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The Alexander Napier MacLeod Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 063

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.

Dates

  • 1924 - 1954

Language of Materials

English, Hebrew

Access:

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.

Preferred Citation

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Alexander Napier MacLeod Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1901 December 1
Born, Ningpo, China
1923
Student, Wheaton College
1923-1924
Teacher, Stony Brook School, Long Island
1924
Student, Harvard University
1924-1928
Student, Bachelor of Theology and Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
1925-1927
Student, Master of Arts, Princeton University
1927 June 20
Ordained, Philadelphia Presbytery
1928-1929
Assistant professor, History, Wheaton College
1929-1930, 1936-1938
Student, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
1929-1973
Missionary, China
1933-1950
Professor, North China Theological Seminary, Tenghsien Shantung
1937
Student, University of Berlin
1947
Student, Union Theological Seminary, New York City
1947-1948
Professor, Church History, Gordon Divinity School, Massachusetts
1952-1970
Professor, Taiwan Theological College, Taipei
1973
Retired
1994 September 8
Died

Biographical Information

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.

Extent

2.08 Linear Feet (5 Boxes)

Arrangement

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").

Processing Information:

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.
Title
The Alexander Napier MacLeod Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Staff
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

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

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