The Stephen Colwell Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections
Dates: circa 1971
Extent: 3 boxes (1.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Chronology

1800 March 25 Born, western Virginia (now West Virginia)
1819 Student, Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
1821 Admitted to the Bar
1821-1828 Practiced law, St. Clarksville, Ohio
1828-1836 Practiced law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1843-1871 Served on the Board of Trustees, Princeton Theological Seminary
1865-1866 Presidential Revenue Commission
1871 January 15 Died, Philadelphia

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Scope and Content

The bulk of this collection consists of research notes and photocopies of material relating to the life and work of Steven Colwell. It includes copies of works by Colwell, copies of his correspondence, and copies of other materials which were collected by an unknown researcher. This collection also includes the correspondence of Bruce Morgan, who wrote an essay on Colwell in Sons of the Prophets: Leaders in Protestantism from Princeton Seminary, which was published in 1963.

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Subjects

Colwell, Stephen, 1800-1871--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Board of Trustees--Archives.

Morgan, Bruce.

McPhail, David

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed and the original finding aid was written by Trudy J. Pettichord in July of 1977. The provenance of this collection is not known, though it was likely created by a researcher associated with the Seminary in the 1970s. The finding aid was edited by Daved Anthony Schmidt and Sarah Seraphin in April of 2009.

Access

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 Stephen Colwell Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

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Contents

Box 1: Copies of Works by Colwell
1:1 "Politics for American Christians..." 1852
1:2 "Position of Christianity..." 1854
1:3 "Preliminary Essay..." 1856
-"The South..."  1856
1:4 "The Ways and Means of Payment..." 1859
1:5 "The Five Cotton States..." 1861
1:6 "The Claims of Labour..." 1861
-"Iron and Steel"  1866
-"Financial Suggestions and Remarks"  1867
Biographical Essay on Colwell
1:7 Morgan, Bruce. "Stephen Colwell (1800-1871): Social Prophet before the Social Gospel." In Sons of the Prophets: Leaders in Protestantism from Princeton Seminary, edited by Hugh T. Kerr, 123-147. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963.
Box 2: Research Materials
2:1 Photocopy of a work on economic theory, with footnotes indicating one S.C. as editor [Stephen Colwell implied].
-Photocopy of handwritten notes on commerce, author unknown [Stephen Colwell implied].  
2:2 Handwritten research notes (modern)
2:3 Index cards (modern)
2:4 Photocopy of the Last Will and Testament for Samuel Richards of Philadelphia, naming his son-in-law Stephen Colwell as guardian of his estate, November 30, 1839. [Photocopy released by the Register of Wills in and for the County of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1971.]
-Photocopy of the Last Will and Testament for Stephen Colwell, dated July 23, 1867. [Photocopy released by the Register of Wills in and for the County of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 20, 1971.]  
-Photocopy of the Last Will and Testament for Stephen Colwell, together with Inventory and Appraisement filed March 24, 1871. [Photocopy released by the Register of Wills in and for the County of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1972.]  
2:5 Photocopies of Colwell's correspondence [collected by the Presbyterian Historical Society]
2:6 Collection of research materials, including a bibliography of published writings by Colwell, a Photostat of Colwell, and other materials. circa 1862
2:7 Copies of General Assembly Minutes 1836
Box 3:
3:1 Copies of General Assembly Minutes 1837-1862
3:2 Purchasing power; an introduction to qualitative credit control based on the theories of Stephen A. Colwell, by Ralph West Robey.
3:3 Bruce Morgan's correspondence. Includes correspondence with David McPhail in regard to his research on Stephen Colwell. 1970-1973
3:4 Stephen Colwell: the conservative reformer, B.D. Diss. by David McPhail.
-Secondary education under the auspices of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Ph.D. Diss. by Arthur J. Dressler.  1846 to 1870

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