The Levi Janvier Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Janvier, Levi, 1816-1864
Dates: 1839-1855
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1816 April 25 Born, Pittsgrove, New Jersey
1835 Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1837-1839 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1840 December 31 Ordained, evangelist, Presbytery of West Jersey
1841-1864 Missionary, Futtehghur, Lodiana, Ambala and Sabathu, India
1864 March 25 Died, Anandpoor, India


Scope and Content

This collection consists of diaries dated 1841-1855, and an essay entitled "The necessity and reality of Christ’s mediatorial kingdom" (August 2, 1839).



Janvier, Levi, 1816-1864--Diaries.

Princeton Theological Seminary--Alumni and alumnae--Diaries.


Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written by Douglas F. Denné in the winter of 1993, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in March 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 Levi Janvier Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The Archibald Alexander Manuscript Collection (See Box 27 for Janvier's notes on various subjects, dated 1839)



Box 1
- Diary (Oct. 1, 1841 - July 31, 1843).
- Diary (August 1, 1843 - May 31, 1847).
- Diary (June 1, 1847 - December 12, 1855).
- Essay on "The Necessity and Reality of Christ's Mediatorial Kingdom" (August 2, 1839).


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