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COLLECTION Identifier: bMS 638

Moore, Edward Caldwell, 1857-1943. Papers, 1877-1941.

Scrapbooks and other papers of Harvard University theology professor Edward Caldwell Moore.


  • 1877-1941.


13 boxes

The bulk of the collection is comprised of personal scrapbooks, 1894-1941, which include family portraits, travel photographs, newspaper clippings, and related artifacts. Other sections of the collection include diaries and journals, 1894-1929, and correspondence, 1890-1934.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Caldwell Moore, 1857-1943, received an AB and an AM in 1880 from Marietta College, a BD from Union Theological Seminary in 1884, a PhD from Brown in 1891, honorary DD from Marietta in 1892 and Yale in 1909, an LLD from Grinnell College in 1920, and a DTh from the University of Giessen in 1926. Moore spent two years doing postgraduate work at the Universities of Berlin, Gottingen, and Giessen, followed by a twelve-year pastorate at Central Congregational Church in Providence, Rhode Island. In 1901, he began teaching at Harvard University as the Parkman Professor of Theology, and in 1915 he became the chairman of the Board of Preachers and Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard. He specialized in Reformation and Post-Reformation periods as well as the philosophy of religion. Moore authored several papers and books, including Outline of the History of Christian Thought since Kant, The New Testament in the Christian Church, West and East, and The Nature of Religion. From 1914 to 1925 he was president of the American Board of Foreign Missions. Moore also served as visiting lecturer at Andover Seminary, Yale Divinity School, the Lowell Institute, and Mansfield College, Oxford.


Organized into the following series:
  1. Series I. Personal Papers
  2. Series II. Correspondence
  3. Series III. Diaries/Journals
  4. Series IV. Scrapbook

Related Materials

For related collections, please see bMS 95, bMS 422, and bMS 174.
Moore, Edward Caldwell, 1857-1943. Papers, 1877-1941: A Finding Aid.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library

Repository Details

Part of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School Repository

Special Collections at Andover-Harvard Theological Library preserves and makes accessible primary source materials documenting the history of religion and theology, with particular historical emphasis on American liberal religious traditions. Though the historical strengths of the collections have been in the field of Christianity, other religious traditions are increasingly reflected, in step with Harvard Divinity School's evolving focus on global religious studies.

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