Manuscripts

MSS 3
 
 Bryant, Arthur Durham, 1856-1939
Papers of Arthur Durham Bryant, 1851-1939

 

Gallaudet University Archives
 



Descriptive Summary

Repository: Gallaudet University Archives
Call No.: MSS 3
Creator: Arthur D. Bryant
Title: Papers of Arthur Durham Bryant, 1851-1939
Quantity: 1.0 Linear Feet (2 document boxes)
Abstract: This collection contains the correspondence of the first ordained Deaf Baptist minister.
Note: This document last updated 2005 November 23.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Laura R. Pucci gave some of Bryant's collection to the Gallaudet University Archives between 1972 and 1985.
Processed by: Michael J. Olson. 2008 October 28.
Processing Note:
Conditions on Use and Access: This collection is open to the public with no restrictions. Photocopies may be made for scholarly research.

Related Material in the Archives:
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Films

  • Gettysburg [motion picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Film 25-4
  • A little journey to some historic place in old Virginia [motion picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Deaf Film 57-4, 434-4

Photographs

  • Photograph album owner unknown [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Photograph Album AL 30
  • Photograph album of Robert Werdig [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Photograph Album AL 66
  • Arthur Durham Bryant [picture]. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: Portraits

SMSS

  • Thomas Watson Osborne, 1933-1937. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS
  • Edward Eugene McConnell, 1923-1945. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS
  • Gallaudet family, 1824-1962. Gallaudet University Archives, Call Number: SMSS

Biographical Sketch 

Arthur D. Bryant was a graduate of the Kendall School for the Deaf, and a member of the Gallaudet Class of 1880. He was an excellent art instructor at Kendall and Gallaudet from 1880-1916 and produced many outstanding artists and architects.

Mr. Bryant was the first Gallaudet graduate to become an ordained Baptist minister. He was ordained in 1911. He founded the Calvary Baptist Church for the Deaf in Washington, D.C., the first of its kind. He continued his work with the church until his death in 1939. Gallaudet awarded him a honorary Master of Arts degree in 1932, and a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1939.

Scope and Content

The collection contains two boxes of letters, autographs books, deeds, titles, insurances, certificates, books, and clippings. The collection, which consists of approximately 1,700 items, dated from 1851 to 1939. Arthur D. Bryant collected newspaper clippings and pasted into two small scrapbooks with his notes. Most of the clippings related to the history of Civil War and Washington, DC area. Included in this collection are old deeds and titles of properties on East Capitol Street in Washington, DC where his father-in-law, Isaac H. Benedict purchased a property; also another property across from the street purchased by Bryant. Also included in this collection contains many letters addressed to Bryant from his relatives and deaf friends concerning information on history of Washington, DC area; genealogy; and reminiscences of notable people whom Bryant met during his lifetime. The most interesting items in this collection are two autographs books belonged to Bryant; contain many autographs signed by famous Civil War generals such as U. S. Grant, John S. Mosby, James Longstreet, John E. Wool, and Horatio G. Wright. Some autographs that were signed by the members of the United States Congress between 1874 and 1875 are included. Autographs of members of the faculty and students of the National Deaf-Mute College are included. One autograph signed by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Tribe is included.

Series Descriptions and Folder Lists
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Box Folder Title of Folder Date
01 01 Address on Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet 1915
01 02 Art Student's Account with the Institution 1895
01 03 Autographs Book 1874-1909
01 04 Autographs Book 1878-1884
01 05 Certificate - Ministry 1911
01 06 Clippings on Kenneth Nelson and Ethel Phay's Wedding 1937
01 07 Correspondence 1923-1938
01 08 Deeds and Titles belonged to Isaac H. Benedict 1851-1902
01 09 Deeds and Titles belonged to Isaac H. Benedict and Arthur D. Bryant 1866-1898
01 10 Deeds, Titles and Insurances belonged to I. H. Benedict and A. D. Bryant 1851-1936
01 11 Deeds, Titles and Insurances belonged to I. H. Benedict and A. D. Bryant 1884-1939
01 12 Genealogy of Bryant n.d.
01 13 Manual Book for Funeral Occasions 1911
01 14 Medal - Masonry 1928
01 15 Membership cards and Driver's License 1935-1938
01 16 Miscellaneous materials 1933
02 01 Representative Deaf Persons by J. E. Gallaher 1898
02 02 Scrapbook - Clippings and notes 1870s-1930s
02 03 Scrapbook - Clippings and notes 1890s-1920s
02 04 Scrapbook of Letters 1876-1924
02 05 Social Letter, The - by Elizabeth Myers 1918

 

Objects List

Bryant Objects

 
Title Date
Scrapbook Page 1 - Martin, Mertyle E. to Bryant, A.D. 1887
Scrapbook Page 2 - Peet, Elizabeth n.d.
Scrapbook Page 3 - Probasco, Will J. to Bryant, A.D. 1898
Scrapbook Page 3 - Probasco, Will J. to Bryant, Charles 1898
Scrapbook Page 4 - Drake, Harley D. to Bryant, A.D. 1923
Scrapbook Page 5 - Probasco, Will J. to Bryant, A.D. 1899
Scrapbook Page 6 - Drake, Harley D. to Bryant, A.D. 1924
Scrapbook Page 7 - Warner, Mattie to Bryant, A.D. 1887
Scrapbook Page 8 - Griffing, Ted to Bryant, A.D. 1924
Scrapbook Page 9 - Euritt, Guilford to Bryant, A.D. 1913
Scrapbook Page 10 - Griffing, Ted to Bryant, A.D. 1923
Scrapbook Page 11 - Sheldon, John to Bryant, A.D. 1895
Scrapbook Page 12 - Burnes, Byron B. to Bryant, A.D. 1924
Scrapbook Page 13 - Norris, James L. to Bryant, A.D. 1892
Scrapbook Page 14 - Norris, James L. to Lewis, H.L.D. 1892
Scrapbook Page 15 - Norris, James L. to Bryant, A.D. 1892
Scrapbook Page 16 - Lauritsen, Wesley 1922
Scrapbook Page 17 - Coutant, C.G. to Bryant, A.D. 1905
Scrapbook Page 18 - Coutant, C.G. (part of page) 1905
Scrapbook Page 19 - Norton, O.W. to Bryant, A.D. 1911
Scrapbook Page 21 - Newell, John W. to Relatives of Benjamin D. Stelle 1876
Scrapbook Page 23 - Meserve, William N. to Bryant, A.D. 1910
Scrapbook Page 25 - Hooper, Louis L. to Bryant, A.D. 1911
Scrapbook Page 27 - Bingham, Ernest to Bryant, A.D. 1897
Scrapbook Page 29 -Steed, Lyman to Bryant, A.D. 1917
Scrapbook Page 31 - Hotchkiss, John B. to Bryant, A.D. 1909
Scrapbook Page 33 - Smith, James L. to Bryant, A.D. 1894
Scrapbook Page 35 - McIlvaine, John A. to Bryant, A.D. 1900
Scrapbook Page 36 - Flick, George F. to Bryant, A.D. 190-
Scrapbook Page 37 - Flick, George F. to Bryant, A.D. 1908
Scrapbook Page 38 - Birck, Vernon S. to Bryant, A.D. 1912
Scrapbook Page 39 - Harris, Shelby W. to Bryant, A.D. 1912
Scrapbook Page 40 - Harris, Shelby W. to Bryant, A.D. 1912
Scrapbook Page 41 - Harris, Shelby W. to Bryant, A.D. 1912
Scrapbook Page 42 - Allabough, Brewster R. to Bryant, A.D. 1908
Scrapbook Page 43 - Allabough, Brewster R. to Bryant, A.D. 1908
Scrapbook Page 44 - Stewart, Roy J. to Bryant, A.D. 1910
Scrapbook Page 45 - Billings, George A. to Bryant, A.D. 1908
Scrapbook Page 46 - Faupel, George to Bryant, A.D. 1912
Scrapbook Page 47 - Faupel, George to Bryant, A.D. 1912
Scrapbook Page 48 - Gallaher, James E. to Bryant, A.D. 1910
Scrapbook Page 49 - Gallaher, James E. to Bryant, A.D. 1910
Scrapbook Page 50 - Runde, Winfield S. to Bryant, A.D. 1901
Scrapbook Page 51 - Smith, James L. to Bryant, A.D. 1894
Scrapbook Page 52 - Blake, Thomas J. to Bryant, A.D. 1910
Scrapbook Page 53 - Wright, N.S. to Bryant, A.D. 1901
Scrapbook Page 54 - Teegarden, George M. to Bryant, A.D. 1922
Scrapbook Page 55 - Draper, Bell Merrill to Bryant, Mrs. A.D. 1911
Scrapbook Page 56 - Hanson, Olof to Bryant, A.D. 1898
Scrapbook Page 56 - Judge Moylan n.d.
Scrapbook Page 57 - Hanson, Olof to Bryant, A.D. 1913
Scrapbook Page 58 - Marr, Thomas S. to Bryant, A.D. 1913
Scrapbook Page 59 - Souder, W.P. to Bryant, A.D. 1924
Scrapbook Page 60 - Berg, Albert to Bryant, A.D. 1916
Scrapbook Page 61 - Peet, Elizabeth to Bryant, A.D. 1918

Bryant Objects

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