Economics and Finance

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Letters from Jacob Frick to Eli Slifer
February - December 1861

Jacob G. Frick writes thirteen letters to Eli Silfer, the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Andrew Curtin, on a number of topics, including conflict with Baltimore over commerce, affairs in military administration and compensation, as well as daily life in the Union army during the...

Letter from W. Armstrong to James Marshall
March 21, 1861

W. Armstrong writes to Professor James William Marshall (Class of 1848) about money collected from Daniel Hesey. Armstrong also refers to the "Smiths" and explains that he has "not proceeded against them" even though he has not received anything from them.

Location: I-Original-1861-1

Subject: Economics and Finance, Land and Real Estate

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
April 3, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to former President James Buchanan regarding Abraham Lincoln, in particular his state of mind.  Stanton also discloses that he believes the Secretary of the Treasury made an error in not accepting a loan.

Location: I-SpahrB-1959-9

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
May 11, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to former President James Buchanan apologizing for his previous letters being delayed by the Baltimore Riot. Stanton tells Buchanan news regarding the Civil War and President Lincoln's administration. 

Letter from Edwin Stanton to James Buchanan (Copy)
June 8, 1861

Edwin McMasters Stanton writes to James Buchanan stating that Stanton and their friends were very pleased by Judge Jeremiah Sullivan Black's message that Buchanan was in good health. Stanton also shares his opinion on the Patriot cause, financial troubles for the Union, and General John Adams...

Letters from William Meredith to Eli Slifer
1861-1863

William Meredith writes sixteen letters to Eli Slifer, Secretary of the Commonwealth during the Civil War, in which he discusses bounty payments to soldiers, a potential bill for consolidating government-funded loans, purchasing the battle ground at Gettysburg for memorial purposes, as well as...

Letter from Henry Maxwell to James Veech
September 25, 1861

Henry D. Maxwell writes Major James Veech regarding how to close the Pay Department "as soon as practicable." "It is considered that with the payment of the Reserve Corps the object of its creation has been accomplished & the necessity for its continuance has ceased," as Maxwell explains....

Location: MC 2003.4, B7, F7

Subject: Economics and Finance, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to A. T. Goodman
June 11, 1863

Former President James Buchanan responds to A. T. Goodman's question about his remarks and how he voted as a Senator on the Tariff Bill of 1842. "The opinions I then expressed on the subject of a Tariff, with very little variation, I have continued to hold until the present time," as Buchanan...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F7

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to Joseph C. G. Kennedy
September 10, 1863

Former President James Buchanan writes Joseph Camp Griffith Kennedy regarding his health and finances. "My own heart is good, except that I am a little crippled in walking by the effects of my late very severe attack of rheumatism," as Buchanan explains. Buchanan also notes that "Judge Black has...

Location: I-Friends-2005-6

Subject: Economics and Finance, Health and Medicine, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from William Meredith to Eli Slifer
1864-1866

William Meredith writes seven letters to Eli Slifer, Secretary of the Commonwealth, regarding the applicability of the Act of 1840 to interest payments, the announcement of a draft for more soldiers , warrants against various railroad companies, and other political affairs. Transcripts included...

Letters from William Meredith to Andrew Curtin
1864-1866

William Meredith writes two letters to Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curtin in which he differentiates between the acts of 1840, 1862, and 1863 that each relate to treasury payments, and discusses the reduction of state debt. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2003.4, B7, F24

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
April 7, 1864

Former President James Buchanan's letter to his nephew, James Buchanan Henry, includes a list of individuals who have discharged their bonds or mortgages since April 1. Buchanan also provides instructions on various financial matters as well as a note about a "Tin Box." Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
April 18, 1864

Former President James Buchanan writes James Buchanan Henry and includes payment for stocks that Henry purchased on behalf of Harriet Lane. Buchanan also asks Henry "to take out my will" as "it is neceseary or rather proper that I should make some changes in it on account of changes in my...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
June 19, 1867

Former President James Buchanan writes his nephew James Buchanan Henry and asks him to bring several financial documents when he visits Wheatland, Pennsylvania. Besides "my certificate of Virginia Loan for $11,000," Buchanan tells James Henry that he "will find a policy of insurance on the this...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F13

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Charles Deems to Mr. Bennett
April 27, 1868

Charles F. Deems, editor of The Watchman, writes to a Mr. Bennett regarding a debt. "After collecting the $16 which you sent last week," Deems explains that Bennett still owes $22.75. Transcript included.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-29

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

"The Free Coinage of Silver," by James M. Brennan
June 6, 1900

James M. Brennan prepared this oration, entitled “The Free Coinage of Silver," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1900-B838f

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

"The Income Tax," by Weldon Brubaker
June 6, 1900

Weldon Brubaker prepared this oration, entitled “The Income Tax," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1900-B886i

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter to Leonard Blakey from Unkown Author
November 26, 1911

Dickinson Profesosr Leonard Blakey receives this letter from a member of the Economics and Sociology Department at Bowdoin College regarding job possibilities at that college as well as John A. Hobson's economic theories.

Location: I-Original-1911-1

Subject: Economics and Finance, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

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Project Grant for Black Arts Festival
1980

The Congress of African Students (CAS) requests grant funds from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts to support their 11th Annual Black Arts Festival. The CAS argues that the festival is their "means of culturally expressing [themselves] to the entire Central Pennsylvania community." This grant...

LGBT History Logo
April 14, 2015

Ray Davis was born on April 30th, 1954 in Bethlehem, PA. After attending Catholic school, Ray went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. After moving to Harrisburg in 1986, Ray acquired his real estate license, serving a variety...

Location: LGBT Oral History - Ray Davis - 022

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance, LGBT History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Interviews and Oral Histories

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