As we have been adding writers and their works at Log College Press since 2017, the site has continued to grow. Some of the authors that we highlight here have been tremendously prolific. A review of the official bibliography of William Buell Sprague shows that he is credited with at least 160 published titles, plus a great deal of additional material. Samuel Miller’s bibliography as compiled in 1911 by his grand-daughter, Margaret Miller, runs 22 pages; an updated, annotated, comprehensive bibliography compiled by Wayne Sparkman for The Confessional Presbyterian, Vol. 1 (2005) runs 30 pages. The Archibald Alexander family has a catalogue of their writings which is also quite extensive. A question arises: which author has the most titles on our site currently?
It should be noted that while we have ten volumes of the Works of Thomas Smyth (which each contain many separate writings), the Works of Sprague or of Samuel Miller have never been likewise assembled. Many of our authors have written letters which are listed separately as well as books of sermons which contain many compiled writings. Just one of Alfred Nevin’s titles is his mammoth Encyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church, while the actual text of the mission report of Lewis Johnston, Jr. (the first African-American minister ever ordained by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America) constitutes just less than one page. It should also be noted that additional writings by some authors found on the Compilations page are not always represented on their personal pages, and are not included in this count. Therefore, for purposes of this snapshot count (as of today) we are measuring each author’s prolificity by the number of titles associated with them as currently represented on the site. Remember that the work of adding their titles is ongoing. Also, note that each volume of, for example, a two or three volume set is counted separately for our purposes here. But as of today, after reviewing all authors with 10 or more titles listed, the results are as follows:
Charles Augustus Briggs (1841-1913), John DeWitt (1842-1923), Jonathan Dickinson (1688-1747), John Hall (1829-1898), Jacob Jones Janeway (1774-1858), John Williamson Nevin (1803-1886), Thomas Harvey Skinner, Sr. (1791-1871) — 13
Joseph Addison Alexander (1809-1860), George Bourne (1780-1845), Archibald Alexander Hodge (1823-1886), George Junkin, Sr. (1790-1868), Sidney Clopton Lanier, Sr. (1842-1881), Edward Dafyyd Morris (1825-1915), David Ramsay (1749-1815), Ethelbert Dudley Warfield (1861-1936), Theodore Sedgwick Wright (1797-1847) — 12
Charles Edward Noble Maccartney (1879-1957), James Madison MacDonald (1812-1876), Alfred Nevin (1816-1890), Jacob Harris Patton (1812-1903), Gardiner Spring (1785-1873), Thomas Dwight Witherspoon, Sr. (1836-1898) — 11
Thus, Samuel Miller, Sr. is our unofficial winner of the title of our “Most Prolific Author to be Found on Log College Press” survey. But as you can see, we have many voluminous writers listed and the numbers will continue to grow. Altogether, by the way, the authors listed above represent 1,253 titles currently available to read on Log College Press. Many more are also available at our Library Index. Be sure to explore our site and learn about the remarkable body of Presbyterian literature that exists here at Log College Press.
A note about the author links above: These links are provided to make easy access to their individual writings. As the website continues to grow and be re-structured, however, it may require URL changes to author pages which will mean that some of these links may be broken in the future. But all authors can be found at the main index here.