Letters/Correspondence

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Day Book, 1839 (Box 1, folder 30)
1805-1855

The collection includes bills, receipts, letters, and account books of Josiah Albertson's lime and lumber business in Plymouth, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, which he later held in partnership with his brothers, Jacob and Benjamin. Also included are papers relating to the Plymouth Railroad...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.14.pdf

Detail of scrapbook cover (Box 1)
1867-1898

An album containing clippings of the serial publication "Harry Ashton's Ramblings," with a handwritten preface, penciled editing notes, photographs, and letters from publishers. The story was published in the Boston Globe in 1873 and concerns the fictional travels of Harry Ashton in...

Location: MC 1998.4

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Scrapbooks

Time Period: 1860-1879, 1880-1899

Collection Inventory: mc1998.04.pdf

Survey map, June 1755 (Box 1, folder 10)
1755-1783

The collection contains papers related to John Armstrong's service as a surveyor in Cumberland County between 1755 and 1783. These papers include correspondence with the Surveyor-General of Pennsylvania and Delaware, John Lukens, complaints from his clients, and several survey maps drawn by...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.04.pdf

Arts Award program - John Cage, 1969-70
1959-present

The Arts Award was established by Dickinson College in order to recognize achievements in the Arts and Humanities. Honoring Dr. William Wilcox Edel, alumnus and former president of the college, the Arts Award is bestowed upon an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the...

Collection Inventory: RG 9/3 - Arts Award Records

Letter, Oct. 1859 (Box 1, folder 2)
1836-1918

The collection consists mainly of personal correspondence: fifty letters, most of which are from Carolyn Elizabeth Roberts Ayer to her husband Joseph Cullen Ayer (b. 1839) at various points in his life, beginning before their marriage (1861) when he was at Harvard; as a medical officer in the...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.04.pdf

Letter, July 1870 (Box 1, folder 7)
1868-1873

Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1887) was a Dickinson College graduate (class of 1840) and a professor of natural history and science at the college from 1845 until 1850, when he became assistant secretary of the Smithsonian Institute (1850-1878). He was later promoted to secretary of that...

Location: MC 2000.11

Subject: Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Collection Inventory: mc2000.11.pdf

Account book, 1935-1936 (Box 5, folder 4)
1842-1968

The collection consists of the papers of Charles Gilbert Beetem, a Carlisle, PA rug manufacturer, local historian and genealogist, amateur artist, and omnivorous collector. Diaries, manuscripts, letters, advertisements, greeting cards, and extensive runs of Philadelphia and Carlisle turn-of-the-...

Collection Inventory: mc2002.07.pdf

Besant, postcard image (PC, folder 1)
1873-1974

The collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, and photographs of Dr. Annie (Wood) Besant (1847-1933), a prominent and revolutionary freethinker of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Besant was a Christian wife and mother who later in life became an Atheist doctor and...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.07.pdf

Alexander Biddle Family Papers
1793-1926

Alexander Biddle, the patriarch of the collection, was born on April 29, 1819 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas A. Biddle and Christine Williams Biddle. A member of a prominent and wealthy Philadelphia family, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1838 and became a...

Letter from John Black, Jr. papers
1855-1917

John Black, Jr. (1842-1915) attended Dickinson College between 1858 and 1860, before returning to his home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania to begin his career as a druggist. During the Civil War, Black served in the 122nd Pennsylvania Volunteers and the 47th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia of...

Collection Inventory: mc2007.02.pdf

Letter, 1850 (Box 1, folder 2)
1803-1861

The collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous materials relating to Andrew Blair (1789-1861), a layman and founding member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Carlisle. In 1833, Blair successfully petitioned the Presbyterian Church in favor of founding a second church; he had...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.11.pdf

Letter, c.1910s (Box 1, folder 1)
1859-1919

The collection consists mainly of correspondence between Arba Blodget (1879-1949), a Philadelphia drama critic and playwright, and his wife Laura and her family. Blodget and his wife had been separated early in their marriage due to his traveling with a theater company; often their only means of...

Collection Inventory: mc1998.02.pdf

Notebook, 1979 (Box 3, folder 2)
1977-1981

The collection reflects Scott Blum's (1959- ) interest in the sciences, particularly computers. The documents and materials relate to Blum's time at Dickinson College, especially his academic career, and consist of notes and notebooks, syllabi, exams, and other materials. Blum graduated from...

Collection Inventory: mc2003.01.pdf

Plan of Education for Dickinson College - RG 1/1, 3.2.8
1783-1837

The papers of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, 1783-1833, include correspondence, reports, financial statements, printed materials, and legal documents, and have been arranged into seven series.

Series 1 – Membership contains...

Collection Inventory: RG 1-001.pdf

RG 1/2 - 10.1.12 The Statutes of Dickinson College, 1853
1833-1902

The papers of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, 1833-1879, include correspondence, reports, financial statements, printed materials, and legal documents, and have been arranged into thirteen series.

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Collection Inventory: RG 1-002.pdf

Record of sermons, 1817 (Box 1, folder 11)
1778-1865

Thomas Emerson Bond, Sr., was a well-known Methodist Episcopal minister and author who served as a trustee of Dickinson College from 1833 until 1835. The collection includes correspondence to and from Bond dating mostly from 1840-1848, as well as journals and records of the Methodist ministry of...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.02.pdf

Letter, 1825 (Box 1, folder 7)
1762-1932

The collection contains materials relating to family life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and in Ohio. The central figure is Daniel Bowdle (1796-1876), who as a young man moved to Cincinnati and became the successful business man of his family, with real estate and other interests. He aided his...

Collection Inventory: mc1998.03.pdf

Stock receipt, 1857 (Box 1, folder 4)
1854-1932

This collection contains materials documenting the personal and business lives of George W. Bowman (1809-1887) and his son Harry Leader Bowman (1848-1915). It also documents the death of George's wife and Harry's mother, Ann Leader Bowman (1813-1885).

The photographs series in this...

Collection Inventory: mc2008.03.pdf

Robert Bridges, c.1900
1875-1937

The Robert Bridges Papers Collection provides insight into literary works of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and reflects Bridges’ long period of work as an editor and literary critic. The collection spans a date range of 1875-1937, with large portions pertaining to the early 1890s and...

Collection Inventory: mc2012.12.pdf

Letters, 1856 (Box 3, folder 23)
1808-1991

James Buchanan was a graduate of Dickinson College, Class of 1809, who went on to become the fifteenth president of the United States. The majority of this collection is comprised of correspondence between Buchanan and his business and political associates; over four hundred letters penned by...

Collection Inventory: mc1998.10.pdf

Receipt for taxes, 1816 (Box 1, folder 9)
1792-1870

The collection includes business letters and legal papers of the Burd family, early deeds and patents, settlement of the Edward Shippen Burd estate 1848-1870, and correspondence concerning bequests for St. Stephen's Church, Philadelphia, the Burd memorial there, and the "Burd Orphan Asylum."

Collection Inventory: mc1999.10.pdf

Postcard of the Carlisle Indian School
1879-1918

This collection contains a number of items purchased as a group from Robert Rowe in 2014, and features the business papers of Milton I. Zeigler, postcards, ephemera, and publications from the Carlisle Indian School. Zeigler served as the industrial instructor for the shoe and harness department...

Collection Inventory: CIS-MC-002.pdf

Letter from Richard Henry Pratt to Cornelius Rea Agnew
1876-1888

This collection contains a series of letters received by Dr. Cornelius Rea Agnew, a noted surgeon from New York City who was a strong supporter of, and significant donor to, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The majority of the letters were written by Richard Henry Pratt, and discuss a...

Collection Inventory: CIS-MC-001.pdf

Letter, 1953 (Box 2, folder 20)
1931-1955

Marcia Chamberlain was a friend and correspondent of poet Marianne Moore. This collection contains letters exchanged between the two women and other acquaintances, as well as a small amount of writings, photographs, and ephemera.

Collection Inventory: mc2009.06.pdf

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