48Results for "1850"
Princeton and South Carolina
Princeton alumni from South Carolina owned successful plantations, large numbers of slaves, and served as leaders in the Confederate cause during the Civil War.
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.
Cezar Trent, one of the elite free Black citizens of antebellum Princeton, was the employee of a prominent landowner, the object of a town resident's published recollections, and a slave owner himself.
The Witherspoon-Jackson Community
The Witherspoon-Jackson community, centered around Witherspoon Street, comprised the heart of Princeton’s African-American community during the 19th century.
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.
1850 Census Entry for James Carnahan
1850 census entry for Princeton president James Carnahan, who employed "free colored persons" in his household in Princeton.
Autograph Book Entry by William Canfield
William H. Canfield's (class of 1850) message in Robert Bolling's ('1850) autograph book.
John Robert Buhler
A portrait of Princeton student John Robert Buhler, who recounted the Riot of 1846 in his diary.
Philip Lindsley Portrait
A portrait of Philip Lindsley, acting college president from 1822-1824.
A portrait of Princeton's longest-serving president.