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Tag: John Renshaw Thomson

  • This Week in Princeton History for September 12-18

    In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the number of applications sets a new record, New Jersey’s new governor expresses support for the new college, and more. September 13, 1876—James McCosh reports that the number of applications for admission to Princeton reached an all-time high this year: 160. September 15, 1845—John Tyler visits the campus…