Finding aid for the William Davis Saunders Sermons


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Saunders, William Davis
Title: William Davis Saunders Sermons
Dates: 1853-1854
Extent: 0.10 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: William Davis Saunders (1821-1897) was the pastor of the First Congregational Church in Ravenna, Ohio, and an 1851 graduate of Western Reserve Theological Seminary. He later moved to Jacksonville, Illinois where he taught at Illinois College, 1854, founded the Young Ladies Athenaeum in 1864, and the Illinois Conservatory of Music in 1872. The collection consists of a bound volume containing two anti-slavery sermons delivered by Rev. Saunders in Ravenna, Ohio, in 1853 and 1854. The first, entitled "Slavery", illustrates the wave of anti-slavery feeling prevalent in northeastern Ohio in 1853. The second, "Freedom for Nebraska and Kansas", denounces the Kansas-Nebraska Bill as a satanic plot to extend slavery to the western territories.
MS Number MS 3919
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English