The Henry Dyer Moore Sherrerd Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Sherrerd, Henry Dyer Moore, 1895-1969
Dates: 1943-1969
Extent: 1 box (0.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1943 March 25 Born, Haddonfield, New Jersey
1917 Graduated, History and Linguistics, Princeton University
1917 Served in the American Field Service, France
1917-1919 Enlisted in United States Army, served with French division, awarded "Croix de Guerre" for action at Verdun
1919-1922 Student, Law, University of Pennsylvania
1929-1942 Joined the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company
1942-1945 Chaplain, United States Army
1944-1969 Trustee, Princeton Theological Seminary
1945-1960 Employed by Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company
1960 Retired, Vice-President, Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Company
1969 May 13 Died, Haddonfield, New Jersey

Biographical Information

Henry Dyer Moore Sherrerd was an attorney, banker, United States Army Major, veteran of both World Wars, philanthropist, and a Trustee of the Presbyterian Ministers' Fund. He was a benefactor of Princeton Theological Seminary and served on the Board of Trustees, from 1944 to 1969. He was a grandson of Henry D. Moore, also a Trustee of Princeton Theological Seminary, and the father of Henry Dyer Moore Sherrerd, Jr.


Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence and miscellaneous materials related to the Presbyterian Ministers' Fund and the Board of Trustees of Princeton Theological Seminary, from 1943-1969.



Sherrerd, Henry Dyer Moore, 1895-1969--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was donated to the Seminary Libraries by Henry Dyer Moore Sherrerd, Jr. in January of 1991. The collection was first organized in the spring of 1992. It was reorganized, and the original finding aid was written, in September of 1994 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 Henry Dyer Moore Sherrerd Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
1:1 Finding aid.
1:2 Correspondence relating to a bust of Archibald Alexander by William Rush. 1959-1960
1:3 Correspondence and papers on the Presbyterian Ministers' Fund. bulk 1968-1969
1:4 Correspondence involving Princeton Seminary. Includes correspondence with : Robert J. Moore, James K. Quay, James I. McCord, George Loos, Homer D. Jones, Barry H. Downing, Terris Moore, Peter Emmons, Robert M. Skinner, Rodney L. White, William E. Lawder, and others. 1949-1967
1:5 PTS Board of Trustees materials. 1944-1969
1:6 Correspondence and papers: Alexander Mackie (Presbyterian Ministers' Fund). 1943-1969
1:7 [Alleged] Will of Charles F. Seabrook. 1955
1:8 Henry D. Moore clippings and genealogical notes.
1:9 Correspondence: Henry D. M. Sherrerd, Jr. and William O. Harris (PTS Archivist). 1991-1994


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