Carlisle and Cumberland County

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Diary of Horatio Collins King, Spring 1855
January - July 1855

Horatio Collins King's diary during the spring of his first year at Dickinson College. King is a member of the class of 1858. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F6

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

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1840-1859

Broadside for Carlisle Springs
April 1855

A printed advertisement for Carlisle Springs, which announces June 10, 1855 as the opening date and lists prices for board and horse keeping.

Location: I-SellersC-1961-1

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Land and Real Estate, Travel and Tourism

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from John Gilmore to His Sister
June 2, 1855

John Gilmore, class of 1856, writes to his sister and discusses his life as a student at Dickinson College. Gilmore discusses the recent weather, his fellow students especially the women who he says "are very fine looking rather handsome, intelligent and interesting, rather aristocratic." In...

Diary of Horatio Collins King, Fall 1855
September - December 1855

Horatio Collins King's diary during the fall of his second year at Dickinson College. King is a member of the class of 1858. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F6

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

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1840-1859

Diary of Horatio Collins King, Spring 1856
January - July 1856

Horatio Collins King's diary during the spring of his second year at Dickinson College. King is a member of the class of 1858. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F6

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

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1840-1859

Diary of Horatio Collins King, Fall 1856
September - December 1856

Horatio Collins King's diary during the fall of his third year at Dickinson College. King is a member of the class of 1858. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F6

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

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1840-1859

Diary of Horatio Collins King, Spring 1857
January - July 1857

Horatio Collins King's diary during the spring of his third year at Dickinson College. King is a member of the class of 1858. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F6

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

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Thomas M. Griffith to His Sister
June 23, 1857

Thomas Griffith, a member of the Class of 1858, writes to his sister about his semester at Dickinson College. Griffith writes about some of his friends, health, as well as his studies. Griffith also tells his sister about his plans for the remainder of the semester, including his decision to...

Diary of Horatio Collins King, Fall 1857
October - December 1857

Horatio Collins King's diary during the fall of his senior year at Dickinson College. King is a member of the class of 1858. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F6

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

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1840-1859

Diary of Horatio Collins King, Spring 1858
January - August 1858

Horatio Collins King's diary during the spring of his senior year at Dickinson College. King is a member of the class of 1858. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F6

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

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from George D. Chenoweth to James W. Marshall
July 15, 1863

George D. Chenoweth describes the Confederate invasion, occupation, and shelling of Carlisle. He mentions leaving Carlisle before the raid, and the pleasure of finding none of their personal belongings disturbed upon his return. 12,000 men entered the town, setting up camp around the town and on...

Location: I-Original-1863-4

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Susanna Thompson to Agnes Cuddy
July 16, 1863

Susanna Thompson writes a letter to Agnes Cuddy asking for information about the "rebels" and expressing worry over the state of the soldiers, including John T. Cuddy. Thompson also asks her friend for information about what happened when the Confederates invaded Carlisle and burned the US Army...

Letter from John K. Stayman to Edgar E. Hastings
August 13, 1863

John Keagy Stayman questions Edgar E. Hastings as to when the draft will be lifted from Cumberland County, as he is “considered by Uncle Sam a ‘first class man’.” He also asks whether or not Dickinson College is still being used as a hospital, and hopes that it will quickly be vacated so that...

Letter from Charles Carter to his Mother
October 10, 1865

Charles C. Carter writes to his mother about his life in Carlisle. While "Carlisle is not as big as our town," Carter explains that "it is a great deal prettier" than Decatur, Illinois. Carter also describes Dickinson College's campus. "The college is a very pretty place [and] the grounds are...

Letter from Joe Belford to George
February 8, 1870

Joe Belford (Class of 1871) writes to George, his friend from Dickinson College, about life as a student in Carlisle as well as a local fair. "There is a fair going on in town now," and as Belford notes, "I wish you were here and could go there a night or two. " Transcript included.

Letter from Samuel Miller to David Miller
September 4, 1870

Samuel Miller (Class of 1874) writes to his brother, David Miller, about his room and his class schedule at Dickinson. While his "first impressions of life at Coll. were anything but pleasant," Miller explains that after some cleaning it now "begins to look as if civilized people tenanted the...

Letter from S. Homer Dosh to Mrs. J. H. C. Dosh
February 2, 1876

S. Homer Dosh writes to his mother, Mrs. J. H. C. Dosh, about life in Carlisle as a student at Dickinson College. He comments on the Presbyterian church, saying that the ministers are boring and that there "is not fire enough in the meetings." In addition, Dosh expresses an interest in possibly...

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. 

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

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

Address on the History of West College by Robert McAlarney
June 6, 1904

Robert McAlarney deliverers an address on the history of West College (Old West) at the 100th anniversary of the rebuilding and re-dedication of the building. McAlarney is a 1893 graduate who works at the New York Evening Post. The text of McAlarney's speech as well as a program from...

"Reminiscences," by Horatio Collins King
1915

Medal of Honor recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes a five-page composition entitled "Reminiscences" in pencil. He discusses his Dickinson College experience and includes notes of planned citations from his journal.

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