1880-1899

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter from David Fortney to Samuel Randall
September 4, 1885

David F. Fortney writes to Samuel J. Randall, recommending Patrick P. Louchey for a position at the customs house in Philadelphia. On the reverse, Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to Randall recommending Mr. Louchey as well.

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from C. C. McLean to Andrew Curtin
June 7, 1886

C. C. McLean writes to Andrew Gregg Curtin about his father, Col. G. P. McLean. McLean asks Curtin to recommend the Colonel for a position in a warehouse in Philadelphia.

"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

Letter from C.C. McLean to Andrew Curtin
July 8, 1886

C.C. McLean writes to Andrew Curtin regarding his father, Col. G.P. McLean. McLean again asks that Curtin refer the Colonel for a position in Philadelphia. On the reverse, Curtin writes a recommendation to John Cadwalader: "I remember Col. McLean...

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Edward Buchanan to Clement Butler
November 3, 1886

Rev. Edward Young Buchanan, son of President James Buchanan, writes to his friend Rev. Clement Moore Butler. Buchanan mentions one of his brothers, who Butler is growing more fond of: "time and the subsidence of party spirit...have begun to do...

Location: I-Friends-1986-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from William Harvey to Horatio Collins King
May 30, 1887

Civil War veteran William S. Harvey writes to Horatio Collins King, declining the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac. "Advanced age must plead my excuse from undertaking such a long journey,"...

Location: I-BeachW-1975-7

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from John Corse to Horatio Collins King
June 16, 1887

Civil War veteran John Murray Corse writes to Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), sending regrets that he cannot attend the annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac due to a prior engagement.

Location: I-BeachW-1974-2

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from David Porter to Horatio Collins King
June 28, 1888

Admiral David Dixon Porter acknowledges an invitation and tells Brevet Colonel Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) that he will attend a reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 1-3, 1888.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-32

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Andrew Carnegie to Mr. Hitchcock
December 13, 1888

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie writes to a Mr. Hitchcock supporting the plan to build a music hall in New York City at Madison Square. Carnegie also provides advice on the site, size, and income yield of the proposed music hall. In addition,...

Location: I-AsbellY-1976-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio King to Donald Dickinson
January 26, 1889

Horatio King writes Postmaster General Donald McDonald Dickinson and thanks him for sending a copy of his annual report. King comments that he "had the great honor of occupying that position [of Postmaster General], for a short time, under that...

Location: I-Purchase-1963-2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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

Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Lily Macalester
August 14, 1889

Harriet Lane Johnston writes to Lily Macalester while on holiday in England. Addressed to "Dear Lily", Harriet chronicles her travels through the English countryside; encountering acquaintances from home, seeing icebergs, and attending a royal...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F16

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Susan Howard to Horatio Collins King
August 19, 1889

Susan Howard, wife of John T. Howard, writes to her son-in-law Horatio Collins King regarding family and church affairs.

Location: I-HartC-1981-2

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Moncure Conway to Unknown Recipient
May 15, 1890

Moncure D. Conway (class of 1849) thanks a friend for the "encouraging letter" regarding Conway's deliberation on whether "to print the discourse" or to wait and publish "a more complete statement" at a later date.

Location: I-Friends-2001-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Frank Hamlin
February 11, 1891

Horatio Collins King writes to Frank Hamlin, declining the latter's invitation to a Sons of Maine banquet. Collins reminisces of his days as editor of The Jeffersonian and of his old friends, most of who are no longer living. Transcript...

Location: I-BeachW-1975-8

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Annie Besant to Mrs. Mawsou
March 20, 1891

Annie Besant thanks a Mrs. [Mawsou?] from Ashfield, Gateshead-on-Tyne in England for sending a pamphlet. "I am so busy [that] I am afraid I cannot find time to read the larger work of which you speak," as Besant explains.

Location: I-Friends-2001-4

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Charles Stille to George Ellis
June 7, 1891

Scholar Charles Janeway Stille writes to clergyman George Edward Ellis about Stille's biography of John Dickinson. Stille is having difficulty getting access to sources held by private collectors.

Location: I-Original-1891-3

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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

"Co-Education in American Colleges," by Frank Moore
June 18, 1891

Frank Moore prepared this oration, entitled “Co-Education in American Colleges ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1891-M821c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Collegiate Education," by C. W. Prettyman
June 18, 1891

C. W. Prettyman prepared this oration, entitled “Collegiate Education," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1891-P942c

Subject: Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Development of Science from Superstition," by Elizabeth A. Low
June 18, 1891

Elizabeth A. Low prepared this oration, entitled “The Development of Science from Superstition," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors...

Location: Orations-1891-L912d

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Alfred Sinnett to Esther Windust
November 21, [1891?]

Alfred Sinnett responds to Mrs. Esther Windust's question regarding a portrait of Madame Blavatsky. While he does "not possess any portraits of Madame Blavatsky taken during her youth," Sinnett suggests that Annie Besant, Bertram Keightley, and...

Location: I-Friends-1973-8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Charles Deems to Mr. Miller
May 13, 1892

Charles Force Deems , writes Mr. Miller to discuss Miller's lecture, "Love, Courtship, and Marriage" as well as Deem's lecture, "Before Marriage and After." Deems, a member of the Class of 1839, also notes that "the book has arrived" and has "...

Location: I-Purchase-1954-18

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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