George Burrowes Diaries and Papers

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San Francisco Theological Seminary
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Descriptive Summary

Title: George Burrowes Diaries and Papers
Dates: 1811-2010
Collection Number: BX9225.B8 A1
Creator/Collector: Burrowes, George, 1811-1894 San Francisco Theological Seminary Princeton Theological Seminary Presbyterian Church
Extent: 2 half record boxes (1 linear foot)
Repository: San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Anselmo, California 94960
Abstract: George Burrowes (1811-1894) was one of the first four instructors at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. He was professor of Hebrew and Old Testament literature, 1871-1894. The donation of Dr. Burrowes's personal library in 1873 was the beginning of the SFTS Library. The collection includes poems, diaries, and research papers.
Language of Material: English


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Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Francisco Theological Seminary.

Preferred Citation

George Burrowes Diaries and Papers. San Francisco Theological Seminary

Acquisition Information

The papers are part of the historical record of the seminary.

Biography/Administrative History

George Burrowes was born April 3, 1811, at Millham, near Trenton, New Jersey. He graduated from Princeton College in 1832 and received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1835. After serving various churches in New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania, he was selected by the Board of Education of the Presbyterian Church to teach in California. He arrived in San Francisco via Panama in 1859. There he helped found City College of San Francisco. He returned to the East Coast in 1865, serving as professor of religious instruction at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He returned to San Francisco and became head of Hebrew Language and Literature at San Francisco Theological Seminary on December 4, 1871. In 1890 he was made Emeritus Professor and retired. He died on April 21, 1895.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection includes writings, diaries and related documents.

Indexing Terms

Presbyterian Church -- Clergy -- Biography
Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (Old School) -- Doctrines
Presbyterian Church -- Sermons -- 19th century
San Francisco Theological Seminary -- Library
San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Francisco, Calif

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