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The J.B. Phillips Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 208

Scope and Content

This collection consists of more than 50 personal letters to and from J.B. Phillips and from Dr. Walter James, from 1953 to 1980. Some letters contain small water colors painted by Mr. Phillips. It also includes some additional miscellanea.


  • 1953 - 1982

Language of Materials



There are no special restrictions to the 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 J.B. Phillips Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Biographical Information

Canon John Bertram Phillips (1906-1982) was an Anglican priest and a popular author. He wrote several well regarded books and was the translator of one of the most widely used versions of the Bible ever produced.


0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Processing Information:

This collection of papers was donated to the Seminary Libraries in April of 1994 by the Rev. Dr. Walter James. The collection was organized and the original finding aid was written in June of 1996, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in June of 2009.

The J.B. Phillips Manuscript Collection
Raymond D. Cannata
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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