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The William Henry Crane Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 250

Scope and Content

The collection primarily consists of sermons delivered between 1848 and 1894.

Dates

  • 1848-1894

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.

Chronology

1818 December 01
Born in Elizabeth, N.J.
1843
Entered Princeton Theological Seminary
1844
Left the Seminary for health reasons and accepted an assistant teaching position at Wilkes Barre Academy, Pa.
1848 October
Ordained as an evangelist by the Presbytery of Florida
1848
Served as Pastor in Marianna, Fla.
1849-1850
Served as Pastor in Madison and Oakland, Fla.
1851
Served as Pastor in Mineral Spring and Bainbridge, Ga.
1852
Served as Pastor at Euchee Valley Church, Fla.
1853
Served as Principle of Phila Academy in Gadsden County, Fla.
1854
Served as Pastor at Damascus Church
1854-1855
Served as Principle of Bainbridge Academy, Ga.
1855-1858
Served as a Pastor and teacher in Iamonia, Fla.
1859-1860
Served as missionary for the Presbytery of Fla.
1861-1865
Again served as Principle of Phila Academy, Fla.
1866-1868
Served as Principle of Quincy Academy, Fla.
1869-1870
Served as Superintendent of Gadsden County Schools, Fla.
1870-1877
Served as a missionary to Quincy, Fla.
1878-1893
Served as pastor in Quincy, Smyrna, Eureka, and Iamonia, Fla.
1894
Died in Quincy, Fla.

Biographical Information

The following is taken from the article “Memorial of Rev. W. H. Crane”, which appeared in Southern Presbyterian on November 21, 1895.

Reverend William Henry Crane was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on December 1, 1818. He entered the Presbyterian Church in his youth and felt called of God to the ministry. After several years of tutelage, he entered the College of New Jersey in 1840, but left shortly thereafter due to respiratory problems. When his health improved, he came to the Seminary at Princeton in order to finish his studies, but he left again after little more than a year, because of respiratory issues.

On the advice of his physician and others, he moved south to the milder climate of Florida and entered into ministerial service there. He was ordained to service as an evangelist by the Presbytery of Florida on April 7, 1848. He married Julia Atwater in 1849, and was called to the church in Madison, Fla. that same year.

As his health improved, he served many weaker churches throughout the state of Florida, including Mineral Spring and Bainbridge (1851), Euchee Valley (1852), Damascus (1854), Iamonia(1855-58), Quincy (1877-93), Smyrna, Eureka, and Iamonia (1878-93). Crane also served many schools as a Principle including Phila Academy (1853, 1861-65), Bainbridge Academy (1854-55), and Quincy Academy (1866-68). He died in Quincy on November 30, 1894, at the age of 76.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Arrangement

The William Henry Crane Collection consists of a single box.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Joshua Wilder in Spring 2015 under the supervision of Curator of Special Collections and Archivist Kenneth Henke.
Title
The William Henry Crane Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Joshua Wilder
Date
2015
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