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Ernest Findlay Scott papers, 1944 -- 1959

Summary Information

Abstract

Ernest Findlay Scott was a UTS faculty member and New Testament scholar of the early twentieth century. The collection contains correspondence on both personal and theological subjects, as well as correspondence related to the donation of the collection to the Burke Library.

At a Glance

Bib ID 4492489 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Scott, Ernest Findlay, 1868-1954
Title Ernest Findlay Scott papers, 1944 -- 1959
Physical Description 0.25 linear feet (0.25 linear feet; 1 box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one chronological series.

Description

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.

  • Ernest Findlay Scott papers, 1944 -- 1959

    This series contains four letters written by E.F. Scott to Lionel G. Short, each of which mixes personal communication with New Testament theological writing. This series 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.

Onsite storage.

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.

Preferred Citation

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.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

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.

Revision Description

2020-12-01 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

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"ArchivedGRID"
Letters (correspondence) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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College teachers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scott, Ernest Findlay, 1868-1954 -- : Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Short, Lionel G -- : Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.