27Results for "1862"
Student Autograph Books and Collegiate Friendships
Antebellum autograph books reveal the intimate, cross-sectional friendships northern and southern Princeton students formed in the years before the Civil War.
Peter Scudder rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and a notable member of the free black community in Princeton.
Lincoln and the Election of 1860
Princeton students engaged in heated debates over slavery during the contentious 1860 election, in which New Jersey was the only northern state where Abraham Lincoln lost the popular vote.
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 Academies and Slavery
Local academies in Princeton helped maintain the relationship between the College of New Jersey and the South.
Photo of Alfred Scudder, assistant to Professors Stephen Alexander and John Schanck, and janitor of Clio Hall.
"For the Presbyterian"
Draft of a letter to the editor, written by John Maclean Jr., opposing a bill that would prevent free blacks or fugitive slaves from entering Pennsylvania.
Photo of James Simpson, a campus worker.
Autograph Book Entry by Roland Cox
Autograph book entry by Roland Cox (class of 1863) to Ewing Graham McClure ('1862).
Autograph Book Entry by Edward F. Neufville
Autograph book entry by Edward F. Neufville (class of 1862) to Thomson McGowan ('1861).