University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Marmaduke Gardner Papers, 1841, 1848-1879



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gardner, Marmaduke, 1812-1879
Title: Marmaduke Gardner Papers
Dates: 1841, 1848-1879
Abstract: The Marmaduke Gardner Papers, 1841, 1848-1879, consist of an 1841 bible commentary from Burleson, Texas; a 1855 sermon notebook; and a journal and account book containing the constitution of the Universalist Society, partially written in Clarke County, Mississippi.
Extent: 4 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Marmaduke Gardner was a pioneer Universalist minister in Texas. Born in South Carolina in 1812, he became an ordained pastor of the Universalist Church in 1848 and moved to Texas in 1854. He became known for his extensive travel and missionary work and organized the first Universalist Society in Texas at Lawhon Springs, a community once situated near Lexington. Gardner died in 1879 in McDade, Texas.

Source: The Universalist register, with the usual astronomical tables, and a counting house almanac. 1880. Boston: Universalist Pub. House, 96. http://books.google.com/books?id=LjwRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA96&dq=marmaduke&ei=T4SwTIfBEoX0ygS08OCoCQ&cd=5#v=onepage&q=marmaduke&f=false (accessed on December 10, 2010)


Scope and Contents

The Marmaduke Gardner Papers, 1841, 1848-1879, consist of an 1841 bible commentary from Burleson, Texas; a 1855 sermon notebook; and a journal and account book containing the constitution of the Universalist Society, partially written in Clarke County, Mississippi.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Gardner, Marmaduke, 1812-1879--Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Universalist Church--Clergy--Texas
Subjects
Religious institutions--Texas
Places
Burleson (Tex.)
Clarke County (Miss.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marmaduke Gardner Papers, 1841, 1848-1879, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

box
3C153 Bible commentary, 1841
Sermon notebook, 1855
Constitution of Universalist Society, journal and account book, 1848-1879