29Results for "1812"
Princeton and Mississippi
Princeton students and their families lived in the Mississippi area decades before statehood in 1817. From the 1790s to the Civil War, Mississippians at the College of New Jersey came from elite families who built their wealth on cotton and slave labor.
Henry Kollock (1778-1819) was a Princeton professor, pastor, and slave owner. He appeared in the first fugitive slave narrative: Life of William Grimes, a Runaway Slave.
Princeton and the New Jersey Colonization Society
More than half of the officers and founding members of the New Jersey Colonization Society were Princeton affiliates.
Princeton in the West Indies
Under the leadership of President Witherspoon, the College of New Jersey launched an ill-fated campaign to secure donations from slaveholding planter elites in the West Indies.
Peter Scudder rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and a notable member of the free Black community in Princeton.
"On the Relation of Master and Servant"
"On the Relation of Master and Servant," a lecture delivered by President Samuel Stanhope Smith at the College of New Jersey.
A portrait of Ashbel Green (Class of 1783), who served as the university's 8th president from 1812-1822.
Samuel Stanhope Smith
Portrait of Samuel Stanhope Smith (class of 1769), Princeton's seventh president (1795-1812).
A portrait of Dolley Madison, First Lady of the United States.