The Charles Hodge Manuscript Collection
Scope and Content
This collection includes lecture notes, sermons, addresses, correspondence, accounts, material from the semi-centennial celebration of Princeton Theological Seminary, student notes on Hodge’s lectures, and miscellaneous materials.
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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.
The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Charles Hodge Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.
- 1797 December 27
- Born, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Graduated, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
- Graduated, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Missionary, Falls of Schuylkill, Philadelphia, Arsenal and Woodbury, New Jersey
- 1821 November 28
- Ordained, New Brunswick Presbytery, New Jersey
- Instructor, Original Languages of Scripture, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Professor, Oriental and Biblical Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Awarded Doctor of Divinity, Rutgers University
- Professor, Exegetical and Didactic Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Moderator, General Assembly
- Professor, Exegetical, Didactic, and Polemical Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary
- Awarded LLD, Washington College, Pennsylvania
- 1878 June 19
- Died, Princeton, New Jersey
17.8 Linear Feet (47 boxes)
Series I: Lecture Notes: Boxes 1-11: Lecture notes by Charles Hodge on Theology. Bound manuscript notebooks and unbound manuscript essays, 1841 - 1847. These notes represent Charles Hodge's theology lectures in the late 1840's. The order for the lectures was provided by examining lecture notes taken by Thomas Markham in 1851-52; Markham's notes were verbatim of Hodge's manuscripts. This order was chosen over a chronological order.
Box 12: Charles Hodge's notes taken while a student at Princeton Seminary on Lectures in Theology, Ecclesiastical History and Church History, Biblical History, and Sermons. All bound manuscript notebooks, 1816 - 1819.
Box 13: Notes, lecture notes, and commentaries on various Biblical passages. All bound manuscript notebooks, 1821 - 1822.
Boxes 14-15: Lecture Notes and Notes on Biblical Criticism and Hermeneutics. Bound manuscript notebooks and unbound manuscript essay,1822-1834 [bulk 1822-1825].
Boxes 16-17: Notes on Lectures and Personal Journals while a student in Halle, Germany. Bound manuscript notebooks, 1827 - 1828.
Boxes 17-18: Lecture Notes, Notes, and Extracts on Church History and Government, Presbyterian History, and philosophy. Unbound manuscript notebooks, no dates.
Series II: Sermons and Talks: Box 19: Sermons. Bound, 1855-1866 [bulk 1855-1857]. Boxes 20-22: Sermons. Unbound, 1821-1874. Boxes 23-27: Conference Talks. Unbound, 1842-1877.
Series III: Addresses and Correspondence: Box 28: Addresses and Correspondence. Unbound,1832-1878 [bulk 1840's -1860's].
Series IV: Accounts: Boxes 29-31: Accounts and Memoranda Records. Mostly bound manuscripts, 1831 - 1878.
Series V: Semi-Centennial Materials: Box 32: Semi-Centennial Celebration materials. Mostly unbound, 1872.
Series VI: Student Notes on Hodge's Lectures: Boxes 33-43: Notes on Charles Hodge Lectures taken by students. Bound manuscript notebooks, 1833-1868 [bulk 1841-1855].
Series VII: Addendum: Box 44-47: Additional correspondence, notes, and addresses.
This collection was originally organized, and the first draft of the finding aid was written in 1990 by David Whitford, under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. Revisions to the finding aid were done by Douglas Denné, Raymond D. Cannata and Wesley W. Smith. The finding aid was edited and reformatted by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in March of 2009.
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