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The Philip Schaff Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 212

Scope and Content

This collection consists of course notes, correspondence, and clippings belonging to Dr. Schaff.

Dates

  • 1839 - 1887

Language of Materials

English

Access:

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 Philip Schaff Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1819 January 1
Born, Chur, Switzerland
1841
Graduated, University of Berlin
1842
Associate Professor, University of Berlin
1843
Professor, Church History and Biblical Literature, German Reformed Theological Seminary, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
1863-1870
Secretary, Sabbath Committee, New York City
1870-1873
Professor, Theological Encyclopedia and Christian Symbolism, Union Theological Seminary, New York
1873-1874
Professor, Hebrew and the Cognate Languages, Union Theological Seminary
1874-1887
Professor, Sacred Literature, Union Theological Seminary
1887-1893
Professor, Church History, Union Theological Seminary
1893 October 20
Died

Biographical Information

The Reverend Doctor Philip Schaff (1819-1893) was born in Switzerland and received his education at the Universities of Tubingen, Halle, and Berlin. Dr. Schaff became a leader of the German Reformed Church in America and its "Mercersburg" school of theology. He was also one of the premier church historians in America, teaching at Mercersburg and at Union Theological Seminary (New York), and founding the American Society of Church History. Many of his works, including his three volume Creeds of Christendom and his 8 volume History of the Christian Church.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Processing Information:

The provenance of this collection is unknown. The collection was organized and the original finding aid was written in October of 1996, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The Gospels, with annotations by Schaff(item 1:5), was previously located in rare book storage and added to collection in November of 2003. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in June of 2009.
Title
The Philip Schaff 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