One of the early Baptist leaders for education, Basil Manly, Sr. (1798-1868) served as pastor of First Baptist Church, Charleston, South Carolina from 1826 to 1837. He left the church to serve as president of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, a position he held from 1837 to 1855. During that time, he was also involved in the creation of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845. He later served Wentworth Street Baptist Church in Charleston and First Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama. Manly also supported the creation of Furman University and served as the founding chairman of the board of trustees of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Basil Manly Sr. Papers contain one box of over 475 sermons. In addition to sermons, the collection contains a few items of correspondence.
An inventory for this collection is available upon request.
Location: Archives (Manuscript collection, Rare Book Room, 2nd Floor)