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The George Whitefield Manuscript Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SCM 057

Scope and Content

This collection consists of Whitefield's manuscript journal maintained from October of 1744 until August of 1746. In it he recorded his personal thoughts and insights on his travels during the midst of the great revival. This journal was transcribed and published in Church History Journal (volume VII) in 1938.


  • 1744-1746


There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The George Whitefield Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Biographical Information

George Whitefield (1715-1770) is considered one of the most significant British revivalists of the eighteenth century. He was a leader of the Methodist movement, though due to his Calvinist theology he eventually was forced to part company with the Wesley brothers whom he had served with since his student days at Oxford University. Whitefield became one of the driving forces behind the first Great Awakening in America.


0.3 Linear Feet (Personal journal and transcription)

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Processing Information:

The Seminary acquired this journal through a gift of Dr. John R. B. Rodgers of New York in June of 1816. Dr. Rodgers was a director (now called trustee) of the Seminary during that time.

The George Whitefield Manuscript Collection
Raymond D. Cannata
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Repository Details

Part of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections Repository

Princeton Theological Seminary
Wright Library
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Princeton NJ 08540 USA