Himes, Charles Francis

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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

Letter in Box 1, Folder 7
1836-2001; bulk, 1852-1880

The Education Fund played a critical role in the success of Dickinson College, especially during the mid-nineteenth century. For thirty years, Dickinson was entirely dependent upon the interest from the Education Fund to support its operations. In subsequent decades Dickinson’s Board of Trustees...

Collection Inventory: mc2016.01.pdf

Charles Francis Himes Photos - World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1893

These images are a sample of the photographs taken by Charles Francis Himes, a pioneer amateur photographer of the 19th century. Himes took this particular set of photographs while at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

The photographs are from the Charles Francis Himes...

Photograph, undated (Photographs, folder 73)
1797-1934

This collection primarily provides evidence of the personal and professional life of Charles Francis Himes, student, photographer, scientist, teacher, administrator, amateur historian and father. Also found in this collection is evidence of the lives of family members including, most notably, C...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.01.pdf

Charles Francis Himes Photos - Family Trip to Europe
1890

These images are a sample of the photographs taken by Charles Francis Himes, a pioneer amateur photographer of the 19th century. Himes took this particular set of photographs while on a family vacation in Europe in 1890. Most of the photographs are from the family's stay in Giessen, Germany....

Location: MC 2000.1, B27, F1-2

Subject: International Affairs, Travel and Tourism

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1880-1899

Allegheny Democrat - September 30, 1834
1785-2002

The Dickinsoniana Newspaper Collection consists of various newspapers acquired by the Library over the years. These items feature articles which concern mainly Dickinson College: happenings on campus, curriculum offerings, and doings of famous alumni such as James Buchanan and Roger Brooke Taney...

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Collection Inventory: Dickinsoniana - Subject Index

"Total Eclipse of the Sun," by Charles F. Himes
1869

Natural Science Professor Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) describes his experience in photographing the solar eclipse in Ottumwa, Iowa on August 7, 1869 . "Never before had such an event promised so much of a revelation," Dr. Himes explains.

Location: MC 2000.1, B25, F20

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1860-1879

"Solar Eclipse of August 7, 1869," by Charles F. Himes
1869

Natural Science Professor Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) describes his experience in photographing the solar eclipse in Ottumwa, Iowa on August 7, 1869 . "Favored as we were with a sky free from cloud or haze, and a beautiful point of view, this phenomenon left an inerasable impression upon...

Location: MC 2000.1, B25, F19

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Charles Himes to Unknown Recipient
August 16, 1869

Professor of Natural Science Charles Francis Himes writes a letter of recommendation for Wilbur Fisk Horn, Class of 1869.

Location: I-ClarkeW-1962-1

Subject: Dickinson College Alumni Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Charles Himes to William Fisher
June 5, 1874

Professor Charles Himes writes Professor William Fisher a "strictly confidential" letter to discuss several sensitive issues related to Dickinson College. Professor Himes mentions the upcoming Board of Trustee meeting and discusses how they might decide to fill several faculty vacancies. In...

Letter from Charles Himes to William Fisher
July 27, 1874

Professor Charles Himes writes Professor William Fisher to discuss various affairs at Dickinson College. Professor Himes notes an allegation that Fisher might soon be directly involved in, and warns him to be cautious of these allegations. Himes ends with some brief information about a mutual...

Letter from Charles Himes to William Fisher
August 17, 1874

Professor Charles Francis Himes writes Professor William Fisher to discuss a controversy related to how the Dickinson College Board of Trustees decided to fill faculty positions. Himes also mentions his recent activities and travels as well as prospects for the upcoming year. Himes ('55) and...

Letter from Charles Himes to Daniel Gilman
May 30, 1876

Professor Charles F. Himes writes Daniel Gilman, President of Johns Hopkins University, in order to recommend S. Homer Dosh, a senior at Dickinson, for a program at that institution. Himes discusses Dosh's thesis, "Some Experiments in Taking Transparencies," and assures Gilman that the thesis is...

Location: I-BaconJ-2001-1

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Broadside of "Lecture on the Telephone"
June 13, 1878

This broadside announces that Professor Charles F. Himes will deliver a lecture on "The Telephone" in Carlisle on June 13, 1878.

Location: OC 2000.1, F4

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Science and Technology

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1860-1879

Carlisle Herald, "Telephonic Entertainment"
June 20, 1878

The Carlisle Herald describes Dickinson College Professor Charles F. Himes' lecture on the telephone, held the previous week on June 13, 1878, in this report. 

"A Sketch of Dickinson College," by Charles F. Himes
1879

Publisher: Harrisburg: Lane's Hart

In this first comprehensive history of the school, Charles F. Himes details the first century of Dickinson College, giving the science program particular attention. Himes, a member of the Class of 1855, works as a science Professor at...

Broadside of "Lecture on Edison’s Phonograph"
February 18, 1879

This broadside announces that Professor Charles F. Himes will deliver a lecture on Thomas Edison's phonograph and the "speaking telephone" at Rheem's Hall in Carlisle on February 18, 1879.

Location: OC 2000.1, F4

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Science and Technology

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1860-1879

"Jacob Tome Scientific Building," by Charles F. Himes
June 24, 1885

Natural Science Professor Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) delievers this address at the opening of the Jacob Tome Scientific Building at Dickinson College on June 24, 1885.

Charles F. Himes Photograph Album #1 (c.1890)
circa 1890

Professor Charles F. Himes' photograph album from around 1890.

Location: MC 2000.1, B26, F1

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1880-1899

Charles F. Himes Photograph Album #2 (c.1890)
circa 1890

Professor Charles F. Himes' photograph album from 1893.

Location: MC 2000.1, B26, F1

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1880-1899

Charles F. Himes Photograph Album (1893)
1893

Professor Charles F. Himes' photograph album from 1893.

Location: MC 2000.1, B26, F2

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Twenty-Five Years After: Quarto-Centennial of the Class of '70,"  by Charles Biggs
June 1895

Charles Granville Biggs recounts the Quarto-Centennial reunion of the Class of 1870 after commencement in June 1895. "Although we graduated only sixteen members," Biggs notes that "thirteen were present on this auspicious occasion." Biggs explains their shared comradery and describes the events...

Dickinson Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 1)
December 18, 1895

The Dickinson Quarterly, an anonymous satirical single-page broadside, discusses the students' rejection of an honor system favored by the professors. The students propose an Exemption system as an alternative solution. This post also includes a clipping from the November 1, 1895...

"The Mermaid of Old West," by Charles F. Himes
circa 1905

Professor Emeritus Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) discusses the history of "the so-called 'Mermaid' that surmounts [Old West's] beautiful belfry as a weather vane."

Location: MC 2000.1, B25, F12

Subject: Dickinson College Events, Dickinson College History

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Reunion Address Class of 1870," by Edward Byrn
June 7, 1910

Edward Wright Byrn delivers this reunion address in 1910 for the Class of 1870. Byrn discusses the importance of reunions at which former students "meet every five years after graduation and renew the old associations of college days." Byrn also describes the events that took place during the...

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