Journal of Charles Collins

Journal of Charles Collins
Number of Pages: 
47
Date: 
September 12, 1852 - December 22, 1854

Charles Collins records his thoughts and activities during the early years of his tenure as president of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. After his "first sermon in Carlisle," Collins notes how he "was somewhat embarrassed." "I could not for a while banish the thought that I was standing in the spot where [President John] Durbin, [Professor] McClintock, [President Robert] Emory, [President Jesse] Peck & other giants had often stood & that the audience were all the time making direct comparisons," as Collins explains. Transcript included.

Time Period: 
Location: 
MC 2003.6, B2, F1
Origin: 
Gift of Charles Collins