1860-1879

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Letter from Moncure Conway to St. Clair M’Kelway
June 21, 1875

Clergyman and abolitionist Moncure Daniel Conway (Class of 1849) bids farewell to newspaper editor St. Clair M'Kelway before leaving Belgium. Conway encloses postage for 100 issues of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, M'Kelway's publication, and...

Location: I-AsbellY-2004-2

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Henry Beecher to Horatio Collins King
July 20, 1875

Abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher writes to Horatio Collins King about King's apparent change of mind on becoming a publisher for Christian Union. Beecher accepts King's decision regretfully after admonishing that "backward" steps can be...

Location: I-HartC-1981-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Horatio Collins King
October 12, 1875

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Horatio C. King to discuss musical compositions and to suggest changes to the Christian Union. "I want the C Union to put the public in early possession of the signal hymns of the [revival?] times," as Stowe...

Location: I-Friends-2011-2

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to James Ames
March 29, 1876

Naturalist Spencer Fullerton Baird (Class of 1843) writes to James T. Ames about his hopes of having "a good long talk." Baird tried calling at Ames's hotel, but he was not there. Baird gives Ames his hours at the Smithsonian and invites him to...

Location: I-Friends-1983-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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

"The Statesman and the Politician," by F. Harry Hoffer
June 29, 1876

F. Harry Hoffer prepared this oration, entitled “The Statesman and the Politician," for the commencement ceremonies held June 29, 1876. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time...

Location: Orations-1876-H698sX

Subject: Politics and Government

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

Engraving of James Buchanan
1877

Engraving based on a daguerreotype of James Buchanan by New York's H. B. Hall & Sons.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-36

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1860-1879

Engraving of Joseph Priestley Statue
1877

Engraving by G. Stodart from the Dr. Joseph Priestley statue by J. F. Williamson, from The Art Journal (New York: D. Appleton & Co.), 3: 57.

Location: I-BassertD-2004-1

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Robert Bell
May 12, 1877

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullerton Baird writes to Professor Robert Bell of the Geological Survey of Canada, regarding a paper Bell ordered that was lost in the mail. Baird writes that he will send another and adds: "Any...

Location: I-Friends-1987-4

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Robert Bell
May 21, 1877

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullerton Baird writes to Professor Robert Bell of the Geological Survey of Canada, regarding books that were lost in the mail.

Location: I-Friends-1987-4

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Charles Deems to Mrs. Lausing Thurber
January 7, 1878

Charles F. Deems thanks Mrs. Lausing Thurber for her "kind note" and asks for her attention "to Frank Leslie Sunday Magazine." Deems, a member of the Class of 1839, explains how he is "now editing" that publication. Transcript included...

Location: I-AsbellY-2005-4

Subject: Business and Industry, Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Horatio Storer
April 9, 1878

Spencer F. Baird writes to Horatio R. Storer about collecting specimens of fish. Baird describes how to outfit a boat with trawls, dredges, and nets to collect fish for study. He thanks him for his help and explains that "although by the kind...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-10

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from William Sherman to Horatio Collins King
May 11, 1878

Commanding General of the United States Army William Tecumseh Sherman writes Horatio Collins King to discuss the military's political tensions with Congress that exist despite the fact that US Army "Regulars... are surrounded by Indians and...

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

Letter from Edwin Abbey to George Boughton
August 13, 1879

Edwin Austin Abbey writes to George Henry Boughton apologizing for not having said goodbye before leaving. Abbey further seeks forgiveness for having disliked Moncure Conway prior to formally meeting him with Boughton. Abbey describes the time he...

Location: I-Purchase-1954-2

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Jacob Thompson to Jeremiah Black
November 27, 1879

Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior in President James Buchanan's administration, writes Jeremiah Sullivan Black and asks for advice on what to do about the slander in John Bonner's Child's History of the United States. Black also...

Location: I-Friends-1991-12

Subject: Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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