Genealogy and Family History

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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 Samuel Hood
December 14, 1844

Senator James Buchanan writes a brief letter to Samuel Hood acknowledging the receipt of Hood's book, the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. Buchanan states that the book "has a peculiar interest for [him]; as [he is] the son of a native of the Emerald Isle who emigrated to this country......

Location: MC 1998.10, B2, F8

Subject: Genealogy and Family History, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Biographical Sketch of President James Buchanan by Lily Macalester
1859

Lily Macalester writes this biographical sketch of President James Buchanan in 1859. Macalester is friends with First Lady Harriet Lane, Buchanan's niece. Transcript included.

Letter from Samuel Barlow to George Curtis
October 17, 1881

Samuel Barlow writes to George Ticknor Curtis about Curtis' James Buchanan manuscript that contains material on Buchanan's engagement to Miss Anna Coleman. Barlow argues that Curtis "should not print any considerable portion of what you have written, on the subject of his engagement to Miss...

"Charles Nisbet: First President of Dickinson College," by Sarah Parkinson
1908

Sarah Woods Parkinson publishes this short profile on Dr. Charles Nisbet in 1908.

Letter from Edward W. Biddle to Cassandra Lee Arnold
May 11, 1929

Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle writes to Cassandra Lee Arnold regarding Horace Carpenter's portrait of Charles Nisbet. Biddle asks that she go through her family papers and "send them to 'Old Dickinson' to preserved with its collection of historical and personal data."

Letter from Cassandra Lee Arnold to Edward W. Biddle
May 21, 1929

Cassandra Lee Arnold writes to Dickinson College trustee Edward W. Biddle regarding Horace Carpenter's portrait of Charles Nisbet. Arnold thanks Biddle for the photograph of it that he sent her and promises "I will certainly go over all of the old letters in my return to the Farm this Summer."...

Letter from Zatae Longsdorff Straw to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Selby
April 20, 1951

Zatae Longsdorff Straw (Class of 1887) writes to Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Selby, accepting an invitation and explaining her (and her family's) connections to Dickinson College. Howard Selby was a member of Dickinson's class of 1913 and his wife, Ethel Wagg Selby, was a member of the class of 1915...

"Charles Nisbet," by R. Wallace White
1975

Ralph Wallace White's biography of Dr. Charles Nisbet.

"A Family Chronicle: The Story of Charles Nisbet and His Descendants," by R. Wallace White (Book 1)
1980

A description of this item is not currently available.

Location: DC 1929 W587 Bk. 1

Subject: Genealogy and Family History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1980-1999

"A Family Chronicle: The Story of Charles Nisbet and His Descendants," by R. Wallace White (Book 1)
1980

A description of this item is not currently available.

Location: DC 1929 W587 Bk. 2

Subject: Genealogy and Family History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1980-1999

"Genealogy of the Descendants of Charles Nisbet: First President of Dickinson College," by R. Wallace White
1981

Ralph Wallace White provides 21 charts that trace the genealogy of Charles Nisbet's descendants.

Location: DC 1929 W587g

Subject: Genealogy and Family History

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1980-1999

Letter from Robert Tanner to Allen Tanner
November 9, 1984

In this letter to his Uncle Allen Tanner, Robert Tanner describes his genealogical research and reconnection with distant family members. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2013.3, B1, F82

Subject: Genealogy and Family History, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1980-1999

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