Personal and Family Life

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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 programs. Meredith later returns to work at Dickinson as...

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

Letter from Leonard Blakey to Jane Perkins
1914

Professor Leonard Blakey writes to Jane Perkins from the SS Potsdam on his way home from a trip to Europe . "We had very bad weather, the fog lasted for four days steadily with the fog horn signal every sixty seconds," as Blakey notes. Transcript included.

Location: I-Original-1911-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism, Weather and Climate

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

Letter from Jane Perkins to Leonard Blakey
1914

Jane Perkins writes to Professor Leonard Blakey regarding their last meeting as well as her recent trip. Transcript included.

Location: I-Original-1911-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period:

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, and neighbors. Esther routinely listed the names of...

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 Leonard Blakey to Jane Perkins (Draft)
1915

Professor Leonard Blakey writes to Jane Perkins regarding Dickinson's commencement, the political stir behind selecting Professor James Henry Morgan as President Eugene Allen Noble's successor. "So many petty men are busy having their interests pushed by their little groups of friends," as...

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 1932. Transcript included.

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 1933. Transcript included.

"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 in her diary between August 27 and December 31,...

Letter from Stephen Vincent Benet to Miss Adlard
circa 1935

Stephen Vincent Benet thanks a Miss Adlard for her letter describing the performance of Miss Locke. "It was extremely interesting to hear about it and I know that Miss Locke must have given a beautiful and unusual performance," as Benet observes.

Location: I-Friends-1975-3

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

"The Home of Taney," by Edward Delaplaine
July 4, 1936

Edward S. Delaplaine addresses the Forty-First Annual Meeting of the Maryland State Bar Association with a paper titled "The Home of Taney." Delaplaine, a member of the Frederick Bar and the President of the Roger Brooke Taney Home, Inc., discusses Taney's home and family life.

Location: I-Delaplaine-1967-1

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

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1920-1939

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

Letter from William Vastine to Dr. Hartman
August 1936

William H. Vastine, a member of the Class of 1937, writes to Dr. Hartman regarding his experience taking classes at State College during the summer as well as preaching in local churches. "State College is a very lovely place but," as Vastine explains, "the school is so large and the student...

Letter from Stephan Vincent Benet to Frances Benet
November 17, 1939

Stephen Vincent Benet asks his mother, Frances Rose Benet, to come to Thanksgiving.

Location: I-Friends-1991-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1920-1939

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