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The William Swan Plumer Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 053

Scope and Content

The collection includes correspondence, sermon notes, biographical materials, bibliographical items, printed articles, and book manuscripts.

Dates

  • 1832-1883

Language of Materials

English

Access:

There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The William Swan Plumer Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1802
Born, July 26, at Greersburg (Darlington), Pennsylvania.
1825
B.A., Washington College, Virginia.
1825-1826
Student, Princeton Seminary.
1826-1829
Missionary and stated supply, Virginia and North Carolina.
1827
Ordained evangelist, by Presbytery of Orange.
1830
Stated supply, Petersburg, Virginia.
1831-1834
Pastor, Petersburg, Virginia.
1834-1846
Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Virginia.
1847-1854
Pastor, Franklin Street Church, Baltimore, Maryland.
1854-1862
Pastor, Central Church, Allegheny, Pennsylvania and Professor, Western Theological Seminary
1865-1867
Pastor, Second Presbyterian Church, Pottsville.
1867-1880
Professor of theology, Columbia Theological Seminary.
1880
Died, October 22, Baltimore, Maryland.

Biographical Information

Dr. Plumer was also an author and commentator. He was awarded honorary doctorates from Washington College (Pennsylvania), Lafayette College, College of New Jersey (Princeton University), and the University of Mississippi. Dr. Plumer was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1838 and 1871.

Extent

4.9 linear feet (11 boxes)

Related Material

See also:

The William Swan Plumer Collection, Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia. (A scrapbook of testimonials on Dr. Plumer collected by his family after his death in 1880).

Processing Information:

This collection of Dr. Plumer's papers was reorganized in June of 1996. Boxes 1 - 8 had been organized previously, probably in the 1970's and assigned call numbers according to the old library class system (Doc .P73). Folders in Box 1-4 are numbered continuously from 1-29. Boxes 9-11 are additional materials of unknown origins.
Title
The William Swan Plumer Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Raymond D. Cannata
Date
2009
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using DACS.
Language of description
English

Revision Statements

  • December 20, 2016: EAD finding aids for collections processed and encoded before 2015 were revised slightly and imported into ArchivesSpace in 2016.

Repository Details

Part of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Princeton Theological Seminary
Library
PO Box 821
Princeton NJ 08542 USA