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William G. Whilden Collection

SUMMARY INFORMATION
Title: Collection of William G. Whilden Letters
Accession #: 1959-007, 1959-015
Physical Description: .42 linear feet (1 box)
Languages: English

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
Provenance/Source of Acquisition: Loulie Latimer Owens and unknown, 1959
Biographical Sketch: Biographical Sketch
Location: Manuscript Collection
Related Material: S.C. Baptist Biography file – William G. Whilden; Belton O. Mauldin Family Correspondence

ARRANGEMENT:
By material type.

DESCRIPTION:
The collection consists of correspondence, a booklet and some holograph fragments by Whilden. There are two letters to Basil Manly, Jr., one written from Charleston, the other from Williamston, with Whilden commenting on Baptist resources used in his research; and a letter from Richard H. Griffith, principal at Cooper-Limestone Institute, commenting on Whilden’s work on a history of S.C. Baptists.

Whilden apparently planned a history of S.C. Baptists with a biographical compilation of pastors. Files containing these sketches were found in the collection and apparently were incorporated into the S.C. Baptist Biographies collection in 1960. The booklet and holograph fragments contain names of preachers that Whilden was seeking additional information.

Collection Inventory

USING THE COLLECTION:
Access Restrictions: None.
Restrictions on Use: None.
Preferred Citation: [Identification of item], in the Collection of William G. Whilden Letters, Special Collections and Archives, Furman University, Greenville, S.C.