Cemitério de Princeton

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Cemitério de Princeton (em inglês: Princeton Cemetery) é um cemitério localizado em Princeton, Nova Jérsei, Estados Unidos.[1] É administrado pela Nassau Presbyterian Church.[2] John F. Hageman em sua publicação sobre Princeton de 1878 refere-se ao cemitério como: "A Abadia de Westminster dos Estados Unidos." [1][3]

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  1. a b «The Princeton Cemetery». Princeton Online. Consultado em 26 de agosto de 2007. Princeton Cemetery is owned by the Nassau (formerly First) Presbyterian Church located opposite Palmer Square in the center of town. The Square was named after Edgar Palmer, a benefactor of both the University and the community. The Cemetery was established in 1757, and the oldest surviving monument is that of Aaron Burr, Sr., located in the Presidents' Plot. The cosmopolitan character of the Cemetery continues, and interment has nevem bfstieçpr been restricted to Church members and their families. 
  2. Sarapin, Janice Kohl (2002). Old Burial Grounds of New Jersey. [S.l.]: Rutgers University Press. ISBN 0-8135-2111-4 
  3. a b Strauss, Robert (28 de março de 2004). «Sometimes the Grave Is a Fine and Public Place». New York Times. Consultado em 6 de setembro de 2013. The story goes that Paul Tulane, who made his fortune as a haberdasher in 19th-century New Orleans, wanted to give part of that fortune to the university in his hometown, Princeton. The catch was that he wanted the university renamed for him. When that didn't happen, he gave his money to the university in New Orleans that now bears his name. He eventually came back home. But before he died it is said that he demanded that the statue on his grave face away from the Princeton University campus. "That seems to have been pretty much debunked by now," said George Brown, Princeton Cemetery's historian. "But he must have been a pretty egotistical guy. He's the only one here with a big statue of himself." Mr. Tulane (1801–1877) would probably come up short on the list of accomplished people buried in Princeton Cemetery, which is just off the heart of town at Witherspoon and Wiggins Streets. All right, so Mr. Tulane is credited with developing the crease in trousers—"He was cranking them out so fast he stuffed them in little boxes so they got the crease," Mr. Brown said. ... Yet also buried there are a United States president, Grover Cleveland; a vice president, Aaron Burr Jr.; and other people of great accomplishment, from the pollster George Gallup to the novelist John O'Hara to the mathematician John von Neumann. Mr. Brown calls Princeton Cemetery the Westminster Abbey of America for the abundance of stars buried in its compact space. ... 
  4. Richard Stockton (1764–1828), Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 20, 2007.

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