The Alexander Taggart McGill Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: McGill, Alexander T. (Alexander Taggart), 1807-1889
Dates: 1873-1864
Extent: 1 Box (0.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1807 Born, Canonsburg, PA
1826 Graduated from Jefferson College
1826-1831 Attorney
1831-1834 Student, Canonsburg Theological Seminary
1835 Ordained into the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
1835-1842 Pastor, Carlisle, PA
1842-1854 Professor, Ecclesiastical History and Church Government, Western Theological Seminary
1854-1859 Professor, Pastoral Theology, Church Government, and Homiletics, Princeton Theological Seminary
1859-1860 Professor, Church History and Practical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1851-1859 Professor, Ecclesiastical History and Church Government, Princeton Theological Seminary
1860-1861 Professor, Ecclesiastical History and Church Government, Princeton Theological Seminary
1861-1883 Professor, Ecclesiastical, Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1889 Died, Princeton, NJ

Biographical Information

Dr. McGill also received honorary doctorates from Franklin and Marshall College and the College of New Jersey (Princeton University). He was Moderator of the General Assembly in 1848.


Scope and Content

This collection includes student notes taken by Isaac Hiram Condit in Dr. McGill’s classes on homiletics and church government (1873-1874), correspondence, biographical materials, printed questions on homiletics (1864) and miscellanea.



McGill, Alexander Taggart, 1807-1889--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary--Faculty--Archives.

Class notes--1873-1874.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written, by Raymond D. Cannata in March of 1994 under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin in February of 2009.


There are no special restrictions to 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 Alexander Taggart McGill Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield Manuscript Collection (Student lecture notes)

The Edward John Hamilton Manuscript Collection (Student lecture notes)



Box 1
1:1 Finding aid.
1:2 Student notes of Isaac Hiram Condit of lectures by Dr. McGill, on Homiletics and Church Government (1873-74).
1:3 Correspondence (photocopies).
1:4 Contract of house repair.
1:5 Biographical materials.
1:6 Printed questions on Homiletics (1864).


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