Skip to main content

The William Henry Green Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 009

Scope and Content

This collection includes manuscript sermons, notes and manuscripts by Green, lectures and student notes on Green's lectures, biographical materials, correspondence, materials from the semi-centennial celebration (fiftieth anniversary) of his appointment as an instructor in Princeton Theological Seminary, published materials, and annotated pre-publication drafts of the American Standard Version Bible.


  • 1839-1900

Language of Materials

English, Hebrew, German


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 William Henry Green Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library

Biographical Information

Dr. Green was awarded honorary doctorates from the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), Rutgers University, and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). He was the author of more than a dozen books, including Grammar of the Hebrew Language (11 editions), Hebrew Feasts, Higher Criticism of the Pentateuch (7 editions), Unity of Genesis, and General Introduction to the Old Testament.


7.5 Linear Feet (12 Boxes)


This collection is arranged in seven series. Sermons have been arranged in biblical order. Correspondence has been arranged alphabetically by last name.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written by Raymond Cannata in March of 1996, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Malone in July 2008.

The William Henry Green Manuscript Collection
Raymond Cannata
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

Repository Details

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

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