Richard Cox Cleckler papers, 1892-1956

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cleckler, Richard Cox, 1872-1863.
Title: Richard Cox Cleckler papers, 1892-1956
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 581
Extent: 1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
Abstract:Papers of Methodist clergyman and Emory alumnus Richard Cox Cleckler, including correspondence, photographs, and printed materials.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1978.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Richard Cox Cleckler, Methodist clergyman, was born September 22, 1872 in Fairburn, Georgia, and died June 3, 1963 in Decatur, Georgia. He graduated from Emory College (1894) and was minister to churches in Atlanta, Calhoun, Covington, East Point, Jackson, and other Georgia cities and towns (1892-1940). Cleckler was on the board of trustees of LaGrange (Georgia) College and the Decatur Orphans Home. He married Mary Kate Moss (1907) and was the author of articles published in the Wesleyen Christian Advocate.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Richard Cox Cleckler, 1892-1956. It includes letters, photographs, pastor's books, printed materials, notes, clippings, and certificates. All letters but one are written to Mary Kate Moss (1905, 1907). Photographs are portraits, a church, a church class, the Emory class of 1894, and Robber's Fountain. Pastor's books (1892-1940) contain church rolls, addresses, and accounts. Printed material includes pamphlets and leaflets related to the Methodist Church and religious education, including articles written by Methodist bishops and others. Some material relates to the World Sunday School Convention (1907).

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 25 Pastor's books-church rolls, addresses, accounts, notes, etc. 1892, 1899, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1905, 1907, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1921, 1929, 1932, 1933, 1937, 1940
2 1 Biographical file
2 2 Pictures: 1907 trip abroad; 3 photos of Rev. Cleckler; 1 photograph of Charles Beasley; Methodist Church, Covington, Georgia, 1897; Emory Class of 1894 (?); Picture taken at Robber's Fountain (1907?); Fellowship class, First Methodist Sunday School, East Point, 1936.
2 3 Letters, 1905, 1907. All except one are to Kate before their marriage. 2 post cards.
2 4 Pamphlets, leaflets, etc. Bishop Mctyeire-"Ministery of Little Children"; Notebook for use of delegates attending World's 5th Sunday School Convention, May 20-23, 1907; Wesleyan's legacy, address 1942; Bishop Haygood "To a Young Mother's Bereaved"; Cleckler "Under the Best Care"; Glenn, Wilbur Fiske "Christian Baptism" 1921; Markham, Leo "The love affairs of John Wesley"; Words of Jesus, volume II; 100 questions for the teacher of evolution; 2 brochures of World's 5th Sunday School Convention.
2 5 Miscellaneous: Emory alumni clipping, undated; Mss. Notes regarding Tentholder's meeting, 8/11/1900; clippings regarding Cleckler sermon; Mss. Note regarding service of Rev. Arthur Maness; Elder's Certificate signed by Bp. Hendrix, 12-3-1899; Deacon's Certificate, signed by Bp. Galloway, 11-28-1897; Program for dedication of John B. Gordon Monument, 5-8-1956, has ANS attached.