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Henry William Rankin Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 271

Scope and Content

This collection consists of manuscripts, notes, and scrapbooks belonging to Mr. Rankin.


  • 1902-1937

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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.

Biographical Information

Henry William Rankin (1851 - 1937) of E. Northfield, MA, was librarian at the Northfield Mount Hermon School and a theologian, philosopher, and author.


3 Linear Feet (6 Boxes)


Boxes 1 through 4 contain manuscripts. Boxes 5 and 6 contain scrapbooks.

Related Material

See also the following manuscript materials in Special Collections:

Robert Speer Manuscript Collection


According to bookplates in bound volumes, these items came from the library of Dr. Robert E. Speer (1867 - 1947), Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and a major figure in Presbyterian and ecumenical church history. The collection was given to the Seminary July 1960, along with other papers of the Speer family, by Dr. Speer's daughter.

The Rankin items were organized and catalogued with the Robert E. Speer Manuscript Collection in 1964. At that time they were assigned call numbers in the library catalogue. The call numbers range from Doc .S754 R196 to Doc .S7542 R205. In May 1997 the Speer collection was reorganized, and the Rankin items were removed and organized as a separate collection.

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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