William Thomas Box book manuscripts
Contains two manuscripts of Box's book "The Great Teacher," which focuses on the life of Jesus Christ. The two manuscripts are most likely an early draft and a later revision, although the revision is incomplete and missing a few pages. Dates approximately 1870-1910.
- approximately 1870-1910
- Box, William Thomas, 1840-1910 (author, Person)
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William Thomas Box (1840-1910) was a Baptist minister in Morrilton, Arkansas.
William Thomas Box was born on April 5, 1840 to Thomas and Margaret Choan Box in Dade County, Missouri. His family moved to Arkansas in 1857, first to Scott County and later to Conway County. He was a soldier in the Indian War. He married Sarah Eveline Perkins on November 17, 1861 in Conway County. They eventually had fourteen children: Jennie, Myrtle, Mettie, Jake, Mary, G.R., Bertha, Martha, James, Willie, E.J., Thomas, William, and another Mettie.
Box and his family were members of the Baptist church, and Box began preparing to join the Baptist ministry in 1867. He became the third pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church in Morrilton, Arkansas, also serving in Hope and Prescott before returning to Morrilton in 1890. He also owned farm property in Morrilton.
Box passed away on April 26, 1910.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Processed; Clarissa McIntire, student manuscript processor, and John M. Murphy, curator; 2016.
- Register of William Thomas Box book manuscripts
- Clarissa McIntire
- 2016 February 3
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.