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Finding Aid to the William A. Scott Papers, 1830-1885
BANC MSS C-B 360  
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Description
Correspondence; church records; diaries, mainly of European trips; accounts; clippings re the San Francisco Committee of Vigilance of 1856; manuscripts of articles and sermons. Mainly concerning the Presbyterian church in California, Louisiana and New York.
Background
William Anderson Scott was born on January 31, 1813 and received a license to preach when he was seventeen. He later attended Cumberland College, took his degree at Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained by the Presbytery of Louisiana and Arkansas; he was elected president of the Seminary at Nashville and served as pastor at the Hermitage Church on the estate of Andrew Jackson.
Extent
Number of containers: 11 boxes, 4 oversize folders Linear feet: 4.6 Number of microfilm reels: 6
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.