The William Henry Crane Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Crane, William Henry, 1818-1894
Dates: 1848-1894
Extent: 1 box (.5 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Special Collections.

Chronology

1818 December 01 Born in Elizabeth, N.J.
1843 Entered Princeton Theological Seminary
1844 Left the Seminary for health reasons and accepted an assistant teaching position at Wilkes Barre Academy, Pa.
1848 October Ordained as an evangelist by the Presbytery of Florida
1848 Served as Pastor in Marianna, Fla.
1849-1850 Served as Pastor in Madison and Oakland, Fla.
1851 Served as Pastor in Mineral Spring and Bainbridge, Ga.
1852 Served as Pastor at Euchee Valley Church, Fla.
1853 Served as Principle of Phila Academy in Gadsden County, Fla.
1854 Served as Pastor at Damascus Church
1854-1855 Served as Principle of Bainbridge Academy, Ga.
1855-1858 Served as a Pastor and teacher in Iamonia, Fla.
1859-1860 Served as missionary for the Presbytery of Fla.
1861-1865 Again served as Principle of Phila Academy, Fla.
1866-1868 Served as Principle of Quincy Academy, Fla.
1869-1870 Served as Superintendent of Gadsden County Schools, Fla.
1870-1877 Served as a missionary to Quincy, Fla.
1878-1893 Served as pastor in Quincy, Smyrna, Eureka, and Iamonia, Fla.
1894 Died in Quincy, Fla.

Biographical Information

The following is taken from the article “Memorial of Rev. W. H. Crane”, which appeared in Southern Presbyterian on November 21, 1895.

Reverend William Henry Crane was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on December 1, 1818. He entered the Presbyterian Church in his youth and felt called of God to the ministry. After several years of tutelage, he entered the College of New Jersey in 1840, but left shortly thereafter due to respiratory problems. When his health improved, he came to the Seminary at Princeton in order to finish his studies, but he left again after little more than a year, because of respiratory issues.

On the advice of his physician and others, he moved south to the milder climate of Florida and entered into ministerial service there. He was ordained to service as an evangelist by the Presbytery of Florida on April 7, 1848. He married Julia Atwater in 1849, and was called to the church in Madison, Fla. that same year.

As his health improved, he served many weaker churches throughout the state of Florida, including Mineral Spring and Bainbridge (1851), Euchee Valley (1852), Damascus (1854), Iamonia(1855-58), Quincy (1877-93), Smyrna, Eureka, and Iamonia (1878-93). Crane also served many schools as a Principle including Phila Academy (1853, 1861-65), Bainbridge Academy (1854-55), and Quincy Academy (1866-68). He died in Quincy on November 30, 1894, at the age of 76.

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Scope and Content

The collection primarily consists of sermons delivered between 1848 and 1894.

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Subjects

Crane, William Henry

Sermons, American--19th century.

Sermons, American--Southern States

Princeton Theological Seminary

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The William Henry Crane Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Joshua Wilder in Spring 2015 under the supervision of Curator of Special Collections and Archivist Kenneth Henke.

Access

There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.

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Arrangement

The William Henry Crane Collection consists of a single box.

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Contents

Sermons
Box 1
1:0 Photocopy of obituary of W. H. Crane from Southern Presbyterian 1895 November 21
1:1 Sermon: “The First Resurrection, Rev. 20:6” 1848 September 3
1:2 Sermon: “The Millenium, Rev. 20:6” 1858 October 30
1:3 Sermon: “Nehemiah 8:10” 1872 May 12
1:4 Sermon: “Revelation 22:17” 1872 June 9
1:5 Sermon: “Luke 15:17” 1872 July 14
1:6 Sermon: “Hebrews 4:15” 1872 September 8
1:7 Sermon: “Condition of Entering into the Kingdom of Heaven, Matt. 7:21” 1881 September 18
1:8 Sermon: “Mark 5:36” 1882 March 19
1:9 Sermon: “The Sabbath, Isaiah 58:13-14” 1880 April 2
1:10 Sermon: “Proverbs 22:3” 1882 September 23
1:11 Sermon: “Preparation for Communion” 1883 May 19
1:12 Sermon: “Family Worship, 1 Tim. 2:8” 1883 June 17
1:13 Sermon: “Sanctification, 2 Cor. 7:1” 1883 July 15
1:14 Sermon: “Mark 10:27” 1883 September 16
1:15 Sermon: “Question 37 of the Shorter Catechism” 1883 November 18
1:16 Sermon: “1 John 4:8-16” 1984
1:17 Sermon: “The Sin vs. the Holy Spirit, Matt. 12:31” 1884 March 23
1:18 Sermon: “Christ’s Second Manifestation, Heb. 9:28” 1884 April 27
1:19 Sermon: “Proberbs 16:9” 1885 March 15
1:20 Sermon: “Freedom, Jn. 8:32, 36” 1886 August 8
1:21 Sermon: “Holy Communion, Heb. 2:11” 1886 October 10
1:22 Sermon: “True Friendship, Jn. 15:13-14” 1886 October 17
1:23 Sermon: “God’s Light, 1 John 1:5-7” 1886 November 21
1:24 Sermon: “Question 36 of the Shorter Catechism” 1887 August 19
1:25 Sermon: “Spiritual Wealth and Poverty, Matt. 13:12” 1888 January 22
1:26 Sermon: “John 6:40” 1888 March 18
1:27 Sermon: “1 Peter 3:13” 1888 July 15
1:28 Sermon: “Moral Color Blindness, Lk. 11:35” 1888 August 12
1:29 “Success, Jsh. 1:8” 1889 January 27
1:30 “The Church a Spiritual Temple, 1 Pt. 2:4-5” 1885 September 20
1:31 “Psalm 118:25” 1890 January 19
1:32 “God Our Helper, Ps. 63:7” 1890 April 20
1:33 “Luke 19:26” 1890 October 21
1:34 “Joshua 3:4” 1891 January 18
1:35 “Ezekiel 21:21” 1891 February 15
1:36 “2 Chronicles 34:14-28” 1891 June 21
1:37 “The Lottery, Eph. 4:28” 1891 July 19
1:38 “Hebrews 3:14” 1892 March 13
1:39 “1 Corinthians 11:27-29” 1892 June 11
1:40 “Revelation 2:18-29” 1892 November 19
1:41 “Luke 2:52” 1892 November 20
1:42 “Psalms 84:11” 1893 March 19
1:43 “John 16:7-15” 1893 August 6
1:44 “Revelation 2:1-7” 1893 September 10
1:45 “Revelation 2:8-11” 1893 October 1
1:46 “Revelation 2:12-17” 1893 October 15
1:47 “Revelation 3:1-6” 1893 December 3
1:48 “Revelation 3:7-13” 1893 December 17
1:49 “Revelation 3:14-22” 1893 December 17
1:50 “Galations 5:6” 1894 January 21
1:51 “Genesis 17:7-9” 1894 March 18
1:52 “Question 36 of Shorter Catechism” circa 1848-1894 October 9
1:53 “Index Rerum” 1872 October 17

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