|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Clay, Caroline M.|
|Title:||Caroline M. Clay collection of sermons and eulogy|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Caroline M. Clay, a Savannah, Georgia resident, was the daughter of Thomas Carolin Clay and Caroline Law Clay.
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.
Material was acquired from collector.
[item identification], Caroline M. Clay collection of sermons and eulogy, MS 1046, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Caroline M. Clay, 1969.
Collection is open for research.
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.
|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.|