The Alexander Napier MacLeod Manuscript Collection
Scope and Content
This collection contains the personal papers of Dr. MacLeod. The bulk of the collection consists of notes from classes attended at Princeton Seminary. A small collection of materials date from MacLeod's furlough in Princeton in 1953-54, and include notes from courses he audited at that time. The student class notes in the MacLeod Collection provide an unparalleled view of the teaching at Princeton Seminary during a crucial period of its history.
- 1924 - 1954
Language of Materials
In the event of extensive use of these papers in an article or book, the MacLeod Family must be allowed to review the material prior to publication. Material may otherwise be examined by library patrons under the normal rules and conditions of Special Collections.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Alexander Napier MacLeod Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- 1901 December 1
- Born, Ningpo, China
- Student, Wheaton College
- Teacher, Stony Brook School, Long Island
- Student, Harvard University
- Student, Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Student, Master of Arts, Princeton University
- 1927 June 20
- Ordained, Philadelphia Presbytery
- Assistant professor, History, Wheaton College
- 1929-1930, 1936-1938
- Student, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
- Missionary, China
- Professor, North China Theological Seminary, Tenghsien Shantung
- Student, University of Berlin
- Student, Union Theological Seminary, New York City
- Professor, Church History, Gordon Divinity School, Massachusetts
- Professor, Taiwan Theological College, Taipei
- 1994 September 8
Alexander MacLeod was born in China in 1901 to missionary parents of the China Inland Mission. After graduating from Wheaton College, Illinois, in 1923, MacLeod taught at the Stony Brook School, Long Island, New York, for the 1923-24 year. He came to Princeton and took three degrees in four years: Princeton Theological Seminary (1924-1928), Th.B. and Th.M.; Princeton University (1925-1927), M.A.
Dr. MacLeod taught atWheaton College as assistant professor of history for a year before studying philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, 1929-1930, on a Gelston-Winthrop Fellowship from Princeton Seminary. Dr. MacLeod also studied at Harvard and the University of Berlin. He was appointed a missionary to China, but returned to the University of Edinburgh, 1936-38, to complete work for the Ph.D. He served as a missionary-teacher in China and Taiwan and retired in 1973.
2.08 Linear Feet (5 Boxes)
Material from Dr. MacLeod's studies at Princeton Seminary has been organized to follow the syllabus of courses as given in the Seminary Catalogue (see "Guide to the MacLeod Collection").
This collection was gifted to the Seminary Libraries in 1995 by the MacLeod family. The original finding aid was written by Special Collections staff under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist, in the spring of 1995. The materials on Dr. MacLeod's furlough in Princeton in 1953-54 were gifted to the library by his son, A. Donald MacLeod, and added to the collection in November 2004. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin in February of 2009.
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