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Title: Joseph Henry Skinner letters and biographical sketches
Dates: 1891
Accession Number(s): 2007-009
Extent: 5 pages
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Austin Seminary Archives at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Biographical Note: Joseph Henry Skinner (1855-1894) was a Presbyterian pastor in Texas and Alabama. Skinner was born in Winchester, Kentucky on August 31, 1855. He attended a variety of schools: Centre College in Danville, Kentucky (1876), the University of Leipzig in Germany (1877-1879), Danville Theological Seminary (1897-1880), and Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey (1880-1882). He was ordained in 1882 by the Paris Presbytery and became pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Paris, Texas from 1882-1892. In addition to serving as pastor, he was the stated clerk for the Paris Presbytery from 1886-1891. He moved to Alabama and served as pastor in Talladega from 1892-1894. He was granted an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Austin College a few days before his death on July 5, 1894.

Scope and Contents: The Joseph Henry Skinner letters and biographical sketches are comprised of two letters received by Skinner in 1891 and two sketches of his life written after his death.

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:
Skinner, Joseph Henry, 1855-1894.
First Presbyterian Church (Paris, Tex.)
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.

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Preferred Citation: Joseph Henry Skinner letters and biographical sketches, 1891 and undated, Austin Seminary Archives, Stitt Library, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary


Box Number:
C166a   Letters, 1891
    Biographical sketches, undated

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