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The W. S. Plumer Bryan Manuscript Collection

 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.

Dates

  • 1925

Language of Materials

English

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.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The W.S. Plumer Bryan Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1856 August 30
Born, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania
1875
Graduated, Davidson College
1878
Graduated, Master of Arts, Davidson College
1878
Graduated, Columbia Theological Seminary, South Carolina
1879 June 8
Ordained, Lexington Presbytery
1878-1887
Pastor, Tygarts Valley and Mingo Flats Churches, West Virginia
1987-1992
Pastor, First Church, Asheville, North Carolina
1892
Awarded honorary doctor of divinity, Centre College, Kentucky
1892-1894
Pastor, Second Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
1895-1925
Pastor, Church of the Covenant, Chicago, Illinois
1925 May 29
Died, Chicago

Biographical Information

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.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Processing Information:

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.
Title
The W.S. Plumer Bryan Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Raymond D. Cannata
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs

Revision Statements

  • December 20, 2016: EAD finding aids for collections processed and encoded before 2015 were revised slightly and imported into ArchivesSpace in 2016.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Princeton Theological Seminary
Library
PO Box 821
Princeton NJ 08542 USA