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David Giles Bowers' Sermon Collection


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An Insight to the Ministry of the Reverend David Giles Bowers

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Extent: 1.0 Folders

Arrangement: This item is boxed with other single item collections.

Subjects: Bowers, David Giles, Caldwell (Tex.), Methodists - Texas - History, Religion, Sermons, American - 19th century, Texas - History

Forms of Material: Circuit riders - Texas - Biography

Languages: English

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The David Giles Bowers' Sermon Collection (1852 – 2011; one folder) contains a photocopy of Bower’s personal sermon notebook and his biography.

Collection Historical Note

David Giles Bowers was a Methodist circuit rider in Texas during the 1850s and 1860s.  Bowers was born in Gibson County, Tennessee on May 23, 1830.  He came to Texas in 1852 and married Sarah Rachel Mayfield.  David Giles Bowers and his wife had 10 children.  He traveled and preached on the San Felipe and Bellville circuits from 1857 until 1867.  While traveling, Bowers preached in many Texas towns including Huntsville in 1861.  He lived near Burton, Texas until 1900 and then moved to Caldwell.  David Giles Bowers died in Caldwell, Texas in 1917.

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Bowers, David Giles
Caldwell (Tex.)
Methodists - Texas - History
Sermons, American - 19th century
Texas - History

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Repository: SHSU Special Collections & University Archives

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The materials represented in this finding aid have been made available for research, teaching and private use. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) these items without prior permission on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies.

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Preferred Citation: David Giles Bowers' Sermon Collection. SHSU Special Collections, Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas.

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Notebook containing handwritten sermons belonging to David Giles Bowers.  Includes brief biography.
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