The Walter Hoge Lowrie Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Lowrie, Walter H. (Walter Hoge), 1807-1876
Dates: 1833-1876
Extent: 1 box (1.1 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1807 March 3 Born, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
1843-1851 Law Professor, Western University (University of Pittsburgh)
1846-1851 District Judge, Pennsylvania
1851-1857 Named Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court
1857-1863 Chief Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
1876 November 14 Died, Meadville, Pennsylvania


Scope and Content

This collection includes diaries, studies, essays, and correspondence.



Lowrie, Walter Hoge, 1807-1876--Archives.

Lowry family--Archives.


Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written in the summer of 1996 by Douglas F. Denné, 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 Walter Hoge Lowrie Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Related Material

See also the following material in Special Collections:

The Samuel Thompson Lowrie Manuscript Collection



Series I. Diary (1833 - 1850) and Last Diary (1876).

Series II. Studies (1855 - 1860).

Series III. One Letter, Three Literary Essay, and Charge to the Grand Jury.

Series IV. Common Place Book No. 1.



Box 1
1:1 Diary. 1833-1850
1:2 Last Diary. 1876
1:3 Studies. 1855-1860
1:4 Letter to S.T. Lowrie (New York). Dec. 8, 1859
1:3 Three Literary Essays:
-"About the Measure and Value of Things"(Meadville Literary Union).  January 9, 1874
-"Running in the Ruts" (Meadville Literary Union).  January 8, 1875
-"Huck and their Values" (Meadville Literary Union).  April 7, 1876
The Courts: Charge to the Grand Jury. (January 10, 1876)
1:6 Common Place Book No. 1. This volume was continued by S.T. Lowrie. 1899-1922


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