1900-1919

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
August 14, 1900

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) shares with Luther R. Marsh thoughts on aging.

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-4

Subject: Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Constance Wachtmeister to Esther Windust
November 18, [1900?]

Countess Constance Wachtmeister writes Mrs. Esther Windust and discuses photos of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and describes a successful speaking engagement in Edinburgh.

Location: I-Friends-1973-10

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from George Mead to Esther Windust
November 24, 1902

George R. Mead writes to Esther Windust, offering his sympathy for the recent death of an unspecified man named Piet.

Location: I-Friends-1973-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Constance Wachtmeister to Esther Windust
November 26, [1902?]

Countess Constance Wachtmeister offers condolence to Mrs. Esther Windust after Piet's death.

Location: I-Friends-1973-10

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
November 28, 1902

Laura Windust writes Esther Windust a letter of sympathy in regards on the death of Piet.

Location: I-Friends-1973-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from "Tissie" to Esther Windust
June 15, 1903

"Tissie" writes to Esther Windust and describes Esther's godson, work, and the impending visit of Willie Hawkswolte.

Location: I-Friends-1973-13

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Address on the History of West College by Robert McAlarney
June 6, 1904

Robert McAlarney deliverers an address on the history of West College (Old West) at the 100th anniversary of the rebuilding and re-dedication of the building. McAlarney is a 1893 graduate who works at the New York Evening Post. The text...

Location: I-Original-1904-2

Subject: Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Poem," by Horatio Collins King
1905

Medal of Honor Recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes this "Poem" on the history of Dickinson College.

"Poets in Embryo" by Laura Benét
circa 1905

Laura Benét writes this essay, titled "Poets in Embryo," on growing up in a literary household and how it influenced her and her brothers' interests in writing.

Location: I-Friends-1982-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Reminiscences of Dickinson College," by Richard Chaney
1906

Richard Gassaway Chaney, a member of the Class of 1849, uses these notes to write "Reminiscences of Dickinson College" for the New York Christian Advocate. Chaney uses his school diary as his primary source. Transcript included.

Location: I-Christian-1960-1

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Notes and Notebooks

Time Period: 1900-1919

Woman’s Christian Temperance Union program
1907

This Woman’s Christian Temperance Union program from Mt. Vernon, Illinois contains psalms, a schedule of meetings, and a roster of members.

Location: MC 2013.3, B6, F26

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Mrs. Albert Smith
May 25, 1908

Horatio Collins King writes from Brooklyn to Mrs. Albert M. Smith in Middletown, Connecticut, and agrees to send autographs from General Daniel Sickles and General Grenville M. Dodge, the latter a Corps Commander in the Western Army.

Location: I-Purchase-1958-6

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Mary Garden as Salome" clipping from unknown publication
1909

This is a reproduced image of opera singer Mary Garden as Salome.

Location: MC 2013.3, B6, F12

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1900-1919

Independent Theosophical League pamphlet
October 1909

The Independent Theosophical League creates this pamphlet to outline policies and positions as well as discuss the reasons to form of an Independent Section of the Theosophical League. Those individuals involved with creating this pamphlet...

"Reunion Address Class of 1870," by Edward Byrn
June 7, 1910

Edward Wright Byrn delivers this reunion address in 1910 for the Class of 1870. Byrn discusses the importance of reunions at which former students "meet every five years after graduation and renew the old associations of college days." Byrn also...

Letter from Montgomery Sellers to Augustine Birrell
September 16, 1911

Professor Montgomery Porter Sellers ('93) writes to Augustine Birrell, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, about Birrell’s claim in his book, Life of William Hazlitt, that “the presidency of [Dickinson] College” was offered to Hazlitt in...

Location: I-SellersC-1964-5

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Montgomery Sellers to Augustine Birrell
May 1, 1913

Professor Montgomery Porter Sellers writes to Augustine Birrell, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, and describes an observance of "Nisbet Day" that morning at Dickinson College, explains how Charles Nisbet became the first President of Dickinson,...

Letter from Andrew Carnegie to Funk & Wagnalls Company
October 31, 1913

Andrew Carnegie writes to Funk & Wagnalls Company, a publishing company in New York City, thanking them for their gift of their new standard dictionary.  Carngie says "I placed the new Standard Dicionary at my side-a sure refuge in the day of...

Location: I-AsbellY-1976-4

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Draft of Letter from Horatio Collins King to William Taft
December 19, 1913

Medal of Honor Recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) drafts a letter to President William H. Taft, disagreeing with Taft on the future of the Progressive Party. Includes a photocopy of an earlier letter from Taft to King, in which Taft...

Location: I-HanwayJ-1975-1

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Esther Popel Shaw (Class of 1919) Diary
June 10, 1914 - April 30, 1915

Esther Popel Shaw, Class of 1919, was the first African American woman to graduate from Dickinson College.  This diary from Esther's senior year of high school documents her daily activities, particularly her interactions with family, friends,...

Location: MC 2013.4, B1, F1 (Diary) ; MC 2013.4, B1, F3 (Transcript of Diary)

Subject: Education, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Reminiscences," by Horatio Collins King
1915

Medal of Honor recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes a five-page composition entitled "Reminiscences" in pencil. He discusses his Dickinson College experience and includes notes of planned citations from his journal.

Southern Illinois Interscholastic Athletic Contest program
May 7, 1915

This brochure contains the roster of participants and the order of track and field events for the seventh Southern Illinois Interscholastic athletic contest.

Location: MC 2013.3, B6, F14

Subject: Sport and Recreation

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Thumb Better Than Candle for Testing Out Voices" clipping from unknown newspaper
December 4, 1915

In this newspaper clipping, Hanna Butler, prima donna of the Auditorium Hotel, offers advice for how singers can test their tone using their thumb.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F8

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1900-1919

I. J. Paderewski recital program
January 2, 1916

This is a program for Polish pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski's recital at Orchestra Hall in Chicago.

Location: MC 2013.3, B5, F5

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter to Mitchell from Unknown Author
January 30, 1916

An unknown student at Dickinson College writes to a Mitchell about the winter and getting ready for the fraternity dances that take place in February. The dances "will be quite a large and informal affair" and, as the student tells Mitchell, "I...

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