A Guide to the Marmaduke Gardner Papers, 1841, 1848-1879
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)
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.
This collection is open for research use.
Marmaduke Gardner Papers, 1841, 1848-1879, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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