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H88-0135. Scott, Charles (1822-1893). Papers, 1845-2008. 0.50 linear ft.

Identifier: H88-0135

Scope and Contents

The Charles Scott Papers include biographical materials, 1973 biographical paper about Scott by Barbara Springer, correspondence, a farewell sermon to his Shawangunk congregation, and a newspaper article concerning the Reformed Church in America's General Synod. In the correspondence, a letter to the Hope College Council regarding his appointment as a provisional president is included. The collection is arranged alphabetically by topical heading.


  • 1845 - 2008



Charles Scott was born on December 18, 1822, in New Windsor, New York. He was raised in New York State. In 1840, he attended Rutgers College, graduating in 1844 with an A.B. and highest honors. In 1848, he attended New Brunswick Theological Seminary (NBTS). He married Maria F. Stelle of Piscataway, New York, in 1850; they had two daughters and four sons. He graduated from NBTS in 1851.

Scott was licensed by the Classis of New Brunswick and ordained by the Classis of Orange in 1851. After holding a pastorate at a church in Shawangunk, New York (1851-1866), Scott accepted a professorship at Hope College in 1866. In 1875, during his time at Hope, Scott was president of General Synod of the Reformed Church in America, and he received his Doctorate of Divinity degree from New York University. He continued teaching at the college until 1877, when he was elected vice president (1878-1881). From 1881-1885, he was acting president of Hope College, and in 1885, he served as the second president of Hope College, until 1892.

Charles Scott died in Holland, Michigan, on October 31, 1893.


0.50 Linear Feet

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Hope College professor, 1866-1877; vice president, 1876-1881; acting president, 1881-1885; president, 1885-1892. Collection includes articles written by Scott, biographical materials, 1973 biographical paper about Scott by Barbara Springer, correspondence and addresses. Detailed Collection Register available.


Charles Scott

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Repository Details

Part of the Joint Archives of Holland Repository

Theil Research Center
9 East 10th Street
Holland Michigan 49423 United States