Basil Manly, Jr., (1825-1892) was the founding professor of Old Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to his position at the seminary, Manly served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Richmond, VA (1850-1854) and president of the Richmond Female Institute (1854-1859). After serving the seminary from 1859 to 1871, Manly accepted the presidency of Georgetown College in Kentucky. However, the crisis precipitated by the C. H. Toy Controversy brought Manly back to the seminary in 1877, where he remained until his death in 1892.
The Manly, Jr. Papers consist of a diary from 1853-54, twenty-two letterbooks that stretch from 1852 to 1892, sermons, speeches, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and other papers. Archives has prepared an inventory for this collection.
Location: Archives (Manuscript collection in Rare Book Room, 2nd floor)