The W.S. Plumer Bryan Manuscript Collection
|Creator:||Bryan, W. S. Plumer (William Swan Plumer), 1856-1925|
|Extent:||1 box (0.3 linear feet)|
|Repository:||Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.|
|1856 August 30||Born, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania|
|1875||Graduated, Davidson College|
|1878||Graduated, Master of Arts, Davidson College|
|1878||Graduated, Columbia Theological Seminary, South Carolina|
|1879 June 8||Ordained, Lexington Presbytery|
|1878-1887||Pastor, Tygarts Valley and Mingo Flats Churches, West Virginia|
|1987-1992||Pastor, First Church, Asheville, North Carolina|
|1892||Awarded honorary doctor of divinity, Centre College, Kentucky|
|1892-1894||Pastor, Second Church, Cincinnati, Ohio|
|1895-1925||Pastor, Church of the Covenant, Chicago, Illinois|
|1925 May 29||Died, Chicago|
The Reverend Doctor William Swan Plumer Bryan (1856- 1925) was a grandson of the renowned Southern Presbyterian theologian, William Swan Plumer (PTS class of 1827). He was educated at Davidson College and Columbia Theological Seminary, and also received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Centre College in Kentucky. He served as a Presbyterian pastor for many years.
Scope and Content
This collection consists of eight typescript sermons given by Dr. Bryan during his pastorate in Chicago. These sermons were delivered shortly before his death in May of 1925.
It is not currently known how these items were acquired by the Seminary. They may have been given by Dr. Bryan's son, the Reverend Alison R. Bryan (1891 - 1992), who visited the Seminary Archives several times in 1991. These documents were organized as a manuscript collection in December of 1996.
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.
Use of Materials
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The W.S. Plumer Bryan Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
|Box 1: Sermons on Modernism, January 1925|
|1:1||"Modernism: What it is," (Matthew 13:52) January 4.|
|1:2||"Modernism and Nature," (Psalm 19: 1, 14) January 11.|
|1:3||"Modernism and Law," (I Timothy 1:8) January 18.|
|1:4||"Modernism and Sin," (I John 1:8) January 25.|
|Box 1 continued: Sermons on the Fundamentals of Sin, February, 1925|
|1:5||"The First Sin of Man - The Fall," (Genesis 3:9) February 1.|
|1:6||"The Love of God and the Sin of Mankind," (Romans 5:12) February 8.|
|1:7||"The Mystery of the Ages - Sinners Made Righteous," (Romans 5:19) February 15.|
|1:8||"Peace with God through the Work of Another," (Romans 5:1) February 22.|
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