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The James Clement Moffat Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 011

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a small amount of primary and secondary material relating to James Clement Moffat collected by the Seminary Libraries. Content includes student notes, correspondence, biographical materials, and Professor Moffat's original lecture notebooks.

Dates

  • 1862-1890

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.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The James Clement Moffat Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1811
Born in Glencree, Scotland
1835
B.A., College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1835-1837
Tutor, New Haven, Connecticut
1837-1839
Tutor, Greek, Princeton, New Jersey
1838
M.A., College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1839-1841
Professor, Greek and Latin, Lafayette College
1841-1852
Professor, Latin and Modern History, Miami University (Ohio)
1852-1853
Professor, Greek and Hebrew, Cincinnati Seminary
1854-1861
Professor, Latin and History, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1861-1877
Lecturer, Greek Literature, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1861-1888
Professor, Church History, Princeton Theological Seminary
1890
Died, Princeton, New Jersey

Biographical Information

Dr. Moffat received the honorary Doctor of Divinity from Miami University in 1853. He was the author of several books, including Church History in Brief (which was also translated into Hindustani), The Church in Scotland, Comparative History of Religions, and Outlines of Church History.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The William Henry Green Manuscript Collection

See also:

The James Clement Moffat Collection, Princeton University Library, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Manuscripts Division.

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. This collection was gathered from a number of sources, and was organized in March of 1996, with additions made in November of 1996. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Malone in August 2008.
Title
The James Clement Moffat Manuscript Collection
Author
Raymond D. Cannata
Date
8/21/08
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

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