Caroline M. Clay collection of sermons and eulogy
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Caroline M. Clay collection of sermons and eulogy

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Clay, Caroline M.
Title: Caroline M. Clay collection of sermons and eulogy
Dates: 1857-1891
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1046

Biographical/Historical Note

Caroline M. Clay, a Savannah, Georgia resident, was the daughter of Thomas Carolin Clay and Caroline Law Clay.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one eulogy and three sermons. The eulogy was delivered by the Honorable W. G. Brantley on James Hamilton Couper, 1794-1866. Brantley outlines Couper's success as a plantation owner in Glynn County, Georgia. Couper experimented with sugar cane, and grew cotton, rice, and olive trees on his plantation, Hopeton. Brantley also recounted Couper's care of his slaves and his loyalty to the Confederacy despite his aversion to succession.

Two of the sermons were delivered by Dr. Isaac Stockton Keith Axson, 1813-1891, in January, 1874, at the Independent Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia, where he served as minister from 1857-1891. The first sermon, The Lord is Pitiful of Tender Mercy, discusses the Lord's mercy and pity of sinners. The second sermon, It Came to Pass That After These Days That One Told Joseph, 'Beloved Thy Father is Sick,' concerns the death and resurrection of Jesus.

The undated third sermon, A Sermon on Infant Baptism, by J. S. C. (possibly James Stark Clay, brother of Caroline Clay) traces the practice of infant baptism and the precedents for it.


Index Terms

Axson, I. S. K., (Isaac Stockton Keith), 1813-1891.
Brantley, W. G.
Christianity.
Clay, Caroline M.
Couper, J. Hamilton, (James Hamilton), 1794-1866.
Eulogies.
Sermons.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Caroline M. Clay collection of sermons and eulogy, MS 1046, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Caroline M. Clay, 1969.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: Eulogy delivered by Honorable W. G. Brantley on James Hamilton Couper, 1794-1866
 
Item 2: Dr. Isaac Stockton Keith Axson sermon, 1874 January 18
titled The Lord is Pitiful of Tender Mercy.
 
Item 3: Dr. Isaac Stockton Keith Axson sermon, 1874 January 25
titled It Came to Pass That After These Days That One Told Joseph, 'Beloved Thy Father is Sick.
 
Item 4: J. S. C. sermon, undated
titled A Sermon on Infant Baptism.