The Carl Hopkins Elmore Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Elmore, Carl Hopkins, 1878-1947
Dates: 1919-1956
Extent: 3 boxes (3.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1878 Born, Maryville, Tennessee
1903 Graduated, Princeton University
1906 Graduated, Bachelor of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, New York
1906-1907 Studied in Scotland and Germany
1907-1920 Pastor, Briarcliff Congregational Church, Briarcliff, New York
1919-1944 Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Englewood, New Jersey
1944 Retired
1947 Died, Bradenton, New Jersey


Scope and Content

This collection includes biographical information, photographs, diary and sermon notebooks, sermons and talks, bulletins and directories, and miscellaneous materials, including Elmore's work "That Difficult Person, Myself." Also included are the papers of his wife Amelia Josephine Burr Elmore.



Elmore, Carl Hopkins, 1878---Manuscripts.

Burr, Amelia Josephine, b. 1878.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Presbyterian Church--Sermons.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written in the spring of 1996, 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 Carl Hopkins Elmore Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
- Biographical and family history materials
- Photographs
- 16 diary/sermon notebooks 1919-1942
- 3 scrapbooks containing printed and typed clippings and quotations
Box 2
- One volume diary/sermon notebook 1949-1950
- Printed sermons 1936-1943
- Typed sermons 1937-1939
- Manuscript sermons (5 folders) 1953-1956
- Manuscript sermons (3 file folders) 1955-1956
- Talk: "Five American Key Words" undated
- Talk: "Human Nature" undated
- Talk: "Family Life" undated
- Talk: "Why Is This In the Bible?" undated
- Talk: "Why Is This In the Bible?" undated
- Miscellaneous talks (4 file folders) undated
- Assorted prayers
Box 3
- Directories: Anna Marie Island and Church Rolls
- Church news, bulletins, and friends intelligence
- "A Litany of the Nation" [sound recording] by Harry Emerson Fosdick
- Manuscript notebook: "That Difficult Person, Myself" by Carl H. Elmore
- Copies of the book: That Difficult Person, Myself, by Carl H. Elmore
- Materials by Mrs. Amelia Josephine Burr Elmore. Includes talks and notes.


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