Green-Guerrant Family Photograph Collection,ca. 1860-1912

Descriptive Summary

Green-Guerrant Family Photograph Collection,ca. 1860-1912
Green-Guerrant Family
19 items
Soul Winners Society. -- American Inland Mission -- Photographs
Guerrant, Edward O. -- (Edward Owings), -- 1838-1916 -- Pictorial works
Howard, O. O. -- (Oliver Otis), -- 1830-1909 -- Pictorial works
Murdoch, Harvey Short -- Pictorial works
Saunders, Miles -- Pictorial works
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Family includes Doctor Edward Owings Guerrant (1838-1916). Guerrant, a native of Sharpsburg, Ky., served in the Confederate Army, became a physician, and in 1873 began theological studies at Union Theological Seminary in Va. He was the organizer, in 1897, and president of the Society of Soul Winners, also known as the American Inland Mission. His life was spent in ministering, both as doctor and evangelist, to the people of the mountains of Eastern Ky., Tenn., N.C., and Va. Miscellaneous photographs and one album relating to the allied Green and Guerrant families. Of interest is an album of photographs taken in 1902-1903 which pictures people, events, and locations in Ky., Tenn., and N.C., and portrays the work of the "Soul Winners." Many of the photographs were taken during a visit by Major General Oliver Otis Howard who was sent by the Christian Herald to report on the work of the society in the mountains. Howard was accompanied by Doctor Guerrant, Anne Guerrant, Reverend Harvey S. Murdoch of Buckhorn, Ky., and a photographer, George Stark, from the Christian Herald. Identified persons include Oliver Otis Howard, Edward O. Guerrant, Anne Guerrant, Reverend Miles Saunders, Louise Saunders, and Harvey S. Murdoch.