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The Joseph Addison Alexander Manuscript Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCM 072

Scope and Content

This collection includes classnotes and lectures, chiefly on Biblical history and church history, and personal correspondence.

Dates

  • 1822-1861

Creator

Language of Materials

English, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek

Access:

There are no special restrictions to the 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 Joseph Addison Alexander Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.

Chronology

1809 April 24
Born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Son of Archibald Alexander. Brother to James Waddel and William Cowper Alexander
1826
Graduated, College of New Jersey (Princeton University)
1830-1833
Adjunct Professor of Ancient Languages And Literature, College of New Jersey (Princeton University)
1834
Assistant to Charles Hodge, Professor of Oriental and Biblical Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary
1838
Associate Professor of Oriental and Biblical Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary
1840
Succeeded Charles Hodge as chair
1851
Chair of Biblical and Ecclesiastical History, Princeton Theological Seminary
1859
Chair of Hellenistic and New Testament Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary
1860 January 28
Died, Princeton, New Jersey

Biographical Information

Joseph Addison Alexander, the third son of Archibald Alexander, was a well-known biblical scholar and linguist. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1839. This collection consists primarily of lecture notes and correspondence, spanning much of Alexander's career.

Extent

4.3 Linear Feet (10 boxes)

Related Material

See also the following materials in Special Collections:

The Archibald Alexander Manuscript Collection

The Henry Carrington Alexander Manuscript Collection

The James Waddel Alexander Manuscript Collection

See also:

The Alexander Family Collection, 1857-1910. Princeton University Library, Manuscripts Division.

The Alexander Autograph Collection. Princeton University Library, Manuscripts Division.

Processing Information:

This collection was processed and inventoried by Douglas F. Denné in the fall of 1992, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was written by Matthew Reeder in March 2007, and edited by Sarah Seraphin in February 2009.
Title
The Joseph Addison Alexander Manuscript Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Douglas F. Denné
Date
2009
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