193Results for "Antebellum (1820-1861)"
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.
John Anthony Simmons
John Anthony Simmons (1802-1868) was a former slave, abolitionist, businessman, philanthropist, and prominent member of the Princeton community.
The Alumni Subscription Campaign of 1853
In 1835, the Alumni Association of Nassau Hall responded to financial crisis with a fundraising campaign among Princeton alumni. Many of the donors who responded were southerners with ties to slavery.
Prospect Farm, today part of Princeton’s central campus, was worked by enslaved people in the 18th and 19th centuries. Prospect House was built in 1851 with money derived from slave labor on southern rice plantations.
A Southern Woman in "Negro Town"
On an 1855 trip to Princeton, Louisianan Ann Maria Davison visited fourteen homes in the town’s black neighborhood. Davison’s observations convinced her that Princeton’s free black residents were intelligent and hard-working people fully capable of supporting themselves and their families—a position that contradicted common arguments in favor of slavery.
Mariano Rolando to Moses Taylor & Co.
A letter that reveals the close relationship between the firm of Moses Taylor and its suppliers in Cuba.
1810 Census Entry for Andrew Baynard
1810 census entry showing trustee Andrew Bayard owning three slaves.
"An outrageous attack"
An article from the Princeton Whig describing the aftermath of the Riot of 1846.
Lewis C. Gunn
A portrait of seminary student and abolitionist Lewis C. Gunn with his young son.
Hilliard M. Judge Dismissal
Dismissal of Hilliard M. Judge (class of 1837) for "attempting repeatedly to fire one of his pistols at a College officer."