The William Hallock Johnson Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Johnson, William Hallock, 1865-1963
Dates: 1896-1930
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1865 December 3 Born, New York City
1888 Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1891-1892 Student, Union Theological Seminary
1894-1897 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1897 Graduated, Master of Arts, Princeton University
1897 September 1 Ordained, Presbytery of West Chester
1897-1901 Professor, Logic and Psychology, Centre College, Kentucky
1897-1901 Instructor, New Testament Literature and Exegesis, Danville Theological Seminary
1902 Graduated, Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University
1903-1936 Professor, Greek and New Testament Literature, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
1914 Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, Centre College
1925-1936 President, Lincoln University
1926-unknown Stated supply, Ashmun Presbyterian Church, Pennsylvania
1963 November 28 Died, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Biographical Information

Dr. Johnson was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was also the speaker at Princeton Seminary's annual L.P. Stone Foundation lectures for 1913-14 and 1930-31. Dr. Johnson was the author of The Free-Will Problem in Modern Thought, Humanism and Christian Theism, and Who is This King of Glory?


Scope and Content

This collection consists of Dr. Johnson's notes and correspondence, as well as biographical materials and an autobiographical essay.



Johnson, William Hallock, 1865-1963--Archives.

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

Class notes--1896-1897.

Lecture notes--1898.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

The provenance of this collection is unknown. Items 1:5 and 1:6 had been stored in the library's "File D" for some time, previous to 1996. This collection 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 and Daved Anthony Schmidt in June 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 William Hallock Johnson Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
1:1 Finding Aid.
1:2 Notebook from early period at Danville, Kentucky.
1:3 Notebook of lectures, circa 1898
1:4 Notebook of lectures by Professor Ormond, Princeton, New Jersey 1896-1897
1:5 Correspondence: letter from Episcopal rector of Church of the Holy Trinity, Philadelphia. 1930
1:6 Autobiographical essay.
1:7 Biographical materials and clippings.


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