The Ethelbert D. Warfield Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections.
Dates: 1889-1928
Extent: 1 Box (0.4 linear feet)
Language(s): English, German
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1861 Born, Lexington, Kentucky. Son of William and Mary Cabell Breckinridge Warfield, brother of Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield.
1882 B.A., Princeton University
1884 Admitted to the Kentucky Bar of law
1885 LL.B., Columbia University Law School; M.A., Princeton University
1888-1891 President and Professor of History, Miami University (Ohio)
1891 LL.D. (honorary), Princeton University; Litt.D. (honorary), Miami University (Ohio)
1891-1914 President and Professor of History and Political Science, Lafayette College, PA
1894-1929 Member, Board of Directors, Princeton Theological Seminary
1899 Ordained, Lehigh Presbytery (PCUSA)
1901-1904 First Vice-President, Board of Directors
1904-1915 President, Board of Directors
1915-1936 President, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
1936 July 6 Died, California


Scope and Content

This constructed collection contains correspondence, biographical materials, pamphlets written in whole or part by Ethelbert Warfield, and pamphlets from the library of Ethelbert Warfield.



Warfield, Ethelbert Dudley, 1861-1936--Manuscripts.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was organized in April of 1996, by Raymond D. Cannata, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The collection was constructed from a number of sources. For several years a collection of pamphlets had been preserved in an archives department document box simply marked "Ethelbert Warfield." These chiefly consisted of works written by Dr. Warfield, though a few items appear to merely be works owned by him. Added to this pamphlet collection were biographical materials photocopied from Archives Office files.

In addition, various items of correspondence were filed in this collection. Some are original letters, but most are photocopies of correspondence of Dr. Warfield's which had been held in the Seminary Archives' files. The original copies of these remain in the Benjamin B. Warfield and the Princeton Seminary Board of Directors manuscript collections from which they came. It should be noted that there are many other letters written by Ethelbert Warfield which are preserved in those collections, but have not been photocopied and added to Ethelbert Warfield's manuscripts.


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 Ethelbert D. Warfield Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Related Material

See also the following manuscript collections in Special Collections:

The Board of Directors of Princeton Theological Seminary Records

The Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield Manuscript Collection



Box 1:
Correspondence and Biographical Materials
1:1. Miscellaneous correspondence.
1:2. Correspondence: Ethelbert to B.B. Warfield.
1:3. Correspondence: Ethelbert Warfield to Beach. (August 30, 1928)
1:4. Biographical materials
Pamphlets (Written, in whole or part, by Ethelbert Warfield)
1:5. "Christian Education," [inaugural address at Lafayette] by Ethelbert Warfield. (October 20, 1891)
1:6. "The Relation of the College to the Medical School: An Address to the American Academy of Medicine," by Ethelbert Warfield, President of Lafayette College.
1:7. "Two Famous Christmas Days - 496 and 800," by Ethelbert Warfield, The Presbyterian Quarterly. (circa 1891-1914)
1:8. "Christopher Columbus," by Ethelbert Warfield, The Presbyterian and Reformed Review. (April, 1892)
1:9. "Student's Reward," [Address] by Ethelbert Warfield. (circa 1891-1914)
1:10. "Inauguration of Ethelbert D. Warfield as President of Miami University". (June 20, 1889)
1:11. "Christian Thought: The Ultimate Aim of Education," [Address before the American Institute of Christian Philosophy] by Ethelbert Warfield. (July 19, 1892)
1:12. "The Schoolmaster and University Reform," by Ethelbert Warfield, Education, vol. XII, No. 8. (April, 1892)
1:13. "Syllabus of Six Lectures on the Development of the United States," by Ethelbert Warfield. 1895
1:14. "John Wyclif," by Ethelbert Warfield, The Presbyterian Quarterly. (circa 1891-1914)
1:15. "The Claims of Higher Education on Our Christian Youth," by Ethelbert Warfield, The New York Observer. 1895
1:16. "The Spirit of Service: The Vital Principle in American Life: An Address to the Graduating Class of Ogontz School," by Ethelbert Warfield. June 8, 1897
1:17. "Address of President Ethelbert D. Warfield at the Annual Dinner of the Philadelphia Alumni Association,". March 5, 1914
1:18. "Lafayette College: Seventy-Fifth Anniversary, 1832-1907". 1907
1:19. "Ninth Annual Meeting and Banquet of the Pennsylvania Scotch-Irish Society,". (February 10, 1898)
Pamphlets (From the library of Ethelbert Warfield)
1:20. "The College Beautiful: A Handbook of Lafayette College at Easton, PA,". 1901
1:21. 1873 Catalog of Lafayette College ["Miscellany"]. 1873
1:22. Littell's Living Age, Fifth Series, vol. LXXV. (August 29, 1891)
1:23. "Adam Smith Der Begrunder..," by Karl Walcker. 1890
1:24. "Historical Sketch of Washington and Jefferson College," by James D. Moffat. 1890
1:25. The New Review, Vol. 1, No. 3. (August, 1889)
1:26. "A Christmas Carol," by Ethelbert Warfield. 1904


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