622 History of Wake Forest College
he remained as pastor until 1891, when he went to Tarboro. From
here he went to Shelby and from Shelby to Henderson, which was his
last pastorate. Soon after his graduation Dr. Hufham showed his
interest in Baptist history by preparing a compendious article relating
especially to North Carolina Baptists which was published in the
minutes of the Union Association for 1860. He was one of the chief
promoters of North Carolina Baptist Historical Papers, published in
Henderson in the years 1896 to 1899, three volumes, to which he
made the major contributions in two series of articles, one of six and
the other of five papers, on the Baptists in North Carolina.
Unfortunately the series was never completed nor collected and
printed in a single volume. He was a great collector of Baptist
historical material, and on his death turned over his collection to the
Wake Forest College Library. Though liberal in his views he always
stood, and usually successfully, against radical measures in
denominational councils. From 1866 until his death, March 27, 1921,
he was a Trustee of the College, perhaps for a longer time than any
other.
Graduating in the same class with Hufham was Lewis H. Shuck,
son of J. Lewis Shuck, the first American Missionary located in the
empire of China. As a Commencement address Mr. Shuck used an
original poem, "Joan of Arc," a very meritorious production of 466
unrhymed iambic lines of five beats. A reading of it will cause any
lover of poetry to regret that there was at the time no interest in our
State sufficient to foster such talents as the writer displayed; with
proper encouragement Shuck might have developed into one of the
best among our Southern poets. After graduating he spent several
years in as teacher, for the year 1856-57 in Oxford Female Seminary,
and from 1857 to 1862 as principal of the Beulah Male Institute at
Milton. In 1863 he went to South Carolina as pastor of churches in
Barnwell County; from 1869 to 1882 he was pastor of the First
Baptist Church of Charleston; from 1883 to 1889 he was at Paducah,
Kentucky, when he went to Fayette, Missouri. He received the degree
of Master of Arts from the College in 1859, and of Doctor of Divinity
in 1875.
Two of the graduates of 1857 became ministers. These were
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