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Overview of Collection

Repository:  McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi

Creator:  Reverend John Buford Cain

Collection Number:  M451

Title:  Methodist History Materials Collection

Dates:  Unknown

Abstract:  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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Topics Covered

Cain, John Buford, 1892-1984.

Madison County (Miss.)--History.

Methodist Church--Mississippi—History.

Related Collections

AM 90-29: Gathering at the River: South Mississippi's Methodist Camp Meetings

M397: Price (James Earl) Mississippi History Collection

Administrative Information

Provenance:   Donated by William Baker on March 28, 1990.

Restrictions on Use:  This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Preferred Citation Method:  Item, Title of collection, McCain Library & Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi.


Processing Information:  Processed by Lauren White. 

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