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The Charles C. Niebuhr Manuscript Collection

Identifier: SCM 247

Scope and Content

This collection is a scrapbook of various newspaper articles, mostly concerning the Presbyterian Church and Princeton Theological Seminary and dating roughly from April, 1877 to October 1879. Also included is a “Syllabus of the Lectures for 1887 on the ‘L.P. Stone Foundation’ in the Princeton Theological Seminary by Rev. Alfred H. Kellogg, D.D.”


  • 1877-1880

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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.

Biographical Information

Charles C. Niebuhr was born in Boston in 1830. His father, who was related to the historian, Niebuhr, was a German born manufacturer of musical instruments who had moved to Boston.

Charles was a member of the Congregational Church. He married Mary Jane Tarleton on November 9, 1853, and moved to Lewiston, Maine. They later moved back to Boston where she died of consumption December 6, 1858. Charles moved to New York City after her death, where he worked in the sub-treasury of the city. He later had two daughters with his second wife, Susan Watson of New York. In 1877, he worked as the Assistant Treasurer at Princeton Theological Seminary until 1880. He died on March 10, 1899.


0.3 Linear Feet (1 Box)


The Charles C. Niebuhr Manuscript Collection consists of one scrapbook.

Related Material

See also the following manuscript materials in Special Collections:

The Theodore L. Cuyler Manuscript Collection

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Joshua Wilder in Spring 2015 under the supervision of Curator of Special Collections and Archivist Kenneth Henke.

The Charles C. Niebuhr Manuscript Collection
Joshua Wilder
January 2015
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Repository Details

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

Princeton Theological Seminary
Wright Library
25 Library Place
Princeton NJ 08540 USA