The Charles C. Niebuhr Manuscript Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Niebuhr, Charles C. (1830-1899)
Dates: 1877-1880
Extent: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language(s): English
Repository: Princeton Theological Seminary Library. Special Collections.


1830 Born in Boston, Massachusetts
1853 November 9 Married Jane Tarleton
1877-1880 Served as Assistant Treasurer at Princeton Theological Seminary
1899 March 10 Died

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.


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.”



Niebuhr, Charles C. (1830-1899)

Princeton Theological Seminary--History

Presbyterian Church--History.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

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


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.


Related Material

See also the following manuscript materials in Special Collections:

The Theodore L. Cuyler Manuscript Collection



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



Box 1 Scrapbook


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