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The Maitland Alexander Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 006

Scope and Content

These papers consist primarily of Maitland Alexander’s sermons from 1898 to 1927, and also contain some addresses and talks for these same years.

Dates

  • 1898-1927

Creator

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

1867 April 8
Born, New York City
1889
Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1889-1890
Student, McCormick Theological Seminary
1890-1892
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1892 April 14
Ordained, Presbytery of Monmouth
1891-1892
Stated supply, Long Branch, New Jersey
1892-1896
Pastor, Long Branch, New Jersey
1896-1899
Pastor, Harlem church, New York City
1896
Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, Lafayette College
1899-1929
Pastor, First Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1914
Moderator, General Assembly
1915
Awarded Doctor of Law, University of Kentucky
1916
Awarded Doctor of Law, College of Wooster
1929-1940
Pastor emeritus, First Church, Pittsburgh
1940 January 3
Died, Sewickley Heights

Biographical Information

Maitland Alexander (1867-1940), was the son of Henry M. Alexander and grandson of Archibald Alexander. He earned his undergraduate degree at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1889, spent his first year of seminary at McCormick in Chicago, and then transferred to Princeton Theological Seminary to graduate in 1892. He served briefly in churches in Long Branch, New Jersey, and Harlem, New York City; and later became known as a prominent Presbyterian pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh, where he served for thirty years. In 1914 he was Moderator of the Presbyterian Church. In 1918 he was given a year’s leave by his church to serve as Director of Religious Work for the American occupation army in Coblenz, Germany.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Arrangement

The bound manuscript sermons are arranged into two series; black binders and leather binders. Each series is arranged chronologically.

Processing Information:

This collection accessioned on January 11, 1996. It was processed and inventoried by Douglas F. Denné in the winter of 1996, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was written by Matthew Reeder in March 2007, and edited by Sarah Malone in May 2008.
Title
The Maitland Alexander Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Matthew Reeder
Date
March 2007
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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

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