Princeton by Varnum Lansing CollinsPrinceton by Varnum Lansing Collins


byVarnum Lansing Collins

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PRINCETON BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR President Smith. Introduction of Science. Fire of 1802. The Trustees and Discipline. Riot of 1807. Founding of the Princeton Theological Seminary. President Green. The Cracker Era. The "Great Rebellion." President Carnahan. Lafayette's Visit. Nassau Hall Philological Society. The Lowest Ebb. John Maclean and Enlargement of the Faculty. Aaron Burr's Funeral. The Rape of the Cannon. The Law School. The Centennial. President Maclean, Fire of 1855. The Secret Society Crusade. The Civil War. It was a foregone conclusion that Vice-President Smith, Dr. Witherspoon's son-in-law, would be his successor, and he was elected president in May, 1795. Graduated in 1769 at the age of nineteen, he had become in 1775 the first president of Hampden-Sidney College, and four years later had joined the faculty at Princeton. During the years of President Witherspoon's congressional service the general management of the college had been left in his care, and after 1786, when he was made vice president, the details of administration had been laid entirely upon his shoulders. A completer contrast to Dr. Witherspoon could scarcely be imagined. He was one of those men who seem born to wear academic purple. Tall and slender, he added to natural dignity and to elegance of manner a winning personality, the attraction of good looks, and the gift of a splendid voice. He was famed for his ornate eloquence, his preaching being frankly imitative of the French school of pulpit orators. Without being trained in science he seems to have felt the lure of scientific studies, and the introduction INTRODUCTION OF SCIENCE 101 of a purely scientific element into the curriculum was to be the most prominent feature of his administration. At commencement in 1795 a small fund col...
Title:PrincetonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217742300

ISBN - 13:9780217742306