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William Bailey Royall was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1861), a member of the Santee Artillery (South Carolina) and later chaplain of the 55th North Carolina Regiment during the Civil War; professor of Greek and bursar of Wake Forest College for sixty years, and a Baptist minister.

His papers consist of biographical data, memorial addresses and speeches, his military record as chaplain, his obituary, receipts, photograph, notebook, and subject files. The bulk of the collection consists of grade and attendance reports from Wake Forest College professors.

Biographical and Historical Note

William Bailey Royall was an alumnus of Wake Forest College (Class of 1861), a member of the Santee Artillery (South Carolina) and later chaplain of the 55th North Carolina Regiment during the Civil War; professor of Greek and bursar of Wake Forest College for sixty years, and a Baptist minister.

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Collection Overview

His papers consist of biographical data, memorial addresses and speeches, his military record as chaplain, his obituary, receipts, photograph, notebook, and subject files. The bulk of the collection consists of grade and attendance reports from Wake Forest College professors.

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Collection Inventory

  • Biographical File / Box 1
    • Biographical data, (1970, n.d.) / Box 1 Folder 1
    • Memorial Addresses and speeches
      • Bailey, J.W. "Dr. William B. Royall", Biblical Recorder, (Mar. 7, 1928.) / Box 1 Folder 2
      • Editor's Portfolio, Wake Forest Student, Vol. 45, North Carolina 7, (Apr. 1928.) / Box 1 Folder 3
      • "Great Teacher of Greek Gone." Biblical Recorder, (Feb. 1, 1928.) / Box 1 Folder 4
      • Kesler, J.L., A.T. Robertson, J. Clyde Turner, D.A. Tedeer, E.Y. Webb, Robert H. McNeill, Hubert a. Royster. "Reminiscences and personal tributes." Wake Forest Student, (1928.) / Box 1 Folder 5
      • Paschal, George W. "Torch Bearer." Wake Forest Student, "William Bailey Royall: A Biographical Sketch." Wake Forest  Student, Vol.45, North Carolina 7, (1928; Apr. 1928.) / Box 1 Folder 6
      • Poteat, William Louis, R.T. Vann, J.W. Lynch, W.R. Cullom, J.W. Bailey Paul A. Bagby, Wake Forest Baptist Church, (Jan. 29, 1928.) / Box 1 Folder 7
    • Military Records (photocopies). Chaplain, 55th Regt. North Carolina State Troops. / Box 1 Folder 8
    • Obituary, clippings, (1928.) / Box 1 Folder 9
    • Robertson, "A.T. Rev. Professor W.B. Royall: Sixty Years a Teacher of Greek in Wake Forest College" .  Biblical Recorder, (Apr. 8, 1925.) / Box 1 Folder 10
  • Correspondence
    • Dargan, Edwin C., (1872.) / Box 1 Folder 11
  • Financial Documents / Box 2
    • Receipts from C. Rayborn, (1872.) / Box 2 Folder 12
  • Writings
    • Welch, South Carolina, Why We Have Been Misrepresented, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 13
  • Pictorial Materials
    • Royall, William Bailey. Positive and negative. / Box 2 Folder 14
  • Notebooks
    • Notebook, (1878.) / Box 2 Folder 15
  • Subject Files
    • Georgia Baptist State Convention. Clippings, (1888.) / Box 2 Folder 16
    • Miscellaneous notes, (undated.) / Box 2 Folder 17
    • Letter of recommendation for a foreignor, (1885.) / Box 2 Folder 18
  • Wake Forest College
    • Class notes, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 19
    • Class reports from
      • Beckwith, E.G., (1882-84.) / Box 2 Folder 20
      • Chappell, L.N., (1884-86.) / Box 2 Folder 21
      • Council, Thomas Claudius, (undated.) / Box 2 Folder 22
      • Hilliard, E.E., (1882.) / Box 2 Folder 23
      • Marshall, William F, (1884.) / Box 2 Folder 24
      • Mills, Luther Rice, (1883-86.) / Box 2 Folder 25
      • Pittard, D.A., (1884.) / Box 2 Folder 26
      • Poteat, Edwin McNeill, Sr., (1885-86.) / Box 2 Folder 27
      • Poteat, William Louis, (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 28
      • Royall, William Bailey, (1882-92.) / Box 2 Folder 29
      • Simmons, William Gastorn, (1882-86.) / Box 2 Folder 30
      • Taylor, Charles Elisha, (1884-86.) / Box 2 Folder 31
      • Whitehead, R.H., (1885-86.) / Box 2 Folder 32
      • Others, (1886, n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 33
    • Course Outline (Creation, geography of Palestine, etc..) (n.d.) / Box 2 Folder 34
    • Graduates and Proficient Program, (1886-87.) / Box 2 Folder 35

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Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Royall, William Bailey, 1844-1928
Title
William Bailey Royall Papers
ID
MS98
Date
1872-1928
Extent
0.5 linear feet 2 half letter boxes

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2004
Access Restrictions
Collection is open. 
Copyright Notice
Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question or their descendants, unless otherwise designated. Users of this collection are responsible for using the materials in conformance with U.S. copyright law. 
Acquisitions Information
Anonymous donor(s), July 14, 1993. 
Processing Information
Processed by John Woodard, Feb. 3, 1998. Encoded by Apex, December, 2004. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), with support provided through North Carolina ECHO
Preferred Citation
MS98, William Bailey Royall Papers, 1872-1928, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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