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The Alexander Mackie Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 153

Scope and Content

This is a constructed collection of material related to Alexander Mackie, collected from a number of sources. It includes correspondence and biographical material.


  • 1909; 1943-1969

Language of Materials



There are no special restrictions to the 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 Mackie Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


1885 September 26
Born, Frankford, Philadelphia
Graduated, Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
Graduated, Master of Arts, Princeton University
1910 November 14
Ordained, Presbytery of Philadelphia
Pastor, Sherwook Church, Philadelphia
Pastor, Tully Memorial Church, Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
Awarded honorary doctor of divinity, Parsons College
President, Presbyterian Ministry Fund
1966 January 20
Died, Philadelphia

Biographical Information

Alexander Mackie (1885-1966) was a graduate of Princeton University (BA 1907, MA 1909) and of Princeton Theological Seminary (BD 1910). He was ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia in 1911, and served as pastor of Sherwood Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, 1910-1911 and the Tully Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1911-1941. Mr. Mackie was President of the Presbyterian Ministers' Fund for many years, beginning in 1936. He was also on the Board of Trustees of Temple University, and active in formation of the Conwell School of Theology.


0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Related Material

See also the following material in Special Collections:

The Henry Dyer Moore Sherrerd Manuscript Collection

See also:

The Alexander Mackie (1885-1966) Papers, 1885-1966. Presbyterian (Pcusa) Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pa, Record Group Number 60.

Processing Information:

This collection of papers was gathered from a number of sources. Correspondence received by Mr. Mackie during the time of his leadership of a student protest at the Seminary, as well as his autobiographical essay, "Signs of Spring at Princeton Seminary, A.D. 1909," were removed from the library's collection of Professor Lefferts Loetscher's papers. Other correspondence from the Mackie Papers was photocopied from the collection at the Presbyterian Historical Society, and given to the Seminary Libraries in March of 1993. Other items were photocopied from the John Mackay Manuscript Collection and from archival office files. Still other materials were given by Dr. Horace T. Allen, Jr. in July of 1996. This item was processed, and the original finding aid was written in July of 1996, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.

The Alexander Mackie Manuscript Collection
Raymond D. Cannata
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Repository Details

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

Princeton Theological Seminary
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