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W. C. Daily correspondence

Identifier: MS-014

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters written to the Reverend W. C. Daily (1818-1897) from various figures within the Church. These letters detail Daily's activities and efforts organizing Methodist Episcopal churches in East Tennessee, and touch upon such topics as funding and ways to improve church participation among African Americans. The letters are written primarily by Bishop Davis W. Clark, but also includes contributions from Bishop M. Simpson and others. The letters primarily cover the years 1864-1867, while another letter from 1883 is included as well.


  • Creation: 1863-1886


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

W. C. Daily was a pioneering figure in Tennessee's Methodist Church. He was a native of South Carolina who was ordained a minister in Virginia in 1848. He moved to Cleveland, Tennessee during the Civil War, and organized the first Northern conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the South. He was a presiding elder of the Church for 25 years, and except for a few years in California, eventually settled in Knoxville.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 container)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Chattanooga Area Historical Association donated this collection to the University of Chattanooga on 1968 August 13.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.

W. C. Daily correspondence
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Part of the Manuscripts Collection Area

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
c/o Special Collections
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 United States