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This collection consists of biographical information, sermons and sermon notes, a photograph, personal correspondence, and Cape Fear Baptist Association notes concerning the Baptist pastor and Wake Forest alumni David Needham Gore.

Biographical and Historical Note

David Needham Gore was born in Columbus, North Carolina in 1835 and was a graduate of Wake Forest College (date unknown). Throughout his life David N. Gore held quite a few occuptions including teacher, physician, missionary, but most importantly, a pastor. Reverend Daivd Needham Gore was the first pastor of the Piney Forest Church after it was organized in 1869. He was pastor from 1869-1875 and then again from 1877-1879. In 1871 he led in the organization of the Sunday School. It is also unclear if David N. Gore was part of the Civil War under the 18th, North Carolina Regiment as a Chaplain.

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Collection Overview

The David Needham Gore Papers consist of biographical information, including a photograph and articles, written sermons and sermon notes, personal correspondence to a Miss Mary Rockwell, and Cape Fear Baptist Association notes referencing sermons David N. Gore gave between the years 1856-1877.

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Collection Inventory

  • Biographical Information / Box 1 Folder 1 (Inside the Biographical Information folder there is a negative of David N. Gore from 1976.)
  • Sermons / Box 1 Folder 2
  • Correspondence to Miss Mary Rockwell (1879-1881) / Box 1 Folder 3
  • Cape Fear Baptist Association Notes (1856-1877) / Box 1 Folder 4

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Summary Information

Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Gore, David Needham
David Needham Gore Papers
Date [inclusive]
0.25 linear feet 1 half letter box
Mixed materials [Box]

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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. 
Preferred Citation
MS 192, David Needham Gore Papers, 1886-1890, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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