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  1. Augustus H. Strong. {a lithograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Lithograph of Augustus Hopkins Strong. 1881. On August 3, 1836, Augustus H. Strong was born in Rochester, New York. He was converted and baptized in his junior year of college. After graduating from Yale College in 1857, he entered the Rochester Theological Seminary, from which he graduated in 1859. Following graduation Strong pursued studies at various German universities and traveled throughout Europe and the East. He was ordained pastor of the First Baptist Church of Haverhill, Massachusetts, in 1861. Four years later he became the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, Ohio, during which he received an honorary D.D. from Brown University. In 1872 he left Ohio to become president of the Rochester Theological Seminary and Professor of Theology. He died on November 29, 1921. JPG file (309 KB)
    Subject: Strong, Augustus H., 1836-1921. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  2. Ezra Butler. {a composite picture}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Composite Picture of Ezra Butler. 1913. During September 1763 Ezra Butler was born in Lancaster, Massachusetts. He managed a large farm in New Hampshire until he was 22, at which time he moved to Waterbury, Vermont, to start his own farm. At 27 he was converted. When a “wilderness” Baptist church was started in 1800, Butler was ordained to be its pastor. He lived the life of a civil servant, serving as a representative to the General Assembly of Vermont, chief justice for Washington County, a member of Congress, and governor of Vermont. He died on July 12, 1838. (page 172 of: The Baptist Encyclopaedia A Dictionary of the Doctrines, Ordinances, Usages, Confessions of Faith, Sufferings, Labors, and Successes, and of the General History of the Baptist Denomination in all Lands. With Numerous Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American and Foreign Baptists, and a Supplement. Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1881) JPG file (168 KB)
    Subject: Baptists--Biography. and Butler, Ezra, 1763-1838.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  3. William W. Stickney. {a photograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Photograph of William W. Stickney. 1913. Born in Plymouth, Vermont, on March 21, 1853. He graduated from Phillips Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire, and received his LLD from Norwich University in 1902. After practicing law for a number of years, he became the state's attorney and later the speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives. From 1900-1902 he was the governor of Vermont. He died in Tyson, Vermont on December 15, 1932. (page 1186-1187 of: Who Was Who in America: Volume I 1897-1942. Chicago, IL: A.N. Marquis Company, 1943) JPG file (778 KB)
    Subject: Baptists--Biography. and Stickney, William W., 1853-1932.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  4. James Milton Carroll. {a photograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Photograph of James Milton Carroll. 1923. James Milton Carroll was born in Monticello, Arkansas, on January 8, 1852. In 1858 he moved to Texas with his parents. He began attending Baylor University in 1873. After graduation he became pastor of churches at Anderson and Oakland. During this time he also served as Corresponding Secretary of the Sunday School Convention of Texas. He served in Corpus Christi for three years as a missionary pastor. He pastored churches throughout Texas and raised funds for countless boards. In 1892 he became corresponding Secretary for the Baptist General Convention of Texas. Later he was elected pastor of the First Baptist church of Waco, a position he resigned from in order to work on the Baylor University endowment. In 1913 he became president-elect of Howard Payne College. Ten years later he published A History of Texas Baptists, a culmination of over 40 years of research. (page 45 of Baptist Biography, vol 2.) Carroll died on January 11, 1931. JPG file (745 KB)
    Subject: Baptists--Biography. and Carroll, James Milton, 1852-1931.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  5. Monroe Elmon Dodd. {a photograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Photograph of Monroe Elmon Dodd. 1923. Monroe Elmon Dodd was born in Brazil, Tennessee, on September 8, 1878. He was ordained in April 1902, while a student at Union University, from which he graduated in 1904. Later in life he would receive three D.D. degrees: from Clinton College in 1908, from Union University in 1909, and from Baylor University in 1918. In his last year at Union, Dodd was called to be pastor of the First Baptist Church of Fulton, Kentucky. He took leave from Fulton after a few months when he was called by the Foreign Mission Board to be a missionary to Mexico. After several months of prayer, he returned to the Fulton church. He founded The Baptist Message, which later merged into the Baptist and Reflector. In 1908 he accepted the pastorate of the First Baptist Church of Paducah, Kentucky. Three years later he was called to the Twenty-Second and Walnut Street Baptist Church in Louisville. In 1912 he accepted the call of the First Baptist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana. During WWI he worked among soldiers with the YMCA in Europe. He died on August 6, 1952. JPG file (143 KB)
    Subject: Dodd, Monroe Elmon, 1878-1952. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  6. James Pettigru Boyce. {a lithograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Lithograph of James Pettigru Boyce. 1881. On January 11, 1827, James Pettigru Boyce was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended Charleston College for two years before entering Brown University, from which he graduated in 1847. Upon being baptized in 1846, Boyce joined with the First Baptist Church at Charleston. He edited the Southern Baptist for six months before entering Princeton Theological Seminary in 1849. Boyce was ordained pastor of the Baptist church in Columbia, South Carolina in 1851. In 1855 he became a Furman University professor, where he remained until he was elected professor in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1858 and 1859. Boyce served two terms in the South Carolina Legislature, beginning in 1862. He published several works including: A Brief Catechism on Bible Doctrines, The Doctrine and Uses of the Sanctuary, Death and Life the Christian’s Portion, and The Suffering Christ. Boyce died on December 28, 1888. JPG file (357 KB)
    Subject: Boyce, James Pettigru, 1827-1888. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  7. Charles Haddon Spurgeon. {a drawing}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Drawing of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. 1920. On June 19, 1834, Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born at Kelvedon, Essex, England. At an early age he moved to Stambourne to live with his grandfather, a pastor. He was saved on December 15, 1850, and he was baptized on May 3, 1851. The next year he assumed the pastorate of the church at Waterbeach. In 1853 he was invited to supply the pulpit at the church in Southwark, London. By April 28 of the next year, that church called him as its pastor. The church at Southwark experienced such growth that the Metropolitan Tabernacle was built between 1859 and 1861. Due to illness, Spurgeon’s brother, James Archer, was appointed to be co-pastor. C. H. Spurgeon has been published extensively, most notably in the form of sermons. He was also a philanthropist, creating orphanages for boys and girls and starting the Pastors’ College. He died January 31, 1892. (page 1093 of: The Baptist Encyclopaedia A Dictionary of the Doctrines, Ordinances, Usages, Confessions of Faith, Sufferings, Labors, and Successes, and of the General History of the Baptist Denomination in all Lands. With Numerous Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American and Foreign Baptists, and a Supplement. Philadelphia: Louis H. Everts, 1881) JPG file (458 KB)
    Subject: Spurgeon, Charles Haddon, 1834-1892. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  8. J. L. Ward. {a photograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Photograph of J. L. Ward. 1923. J.L. Ward was pastor of the Baptist Church of Decatur, Texas. He served as president of Decatur Baptist College from 1900-1907, and then again in 1914. JPG file (173 KB)
    Subject: Baptists--Biography. and Ward, J. L., ?-?.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  9. Richard Briscoe Cook. {a lithograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Lithograph of Richard Briscoe Cook. 1881. On November 11, 1838, Richard Briscoe Cook was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his elementary education in public schools and at Newton University. He was baptized on April 12, 1857. In 1859 Cook entered Columbian College to prepare for ministry; he graduated in 1863 with an A.B. degree with honors. In 1866 he received the degree of A.M. Following his ordination in 1864, Cook became pastor of the Baptist church in Holmesburg, Philadelphia. In 1875 Cook became pastor of the Second Baptist Church in Wilmington, Delaware. He served as vice-president and president of the Philadelphia Baptist Ministerial Conference. He died in 1916. JPG file (367 KB)
    Subject: Baptists--Biography. and Cook, Richard Briscoe, 1838-1916.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.
  10. David Burcham Ray. {a lithograph}

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    Creator: Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library., Strickland, Michael., and Perry, Beth.
    Description: Lithograph of David Burcham Ray. 1881. On March 30, 1830, David Burcham Ray was born in Hickman, Kentucky. Following his conversion, he was baptized on October 16, 1844. Following his ordination in 1856, Ray worked in Kentucky and Tennessee until 1870, when he became editor of the Baptist Sentinel. In 1873 he became pastor at La Grange, Missouri. There he remained until 1880, when he moved to St. Louis. He studied at the Clinton Seminary in Kentucky until health problems forced him to leave school. Ray is noted for two primary works: Text-Book on Campbellism (1867) and Baptist Succession (1870). He died in 1922. JPG file (332 KB)
    Subject: Ray, David Burcham, 1830-1922. and Baptists--Biography.
    Language: English.
    Publisher: Mercer University Atlanta, Monroe F. Swilley, Jr. Library.