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"Step By Step Since 1810" and Early School History Collection

Identifier: DC078

Scope and Contents

The bulk "Step By Step Since 1810" and Early School History Collection consists of research material and drafts of a timeline of historic moments in the history of The Lawrenceville School. Included are originals and photocopies of material documenting the School's early history. Items of note include documents detailing costs and expenses and correspondence and reminiscences detailing day-to-day operations and activities in the School's early years. The project began in the early-1930s and was continued in the mid-1960s by A.R. Evans. This collection likely represents A.R. Evans working files. Though much of the collection appears to have been compiled during the course of school history projects, it is likely that school archivists have added additional older school history documents over the years.


  • Creation: 1819 - 1976


Conditions Governing Access

The 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

"Step By Step Since 1810" is a chronology of the early history of The Lawrenceville School. The chronology notes momentous events and influential people throughout the School's history. It was initially published in The Lawrentian in February of 1937. The initial version drew heavily from Roland Mulford's History of Lawrenceville School. A.R. Evans later revived the project and expanded the timeline in the mid-1960s.


0.83 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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The original order of this collection has been maintained.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Much of the "Step By Step" material was likely transferred from A.R. Evans to the Archives in the late 1960s. The letters of Herbert P. Davis were given to the School by Davis' great-nephew Willis P. Smith.


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


Information in the historical note was gathered from material within the collection.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Casey Babcock in December of 2012.

"Step By Step Since 1810" and Early School History Collection: Finding Aid
Casey Babcock
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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