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J.A. Ledbetter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss.Coll.029

Scope and Contents

This very small collection contains handwritten sermons by Rev. J.A. Ledbetter during 1861-1894, primarily from the 1870s. One photocopy of a photograph of Rev. Ledbetter is included along with his obituary. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into three series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Literary Productions, Photographs, and Printed Material.

The literary productions series contains only hand written sermons by Rev. J.A. Ledbetter. The majority of them are from the 1870s, when he was more than likely most active in Christian Churches in the South (1:2, 1:3, 1:5-1:9). There is one sermon from 1861 (1:4) and one from 1894 (1:10).

The photograph and printed material series are the smallest in the collection, each containing only one item. The photograph series has one photocopy of an original photograph of Rev. J.A. Ledbetter. This is the only proof at this time we have that documents what Rev. Ledbetter looked like (2:1). Additionally, the printed material series contains the obituary of Rev. Ledbetter that was written by Dr. J.O. Atkinson. The date of when this obituary was written is unknown (3:1). This obituary represents the only biographical information we know about Rev. Ledbetter at this time (3:1).

Dates

  • 1861 - 1894

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical / Historical

The only biographical information at this time about Rev. J.A. Ledbetter can be found in the obituary that Dr. J.O. Atkinson wrote. We have no information as to when Rev. Ledbetter was born or when he died. We know that he was a minister of many Christian Churches in the South, spending a lot of time in both North Carolina and Virginia during the 1860s, 1870s, and 1890s. He was also involved with mission work for the Christian Church. At one point in his life, he was a resident of Elon College, NC. At the time of his death, his family lived in Gibsonville, NC. He was married and had four children. For more information about the biography of Rev. J.A. Ledbetter, please refer to the printed material series, which includes his obituary (3:1).

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This very small collection contains handwritten sermons by Rev. J.A. Ledbetter during 1861-1894, primarily from the 1870s. One photocopy of a photograph of Rev. Ledbetter is included along with his obituary. The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into three series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Literary Productions, Photographs, and Printed Material.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material into three series, then chronologically within each series, where applicable. The series are: Literary Productions, Photographs, and Printed Material.

Physical Location

The collection is located in Belk Library Archives Satellite Shelving at Elon University. Please contact the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift. Please refer to the Correspondence Legal file for more information.

Accession Number

#2008.56.1

Related Materials

There are no related materials to this collection at this time.

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, December, 2008
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Encoded by Katie Nash, December, 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Belk Library, Room 204
Campus Box 2550
Elon U.S.A. - North Carolina 27244