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The Charles Augustus Aiken Manuscript Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SCM 002

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.

Dates

  • 1852-1892

Creator

Language of Materials

English, German

Access:

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.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Charles Augustus Aiken Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library

Chronology

1827 October 30
Born, Manchester, Vermont
1846
B.A., Dartmouth College
1846-1947
Teacher, Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts
1847-1849
Teacher, Phillips' Academy, Andover, Massachusetts
1849-1850, 1852-1853
Student, Andover Theological Seminary
1850-1852
Student, Universities of Halle, Berlin, and Leipzig
1854 October 19
Ordained, Congregationalist
1854-1859
Pastor, Yarmouth, Maine
1859-1866
Professor, Latin Language and Literature, Dartmouth College
1866
Ph.D., College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1866-1869
Professor, Latin Language and Literature, College of New Jersey (Princeton University)
1869-1871
President, Union College, New York
1870
Honorary Doctor of Divinity awarded, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1871-1882
Professor, Christian Ethics and Apologetics, Princeton Theological Seminary
1882-1892
Professor, Oriental and Old Testament Literature and Christian Ethics, Princeton Theological Seminary
1888-1892
Professor, Relations of Philosophy to the Christian Religion, Princeton Theological Seminary
1892 January 14
Died, Princeton, New Jersey

Biographical Information

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.

Extent

1.1 Linear Feet (3 Boxes)

Arrangement

The papers have been divided into six series, and folders within series are not arranged in any particular order.

Processing Information:

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.
Title
The Charles Augustus Aiken Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Douglas F. Denné
Date
5/14/08
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Princeton Theological Seminary
Library
PO Box 821
Princeton NJ 08542 USA