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Roland Jessup Mulford Papers

Identifier: DC056

Scope and Contents

The Roland Jessup Mulford Papers consist of correspondence and manuscripts pertaining to Mulford's book entitled "History of the Lawrenceville School."


  • 1908 - 1936

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies and digital photographs may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Archivist. Researchers are responsible for determining any other copyright questions.

Biographical / Historical

Roland Jessup Mulford was born in Friendsville, PA on May 27, 1871. Mulford received a B.A. from Harvard in 1893. He went on to earn a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins in 1903. He was ordained in the Protestant Episcopal Church in 1922.

Dr. Mulford joined the faculty of The Lawrenceville School in September of 1924. He taught Latin until 1935. He then served as school historian until his retirement in 1936. Prior to his tenure at The Lawrenceville School, Mulford taught Latin at St. Mark's School, Pomfret School, and Princeton University. He was the Head Master at Country Day School for Boys, Cheshire School, and Ridgefield School.

Dr. Mulford completed two books in his lifetime: "History of the Lawrenceville School," which was the first comprehensive history of the school, and "Political Theories of Alexander Hamilton." He died on May 10, 1951.


0.84 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

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The Roland Jessup Mulford Papers are arranged into two series: Series 1: Correspondence and Series 2: Manuscripts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Roland Jessup Mulford Papers were gifted to the Archives.


Appraisal has been conducted in accordance with The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives guidelines.

Processing Information

The Roland Jessup Mulford Papers were initially processed by Gerrish Thurber. They were reprocessed by Casey Babcock in April of 2012 to reflect current archival standards.

Roland Jessup Mulford Papers: Finding Aid
Casey Babcock and Gerrish Thurber
April 25, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the The Lawrenceville School Stephan Archives Repository

Box 6128
2500 Main St.
Lawrenceville 08648 U.S.A. US