The Alexander Mackie Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections
Dates: 1909; 1943-1969
Extent: 1 box (0.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1885 September 26 Born, Frankford, Philadelphia
1907 Graduated, Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University
1907-1910 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1909 Graduated, Master of Arts, Princeton University
1910 November 14 Ordained, Presbytery of Philadelphia
1910-1911 Pastor, Sherwook Church, Philadelphia
1911-1936 Pastor, Tully Memorial Church, Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
1925 Awarded honorary doctor of divinity, Parsons College
1936-unknown President, Presbyterian Ministry Fund
1966 January 20 Died, Philadelphia

Biographical Information

Alexander Mackie (1885-1966) was a graduate of Princeton University (BA 1907, MA 1909) and of Princeton Theological Seminary (BD 1910). He was ordained by the Presbytery of Philadelphia in 1911, and served as pastor of Sherwood Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, 1910-1911 and the Tully Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1911-1941. Mr. Mackie was President of the Presbyterian Ministers' Fund for many years, beginning in 1936. He was also on the Board of Trustees of Temple University, and active in formation of the Conwell School of Theology.


Scope and Content

This is a constructed collection of material related to Alexander Mackie, collected from a number of sources. It includes correspondence and biographical material.



Mackie, Alexander, b. 1885--Archives.

Mackie, Alexander, b. 1885--Correspondence.

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

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection of papers was gathered from a number of sources. Correspondence received by Mr. Mackie during the time of his leadership of a student protest at the Seminary, as well as his autobiographical essay, "Signs of Spring at Princeton Seminary, A.D. 1909," were removed from the library's collection of Professor Lefferts Loetscher's papers. Other correspondence from the Mackie Papers was photocopied from the collection at the Presbyterian Historical Society, and given to the Seminary Libraries in March of 1993. Other items were photocopied from the John Mackay Manuscript Collection and from archival office files. Still other materials were given by Dr. Horace T. Allen, Jr. in July of 1996. This item was processed, and the original finding aid was written in July of 1996, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May 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 Alexander Mackie Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Related Material

See also the following material in Special Collections:

The Henry Dyer Moore Sherrerd Manuscript Collection

See also:

The Alexander Mackie (1885-1966) Papers, 1885-1966. Presbyterian (Pcusa) Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pa, Record Group Number 60.



Box 1
1:1 Finding Aid.
1:2 Correspondence: letter to Charles R. Erdman, [photocopy]. April 5, 1960
1:3 Correspondence: seven letters to Henry D. Moore, [photocopies]. 1943-1969
1:4 Correspondence: two letters to Leonard J. Trinterud. 1949
1:5 Correspondence: letters to Mackie re the 1909 student curriculum protest at Princeton Seminary. 1909
1:6 Correspondence: 18 photocopied letters from the Presbyterian Historical Society from the Mackie Papers, together with a description of the collection.
1:7 Correspondence: miscellaneous.
1:8 Correspondence: letter to John H. Gross. April 25, 1949
1:9 Biographical materials.
1:10 "Signs of spring at Princeton Seminary, A.D.," autobiographical essay re his days at Princeton Seminary. 1909
1:11 Report of students to Board of Directors re the 1909 protest. 1909
1:12 "That is to Say," pamphlet by Mackie.
1:13 "A Learned Ministry," typescript of charge at ordination of Horace T. Allen, Jr. June 9, 1957
1:14 "The Friends of Old Pine Street," by Mackie.


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