The Alfred Yeomans Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Yeomans, Alfred, 1830-1889
Dates: 1856-1871
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1830 December 3 Born, North Adams, Massachusetts
1852 Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1852-1857 Lawyer
1857-1860 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1860 December 20 Ordained, Presbytery of Newton
1860-1865 Pastor, Musconetcong Valley, New Jersey
1865-1866 Pastor elect, Calvary Church, Rochester, New York
1867-1868 Pastor, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
1869-1889 Pastor, Central Church, Orange, New Jersey
1878 Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1889 March 20 Died, Orange, New Jersey

Biographical Information

Alfred Yeomans (1830-1889) graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) in 1852, and Princeton Theological Seminary in 1860. He was ordained by the Presbytery of Newton in 1860 and served as pastor of several Presbyterian churches in the northeastern United States.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of correspondence, prayers, clippings of interest for sermon illustrations, sermons, biographical materials, and journal and quote book, recorded 1856-1871.



Yeomans, Alfred, 1830-1889--Archives.

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

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Presbyterian Church--Sermons.

Sermons, American.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was given to the Seminary in October of 1990 by Mr. Edward Yeomans of Watertown, Massachusetts. It was organized and the original finding aid was written, in June 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 Alfred Yeomans Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
1:1 Finding aid
1:2 Correspondence
1:3 Prayers
1:4 Clippings of interest for sermon illustrations
1:5 Sermons
1:6 Biographical materials
1:7 Journal and quote book 1856-1871


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