The John Rodgers Manuscript Collection
|Creator:||Rodgers, John, 1727-1811.|
|Extent:||2 boxes (0.7 linear feet)|
|Repository:||Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.|
|1727 August 5||Born, Boston, Massachusetts|
|1747 June||Licensed to preach, Presbytery of Newcastle|
|1749 March 16||Ordained, Presbytery o f Newcastle|
|1749-1765||Pastor, St. George Church, Philadelphia|
|1765-1776||Pastor, New York City|
|1768||Awarded honorary Doctor of Divinity, University of Edinburgh|
|1777||Chaplain, Convention of the State of New York|
|1780-1782||Pastor, Amenia, New York|
|1782-1783||Pastor, Lamington, New Jersey|
|1783-1811||Pastor, New York City|
|1789||Moderator, Presbyterian General Assembly|
|1811 May 7||Died|
The Reverend Doctor John Rodgers (1727-1811) was born in Boston. He was a prominent "New Side" Presbyterian pastor, serving at New York City's Wall Street Church and elsewhere. (For more details see "John Rodgers," W.B. Sprague, Annals of the American Pulpit, III, pp. 154-165).
Scope and Content
This collection consists of two file boxes containing approximately 100 sermon manuscripts written by Dr. Rodgers. The sermons were composed from April 7, 1748, through January 20, 1808. Most of these manuscripts include the dates and places where the messages were originally given and the scripture texts that were used.
Rodgers, John, 1727-1811--Manuscripts.
Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.
Little is known about the origins of this collection, except that it was acquired by the Seminary sometime prior to February 1921, when its items were stamped by the library. The collection was catalogued several years ago and assigned a call number of MS R6165.
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.
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