Personal and Family Life

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Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
December 7, 1897

Horatio Collins King writes to Luther R. Marsh, reminiscing about an enjoyable reunion they had had and discussing the value and interest of the Annual Reports. A postscript adds that he voted for William McKinley.

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
December 19, 1897

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes to Hon. Luther R. Marsh commenting on the politics and corruption of the legal bench and bar. Judges purchase their nominations at a high price and, as King explains, "we are overrun with pettifoggers...

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-2

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
September 12, 1898

Horatio Collins King writes to Hon. Luther R. Marsh, sharing his appreciation for Marsh's work and to sort out an issue referred to as "Niagara."

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-3

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Laura Windust to "Piet"
March 30, 1899

Laura Windust instructs Piet to take care of herself and hopes that she recovers soon. Windust also notes that George Mead has overworked himself and is leaving for a vacation.

Location: I-Friends-1973-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
May 12, 1899

Laura Windust writes Esther Windust and asks her to contradict rumors that Annie and Col. Olcott had any differences. Laura also mentions Piet's malaria and shares the news of Mr. Oakley's death.

Location: I-Friends-1973-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Laura Windust to "Piet"
June 2, 1899

Laura Windust informs Piet that the section will be taking over the house in order to free Annie Besant entirely from monetary responsibilities. In addition, Laura adds that she will be marry George Mead in order to prevent ill-natured tongues...

Location: I-Friends-1973-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
January 20, 1900

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) shares a poem with Luther R. Marsh to celebrate his 88th birthday.

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-4

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
August 14, 1900

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) shares with Luther R. Marsh thoughts on aging.

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-4

Subject: Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Constance Wachtmeister to Esther Windust
November 18, [1900?]

Countess Constance Wachtmeister writes Mrs. Esther Windust and discuses photos of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and describes a successful speaking engagement in Edinburgh.

Location: I-Friends-1973-10

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Josephine Brunyate Meredith Scrapbook
1901-1903

Josephine Brunyate (Class of 1901) presents this scrapbook to Jessie C. Bowers upon her graduation from Dickinson College in 1903. The scrapbook consists mostly of photographs of campus buildings and students as well as a few Commencement...

Letter from George Mead to Esther Windust
November 24, 1902

George R. Mead writes to Esther Windust, offering his sympathy for the recent death of an unspecified man named Piet.

Location: I-Friends-1973-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Constance Wachtmeister to Esther Windust
November 26, [1902?]

Countess Constance Wachtmeister offers condolence to Mrs. Esther Windust after Piet's death.

Location: I-Friends-1973-10

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
November 28, 1902

Laura Windust writes Esther Windust a letter of sympathy in regards on the death of Piet.

Location: I-Friends-1973-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from "Tissie" to Esther Windust
June 15, 1903

"Tissie" writes to Esther Windust and describes Esther's godson, work, and the impending visit of Willie Hawkswolte.

Location: I-Friends-1973-13

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Poets in Embryo" by Laura Benét
circa 1905

Laura Benét writes this essay, titled "Poets in Embryo," on growing up in a literary household and how it influenced her and her brothers' interests in writing.

Location: I-Friends-1982-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Mrs. Albert Smith
May 25, 1908

Horatio Collins King writes from Brooklyn to Mrs. Albert M. Smith in Middletown, Connecticut, and agrees to send autographs from General Daniel Sickles and General Grenville M. Dodge, the latter a Corps Commander in the Western Army.

Location: I-Purchase-1958-6

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Esther Popel Shaw (Class of 1919) Diary
June 10, 1914 - April 30, 1915

Esther Popel Shaw, Class of 1919, was the first African American woman to graduate from Dickinson College.  This diary from Esther's senior year of high school documents her daily activities, particularly her interactions with family, friends,...

Location: MC 2013.4, B1, F1 (Diary) ; MC 2013.4, B1, F3 (Transcript of Diary)

Subject: Education, Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1900-1919

"Reminiscences," by Horatio Collins King
1915

Medal of Honor recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes a five-page composition entitled "Reminiscences" in pencil. He discusses his Dickinson College experience and includes notes of planned citations from his journal.

Letter from William Benét to Lawton Mackall
February 4, 1916

Writer and poet William Rose Benét writes to Lawton Mackall, asking him to contribute to a one-off literary magazine called The Chimaera.

Location: I-Friends-1982-3

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Two Letters from William Benét to Lawton Mackall
August 15, 1917

William Rose Benét writes two letters to Lawton Mackall: the first promises poems and includes a drawing; the second explains Benét's plans to travel for ten days.

Letter from Esther King to Whitelaw Saunders
March 29, 1919

Esther H. King writes to Whitelaw Saunders regarding her late husband, Horatio Collins King.

Location: I-SpahrB-1958-36

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1932

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen, a member of the class of 1934, is a sophomore in spring 1932 and a junior in fall...

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1933

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen, a member of the class of 1934, is a junior in spring 1933 and a senior in fall...

"A Forest Pool," by Esther Popel
1934

Publisher: Washington, DC: Privately Printed

A selection of Esther Popel's poetry.

Location: DC 1919 S534fo

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Personal and Family Life

Format: Poetry and Lyrics

Time Period: 1920-1939

Diary of Hazelle Allen
1934

Hazelle Myra Allen's diary documents her experience with classes, student life, social events, and personal matters as an undergraduate at Dickinson College. Allen is a senior and graduates with the class of 1934. Allen did not write any entries...

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