27Results for "1862"
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 the New Jersey Colonization Society
More than half of the officers and founding members of the New Jersey Colonization Society were Princeton affiliates.
Peter Scudder rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and a notable member of the free Black community in Princeton.
Joseph Henry and Sam Parker
Joseph Henry spent fourteen years at the College of New Jersey, serving as Chair of Natural History between 1832 and 1846. Sam Parker, his assistant, was a free Black man.
The Potter Family of Prospect and Palmer Houses
Prospect House and Palmer House, both now University properties, have deep links to the Potters—a slaveholding family with strong ties to Georgia as well as to Princeton and the College of New Jersey.
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 Black people 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).