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Guide to the George W. Northrup. Papers 1890s

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Descriptive Summary


Northrup, George W. Papers




1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


George W. Northup, educator, preacher and theologian, 1826-1900. Primarily outlines and notes for lectures on theology.

Information on Use


This collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Northrup, George W. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

George Washington Northrup, educator, preacher and theologian, was born in Antwerp, Jefferson County, New York on October 15, 1826. He graduated from Williams College in 1854 and from Rochester Theological Seminary in 1857 and received a D. D. from Rochester in 1864, and an LL.D. from Kalamazoo College in 1879.

Northrup was ordained to the Baptist ministry, and became a noted preacher. In 1858, he became Professor of Church History at the Rochester seminary. In 1867, he became president of the Baptist Union Theological Seminary in Chicago, serving until the Seminary became the Divinity School of the University of Chicago in 1892. In 1892, Northrup was named Professor and Head of the Department of Systematic Theology in the Divinity School, a position he held until his death on December 30, 1900.

Scope Note

The Papers contain notes and outlines for Northrup's theological lectures.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:


Subject Headings


Box 1

Lectures on Systematic Theology, vol. 1 and 3

Box 1

Christian Ethics

Box 1

The Work of Christ, or the Doctrine of the Atonement, (2 copies)

Box 1

Soteriology, or the Doctrine of Salvation

Box 2

Lectures on Theology, vol. 1-3 (2 copies: vol. 1-3 and vol. 2-3)

Box 3

Outlines of Systematic Theology, vol. 1-2 (2 copies)