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Frederick D. Stevenson papers
University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506
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[Identification of item], Frederick D. Stevenson papers, 1903-1963, 1M67M225, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.
Clergy, author. Frederick D. Stevenson was born near Cedar Bluff, Virginia and educated at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia from which he graduated in 1909. In 1912, he received a degree from the Union Theological Seminary of Virginia. After his ordination into the Presbyterian ministry that year, he served as a pastor in St. Albans, West Virginia. He continued his studies at White's Bible School in New York City, in addition to doing post-graduate work at Columbia University. Moving to Atlanta, Georgia, Stevenson taught as professor of Bible and Sociology at Agnes Scott College, and then, briefly, at both the Atlanta Theological Seminary and at Oglethorpe University. In 1919, he organized and built the Peachtree Road Presbyterian Church and, from 1926 to 1929, assumed the duties of superintendent of Home Missions in the Tuscaloosa Presbytery. Moving to Sweetwater, Tennessee in 1929, he served as pastor of the Presbyterian Church there and simultaneously, at the Ford Creek Chapel.
In 1929 he and his family re-moved to Corbin, Kentucky, where he assumed the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church there until his retirement in 1956. In addition to his pastoral duties and his newspaper column, "Pereginations", which dealt with the relationship of nature and religion, Stevenson continued to pursue his hobbies of botany and of horticulture.
The materials consist of sermons, newspaper and periodical clippings relating to these sermons and other Biblical references, and clippings of the Reverend Fredrick D. Stevenson's column, "Peregrinations", which he wrote for the Corbin Daily Tribune for many years. The sermons in this collection are arranged in three files: one,according to the book of the Bible upon which they are based; two, by subject matter (such as Baptism, Cross, Evangelism, Holy Spirit, Old Age, Palestine, Race Relations, Second Coming, and Ten Commandments); and, three, by special days, including Easter and Christmas. Other sermons which are not definable by these headings are included in a miscellaneous file. Numerous clippings are present as well, from various journals and newspapers, and are concerned with religious subjects. Many clippings of Stevenson's column are included as well.