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Princeton’s Founding Trustees
A firm majority of Princeton's founding trustees (sixteen out of twenty-three) bought, sold, traded, or inherited slaves during their lifetimes.
Slavery and the 1820 Trustees
As the institution of slavery slowly declined in 18th and 19th-century New Jersey, the Trustees of 1820 reflected the changing face of pro- and antislavery thought in the state—variously owning slaves, supporting gradual emancipation or African colonization, and advocating for immediate abolition.
Fundraising for Nassau Hall
Many of the donors and fundraisers who contributed to the construction of Nassau Hall had substantial personal, familial, or business ties to slavery and the slave trade.
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.
Presbyterian minister Samuel Finley (1715-1766) was one of the College of New Jersey’s founding trustees and its fifth president. Upon his death in 1766, six of his slaves were sold at the President’s House on campus.
Moses Pyne appointment to the Board of Trustees
A handwritten note from President James McCosh on Moses Taylor Pyne's appointment to the Board of Trustees.
1830 Census Entry for Charles Ewing
1830 Census entry for trustee Charles Ewing.
1830 Census Entry for George Spafford Woodhull
1830 Federal Census entry for trustee George Spafford Woodhull.
1830 Census Entry for Andrew Kirkpatrick
1830 Federal Census entry for trustee Andrew Kirkpatrick, owner of one slave.
1800 Federal Census Entry for Robert Lenox
1800 Federal Census entry for trustee Robert Lenox.