Letters/Correspondence

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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 declines the presidency of City College.

Location: I-HanwayJ-1975-1

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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 am getting very anxious for it." Transcript...

Letter from William Benét to Lawton Mackall
February 4, 1916

Writer and poet William Rose Benét writes to Lawton Mackall, asking him to contribute to a one-off literary magazine called The Chimaera.

Location: I-Friends-1982-3

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Two Letters from William Benét to Lawton Mackall
August 15, 1917

William Rose Benét writes two letters to Lawton Mackall: the first promises poems and includes a drawing; the second explains Benét's plans to travel for ten days.

Letter from Esther King to Whitelaw Saunders
March 29, 1919

Esther H. King writes to Whitelaw Saunders regarding her late husband, Horatio Collins King.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-36

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Edwin Willoughby to Mrs. Spears
July 13, 1922

Edwin Elliot Willoughby (Class of 1922) writes to Mrs. Spears, his former instructor, in which he discusses his time at Dickinson, his career at the Newberry Library afterwards, and his future goals of continuing his education at the University of Chicago. Transcript included. 

Letter from Horace Carpenter to Edward Biddle
May 7, 1929

Painter Horace Thompson Carpenter writes to Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle, announcing the completion of a portrait of Charles Nisbet commissioned by the College.

Location: I-Original-1929-1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Edward W. Biddle to Cassandra Lee Arnold
May 11, 1929

Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle writes to Cassandra Lee Arnold regarding Horace Carpenter's portrait of Charles Nisbet. Biddle asks that she go through her family papers and "send them to 'Old Dickinson' to preserved with its collection of historical and personal data."

Letter from Cassandra Lee Arnold to Edward W. Biddle
May 21, 1929

Cassandra Lee Arnold writes to Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle regarding Horace Carpenter's portrait of Charles Nisbet. Arnold thanks Biddle for the photograph of it that he sent her and promises "I will certainly go over all of the old letters in my return to the Farm this Summer."...

Letter from Mary Logan to William White
December 1, 1930

Mary Logan writes to William White regarding Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of John Dickinson. Logan explains that her husband left the portrait to the Pennsylvania Historical Society in his will.

Location: I-Original-1929-1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from William White to Edward W. Biddle
December 2, 1930

Lawyer William White writes to Dickinson College Trustee Edward W. Biddle regarding Charles Wilson Peale's portrait of John Dickinson, housed at the Pennsylvania Historical Society. "The enclosed letter has sad news and I am very sorry that it will probably be impossible for Dickinson College...

Location: I-Original-1929-1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from William Rose Benet to "Albert"
February 3, 1932

William Rose Benet writes to an unspecified "Albert" concerning the publication details of a book of poems by an unspecified "Sara." Benet also discusses details of payment.

Location: I-Friends-1979 -2

Subject: Business and Industry, Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Stephen Vincent Benet to Miss Adlard
circa 1935

Stephen Vincent Benet thanks a Miss Adlard for her letter describing the performance of Miss Locke. "It was extremely interesting to hear about it and I know that Miss Locke must have given a beautiful and unusual performance," as Benet observes.

Location: I-Friends-1975-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Stephen Vincent Benét to Laura Benét
July 25, 1936

Stephen Vincent Benét writes to his sister, Laura Benét, on the slowness of his writing and distress over news from abroad. Includes envelope.

Location: I-Friends-1982-2

Subject: International Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Newton Tarkington to Charles Sellers
November 17, 1936

Newton Tarkington writes to Charles Sellers with advice on the attribution of a portrait of painter Benjamin West.

Location: I-SellersC-1955-1

Subject: Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Marianne Moore to Miss McGlade
December 14, 1936

Marianne Moore responds to Miss McGlade's request for copies of Moore's published work. While Moore states that she will request copies of The Egoist for McGlade and a friend, Moore dissuades McGlade from purchasing a copy of her most recent book, The Pangolin. "Our high duty...

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-55

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Marianne Moore to James Watson
March 12, 1937

Marianne Moore writes James S. Watson about his review of "Nightwood" by Djuna Barnes. "I read your review with great interest, heartily approving until I came to the part where you make 'Nightwood' a companion piece to 'The Waste Land,'" as Moore explains. In addition, Moore mentions Watson's...

Location: I-Friends-2002-2

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from Stephan Vincent Benet to Frances Benet
November 17, 1939

Stephen Vincent Benet asks his mother, Frances Rose Benet, to come to Thanksgiving.

Location: I-Friends-1991-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

Letter from William Benet to Mr. Roberts
circa 1940

William Rose Benet, the contributing editor of The Saturday Review of Literature, asks Mr. Roberts to "send the book."

Location: I-Friends-1974-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Letter from Stephan Vincent Benét to Frances Rose Benét
January 9, 1940

Writer and poet Stephan Vincent Benét writes to his mother, Frances. He discusses a recent speaking engagement at Saybrook College, the cold weather, and his daughter Rachel's pet canary. Envelope included.

Location: I-Friends-1983-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Letter from Marianne Moore to Professor Wells
January 3, 1942

Poet Marianne Moore writes to an unspecified "Professor Wells," discussing the poems she plans to read at an event on January 19.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-27

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Letter from Marianne Moore to Professor Wells
January 16, 1942

Poet Marianne Moore writes to an unspecified "Professor Wells," finalizing the poems she plans to read at an event on January 19. Moore also declines an invitation to lunch, but suggests visiting a museum after the reading as an alternative.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-27

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Letter from Whitfield Bell Jr. to Brooks Kleber
June 16, 1942

Whitfield Bell Jr. writes Brooks Kleber to catch up and discuss a number of different subjects. Bell congratulates Kleber on being selected for Officer Training School (OCS) and describes where their former classmates at Dickinson are serving in the United States military. Bell, a member of the...

Letter from Marianne Moore to Joseph Shipley
July 18, 1943

Poet Marianne Moore writes to editor Joseph T. Shipley, thanking him for publishing her work in American Bookman.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-26

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Two Letters from William Benét to Lawton Mackall
May 6, 1948

Two letters from William Rose Benét to Lawton Mackall: the first asking for details about a play Mackall has written; the second explaining that he has no room to plublish a piece by one of Mackall's friends.

Location: I-Friends-1982-3

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

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