The John Dorrance Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Dorrance, John, 1800-1861
Dates: undated
Extent: 1 Box (0.3 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1800 February 28 Born, Kingston, Pennsylvania
1823 Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1823-1826 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1826 November 27 Ordained, Presbytery of Mississippi
1827-1830 Pastor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
1831-1833 Pastor, Wysox, Pennsylvania
1833-1861 Pastor, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
1859 Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, College of New Jersey
1861 April 18 Died, Wilkes-Barre

Biographical Information

John Dorrance (1800-1861) graduated from the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) and Princeton Seminary (class of 1826). He also received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the College of New Jersey in 1859. The Reverend Dorrance served as a Presbyterian pastor until his death.


Scope and Content

This collection consists of ten manuscript sermons.



Dorrance, John, 1800-1861--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Presbyterian Church--Sermons.

Sermons, American.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

These manuscripts were given to the Seminary by Mrs. R.M. Ehret. They were originally part of the library's "Alumni Alcove," but in October of 1996 were organized as a manuscript collection.


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

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