Henry Newton papers, 1842-1900
Papers dating from 1842-1900 belonging to Henry Newton, a Presbyterian preacher raised in Athens, Georgia, who served numerous churches throughout northeast Georgia.
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Church records and registers--Georgia
African Americans--Social conditions--Georgia
Georgia--Economic conditions--20th century
Georgia--Economic conditions--19th century
African Americans--Southern States--Religion--History--19th century
Enslaved persons--Southern States
United States, Georgia, Clarke County, 33.95117, -83.36733
United States, Georgia, Clarke County, Athens, 33.96095, -83.37794
United States, Georgia, Hall County, 34.31689, -83.81968
United States, Georgia, Jackson County, 34.13388, -83.56635
Papers belonging to Henry Newton, a Presbyterian preacher raised in Athens who graduated from the University of Georgia in 1841 and the Columbia Theological Seminary in 1845. He served numerous Northeast Georgian churches from 1845-1897. Inside this collection is a sermon register volume, as well as a register embedded within the account book containing a listing of sermons preached (1863-1866) before multiple enslaved and emancipated audiences of African Americans with location details. There are also writings that document early sympathies shown for the theory of evolution within a religious setting, tensions over the question of slavery mounting within the Presbyterian Church, and economic and social conditions throughout Georgia, especially Jackson, Hall, and Clarke counties.
Columbia Theological Seminary