The W. S. Plumer Bryan Manuscript Collection
Identifier: SCM 035
Scope and Content
This collection consists of eight typescript sermons given by Dr. Bryan during his pastorate in Chicago. These sermons were delivered shortly before his death in May of 1925.
Language of Materials
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.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The W.S. Plumer Bryan Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- 1856 August 30
- Born, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
- Graduated, Davidson College
- Graduated, Master of Arts, Davidson College
- Graduated, Columbia Theological Seminary, South Carolina
- 1879 June 8
- Ordained, Lexington Presbytery
- Pastor, Tygarts Valley and Mingo Flats Churches, West Virginia
- Pastor, First Church, Asheville, North Carolina
- Awarded honorary doctor of divinity, Centre College, Kentucky
- Pastor, Second Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Pastor, Church of the Covenant, Chicago, Illinois
- 1925 May 29
- Died, Chicago
The Reverend Doctor William Swan Plumer Bryan (1856- 1925) was a grandson of the renowned Southern Presbyterian theologian, William Swan Plumer (PTS class of 1827). He was educated at Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary, and also received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Centre College in Kentucky. He served as a Presbyterian pastor for many years.
0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)
It is not currently known how these items were acquired by the Seminary. They may have been given by Dr. Bryan's son, the Reverend Alison R. Bryan (1891 - 1992), who visited the Seminary Archives several times in 1991. These documents were organized as a manuscript collection in December of 1996.
- The W.S. Plumer Bryan Manuscript Collection
- Raymond D. Cannata
- Description rules
- December 20, 2016: EAD finding aids for collections processed and encoded before 2015 were revised slightly and imported into ArchivesSpace in 2016.