The Samuel Thompson Lowrie Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Lowrie, Samuel T. (Samuel Thompson), 1835-1924
Dates: 1842-1924
Extent: 1 box (1.1 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1835 February 8 Born, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1852 Graduated, Bachelor of Arts, University of Ohio
1854 Graduated, Master of Arts, University of Ohio
1856 Graduated, Western Theological Seminary
1856-1857 Student, University of Heidelberg
1858 Ordained, Presbytery of Huntingdon
1863 Student, University of Berlin
1874-1877 Professor, Western Theological Seminary
1875 Received honorary Doctor of Divinity, Washington and Jefferson College
1885-1889 Chaplain, Presbyterian Hospital
1893-1906 Secretary, Presbyterian Historical Society
1893-1910 Member of the Board of Directors, Princeton Theological Seminary
1924 September 21 Died, Saint Davids, Pennsylvania

Biographical Information

Samuel Thompson Lowrie, a former Director of Princeton Seminary, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 8, 1835 to Walter H. and Rachel Thompson Lowrie. He was a graduate of Miami University of Ohio (AB, 1852; AM, 1854) and Western Theological Seminary (1856). He pursued additional graduate work at the University of Heidelburg, Germany (1856-57) and the University of Berlin (1863). He also received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Washington and Jefferson College in 1875. Dr. Lowrie was licensed by the Presbytery of Ohio in 1856 and ordained to the ministry by the Presbytery of Huntingdon in 1858; after which he served as pastor to several churches. At various times he also served as a professor at Western Theological Seminary (1874-77), a chaplain at Presbyterian Hospital (1885-89), corresponding secretary for the Presbyterian Historical Society (1893-1906), and a member of the Board of Directors of Princeton Theological Seminary (1893-1910). Dr. Lowrie died in St. Davids, Pennsylvania, September 21, 1924.


Scope and Content

This collection includes Dr. Samuel T. Lowrie's diaries, sermon notes, exegetical notes, scrapbooks with correspondence, and biographical materials.



Lowrie, Samuel Thompson, 1835-1924--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminry. Board of Directors--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

Many of the items in this collection were donated to the Seminary Libraries by Andrew F. Derr, Jr. (date unknown). Many of these items had previously been organized in the Seminary Library's "File D," while others were cataloged as manuscripts and assigned an "MS" number. These materials were processed as a manuscript collection and the original finding aid was written in July of 1996 by Raymond D. Cannata, 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 Samuel Thompson Lowrie Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Related Material

See also the following material in Special Collections:

The Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield Manuscript Collection

The Walter Hoge Lowrie Manuscript Collection



Box 1
1:1 Finding Aid
1:2 Sermons and papers, (I). 1868-1924
1:3 Sermons and papers, (II). 1868-1924
1:4 Sermon notebook ("volume 24").
1:5 Notebook on II Corinthians 1 - 4, written. July 1900 - June 11, 1902
1:6 Notebook on II Corinthians 5:1 - 7:16, written. June 3, 1902 - December 6, 1903
1:7 Notebook on II Corinthians 8:1 - 13:13. January 10, 1904 - December 1, 1904
1:8 Notebook on I Corinthians 3:9 - 6:20. December 5, 1904 - July 30, 1905
1:9 Notebook on I Corinthians7:1 - 11:16. August 13, 1905 - January 30, 1906
1:10 Notebook on I Corinthians 11:17 - 14:40. February 3 - July 10, 1906
1:11 Notebook on I Corinthians 16:1-58.
1:12 Notebook on I Corinthians 14: 2 - 16:24. October 7, 1906 - May 14, 1907
1:13 Journal. January 1, 1892 - January 8, 1895
1:14 Extracts from diary. 1842-1850
1:15 Extracts from diary. 1856-1857
1:16 Extracts from diary. 1869-1874
1:17 Extracts from diary. 1903
1:18 Scrapbook with correspondence and clippings. Correspondence includes letters from Francis L. Patton. 1884-1904
1:19 Scrapbook with correspondence and clippings, "Volume 2,". Correspondence includes letters from B.B. Warfield and A.A. Hodge. 1884-1902
1:20 Photograph.
1:21 Biographical materials and clippings.


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