Personal and Family Life

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Letter from Andrew Curtin to James Bruwick
January 20, 1865

Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to James Bruwick[?], Esq. and recommends Mr. Bates "as a reliable, prompt and industrious man of excellent character in all respects."

Location: I-BeachW-1984-11

Subject: Business and Industry, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Cora White to John Read
March 11, [1865?]

Cora E. White thanks Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice John Meredith Read for an "unexpected and most generous present."

Location: I-Friends-1975-23

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Josiah Whitney
August 16, 1865

Naturalist Spencer Fullerton Baird (Class of 1843) writes to Professor Josiah Dwight Whitney, sending his regrets that he will not able to attend a meeting in Northampton the following week "on account of severe strain experienced a few days ago."

Location: I-Friends-1986-4

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Moncure Conway to Unknown Recipient
September 2, [1865?]

Clergyman and abolitionist Moncure Daniel Conway (Class of 1849) writes a letter of sympathy to the parent of an unnamed acquaintance recently deceased: "I had just returned from a tour in Russia to hear of the death of your son, who I might almost call my friend..."

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-5

Subject: 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 Philadelphia. "Talk about Dickinson's Campus," Hastings...

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 college is a very pretty place [and] the grounds are...

Journal of Horatio Collins King
December 26, 1865 - September 28, 1869

Horatio Collins King details his life in post-war New York City society, including his work as a lawyer, his second marriage to Esther A. Howard and honeymoon at Niagara Falls, and a trip to Nebraska aboard the new Union Pacific railroad. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1999.9, B3, F2

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

Format: Diaries and Journals

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Edward Howard
May 20, 1866

Medal of Honor Recipient Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes to Edward "Ned" Howard in San Francisco just before his marriage to Ned's sister, Esther. King describes his wedding attire and discusses mutual friends and colleagues. Envelope included.

Location: I-HartC-1981-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from John Stuart Mill to Moncure Conway
June 1, 1866

English philosopher John Stuart Mill writes Moncure D. Conway and invites him and his wife to appear as a special guest at an upcoming dinner party. Transcript included. 

Location: I-Friends-2004-5

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 21, 1867

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer F. Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding an order for 4 dog blankets. Baird provides specific instructions, such as including "a G... in the middle of each" blanket.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-15

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to H. Foster
June 2, 1867

Spencer Fullerton Baird writes to an unspecified H. Foster about stamp collecting.

Location: I-BeachW-1977-3

Subject: 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

Invitation from Andrew Johnson to Robert Grier
February 24, 1868

President Andrew Johnson and First Lady Eliza McCardle Johnson send Associate Supreme Court Justice Robert Cooper Grier (Class of 1812) an invitation for dinner on Friday next.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-22

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Mary Thomson to John Read
April 14, 1868

Mary F. Thomson writes to Judge John M. Read, asking him to visit her at home in Philadelphia.

Location: I-Friends-1975-21

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Mary Thomson to John Read
April 27, 1868

Mary F. Thomson writes to Judge John M. Read, updating him on business and financial matters.

Location: I-Friends-1975-21

Subject: Business and Industry, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Mary Thomson to John Read
April 27, 1868

Mary F. Thomson writes to Judge John M. Read, appending a note about a business error.

Location: I-Friends-1975-21

Subject: Business and Industry, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Carrie Thomson to John Read
June 27, 1868

Carrie M. Thomson writes to Judge John Meredith Read about her family.

Location: I-Friends-1975-20

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Carrie Thomson to John Read
November 12, 1868

Carrie M. Thomson writes to Judge John Meredith Read, stating that she is happy he traveled safely during a recent trip and that her family is well.

Location: I-Friends-1975-20

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Apr. - Jun. 1869)
April - June 1869

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes six letters to George Lawrence on issues that include lists of specimens and other articles, inquiries on novel specimens, and travel updates. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F2

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from George Lawrence to Spencer Baird (Draft)
May 11, 1869

George Lawrence writes Spencer Baird to confirm the receipt of a payment for guns and to discuss logistics for a future meeting. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F19

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jul. - Aug. 1869)
July - August 1869

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes three letters to George Lawrence regarding the exchange of collections (primarily those of bird specimens) as well as his travels around New England. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F3

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Carrie Thomson to John Read
July 16, 1869

Carrie M. Thomson writes to Judge John Meredith Read, updating him on the health of her mother, who is recovering from a cough.

Location: I-Friends-1975-20

Subject: Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Charles Himes to Unknown Recipient
August 16, 1869

Professor of Natural Science Charles Francis Himes writes a letter of recommendation for Wilbur Fisk Horn, Class of 1869.

Location: I-ClarkeW-1962-1

Subject: Dickinson College Alumni Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Salmon Chase to Robert Grier
September 30, 1869

Salmon Portland Chase, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, writes to Associate Justice Robert Cooper Grier (Class of 1812). Chase discusses a recent visit to Philadelphia and says he is glad to hear Grier's health has improved. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-6

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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