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Letter from John Gilmore to "Lib"
June 1856

John Calhoun Gilmore writes to "Lib" prior to the Dickinson College Commencement exercises about his class rank in the Class of 1856. Gilmore lists the full ranking of the class of 1856 in his letter. "You will see that my standing is high - I am...

"Authority," by Marvin E. Clark
July 10, 1856

Marvin E. Clark prepared this oration, entitled “Authority" for the commencement ceremonies held July 10, 1856. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included....

Location: Orations-1856-C594a

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

"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.

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...

"The Student’s Dream," by Edwin L. Griffith
July 9, 1857

Edwin L. Griffith prepared this oration, entitled “The Student's Dream," for the commencement ceremonies held July 9, 1857. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1857-G853s

Subject: Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

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

"The Triumph of American Genius," by J. Howard Beckwith
July 8, 1858

J. Howard Beckwith prepared this oration, entitled “The Triumph of American Genius," for the Junior Prize (Grigg Prize) contest held on July 3, 1858. Twelve members of the Junior class gave speeches on a variety of subjects. Transcript included...

Location: Orations-1858-B397t

Subject: Education, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

Journal of Horatio Collins King
1858-1859

Horatio Collins King, a member of the Class of 1858, records his thoughts and activities of his daily life in the first year after his graduation from Dickinson College. King's entries include notes on his travels through New England, Canada, and...

Location: MC 1999.9, B3, F1

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1840-1859

"The Central Idea of History," by William L. Cannon
July 9, 1859

William L. Cannon prepared this oration, entitled “The Central Idea of History," for the Junior Prize (Grigg Prize) contest held on July 9, 1862. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1859-C226c

Subject: Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

"The Power of Thought," by George Baylor
July 9, 1859

George Baylor prepared this oration, entitled “The Power of Thought," for the Junior Prize (Grigg Prize) contest held on July 9, 1859. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1859-B358p

Subject: Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

Journal of Charles F. Thomas
July 9, 1859 - November 13, 1861

Charles F. Thomas' diary includes intermittent entries dating from leaving Dickinson College in July 1859, to attending at Garrett Bible Institute in Evanston, Illinois, and to working as a Methodist circuit rider in Pennsylvania as the Civil War...

"Manifest Destiny," by Zebulon Dyer
July 14, 1859

Zebulon Dyer prepared this oration, entitled “Manifest Destiny," for the commencement ceremonies held July 14, 1859. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1859-D996m

Subject: Education, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

"The Duty and Dignity of Man," by George B. Creamer
July 12, 1860

George B. Creamer prepared this oration, entitled “The Duty and Dignity of Man," for the commencement ceremonies held July 12, 1860. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1860-C912dX

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

“Intellectual Achievement,” by John H. Grabill
July 12, 1860

John H. Grabill prepared this oration, entitled “Intellectual Achievement," for the commencement ceremonies held July 12, 1860. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1860-G728i

Subject: Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from David Hastings to Edgar Hastings
July 11, 1861

David Hastings congratulates Edgar E. Hastings (Class of 1865) for coming out at the head of his class at Dickinson College following the final examinations. Hastings also shares news from Harrisburg as well as notes that Bob Noble had become "...

Location: I-Friends-1975-15

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Ned Hastings to His Sisters
September 13, 1865

Ned Hastings (Class of 1865) writes to his four sisters about his life as a student at Harvard and in Boston. Hastings also compares Harvard's campus to Dickinson's campus as well as comments on how Boston is different from New York and...

Location: I-Friends-1975-16

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Ned Hastings to Jane Hastings
September 13, 1865

Ned Hastings (Class of 1865) writes to Jane Hastings, his mother, describing his search for housing and receiving his "certificate as 'a member of Harvard Law School". Transcript included.

Location: I-Friends-1975-16

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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...

"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

"The Principle of Assimilation," by Wilberforce Wells
June 28, 1866

 Wilberforce Wells prepared this oration, entitled “The Principle of Assimilation," for the commencement ceremonies held June 28, 1866. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time...

Location: Orations-1866-W456pX

Subject: Education, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

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...

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 "...

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