|Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in one chronological series.
Scope and Contents
This collection contains four letters written by E.F. Scott to Lionel G. Short, each of which mixes personal communication with New Testament theological writing. This collection also includes correspondence related to Short's donation of the letters to the Burke Library.
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: Ernest Findlay Scott papers, 1944-1959, box #, folder #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Ernest Findlay Scott papers were donated by Mr. Lionel G. Short in 1959.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Material was cataloged by Lynn A. Grove on 1988-07-13. Metal clips and staples were removed from materials and folded items were flattened. Materials were placed in new acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Kevin Windhauser and Rebecca Nieto in 2018 with the support of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2020.
2020-12-01 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Ernest Findlay Scott was born on March 18th, 1868 in Towlaw, Durham, England. Scott earned degrees from the University of Glasgow (1888), Balliol College, Oxford (1892), and United Presbyterian College, Edinburgh, 1895. Upon completing his education, he was ordained as a United Presbyterian minister on September 11, 1895. Following ordination, Scott served as a minister in Prestwick, Scotland, serving a congregation there for over a decade. In 1908, Scott took up his first academic post, as Professor of Church History at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario Canada, later being promoted to Professor of New Testament Literature and Criticism at that same university. In 1919, Scott was hired by Union Theological Seminary as Edward Robinson Professor of Biblical Theology, in which capacity he served from 1919-1954 (emeritus post-1938). Throughout an extensive career in both the ministry and the academy, Scott wrote prolifically on New Testament theology. Among his most influential works were The Apologetic of the New Testament, The Fourth Gospel, and The New Testament Today. Ernest Scott died in New York on July 2, 1954.