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The William Henry Green Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Green, William Henry, 1825-1900
Dates: 1839-1900
Extent: 12 boxes (7.5 linear feet)
Language(s): English, Hebrew, German
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.

Chronology

1825 Born, Groveville, New Jersey
1840 B.A., Lafayette College
1840-1842 Tutor, Lafayette College
1843-1844 Teacher, math, Lafayette College
1843-1846 Student, Princeton Seminary
1846-1849 Instructor, Hebrew, Princeton Seminary
1847-1849 Stated supply,Second Presbyterian Church, Princeton
1848 Ordained evangelist
1849-1851 Pastor, Central Church, Philadelphia
1851-1859 Professor, Biblical and Oriental Literature, Princeton Seminary
1866-1869 Professor, Latin Language and Literature, College of New Jersey (Princeton University)
1859-1900 Professor, Oriental and Old Testament Literature, Princeton Seminary
1870 Honorary Doctor of Divinity awarded, College of New Jersey
1871-1882 Professor, Christian Ethics and Apologetics, Princeton Seminary
1868 Offered Presidency of College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1878-1900 Senior faculty member, secretary of faculty, Princeton Seminary
1891 Moderator, General Assembly, PCUSA
1900 Died, Princeton, New Jersey

Biographical Information

Dr. Green was awarded honorary doctorates from the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), Rutgers University, and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland). He was the author of more than a dozen books, including Grammar of the Hebrew Language (11 editions), Hebrew Feasts, Higher Criticism of the Pentateuch (7 editions), Unity of Genesis, and General Introduction to the Old Testament.

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Scope and Content

This collection includes manuscript sermons, notes and manuscripts by Green, lectures and student notes on Green's lectures, biographical materials, correspondence, materials from the semi-centennial celebration (fiftieth anniversary) of his appointment as an instructor in Princeton Theological Seminary, published materials, and annotated pre-publication drafts of the American Standard Version Bible.

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Subjects

Green, William Henry, 1825-1900--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary--Faculty--Archives.

Old Testament scholars--United States--Archives.

Princeton Theological Seminary--History--Sources.

Class notes.

Lecture notes.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written by Raymond Cannata in March of 1996, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Malone in July 2008.

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.

Use of Materials

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

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Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series. Sermons have been arranged in biblical order. Correspondence has been arranged alphabetically by last name.

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Contents

Box 1
Series 1: Sermons
1:1 Partial list of sermon texts.
1:2 Genesis 1:1.
1:3 Genesis 12:1.
1:4 Genesis 28:21.
1:5 Genesis 45:5.
1:6 Genesis 47:8.
1:7 Genesis 49:10.
1:8 Exodus 17:7.
1:9 Exodus 25:89.
1:10 Exodus 31:7.
1:11 Exodus 31:8.
1:12 Exodus 31:9.
1:13 Leviticus 19:2.
1:14 Deuteronomy 32:4.
1:15 Joshua 1:2; 4:10.
1:16 Joshua 2:1.
1:17 Joshua 4:22-24.
1:18 Joshua 6:2.
1:19 Joshua 6:17.
1:20 Joshua 7:8.
1:21 Joshua 7:13.
1:22 Joshua 24:15.
1:23 Joshua 24:15.
1:24 I Samuel 20:3.
1:25 II Samuel 24:24.
1:26 I Kings 19:13.
1:27 II Chronicles 6:18.
1:28 II Chronicles 16:12.
1:29 II Chronicles 19:11.
1:30 II Chronicles 20:15.
1:31 II Chronicles 22:3.
1:32 Nehemiah 4:6.
1:33 Nehemiah 6:3.
1:34 Job 7:16.
1:35 Psalms 12:5.
1:36 Psalms 18:2.
1:37 Psalms 32:1.
1:38 Psalms 34:3.
1:39 Psalms 36:8.
1:40 Psalms 45:2.
1:41 Psalms 50:22.
1:42 Psalms 50:23.
1:43 Psalms 61:2.
1:44 Psalms 119:34.
1:45 Psalms 119:96.
1:46 Psalms 119:97.
1:47 Psalms 119:129.
1:48 Psalms 119:130.
1:49 Psalms 127:4.
1:50 Psalms 130:4.
1:51 Psalms 136:1.
1:52 Psalms 139:7.
1:53 Psalms 139:14.
1:54 Proverbs 20:9.
1:55 Ecclesiastes 9:10.
1:56 Esther 7:3-4.
1:57 Isaiah 8:20.
1:58 Isaiah 9:3.
1:59 Isaiah 49:3.
1:60 Isaiah 53:11.
1:61 Isaiah 55:10-11.
1:62 Jeremiah 8:20.
1:63 Jeremiah 18:7-10.
1:64 Jeremiah 23:24.
1:65 Jeremiah 23:28.
1:66 Jeremiah 32:40.
1:67 Ezekiel 14:20.
1:68 Ezekiel 21:26-27.
1:69 Ezekiel 33:32.
1:70 Hosea 1:1.
1:71 Hosea 1:10.
1:72 Hosea 6:4.
1:73 Hosea 8:7.
1:74 Hosea 11:8.
1:75 Joel 2:12-13.
1:76 Micah 6:8.
1:77 Habakkuk 1:1.
1:78 Habakkuk 1:2.
1:79 Habakkuk 1:3.
1:80 Habakkuk 1:12.
1:81 Habakkuk 1:12.
1:82 Habakkuk 1:12.
1:83 Habakkuk 1:12.
1:84 Habakkuk 1:13.
1:85 Haggai 1:4.
1:86 Zechariah 1:5.
1:87 Zechariah 4:10.
1:88 Zechariah 14:9.
1:89 Matthew 1:23.
1:90 Matthew 3:7.
1:91 Matthew 5:3.
1:92 Matthew 5:5.
1:93 Matthew 5:8.
1:94 Matthew 6:9.
1:95 Matthew 6:10.
1:96 Matthew 10:8.
1:97 Matthew 11:27.
1:98 Matthew 12:30.
1:99 Matthew 14:27.
1:100 Matthew 18:10.
1:101 Matthew 18:20; 28:18; John 2:24-25.
1:102 Matthew 26:18.
1:103 Matthew 27:41-42.
1:104 Mark 3:26.
1:105 Mark 10:13-15.
1:106 Mark 10:21.
1:107 Mark 14:8.
1:108 Mark 14:12.
1:109 Luke 1:78; II Corinthians 10:1.
1:110 Luke 2:11.
1:111 Luke 6:20.
1:112 Luke 7:34.
1:113 Luke 8:18.
1:114 Luke 10:2.
1:115 Luke 22:15.
1:116 Luke 22:24-30.
1:117 Luke 24:44.
1:118 Luke 24:48.
1:119 Luke 24:48.
1:120 John 1:43.
1:121 John 3:34.
1:122 John 4:23.
1:123 John 5:39.
1:124 John 5:46-47.
1:125 John 7:17.
1:126 John 10:30; 14:28.
1:127 John 10:37-38.
1:128 John 10:38.
1:129 John 11:3.
1:130 John 11:35.
1:131 John 12:43.
1:132 John 15:9.
1:133 John 17:24.
1:134 John 18:37.
1:135 John 20:22.
1:136 John 20:30-31.
1:137 John 21:15.
1:138 Acts of the Apostles 2:44.
1:139 Acts of the Apostles 5:38-39.
1:140 Acts of the Apostles 8:36.
1:141 Acts of the Apostles 9:11.
1:142 Acts of the Apostles 10:28.
1:143 Acts of the Apostles 16:9.
1:144 Acts of the Apostles 20:26.
1:145 Acts of the Apostles 20:28.
1:146 Acts of the Apostles 26:28.
1:147 Romans 1:15-16.
1:148 Romans 3:21-22.
1:149 Romans 3:31.
1:150 Romans 7:13.
1:151 Romans 8:1.
1:152 Romans 10:14.
1:153 Romans 13:11.
1:154 I Corinthians 4:7.
1:155 I Corinthians 10:1-6.
1:156 I Corinthians 13:11.
1:157 I Corinthians 15:12.
1:158 I Corinthians 15:19.
1:159 I Corinthians 15:25-26.
1:160 II Corinthians 2:15-16.
1:161 II Corinthians 5:14.
1:162 Galatians 3:22.
1:163 Galatians 3:27.
1:164 Galatians 5:1.
1:165 Galatians 6:7.
1:166 Galatians 6:10.
1:167 Ephesians 1:3-4.
1:168 Ephesians 2:8.
1:169 Ephesians 2:20.
1:170 Ephesians 4:32; II Corinthians 12:10.
1:171 Ephesians 5:1-2.
Box 2
Series 1: Sermons, continued
2:1 Colossians 1:28
2:2 Colossians 2:10
2:3 Philippians 1:21
2:4 Philippians 1:23
2:5 Philippians 1:27
2:6 Philippians 3:9
2:7 I Thessalonians 5:19
2:8 I Timothy 1:15
2:9 I Timothy 3:15
2:10 I Timothy 3:15
2:11 I Timothy 5:21
2:12 II Timothy 2:25
2:13 Titus 1:1
2:14 Titus 3:8
2:15 Hebrews 2:13
2:16 Hebrews 6:20
2:17 Hebrews 9:22
2:18 Hebrews 10:5-7
2:19 Hebrews 10:25
2:20 Hebrews 11:6
2:21 Hebrews 11:6
2:22 Hebrews 11:17
2:23 James 2:10
2:24 James 4:17
2:25 I Peter 2:12
2:26 I Peter 4:18
2:27 II Peter 1:5-7, 11
2:28 II Peter 2:21
2:29 I John 4:7-8
2:30 Jude 23
2:31 Revelation 1:1
2:32 Revelation 1:5-6
2:33 Revelation 1:7
2:34 Revelation 2:7
2:35 Revelation 2:7
2:36 Revelation 2:12
2:37 Revelation 4:8
2:38 Revelation 22:2
2:39 Miscellaneous sermon notes
Series 2: Notes and Manuscripts
2:40 Annotated copy of Green's Hebrew grammar volume
2:41 Exegetical notes on Genesis 1:21
2:42 (Lecture?) notes on Jonah
2:43 Hebrew exam
2:44 Notes on the Psalms
2:45 Psalms 96:9 - Exhortation to Worship
2:46 Notes on Ezra and Nehemiah
2:47 "The So-Called Pentateuchal Documents are an Unfounded Assumption," pp. 1-30.
2:48 "The So-Called Pentateuchal Documents are an Unfounded Assumption," pp. 31-68.
2:49 "The So-Called Pentateuchal Documents are an Unfounded Assumption," pp. 2-12.
2:50 "The So-Called Pentateuchal Documents are an Unfounded Assumption," pp. 13-21.
2:51 "Language of P, J, and E: Historical Portions of Pentateuch for Hebraica," pp. 1-11.
2:52 "Language of P, J, and E: Historical Portions of Pentateuch for Hebraica," pp. 12-21.
2:53 "The Higher Criticism and the Miraculous Passage of the Jordan."
2:54 Notes for "The Higher Criticism and the Miraculous Passage of the Jordan."
2:55 Lecture within Genuiness of Isaiah 13-14, Using Delitzsch and Havernick.
2:56 Notes on Charles Briggs' Hebrew Lectures.
Box 2 continued
Series 3: Reading Notes
2:57 Canon of the Old Testament.
2:58 Canon of the Old Testament (continued).
2:59 Extract on Bohmer.
2:60 Extract on C.J. Conrad Justus Bredenkamp's Gesetz und Propheten Ein Beitrag Zur Alttest.
2:61 Extract on Charles Briggs' "The Truthfulness of Holy Scripture."
2:62 Extract on Charles Briggs' Higher Criticism.
2:63 Extract on Samuel Davidson's "The Bible in the Light of Modern Scholarship" (Unitarian, 1890).
2:64 Extract on Franz Delitzsch's Commentary of Isaiah.
2:65 Extract on Franz Delitzsch's Genuineness of Isaiah.
2:66 Notes on Delitzsch, 1-4 editions.
2:67 Notes on Delitzsch.
2:68 Extract on Delitzsch's Commentary of Genesis.
2:69 Extract on Habakkuk by Delitzsch.
2:70 Notes on Hengstenberg and Keil on Dan. 9.
2:71 Notes on J.A. Alexander on Isaiah.
2:72 Notes on DeWette.
2:73 Reading Notes - Old Testament works.
2:74 Notes on Hofmann.
2:75 Notes on Driver on Literature of Old Testament.
2:76 Notes on Hexateuch works.
2:77 Notes on Hengstenberg on Song of Solomon.
2:78 Notes on Havernick on Isaiah.
2:79 Notes on Havernick on Joshua.
2:80 Notes on Havernick on Deuteronomy.
2:81 Notes on Driver on Deuteronomy.
2:82 Notes on Driver on Isaiah.
2:83 Notes on Driver.
2:84 Notes on Dillmann on Hexateuch.
2:85 Notes on Dillmann on Genesis.
2:86 Notes on Dillmann on Deuteronomy.
2:87 Notes on Klostermann on Pentateuch (I).
2:88 Notes on Klostermann on Pentateuch (II).
2:89 Notes on Kuenen on Religion of Israel.
2:90 Notes on Kuenen on Deuteronomy.
2:91 Notes on Kleinert on Deuteronomy.
2:92 Notes on Kittel Geschichte.
2:93 Notes on Robertson Smith on Religion of the Semites and on Hosea.
2:94 Notes on Knobel on Pentateuch.
2:95 Notes on F. H. Ranke on Deuteronomy.
2:96 Notes on Schrader.
2:97 Notes on Tuch on Genesis.
2:98 Notes on Wellhausen on Hexateuch.
2:99 Notes on Wellhausen Prolegomena.
2:100 Notes on Ewald on Song of Solomon (Hohelied).
2:101 Miscellaneous reading notes.
Box 3
Series 4: Lecture Notes
3:1 Professor Green's lecture notes on elements of Hebrew grammar, 1854; bound with lectures on Arabic, 1861
3:2 Student notes on Green's closing lecture of senior class of Nassau Hall (Princeton University).
3:3 Student notes on Prophetic Books of Old Testament, Fall 1859-Spring 1860.
3:4 Student notes, taken by Harman Denny, on Introduction to Scripture, Old Testament. circa 1855
3:5 Student notes, taken by William Harris, on Canonical Integrity; filed with other notes on sermons and weekly discussions in courses by Professors Green, Hodge, Alexander, and McGill, circa 1859-1861.
3:6 Copy of Green's printed lecture notes on Prophets and Prophecy, with student annotations, 1890
3:7 Student notes taken by F.E. Butler, on Wisdom Literature of Old Testament, Fall 1858.
3:8 Printed examination questions for Green's courses, 1862
Box 4
Series 5: Biographical Materials
4:1 Newspaper and magazine clippings regarding Green.
4:2 Scrapbook of obituary notices of Green, 1900
4:3 List of works in question for the library, circa 1894
4:4 Subscription list to the alumni fellowship.
4:5 Lafayette College oration programs, 1839, 1840.
Correspondence
4:6 Dr. Agnew, 1882
4:7 A.L. Armstrong (Stated Clerk of General Assembly), 1873
4:8 D. Beattie, 1880
4:9 Charles Briggs, 1878
4:10 Robert Carter family, 1879-1890
4:11 Christian at Work, 1878
4:12 Arthur Cleveland Coxe, 1892
4:13 John D. Davis (Old Testament Professor), 1893-1897
4:14 G.E. Day, 1890
4:15 Joseph Dulles (Librarian), 1892-1897
4:16 Board of Directors and Examining Committee, reports and correspondence, 1877-1894
4:17 Family correspondence, 1878
4:18 Ferrando case, 1895
4:19 Erastus E. Ford, 1884
4:20 A. Gosman (Trustee), 1881
4:21 Caspar Rene Gregory, 1895
4:22 D.S. Gregory, 1882-1884
4:23 John Hall, 1880
4:24 Caspar Wistar Hodge, 1884-1890
4:25 A.H. Kellogg, 1885-1891
4:26 Robert Lenox Kennedy, undated
4:27 J.B. Mack (on state of Southern Presbyterian Church), 1886
4:28 W.J. Martin (Davidson College), 1888
4:29 Chalmers Martin, 1895
4:30 Jacob Mayer, 1877-1878
4:31 J.F. McCurdy, 1885
4:32 J.H. McIlvaine, 1883
4:33 C. Mead, 1885
4:34 A.A. Mitchell (Presbyterian Omaha Seminary), 1898
4:35 W.J. Mitchell (Macalester College), 1897
4:36 W.W. Moore (Union Seminary, VA), 1894-1896
4:37 Howard Osgood, 1900
4:38 Lewis B. Paton, 1888
4:39 G. Porter (Ireland), 1875
4:40 H.B. Pratt, 1880
4:41 G.Reid, 1893
4:42 W.H. Roberts (Registrar), 1879-1888
4:43 S.C.K. Rutnam, 1897
4:44 Alexander M. Sale, 1879
4:45 William Schenck, 1878-1891
4:46 Charles Scribner family, 1879
4:47 Julius H. Seelye, 1880-1884
4:48 Horace C. Stanton, 1890
4:49 Levi Stone, 1883-1884
4:50 R.E. Thompson, 1888
4:51 Trustee reports, 1875-1883
4:52 Henry Van Dyke, 1880
4:53 Wardlaw, 1887
4:54 W.S. Watson, 1886
4:55 Robert Watts (Irish Presbyterian), 1878-1889
4:56 F.H. Wines, 1891
4:57 Professor Zahn (letter in German).
4:58 Miscellaneous correspondence
Addendum
4:59 Printing plates
4:60 Photographs
Semi-Centennial Celebration Materials
4:61 Documents and publications relating to the Green "Jubilee book". Correspondence of Joseph Dulles, Edward B. Hodge, Maitland Alexander, and others, 1896
4:62 Semi-Centennial Invitations (I), 1896
4:63 Semi-Centennial Invitations (II), 1896
4:64 Semi-Centennial Invitations (III), 1896
Box 5
Semi-Centennial Celebration Scrapbooks
5:1 Letters from institutions, 1896
5:2 Letters from alumni, 1896
5:3 Letters, 1896
5:4 Letters from alumni, 1896
5:5 Letters, 1896
5:6 Letters, 1896
5:7 Newspaper notices and index, 1896
Box 6
Series 6: Published Materials
6:1 "Anti-Biblical Higher Criticism." Pamphlet reprinted from Presbyterian Quarterly.
6:2 "The Value of Physical Science in the Work of Education." Address by Green at Lafayette College, 1865 July 25.
6:3 "The Destiny of Man: An Oration at Lafayette College," 1853
6:4 "Our National Union, a Thanksgiving Day Sermon" undated
6:5 "Discourses at the Inauguration of Green at Princeton," 1851
6:6 "The Life and Work of Green," memorial address by John D. Davis, 1900
6:7 "Bible History; Geography of the Bible; Archaeology of the Bible."
6:8 Book of Job, 1873
6:9 Review of W. Robertson Smith's, Moses and the Prophets, 1883
6:10 Hebrew Grammar, 1861
6:11 Hebrew Grammar, 1871
6:12 Pentateuch Vindicated, 1863
6:13 Higher Criticism of the Pentateuch, 1896
6:14 Unity of Genesis, 1895
6:15 General Introduction to the Old Testament: Text, 1899
6:16 General Introduction to the Old Testament: Canon, 1898
6:17 Hebrew Feasts 1885
Box 7 - Box 12
Series 7: Annotated Pre-publication Drafts of the American Standard Version Bible
7:1-7:7 Genesis-Leviticus
8:1-8:6 Numbers-Deuteronomy
9:1-9:7 Joshua-II Kings
10:1-10:10 I Chronicles-Job
11:1-11:10 Psalms-Jeremiah
12:1-12:8 Ezekiel-Malachi

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