Cuthbert Warner Bates Papers, 1918-1928

Manuscript Collection #495

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Cuthbert Warner Bates Papers
Creator: Bates, Cuthbert Warner
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: Papers (1918-1928) including correspondence, clipping, programs, magazine, and miscellaneous items.
Extent: 0.475 Cubic feet, 68 items , correspondence (1919-1928), programs, clippings, magazine, and miscellaneous materials.

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

October 25, 1984, 68 items; Correspondence (1918-1928), programs, clippings, and miscellaneous materials of Methodist Protestant minister. Gift of Mrs. Mary M. Bates Brown, Roanoke, Virginia.

June 21, 1989, (unprocessed addition 1), ca. 50 items; Papers (1936-1988), including correspondence, reports, clippings, programs, photographs, and a 1939 conference roster. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives.

March 2, 2009, (unprocessed addition 2), 102 items, 0.25 cubic feet; Papers (1904-2009) of an Asheboro, and Western North Carolina Methodist Protestant minister and church official and including correspondence with church members, his daughter, Mary Margaret Bates (Mrs. S. W.) Brown and his son-in-law, S. W. Brown, of Roanoke Rapids, NC; also his daughter's correspondence with Ralph Hardee Rives, of Enfield and Greenville, NC, including receipts, newspaper clippings and ephemera on the career of Rev. Bates and aspects of the Methodist Protestant Church; and oversized newspaper clippings. See preliminary inventory attached. Donor: Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives.

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Cuthbert Warner Bates Papers (#495), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mrs. Mary M. Bates Brown
  • Gift of Dr. Ralph Hardee Rives

Processing Information

  • Processed by M. Quintanilla, June 1988

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


Biographical / Historical Note Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Reverend Bates (1884-1957) was a distinguished Methodist Protestant clergyman who served as secretary of the N.C. Annual Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, secretary of the national conference of the church, and secretary of the executive committee of the church. During his pastorate, he served twenty-two different churches throughout North Carolina.

Description Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Correspondence is concerned entirely with Methodist-related activities and includes letters from such state and national denominational leaders as Robert Macon Andrews, Neil Graham Bethea, John Calvin Broomfield, Thomas Hamilton Lewis, Jarrett M. Sheridan, A. G. Dixon, Charles H. Beck, and Lyman E. Davis. The correspondence deals mostly with denominational concerns including the Children's Home (November, 1920), the Pastor's Summer Conference, and a dispute over the removal of the Chestnut Street Methodist Protestant Church in Asheville, N.C., to an area near a "sister denomination" (January, 1926).

Also included is a copy of the centennial edition of the Methodist Protestant (1928), which elaborates on the history of the denomination; newspaper clippings; and other miscellaneous items.

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Card Catalog Entries Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Reading Room's card catalog. This system is no longer maintained, but it is left in place to help on-site researchers locate particular topics in the collection.

Autograph Entries :

  • Andrews, R[obert] M[acon] 1919
  • Broomfield, J[ohn] C[alvin] 1927
  • Davis, Lyman E. 1920
  • Dixon, A[rminius] G[ray] (7) 1922-1926
  • Lewis, T[homas] H[amilton] (2) 1925

Subject Entries :

  • ASHEVILLE, N.C.— Churches— 1926
  • RELIGION— Churches— Asheville, N.C.
  • RELIGION— Methodist Protestant
  • RELIGION— Methodist Protestant— Publications

Date Entries :

  • 1918-1919
  • 1920-1928

Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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