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The William Edward Schenck Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 213

Scope and Content

This collection consists of William Schenck's personal journal (1842-1850), correspondence, and biographical materials.

Dates

  • 1836 - 1902

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 William Edward Schenck Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1819 March 19
Born, Princeton, New Jersey
1838
Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1838-1839
Law student
1839-1842
Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1842
Missionary, coal regions, Pennsylvania
1843 February 28
Ordained, Presbytery of New Brunswick
1843-1845
Pastor, Manchester, New Jersey
1845-1848
Pastor, Hammond Street Church, New York City
1848-1852
Pastor, First Church, Princeton, New Jersey
1852-1854
Superintendent, Church Extension Presbytery of Philadelphia
1854-1886
Corresponding secretary, Presbyterian Board of Publication
1859
Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, Jefferson College
1862-1870
Editor, Presbyterian Board of Publication
1870-1903
Resided in West Philadelphia and Oakmont, Pennsylvania
1903 December 14
Died, Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Biographical Information

William Edward Schenck (1819-1903) was born in Princeton, New Jersey. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and Princeton Seminary (class of 1842). He served as a Presbyterian missionary and pastor for many years.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Processing Information:

Some of these items were given to the Seminary Libraries in December of 1976 by W.E.S. Griswold, Jr., a relative of William Schenck's from Old Lyme, Connecticut. Other items may have been given in July of 1981 by a Mr. Hollenbach through the agency of the Lehigh County Historical Society in Allentown, Pennsylvania. For many years this collection was preserved in archival storage. 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 finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in June of 2009.
Title
The William Edward Schenck 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