DOUB, PETER, 1796-1869.
Peter Doub papers, 1829-1868

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Doub, Peter, 1796-1869.
Title: Peter Doub papers, 1829-1868
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 24
Extent:2 linear ft. (4 boxes) and 3 oversized papers (OP)
Abstract:Articles, sermons, letters, reports, minutes, essays and a photocopy of the diary of Methodist clergyman Peter Doub.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Reproduction restrictions apply to photocopied diary. This repository does not normally provide reproductions for a copied item when the original is held by another repository.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

The original diary and other related collections are in the possession of Duke University Library, Durham, North Carolina.




[after identification of item(s)], Peter Doub papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Peter Doub, Methodist clergyman, was born March 12, 1786, in Stokes (now Forsythe) County, North Carolina, and died August 24, 1869, in Greensboro, North Carolina. He served the Methodist Episcopal Church as a circuit rider and itinerant minister for twenty-one years; he was a professor of Biblical literature for three years and a temperance lecturer for one year. Doub was one of three founders of Greensboro Female College. Articles written by him were published in the North Carolina Christian Advocate and other periodicals.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of articles, sermons, letters, reports, minutes, essays, diaries, and lists of Peter Doub from 1796-1869. Portions of the collection, such as the diary, are photocopies of original materials.

Topics of the materials include temperance, the Methodist Episcopal Church, the conflict of the Methodist Church with the Presbyterian Church in Virginia, biblical literature, slavery, baptism, and confirmation. Minutes are from North Carolina Quarterly Conference (1844-1845) and the Methodist General Conference (1828; 1846). There are also extracts from the journals of Reverend James Meacham and a photocopy of Doub's diary.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Episcopacy, Church, powers of clergy, etc.
1 2 Greensborough Patriot
1 3 North Carolina Christian Advocate, 1856
1 4 North Carolina Christian Advocate, 1857-1864
OP1 Richmond Christian Advocate, 1836
1 5 Spirit of the Age
1 6 Various publications, September 29, 1851-October 22, 1867
OP2 Virginia Conference Sentinel
Church records
1 7 Minutes, General Conference, May 1828
1 8 Notes and minutes: North Carolina Conference, 1843-1845
1 9 Minutes--containing resolution relative to deposing Bishop Andrew on grounds of slaveholding
1 10 Plans for unifying Methodist Episcopal Church, 1846
1 11 Letters, reviews and lists of North Carolina ministers
1 12 Books of examination questions
Writings, sermons
1 13 Communion
1 14 Confirmation, Institutions of Christianity
OP3 Infant baptism, Unity of the Church, Religious education, Episcopacy
1 15 Episcopacy
1 16 The Ministry
1 17 Sin and its consequences; Episcopacy
1 18 Temperance and replies to Holdenism
1 19 Outlines, miscellaneous; obituaries
1 20 Outlines, miscellaneous
1 21 Outlines, miscellaneous; poems on Calvinism
1 22 Outlines, miscellaneous
Writings, by subject
2 1 "Brother Drake" and "Infant Baptism Considered"
2 2 Notes and treatises on baptism (one is 50 pages)
2 3 Lectures and essays on baptism
2 4 Doctrine and sermon on baptismal regeneration
2 5 "Infant Baptism," 53 pages
2 6 Biblical literature, Course outline and lectures, Trinity College, 1867-1868
2 7 Biblical literature, questions on lectures
2 8 Essay: Faith is not to be kept with heretics
2 9 Slavery
2 10 Addresses delivered before the North Carolina. Sons of Temperance, 1852 [4]
2 11 Temperance
2 12 An Essay on the Evils of Intemperance
2 13 Essay on Psalms 45:4-5
2 14 Scripture passages and comments
3 1 Scripture passages and comments
3 2 Scripture passages and comments
3 3 Scripture passages and comments
3 4 Scripture passages and comments
3 5 Essays, Truth asserted and error detected; truth vindicated
Writings, other
3 6 Miscellaneous discourses and essays (including review of controversy between Methodists and Presbyterians in Central Virginia, and a sermon at funeral of Gaston Egbert Brown)
3 7 Miscellaneous sermons and essays
3 8 Miscellaneous writings and fragments
4 1 Miscellaneous writings: poems, prayers, memoirs, etc.
4 2 "Strictures on the Work of a Layman" entitled "The Suffering Christ"--last pages contain a list of "monies received from preachers in payment of my salary for 1867"
4 3 Memorandum book, contains: a. a review of George W. Gumby’s work on Universalism; b. examination of all Biblical passages mentioning wine; c. Expense account--a very few entries, 1865, 1866
4 4 Peter Doub, January 22, 183?, hardbound book, includes 2 articles on baptism; outline laid in on Lay Representation
4 5 Journals of Rev. James Meacham, extracts
4 6 Review of a discourse delivered in the Baptist Church at Raleigh, during the session of the Legislature, November 30, 1829. By Rev. William W. Hill, the substance of which discourse, he subsequently delivered in the town of Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina on Sunday the 27th of June 1830
4 7 Notebook, "Instructions in the Hebrew Language"
4 8 Doub diary [Photocopy - original at Duke University]
4 9 Peter Doub's pouch