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Princeton in the Newspapers
News about the College of New Jersey and its students—including their connections to the South—spread across the country through multiple forms of print media.
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.
Moses Taylor Pyne and the Sugar Plantations of the Americas
The financial contributions of Moses Taylor Pyne (Class of 1877), one of Princeton's most prominent benefactors, reveal the complex relationship between Princeton, the American sugar trade, and the slave economy.
Joseph Clark in Virginia (1802-1803)
After a fire destroyed Nassau Hall in 1802, Princeton alumnus Joseph Clark canvassed Virginia on a nine-month fundraising mission. Throughout the trip, Clark relied on the hospitality and financial contributions of fellow Princeton alumni and their connections among Virginia’s slave-owning elite.
Princeton Academies and Slavery
Local academies in Princeton helped maintain the relationship between the College of New Jersey and the South.
"Effigy-Burning among the Princeton Students"
A news item about the burning of John Brown in effigy at the College of New Jersey, printed in the Richmond Whig.
An undated portrait of Rev. Samuel Davies, courtesy of Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia.
Charles F. Mercer
Portrait of Charles F. Mercer (class of 1797), a founder of the American Colonization Society.
Sketch of Dabney Carr Harrison
A tribute to Princeton alumnus Dabney Carr Harrison ('1848), a Presbyterian minister who died in the Civil War fighting for the Confederate cause.