The Henry Augustus Boardman Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Boardman, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1808-1880
Dates: 1833-1876
Extent: 1 box (1.1 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1808 January 9 Born, Troy, New York
1829 Graduated, Yale College
1830-1833 Student, Princeton Theological Seminary
1833 November 8 Ordained, Third Philadelphia Presbytery
1833-1876 Pastor, Tenth Church, Philadelphia
1844 Given honorary doctor of divinity, Marshall, Pennsylvania
1854 Moderator, Presbyterian General Assembly
1876-1880 Pastor emeritus, Tenth Church
1880 June 15 Died, Philadelphia

Biographical Information

Henry Boardman (1808-1880) graduated from Yale College in 1829 and briefly studied law before enrolling at Princeton Seminary in 1830. Soon after graduating in 1833, he was ordained by the Third Presbytery of Philadelphia. Dr. Boardman served the Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia as its pastor, from 1833 to 1876. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Marshall College in 1844, and was elected moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in 1854. From 1835 until 1880 Dr. Boardman served on the Board of Directors of Princeton Seminary.


Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence, bound sermons, pamphlets, and talks.



Boardman, Henry A. (Henry Augustus), 1808-1880--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection of Dr. Boardman's papers was gathered from several sources in March of 1996. The collection was organized in August 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 Henry Augustus Boardman Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.



Box 1
- Bound Sermons, 1833-circa 1876, 2 volumes (formerly SCD #1562).
- Bound Sermons (formerly MS B6305). (Note: These volumes are uniform in style and in excellent condition. Some sermons are dated, but there does notappear to be an order to their organization.)
- Ten letters written by Henry Boardman.
- "Objectives to the 'New Divinity' drawn from the case of infants."
- "Papers relating to my licensure, etc." (1833).
- Letter to A.B. Belknap from Philadelphia recommending Dr. W.M. Paxton. (1865 November 17).
- Two letters between Belknap and John Backus concerning the appointment of Dr. Paxton. (1865 November).
- "Remarks on Some of the Doctrines of the New Haven School read before the First Class" (Princeton Seminary). (1833 March).


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