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Guide to the James Andrew Riddick papers, 1834-1903

Abstract

James Andrew Riddick, born September 13, 1810, near Sunsbury, N.C., died 1899, Petersburg, Va. As a youth, moved to Suffolk, Va., to become a clerk in his brother-in-law's mercantile establishment. Became a Methodist minister in the 1830s and served in this capacity in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.

The James Andrew Riddick papers includes mostly sermons and other writings by Methodist Reverend James Andrew Riddick. The majority of the sermons are undated and titled with only a book, chapter, and verse. However, some sermons are dated (1834-1844) and include title information with the location the sermon was given. These locations include Charlotte, Edenton, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina and Charlottesville, Richmond, and Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia. Other miscellaneous writings and notebooks date 1835-1886. There are also newspapers dated 1863-1903 with articles or letters to the editor written by or about Riddick, or collected by Riddick. Additionally, there is correspondence received by Riddick dated 1854-1899. The bulk of the correspondence is from John Early who Riddick worked with early in his career. There are photographs of Riddick as well as photographs of his daughters Judith, Lucie, and Bettie. Also included in this collection are papers with biographical information about Riddick and his letters of reference dated 1835-1899, a few miscellaneous financial papers dated 1830-1899, and a few miscellaneous printed materials collected by Riddick.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Riddick, James Andrew, 1810-1899
Title
James Andrew Riddick papers 1834-1903
Language of Material
English
Extent
1.3 Linear Feet, 620 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

The James Andrew Riddick papers includes mostly sermons and other writings by Methodist Reverend James Andrew Riddick. The majority of the sermons are undated and titled with only a book, chapter, and verse. However, some sermons are dated (1834-1844) and include title information with the location the sermon was given. These locations include Charlotte, Edenton, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina and Charlottesville, Richmond, and Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia. Other miscellaneous writings and notebooks date 1835-1886. There are also newspapers dated 1863-1903 with articles or letters to the editor written by or about Riddick, or collected by Riddick. Additionally, there is correspondence received by Riddick dated 1854-1899. The bulk of the correspondence is from John Early who Riddick worked with early in his career. There are photographs of Riddick as well as photographs of his daughters Judith, Lucie, and Bettie. Also included in this collection are papers with biographical information about Riddick and his letters of reference dated 1835-1899, a few miscellaneous financial papers dated 1830-1899, and a few miscellaneous printed materials collected by Riddick.

Sermons are organized in folders grouped alphabetically by bible book and arranged within each folder numerically by chapter and verse. Sermons that do not refer to any book are grouped in a miscellaneous sermons and writings folder. Correspondence from John Early has been foldered separately from all other general correspondence and arranged by date. Newspapers have been arranged in folders by title and within each folder by date. Box 3 is oversize.

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Contents of the Collection

Sermons: Acts, 1838-1840 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: Amos, 1835 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: Chronicles, undated
Box 1
Sermons: Corinthians, 1835-1840 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: Daniel, 1839
Box 1
Sermons: Deuteronomy, undated
Box 1
Sermons: Ecclesiastes, undated
Box 1
Sermons: Ephesians, 1835-1839
Box 1
Sermons: Exodus, 1834 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: Ezekiel, undated
Box 1
Sermons: Genesis, 1837-1841 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: Hebrews, 1835-1840 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: Hosea, undated
Box 1
Sermons: Isaiah, 1837-1838 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: James, 1835
Box 1
Sermons: Jeremiah, undated
Box 1
Sermons: Job, 1834 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: John, 1835-1841 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: Jonah, undated
Box 1
Sermons: Joshua, undated
Box 1
Sermons: Jude, undated
Box 1
Sermons: Kings, 1835 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: Luke, 1836-1838 and undated
Box 1
Sermons: Malachi, undated
Box 2
Sermons: Mark, 1835 and undated
Box 2
Sermons: Matthew, 1837-1841 and undated
Box 2
Sermons: Numbers, 1835 and undated
Box 2
Sermons: Peter, 1844 and undated
Box 2
Sermons: Philippians, undated
Box 2
Sermons: Proverbs, 1835-1840
Box 2
Sermons: Psalms, 1835-1841 and undated
Box 2
Sermons: Revelations, undated
Box 2
Sermons: Romans, undated
Box 2
Sermons: Samuel, 1836
Box 2
Sermons: Timothy, undated
Box 2
Miscellaneous sermons and writings, 1835-1843 and undated
Box 2
Notebooks, 1830-1886 and undated
Box 2
Photographs, 1890 and undated
Box 2
Correspondence: general, 1860-1899 and undated
Box 2
Correspondence: from John Early, 1854-1859
Box 2
Financial papers, 1830-1889
Box 2
Biographical papers and letters of reference, 1835-1899 and undated
Box 2
Miscellaneous printed materials, 1855 and undated
Box 2
Newspapers: James A. Riddick obituary in the Petersburg Daily Index-Appeal, 1899 September 9
Box 3
Newspapers: Richmond Christian Advocate, 1863-1895
Box 3
Newspapers: Christian Advocate, 1880 February 28 and 1903 June 25
Box 3
Newspapers: The Saratoga Sun, 1881 April 30
Box 3
Newspapers: Daily Post, Petersburg VA, 1878 August 5, 9, 12, 19
Box 3
Newspapers: The Richmond Dispatch, 1898 July 29
Box 3
Newspapers: The Church Evangelist, 1858
Box 3
Newspapers: The Methodist, 1899 September-October
Box 3

Historical Note

James Andrew Riddick, born September 13, 1810, near Sunsbury, N.C., died 1899, Petersburg, Va. As a youth, moved to Suffolk, Va. to become a clerk in his brother-in-law's mercantile establishment. Became a Methodist minister in the 1830s and served in this capacity in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Andrew Riddick Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The James Andrew Riddick papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2013.

Processing Information

Processed by Rachel Penniman, August 2013

Encoded by Rachel Penniman, August 2013

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2013-0110

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.