Durbin, John Price

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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

John Price Durbin - President, 1834-1845
1834-1845

The papers of John Price Durbin contained within this record group pertain only to the years that he spent as president of Dickinson College, from 1834 to 1845. This includes the papers collected during the period of Durbin's sabbatical, during which Robert Emory served as acting president for...

Collection Inventory: RG 2/2 - John Price Durbin

Robert Emory - President, 1845-1848
1845-1848

The records contained in the President Robert Emory record group pertain only to his time and affairs as president of Dickinson College. As such, any papers from Emory’s acting presidency during John Price Durbin’s sabbatical are not included here, neither are his personal papers, nor his papers...

Collection Inventory: RG 2/3 - Robert Emory

Matriculation book, 1849-1853 (RG 5/1 - 2.1.4)
1783-1914

In the nineteenth century, the activities pertaining to admissions and student affairs were performed by the President of the College, with some assistance from the other faculty members. Inquiries concerning admissions were generally made directly to the President of the College. Members of the...

Collection Inventory: RG 5/1 - Student Affairs/Registrar

Letter from John Durbin to C. Walborn
January 19, [1833?]

John P. Durbin writes to C. A. Walborn regarding the return of a speech by Mr. Corwin "in pamphlet form" as well as congratulating Walborn on his new house. Durbin also discusses plans for an upcoming trip from Baltimore to Harrisburg.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John Durbin to Johnston Armstrong
March 9, 1833

John P. Durbin writes to Johnston Armstrong about the title on a property in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as plans an upcoming trip to Europe. "As it regards my [trip] to Europe," Durbin explains that he "shall not be able to go before next spring" because of "the condition of my family, the...

Location: I-SpahrB-1970-4

Subject: Health and Medicine, Land and Real Estate, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letters from James Buchanan to John Durbin
1835-1836

Senator James Buchanan writes three letters to Dickinson College President John Price Durbin in regard to the education and financial accounts of William Hopkins at the school. Transcripts included.

Location: MC 1998.10

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Report from John Durbin to John Rhoads
February 15, 1836

Dickinson College President John P. Durbin sends Rev. John Rhodes a report on the conduct of Joseph Clubine Rhodes (Class of 1838). The report lists the number of times that Joseph has been absent from his literary exercises, prayers, and public worship. Durbin also adds a note about a bill for...

Letter from John Durbin to Samuel Harvey
October 30, 1837

Dickinson College President John Durbin writes to Board of Trustees member Samuel Harvey to discuss college finances, the new college catalogue, and the state of affairs at the college.

Location: I-Friends-2013-9

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Economics and Finance, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John Durbin to C. Walborn
February 18, 1839

Dickinson College President John P. Durbin writes C. A. Walborn regarding the case of a Mr. Dodge. "If I can extract any information" from Mr. Dodge, Durbin explains that "I shall have to tell him that we do not consider the case closed at all." Durbin also notes that he is recovering from an...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-5

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from John Durbin to John Zug
April 4, 1840

Dickinson College President John P. Durbin writes John Zug (Class of 1837) and appoints him as the principal of the Dickinson College Grammar School until the Board of Trustees meeting in July. "Let us see if we cannot raise the School once more," as Durbin explains.

Letter from Charles Stinson to His Father
September 15, 1841

Charles Stinson (Class of 1845) writes to his father about his trip to Carlisle and starting classes at Dickinson. After meeting with President John Durbin, Stinson notes that the "conclusion is... that I am wholly unprepared to enter" as a Sophomore. Stinson also describes some of the "strange...

Letter from Thomas McFadden to Robert Black
December 3, 1843

Thomas McFadden, a member of the Class of 1845, writes Robert Black about life at Dickinson College. McFadden "know[s] not what reasons particularly influenced my parents to chose this place except its known celebrity for every thing good, and the moral reputation which it sustains," and...

Letter from John Durbin to Daniel Gans, William Hall, and Charles Black
February 3, 1846

Former Dickinson College President John P. Durbin writes to a committee, which consists of Daniel Gans, William M. Hall, and Charles Black, and thanks them for "the honor" of electing him into their society. Durbin, however, notes his "regret" in having to "decline your kind invitation to...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-4

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

"Dickinson College and Its Alumni," by Anonymous
1866

A speech about the history of Dickinson College written by an anonymous author for a reunion of Dickinson alumni in 1866. Transcript included.

Location: I-Original-1866-2

Subject: Dickinson College Alumni Affairs, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

"Dickinson College: An Historical Sketch," by William Allen
April 6, 1875

Professor William Henry Allen delivers a speech, "Dickinson College: An Historical Sketch," about the first 90 years of  the College's history to the Philadelphia Conference Historical Society. The Dickinsonian publishes Allen's speech in the April 6, 1875 issue. Transcript included....

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College History, Education

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1860-1879

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