|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one series in original order.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains two notebooks, labeled Alpha and Beta, of manuscript sermon notes attributed to the Rev. W. H. Hornblower.
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. 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: William Henry Hornblower notebooks, circa 1849-1852, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
This collection was among a large group of unprocessed materials that was organized in 2016-2017 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The exact provenance of this collection is unknown.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
The notebooks were cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-11. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Rebecca Nieto in 2017 with the support of the Henry Luce Foundation and the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.
2020-11-06 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
William Henry Hornblower was a prominent Presbyterian Minister born in Newark, New Jersey in 1820. He earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton College in 1838, and after a brief time studying law, went on to earn his Doctorate of Divinity from Princeton Seminary around 1842-1843. He served as Professor of Sacred Rhetoric, Church Government and Pastoral Theology at Western Theological Seminary in Allegheny City, Pennsylvania in 1883, on Princeton's Board of Trustees from 1864 to 1871, and earned an additional Doctorate of Divinity from Rutgers University in 1860. Hornblower died in Allegheny City on July 16, 1883. Among Hornblower's children was William B. Hornblower (1851-1914), a New York jurist and President Grover Cleveland's Supreme Court nominee in 1893.