The Matthew LaRue Perrine Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Perrine, Matthew La Rue, 1777-1836
Dates: undated
Extent: 1 box (0.2 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1777 May 4 Born, Freehold, New Jersey
1797 Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1800 June 24 Ordained evangelist, Presbytery of New Brunswick
1818 Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, Alleghany College
1819-1822 Elected to the Board of Directors, Princeton Theological Seminary
1821-1836 Professor, Ecclesiastical History and Church Polity, Auburn Theological Seminary
1836 February 11 Died, Auburn, New York

Biographical Information

The Reverend Doctor Matthew LaRue Perrine served on the Board of Directors (now Trustees) of Princeton Seminary from 1819 to 1822.


Scope and Content

This collection contains 7 sermon manuscripts and a manuscript booklet entitled, "Catalogue of Books for a Young Minister on Different Subjects."



Perrine, Matthew LaRue--Archives.

Sermons, American--19th century.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

These materials were donated to the Seminary Libraries in January of 1958 by Mr. Allen Waller of Highland Park, New Jersey. A letter dated January 29, 1958 indicates that one additional manuscript notebook of lectures and one manuscript "statement of a disciplinary action" were also to be donated at that time, however it is unclear whether those items were ever received. This collection was organized and the original finding aid was written in October 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

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