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Richard Furman D.D. Papers, 1777-1825

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Contents List

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Series I: Professional Correspondence 1777-1798

Box 1 –*Digitized copies in Box 1*

Folder 1: 1777 Jan 4 – 1787 May 13

Folder 2: 1788 May 4 – 1788 Dec. 29

Folder 3: 1789 Feb. 21 - 1790 Aug. 27

Folder 4: 5 Jan. 1791- 29 Nov. 1791

Folder 5: 6 Mar. 1792- 29 Nov. 1792

Folder 6: 14 Feb. 1793- 11 Dec. 1793

Folder 7: 1 May 1794- 1 Nov. 1794

Folder 8: 11 Jan. 1795- 28 Dec. 1795

Folder 9: 12 Mar. 1796- 10 Jun 1796

Folder 10: 13 Apr. 1797- 25 Nov. 1797

Folder 11: 11 Dec. 1797 -oversized letter

Folder 12: 11 Jan. 1798- 28 Jun 1798

Box 2

Folder 1: 20 Feb 1799- 12 Aug 1799

Folder 2: 16 Jul 1800- 7 Sep 1804

Folder 3: 10 Feb 1805-21 Nov 1809

Folder 4: 8 Feb 1811-20 Dec 1811

Folder 5: 10 Apr 1812- 26 Jun 1815

Folder 6: 7 Aug 1816- 2 Oct 1819

Folder 7: 10 Jun 1820- 22 Sep 1820

Folder 8: 23 Dec 1821- Nov 24 1823

Folder 9: 26 Jan 1824 - 2 Jul 1825

Folder 10: Undated

Folder 11: Undated

Series II: Sermons, Addresses, and Writings

Box 3

Folder 1. Furman, Richard (1816-1886). The Christian Duty of Praying for the Conversion of the Jews: An Address Delivered May 11th, 1867, Before the "The Southern Baptist Convention," During Its Session in Memphis, Tennessee, and Requested by the Convention for Publication. Memphis: Southwestern Pub. House, 1867. [damaged-torn]

Folder 2. Manuscript, “Saints in Heavenly Rest” on death of Mrs. Esther Smith d. 1801, sermon preached in 1802, by Richard Furman D.D.

Folder 3. Manuscript, sermon on Death, Psalm 39:4, undated

Folder 4. Manuscript, sermon at Orphan House in Charleston, undated

Folder 5. Furman, Richard. Conversion Essential to Salvation A Sermon Which Was Preached at the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston, S.C., Before the Religious Tract Society of That City ... June 10th, 1816. Charleston, S.C: Printed by [J.] Hoff, 1816.

Folder 6. Furman, Richard. Rewards of Grace Conferred on Christ's Faithful People: A Sermon, Occasioned by the Decease of the Rev. Oliver Hart, A.M. Pastor of the Baptist Church at Hopewell, in the State of New-Jersey: Who Departed This Life, December 31, 1795, in the Seventy-Third Year of His Age. Preached at the Baptist Church in Charleston, South-Carolina, February 7, 1796. Charleston [S.C.]: Printed by J. M'Iver, no. 47, Bay, 1796.

Folder 7. Manuscript, “He that is baptized shall be saved” [Mark 16:16] sermon by unknown author

Folder 8. • Sermon on infant baptism, undated • Sermon delivered before the “Triennial Convention” on May 18, 1814 about Matthew 28:20 “And lo I am with you always…” • 2nd copy of Sermon delivered before the “Triennial Convention” on May 18, 1814 about Matthew 28:20 “And lo I am with you always…”

Folder 9. • Manuscript, speech by Richard Furman on behalf of General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney for President of the United States, 1808 • Manuscript, invitation to Richard Furman and family to the funeral of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, 1824

Folder 10. • Manuscript, “Address to the General Convention of the Baptist delegates for missionary purposes,” transcription by Ann Eliza Furman • Manuscript, letter by Richard Furman from the High Hills of Santee explaining the colonists side and pleading for peace, November 1775 • Two pages possibly from a book or directory, made and sold by Hurlbut & Keith (book store and bindery) . Pages include Value of a dollar in shillings; Hurlbut & Keith’s List of School Books’ Numerical Table; Multiplication Table. Possibly kept for reference purposes.

Folder 11. Furman, Richard. Rev. Dr. Richard Furman's Exposition of the Views of the Baptists: Relative to the Coloured Population of the United States : in a Communication to the Governor of South-Carolina. Charleston: Printed by A.E. Miller, 1823.

Folder 12. Manuscript, “A Prayer for the Use of the Charleston Bible Society,” undated

Folder 13. Manuscript, fragments of sermons, addresses, and other writings of Richard Furman including: a partial address written In Memory of Mrs. Mary Burn McDonald [his mother-in-law]

Folder 14. Manuscript, “Questions on Slavery” highly illegible correspondence with questionable dating, appears to be from about 1801 [29 Jun 1801?]; includes photocopy and transcription of above manuscript, “Questions on Slavery”

Folder 15. 1.) Manuscript, Richard Furman’s recipe to cure dysentery; 2.) Manuscript, Richard Furman’s cure for Yellow Fever

Folder 16. Manuscript, highly illegible address that appears to be Richard Furman’s Tribute to Reverend Botsford

Series III, Biographical Information

Box 4

Folder 1. Artists’ Conceptions [oversize sketch removed]

Folder 2. Biography of Richard Furman – attributed [with doubt] to Wood Furman (1 of 4)

Folder 3. Biography of Richard Furman continued (2 of 4)

Folder 4. Biography of Richard Furman continued (3 of 4)

Folder 5. Biography of Richard Furman continued (4 of 4)

Box 5

Folder 1. [Biography of Richard Furman, author and date unknown,] [21 pages, Barrow laminated]

Folder 2. [Various transcribed published information about Richard Furman D.D., undated]

Folder 3. [Copies by Anne Eliza Furman and James C. Furman; letter from Maria Dorothea Furman regarding the death of Richard Furman, undated]

Folder 4. [Biographical information, author unknown]

Box 6:

Folder 1. Manuscript biography of Richard Furman, given by Alester G. Furman, 1960, pages 1-8

Folder 2. Pages 9-16

Folder 3. Pages 17-23

Folder 4. Manuscript biography, “Rev. Dr. Richard Furman,” pages 1-4

Folder 5. Pages 5-22

Folder 6. Pages 23-39 with Appendix pages 1-2

Folder 7. Material relating to Richard Furman’s death

Series IV, Miscellaneous

Box 7

Folder 1. Letters

Folder 2. Information on his children’s residences

Folder 3. Financial Material

Folder 4. Manuscript, Lectures by Doctor Hugh Blair, Professor of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres in The University of Edinburgh, 1772, presented to Richard Furman 1793 [brittle]

Series V, Personal Correspondence, 1782-1825

Box 8

Folder 1: 1782-1789

Folder 2: 1790-1793

Folder 3: 1795-1797

Folder 4: 1798-1799

Folder 5: 1800-1806

Folder 6: 1807-1808

Folder 7: 1809

Folder 8: 1810-1813

Folder 9: 1814

Folder 10: 1816-1818

Folder 11: 1823-1825

Folder 12: Undated

Box 9: Oversize, 1790-1817

Series VI, Artifacts

Box 10

• Stock pin worn by Richard Furman • Copy of Charleston Baptist Association minutes owned by Richard Furman