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The Robert Dick Wilson Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 093

Scope and Content

This collection consists of biographical materials, correspondence and lecture notes for Hebrew language and Old Testament courses.

Dates

  • 1880-1883, 1929

Language of Materials

English

Access:

There are no special restrictions placed on the accessibility of this collection. It is available for the use of library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Robert Dick Wilson Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1856
Born, Indiana, Pennsylvania
1876
B.A., College of New Jersey (Princeton University)
1879
M.A., College of New Jersey (Princeton University)
1880-1881
Student, Western Theological Seminary (Pennsylvania)
1881-1883
Student, University of Berlin (Germany)
1883-1885
Instructor, Old Testament, Western Theological Seminary
1886
Ph.D., College of New Jersey (Princeton University)
1885-1929
Professor, Semitic Philology and O.T., Princeton Seminary
1929-1930
Professor, Semitic Philology and O.T., Westminster Theological Seminary
1930
Died, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Biographical Information

Dr. Wilson received honorary doctorates from Lafayette College (1894) and the College of Wooster (1921). He was the author of several significant books (including Elements of Syriac Grammar, Hebrew Grammar for Beginners, Scientific Investigation of the Old Testament, Studies in the Book of Daniel, and others), as well as numerous published articles.

Extent

0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)

Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The Alexander Napier MacLeod Manuscript Collection (for student notes of Wilson lectures)

The Allan Alexander MacRae Manuscript Collection (for material acquired with portions of this collection)

The Francis Landey Patton Manuscript Collection (for student notes of Wilson lectures taken by H.D. Davies, circa 1905-07)

The Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield Manuscript Collection (for correspondence)

Processing Information:

This collection was organized, and the original finding aid was written in March of 1996, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The collection was organized from a number of sources. The files of lecture notes were acquired by the Seminary Libraries through Dr. Allan A. MacRae (along with a set of Dr. MacRae's own notes)in 1991. Dr. MacRae graduated from Princeton Seminary in 1927, and had assisted Dr. Wilson in the Old Testament Department of Westminster Theological Seminary (in Philadelphia). Dr. MacRae inherited Dr. Wilson's notes at the time of his death, in 1930.

Miscellaneous materials from archival faculty files and items from File D, being chiefly correspondence and biographical materials on Dr. Wilson, were arranged at the end of the collection. The finding aid was edited in February of 2009 by Sarah Seraphin.
Title
The Robert Dick Wilson 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