As money rolled in, Maclean hired astronomer Stephen Alexander, upper left, and botanist John Torrey, lower left, among other bright minds. The latter taught chemistry in Philosophical Hall, then rode home at day’s end to his nearby farm, where he wrote the pioneering “A Flora of the State of New York.”
Of the 1,600 students who graduated under Carnahan, 300 became ministers. Proud of having ballooned the teaching staff to 14 – with six full professors – he would not recognize Princeton today, with more than 1,000 faculty.
Where: Historical Photograph Collection, Princeton University Archives in Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library