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The Francis Landey Patton Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 066

Scope and Content

This constructed collection includes student notes of Patton lectures, printed lecture notes (with student marginalia by Robert E. Speer), biographical materials, news clippings, and correspondence.

Dates

  • 1871 - 1907

Language of Materials

English

Access:

There are no special restrictions on the accessibility of this collection. It is available for the use of library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of the Seminary Archives.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Francis Landey Patton Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1843
Born in Warwick, Bermuda
1863
B.A., Knox College, University of Toronto
1863-1865
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1865-1867
Pastor, 84th St. Church, New York City
1867-1870
Pastor, Nyack, New York
1874
Prosecutor, David Swing heresy trial
1874-1881
Pastor, Jefferson Park Church
1871-1881
Professor, theology, North-Western Theological Seminary
1878
Moderator, General Assembly, PCUSA
1881-1888
Professor, Relations of Philosophy and Science to Christian Religion, Princeton Theological Seminary
1888-1902
President, Princeton University
1884-1913
Professor, Ethics, Princeton University
1888-1902
Lecturer, Theism, Princeton Theological Seminary
1902-1913
President and Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Princeton Theological Seminary
1913-1932
Resident, Warwick, Bermuda
1932
Died, Warwick, Bermuda

Biographical Information

President Patton also received honorary doctoral degrees from Hanover College, Yale University, the College of Wooster, Harvard University, the University of Toronto, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, and Princeton University. He authored three books and numerous articles and pamphlets.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Processing Information:

This collection was organized, and the original finding aid was written by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist in April of 1996. In May of 2004, Special Collections was gifted photographs of Patton's tombstone and church in Bermuda, which were added to the end of the collection. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin in February of 2009.
Title
The Francis Landey Patton Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Raymond D. Cannata
Date
2009
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