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Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry Brown sermons
Dates: 1847-1876
Accession Number(s): 2007-001
Extent: 1 volume
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Biographical Note: Henry Brown (1804-1881), a Presbyterian minister, was born in Rockbridge County Virginia to the Rev. Samuel Brown and Mary Moore Brown. He and his wife, Mary S. McNutt had seven children and served congregations in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Henry Brown died in Marlin, Texas in 1881.

Their son William Morton Brown was a Confederate soldier. He served as a Texas State Senator, and as a state oil inspector.

Scope and Contents: One bound volume of thirteen hand-transcribed sermons (452 pages). All sermons are believed to have been written by Henry Brown. The transcriptions were done by the author and other persons.

This volume was found on the shelves in the archivist’s office in 2007 and little is known about its provenance.

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

Index Terms:
Brown, Henry, 1804-1881.
Sermons, English--Texas.

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Preferred Citation: Henry Brown sermons, 1847-1876, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Box Number:
B025b   Volume of transcribed sermons:
    [p. 1] “Luke XX, 35, 36,” undated
    [p. 34] “The value of the soul, Mark VIII, 36, 37,” “Transcribed for H. Brown by a friend and left as a legacy to his son, Wm. Morton of Marlin, Texas, 1876. For much of the matter of this discourse the author is indebted to Dr. Griffin, President of Williams College, Massachusetts,” 1876?
    [p. 57] “A mutual future recognition is in accordance with the Scriptures, II Cor. VIII, 9, 10, 11, 12,” undated
    [p. 86] “No night in heaven, Rev. XX, 5,” “This sermon was given to me shortly after the death of my oldest son, followed by a very severe spell of sickness, from which I was not fully recovered, Henry Brown,” ca. 1847
    [p. 114] “The salvation of all who die in infancy proved, Mathew XIX, 13,” undated
    [p. 139] “The favor of God, the life of his people, Psalms XXX, 5,” “Transcribed for the author / For the astronomical part of this discourse the author is indebted to Professor Mitchel of the Cincinnati Observatory,” undated
    [p. 171] “The Lord is a great King, Psalms XLVII, 2,” “Transcribed for the author by Jennie Calkins of Chicago, Ill. / The paragraphs of the ms almost totally disregarded by the transcriber, H. B.” [ca. 1868?]
    [p. 213] “The future greatness and glory of the redeemer, Gen. II, 26, 27, 28,” “Transcribed by the author,” 1871
    [p. 258] “Broken cisterns that can hold no water, Jeremiah II, 12, 13,” undated
    [p. 295] “God the strength of his people, Isa. XI, 28-31,” “Transcribed for H. Brown / This sermon was (as it were) given to the author for the comfort of several friends under deep affliction,” 1868
    [p. 328] “Christ made sin for us, II Cor. V, 21,” undated
    [p. 369] “The pious blessed in dying, Rev. XIV, 13,” “A funeral discourse preached on the occasion of the removal of the remains of Mrs. Lavinia Walker and her daughter Mary Lavinia from Alabama to the family burial ground at the Church of New Providence, Rockbridge County Virginia,” October 1855
    [p. 430] “The destruction of death, a Christian’s last enemy, I Cor. XV, 26,” “A funeral discourse,” undated

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