The Charles Augustus Aiken Manuscript Collection
Scope and Content
This collection documents Dr. Aiken's life and career from 1852 until his death in 1892. The bulk of the papers consist of lecture notes from his years at Princeton Theological Seminary. The collection also contains notes taken during his 1852 trip to Germany, as well as other documents on various topics.
- Aiken , Charles Augustus, 1827-1892 (Person)
Language of Materials
There are no special restrictions to access of this collection. It may be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Charles Augustus Aiken Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library
- 1827 October 30
- Born, Manchester, Vermont
- B.A., Dartmouth College
- Teacher, Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts
- Teacher, Phillips' Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
- 1849-1850, 1852-1853
- Student, Andover Theological Seminary
- Student, Universities of Halle, Berlin, and Leipzig
- 1854 October 19
- Ordained, Congregationalist
- Pastor, Yarmouth, Maine
- Professor, Latin Language and Literature, Dartmouth College
- Ph.D., College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
- Professor, Latin Language and Literature, College of New Jersey (Princeton University)
- President, Union College, New York
- Honorary Doctor of Divinity awarded, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
- Professor, Christian Ethics and Apologetics, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Professor, Oriental and Old Testament Literature and Christian Ethics, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Professor, Relations of Philosophy to the Christian Religion, Princeton Theological Seminary
- 1892 January 14
- Died, Princeton, New Jersey
Charles A. Aiken, teacher and a Congregationalist pastor, served as professor of Latin, Christian Ethics, Old Testament Literature, and related subjects for thirty-three years. He taught courses at Dartmouth College, the College of New Jersey (Princeton University), and Union College before spending his last twenty years at Princeton Theological Seminary.
1.1 Linear Feet (3 Boxes)
The papers have been divided into six series, and folders within series are not arranged in any particular order.
This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written by Douglas F. Denné in summer 1994, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was revised by Raymond Cannata in August 1996, Matthew Reeder in February 2007, and Sarah Malone in May 2008.
- The Charles Augustus Aiken Manuscript Collection
- Douglas F. Denné
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