William Moody Pratt diaries

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Moody Pratt diaries
Date
1838-1891 (inclusive)
Creator
Pratt, William Moody, 1817-1897.
Extent
0.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Marriage licenses -- Kentucky.
Baptists -- Clergy -- Biography.
Registers of births, etc. -- Kentucky.
Students.
Arrangement
Chronological arrangement.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], William Moody Pratt diaries, 1838-1891, 1M46M79, Special Collections and Digital Programs, University of Kentucky.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Baptist minister, educator. Pratt attended Hamilton Literary and Theological Institution (later Colgate University) in 1838. He spent 1839 to 1845 in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and was pastor of the First Baptist Church, in Lexington, Kentucky from 1845 to 1863. While in Lexington, Pratt served as school commissioner, operated a private school, and had charge of the Sunday School and book division of the Baptist Church. He also spent time in Louisville and Shelbyville, Kentucky.
Scope and Content
These are the diaries of William Moody Pratt. In addition to the account of his activities and his impressions of the local and national contemporary scene, the diaries contain lists of marriages Pratt performed and of people received into the church.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky.

Contents of the Collection

Diary, 1838-1852

Diary, 1852-1862

Diary, 1862-1867

Diary, 1867-1875

Diary, 1875-1891

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