The object of the work is to portray life at Princeton as it has been and as it now is. In the description of student life in the earlier days of the college, the writer points out the circumstances under which many of Princeton's timehonored traditions have originated and the effect they have had upon the customs of the undergraduates of today.
Sketches of many of the distinguished men who have been connected with the college are interspersed throughout the book. The author dwells at some length upon the notable part which the literary societies have played in the history of Princeton.
The book is illustrated by W. R. Leigh and published by Charles Scribner's Sons.