Thomas Dwight Witherspoon
17 January 1836 – 3 November 1898

 
Thomas Dwight Witherspoon Papers

 

Box:  tba                                              Span Dates:  1859 - 1867

 

Manuscript Collection #83                    Size:  0.5 cu. ft.

 

Access:  Open                                      Location:  16 – 03 – 03

 

Administrative History: 

Donated by Dwight Linton.

Accession Date:  Wednesday, 2 March 2005.  Transported to the PCA Historical Center
by the Rev. Jim Pakala, following a meeting with Rev. Linton in Atlanta.

            Processed by Wayne Sparkman, 3 March 2005.



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Gillespie, Charles C., A History of The Second Presbyterian Church of Memphis, Tennessee, 1844-1971 (Memphis, TN: Second Presbyterian Church, 1971), 134pp.

 

 

Register of Sermons, Volume One, 4 June 1859 (#1) – 9 July 1877 (#2000); 242pp.; hardback, red leather, gilt border; front cover bearing embossed gilt title, “Sermons”; bookplate on inside of front cover, “Library of T.D. Witherspoon, No. 913, A.D. 1867.

 

 

Volume Two, Index of Sermons Delivered, 10 July 1877 (#2001) – 31 January 1892 (#4537); 300pp.; hardback, fabric covers with badly damaged black-leather spine and corners;

 

 

Sermon No. 1, “Christ Crucified,” dated May 1858; text – 1 Corinthians 1:23; 37pp.; 21cm.; front cover detached; annotations facing page 1: “Read to Dr. Seland & Preached at Tekoa Ch., May 1858.  Preached at Ninety-Six Station, Apr 17th 1859….”

 

 

Sermon No. 2, “Infant Baptism,”; dated March 1861; text – 1 Corinthians 7:14; 32pp.; 18cm.

 

 

Sermon No. 3, “Christ the Light of the World”; dated June 1859; text – John 1:9; read before Presbytery, June 1859; preached at Oxford, August 1859; 36pp.; 21cm.; front cover detached

 

 

Sermon No. 12, “The Inheritance of the Saints,” [New Year’s Sermon]; dated January 1860; text – Colossians 1:12, 33pp.; 17.5cm.

 

 

Sermon No. 13, “Christianity The Only Adequate System”; dated January 1860; text – John 6:68; 33pp.; 17.5cm.

 

 

Sermon No. 14, “The Green Tree & the Day”; dated February 1860; text – Luke 23:31; 32pp.; 17.5cm.

 

 

Sermon No. 16, “Solomon’s Choice: A Sermon to Young Men,”; dated February 1960; text –
2 Chronicles 1:7, 33pp. [pp. 21-33 damaged by holes in the paper, affecting some text]; 17.5cm.

 

 

Sermon No. 21, “Sermon on Special Occasions; dated July 1860; text – Romans 11:32, 30pp.; 21cm.

 

 

Sermon No. 28, “Sermons on Special Occasions, No. 8,” text – Isaiah 60:12, dated December 1860; 35pp.; 21cm. [published in the Oxford Mercury, 10 January 1861]

 

 

Sermon, unnumbered, “Regeneration I: It’s Nature”; dated January 1866; text – 1 Samuel 10:6; 24pp.; 20cm. [not numbered in Register, but would have been delivered somewhere between sermons #546-553, in Memphis, TN]

 

 

Sermon [No. 557], “The Wish of The Apostle Paul”; text – Romans 9:3; dated 11 February 1866; delivered at Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, TN; 18pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 561], “Justification”; text – Job 25:4; delivered 11 March 1866, at 2d Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 17pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon, unnumbered, “The Law Our Schoolmaster”; text – Galatians 3:24; delivered 8 April 1866, at Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 17pp.; 21.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 585], “Christ: The ascended Priest & King”; text – Mark 16:19; delivered 13 May 1866, 2d Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 21pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 588], “The Blessedness of Giving”; text – Acts 20:35; delivered 20 May 1866, 2d Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 21pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 591], “The Christian Warfare”; text – 1 Timothy 6:12; preached [27] May 1866, 2d Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 20pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 601], “The Unreasonableness of Indecision in Religion”; text – 1 Kings 18:21 [entered in Register as 1 Kings 18:20]; delivered [24] June 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 14pp.; 20.5cm. [title page detached]

 

 

Sermon [No. 600], “The Valley of Vision”; text – Ezekiel 37:3 [entered in Register as Ezekiel 37:10]; delivered 21 June 1866, Court Street Tabernacle, Memphis; 20pp.; 20.5cm.; [title page detached]

 

 

Sermon [No. 605], “Heavenly Mindedness”; text – Colossians 3:2; delivered [8] June 1866, Second Presbyterian Church; 20pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 606], “The Vow of Ruth”; text – Ruth 1:16-17 [entered in Register as Ruth 1:14]; delivered [8] June 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis; 18pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 618], “Christ: The Believer’s Life”; text – Philippians 1:21; delivered 29 July 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis; 17pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 622], “Christ and The Brazen Serpent”; texts – John 3:14 and Numbers 21:9 [only the later text is entered in the Register]; delivered 5 August 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis; 20pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 624], “Christ: The Sure Foundation”; text – Isaiah 28:16; delivered 12 August 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis; 20pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 628], “The Soul Panting after God”; text – Psalm 42:1 [entered in Register as Ps 40:1]; delivered 19 August 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis; 21pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 635], “Christ: The Lamb of God”; text – John 1:29; delivered [2] September 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis; 21pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 646], “The Grace of God in The Covenant of Works”; text – Romans 5:19; delivered [23] September 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis; 20pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 649], “The Public Profession of The Name of Christ”; text – Joshua 24:15 [entered in Register as Joshua 24:20]; delivered [30] September 1866, 2d Presb. Ch., Memphis; 20pp.; 20.5cm. [title page detached, final page (21) missing]

 

 

Sermon [No 651], “The healed Demoniac, or Living for the Lord”; text – Mark 5:19 [entered in Register as Mark 9:24]; delivered 5 October 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis; 22pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 652], “Christ Our Passover”; text – 1 Corinthians 5:7-8; delivered 7 October 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 18pp.; 20.5cm. [title page detached]

 

 

Sermon [No. 655], “The Seal Of the Holy Spirit”; text – Ephesians 4:30; delivered 14 October 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 21pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 656], “The Office Of a Bishop”; text – 1 Timothy 3:1; delivered 14 October 1866, Third Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 21pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 662], “The Leprosy A Type of Sin”; text – Leviticus 13:45; delivered [4] November 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 21pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 665], “Dives & Lazarus, or Things preserved & things to come”; text – Luke 16:25; delivered [11] November 1866, 2d Presb. Church, Memphis; 21pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 666], “The Glory of The Church as the Kingdom of Christ”; text – Psalm 145:11; delivered [9] December 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis; 20pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 672], “The Wandering Prodigal”; text – Luke 15:14; delivered [23] December 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 21pp.; 20.5cm.

 

 

Sermon [No. 675], “The Returning Prodigal”; text – Luke 15:20; delivered [30] December 1866, Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.; 19pp.; 20.5cm.