HOLLIS, CHARLES, b. 1812.
MANUSCRIPT NUMBER 131
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CITATION: Charles Hollis Diary, MSS 131, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
Charles Hollis was born in England in 1812. When he was seven years old his family moved to America and settled near Baltimore, Maryland. The family moved again to Fredericktown, Maryland when Hollis was 9 or 10 years of age. They returned to Baltimore in 1826 after the death of his youngest sister. By 1829 both of Hollis' parents had died and he was left without family. In 1830 he was hired as a Sabbath school teacher and it is at this point that his diary begins. There is no record of his date of death.
This is a manuscript diary and account of the life of Charles Hollis,
a Sabbath school teacher and Methodist minister from Maryland. The diary
is bound in vellum and contains entries for the years 1830-1844. A brief
account of Hollis' early life appears on page 1. The diary documents events
in his life and his efforts to purify his soul and evade sin. Joshua Wells,
a prominent Methodist minister of the time, is mentioned in several entries.