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First Baptist Church - Nashville, Tennessee

Portrait #1858

Served as Pastor from 1835 until 1850 and
then again from 1857 until 1867
Subject/Title:
Howell, Robert Boyte Crawford
Artist:Unknown
Date Created: prior to 1850
Owner/Location:First Baptist Church
108 7th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 664-6000
www.firstbaptistnashville.org
Frame Dimensions:14 x 29 (with enclosed narrative)
Image Dimensions:9 1/2 x 8
Materials/Media:Charcoal and crayon ... As submitted photograph of the original
Date Documented:16 February 2012
Condition:Good

Description: Full front bust view. Subject dressed in period suit, black tie, and white shirt.
History of Work:Unknown. No records on the painting are housed in the archive collections of the First Baptist Church.
Notes:The Reverend Dr. Howell was minister of the First Baptist Church on two different occasions (1835-1850 and 1857-1867). He began The Baptist, the first state oriented denominational publication that evolved to spawn the Baptist Publishing House. Dr. Howell was a major leader in Baptist and community life. He was elected four times as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Additionally, Dr. Howell was an organizer of Union University, a proponent of the establishment of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Trustee of the Baptist Foreign Mission Board, and a Trustee of the Tennessee Institution for the Blind. A miniature of his wife, Mary Ann Martin Toy Howell, is also on this site.

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