St. James Episcopal Church Records
Scope and Contents
This collection contains the records of St. James Episcopal Church in Wilmington, North Carolina. Records span the founding of the church in the 1700s through its modern era in the 20th century. Content represented includes the historical records of the church, day-to-day operations of the vestry, membership registers, clergy correspondence, important events, committee work, publications, and information related to the parent Episcopal Church.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is currently being reprocessed. The availability of materials may be limited or restricted until further notice. Contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on accessing the collection.
Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
These records have been arranged topically into eight series, which are further arranged into sub-series and sub-sub-series, where applicable.
Material within each folder has been arranged chronologically when possible.
- Founding, History, and Property
- Artifacts and Memorabilia
- Episcopal Church
- External and Miscellaneous Material
This collection is on permament loan from St. James Episcopal Church as of May 2000.
Portions of this collection have been digitized and/or are born-digital. For access to these digital materials, please browse the finding aid via the "Collection Organization" tab and select an individual file or item to see if it contains a linked digital record.
Chronology of Rectors
The collection contains material for all rectors whose term began between the years 1795 and 1999, save for Reverend Thomas Smith Webb Mott*, who only served from December 1827 to June 1828 due to poor health. Reverend F.H.T. Horsfield** is included, though he only served as temporary rector.
Brief biographies of each rector are included with their respective sub-sub-series or folder in the Rectors of St. James sub-series of the Clergy series.
- Rev. Solomon Halling
- Rev. Dr. Adam Empie
- 1811-1814, 1816-1827
- Rev. M. Bethel Judd
- Rev. Thomas Smith Webb Mott*
- Rev. William Douglas Cairns
- Rev. Thomas Frederick Davis
- Rev. Robert Brent Drane
- 1836-1843, 1844-1862
- Rt. Rev. Thomas Atkinson
- Rev. Alfred Augustin Watson
- Rev. William H. Lewis
- Rev. Dr. Robert Strange
- 1887-1899, 1900
- Rev. F.H.T. Horsfield**
- Rev. Richard Wallace Hogue
- Rev. Dr. William Hammond Milton
- Rev. Mortimer Worth Glover
- Rev. William Ludwig Dols, Jr.
- Rev. Robert Daniel Cook
- Rt. Rev. Charles Glenn vonRosenberg
- Rev. Ronald G. Abrams
- St. James Episcopal Church Records
- Under Revision
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