|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This series is arranged in original order in one series: Manuscript Commentary on the Bible.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains four scrapbooks with a column of biblical text pasted onto each page. Next to the biblical text Atterbury wrote references to additional sources to provide further information on corresponding verses. Sources cited frequently include the Sunday School Times and McGiffert's Apostolic Age, as well as hundreds of others. In addition to Atterbury's hand there may be one or two unidentified contributors who added sources to his notes.
Burke Library record group:
Union Theological Seminary Archives: UTS 1, papers of faculty and students
Using the Collection
Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
The following boxes are located offsite: Box 1-4. Please note that requests for use of boxes held in offsite storage must be made three business days in advance.
Conditions Governing Use
Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.
Item Description, UTS1: Anson Phelps Atterbury Papers, [1871-1893], box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
No record of this accession is available.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Scrapbooks and bibliography were cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-06. Materials were placed in new acid-free boxes and the scrapbooks were stabilized with binding ties. The finding aid was prepared by Benjamin Perry in 2012. The finding aid was edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Anson Phelps Atterbury graduated from Union Theological Seminary (UTS) in 1879, and served as a trustee of UTS from 1894 to 1931. He studied Bible under Philip Schaff.
Atterbury attended Yale University from 1871 to 1873 and 1875 to 1876, and then spent two years at Andover Seminary before matriculating at UTS. Atterbury later received a Ph.D. from New York University and a D.D. from Hamilton College in 1893. Atterbury was ordained by the New York City Presbytery in 1880 and served as the pastor of Park Church in New York City from 1879 to 1910. While at Park Church he commissioned construction of the West Park Presbyterian Church, a building now recognized as a New York City landmark, and moved to lead this newly founded church from 1911 to 1918.