Biography and History

William R. Weeks was a lawyer who planned to write a book on the early history of Princeton University. Born in 1848 in Newark, New Jersey, Weeks practiced law in New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia. While the manuscript on Princeton's history was never published, Weeks did publish several books on local history and numismatics.

Source: From the finding aid for AC320

  • William R. Weeks Papers. 1746-1897 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC320

    The Papers of William R. Weeks, Esq., consist of three folders of material researched and correspondence written for the furtherance of a book on Princeton University's early history Weeks planned to write. The title of the book was to be, "History of the First Endowment of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University." It is highly doubtful that the book was ever written; there is no copy of it on record.