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The Alexander P. Silliman Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 112

Scope and Content

This collection consists of material by and about Alexander Silliman. It includes journals, personal notes, course notes, correspondence, and biographical materials.

Dates

  • 1844-1890; 1975-1989

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 Alexander P. Silliman Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1818 June 19
Born, York District, South Carolina
1845
Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1845-1848
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1848-1849
Stated supply, Oak Grove and Pleasant Ridge, Alabama
1850 April 15
Ordained, Presbytery of Tuscaloosa
1850-1859
Pastor, Hebron and Ebenezer
1859-1866
Pastor, Ebenezer
1867-1868
Agent, Southern Publishing Company, Lauderdale, Mississippi
1868-1870
Stated supply, Rusk and Palestine, Texas
1870-1876
Pastor, Marshall
1877-1878
Evangelist, Marshall
1879-1890
Bible agent and missionary
1890 January 1
Died, Charleston, South Carolina

Biographical Information

Alexander Perry Silliman was born in the York District of South Carolina, June 19, 1818. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1845, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1848. Ordained by the Presbytery of Tuscaloosa, he was a Presbyterian pastor and evangelist for many years. He died in Charleston, South Carolina on January 9, 1890.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The Charles Hodge Manuscript Collection (for notes produced by Silliman From Charles Hodge's Didactic Theology lectures, 1846-1847.)

See also:

The Princeton Historical Society Silliman Collection (Princeton Seminary 1:2), (for clothing and other items donated by the Seminary in 1989.)

Processing Information:

The primary sources of Alexander Silliman included in this collection were donated to the Seminary Libraries on June 5, 1975 by his granddaughter, Mrs. Dorothy Milling (Morgan) Parnell. Other material related to Silliman was added to the collection from Seminary files.

This collection was organized and the original finding aid was written in the spring of 1993 by Douglas F. Denné under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was updated in August 1996 by Raymond Cannata, and edited in March of 2009 by Sarah Seraphin.
Title
The Alexander P. Silliman Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Douglas F. Denné
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

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