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Archibald Alexander was born near Lexington, VA. He was ordained in 1794 and installed pastor of Brierly Church. In 1796 he became president of Hampden-Sydney College. In 1807 he accepted a call to Pine Street Church (now known as Old Pine) in Philadelphia. Later that year he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly. In 1812 he became president of the newly established theological seminary at Princeton. He died at Princeton in 1851.
This collection consists of outgoing correspondence, manuscript articles, and notes from lectures given at Princeton. It also includes an autographed postcard portrait of Alexander and a likeness of him in the final years of his life.
The lecture notes in Folder 9 are from lectures given by Alexander and Samuel Miller. As only a few of them are labeled accordingly, it was not possible to separate Miller's lectures from Alexander's. Presumably one student who took both their courses kept his notes together.Collection processed and finding aid prepared: August 1992Stephanie Muntone, Processing Archivist
Finding Aid to Record Group 297
SERIES I: OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, 1819-1851
To William B. Sprague, 1819-50
SERIES II: MANUSCRIPT ARTICLES, 1851, undated
"The Duty of the Christians to Send the Gospel to the Destitute"; "Excellence and Importance of the Gospel Ministry"
"The General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland," 1851
SERIES III: LECTURE NOTES, 1826, 1840, undated
Lectures to the Second Class of 1826, Princeton Theological Seminary
Lecture Notes (lectures by Alexander and Samuel Miller), 1840, undated
Postcard and Likeness of Alexander, undated