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C. Ransom Comfort, Jr. papers

Identifier: SCM 385

Scope and Contents

The papers of C. Ransom Comfort, Jr. consist of Bible studies, sermons, radio talks, series talks, as well as materials from his spouse Rebekah Purves Armstrong Comfort.


  • 1925-1965

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Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

Clarence Ransom Comfort, Jr. was born in Maplewood, Mo., on May 27, 1906 to Clarence Ransom Comfort and Dorothy Allison Baxter. He recieved his BA from Westminster College (Fulton, Missouri) in 1928. He later graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1931 with a ThB. He was ordained in the Presbytery of St. Louis on June 15, 1931. In 1947, he recieved the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity from Westminster College.

Comfort served many pastorates in New Jersey as well as in Kentucky and Illinois. He was also a chaplain in the U.S. Air Force during WWII. On May 31, 1932 he married Rebekah Purves Armstrong in Princeton, NJ. They had one son, David Ransom Comfort, born February 28, 1936. Comfort died in Philadelphia, Pa in 1969.


7.5 Linear Feet (Six record cartons)


This collection is arranged into two series. Series 1 consists of folders 1 through 122 and contains the papers of C. Ransom Comfort, Jr. Series 2 consists of folders 123, 124, and two yearbooks all pertaining to Comforts spouse, Rebekah Purves Armstrong Comfort. Folders 1 through 91 are arranged by relevent book of the Bible. Folders 92 through 122 are arranged by topic and by date. Folders 123 and 123 are divided into papers and photographs, respectively.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Rebekah Purves Armstrong Comfort, 1977.

C. Ransom Comfort, Jr. papers
In Progress
Kimberly McCauley
July 2018
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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