Dickinson College Administration

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Catalogue of the Officers & Students of Dickinson College, 1827-28
July 1828

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1827-1828 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1820-1839

Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Dickinson College, 1834-35
1834

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1834-1835 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Charles Penrose to George Wolf
September 6, 1834

Charles B. Penrose, the Secretary of the Board of Trustees, invites Pennsylvania Governor George Wolf to attend the reopening of Dickinson College on September 10, 1834. Transcript included.

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 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.

Journal of Charles Collins
1842-1864

Charles Collins records his thoughts and activities from his time at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia, to his years as president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and then as the head of State Female College in Memphis, Tennessee. The entries from the 1860s refer to the...

Letter from James Buchanan to John McClintock
July 21, 1842

Senator James Buchanan asks Dickinson College Professor John McClintock to thank the Board of Trustees for granting him an honorary Doctor of Laws. "I feel conscious that I do not deserve so distinguished a literary honor," Buchanan notes. Transcript included.

Dickinson College Register for the Academical Year, 1845-46
1845

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1845-1846 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from John Reed to John Brock
June 20, 1845

Professor John Reed responds to John Penn Brock's question on whether he can receive his diploma at Commencement. While Brock is "entitled to your diploma conferring the Degree of Bachelor of Laws," Reed notes that Brock must first send money. "Five dollars is required by the Faculty which," as...

Dickinson College Report for John Harding
January 29, 1848

The report for John L. Harding, a member of the Class of 1849, includes an account of his expenses, notes on his "attention to study" and absences from classes while at Dickinson College in January 1848. Harding is taking Moral Philosophy, Mental Philosophy, Natural Sciences, Ancient Languages,...

Dickinson College Report for John Harding
December 1848

John L. Harding's (Class of 1849) report from Dickinson College in December 1848 includes details about his financial account, his grades, and a message from President Jesse T. Peck. Thomas E Sudler, who serves as Harding's patron, signed the report.  This report is addressed to a Col. George M...

Letter from Jesse Peck to A. W. Foote
April 7, 1852

Jesse Peck, President of Dickinson College, responds to A. W. Foote's request for an autograph. 

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-6

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to Edward McPherson
May 31, 1852

James Buchanan writes to journalist and lawyer Edward McPherson regarding a list of members of the Lancaster County Bar that McPherson had compiled. Buchanan points out that the list mistakenly dates his admission to the Bar to 1809, when he was still a student at Dickinson College. "According...

Journal of Charles Collins
September 12, 1852 - December 22, 1854

Charles Collins records his thoughts and activities during the early years of his tenure as president of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. After his "first sermon in Carlisle," Collins notes how he "was somewhat embarrassed." "I could not for a while banish the thought that I was...

Letter from Spencer Baird to James Marshall
October 23, 1852

Spencer F. Baird ('40) writes to Dickinson College Professor James W. Marshall ('48) regarding books (Congressional volumes)that were sent to the Dickinson College library by mistake. As "The State Department is very anxious to have back," Baird asks Marshall to send them to the Smithsonian in...

Location: I-Original-1852-5

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Education, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letters from Charles Collins to Harriet Collins (Jul. - Aug. 1853)
July - August 1853

Dickinson College President Charles Collins writes five letters to his wife, Harriet Collins, while on a trip. Collins describes his travel experience as well as the various meetings he attended. Collins explains that "contrary to expectation when I first came, I have enjoyed myself very much"...

"Rev. Charles Nisbet, D. D., First President of Dickinson College," by Charles Collins
December 1853

Rev. Charles Collins, the eleventh president of Dickinson College, writes this short biography of Rev. Charles Nisbet, the first president of the College, in 1853.

Charles Collins, "Rev. Charles Nisbet, D. D., First President of Dickinson College," The Ladies Repository 13, no....

Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academical Year, 1854-55
1855

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1854-1855 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1840-1859

Journal of Charles Collins
1855-1872

Charles Collins records his thoughts and activities during his latter years as president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and then as the head of State Female College in Memphis, Tennessee. Collins's entries also include detailed notes for his sermons as well as copies of letters...

Letter from Albert Slape to James Munroe
February 4, 1856

Albert Slape writes to James Munroe with news of the dismissal of four students on the charge of tarring Professor Henry Otis Tiffany's blackboard. Slape mentions that the dismissal of the students resulted in a "rebellion of the students." Slape is a member of the Class of 1858 while Munroe is...

"Dickinson College," by Charles Collins
August 1856

President Charles Collins writes this short history of Dickinson College in 1856.

Charles Collins, "Dickinson College," The Ladies' Repository 16 (August 1856): 449-453.

Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academical Year, 1861-62
1862

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1861-1862 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

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

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Herman Johnson
November 11, 1863

Former President James Buchanan writes to Dickinson College President Herman Johnson Merrills with information on several alumni, including William Speer (Class of 1788), Jesse Magaw (Class of 1806), and Buchanan's brother George Buchanan (Class of 1805). James Buchanan is a member of the Class...

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