The William Durant Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Durant, William, 1847-1914
Dates: 1873-1911
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1846 August 21 Born, Albany, New York
1868 Graduated, Yale College (now Yale University)
1869-1872 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1873 December 9 Ordained, Presbytery of Albany
1873-1882 Pastor, Sixth Church, Albany
1882-1887 Pastor, First Church, Morristown, New Jersey
1887-1892 Pastor, Boundary Avenue Church, Baltimore, Maryland
1892 Traveled to Europe for one year
1893-1908 Pastor, First Church, Saratoga Springs, New York
1894 Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, Union College, Schenectady, New York
1914 March 3 Died, Wellesley, Massachusetts


Scope and Content

This collection consists of four volumes of manuscript sermons.



Durant, William, 1847-1914--Archives.

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

Sermons, American--19th century--Archival resources.

Sermons, American--20th century--Archival resources.

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 1993, by Douglas Denne 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 William Durant Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
1:1 24 Sermons. (Vol. 1) 1873-1911
1:2 26 Sermons. (Vol. 2). 1873-1910
1:3 15 Sermons. (Vol. 3). 1873-1910
1:4 14 Sermons. (Vol. 4). undated


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