The Maitland Alexander Manuscript 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.
- Alexander, Maitland, 1867-1940 (Person)
Language of Materials
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.
- 1867 April 8
- Born, New York City
- Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
- Student, McCormick Theological Seminary
- Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
- 1892 April 14
- Ordained, Presbytery of Monmouth
- Stated supply, Long Branch, New Jersey
- Pastor, Long Branch, New Jersey
- Pastor, Harlem church, New York City
- Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, Lafayette College
- Pastor, First Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Moderator, General Assembly
- Awarded Doctor of Law, University of Kentucky
- Awarded Doctor of Law, College of Wooster
- Pastor emeritus, First Church, Pittsburgh
- 1940 January 3
- Died, Sewickley Heights
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.
0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)
The bound manuscript sermons are arranged into two series; black binders and leather binders. Each series is arranged chronologically.
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.
- The Maitland Alexander Manuscript Collection
- Matthew Reeder
- March 2007
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