Education

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"Dickinson College and Its Alumni," by Anonymous
1866

A speech about the history of Dickinson College written by an anonymous author for a reunion of Dickinson alumni in 1866. Transcript included.

Location: I-Original-1866-2

Subject: Dickinson College Alumni Affairs, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

"The Principle of Assimilation," by Wilberforce Wells
June 28, 1866

 Wilberforce Wells prepared this oration, entitled “The Principle of Assimilation," for the commencement ceremonies held June 28, 1866. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time...

Location: Orations-1866-W456pX

Subject: Education, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Joe Belford to George
February 8, 1870

Joe Belford (Class of 1871) writes to George, his friend from Dickinson College, about life as a student in Carlisle as well as a local fair. "There is a fair going on in town now," and as Belford notes, "I wish you were here and could go there a...

Letter from Samuel Miller to David Miller
September 4, 1870

Samuel Miller (Class of 1874) writes to his brother, David Miller, about his room and his class schedule at Dickinson. While his "first impressions of life at Coll. were anything but pleasant," Miller explains that after some cleaning it now "...

Letter from Spencer Baird to James Ames
December 21, 1872

Naturalist Spencer Fullerton Baird (Class of 1843) writes to James T. Ames, requesting specimens from Ames' emery mine for display at the Smithsonian. According to Baird, "Centuries ago, if not still earlier, you promised us a good series of...

Location: I-Friends-1983-12

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
April 3, 1873

US National Museum manager Spencer F. Baird writes to George N. Lawrence regarding a variety of different topics, including Galbraith, Breese, Middleton, Carmen, "that fish," Harper's Weekly, dynamite cartridges for blasting out fossils...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-11

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

"College Life Its Lights and Shadows," by William C. Wilson
June 26, 1873

William C. Wilson prepared this oration, entitled “College Life Its Lights and Shadows," for the commencement ceremonies held June 26, 1873. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that...

Location: Orations-1873-W754c

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Charles Himes to William Fisher
June 5, 1874

Professor Charles Himes writes Professor William Fisher a "strictly confidential" letter to discuss several sensitive issues related to Dickinson College. Professor Himes mentions the upcoming Board of Trustee meeting and discusses how they might...

Letter from Charles Himes to William Fisher
July 27, 1874

Professor Charles Himes writes Professor William Fisher to discuss various affairs at Dickinson College. Professor Himes notes an allegation that Fisher might soon be directly involved in, and warns him to be cautious of these allegations. Himes...

Letter from Charles Himes to William Fisher
August 17, 1874

Professor Charles Francis Himes writes Professor William Fisher to discuss a controversy related to how the Dickinson College Board of Trustees decided to fill faculty positions. Himes also mentions his recent activities and travels as well as...

"Dickinson College: An Historical Sketch," by William Allen
April 6, 1875

A speech titled "Dickinson College: An Historical Sketch," given by William Henry Allen to the Philadelphia Conference Historical Society about the first 90 years of  the College's history, published in the Dickinsonian on April 6, 1875...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1860-1879

"The Elevation of the Masses," by John W. Henderson
June 29, 1876

John Webster Henderson prepared this oration, entitled “The Elevation of the Masses ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 29, 1876. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that...

Location: Orations-1876-H496eX

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Charles Bell
October 28, 1876

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Charles Bell. Baird thanks Bell for his "assistance in securing for us the magnificent collection of mining materials in the Canadian exhibit" of the 1876...

Location: I-Friends-1987-3

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Charles Bell
October 30, 1876

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Charles Bell at the Canadian Geological Survey, following up on his previous letter. He writes to urge Bell "to press the matter to a decision on the subject...

Location: I-Friends-1987-3

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Robert Bell
November 6, 1876

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to Professor Robert Bell of the Canadian Geological Survey. Baird is anxious to receive geological specimens from someone at the Survey. He also thanks Bell for his "...

Location: I-Friends-1987-3

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Robert Bell
November 20, 1876

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to Professor Robert Bell of the Canadian Geological Survey. Baird is grateful to have received Professor Selwyer's stratigraphical series of American rocks, but he is...

Location: I-Friends-1987-3

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Brantz Mayer
August 3, 1878

Spencer F. Baird asks Brantz Mayer to consider "turning over" his collections to the Smithsonian Institution. Baird, who is particularly interested in the "Mexican Collection," promises Mayer that the items would be on exhibit in "the finest...

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-3

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Montgomery Meigs to Spencer Baird
June 23, 1879

Civil engineer Montgomery C. Meigs writes to Smithsonian Secretary Spencer Fullterton Baird, regarding building plans with offices for science professors, laboratories, a library, and a museum.

Location: I-Original-1879-1

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

"John Dickinson," by Frank G. Graham
June 28, 1883

Frank G. Graham prepared this oration, entitled “John Dickinson," for the commencement ceremonies held June 28, 1883. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1883-G738jX

Subject: Dickinson College History, Education, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Choice," by Franklin F. Bond
June 28, 1883

Franklin F. Bond prepared this oration, entitled “The Choice," for the commencement ceremonies held June 28, 1883. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included...

Location: Orations-1883-B711cX

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Prohibition," by John M. Correll
June 24, 1886

John M. Correll prepared this oration, entitled “Prohibition ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 24, 1886. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included...

Location: Orations-1886-C824p

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

Smithsonian Institution Receipt Signed by Spencer Baird
June 29, 1886

This receipt, signed by Smithsonian Institution Secretary Spencer Fullerton Baird, documents the Institution's acceptance of "'The 'Medicine Man'; or, Indian and Eskimo National of Medicine" from Dr. Robert Bell, Assistant Director of the...

Location: I-Friends-1987-6

Subject: Education

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1880-1899

Smithsonian Institution Receipt Signed by Spencer Baird
June 29, 1886

This receipt, signed by Smithsonian Institution Secretary Spencer Fullerton Baird, documents the Institution's acceptance of "The Mineral Resources of the Hudson's Bay Territories" and "The Forests of Canada" from Dr. Robert Bell, Assistant...

Location: I-Friends-1987-6

Subject: Education

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Chladni," by Jennie M. Taylor
June 27, 1889

Jennie May Taylor prepared this oration, entitled “Chaldni," for the commencement ceremonies held June 27, 1889. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included....

Location: Orations-1889-T238c

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Shall Women Enter the Law," by Jessica D. Longsdorff
June 16, 1891

Jessica Dale Longsdorff prepared this oration, entitled “Shall Women Enter the Law ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Longsdorff delivered her oration before commencement, on June 16, 1891. Authoring an original speech was...

Location: Orations-1891-L857s

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

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