Henry William Rankin Manuscript Collection
Scope and Content
This collection consists of manuscripts, notes, and scrapbooks belonging to Mr. Rankin.
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.
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.
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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