The Frank Sergeant Niles Manuscript Collection
|Creator:||Niles, Frank Sergeant, 1888-1951|
|Extent:||2 boxes (2.16 linear feet)|
|Repository:||Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.|
|1888 July 5||Born, Nelson, Nebraska|
|1909||Graduated, Princeton University|
|1910-1913||Student, Bachelor of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary|
|1913 April 15||Ordained, Presbytery of Newark|
|1930-1934||Pastor, Georgetown Church, Washington, D.C.|
|1934-1951||Pastor, First Church, Princeton, New Jersey|
|1951 January 17||Died, Princeton, New Jersey|
The Reverend Frank Sergeant Niles (1888-1951) was educated at Princeton University (B.A. 1909) and Princeton Theological Seminary (1913). He served as a missionary to China from 1913 to 1930, and as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Princeton (now Nassau Church) from 1934 to 1951.
Scope and Content
This collection includes sermons preached by the Reverend Niles at the First Presbyterian Church of Princeton. It also includes calendars, correspondence, family papers, and other material by or about Frank Niles.
Niles, Frank Sergeant, 1888-1951--Manuscripts.
Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.
The bulk of this collection was formerly stored in the Seminary library and marked "Box #605 - 606" sometime prior to 1989. Those materials were organized and the original finding aid was written in July of 1996, by Douglas Denné, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. In June of 1997 additional items (chiefly correspondence of Mr. Niles with his wife from 1927 to 1930) were discovered in the Librarian's office and added to the collection. 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 Frank Sergeant Niles Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
See also the following material in Special Collections related to Chinese missionaries:
The M.S. Culbertson Manuscript Collection (Chinese Bible)
The Samuel H. and Eileen Flower Moffett Manuscript Collection (China and Korea)
See also: The First Presbyterian Church, Princeton Records
|-||Princeton Sermons, #874 - #1202. 1945-1950|
|-||First Presbyterian Church calendars. 1933-1948|
|-||Correspondence of F. S. Niles.|
|-||Niles Family Papers:|
|-Bound volume of clippings.|
|-Correspondence between Dr. William A. Niles and F. F. Ellinwood, Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions. 1893|
|-Letter and Articles from Dr. Mary W. Niles, M.D. on "Blind Girls in Canton, China."|
|-Correspondence of Frank S. Niles to Margaret (Washington, D.C.). 1930|
|-Letter from Miss Minnie Niles to Dr. F. F. Ellinwood (Canton, China). 1892|
|-||Approximately 70 letters from Frank S. Niles to Margaret Niles. 1927-1930|
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