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James Simpson Purefoy Papers

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Purefoy was a Baptist pastor, agent for Wake Forest College, and treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

These papers are his correspondence files, 1837-51; subject files, 1842-77; family papers, 1843-74; writings; and business records, 1850-70.

Biographical and Historical Note

Purefoy was a Baptist pastor, agent for Wake Forest College, and treasurer of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.

Collection Overview

These papers are his correspondence files, 1837-51; subject files, 1842-77; family papers, 1843-74; writings; and business records, 1850-70.

Collection Inventory

  • Biographical Information Box 1
    • Biographical Information Folder 1
  • Correspondence
    • Adamson, R. J., (1874) Folder 2
    • Baker, Joseph S., (1840) Folder 3
    • Bennett, Mark (1798-1875), (1845) Folder 4
    • Bennett, M. (1798-1875), (1855) Folder 5
    • Biddle, Samuel Simpson (1811-1872), (1850) Folder 6
    • Chapin, Stephen (1778-1845), (1841) Folder 7
    • Crowder, W. J., (1858) Folder 8
    • Dowd, Patrick W. (1779-1866), (1845) Folder 9
    • Ellyson, Henry Keeling (1823-1890), (1851) Folder 10
    • Faribault, G. H., (1854) Folder 11
    • Finch, Josiah John (1814-1850), (1843-1849.) Folder 12
    • Finlay, William J. (-1846), (1857) Folder 13
    • Fuller, Cyrenus M. (1791-1865), (1844) Folder 14
    • Godwin, R. W., (1843) Folder 15
    • Gorman, C. A., (1843) Folder 16
    • Henry, Peyton T., (undated.) Folder 17
    • Holland, Z. E., (1840) Folder 18
    • Holton, Abner, (1850) Folder 19
    • Jacks, Richard (1798-1888), (1849) Folder 20
    • Jordan, William Hill, Sr. (1803-1883), (1848, 1850.) Folder 21
    • Justice, John William, (1850) Folder 22
    • Koonce, Emanuel F. B., (1843) Folder 23
    • Lamb, Miles, (1841) Folder 24
    • Lincoln, Heman (1779-1869), (1845) Folder 25
    • Lineberry, William (ca. 1803-1877), (1848) Folder 26
    • McDaniel, James (1803-1869), (1843, 1860.) Folder 27
    • May, Mark (1812-1885), (1848, 1849.) Folder 28
    • Meredith, Thomas (1795-1850), (1843-1849.) Folder 29
    • Moore, Richard Romulus (1829-1910), (1859) Folder 30
    • Palmer, Nathaniel Jones (-1854), (1847-1851.) Folder 31
    • Patterson, S. F., (1843) Folder 32
    • Pescud, Peter Francisco (1820-1884), (1849) Folder 33
    • Poole, William R., (undated) Folder 34
    • Prichard, John Lamb ('40) (1811-1862), (1860) Folder 35
    • Purefoy, George Washington (1809-1880), (1839-1857.) Folder 36
    • Purefoy, James Simpson (1813-1889), (1850-1860.) Folder 37
    • Purefoy, Isabella, (1843) Folder 38
    • Purefoy, Nicholas Addison (1810-1886), (1837-1850.) Folder 39
    • Richardson, James Brantley (1839-1912), (1861) Folder 40
    • Robertson, F. A., (1844) Folder 41
    • Sonderlin, M., (1842) Folder 42
    • Simmons, William Gaston ('52) (1830-1889), (1876) Folder 43
    • Smith, J. M., (1843) Folder 44
    • Taylor, Joseph S., (1846-1847.) Folder 45
    • Thomas, Arch., (1840) Folder 46
    • Thompson, George Mathias (1803-1850), (1848) Folder 47
    • Thurlowleaston, J (?), (1853) Folder 48
    • Unknown, (1851) Folder 49
    • Wallace, David Richard, (1851) Folder 50
    • Walters, William Thomas ('48) 1822-1876), (1875) Folder 51
    • West, E. M., (1843, 1846.) Folder 52
    • Wilson, John C. (1859) Folder 53
    • Wingate, Washington Manly ('49) (1828-1879), (1875) Folder 54
    • Wood, John, (1845) Folder 55
    • Wright, Martha A., (1849) Folder 56
  • Subject Files
    • Wake Forest (North Carolina) Committee on the North Carolina Railroad, (1849) Folder 57
    • Wake Forest College. Scholarship certificate, (1877) Folder 58
    • Bethel Baptist Church, Person County, North Carolina Subscription list, (1843) Folder 59
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Reports of R. R. Moore on his colportage work and books sold, (1859.) Folder 60
    • North Carolina Baptist State Convention. Donation from Wake Liberty Baptist Church, (1842) Folder 61
  • Family Papers
    • Promissory note, (1854) Folder 62
    • N. A. Purefoy receipt for services as agent of the North Carolina Baptist State Convention, (1843) Folder 63
    • Emma L. Purefoy. CSA pass to visit Raleigh, North Carolina, (1864) Folder 64
    • James S. Purefoy's notebooks containing an account of travel and printing expenses as agent of Wake Forest College from April 16, 1874, in the Northern states for the endowment of the college and lists of donations for the endowment of Wake Forest College, (1874.) Folder 65
    • Purefoy, James S. Notebook on "baptism." 1 volume. (Undated.) Folder 66
    • James S. Purefoy's notebook as missionary to the CSA Army, [Contains a list of officers and men in the "Wake Light Infantry" under Cpt. James H. Foote.] (1861-1862.) Folder 67
    • Emma L. Purefoy's album, (1856-1858.) Folder 68
  • Writings
    • Prayer, New York, (8 March 1875) Folder 69
    • "Pedobaptist vs. Baptist" (Article) Folder 70
  • Business Records
    • Store account book, Wake Forest, North Carolina, (1850-1859.) Folder 71
    • Daybook, Wake Forest, North Carolina, (1867-1870.) Folder 72

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Creator
Purefoy, James Simpson, 1813-1889
Title
James Simpson Purefoy Papers,
ID
MS93
Date [inclusive]
1837-1888
Extent
1.5 linear feet  one bankers box
General Physical Description note
1.25  1
Mixed materials [Box]
1

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
MS93, James Simpson Purefoy Papers, 1837-1888, Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA. 

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