COLLECTED PAPERS OF SAMUEL SIMON SCHMUCKER
Lutheran Theological Seminary
Original Inventory prepared by O.J. Jorgenson and Verlyn K. Smith, July, 1965
Revised April 1991, May 2012
Catalogue system: Samuel Simon Schmucker papers
3000 – S. S. Schmucker papers
3100 – Letters from S. S. Schmucker 31aa.bbcc aa – Year
bb – Month
cc - Day
3200 – Letters to S. S. Schmucker 32aa.bbcc aa – Year
bb – Month
cc - Day
3300 – Sermons 33aa.bbcc aa – Book of Bible (Genesis = 1)
bb – Chapter
cc - Verse
3400 – Lectures 34aa.bbcc aa – General Topic
bb – Subtopic (when needed)
cc – Arbitrary Number to Identify Paper
3410.bbcc – Bible bb – 10 Geology
3420.bbcc – Theology bb – 10 Methodology
40 Philosophy of Religion
3430.bbcc – Mental Philosophy (no sub-topics)
3440.bbcc – Homiletics “ “
3450.bbcc – Pastoral Theology “ “
3460 – Moral Theology “ “
3470.bbcc – Church Government “ “
3500 – Documents 35aa.bbcc aa – year
bb – Month
cc – Day
3600 – Lutheran Church 36aa.bbcc aa – General Topic
bb – Not Used *
cc – Arbitrary Number to Identify Paper
3610.bbcc – Seminary* *(For this group, bb was used, along with cc, to identify paper)
3620.bbcc – General Synod
3630.bbcc – Hymn book and Liturgy
3640.bbcc – Other synods and agencies
3700 – Miscellaneous 37aa.bbcc aa – General Topic
bb – Not Used
cc – Arbitrary Number to Identify Paper
3710.bbcc – Bibliographies Compiled by S. S. Schmucker
3720.bbcc – Lecture Notes Taken by S. S. Schmucker While a Student at Princeton
3730.bbcc – Materials Related to his Publications
3740.bbcc – Evangelical Alliance
3750.bbcc – Slavery and Negro Questions
3760.bbcc – Pictures and Newspaper Clippings
3770.bbcc – Other Miscellaneous
3780.bbcc – Correspondence and Items Relating to the S. S. Schmucker Collection
3790.bbcc – Scrapbooks
*3 microfilms of Gettysburg College Schmucker Collection
*Special books with Civil War writing – see Boxed Ms. List under Civil War
BX8079 S37 1956 Gen: Schmucker Family Record Zehr, Marian (one also in Advancement box on Campaign G2010.014 Box 4)
BV4070 G568 1826 H: SSS Inaugural Address
BS185 1822 .N48 SSS: Schmucker Bible
Archive No. Item Description
* designates letters in the Robert A. Schmucker, Jr., (great‑grandson of S.S.S.) collection of Schmucker's letters, which he donated to the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. Because these letters were related, they were kept together as a collection. They are located in a separate box at the end of the Schmucker collection. The descriptions of the contents were largely provided by Robert Schmucker, Jr.
3100.0001 Letter Copies of letters from Schmucker to his wife, 1820‑1847, and Inventory of Estate. (Originals in the Library
of Gettysburg College.)
3100.0002 Letter Copies of Schmucker's letters to his son, Beale Melanchthon Schmucker, 1848‑1864. (Originals in the
Library of Gettysburg College.)
[3126.1202] Letter From Schmucker to C.P [Charles Philip] Krauth, President of the Synod of Md. & Va., Martinsburg,
Berkeley Co., Virginia [now West Virginia]. Dec. 2, 1826. In West Pennsylvania Synod Archives,
Correspondence and Proceedings, Box 2.
3130.0206 Letter From Schmucker (in German) to ed. of York Gazette, York, Pa., defending Prof. Meyer (?) against charge
that he rejects German language. Feb. 6, 1830. And Newspaper clipping (newspaper not identified) with
Schmucker's letter to the editor. It is concerned with his insistence that he has given no cause for the
suspicion that he has rejected the German language, Printed in German (no translation, no date.)
3138.0222 Letter From Schmucker to Rev. Milton Badgen, Cor. Sect. of the American Home Missionary Society, New York,
concerning a variety of matters, including a recommendation of Jesse Hoover, a former student at the
Seminary, and mention of a plan for Christian Union, to appear in the next Repository. Feb. 22, 1838.
Photocopy: original in Archives of the American Home Missionary Society.
3139.0501 Letter From Schmucker to Rev. Charles Mace, New York, concerning missionary operations supported by the
Branch. Includes a Report of the Lutheran Branch of the American Home Missionary Society for 1837‑8,
signed by S. S. Schmucker, Cor. Sect., May 1, 1839. Photocopy: original in Archives of the American Home
3140.0915 Letter From Schmucker as recommendation for Mr. Henry Bishop, student at Seminary. Sept. 15, 1840.
3148.1028 Letter From Schmucker to his son, Beale M. Schmucker, discussing German Hymnbook, turning down call for
Beale, size of college enrollment, and tombstone for his wife's grave. Oct. 28, 1848. Letter to S. S.
Schmucker from the vestry chairman of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Savannah, Georgia, requesting
that Schmucker relay to "your son" the call from this congregation to serve as its pastor (Sept. 21, 1848)
included by S.S.S. in letter to Beale.
3159.0414 Letter From Schmucker to ? (no name given), in reply to a letter received, concerning the subject of the future
destiny of man and the appropriate way of regarding difficult Scripture passages. April 14, 1859.
Photocopy: original in Adams County Historical Society.
3164.0809 Letter From Schmucker to the Board of Directors of Gettysburg Seminary giving notice of his resignation,
effective September 21, 1864, with reasons for his action. Aug. 9, 1864.
3165.0708 Letter From Schmucker to Rev. J. I. Burrell advising him about working with divided congregation, especially
matters of discipline. July 8, 1865.
3170.0714 Letter From Schmucker to his son, Beale M. Schmucker, congratulating him on receiving D.D. Speaks of Beale's
lack of interest in the college and defeat of efforts to compromise synodical difficulties. July 14, 1870.
3218.0508 Letter To Schmucker from E. (Ebenezer) Porter (Professor of Sacred Rhetoric) at the Theological Seminary,
Andover, giving details of curriculum and costs of attending the Seminary. Written on the reverse side of
an Andover catalogue. May 8, 1818. Also included: a carbon copy of a typed copy of letter, with
identification of Porter.
3218.0726 Letter To Schmucker from Archibald Alexander of Princeton Seminary answering inquiries about courses,
requirements, and costs. July 26, 1818.
3222.0807 Letter To Schmucker from Moses Stuart commending his translation of Storr and Flatt (Elementary Course of
Biblical Theology). Aug. 7, 1822.
3226.1026 Letter To Schmucker from Ernest Hazelius commending beginning of Seminary and discussing relations of New
York Ministerium and General Synod, and news of Hartwick Seminary. Oct. 26, 1826.
3227.0707 Letter To Schmucker from Johann Jacob Haring, July 7, 1827, in German script (no translation).
3227.0914 Letter To Schmucker from Henry Kurtz, Canton, Ohio, Sept. 14, 1827, in German script (no translation).
3228.0401 Letter To Schmucker from Lewis Medtart, Frederick Town (i.e.Frederick, Maryland), April 1, 1828, concerning the
proposed new edition of the hymn book.
3229.0224 Letter To Schmucker from William Nast, Millersburg(?), Feb. 24, 1829, in German script (no translation).
3230.0522 Letter To Schmucker from Heinrich Kurtz, May 22, 1830. Kurtz would like to sell part of his library and wonders if
Schmucker or any student might be interested in purchasing some of the books. In German, translation accompanies.
3231.0411 Letter To Schmucker from Samuel How soliciting support for Dickinson College and discussing "Common School
Education." April 11, 1831.
3231.0615 Letter To Schmucker, at Germantown, Pa., from Thaddeus Stevens, Gettysburg, June 15, 1831, concerning
business that Stevens would do on Schmucker's behalf on an upcoming trip to Harrisburg. (The names of
the other parties are unclear, except "Mr. Elder.")
3232.0926 Letter To Schmucker from John Knox, indicating Rutgers College has conferred D.D. on Schmucker, and discussing
promotion of learning and religion in Adams Co., Penna. Sept. 26, 1832.
3233.0226 Letter To Schmucker from Rev. Daniel Scherer (in German) requesting preacher for immigrants to St. Louis and
Illinois. Feb. 26, 1833.
3234.0521 Letter To Schmucker from William Patton and (reverse) John Owen inviting closer cooperation between
Presbyterian and Lutheran Education Societies, and pledging help for Lutheran students. May 21, 1834.
3236.0210 Letter To Schmucker from 14 of his students asking for a lecture on Animal Magnetism. Feb. 10, 1836.
3237.0213 Letter Fragment of letter to Schmucker "New Windsor, January 23, 1837, Dr. S. S. Schmucker. Dear Sir" Another
side: "Recommendati... of vindication of Amer. Luth." May be Schmucker's writing.
3237.1110 Letter To Schmucker from W. D. Strobel of New York (Strobel was a Lutheran pastor serving at various times in
Maryland, New York and South Carolina), November 10, 1837. The letter was written about the Rev.
Lutgen, former Roman Catholic priest who was excommunicated by Bishop Dubois. Strobel wished
Schmucker to keep Lutgen at the Seminary for a season to analyze his worthiness and to see if he could be
of some service to the Lutheran church.
3239.0000 Letter To Schmucker from John Knox praising "Appeal to the Churches" and commenting on need for ecumenical
efforts. No date (probably 1839).
3239.0222 Letter To Schmucker from Charles Hodge criticizing Schmucker's "Appeal to the American Churches." Feb. 22,
3240.0113* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Williamson, Rockingham, Jan. 13, 1840. Mentions failure of J. Beale
Steenbergen for $400,000. Fire on his estate on the Wabash in Indiana (Laporte) $40,000 more. Friends &
relatives had endorsed for him for $650,000. Some were James M. H. Beale, D. Blackford, Ben Blackford,
John Morgan, Charles Beale, R. Allen, Samuel Coffman, Col. A. Bierne and Erasmus Coffman. Above will
delay payment of Catherine's legacy.
3240.0128* Letter To Schmucker from Dr. Thomas Blackford, Mt. Airy, Virginia, January 28, 1840. Says S.S.S. has been
misinformed of true state of affairs of Mrs. Steenbergen. Beale's failure involved in ruin all his friends
who endorsed for him in Bank of U.S. He will be fortunate if he escapes prosecution. Elizabeth Beale
Steenbergen was to have use of the entire estate including Negroes and some personal property. Beale
was to pay to Mary Catherine Schmucker and Caroline Blackford legacies. The "old man" (William
Steenbergen) had debts which he thought less than some personal property, but this turned out untrue.
Beale's failure has caused talk against him. Dr. Blackford thinks he has a severe ordeal to pass through.
His angelic wife and devoted mother are objects of commiseration (Beale's, that is).
3240.0222* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob D. Williamson, Rockingham, New Market, Virginia, February 22, 1840. He
replies to a letter from S.S.S. inquiring about the estate of Mt. Airy and the debts against it at the time of
William Steenbergen's death. It speaks of the raising of money by John Beale Steenbergen and mentions a
debt due to the Seminary.
3240.0410* Letter To Schmucker from Dr. Thomas Blackford, Luray, Virginia, April 10, 1840. Regrets he cannot tell S.S.S.
more about their interests in Mt. Airy estate. Yesterday took leave of Beale who started for the far west
(Laporte?) avowing a determination to return to Virginia. Dr. T.B. does not expect to see Beale again ‑ a
man of generous impulses and liberality, not destitute of virtues, but with many faults, originating in a
defective education and from bad associations. The parting from wife, mother and family truly distressing.
Hurried Beale away lest the bank put him in jail. Beale has surrendered the property, now in the hands of
S. A. Miller who cleared himself in court. Administrators had a sale at Mt. Airy. Mrs. Steenbergen bought
the negroes at valuation. Parted with William to Col. Huston (see letter from Anthony to E.B.S. asking for
help to purchase his sons and brother from Col. Huston's estate ‑ 3245.0114* at end of Letters). Quotes
Beale saying he has turned over to trustees more than the amount of legacies to Caroline and Mary
Catherine, but he will employ council to protect their interests. Mrs. S. (E.B.S.) would like to sell her dower
rights so as to receive cash and get more for the estate if unencumbered by the dower rights. Dr. T.B. tells
her to avail herself of all the rights and enjoy them to the end of her days. He will look over old Mr.
Steenbergen's papers, as Beale was not communicative on the subject. He thinks Caperton wishes to force
the sale of Mt. Airy that he may purchase it. Thinks Col. Beale (James M. H. Beale) will go west. According
to Beale Family he did, settling in what is now Point Pleasant, West Va. He thinks U.S. Bank will not hold
Steenbergen real estate. Wishes Mary Catherine could spend some time at Mt. Airy that summer before
her mother goes west. They want company to cheer them up.
3240.0612* Letter To Schmucker from Dr. Thomas Blackford, Mt. Airy, Virginia, June 12, 1840. Sends Thomas to him to keep
him at school for a year. He has made so little progress. Would like him kept to the elementary branches
of a good English education and prepare him for business. The writer's means cannot provide a classical
education ‑ asks S.S.S. to direct his studies. Encloses 50 dollars for Thomas' needs for clothes, bedding,
3241.0118* Letter To Schmucker from J. Marshall, Jr., Winchester, Virginia, January 18, 1841, telling him a suit has been
instituted by Hugh Caperton against the legatees of William Steenbergen, trying to force the sale of Mt.
Airy to cover a debt of $15,000. Thinks Mrs. Steenbergen's dower rights would have to be sold with it, and
to do this, Elizabeth Beale Steenbergen would have to sell it herself. The persons interested have great
confidence in S.S.S. Will he come to Mt. Airy and look after his wife's interests, and come as soon as
possible after the adjournment of the Virginia Legislature, as then Mr. Conrad will beat home.
3241.0225* Letter To Schmucker from A. S. Tidball, February 25, 1841. Saying Mr. Meem had come to an understanding with
Mrs. Steenbergen (Elizabeth Beale) for her life estate if he could buy Beale's place and the Allen farm from
the trustees. "We" agreed to take for the farms $50,000. Requests a letter to "New York care of J. P.
Stagg ___ " informing him at what price the legatees will consent to a sale of Mt. Airy farm. (Letter falling
3241.0306* Letter To Schmucker from John G. Meem, New York, March 6, 1841. He thinks the heirs are asking too high a
price for Mt. Airy. He has made an offer to the trustees for the other two parts. Quotes Mrs. Blackford
that decisions should be made pretty soon because of the necessity of making arrangements for cropping.
3241.0320 Letter To Schmucker from Daniel Alexander Payne, introducing Payne's new "Male and Female Seminary" in
Philadelphia. March 20, 1841.
3241.0325* Letter To Schmucker from Caroline Blackford (sister of Mrs. S.S.S. and wife of Dr. Thomas Blackford), Mt. Airy,
Virginia, March 25, (1841). She rebukes him for misdirecting his letters to Mt. Airy, sending them to
Shenandoah County instead of Mt. Jackson. Mentions the distrust of the family, of the advisability of an
annuity for her mother (Elizabeth Beale Steenbergen) for her dower rights to Mt. Airy and of her having
written to Mr. Meem about it. Mentions their afflictions with pious comments. Also speaks of her son,
Thomas, complaining of being whipped very often by his teacher. She asks S.S.S. to look into the matter.
Her sister Betsy is with her. Invites the Schmuckers to visit this spring.
3241.0526* Letter To Schmucker from A. S. Tidball, May 26, 1841. The day before an agreement had been reached with Mr.
Meem to buy Mt. Airy for $23,000. Asks S.S.S. to sign it ‑ and Mary Catherine also. Mr. Williams thinks
the court will sanction the sale at the Sept. term. Will write Mr. Samuels to employ him for Mrs.
Blackford. Note by S.S.S. He and Catherine had signed May 30, 1841.
3241.0528* Letter To Schmucker from G. B. Samuels, Woodstock, Virginia, May 28, 1841. He is not aware that any
impediment exists to his attending the interests of the legatees in settling the charges upon Mr.
Steenbergen's land. However, a conflict could occur if the legatees deny that Mr. Steenbergen the elder
was a principal debtor to Col. Beirne (Bierne?) and J. J. Allen, since he was previously hired to represent
3241.0605 Letter To Schmucker from Romeo Elton expressing enthusiasm for "Fraternal Appeal." June 5, 1841.
3241.0608 Letter To Schmucker from James Murdock praising Portraiture of Lutheranism, though disagreeing with his
interpretation of Luther's view of Lord's Supper. June 8, 1841.
3241.0610* Letter To Schmucker from G. B. Samuels, Woodstock, Virginia, June 10, 1841. He has examined the question of
conflict between his present clients and the legatees of Wm. Steenbergen. He will inform Mr. Tidball
and, assuming there will be no objection, then take charge of the case.
3241.1103 Letter To Schmucker from M (?) Brown introducing his nephew James Allen Brown who desires to enter the
college. Nov. 3, 1841.
3241.1201* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Williamson, Rockingham, New Market, Virginia, December 1, 1841. Talks of the
case between Bank of U.S. and John B. Steenbergen's creditors being transferred and then delayed. He is
sure Mrs. Schmucker's legacy is secure. Various small suits amounting to over one million dollars thrown
out of court. Bank of U.S. claim was $750,000. Beale living in style in Laporte.
3241.1209* Letter To Schmucker from A. S. Tidball, Winchester, Virginia, December 9, 1841. Says he is answering for Mr.
Marshall. Says the Bank of the U.S. in trying to recover its debt from J. B. Steenbergen sued the endorsees
of his notes and filed a bill against the trustees to recover the property in Shenandoah. He judges Mr.
Caperton will accept the offer made him, in which case M. C. Schmucker's legacy will be secure.
3242.0127 Letter To Schmucker from Reuben Weiser asking him to authorize a Lutheran Depository at Bedford for sale of
books and catechisms. Jan. 27, 1842.
3242.0517* Letter To Schmucker from Dr. Thomas Blackford, Mt. Airy, Virginia, May 17, 1842. Tells of his hope of obtaining
the legacies (Caroline Blackford's and M. C. Schmucker's). Speaks of Caperton claims ‑ a sum of money
offered to Ruben Moore to buy land. This was to prove the debt was a bond in the handwriting of John
Beale Steenbergen with his father's name affixed in the same ink but with no witness. But Old William's
name was in an entirely different color of ink. He may be unjust to Beale. Mrs. Steenbergen preparing to
leave. All will be anxious until she arrives at Laporte. Wishes S.S.S. would come to Mt. Airy so they could
consult about their affairs. Fears S.S.S. is no judge of horseflesh because the handsome mare he bought
for Mrs. Steenbergen is unsound.
3242.0621 Letter To Schmucker from William Hallock requesting his opinion about the publishing of certain books and
tracts. June 21, 1842.
3242.0629 Letter To Schmucker from William Hallock, discussing Johann Arndt's True Christianity with a view toward
publication. June 29, 1842.
3242.1112 Letter To Schmucker from Guistiniani reporting on money he has raised for "the soul's salvation of the Germans
and Italians." Nov. 12, 1842.
3242.1205* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Williamson, Rockingham, Virginia, December 5, 1842. Mentions that the Old
Lady (Mrs. William Steenbergen) left $35 to be paid to Mary Catherine Schmucker. Mentions a claim on
Mr. Meem for $4000, the interest to be sent to her at Laporte. The bond will go to Mrs. Schmucker and
Mrs. Blackford at her death. Mentions disposal of her slave, Anthony. Talks negatively of Dr. Blackford's
removal to Lynchburg. U.S. Bank appealing Judge Scott's decision.
3243.0115* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Williamson, New Market, Virginia, January 15, 1843. Mentions the safety of the
debts of Mr. Meem to the "Old Lady" (Mrs. William Steenbergen) and the advisability of not pushing Mr.
Meem about payment. He also wonders about the possibility of Mrs. Williamson's visiting Dr. Schmucker
and his family the next summer.
3243.0204* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Williamson, New Market, Virginia, February 4, 1843. Has received a letter from
the "Old Lady" telling of the failure of Mr. Meem's security. The other members of the family had not
mentioned it. Deals with E.B.S. interest in bonds and money due from her life interest in Mt. Airy.
3243.0313* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Williamson, Rockingham, New Market, Virginia, March 13, 1843. Mr. Meem
returned from Lynchburg and brought a letter from Dr. Blackford, in which B. acknowledged that he had
heard rumors of Mr. Yory's credit and told these to Caroline. She, in turn, told her mother. Gilbert
Meem, who is in a position to know, says Yory has more property now than ever in his life, and that his
fortune has increased through a recent marriage into wealth. The letter expresses confidence in Mr.
Meem and the future. Dr. Blackford thinks John Beale Steenbergen will not remain long in Indiana and
may locate himself in New York.
3244.0114* Letter To Schmucker from J. D. Williamson, New Market, Virginia, January 14, 1844. Tells of receiving letter
from E.B.S. in which she says she is trying to collect $2000 from Mr. Meem for S.S.S.'s benefit. He thinks
this will be accomplished when Mr. Meem's payments become due. He expects that Catherine's legacy
should be paid and also the Seminary debt. He expects the Court of Appeals to uphold Judge Scott's
decision. Says the "Old Lady" intends to visit Gettysburg next summer. Mrs. B. Steenbergen has suffered
recent loss including a mill burned with a great deal of grain in it and the crop of wheat ruined by rust.
3244.0120* Letter To Schmucker from S. Chitton, House of Representatives, Washington, January 20, 1844. Says it would
give him great pleasure to attend to S.S.S.'s claim if terms can be agreed upon.
3244.0201* Letter To Schmucker from Samuel Chitton, House of Representatives, Washington, February 1, 1844. Mentions
that his services in prosecuting a claim against Steenbergen cannot possibly exceed $20.
3245.0101* Letter To Schmucker from J. Beale Steenbergen, New York, January 1, 1845. Has decided to make New York City
his home. Thinks he can succeed in the introduction of American provisions in England. Has written to
Mary, his wife, to join him. Ellen (daughter) has gone to school. He suggests the other girls stay with S.S.S.
3245.0114* Letter To Elizabeth Beale Steenbergen from Anthony Smith (her former slave), New York, January 14, 1845.
(see 3240.0410*) Asking help to purchase two sons and his brother William from the estate of Col. Huston.
3245.0119* Letter To Schmucker from John Beale Steenbergen, New York, January 19, 1845. Mentions that there is no
cause for fear into scrutiny of his past. Hopes to prove that he is an honest man.
3246.0113 Letter To Schmucker from Charles Martin reporting on the suspect liturgical practices and negative attitude
toward the "allegiance" of Dr. Guistiniani. Jan. 13, 1846 (1847?).
3246.0216 Letter To Schmucker from Henry Pohlman expressing gratitude that he can attend the Evangelical Alliance
meeting in London and sending his delegate's certificate. Feb. 16, 1846.
3246.0629, Letters To Schmucker from members of his family, written to him while he was in Europe. June 29 and 30, 1846.
3248.0508 Letter To Schmucker from William Sprague requesting a promised contribution to his work (Annals of the American Pulpit). May 8, 1848.
3248.1229 Letter To Schmucker from H. Ziegler seeking advice about promoting the cause of missions. Dec. 29, 1848.
3249.0219 Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Miller (in German) announcing a meeting of the hymnal committee. Feb. 19,
1849. Reverse side: notes relating to hymnbook and instruction for publisher.
3249.0514* Letter To Schmucker from R. E. Scott, Warrenton, Virginia, May 14, 1849. Has been too busy to look into the
matter of the legacy of Mary Catherine. Must be away from home to Richmond for some time, but will
examine the case upon his return.
3249.0911 Letter To Schmucker from Philip Mayer stating he will not enter debate between Lutheran Observer and
Evangelical Review and commenting on required subscription to symbolic books. Sept. 11, 1849.
3249.1202 Letter To Schmucker from J. Selmser applauding Schmucker's articles and position on American Lutheranism.
Dec. 2, 1849.
3249.1203 Letter To Schmucker from Ernest Hazelius expressing his views contrary to Schmucker's on symbolic books,
meaning of American Lutheranism. Dec. 3, 1849.
3249.1229 Letter To Schmucker from D. S. Altman sending money to help needy students and urging him to stand high
ground against his opponents. Dec. 29, 1849.
3250.0205 Letter To Schmucker from Benjamin Kurtz commenting on Schmucker's newspaper debate with William Reynolds
and opposing Charles Philip Krauth's election to Seminary faculty. Feb. 5, 1850.
3250.0228 Letter To Schmucker from Charles Kugler expressing appreciation of his articles on American Lutheranism. Feb.
3250.0318 Letter To Schmucker from Henry Pohlman expressing his views on the position of the New York Ministerium
regarding confessional subscription and doctrinal basis for General Synod. March 18, 1850.
3250.0330* Letter To Schmucker from R. E. Scott, Warrenton, Virginia, March 30, 1850. Mentions the claim for Mary
Catherine's legacy. He was ordered to take account of all the claims. Nothing can be done at present. He
will keep in touch.
3250.0401 Letter To Schmucker from William Hallock inviting his presence at meeting of American Temperance Society and
reaction to enclosed document. April 1, 1850.
3252.0511 Letter To Schmucker from John Hoffman from Carlisle reminding him of a Whitsunday preaching engagement. May 11, 1852.
3252.0520 Letter To Schmucker from Romeo Elton with letter from Mrs. Elton enclosed applauding Schmucker's efforts
toward Christian union. May 20, 1852.
3252.0912 Letter To Schmucker from Dr. G. A. Fischer, Portsmouth, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1852, in German script (no translation).
3252.0928 Letter To Schmucker from J. C. Brigham, Corresponding Secretary of the American Bible (Society?) asking his
advice on the printing of a German Bible requested by the German population of New York City. He
wonders if he should combine Luther's Bible and Von Meyer's Bible. Schmucker's notes for reply are on
3253.0211 Letter To Schmucker from Edwards Park acknowledging receipt of pamphlet by Schmucker and hoping to
acknowledge it in next number of Bibliotheca Sacra. Feb. 11, 1853.
3253.0215* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Williamson, Rockingham, New Market, Virginia, February 15, 1853. Mentions
discussing the legacy with Philip Williams, Esq., who informed him that there has been a partial decree
for the distribution of the funds of John B. Steenbergen. But Col. Beale's claim is holding things up. He
finds that the debt of the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg has not all been paid, that the amount still
owed to the Seminary is $360. Asks S.S.S. & family to stay with them when the General Synod meets in Winchester.
3253.0301 Letter To Schmucker from Benjamin Kurtz (no signature) discussing transfer of Lutheran Observer from Book
Company to Maryland Synod and his status as editor. March 1, 1853.
3253.0612 Letter To Schmucker from Heron Hoxar (in German) announcing intention to come to Seminary and praising his
article "Elemental Contrast." June(?) 12, 1853.
3254.0311* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Williamson, New Market, Virginia, March 11, 1854. Mentions some verbal
agreements about the estate some years back involving Williams, Caperton, and Bierne as well as the
3254.0318 Letter To Schmucker from the Rev. Naschold, Chambersburg, Pa., March 18, 1854, in German script (no
3254.0811 Letter To Schmucker from W. McLain, Colonization Rooms, Washington City, requesting 10 dollar contribution
towards returning 63 slaves to Liberia.
3255.0409 Letter To Schmucker from Ferdinand Knodel, Secretary, Lutheran Church, Evansville, Indiana, requesting a pastor.
Schmucker's notes for reply are on the letter. April 9, 1855. In German ‑ translation accompanies.
3255.1104* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Williamson, Hardscrabble, November 4, 1855. Mentions the amount due from
the Steenbergen Trust Fund is being sent and desires a receipt by return letter. Glad to hear of an
expected spring visit.
3256.0923* Letter To Schmucker from Jacob Williamson, Hardscrabble, September 23, 1856. Mentions his disappointment
over failure of S.S.S. to make the promised visit in May. Talks about the drought. Potatoes $1 a bushel,
size of hickory nuts. His wife in her 81st year and feeble. John Meem saw John B. Steenbergen in New
York. He contemplates (J.B.S.) taking his family to England.
3256.1016 Letter To Schmucker from John Haven requesting an opinion on works of John Howe and others for publication.
Oct. 16, 1856.
3257.0805 Letter To Schmucker from Rev. Kuntze (in German) requesting a paper on religious conditions in the U.S.A. for
the Evangelische Bund and inviting him to visit Germany. Aug. 5, 1857.
3258.0408 Letter To Schmucker from O. Eastman related to business of American Tract Society and commenting on tension
between North and South. April 18, 1858.
3258.0907 Letter To Schmucker from C. F. Schlienz notifying him of the coming of two students from Switzerland to the
Seminary. Sept. 7, 1858.
3259.0328 Letter To Schmucker from G. H. Brandau of Baltimore, Maryland, sending him the sum of $65.00 approved by the
Seminary brothers from the Maryland Synod. In German ‑ translation accompanies. March 28, 1859.
3259.0429 Letter To Schmucker from George Peters regarding the views and excommunication of two pastors. April 29, 1859.
3259.0711 Letter To Schmucker from his nephew J. G. Eisenhart of York suggesting that he consider educating John Patten,
an orphan, for the Christian ministry. July 11, 1859.
3260.1001 Letter To Schmucker from representatives of West Penna. Synod requesting publication of a sermon he had
preached recently. Oct.1, 1860.
3261.0122 Letter To Schmucker from Absalom Peters acknowledging receipt of a sermon of Schmucker's, discussing its
publication and his own writing and relationships with New School Presbyterians. Jan. 22, 1861.
3261.0226 Letter To Schmucker from Philip Schaff regarding a correction concerning Schmucker in Schaff's book, America. Feb. 26, 1861.
3261.0708 Letter To Schmucker from August Wedekind requesting copy of synods' debts to Seminary. July 8, 1861.
3262.0412 Letter To Schmucker from Francis Wayland agreeing with Schmucker and stating his own views on developments
in the church. April 12, 1862
3262.0419 Letter To Schmucker from Charles Hodge inviting him to be present for the Semi Centenary anniversary of
Princeton Seminary. April 19, 1862.
3263.0818 Letter To Schmucker from Quarter Master General's Office explaining process in vacating and repairing Seminary
building used as Civil War hospital. August 18, 1863.
3264.0523 Letter To Schmucker from M. Sheeleigh requesting recommendation of young, unmarried man to succeed him in
his parish and urging Schmucker to withhold his resignation until assured of a liberal successor. May 23, 1864.
3265.0503 Letter To Schmucker from Henry Boynton Smith thanking him for translation of Luthardt, requesting more such
work, asking for notes on Smith's errors in translation of Hagenback. May 3, 1865.
3265.1121 Letter To Schmucker from J. Cottrell Clarke asking for information about accuracy of text of a translation of
Luther's Commentary on Galatians. Draft of Schmucker's reply on reverse. Nov. 21, 1865.
3266.1001 Letter To Schmucker from J. H. C. Schierenbeck asking his opinion on material he encloses for projected
publication designed to secure victory over Schmucker's theological opponents. Oct. 1, 1866.
3267.0322a Letter To Schmucker from Howard Malcom asking for assistance in preparing a bibliography. March 22, 1867.
3267.0322b Letter To Schmucker from Henry Boynton Smith repeating request for notes on Smith's errors in translating
Hagenback. March 22, 1867.
3268.0304 Letter To Schmucker from Henry N. Pohlman indicating he has referred his request to Dr. Lintner and urging that
proposed new liturgy not be introduced to General Synod at this time because of distracted state of the church. March 4, 1868.
3269.0330 Letter To Schmucker from Daniel Alexander Payne requesting admission policies and other administrative
practices at Penn. (Gettysburg) College. March 30, 1869.
3269.0707 Letter To Schmucker from John Gilbert asking for information about Luther's language and material from Storr to
meet arguments of Campbellites. July 7, 1869.
3270.1226 Letter To Schmucker from W. G. Olinger asking if he would accept a professorship, say that of moral philosophy
at Nebraska State Univ. Schmucker's reply declining is penned at bottom. Dec. 26, 1870.
N.D.* Letter To Schmucker from Allen (J. J.?). Mentions his indebtedness to Wm. Steenbergen, his father‑in‑law.
Itemized. (Copy, written by S.S.S.)
3344.1633 Sermon "The Mode of Baptism," sermon and two outlines based on Acts 16:33. No date.
3410.1001 Lecture "Biblical Geography No. I & No. II," 58 page manuscript. 1826.
3410.2001 Lecture Questions for theological subjects: Biblical Archeology, Theology or Doctrine, Moral Theology (in German). No date.
3410.3001 Lecture "Compend of Biblical History, prepared for the students of the Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, 1826"
and "Biblical History" questions from Flood to Solomon.
3410.3002 Lecture Questions and answers on Biblical chronology. No date.
3410.4001 Lecture "Memoranda of Lectures on Matthew's Gospel. Lecture No. III. Chap. II.II‑‑III." No date.
3410.5001 Lecture "Questions on Biblical Theology of Storr and Flatt and then Horne." No date.
3410.5002 Lecture "Lectures on Christian Theology ... The Scriptures" dated from Aug. 16, 1833 ‑ June 15, 1860.
3420.1001 Lecture "Sketch of Lectures on Encyclopedia and Methodology, being left unfinished." Also inserts: "Questions on
Theological Encyclopedia" and "Lectures on Theology as a Science" (questions). No date.
3420.2001 Lecture "Course of Instruction in Didactic Theology." 1842, about 120 pages.
3420.2002 Lecture "Is natural Depravity seated primarily in the body." Feb. 11, 1858.
3420.2003 Lecture "Questions on the Romish controversy." No date.
3420.2004 Lecture "Questions on Theology." No date.
3420.2005 Lecture "Lectures on Selected Topics of Theology," covering: Atonement, Justification, Dogmatic History of
Baptism, Dogmengeschichte of the Lord's Supper, Final Perseverance, Slavery, Infant Baptism, Symbolic
books of Evangelical Lutheran Church.
3420.2006 Lecture "Skeleton of Theological Lecture ... On the Locus de Deo." Dates from 1834‑1857.
3420.2007 Lecture "Lecture on the Dogmatic History of the Article, De Deo." 1860.
3420.2008 Lecture "Dogmatic History of the Trinity" and "Lectures on Dogmatic History Articles Providence, Theodicee, and
Predestination." No date.
3420.2009 Lecture "Lecture on the Doctrine of Creation." 1842.
3420.2010 Lecture "Lecture on the Locus De Angelis, in connexion [sic] with Storr." 1858, 1860.
3420.2011 Lecture "Notes of a Lecture No. 1 in connection with Chapter IX of Popular Theology, ‑‑ On the Origin of the
human family." 1858‑63.
3420.2012 Lecture "Questions on Theology." No date.
3420.2013 Lecture "Theology, strictly so called." No date. 70 p.
3420.3001 Lecture Sketchy notes relating to the Lord's Supper. No date.
3420.3002 Lecture "Addenda, to the article on the Eucharist in my American Lutheran Church." No date.
3420.4001 Lecture "Questions on the Different Forms of Modern Infidelity. See Buchanan's Atheism." No date.
3420.4002 Lecture Notes on "Philosophy of Religion" and list of topics for system of theology. No date.
3420.5001 Lecture "Lecture on the eminent Man of God, Dr. Martin Luther." No date.
3420.5002 Lecture A study of Luther; a study of German church history prior to Luther; and a single inserted page, "Part
Second. The Doctrines of the Lutheran Church." No date.
3430.0001 Lecture Lecture notes on Intellectual or Mental Philosophy. Inserts of questions, scattered notes, and newspaper
clippings on same subject. No date.
3430.0002 Lecture "(Introductory) Lecture, To be delivered to the Junior Class, before they begin the review of Mental
3430.0003 Lecture "Lecture on the various phenomena of religious experience, with a particular reference to the narratives
of their experience given by the students." 1828‑1862
3440.0001 Lecture "Lectures on Homiletics delivered in the Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, by S. S. Schmucker, 1834."
*Includes one on slavery
3440.0002 Lecture Newspaper clippings found in "Lectures on Homiletics." 15 clippings.
3440.0003 Lecture Some notes on "Introduction" to homiletics.
3440.0004 Lecture Scattered notes on homiletics on 15 pages.
3440.0005 Lecture Notes on Homiletics on reverse side of letter from A. S. Morrow relating to Schmucker as Executor of J. G.
Schmucker, D.D. Letter dated April 7, 1864.
3440.0006 Lecture Notes on homiletics on reverse side of letter from William Hallock inviting him to serve as Director on the
anniversary of the American Tract Society. April 2, 1853.
3440.0007 Lecture "Texts assigned to the Seniors for Skeletons." No date.
3440.0008 Lecture "Questions on the Lectures on Homiletics." No date.
3440.0009 Lecture "Exegetical Exercises of 15 ‑ 20 minutes, Speeches from 6 ‑ 10 minutes, Debates 10 minutes." Dates from 1843‑1863.
3440.0010 Lecture “Lectures on Homiletics” – Handwritten – bound book. No date. Signature in book was John W. Kregelo,
1827 – 1854, who was a student at the Seminary 1852 – 1853. George Benner of Taneytwon used it for a day book beginning 1857.
3450.0001 Lecture "Notes of Lectures on Pastoral Theology. 1842." Inserts: Schmucker's printed pamphlet, "The Christian
Pulpit, The Rightful Guardian of Morals, in Political No less than Private Life," Notes on Revivals, on New
Measures, newspaper clipping publishing "By‑Laws & Constitutions for Congregations and Council Associations."
3450.0002 Lecture "Pastoral Theology" (in German). No date.
3460.0001 Lecture "Notes of Lectures on Practical Theology" (moral theology). 1831.
3470.0001 Lecture On Church Government delivered to the Middler Class in Theological Seminary in connection with the
study of the Formula of Government and Discipline of General Synod. Nov. 1840‑1841. 11 pages
handwritten ‑ probably S.S.S.'s hand. With 2 separate pages:
1. Bishop Onderdonk's Arguments for Diocesan Episcopacy, Syllogistically arranged.
2. Printed tract of Schmucker dated 1835, Philadelphia, with notes on Church Government on
3599.0218+ Document "Geburt und Taut‑Schein." Certificate of birth and baptism , showing birth Jan. 28, 1799 and
(+indicates baptism March 7, 1799. Oversize.
3518.0812 Document Letter of recommendation of Schmucker from York County Academy after his teaching there.
August 12, 1818.
3519.0729+ Document Certificate of Baccalaureate Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. July 29, 1819. Oversize.
3520.0313 Document Certificate that Schmucker was a student at Princeton Seminary and at own request is dismissed in
good standing. March 13, 1820.
3520.0531+ Document License as "Candidaten" (printed in German). May 31, 1820. Oversize.
3521.0212 Document Document of the Court of Shenandoah County, Virginia, authorizing Schmucker to perform marriages
in that state. Feb. 12, 1821.
3521.0905+ Document Ordination Certificate, Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of the States of Maryland and Virginia.
Sept. 5, 1821. Oversize
3525.1107+ Document Document carrying the certification and letter of introduction of Benjamin Kurtz as an agent of the
General Synod to solicit support in Europe for the projected Seminary. Endorsed by Schmucker.
Nov. 7, 1825. Oversize.
3526.0905 Document Two copies of the printed program for Schmucker's inauguration as professor of "Christian Theology"
at the Seminary. Sept. 5, 1826.
3546.0000a Document "Map of My Route through England and Scotland in 1846."
3546.0000b Document Small map depicting Schmucker's journey through Europe in 1846.
3546.0314 Document Passport issued to Schmucker by Department of State of the U.S. Government. March 14, 1846.
3610.1001 Luth. Church Formal endorsement of Schmucker's efforts to raise funds for Seminary by Presbyterians of
Philadelphia. April 11, 1829.
3610.1002 Luth. Church Testimonial letter from Princeton Seminary supporting Schmucker's efforts to raise funds for Seminary.
April 28, 1829.
3610.1003 Luth. Church Testimonials regarding Schmucker's efforts to raise funds for Seminary from several persons at
Princeton Seminary and New York City. On reverse side brief notes of Schmucker relating to a
presentation on revivals. April 28 and 29, 1829.
3610.1004 Luth. Church Testimonial note from John Knox supporting Schmucker's efforts to raise funds for Seminary, with
several concurring signatures. April 29, 1829.
3610.1005 Luth. Church Printed testimonials for Schmucker's efforts to raise funds for Gettysburg Seminary. April 28, 29, 1829.
Reverse side sermon notes on III John 4. No date.
3610.1006 Luth. Church General letter endorsing fund‑raising efforts of Rev. Geortner of Virginia for Seminary, by several
signers in Boston. August 18, 1835.
3610.1007 Luth. Church Letter to assembly at Old South Church, Boston, from Moses Stuart supporting Schmucker's
fund ‑ raising efforts for Seminary. June 29, 1836.
3610.1008 Luth. Church Printed letters of endorsement of Schmucker's efforts to raise funds for Seminary. 1835, 1836.
3610.1009 Luth. Church Letter to Schmucker from D. W. M'Conaughy responding with endorsement to request for assistance in
promoting campaign on behalf of Seminary. Nov. 27, 1835.
3610.2001 Luth. Church Extract from will of Geo. G. Woelpper bequeathing a sum of money to be used to aid ministerial
students. Reverse side: notes of Schmucker taken on visit to Dr. Quitman in 1826.
3610.2002 Luth. Church Scraps of notes on call and conversion, items to be taken care of including some student discipline
matters, class procedure used at Seminary. No dates.
3610.2003 Luth. Church Fragments, 2 pieces: 1) concerning a legacy given to the Seminary by Mr. Sell of Indiana, some
recommendations of investment of Seminary funds in U.S. bonds, and mention of a report on the
condition of the Seminary to the General Synod; 2) begins with the end of an account sheet, continues
with material concerning S.S.S.'s resignation from the Chair of Didactic Theology and a copy of a public
announcement of the same, signed by F. W. Conrad, President of the Board of Directors of the
3620.0001 Luth. Church Autograph original of Formula for Government and Discipline of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches
adopted by the General Synod.
3620.0002 Luth. Church Extracts from Schmucker's lectures on the history of the General Synod delivered at the Seminary.
3620.0003 Luth. Church Notes of student George Parson on lectures by Schmucker at Seminary. Includes: Biblical History,
Systematic Theology, Church Government (which contains account by Schmucker of founding and
saving of General Synod), Biblical Archeology, Apologetic Theology.
3620.0004 Luth. Church Letter to Schmucker and other members of the Centenary Committee from Benjamin Kurtz urging
regular payments to the Book Establishment, especially for printing the Hirtenstimme.
3620.0005 Luth. Church Report of the Committee on doctrines and usages of the Lutheran Church in the U.S. to the General
Synod. Schmucker member of committee.
3620.0006 Luth. Church Definite Synodical Platform, 1855. 7 copies, one containing Schmucker's handwritten order for
marriage on last three pages.
3620.0007 Luth. Church "Explanatory Declaration of the General Synod ... on the import of her doctrinal basis" by Schmucker.
3620.0008 Luth. Church Several drafts of resolutions pertaining to a clarifying statement of doctrinal basis and belief of General
Synod, especially relating to Augsburg Confession. No date.
3620.0009 Luth. Church "Misrepresentation of the Professor of the Seminary at Gettysburg" by Schmucker (a letter to an
editor). No date.
3620.0010 Luth. Church Resolutions written by Schmucker at York in 1823, when he, Dr. George Schmucker, and Rev. John
Herbst held consultation together there. Sec. Minutes of the Special Conference held at York,
October 6th and 7th, 1823.
3620.0011 Luth. Church Proceedings of a special conference held at Greencastle, the 7th, 8th and 9th November 1824, John G.
Schmucker, presiding, John Herbst, secretary. Handwritten translation, from the original German by D.
H. (David Henlein) Focht. (This meeting was preliminary to the organization of the Synod of West
3620.0012 Luth. Church Circular letter addressed to the United Church of Prussia, prepared in advance of Schmucker's trip to
Germany in 1846. Signed by S.S. Schmucker, B. Kurtz, H.N. Pohlman, J.G. Morris, and H.I. Schmidt,
Gettysburg, Nov. 10, 1845. Handwritten note on one copy identifies it as "The much denounced
circular" from the General Synod to the Lutheran and United Churches of Europe.
Printed, German, 4 p. (2 copies)
3630.0001 Luth. Church "Contracting about General Synod Hymnbook, First Edition‑‑1827." Letter to printer. Nov. 24, 1827.
3630.0002 Luth. Church "Hymn Book." A notebook with a plan for a hymn book written in it, probably the plan for the first
hymn book of the General Synod, reflecting the work of Schmucker and the Hymnbook Committee.
3630.0003 Luth. Church Two letters from publisher D. L. Billmeyer to Schmucker regarding the price and quality of publication
of General Synod Hymnbook. 1828.
3630.0004 Luth. Church Letter to Schmucker from L. Johnson regarding making of proofs and plates for hymnbook. 1828.
3630.0005 Luth. Church Copyright by "Eastern District of Pennsylvania" in name of Schmucker for: "Hymns, selected and
original, for public and private worship." Published by General Synod. 1828.
3630.0006 Luth. Church "Memorandum of an Agreement" between Hymnbook Committee and Lutheran Book Company for
publication and sale of General Synod hymnbooks and catechism.
3630.0007 Luth. Church Letter to Schmucker from Lucas & Deaver requesting payment of money due on printing of
3630.0008 Luth. Church Letter to Schmucker from J. N. Hoffman urging addition of 200 hymns to General Synod hymnbook and
other changes. 1844.
3630.0009 Luth. Church Eight articles of agreement relating to establishment of book depositories by Hymnbook Committee.
3630.0010 Luth. Church Proposed Liturgy of the Evangelical Lutheran General Synod. Printed document. Reported by
Sub‑Committee of General Liturgic Committee of General Synod. 1864.
3630.0011 Luth. Church Letter to Schmucker from Henry I. Schmidt stating his views as chairman of the Committee on the
liturgy regarding translation of German liturgy for General Synod congregations. 1865.
3630.0012 Luth. Church Hymn (in German) which may be Schmucker's own composition. Uses first lines of familiar German
hymns through the hymn. No date.
3640.0001 Luth. Church "Formula for the Government and Discipline of the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Maryland and
Virginia, the original handwritten manuscript of the same." No date.
3640.0002 Luth. Church "Constitution" for a confederation of denominations with an outline of same. "Milk and Water Plan."
3640.0003 Luth. Church "Resolutions for the Missionary Convention, to be held at Baltimore," calling for plan to raise money
for mission work (home missions) and for various agencies. No date.
3640.0004 Luth. Church "Circular of the Executive Committee of the Education Society of the Synod of West Penna." No date.
3640.0005 Luth. Church Fragment of page outlining discussion of Parents Education Society. Notes "On Parent Education
Society and conflict about it." The latter reflects Schmucker's views on theological education. On
reverse of one page a letter to the faculty of Seminary from 14 students requesting a Christmas‑New
3710.0001 Misc. Annotated bibliography covering 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, and also "analysis of dissertation,"
possibly plan for future publication.
3710.0002 Misc. Bibliography of books on Theology and Biblical Criticism with lengthy appendix of one book.
3710.0003 Misc. Bibliography (probably not Schmucker's writing).
3710.0004 Misc. "Analysis of works" of William Magee, John Leland, John Dick, and Joseph Butler.
3720.0001 Misc. Lecture notes taken by Schmucker on Samuel Mills' lectures at Princeton on Church Government. 1820.
3720.0002 Misc. Lecture notes taken by Schmucker on A. Alexander's lectures on Polemics at Princeton. 1820.
3720.0003 Misc. Lecture notes taken by Schmucker, "Compend of Church Government by Dr. Miller of Princeton." No date.
3730.0001 Misc. "Prospectus for Publishing a Work on Christian Doctrine, entitled: Elements of Popular Divinity, on the
basis of the Augsburg Confession, by S. S. Schmucker, D.D."
3730.0002 Misc. "Register of Names supplied with the Appeal to the American Churches. Dec. 1838." (Approving
Schmucker's plan of Christian union.)
3730.0003 Misc. Five newspaper clippings concerning Schmucker's book, American Lutheranism Vindicated. 1856.
3730.0004 Misc. Account book showing income and expenditure in regard to first and second editions of Schmucker's,
Discourse on the Reformation. 1838‑40.
3730.0005 Misc. "Prospectus by Salmon S. Miles, For Republishing that Popular and Valuable Work, titled: POPULAR
THEOLOGY ... by S. S. Schmucker, D.D." Fifth edition.
3730.0006 Misc. "Prospectus of the American Lutheran Church, Historically, Doctrinally, and Practically Delineated ... by S. S. Schmucker, D.D."
3740.0001 Misc. Witnesses of the Unity of the Saviour's Body. Pamphlet containing letters and reviews expressing approval
of Schmucker's, Appeal to the Churches. Containing also Schmucker's, "Proposals by the Author," urging
more support for his unity proposals. 1839.
3740.0002 Misc. "Overture for Christian Union submitted for the consideration of the Evangelical Denominations, in the
United States." Printed circular letter from Committee on Christian Union of General Synod, including
Schmucker. Also contains copy of, "The United Apostolic Protestant Confession." No date.
3740.0003 Misc. "Fraternal Appeal to the Friends of the Evangelical Alliance and of Christian Union Generally." Printed
letter circulated to win support for the Evangelical Alliance. No date. (Between 1870 and 1873.)
3740.0004 Misc. Unsigned note to Schmucker. A. R. Wentz suggests that note was given to him at Evangelical Alliance
meeting in London, 1846, and that initials of writer are those of Edward Steane, British Baptist.
3750.0001 Misc. "Memorial of Professor S. S. Schmucker Relative to binding out Minor Colored Children. Read in the House
of Representatives, March 7, 1839" by Schmucker. Also contains, "An act concerning the Minor Colored
population of this commonwealth." March 2, 1839.
3750.0002 Misc. Second copy of 3750.0001 (above).
3750.0003 Misc. "Of Slavery." A set of 15 "Propositions on the subject of Slavery." 1840.
3750.0004 Misc. Newspaper clipping from the Clarion of Freedom, Indiana, Penna., 1847, with lead article devoted to slavery.
3760.0001 Misc. Miscellaneous pictures, including Schmucker. (Includes copperplate of engraving of early photo).
3760.0002 Misc. Newspaper clipping (in German) with reference to the aged S. S. Schmucker.
3760.0003 Misc. Two newspaper clippings concerning Schmucker's resignation from his professorship at the Seminary. 1864.
3760.0004 Misc. Book of clippings on S.S.S. assembled by J. G. Morris, Jan. 20, 1890.
3760.0005 Misc. Newspaper clipping. A review of S.S.S.'s Psychology, or a New System of Mental Philosophy (2nd ed.).
From the New York Observer (or reprinted from it). Reviewer: Rev. Dr. Aydcott, President, Woodward
College, Cincinatti, Ohio, July 14, 1843.
3770.0001 Misc. List of Lutheran families in Georgetown, D.C., made for Schmucker by John Stull. 1823.
3770.0002 Misc. List of lecture (?) titles written on paper by Schmucker.
3770.0003 Misc. Flyleaf inscribed by S.S.S., from a book given to his daughter, Caroline Elizabeth.
3770.0004 Misc. Taped interview with Miss Elizabeth M. Woods, Gettysburg, great‑granddaughter of S.S.S. June 21, 1979.
Interviewer: Elaine Matthews, Archives, A. R. Wentz Library. Cassette tape and typed manuscript of
3770.0005 Misc. Slides of a page in S.S.S.'s Bible, in which a rebel soldier wrote, along with S.S.S.'s notation. Bible is in vault
with Schmucker library. (2 slides.)
3770.0006 Misc. Note by Schmucker, Oct. 10, 1863, acknowledging money received from Rev. P. Rizer (?), Wolfgang's
Church, for repairing Seminary buildings damaged in the battle at Gettysburg.
3770.0007 Misc. Envelope addressed to Rev. S. Schmucker, postmarked Feb. 18 (illegible) Middletown. Note written on
outside begins "A classical school for 5 yrs" ‑ partly legible.
3770.0008 Misc. Printed flyer. Side 1 describes the Gettysburg Gymnasium; issued on behalf of the Trustees by S. S.
Schmucker. Side 2 names the teachers (Rev. David Jacobs and Mr. M. Jacobs) and details the course of studies. No date.
3780.0001 Misc. Envelope titled, "Diplomas and Certificates of Licensure and Ordination and Doctorate in Divinity," written in Schmucker's hand.
3780.0002 Misc. Envelope, "Constitution and Minutes of Am. Prot. Union (Society) with interesting let(ters)." Handwriting may be Schmucker's.
3780.0003 Misc. Correspondence related to Schmucker collection. Letters indicating gifts of Schmucker material and letters of inquiry.
3780.0004 Misc. Frederick K. Wentz correspondence file. Generated from 1988 to 1990 in preparing "An Inventory of
Materials Related to Research in Samuel Simon Schmucker" (April 1990).
3 parts: 1. Correspondence with repositories;
2. Correspondence with Schmucker's descendants;
3. General correspondence and notes. (Plus later additions.)
3780.0005 Misc. Frederick K. Wentz file of copied letters and manuscripts, assembled during research for the Samuel Simon
Schmucker Inventory (1988‑1990).
3780.0006 Misc. Photocopies of bookcovers. Books that belonged to S. S. Schmucker, presently located in the Henry H.
Fowler Collection and Roanoke College Archives, Salem, Virginia. 57 books. From F. K. Wentz.
3780.0007 Misc. Papers related to the S. S. Schmucker research project:
End of Year Report, December 20, 1988, on the Samuel Simon Schmucker Research Project, by
Frederick K. Wentz;
"A Preliminary Inventory of Materials Related to Research on Samuel Simon Schmucker," February 1990, by Frederick K. Wentz, (note to Donald Matthews attached);
Letter from Charles H. Glatfelter to Messers Hedrick, Matthews, and Stuempfle, concerning the S. S. Schmucker initiative, October 2, 1990.
3780.0007a Misc. "Samuel Simon Schmucker Research Project Final Report" April 1990, by Frederick K. Wentz.
3780.0008 Misc. Letter from Paul Henkel to his son, David, Jan. 20, 1820(?). In German. No translation. References to
Georg Schmucker and his son (S.S.S.?) and to the General Synod. Photocopy of typed copy of letter. 4 l. From F. K. Wentz.
3790.0001 Scrapbook Scrapbook containing cuttings taken from a bundle of old church papers found among the relics of
S.S.S. given to the Lutheran Historical Society. Clippings presumably were inserted in the book by John G.
Morris. Includes A Safe and Practicable Plan for an Advisory Union among All Evangelical Denominations.
(Caption title: "Fraternal Appeal to the Friends of the Evangelical Alliance and of Christian Union
3790.0002+ Scrapbook Personal scrapbook of S.S.S. Oversize.
Most of the "Oversize" items are kept with the Vault Oversize Documents, located in the box on the shelf in the Vault.
Note: S. S. Schmucker's handwritten reports to the Board of Directors of Gettysburg Seminary are with similar reports of this type in the Seminary Archives.
See: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Lutheran Theological Seminary
Report to the Board of Directors
Note 2: Important information was written on the outside of the envelopes
originally used to store the S.S.S. papers. When the papers were transferred to
acid‑free envelopes, this information was photocopied onto acid‑free paper and
placed inside of the new envelopes, with the papers.
Preliminary inventory of photocopied letters an manuscripts collected by Frederick K. Wentz during research for the Samuel Simon Schmucker Inventory in 3780.0005.
Numbering corresponds to Wentz’s Inventory in “Samuel Simon Schmucker Research Project: Final Report” April 1990.
Non – Local Repositories: locations of originals
1. Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia (Krauth Library)
a.1.1 Letter from S. S. S. to (unnamed), Feb. 17, 1823, from Newmarket, Shess. Co. __.
.2 Letter, sender and address see unnamed. March 11, 1831 (?), from Carlisle.
.3 Letter from S. S. S. to Krauth, Baugher, Jacobs, and Reynolds, March 10, 1840? (1846?), from Gettysburg.
.4 Letter from S. S. S. to (unnamed), Feb. 15, 1848. Co – signed by Krauth or else written to Krauth.
.5 Letter from S. S. S. to Krauth, April 12, 1848.
.6 Letter from S. S. S. to Krauth, Dec. 15, 1848, from Gettysburg.
.7 Letter from S. S. S. to Krauth, Sept. 28, 1852, from New York.
.8 Letter from C. P. Krauth to S. S. S., May 9, 1853, from Gettysburg.
.9 Letter from S. S. S. to Krauth, May 11, 1853, from Gettysburg.
.10 Letter to Krauth from S. S. S., Oct. 3, 1862.
.11 Letter from C. P. Krauth to S. S. S., Oct. 4, 1862, from Gettysburg.
.12 Letter to S. S. S. from C. P. Krauth. No date.
.13 Letter from C. P. Krauth to (unnamed). No date.
2.1 Letter from H. (?) S. Miller to S. S. S., June 21, 1842, from Trappe (?).
3.1 Letter from F. Newton Kurtz to S. S. S., Nov. 8, (1861?), from Baltimore.
b.1.1 Letter from J. C. W. Jaeger to Dr. Schmucker, April 24, 1821, from Philadelphia.
3.1 Letter containing historic recollections of the Lutheran Church in United States by J. Georg Schmucker,
with a note identifying it by S. S. S.
4.1 Sketch of the Ev. Lutheran church in Frederick Town, MD. By David F. Shaeffer.
.2 History of the Lutheran Congregation at Frederick, MD. No author listed.
2. Lancaster Archives of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (Schaff Library)
a.1 Letter from S. S. S. to Schaf (sic), Oct. 5, 1846 (?), from Gettysburg
.2 Letter from S. S. S. to (unnamed), Nov. 27, 1847, from Gettysburg.
.3 Letter from S. S. S. to (unnamed), Sept. 22, 1849, from Theol. Seminary. Co – signed by Schaff or else written to Schaff.
.4 Letter from S. S. S. to Scaf (sic), Mar. 26, 1851 (?), from Gettysburg.
.5 Letter from S. S. S. to Schaff, Sept. 4, 1855, from Gettysburg.
.6 Letter from S. S. S. to Schaff, Feb. 5, 1866, from Gettysburg.
b.1 Newspaper article from the Weekly Messenger of the German Reformed Church, De. 2, 1846.
3. Princeton University and Theological Seminary Archives
a. Speer Library
.1 Letter from S. S. S. to L. Johnson, Feb. 21, 1832, from Gettysburg.
.2 Letter from S. S. S. to L. Johnson, Feb 15, 1832, from Gettysburg.
.3 Letter from S. S. S. to L. Johnson, date illegible.
.4 Letter from Geo. Diehl to B. M. Schmucker, Oct. 30, 1873, from Frederick.
.5 List of publications of S. S. S.
.6 Not assigned a number on Wentz’s list: Letter from J. G. Schmucker, Feb 28, 1833, from York, in German.
b. Firestone Library
.1 Letter from S. S. S. to Mr. Bartlett, Dec. 28, 1843, from Gettysburg.
4. Burke Library, Union Theological Seminary, New York
.1 Letter (two copies) from Philip (?) Schaff to S. S. S., July 2, ??.
.2 Letter from S. S. S. to Schaff, Dec. 22, 1870, from Gettysburg.
8. John Hay Library, Brown University
.1 Letter from A. Wilson (?) to Prof. Elton (?), Oct. 27, 1840, from Bangor.