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Jacobi, A. (Abraham), 1830-1919
A. Jacobi Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1794-1936 (mostly 1880-1919)
5 boxes and 2.1 linear feet
Storage Note:
ReCAP (rcpxm): Box 1-5
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


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


Transferred from Mudd Library's Public Policy Papers in 1992.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

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

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

A. Jacobi Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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