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Pieter Burman journals

This collection is comprised of three journals containing notes on lectures delivered by Pieter Burman during his tenure at the University of Leiden, sometime between 1715 and 1740. It is not known precisely who took these notes. The notebooks...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2012.13.pdf

Photograph album, c.1870 (Box 1, folder 1)

This collection reflects the three year period in which Andrew Curtin served as minister to Russia, and is arranged in two series: Photograph Albums and Loose Photographs. The albums are housed in one document box, while the loose photographs are...

Location: MC 2001.21

Subject: International Affairs, Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1860-1879

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Travel journal, 1776 (Box 1, folder 8)

The collection consists primarily of travel journals of Thomas and Jabez Fisher, sons of Joshua Fisher, a businessman in Philadelphia shipping prior to the Revolutionary War. The journals offer detailed accounts of travel to Europe in the 1760s...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2004.01.pdf

Program, 1943 (Box 1, folder 12)

The collection consists of papers pertaining to Hartigan's military career and to a proposed "Dickinson College School of International Activities." It includes correspondence with Dickinson College, foreign universities, and other institutions...

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Newsletter, 1991 (Folder

This international society was founded in Europe in 1961 and a North American chapter followed ten years later. Dedicated to the study of civilizations, the ISCSC holds annual meetings, usually in an American university setting, in which papers...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon ISCSC Finding Aid

Essay instructions, c.1979 (Box 1, folder 2)

Julius "Steve" Kassovic taught in the Sociology-Anthropology Department at Dickinson from 1979 to 1984. This collection contains assignments from his popular Introduction to Folklore course, during which students gathered jokes, stories, myths,...

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Watercolor, undated (Box 1, folder 8)

This collection is composed largely of artifacts which the Millers brought back from their nine year mission to Nepal, 1956-1965. Also included in the collection are a scrapbook, picture books of Nepal, and a Nepalese hymnal.

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc1999.03.pdf

Illustration, undated (Box 1, folder 17)

This collection is comprised mainly of The Spirit of Britain and Pictorial Shakespeare, two examples of illustrated manuscripts by artist Montagu Frank Modder. Also included are miscellaneous drawings of literary and historical...

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Letter, 1932 (Box 1, folder 33)

Julia Morgan (1891-1948), Class of 1911, served as a medical missionary in China from approximately 1924 to 1941. This collection contains correspondence written primarily by Julia to her father, James Henry Morgan, during her time in China....

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Letter, Oct. 1838 (Box 1, folder 35)

Hiester Henry Muhlenberg (1812-1886) was a member of the distinguished Muhlenberg family of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1829. This collection contains almost 200 letters, most of which were written by members of...

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Passport, 1925 (Box 3, folder 13)

James Gordon Steese (1882-1958) was a member of the Dickinson College class of 1902. Among his many activities, Steese served as president of the Board of Road Commissioners for Alaska; the Steese Highway in Alaska is named for him. He later was...

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Letter, 1791 (Box 1, folder 4)

This collection is mostly comprised of correspondence received by Philadelphia printer William Young from Charles Nisbet, President of Dickinson College. Young was a scotsman who settled in Philadelphia and set up a bookshop, a printing press,...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon mc2001.05.pdf

Letter from John Adams to James Warren (Copy)
July 24, 1775

Second Continental Congress Representative John Adams writes to James Warren, a judge in Watertown, Massachusetts, and discusses the arrival of gunpowder, the formation of a continental treasury, and asks if "your new Legislative and Executive...

Letter from John Dickinson to Benjamin Rush

John Dickinson writes to Benjamin Rush and offers the idea for the commission of William Bingham, a trustee, to solicit funds for Dickinson College in England. Transcript included.

Letter from Robert Morris to Don Luis Unzaga y Amezao
May 30, 1783

United States Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris writes to Don Luis Unzaga y Amezago, Governor of Cuba, about the return of Mr. Brown from his secret mission to Havana.  Mr. Brown returns with the object that was the purpose of his mission...

Location: I-SellersC-1950-2

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Bingham to John Montgomery
August 10, 1783

William Bingham writes from London to John Montgomery in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Bingham discusses the prospect of British aid to the new college and comments on the conflict between the United States and the United Kingdom. "At present the...

Letter from William Bingham to Thomas Fitzsimons
Novevember 29, 1783

William Bingham writes to Thomas Fitzsimons on Britain's attitude toward the United States in political and commercial affairs. Bingham is a member of the Dickinson College Board of Trustees.

Location: I-SpahrB-1960-8

Subject: Business and Industry, International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from William Bingham to the Dickinson College Board of Trustees
December 29, 1783

William Bingham writes from London to the Dickinson College Board of Trustees concerning his attempts to get support from the British for the College. Bingham, who serves as a trustee from 1783 to 1803, admits that he has "been exceedingly...

Letter from William Bingham to Benjamin Rush
February 6, 1784

Statesman William Bingham writes Benjamin Rush and compares the conditions in England with those in the United States in terms of government, economics, and immigration. "Whilst the United States have the pleasing Prospect of daily increasing in...

Customs Declaration and Receipt Form Signed by Benjamin Rush
September 27, 1785

This customs declaration and receipt form, sworn and signed by Benjamin Rush, is for "One Box Books a present for Dickinson College."

Letter from Benjamin Rush to Thomas Fitzsimons
August 5, 1790

Benjamin Rush writes to Thomas Fitzsimons about a recent funding law and business conditions in the United States. While "lands sell and settle rapidly," Rush argues that "our vitals are unsound and we must finally perish under the weight of Mr....

Letter from Catharine Graham to George Washington (Draft)
March 1791

Draft of a Catharine Macaulay Graham's letter to President George Washington. Graham expresses concern for Washington's health and the French Revolution. Transcript included.

Location: I-Purchase-1967-1

Subject: Health and Medicine, International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from Matthew Boulton to Unknown Recipient
July 18, 1791

Matthew Boulton provides an account of the Birmingham riots in England and the destruction of property, including Joseph Priestley's house. The recipient's identity is unknown. Transcript included.

Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William Short (Copy)
March 18, 1792

Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson writes to William Short, the US minister to the Netherlands, with instructions regarding his duties as treaty commissioner to Spain. "It is hoped that in consequence of my former letter, you will have made the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1953-13

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1780-1799

Letter from Charles Nisbet to William Young
November 21, 1792

Charles Nisbet writes to bookseller William Young regarding a packet from an unspecified Mr. Wilson with two letters for Europe. Nisbet also asks for a paper, discusses Carlisle weather, and speculates about the French Revolution.


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