'The J. C. Jacobsen Family Archive' contains a variety of documents originally belonging to the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries, J. C. Jacobsen and his relatives. In 2009 the Carlsberg Archives began to digitize these documents in order to make them accessible on the Internet where they can now be studied free of charge.
The Carlsberg Archives have chosen to focus on digitizing the letters to and from J. C. Jacobsen himself and his other personal papers such as notebooks, drawings & sketches, diplomas and other distinctions. Approximately 725 J.C. Jacobsen documents have now been scanned, transcribed and partly annotated. All together the database contains roughly 1200 documents.
The documents of the main categories 'letters', 'notes', 'photographs' and 'legal documents' can be searched either by author or recipient (or a combination of both) chosen from the drop-down lists. Place the cursor in the requested field and type the first letter of the surname and repeat to get the next surname beginning with the same letter. A 'free text search' is also possible in the field 'must contain', as well as a search by language. Use the 'search' button to start the search. The search results will be shown chronologically ascending. By a click on the date a new page with a transcription of the document will open. Here you will also find comments etc. A scanning of the original document can be opened in a new window by clicking the link 'attachment'. Before a new search all the fields must be cleared by clicking the 'clear' button.
For questions please contact the Carlsberg Archives at DKSMArc@carlsberggroup.com