Journal of Charles Collins

Journal of Charles Collins
Number of Pages: 
85
Date: 
1855-1872

Charles Collins records his thoughts and activities during his latter years as president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and then as the head of State Female College in Memphis, Tennessee. Collins's entries also include detailed notes for his sermons as well as copies of letters, particularly those that relate to the purchase and establishment of the State Female College. In addition, some of Collins' journal entries from the 1860s refer to the effects that the Civil War had upon the family and the State Female College. "At present all is ruin. The South is ruined - business is ruined - my school is ruined," as Collins observes. Transcript included.

Time Period: 
Location: 
MC 2003.6, B2, F2
Origin: 
Gift of Charles Collins