Religion and Spirituality

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Day Book, 1839 (Box 1, folder 30)
1805-1855

The collection includes bills, receipts, letters, and account books of Josiah Albertson's lime and lumber business in Plymouth, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, which he later held in partnership with his brothers, Jacob and Benjamin. Also...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.14.pdf

Account book, 1935-1936 (Box 5, folder 4)
1842-1968

The collection consists of the papers of Charles Gilbert Beetem, a Carlisle, PA rug manufacturer, local historian and genealogist, amateur artist, and omnivorous collector. Diaries, manuscripts, letters, advertisements, greeting cards, and...

Collection Inventory: mc2002.07.pdf

Besant, postcard image (PC, folder 1)
1873-1974

The collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, and photographs of Dr. Annie (Wood) Besant (1847-1933), a prominent and revolutionary freethinker of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Besant was a Christian wife and mother who...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.07.pdf

Letter, 1850 (Box 1, folder 2)
1803-1861

The collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous materials relating to Andrew Blair (1789-1861), a layman and founding member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Carlisle. In 1833, Blair successfully petitioned the Presbyterian Church...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.11.pdf

RG 1/2 - 10.1.12 The Statutes of Dickinson College, 1853
1833-1902

The papers of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, 1833-1879, include correspondence, reports, financial statements, printed materials, and legal documents, and have been arranged into thirteen series....

Collection Inventory: RG 1-002.pdf

Record of sermons, 1817 (Box 1, folder 11)
1778-1865

Thomas Emerson Bond, Sr., was a well-known Methodist Episcopal minister and author who served as a trustee of Dickinson College from 1833 until 1835. The collection includes correspondence to and from Bond dating mostly from 1840-1848, as well as...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.02.pdf

Pieter Burman journals
c.1720

This collection is comprised of three journals containing notes on lectures delivered by Pieter Burman during his tenure at the University of Leiden, sometime between 1715 and 1740. It is not known precisely who took these notes. The notebooks...

Collection Inventory: mc2012.13.pdf

Diary, 1895 (Box 1, folder 5)
1892-1921

The collections consists of the diaries of Joseph Clemens and his wife, Mary Knapp Strong Clemens. Joseph Clemens was born in Cornwall, England. He left England and entered Dickinson College at the age of 28, graduating in the class of 1894. He...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.17.pdf

Diary, 1851-1856 (Box 2, folder 8)
1729-1955

Moncure Daniel Conway was born into a southern aristocratic family, but ultimately became one of the nation's leading abolitionists and humanitarians. Conway was a graduate of Dickinson College in 1848 and was trained for the ministry at Harvard...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.06.pdf

Notebook, 1824-1827 (Box 1, folder 3)
1824-1872

Thomas Creigh (1808-1880), Dickinson Class of 1828, attended Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained by the Carlisle Presbytery in 1831. He served as a pastor in Mercersburg, Pa. The collection includes two notebooks from Creigh's student...

Collection Inventory: mc2007.03.pdf

Sermons, c.1920s-1960s (Box 5, folder 3)
1921-1975

This collection consists of the essays and sermons of Walter L. Crowding, Dickinson Class of 1925 and Methodist minister. Most of the essays are written upon various topics in religion, but also included are treatises on art and literature. The...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.12.pdf

John Price Durbin - President, 1834-1845
1834-1845

The papers of John Price Durbin contained within this record group pertain only to the years that he spent as president of Dickinson College, from 1834 to 1845. This includes the papers collected during the period of Durbin's sabbatical, during...

Collection Inventory: RG 2/2 - John Price Durbin

Letter in Box 1, Folder 7
1836-2001; bulk, 1852-1880

The Education Fund played a critical role in the success of Dickinson College, especially during the mid-nineteenth century. For thirty years, Dickinson was entirely dependent upon the interest from the Education Fund to support its operations....

Collection Inventory: mc2016.01.pdf

Robert Emory - President, 1845-1848
1845-1848

The records contained in the President Robert Emory record group pertain only to his time and affairs as president of Dickinson College. As such, any papers from Emory’s acting presidency during John Price Durbin’s sabbatical are not included...

Collection Inventory: RG 2/3 - Robert Emory

Letters, 1836, 1847 (Box 1, folder 28)
1816-1860

This collection includes correspondence of the Gale family including Reverend Wakefield Gale, a Congregational clergyman educated at Dartmouth and Andover Theological Seminary, his wife Mary Louise Bigelow Gale, John A. Gale, and Joseph Gale....

Collection Inventory: mc1998.11.pdf

Diary, 1805-1809 (Box 1, folder 1)
1805-1898

The collection consists of the diaries of Zenanah Gilbert and Dora Gilbert Tompkins; very little else is known about either woman. Gilbert was born in Rome, New York on January 31, 1782; her family ran a guest house in town. Tompkins was born in...

Collection Inventory: mc1998.09.pdf

Sermons, 1807 (Box 1, folder 5)
1796-1813

Isaac Grier (c.1763-1814) was a member of the class of 1788 of Dickinson College; he studied theology under Charles Nisbet and later served as principal of the grammar school at the college from 1788 until 1790. The core of the collection...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.02.pdf

Speech, undated (Box 1, folder 7)
1854-1918

Thomas Miller Griffith (1834-1898) graduated from Dickinson College in 1858 and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the college in 1891. He was a member of the Philadelphia conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and served...

Collection Inventory: mc2005.04.pdf

Letters, 1794 (Box 1, folder 9)
1789-1830

The Thomas Hamilton Collection consists almost exclusively of letters received by James Hamilton from his brother Thomas Hamilton, both of whom were prominent figures in local politics (James in Carlisle, PA and Thomas in Greensburg, PA). The...

Collection Inventory: mc2002.06.pdf

Essay, undated (Box 1, folder 8)
1861-1874

Dickinson alum (Class of 1870) and trustee, James Hargis worked in education for several years before becoming a clergyman, earning his doctorate of divinity in 1888. The collection consists of essays and orations written by Hargis and...

Collection Inventory: mc2003.02.pdf

Photograph, 1862 (Photographs, folder 3)
1748-1963

The Hays family papers include correspondence, deeds, and memorabilia of six generations of this prominent Carlisle, Pa. family whose scions include General Ephraim Blaine (1741-1804), Commissary-General in the American Revolution and charter...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.01.pdf

Notice of sale, 1868 (Oversized, folder 1)
1852-1868

The Herman Merrills Johnson papers consist primarily of financial records, bound and unbound, maintained by Johnson during his tenure as president of Dickinson College. The collection also contains correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and the bill...

Collection Inventory: mc2003.09.pdf

Herman Merrills Johnson - President, 1860-1868
1860-1868

The records contained in the President Herman Merrills Johnson record group pertain only to his time and affairs as president of Dickinson College. As such, no personal papers or papers pertaining to Johnson’s tenure as a faculty member are...

Collection Inventory: RG 2/6 - Herman Merrills Johnson

Scrapbook page, c1860-c1890 (Box 1, folder 1)
c.1860-1890

This Herman Merrills Johnson collection consists of a scrapbook believed to have been kept by the former college president Herman Merrills Johnson throughout his lifetime and continued by his son Theodore. The collection is housed in one document...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.09.pdf

Pink Triangle Coalition
1975-2013

This collection documents LGBT activism in Lancaster County, PA.  The materials date from 1975 to 2013. They include publicity materials from events sponsored by local groups such as the Pink Triangle Coalition, promotional materials for March on...

Collection Inventory: LGBT-002 Collection Inventory

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