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The Samuel Miller Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 012

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a variety of personal papers of Dr. Miller gathered from a number of sources. Among the items in this collection are sermons, course lecture notes, correspondence, bibliography, genealogy, articles, autobiography, and miscellany.


  • 1793-1851 (bulk undated)

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.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Samuel Miller Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Biographical Information

Samuel Miller (1769-1850) was born in Dover, Delaware and received his education at the University of Pennsylvania and through pastoral internship. After many years of service as a Presbyterian minister (including pastor of First/Wall Street Presbyterian Church in New York City), Dr. Miller became the second professor at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1813. He taught Ecclesiastical History and Church Government at Princeton Seminary until shortly before his death in 1850. He was the author of several books and numerous scholarly articles and published sermons, many of which remain currently in print to this day.


11.8 Linear Feet (28 Boxes)

Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The Alexander P. Silliman Manuscript Collection:

Sermon and discourse notes taken by Alexander P. Silliman in his journal (December 1844 - April 1846).

The Thomas Ware Cattell Manuscript Collection:

Letter from Henry A. Boardman to Samuel Miller, regarding his son Samuel Miller, Jr.

Samuel Miller Papers, 1754-1898 (bulk 1800-1849). Princeton University Libraries, Manuscripts Division.

Manuscript Group 879, New Jersey Historical Society.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written by Douglas F. Denné, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist in the spring of 1992. The collection was reorganized and additional materials were added by Raymond Cannata in March of 1996. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Malone in August 2008.

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Repository Details

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

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