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Robert Dick Wilson

Manuscript Collection #064
Boxes 806-810

Content Summary: Published and unpublished writings of the Rev. Dr. Robert Dick Wilson, including transcripts of two courses taught at the Westminster Theological Seminary in the Spring of 1930.

Span dates: 1876-1932 Size: 5.0 cu. ft. (five boxes)

Access: Box 806 is open to researchers. Arrangement and description of Boxes 807-810 is nearing completion, at which time they will also be open to researchers. Inquiries are welcome.

Preferred citation:
Robert Dick Wilson Manuscript Collection, PCA Historical Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

Related Collections:
Allan A. MacRae Manuscript Collection.



WILSON

Obituaries and Tributes:
"Groundless Attacks in the Field of Oriental Scholarship," The Bible Student and Teacher, 1.6 (June 1904): 356-360.

Dr. Wilson's Inaugural Address upon his installation as as Professor of Semitic Philology and Old Testament Criticism at the Princeton Theological Seminary. [PDF only]
"The Power of a Noble Example" (Westminster Seminary memorial bulletin) [document file]

Allan A. MacRae's letter regarding Dr. Wilson's death [PDF only]
Three Tributes to Dr. Wilson [Christianity Today, Dec. 1930]
Robert Dick Wilson: Torchbearer, by Harold J. Ockenga
Robert Dick Wilson--Defender of God's Word, by Oswald T. Allis

Bibliography of the Writings of Robert Dick Wilson

Collection Focus:
eBook: A Scientific Investigation of the Old Testament [1926]. Portions of this book are being posted as time permits.
4The Rule of Faith and Life
, a PDF version of a paper by Dr. Wilson, in which he refutes the idea that the Old Testament canon was not completed until about the end of the first century A.D.
4A Hymn by Benjamin B. Warfield, from the service to install Robert Dick Wilson as Professor of Semitic Philology and Old Testament Criticism at Princeton Theological Seminary, 21 September 1900.
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Allan MacRae's tribute to his mentor:

In a letter to Miss Minna Flentje, Berlin, Germany, dated 7 March 1931, Allan A. MacRae related the following:
      "I would have written you long before this but I have been extremely busy this year and up until this week I have written hardly any letters. Dr. Wilson died in October, only about two weeks after the Seminary opened. It was a great loss to us. I am certainly thankful that I came back to America when I did, for otherwise I would not have had any time as his assistant. My year of close association with him, assisting him in his work, was one of the great privileges of my life. He was a wonderful character. He had an extremely brilliant mind. I remember how highly Professor Sachau spoke of him when I visited him there in Berlin. The news of Professor Sachau's death reached here only two or three days before Dr. Wilson himself died. He was in the hospital and they did not like to tell him of the death of his old friend and teacher. Dr. Wilson was only ill about a week. He was blessed with excellent health during most of his life. The end came rather suddenly. I was up with him most of the last night although he never regained consciousness. We miss him greatly here in the seminary, but we are always grateful for the impression of his life and the example of his great accomplishments."

Box 806
File—Contents
ƒ01—Finding Aid
ƒ02—Candidacy for Moderator of General Assembly, 1929, Newsclipping of 23 May 1929
ƒ03—College of New Jersey, 1876, Final Grades of the Class of 1876
ƒ04—Hodge, Caspar Wistar, undated, The Significance of the Reformed Theology Today [inaugural address given upon his induction as Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton, 11 October 1921, typescript, 9 pages]. Subsequently published in Princeton Theological Review 20.1 (Jan. 1922): 1-14.
ƒ05—Machen, J. Gresham, 1928, Draft of [1] Proposed Statement of the Faculty of Princeton Seminary to the Board of Trustees and [2] Statement to the Seminary Committee of General Assembly [typescript, 8 leaves, including cover letter from J. Gresham Machen dated 31 August 1928.
ƒ06—Marsden, Robert Samuel, 1930, Review of 'Studies in the Book of Daniel,' 'A Scientific Investigation of the Old Testament,' and 'Is the Higher Criticism Scholarly?,' [typescript, 22pp.]
ƒ07—Obituary for Robert Dick Wilson, 1930, Newsclipping from The Toronto Globe, 22 October 1930.
ƒ08—Princeton Theological Seminary, 1900 - 1901, Catalogue [42pp.]
ƒ09—Princeton Theological Seminary, 1906 - 1907, Catalogue [84pp.]
ƒ10—Princeton Theological Seminary, 1926, Report of the Special Committee in the Matter Submitted by the League of Evangelical Students [typescript, 3 pp.]
ƒ11—Princeton Theological Seminary, undated, Faculty Letter to the Directors Affirming Support "under the present plan of the seminary" [typescript, 1 page, signed by Robert Dick Wilson]
ƒ12—Princeton Theological Seminary, undated, Friar's Dining Club, Song Sheet [1 page]
ƒ13—Shrader, J.F., 1932, Correspondence of 23 January 1932 regarding the settlement of the estate of Robert Dick Wilson [typescript carbon, 2 pages]
ƒ14—Sperling, Tod, 1930, What the Bible Has to Say Concerning the Authorship of the Pentateuch [thesis for Robert Dick Wilson, Course 224, Introduction to the Pentateuch, 13pp., signed]
ƒ15—The Presbyterian Messenger, 1897, Obituary for Mr. A.W. Wilson, father of Robert Dick Wilson [vol. 4, no. 38, 17 June 1897, page 6 and photograph on cover]
ƒ16—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1900, The Lower Criticism of the Old Testament as a Preparation for the Higher Criticism [Inaugural address upon his installation as Professor at Princeton]
ƒ17—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1900, Titles of the Persian Kings [typescript, 31 pages, 2 copies]
ƒ18—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1902, Babylon and Israel: A Comparison of Their Leading Ideas Based Upon Their Vocabularies [an address at the opening of the 91st session of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Princeton, 18 September 1902; reprinted from the April 1903 number of The Princeton Theological Review, pages 239-255]
ƒ19—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1902, Lost Meaning of Hebrew Roots, [Presbyterian and Reformed Review, April 1902, pp. 277-292, reprint]
ƒ20—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1906, Hebrew Prose Composition [Princeton, 47pp.; keyed to Gesenius' Grammar]
ƒ21—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1919, The Use of "God" and "Lord" in the Koran, [reprint of The Princeton Theological Review, October 1919, 8pp.]
ƒ22—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1920, The Names of God in the Old Testament [reprinted from The Princeton Theological Review, 18.3 (July 1920) 460-491.
ƒ23—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1922, Age of the Bible Told by Foreign Words It Contains, [stenographic report of an address by Robert Dick Wilson, reprinted in The Moody Bible Institute Monthly, December 1922, pages 147-151.
ƒ24—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1922, Fourth Day's Proceedings: External Testimony to the Old Testament, Part III, The Moody Bible Institute Monthly, March 1922, pages 896-898.
ƒ25—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1927, The Radical Criticism of the Psalter, [17pp.]
ƒ26—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1928, Foreign Words in the Old Testament as an Evidence of Historicity, [reprinted from The Princeton Theological Review, 26.2 (April 1928) 177-247; signed, annotated]; Foreign Words in Biblical Hebrew, [typescript worksheets, eleven pages]
ƒ27—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1928, The Rule of Faith and Life, originally printed in The Princeton Theological Review, 26.3 (July 1928) 423-450. [link is to a PDF version of this document]
ƒ28—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 1 [transcript, 4pp.; This series of lectures was transcribed from stenography taken by Winifred Thomas, daughter of W. Griffith Thomas, under the direction of Allan A. MacRae at Westminster Theological Seminary. The lectures are from the Spring of 1930 and would have been among the last classes taught by Dr. Wilson. The linked transcript of Lecture 1 is in Adobe PDF format only, to preserve the original format of the transcript.]
ƒ29—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 2 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ30—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 3 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ31—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 3, continued [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ32—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 4 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ33—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 5 [transcript, 3pp.]
ƒ34—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 6 [transcript, 5pp.]
ƒ35—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 7 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ36—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 8 [transcript, 5pp.]
ƒ37—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 9 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ38—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 10 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ39—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 11 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ40—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 12 [transcript, 5pp.]
ƒ41—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 13 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ42—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 14 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ43—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 15 [transcript, 5pp.]
ƒ44—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 16 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ45—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 17 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ46—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 18 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ47—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 19 [transcript, 3pp.]
ƒ48—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 20 [transcript, 3pp.]
ƒ49—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 21 [transcript, 3pp.]
ƒ50—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1930, Introduction to the Old Testament, Lecture 22 [transcript, 4pp.]
ƒ51—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1958, External Testimony to the Old Testament [extracts from addresses delivered at a Founder's Week Conference in Moody Bible Institute, reprinted in The Gospel Witness and Protestant Advocate, 20 February 1958, pages 711-713]
ƒ52—Wilson, Robert Dick, undated, Hebrew Word Lists for Deuteronomy [n.p., 23pp.]
ƒ53—Wilson, Robert Dick, undated, Notes on Green's Pentateuch [handwritten notes, in pencil, 16pp.]
ƒ54—Wilson, Robert Dick, 1922, Is the Higher Criticism Scholarly? [Philadelphia: The Sunday School Times, 62pp.]
ƒ55—Westminster Theological Seminary, 1929, Minutes of the Temporary Organizing Committee, 25 July 1929 [3pp. + cover letter by Roland K. Armes]



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