The Samuel Miller Jr. Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Miller, Samuel, 1816-1883
Dates: 1841-1882
Extent: 6 boxes (2.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1816 Born, son of Samuel Miller, Professor, Princeton Seminary
1833 B.A., College of New Jersey (Princeton University)
1835-1836 Tutor, College of New Jersey
1836-1841 Lawyer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1842-1845 Student, Princeton Seminary
1844 Ordained evangelist
1845-1873 Pastor, Mt. Holly, New Jersey
1845-1857 Principal, West Jersey Collegiate Institute
1845-1865 Stated supply, Columbus, New Jersey
1858-1862 Stated supply. Tuckerton and Bass River, New Jersey
1864 Doctor of Divinity (honorary), College of New Jersey
1872 Moderator, General Assembly (PCUSA)
1873-1878 Resided, Mt. Holly, New Jersey
1880-1883 Pastor, Oceanic, New Jersey
1883 Died, Mt. Holly, New Jersey


Scope and Content

This collection includes exegetical notes, "idea" notes, notes on ministers, miscellaneous notes and clippings, biographical materials, journals, and correspondence from the life of Samuel Miller, Jr.



Miller, Samuel, 1816-1883--Archives.

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

Presbyterian Church--Clergy--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written, in March of 1996 by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin 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 Samuel Miller, Jr. Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1: Exegetical Notes
1:1 Genesis (I)
1:2 Genesis (II)
1:3 Exodus
1:4 Leviticus
1:5 Numbers
1:6 Deuteronomy
1:7 Joshua
1:8 Judges
1:9 Ruth
1:10 I Samuel
1:11 I Kings
Box 2: Exegetical Notes, continued
2:1 II Kings
2:2 Job
2:3 Psalms
2:4 Proverbs
2:5 Ecclesiastes
2:6 Song of Solomon
2:7 Isaiah
2:8 Jeremiah
2:9 Lamentations
2:10 Ezekiel
2:11 Daniel
2:12 Hosea
2:13 Joel
2:14 Amos
2:15 Obadiah
2:16 Jonah
2:17 Micah
2:18 Nahum
2:19 Habakkuk
2:20 Zephaniah
2:21 Haggai
2:22 Zechariah
Box 3: "Ideas" Notes
3:1 Note reading:"Dr. Samuel Miller, Jr.'s Collection of Scraps of Ideas: Mainly or all Original." [This note indicates that they were given to the Seminary by Dr. Miller himself.]
3:2 Ideas: A (e.g. "Ability" - "Audience")
3:3 Ideas: B
3:4 Ideas: C
3:5 Ideas: D
3:6 Ideas: E
3:7 Ideas: F
3:8 Ideas: G
3:9 Ideas: H
3:10 Ideas: I
3:11 Ideas: J
3:12 Ideas: K
3:13 Ideas: L
3:14 Ideas: M
Box 4: "Ideas" Notes, continued
4:1 Ideas: N
4:2 Ideas: O
4:3 Ideas: P
4:4 Ideas: Q
4:5 Ideas: R
4:6 Ideas: S
4:7 Ideas: T
4:8 Ideas: U
4:9 Ideas: V
4:10 Ideas: W
4:11 Ideas: Y-Z
Box 5: Notes, Writings, and Correspondence
5:1 Notes on Ministers: Description of the note set
5:2 Notes on Ministers: C-G
5:3 Notes on Ministers: H-M
5:4 Notes on Ministers: M-W
5:5 Questions on Catechism and Scriptural passages
5:6 Miscellany
5:7 Miscellaneous clippings
5:8 List of published and unpublished writings by Samuel Miller, Jr.
5:9 "Philophronetic"
5:10 "Sensational Preaching"
5:11 "The Earliest Languages"
5:12 "The Household, the Church, the Sunday School," The Christian at Work. June 12, 1884
5:13 Certificate of life membership, the American Colonization Society.
5:14 Certificate of life membership, Burlington Bible Society.
5:15 Correspondence: Dispute over lotteries in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, with a Catholic church. 1872
5:16 Letter to Caspar Wistar Hodge. 1878
5:17 Letter from Henry A. Boardman to Samuel Miller, Sr., regarding Samuel Miller, Jr. 1841
5:18 Letters to Samuel Miller, Jr. 1850-1859
5:19 Letters to Miller. 1860-1869
5:20 Letters to Miller. 1870-1876
5:21 Letters to Miller, miscellaneous.
5:22 Letters to Miller, from William B. Sprague.
Box 6: Addendum
6:1 List of letters written. November 6, 1848 - April 5, 1882
6:2 "Day-book". January 1846 - June 1847
6:3 "Records of Life and Labour". 1858-1862
6:4 "Norma Vitae". 1848-1867
6:5 Photograph of Dr. Miller [photocopy].


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