The William Edward Schenck Manuscript Collection
|Creator:||Schenck, William Edward, 1819-1903|
|Extent:||1 box (0.4 linear feet)|
|Repository:||Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.|
|1819 March 19||Born, Princeton, New Jersey|
|1838||Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)|
|1839-1842||Student, Princeton Theological Seminary|
|1842||Missionary, coal regions, Pennsylvania|
|1843 February 28||Ordained, Presbytery of New Brunswick|
|1843-1845||Pastor, Manchester, New Jersey|
|1845-1848||Pastor, Hammond Street Church, New York City|
|1848-1852||Pastor, First Church, Princeton, New Jersey|
|1852-1854||Superintendent, Church Extension Presbytery of Philadelphia|
|1854-1886||Corresponding secretary, Presbyterian Board of Publication|
|1859||Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, Jefferson College|
|1862-1870||Editor, Presbyterian Board of Publication|
|1870-1903||Resided in West Philadelphia and Oakmont, Pennsylvania|
|1903 December 14||Died, Oakmont, Pennsylvania|
William Edward Schenck (1819-1903) was born in Princeton, New Jersey. He graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and Princeton Seminary (class of 1842). He served as a Presbyterian missionary and pastor for many years.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of William Schenck's personal journal (1842-1850), correspondence, and biographical materials.
Schenck, William Edward, 1819-1903--Archives.
Princeton Theological Seminary--Alumni and alumnae--Archives.
Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.
Some of these items were given to the Seminary Libraries in December of 1976 by W.E.S. Griswold, Jr., a relative of William Schenck's from Old Lyme, Connecticut. Other items may have been given in July of 1981 by a Mr. Hollenbach through the agency of the Lehigh County Historical Society in Allentown, Pennsylvania. For many years this collection was preserved in archival storage. The 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
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The William Edward Schenck Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
|1:1||"History of W.E. Schenck's Life."|
|1:2||Bound personal journal. [Schenck was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Princeton from 1848-1850.] 1842-1850|
|1:4||Biographical and genealogical booklet on Archibald Alexander Schenck, son of W.E. Schenck, by W.E.S. Griswold. July 1978|
|1:5||"Frontier History" (typescript) by A.A. Schenck. 1936|
|1:6||Address on the 60th birthday of W.E. Schenck.|
|1:7||Essay on why England excels America in literature, by W.E. Schenck.|
|1:8||"Exegesis- An Episcopus diocesanas divino" (in Latin), Presbytery of New Brunswick, by W.E. Schenck. April 27, 1842|
|-Manchester (New Jersey) Presbyterian Church. December 12, 1842|
|-First Presbyterian Church, Princeton (New Jersey). January 31, 1848|
|-First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster (Pennsylvania). February 25, 1852|
|1:10||Epitaph for my tombstone, by W.E. Schenck.|
|1:11||"Register of the Presbyterian Church of Manchester," by W.E. Schenck. 1844|
|1:12||3 letters from George Schenck (brother) to W.E. Schenck. May 17, 1836. February 8, 1841. July 8, 1846|
|1:13||Letter from Jeanne Schenck (wife). October 21, 1846|
|1:14||4 letters from Lydia Schenck-Conover. 1901|
|1:15||Miscellaneous correspondence: 4 letters. 1891-1892|
|1:16||Torrey genealogical notes.|
|1:17||Reminiscences of the Revolutionary War (with obits of William Torrey).|
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