Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Item informationTitle: Self-Development
Genre: Speech
Call number: 917.3 Si4sY
Occasion: Oglethorpe University Commencement Week
Publication information
  • Publication date: 1847
  • Date delivered: 1847-11-10

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Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
Rights: Digital Copyright © 2011, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
Resource identifier prefix: SD_1847
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Physical Information
  • Copy 1
Composition history

William Gilmore Simms was invited to give the oration that would become Self-Development by the Literary Societies of Oglethorpe University in Milledgeville, GA in 1847.  Simms first refers to Self-Development in an 18 March 1847 letter to George Frederick Holmes.  As of a 26 October 1847  letter to James Lawson he was still composing the speech.  He delivered it on 10 November 1847.  This oration is collected in a bound volume of materials by William Gilmore Simms in a work entitled Orations Essays & Pamphlets.

Bibliographic citation Simms, William Gilmore.  Self-Development.  Milledgeville, GA:  The Thalian Society [of Oglethorpe University], 1847.
Description Paperback pamphlet.