Maclean, John, 1771-1814.
Biography and History
Born in Scotland and educated to become a surgeon like his father, Maclean came to this country in 1795 and, on the advice of Benjamin Rush, established himself in Princeton in the practice of "physic" and surgery. In October of that year, he was appointed Princeton's first professor of chemistry. His eldest son became the University's tenth president in 1854.
Source: From the finding aid for C0342
Call Number: AC339
John Maclean, Jr. was a professor, vice president, and president of Princeton University. The John Maclean Jr. Papers consist of letters to and from John Maclean regarding the history of the College of New Jersey as well as family matters.
Call Number: C0342
Consists of nine letters by John Maclean, Princeton's first professor of chemistry, as well as a manuscript containing biographical details of Maclean's life.