International Affairs

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Letter from James M. McKim to Mr. Worrell
January 20, 1855

James M. McKim, a member of the Class of 1828 and an editor at the Philadelphia based The Anti-Slavery Standard, writes to a subscriber, Mr. Worrell. McKim mentions the major slavery related event of the day as well as the Anglo-French siege of Sevastopol (Sebastopol) in the Crimean War...

Letters from James Buchanan to James Webb
March 30 - December 7, 1855

James Buchanan, the United States Minister to the United Kingdom, writes four letters to General James Watson Webb regarding Buchanan's experiences living in London and international affairs, including the Ostend Manifesto, the Vienna Conference, and the prospects for peace. Buchanan also notes...

"Cuban Liberty," by J. Douglas Wade
July 12, 1855

J. Douglas Wade prepared this oration, entitled “Cuban Liberty" for the commencement ceremonies held July 12, 1855. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1855-W119c

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to Eliza Watterston
December 28, 1855

James Buchanan, the United States Minister to the United Kingdom, writes to Miss Eliza Watterston and offers condolences regarding the death of her father and a Mrs. Baker. Buchanan also explains that he is ready to return home. "I long to return to my own country which is the happiest land...

Letter from Spencer Baird to Osmond Tiffany
October 8, 1859

Spencer Fullerton Baird (Class of 1840) writes to Osmond Tiffany, responding to the latter's request for documents about the Pacific Rail Road and the Mexican Boundary.

Location: I-Friends-1982-7

Subject: Business and Industry, International Affairs, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to John Wilstach
October 27, 1859

President James Buchanan responds to John A. Wilstach's letter about domestic issues and foreign affairs. "I shall take great pleasure in reading your remarks on these important subjects at my earliest convenience," as President Buchanan explains.

Location: I-Friends-2005-4

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Lily Macalester to Charles Macalester
May 25, 1860

Lily Macalester writes to her father about an "elegant" party at the White House in which the Japanese delegation attended. In addition, Lily describes the plans for a future dinner party. Transcript included.

Letter from Lily Macalester to Charles Macalester
May 26, 1860

Lily Macalester writes her father, Charles Macalester, regarding her stay at the White House with her friend, First Lady Harriet Lane. Lily describes the dinner party with Japanese delegates as a "great success." "My friend the young Prince Stkahara Jugoro, is very bright" and, as Lily explains...

Letter from William Lloyd Garrison to Andrew Paton
April 10, 1863

Moncure D. Conway carries a letter for abolitionist William L. Garrison, who writes from Boston to his friend, Andrew Paton in Glasgow, Scotland, and introduces Conway in terms of highest commendation. Garrison also explains that Conway is on "an anti-slavery mission to England." Garrison hopes...

"Effect of Climate on Character," by David B. Herman
June 29, 1865

David B. Herman prepared this oration, entitled “Effect of Climate on Character," for the commencement ceremonies held June 29, 1865. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1865-H551eX

Subject: International Affairs, Weather and Climate

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

"The Wrongs of Ireland," by Newton E. Kupp
June 25, 1866

Newton Edward Kupp prepared this oration, entitled “The Wrongs of Ireland," for the Junior Prize (Pierson Prize) contest held June 25, 1866. A committee selected the top two orations, based on "the combined merits of Declamation and Composition," and awarded those two students with gold and...

Location: Orations-1866-K96w

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

"The Tendency of Governments toward Democracy," by Vincent Bierbower
June 28, 1866

Vincent Bierbower prepared this oration, entitled “The Tendency of Government towards Democracy," for the commencement ceremonies held June 28, 1866. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1866-B588tX

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

"The Bering Sea Controversy," by Thomas H. Evans
June 14, 1893

Thomas H. Evans prepared this oration, entitled “The Bering Sea Controversy," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1893-E92b

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"United Germany," by Chester N. Ames
June 14, 1893

Chester N. Ames prepared this oration, entitled “United Germany ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1893-A513u

Subject: Education, International Affairs

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Influence of the World’s Fair," by C. Grant Cleaver
June 6, 1894

C. Grant Cleaver prepared this oration, entitled “Influence of the World's Fair," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1894-C623i

Subject: International Affairs, Travel and Tourism, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio King to Horatio Collins King
April 3, 1896

Horatio King writes a personal letter to his son, Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), and comments on a Mr. Phelps, "John Bull" and the Monroe Doctrine, President Grover Cleveland, as well as events in Mexico and Oregon.

"The Open Door Policy in China," by George V. Metzel
June 6, 1900

George V. Metzel prepared this oration, entitled “The Open Door Policy in China," 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-M596o

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from John Yost to Frank Bell
January 22, 1909

John W. Yost writes Frank T. Bell and describes his missionary work at a boys school in China as well as asks for financial help to establish scholarships . In addition, Yost notes how the reaction to news that the Emperor and Empress Dowager had died. "The people were greatly grieved indeed,...

Letter from Stephen Vincent Benét to Laura Benét
July 25, 1936

Stephen Vincent Benét writes to his sister, Laura Benét, on the slowness of his writing and distress over news from abroad. Includes envelope.

Location: I-Friends-1982-2

Subject: International Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

"An Open Letter to the Chinese People" by Pearl Buck
1938

This is a working manuscript by Nobel Prizewinning author Pearl S. Buck, including ink and pencil corrections, written during the Japanese invasion of China and the war that ensued.

Letter from Whitfield Bell Jr. to Mr. & Mrs. J. Wesley Potter
June 6, 1945

Whitfield Jenks Bell Jr. writes to Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Potter from Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany about some of his experiences during World War II and the current conditions in Europe. "There is no peace in Europe today; and from everyone’s [ hating?] Hitler, they have now all turned to...

Location: I-BellW-2000-1

Subject: International Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1940-1959

Women's Resource Center Newsletter (Nov. 1977)
November 1977

The Women's Resource Center Newsletter is produced by the Women's Resource Committee of Dickinson College.

Selected highlights from this issue include:

  • "Sexuality and Creating an Awareness," by Gail Borjeson.
  • ...

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