The Alexander Ramsay Thompson Manuscript Collection
Scope and Content
This collection consists of scrapbooks, photographs, genealogical tables and notebooks, ledgers, diaries, correspondence, and various mementos and documents belonging to Dr. Thompson's family.
- 1777 - 1895
Language of Materials
There are no special restrictions on access to this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of the Seminary Archives.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Alexander Ramsay Thompson Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- 1822 October 16
- Born, New York City
- Graduated, New York University
- Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Assistant, Reformed Church of America, Brooklyn
- Assistant, 8th Street Presbyterian Church, New York City
- 1846 January 14
- Ordained, Presbytery of Elizabethtown
- Pastor, First Church, Morristown, New Jersey
- Missionary, Bedford, New York
- Pastor, Reformed Church of America, Tompkinsville
- Pastor, Stapleton
- Stated supply, South Cong church, Bridgeport, Connecticut
- Pastor, 21st Street Reformed Church of America, New York City
- Chaplain, New England Hospital, New York City
- Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, New York University
- Chaplain, Roosevelt Hospital, New York University
- Pastor, North Reformed Church of America, Brooklyn, New York
- 1895 February 7
- Died, Summit, New Jersey
The Reverend Doctor Alexander Ramsay Thompson (1822-1895) was born in New York, New York and educated at New York University and Princeton Theological Seminary (class of 1845). He was a pastor of several Dutch Reformed churches in New York and New Jersey, and served as a military chaplain during the Civil War. He also received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from New York University.
2 Linear Feet (4 Boxes)
The provenance of this collection is unknown. These items had been preserved uncataloged in library storage for many years before they were semi-organized as a manuscript collection in October of 1996. The original finding aid was written by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist, in January 1997. The collection was reorganized and the finding aid was updated by Daved Anthony Schmidt in October of 2009.
- The Alexander Ramsay Thompson Manuscript Collection
- Raymond D. Cannata and Updated by: Daved Anthony Schmidt
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