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MCLEOD (WILLIAM ANGUS) PAPERS, 1900-1946


Descriptive Summary

Title: William Angus McLeod papers
Dates: 1900-1946
Accession Number(s): 1996-058, 1998-013, 1998-014, 1998-019, 1998-020, 2007-009
Extent: 10 inches, 1 volume
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Biographical Note: William Angus McLeod (1876-1947) was a Presbyterian minister, historian, and professor. McLeod was born in North Carolina in 1876, and received his education at Austin College and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. McLeod was licensed in 1904 and ordained in 1905. After serving in a few churches in Texas including the First Southern Presbyterian Church in Austin, Texas, teaching Systematic Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary from 1914-1918, and serving in the war effort as the secretary of the YMCA overseas from 1918-1919, McLeod began a 28-year pastorate at the First Presbyterian Church of Cuero, Texas, where he served until his death in 1947.

Scope and Contents: Ten inches and one volume of correspondence, research material, manuscripts, sermons, lecture material, photographs and printed material (1900-1946) record the professorial, pastoral, and personal life of William Angus McLeod. The material is arranged in six series: Historical Research and Writings (1926-1946), Class and Lecture Material (1914-1918), Pastoral (1900-1939), Personal (1918-1919), Photographs (1903-1924), and Printed Material (1916-1918, undated).

The first and most voluminous series, Historical Research and Writings (1926-1946), is comprised of notes, manuscripts, and transcriptions of historical documents and newspaper articles used for research, revealing McLeod’s passion for and devotion to the study of Presbyterian history. The items in this series relate primarily to McLeod’s writings entitled “The Story of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas,” and “The Presbyterian Church in Texas—Historical Sketch.” The correspondence in this series is predominately accounts of the lives of Presbyterian pioneers in Texas from the pioneers’ living relatives, solicited by McLeod. The second series, Class and Lecture Material (1914-1918) documents McLeod’s teaching methods in his years as a professor of Systematic Theology at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary through lecture notes, outlines, and tests to be given to students. Pastoral (1900-1939), the third series, contains a small but varied amount of material which records several aspects of McLeod’s career as a pastor. Of particular interest is material relating to McLeod’s licensure and ordination, inaugural address as pastor of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, and pastoral calls he received. A bound volume of correspondence between McLeod and his wife Matilda written and received while McLeod was serving in the YMCA during World War I, as transcribed by McLeod’s grandson, comprises the fourth series, Personal (1918-1919). Photographic material depicting McLeod and his classmates at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is located in the fifth series, Photographs (1903-1924), and the sixth series, Printed Material (1916-1918, undated), primarily contains pamphlets published by the International Sunday School Foundation.

The material was received in six separate accessions. The first five, 1996-058, 1998-013, 1998-014, 1998-019, and 1998-020 represent gifts to the archives from McLeod’s grandson James. Materials in accession #2007-009 were originally held at the Montreat office of the Presbyterian Historical Society. They were transferred to the Austin Seminary Archives in 2007.

Restrictions: Materials are available by appointment only. Contact the archivist for details.

Index Terms:
McLeod, William A. (William Angus), 1876-
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary--Faculty.
First Southern Presbyterian Church (Austin, Tex.)
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.--Synod of Texas.
World War, 1914-1918--Correspondence.
Young Men’s Christian Associations of North America.
Austin (Tex.)--Church history.

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Preferred Citation: William Angus McLeod papers, 1900-1946, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Inventory:

Box Number:
 
Contents: 
C093   Historical Research and Writings (1926-1946):
    Synod’s Committee on Historical Records—correspondence, 1937
    Historical sketch—A.B. Lawrence, 1937
    Historical research:
       Correspondence, 1930
       Correspondence, 1937-1939
    Research notes, undated
    Research material, undated
    Research material and drafts, undated
    Historical writings, 1929
     
C092   Transferred from Montreat [2007-009]:
       Correspondence, 1926-1946
       “The Story of the First Southern Presbyterian Church, Austin, Texas,” undated
       “The Presbyterian Church in Texas—Historical Sketch,” undated
       Historical writings, 1946, undated
       Sermons and addresses, 1926, 1946, undated
       Research material, undated
     
C093   Class and Lecture Material (1914-1918):
    Class notes—Pastoral Theology, 1917-1918
    Notes and outlines:
       Junior class, 1914-1916
       Senior class, 1915-1916
       Middle class, 1917-1918
       Last edition—senior class, 1917-1918
     
C094   Pastoral (1900-1939):
    First Presbyterian Church, Austin, 1900-1939
    Licensure material, 1904
    Ordination sermon and critique, 1905
    Pastoral calls, 1906-1919
    Theological writings and sermons, 1908, undated
    First Southern Presbyterian Church:
       Inaugural address—Printed material, 1914-1938
       Inaugural address, 1915
     
C084   Personal (1918-1919):
    “The Epistles of Will and Mattie McLeod: Their Letters from July, 1918 to August, 1919”
     
C094   Photographs (1903-1924):
    Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary:
       Students and faculty, 1904
       Classmates:
          1903-1905
          1913, 1924
     
FF/7   46th Annual Meeting of the Synod of Texas, [oversized], 1911
    71st General Assembly at Montreat, [oversized], 1931
     
C094   Printed Material (1916-1918, undated):
    Presbyterian pamphlets, 1916, 1918, undated
    APTS commencement pamphlet, 1917


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