Historically Black College
Bishop College Notes 1909, The Baptist home mission monthly, Volumes v. 31
The following teachers were appointed
Bishop College Marshall Tex Mrs Kate L Dorcas and Mr John A Talcott
Rev. A. R. Griggs, D.D., of Dallas, Texas, who has been conspicuous as a missionary leader among the colored Baptists of Texas for the last thirty years, a large portion of the time as an appointee of the Society in co-operation with the State Convention, has tendered his resignation in consequence of his decision to go as a missionary to Africa. Dr. Griggs has been a warm friend of Bishop College, and as editor of a paper as well as otherwise has been a very influential factor in the development of the Negro Baptists in Texas.
"A word personal. Allow me to bear to the Society my heartfelt thanks for the help I have received from it. I came to Bishop College in 1886 in search of an education. I finished the Normal Course in 1890, the theological course in 1901, and most of the college course. I claim all that I am and all I hope to be must be credited to the Home Mission Society through Bishop College. During all these years I have stood by the school with my means and influence and always will. When Dr. MacVicar was Superintendent I gave $50 at one time to the Society."
by American Baptist Home Mission Society - 1909