Jackson, Samuel Macauley, 1851-1912

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Epithet: DD, LLD; Professor of Church History at New York University

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Samuel Macauley Jackson (1851-1912) was a Presbyterian clergyman, philanthropist, church historian and professor at New York University. He studied at Princeton Theological Seminary and Union Theological Seminary as well as at the Universities of Leipzig and Berlin. He spent four years as pastor of a New Jersey Presbyterian church, spending the remainder of his life in New York engaged in historical scholarship and social Christian activity. He served on the executive committees of the Charity Organization Society and the Prison Association.

Jackson was secretary of the American Society of Church History form its organization in 1888 until its amalgamation with the American Historical Association in 1896. Jackson then bacame secretary of its church history section. He wrote and edited many works, including "The Concise Dictionary of Religious Knowledge," a bibliography of foreign missions, and a biography of Huldreich Zwingli for a series, "Heroes of the Reformation," which Jackson edited. From 1895 until his death in 1912 he was professor of church history at New York University.

From the guide to the Samuel M. Jackson Papers, 1888-1896, (New York University Archives)

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referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Vol. V (ff. 511). Hadow-Kuentz.includes:f. 1 William Henry Hadow, writer on music: Letter to W. E. Crum: 1927.: Typewritten. Signed.f. 2 Wadie Hanna, of the Coptic Museum, Cairo: Letter to W. E. Crum: 1928.ff. 4-1 1 Bernard Haussoullier: Letter... British Library
referencedIn Goodnow, Frank Johnson, 1859-1939. Frank Johnson Goodnow papers, 1880-1940. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Andrew Keogh papers, 1898-1938 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn New York University. Archives. Papers of Samuel Macauley Jackson : : (including some records of the American Society of Church History) 1888-1896 / New York University Archives ; preliminary processing by Marcia Bielfield. Presbyterian Historical Society, PHS
creatorOf Samuel M. Jackson Papers, 1888-1896 New York University. Archives.
creatorOf American Society of Church History. Letters to Henry Charles Lea, 1888-1910. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Barrows family papers, 1861-1931. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Warre, James, fl. 1621. The touchstone of truth : wherein veritie by Scripture is plainely confirmed, and error confuted : That one of meane capacity by the helps of this booke, may be able to argue with any Papist, & confute him by scripture. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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associatedWith Goodnow, Frank Johnson, 1859-1939. person
associatedWith Keogh, Andrew, 1869-1953 person
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associatedWith Schaff, Philip, 1819-1893 person
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Birth 1851-06-19

Death 1912-08-02




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