Title: James C. Furman Collection
Creator: Furman, James C.
Biography: includes image
Provenance: Materials in the collection of James Clement Furman papers have been donated by several sources, including various members of the Furman family, and the university. Specific identification of these sources, however, is inconclusive.
Processing Information: Mark B. Horner completed processing, and the collection was opened to researchers in March 2000.
Extent: 17 linear feet (16 boxes)
Date Range: 1827-1932
Scope and Content: The papers of James C. Furman contain a broad assortment of materials, most of which date from the beginning of his career as a Baptist preacher in 1828 to his death in 1891. The collection of papers includes both personal and denominational correspondence, as well as sermons, speeches, and original poetry. A group of small notebooks includes various types of information, from records of funds raised for the denomination by Furman to herbal remedies. Biographical materials include both manuscript and typewritten notes for biographical works by H.T. Cook. Materials personally accumulated by Furman include booklets and papers that belonged to other family members, including his wives, Harriet Eloise and Mary Glenn Davis Furman, and Hannah Bowers Furman. Throughout the papers are sketches of people, places, and animals.
Arrangement: Materials in the collection have been organized into five series: Series I: Professional Correspondence; Series II: Sermons, Addresses, and Writings; Series III: Notebooks; Series IV: Biographical Material; Series V: Miscellanea; Series VI: Personal Correspondence. Series Descriptions
Collection Inventory: Boxes 1-10, Boxes 11-16
Location: Manuscript Collection; Digital collections available in the Digital Collections Center.
Accession #: 1959-003 and more unknown
- Personal Library of James C. Furman, an inventory of the books owned by James C. Furman that are currently in Special Collections and Archives.