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Jaeger, Benedict, d. 1869
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Benedict Jaeger Collection
Manuscripts Division
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4 boxes and 1.6 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4


Consists of works, correspondence, and printed matter of Benedict Jaeger, professor of natural history and modern languages at Princeton (1832-1843), as well as some papers of others.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of works, correspondence, and printed matter of Jaeger, professor of natural history and modern languages at Princeton (1832-1843), as well as papers of others. The collection contains notes, notebooks, and lectures in natural history, and several autograph manuscripts including "The Happy Families or Rural Life the Real Source of Comfort," "Victims of Infidelity," "The Importance of Studying Natural History," and an account of Jaeger's travels in Russia (1825). In addition, there is a log of Henry Hastings Strong describing his trip around the world on the schooner "Brunhilde" in 1885-1886, several miscellaneous letters signed by "Beatrice," and unrelated newspaper clippings.



Collection Creator Biography:

Jaeger, Benedict, d. 1869

Benedict Jaeger was a professor of natural history and modern languages at Princeton (1832-1843).

Collection History

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Allyse Terrell '2014 in 2011. Rearranged by Hilde Creager '2015 in 2013.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Benedict Jaeger Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-4