1880-1899

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter, 1853 (Box 1, folder 10)
1786-1896

The collection consists of the correspondence of William Rawle (1759-1836), William Rawle, Jr. (1788-1858), William Henry Rawle (1823-1889), Charles Wallace Brooke, and William Brooke Rawle, primarily concerning legal and financial matters. The...

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George Edward Reed - President, 1889-1911
1889-1911

The records contained in the President George Edward Reed record group pertain only to his time and affairs as president of Dickinson College. As such, no personal papers are included in this record group. For records concerning Reed’s...

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Letter, 1926 (Box 1, folder 6)
1862-1991

This collection contains the correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings and other materials of Mary Lamb Riley. The bulk of the collection is correspondence sent to Mary Lamb Riley by her mother, Harriet Collins Lamb, and her daughter,...

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Essay, undated (Box 1, folder 6)
1874-1880

The collection includes essays written by Alexander Sharp while he was a student at Dickinson College. Also included are grammar school essays written by Alexander and his sister Mary.

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Passport, 1925 (Box 3, folder 13)
1882-1958

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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Notebooks, 1895-1905 (Box 6, folder 1 and 4)
1889-1913

Wilbur Morris Stine (1863-1934) graduated with Dickinson College's class of 1886 and later received advanced degrees from both Dickinson College and Ohio University. He served on the engineering faculty at Ohio University, the Armour Institute of...

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Letter, 1864 (Box 1, folder 8)
1862-1908

James Alexander Streams fought for three years with Company A of the Sixty-First Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, which recruited its members from Indiana County. This collection contains 41 letters, most of which were received by Streams...

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Matriculation book, 1849-1853 (RG 5/1 - 2.1.4)
1783-1914

In the nineteenth century, the activities pertaining to admissions and student affairs were performed by the President of the College, with some assistance from the other faculty members. Inquiries concerning admissions were generally made...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon RG 5/1 - Student Affairs/Registrar

OC 2013.3, Folder 16
1890-1986

Allen C. Tanner (1898-1987) was an Illinois-born pianist. At fifteen he was awarded a scholarship to study music in Chicago. There he met Margaret Anderson, editor of the Little Review. Tanner then moved to New York City where he...

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Photograph, c1945 (Photographs, folder 52)
1860-2003

Ruth Agnes Trout graduated from Dickinson College with the class of 1936. In 1983, she and her sister, Helen Elizabeth Trout, established the Trout Gallery at the college in honor of their parents, Brook and Mary Agnes Cook Trout. This collection...

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Notebook, c.1895 (Box 1, folder 1)
1895-1941

Thomas W. Troxell (1874-1947) graduated from Dickinson College in 1898. He taught at schools in North Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia before finishing his career as principal at Gaithersburg High School in Maryland. This small...

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Sermon, undated (Box 1, folder 8)
1880-1938

William Van Bergen Tudor (1832-1916) graduated from Dickinson College in 1850 and earned a Doctor of Divinity degree from Centenary College in Louisiana in 1872. He served as a minister in the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal...

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Letter, 1809 (Box 2, folder 12)
1766-1897

The collection consists of the papers of the families of Jacob and Cornelius Vanderbilt, farmers and tax assessors of Newton Township, Cumberland County, Pa. Accounts of the Civil War are included among family correspondence, bills, accounts, and...

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Sermon, 1877 (Box 1, folder 17)
1837-1890

The collection contains papers of Ferdinand de Wilton Ward (1812-1891) concerning the Central Church in Geneseo, New York, the American Bible Society, and the genealogy of the Ward family. Also in the collection are a journal of Ward's voyage to...

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Ephemera, 1901 (Box 1, folder 71)
1880-c.1950

This collection consists of nine scrapbooks relating to John Perry Wood (1879-1959), Dickinson College class of 1901 and Yale University School of Law class of 1902, and his family. Most of the scrapbooks deal with aspects of family life:...

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Letter from Zachary Taylor to Roger Jones
July 18, 1848

General Zachary Taylor writes to Roger Jones, the Adjutant General of the Army, regarding "Indian troubles on frontiers of Texas" and suggesting that the investigation into the Texas frontier "be made under the direction of the officer assigned...

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-17

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Native Americans

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Jeremiah Black
February 7, 1880

Harriet Lane Johnston writes Judge Jeremiah Sullivan Black to defending her uncle's (President James Buchanan) motives for distribution of offices during his administration.  "One thing I do know...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F16

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
May 2, 1880

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Susie Howard and asks for help in buying a layette for her first grandchild as well as discusses plans for their upcoming trip to Saco, Maine. Stowe also mentions how she "had to give up going" to another city. "I...

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Horatio Storer
May 18, 1880

Secretary of the Smithsonian Spencer F. Baird writes to Dr. Horatio R. Storer regarding accommodations in Newport. While Baird thanks Storer for his assistance, Baird notes that he "may have to visit Newport personally before I can settle the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-9

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
June 14, 1880

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Susie Howard to discuss plans for their trip to Saco, Maine. Stowe also mentions the possibility of stopping at a Mrs. Claflin's house during the trip. "She will be delighted to see you," as Stowe explains. Stowe also...

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
June 16, 1880

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Susie Howard and discusses plans for their trip to Saco, Maine.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
September 20, 1880

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to ornithologist Winfrid A. Stearns about the use of alcohol in preserving museum specimens. Unfortunately, the Smithsonian's alcohol stock has run out, and a new shipment...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Moncure Conway to Mr. Woolner
May 10, 1881

Moncure D. Conway writes Mr. Woolner to clarify his request for a photograph of Mr. Woolner's "bust of [Thomas] Carlyle."

Location: I-Friends-2001-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Samuel Barlow to George Curtis
October 17, 1881

Samuel Barlow writes to George Ticknor Curtis about Curtis' James Buchanan manuscript that contains material on Buchanan's engagement to Miss Anna Coleman. Barlow argues that Curtis "should not print any considerable portion of what you have...

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
July 5, 1882

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns regarding specimen collection. The Smithsonian will send Stearns alcohol and "shall be pleased to have from [him] any collection in marine...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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