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Jacobi, A. (Abraham), 1830-1919
A. Jacobi Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1794-1955 (mostly 1880-1919)
6 boxes and 2.3 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-5
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box B-002049
English German


The A. Jacobi Papers consists of offprints of writings and lectures, correspondence, memorials, and other miscellanea of the German physician, pediatrician, author, and first professor of children's diseases in the United States Abraham Jacobi (1830-1919).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of selected papers of Jacobi, a professor (1865-1902) of children's diseases at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York. Included are many offprints (1884-1916) of his writings and lectures on childhood diseases; a copy of A Treatise on Diphtheria (1880) with many annotations; correspondence, memorials, and a copy of "Festschrift" in Honor of Abraham Jacobi (1900) for his 70th birthday; correspondence, speeches, and memorials on the occasion of his 80th birthday; and a few documents and newspaper clippings. Also present are correspondence and documents (1906-1920) of his daughter, Laura Jacobi, and a memorial volume (1917) for his wife, Mary Putnam Jacobi, who was also a physician.

The following standard abbreviations, or their variations, are used to identify materials in this collection: AMs = autograph manuscript, and TMs = typed manuscript.


The collection has been arranged in chronological order, with Papers of Others at the end.

Collection Creator Biography:

Jacobi, A. (Abraham), 1830-1919

Jacobi, a specialist in diseases of infants and children, was a professor (1865-1902) in the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University.

Collection History


Abraham Jacobi materials from the George McAneny Papers were transferred from Mudd Library's Public Policy Papers in 1992. The papers were donated by Marjorie McAneny in 1953.

The 2023 accrual was donated by Kay Ciganovic, the great-great-granddaughter of Abraham Jacobi (AM 2023-037).


No materials were removed from the collection during 2023 processing. No appraisal information prior to 2023 is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ran Tao in 2003. Finding aid written by Ran Tao in 2003.

The 2023 accrual was processed by Amy C. Vo in 2023, with the finding aid updated to reflect this addition.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

A. Jacobi Papers; 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:
  • This is stored in multiple locations.
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-5
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Box B-002049