Paul S.
Purcell, Clare
Ragsdale, T. C.
Ratledge, A. P.
Rawlings, E. H.
Rector, G. C.
Reves, Claude M.
Ricks, Wm. B.
Ruff, Robert H.
Ruyle, C. E.
Ryang, J. S.
Seay, Frank
Senchker, James Seehorn
Simpson, Claude M.
Shackford, John W.
Slaton, S. T.
Smith, G. F.
Smith, Wesley M.
Stevenson, Henry M.
Stevenson, R. E.
Stodghill, T. Whitt
Stokes, Henry
Stowe, J. J.
Tally, Charles T.
Tanaka, Y.
Taylor, J. F.
Touchstone, C.
Towson, Willard E.
Turrentine, S. B.
Tylen, Frank A.
Waiter, Bennett T.
Ware, W. R.
Waterfield, Clough A.
Weaver, Lester
Welburn, William D.
Wells, Frank L.
Wiggins, C. E.
Willcoxon, J. T.
Wilson, M. E.
Wilson, N. H. D.
Wynn, R. H.
Title
Finding Aid for the Wilbur Fisk Tillett Papers
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

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