The Rockwell Smith Brank Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Brank, Rockwell Smith, 1875-1947
Dates: 1895-1896
Extent: 1 box (0.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1875 July 18 Born, St. Louis, Missouri
1899 Graduated, University of Virginia
1899-1902 Lawyer, St. Louis, Missouri
1903-1906 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1906 Graduated, Master of Arts, Princeton University
1906 June 17 Ordained, St. Louis Presbytery
1906-1910 Pastor, Brank Memorial Church, St. Louis
1910-1917 Pastor, Independent church, Savannah, Georgia
1917-1940 Pastor, Central Church, Summit, New Jersey
1941-1947 Pastor emeritus, Central Church
1947 February 23 Died, Palm Springs, California


Scope and Content

This collection consists of a diary maintained from 1895 to 1896 and other miscellaneous materials from the life of Rockwell Smith Brank.



Brank, Rockwell Smith, 1875-1947--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written in the spring of 1992, by Douglas Denné under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.


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.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Rockwell Smith Brank Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Related Material

See also the following material in Special Collections:

The Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield Manuscript Collection

(for Brank'S student notes on Warfield's Lectures on Eschatology and Soteriology, 1905-1906.)



Box 1
1:1 Diary (May 20, 1895 - December 31, 1895).
1:2 Diary (May 5, 1896 - December 28, 1896).
1:3 Miscellaneous materials.


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