Methodist History Materials Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains a set of photocopies of excerpts from John Buford Cain’s book Methodism in the Mississippi Conference: 1846-1870 and handwritten annotations on additional historical information about Madison County, Mississippi.
Copies of the book are available in Special Collections, call number BX8248.M7 J63.
Conditions Governing Access
Noncirculating; available for research.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
Biographical / Historical
Reverend John Buford Cain (1892-1984) was a lifelong Methodist historian who graduated with his MS in Church History from Emory University. He collected historical materials related to the history of Methodism and authored many pamphlets, books, and other publications on the subject, including The Cradle of Mississippi Methodismand Methodism in the Mississippi Conference: 1846-1870". He was also a member of the Mississippi Conference Historical Society (now the Mississippi Conference Commission on Archives and History) and served as its Director of Historical Research from 1962 to 1983.
Language of Materials
Reverend John Buford Cain, a Methodist historian, wrote many publications, including Methodism in the Mississippi Conference: 1846-1870. The collection contains copies of pages from that book, accompanied by handwritten notations on the history of Madison County, Mississippi.
Donated by William Baker on March 28, 1990.
- Authors -- Mississippi. Subject Source: Local sources
- Madison County (Miss.). Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Methodist Church. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Methodist History Materials Collection
- Processed by Lauren White.
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository
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