Horace Southworth Pratt letter
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Horace Southworth Pratt letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Pratt, Horace Southworth, -approximately 1840.
Title: Horace Southworth Pratt letter
Dates: 1835
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0631

Biographical/Historical Note

Horace S. Pratt (d. ca. 1840) moved to St. Mary's, Georgia, between the years 1817 and 1819, where he first worked as a missionary. Pratt became the first Presbyterian minister in the town after the church was organized in 1822. He served there from 1822 until January, 1830, and again 1832-1837. In 1838, Pratt resigned and moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where he became a professor at the University of Alabama. The university allowed Professor Pratt's family to use the campus cemetery; this cemetery may include his grave.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an 1835 letter from Horace Pratt to the Reverend T. Gallaudet in Hartford, Connecticut, requesting aid in raising subscriptions for St. Mary's Seminary. He lists some prospective donors.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Pratt, Horace Southworth, -approximately 1840.
Presbyterian theological seminaries--Georgia.
Saint Marys (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Horace Southworth Pratt letter, MS 631, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Horace S. Pratt to the Rev. T. Gallaudet. St. Mary's, Ga., 1835 July 6 ( 3.0 p. )
Requesting aid in raising subscriptions for St. Mary's Seminary; lists some prospective donors.