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The Charles C. Cook Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 233

Scope and Content

This collection consists of ministerial records, sermons, and publications by Charles C. Cook. Cook’s sermons were written and delivered circa 1910-1930 and make up the majority of the collection. Each sermon is handwritten and was stored in an envelope with the sermon’s title and relevant scripture passages written on the front. Each envelope lists where he delivered that sermon. Most sermons are undated. Many included newspaper clippings from popular periodicals including the Sunday School Times and The King’s Business, which Cook used as illustrations for his audience. Ministerial material consists of records for marriages Cook presided over as pastor plus two bundles of newpaper and periodical clippings that he used as illustrations during sermons. Cook's published material consists of tracts and books.


  • 1898-1930

Language of Materials

Materials are in English and Spanish.


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 Information

Charles C. Cook was an American minister, author, and publisher.


1.25 Linear Feet (3 Boxes)


The collection is arranged in four series: Ministerial Records, Notes, and Illustrations; Sermon Notes and Clippings; Tracts; and Books. Sermons have been arranged alphabetically according to title, with the envelope for each sermon and related clippings attached. Tracts are undated and have been arranged thematically.

Series 1: Ministerial Records, Notes, and Illustrations

Series 2: Sermon Notes and Clippings

Series 3: Tracts

Series 4: Books

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to Princeton Theological Seminary by Cathy Cook Davis, Charles C. Cook’s great-granddaughter, May 2012.

Processing Information:

The collection was processed and a finding was written in May 2012 by Daved Anthony Schmidt under the direction of Robert Golon, Manuscripts Librarian.

The Charles C. Cook Manuscript Collection
Daved Anthony Schmidt
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Repository Details

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

Princeton Theological Seminary
Wright Library
25 Library Place
Princeton NJ 08540 USA