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William McKendree Scott papers

 Collection — Box: 1-6
Identifier: SCM 420

Content Description

Collection consists of five archive boxes of sermons by Scott, plus one box containing correspondence between Scott and Charles Hodge, Hugh Lenox Hodge, Robert J. Breckenridge, and others; class lecture notes; and a bound manuscript, "Over Popocatepetl: A Novel With Many Heroines, By The Society of 'Ghouls', Allegheny Pa. 1874".


  • 1845 - 1875

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical / Historical

William McKendree Scott (1817-1861) was born in Jefferson County, Ohio. He attended Jefferson College and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1846. Scott married Mary Elizabeth Hodge, a daughter of Professor Charles Hodge of Princeton, on September 9, 1847. Over the course of his ministry he served as pastor of several Presbyterian churches, professor of Ancient Languages at Centre College, Kentucky, and professor of Biblical Literature at North-Western Theological Seminary (McCormick). He was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Centre College in 1856. Scott died in Princeton December 22, 1861.


2.5 Linear Feet (6 Boxes)

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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