The Charles Nisbet Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Nisbet, Charles, 1736-1804
Dates: 1788-1804; 1858
Extent: 4 boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Libraries. Special Collections.


1736 January 21 Born, Haddington, Scotland
1754 Graduated, University of Edinburgh
1760 September 24 Licensed to Preach, Presbytery of Edinburgh
1764 May 17 Ordained, Presbytery of Brechin
1766 Married to Anne Tweedie
1783 Awarded Doctor of Divinity, College of New Jersey (now Princeton University)
1785-1804 President, Dickson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
1804 January 18 Died, Carlisle, Pennsylvania


Scope and Content

This collection consists of lectures and sermons by Charles Nisbet.



Nisbet, Charles, 1736-1804.

Princeton Theological Seminary. Library. Manuscript collections.

Sermons, American--18th century.


Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection was processed, and the original finding aid was written in the spring of 1993, by Douglas Denné under the direction of William O. Harris, Archivist. The finding aid was edited by Sarah Seraphin and Daved Anthony Schmidt in May of 2009.


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.

Use of Materials

The following is the acceptable citation for publication: The Charles Nisbet Manuscript Collection. Special Collections, Princeton Theological Seminary Library.


Related Material

See also the following material in Special Collections:

The William Miller Paxton Manuscript Collection



Box 1
- Lectures on Moral Philosophy, vol.1 (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) 1788
Box 2
- Lectures on Moral Philosophy, vol.2 (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) 1788
Box 3
- Lectures on Dead Languages and Classical Education (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) December 16, 1790
Box 4
- 52 sermons (Carlisle, Pennsylvania) undated
- "Ancient Manuscript Sermons," Princeton Review, Art. IV. January, 1858


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