Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Day Book, 1839 (Box 1, folder 30)

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

Alexander Biddle Family Papers

Alexander Biddle, the patriarch of the collection, was born on April 29, 1819 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Thomas A. Biddle and Christine Williams Biddle. A member of a prominent and wealthy Philadelphia family, he graduated from the...

Letter, 1850 (Box 1, folder 2)

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

Plan of Education for Dickinson College - RG 1/1, 3.2.8

The papers of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, 1783-1833, include correspondence, reports, financial statements, printed materials, and legal documents, and have been arranged into seven series.


Collection Inventory: RG 1-001.pdf

Record of sermons, 1817 (Box 1, folder 11)

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

Letter, 1825 (Box 1, folder 7)

The collection contains materials relating to family life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and in Ohio. The central figure is Daniel Bowdle (1796-1876), who as a young man moved to Cincinnati and became the successful business man of his family,...

Collection Inventory: mc1998.03.pdf

Letters, 1856 (Box 3, folder 23)

James Buchanan was a graduate of Dickinson College, Class of 1809, who went on to become the fifteenth president of the United States. The majority of this collection is comprised of correspondence between Buchanan and his business and political...

Collection Inventory: mc1998.10.pdf

Receipt for taxes, 1816 (Box 1, folder 9)

The collection includes business letters and legal papers of the Burd family, early deeds and patents, settlement of the Edward Shippen Burd estate 1848-1870, and correspondence concerning bequests for St. Stephen's Church, Philadelphia, the Burd...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.10.pdf

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

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

Notes, 1847-1848 (Box 1, folder 4)

The collection consists of student notes, correspondence, speeches and commissions related to John A. J. Creswell, Dickinson College class of 1848 and Postmaster General, 1869-1874. The collection also includes an account book kept by Creswell's...

Collection Inventory: mc2010.02.pdf

Letters, 1797 (Box 1, folder 4)

This collection is comprised of correspondence and legal papers reflecting the legal and political career of John Dickinson, statesman and president of the Supreme Executive Council of Delaware and Pennsylvania. The majority of the collection is...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.13.pdf

Travel journal, 1776 (Box 1, folder 8)

The collection consists primarily of travel journals of Thomas and Jabez Fisher, sons of Joshua Fisher, a businessman in Philadelphia shipping prior to the Revolutionary War. The journals offer detailed accounts of travel to Europe in the 1760s...

Collection Inventory: mc2004.01.pdf

Letters, 1836, 1847 (Box 1, folder 28)

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)

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)

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

Letter, 1800 (Box 1, folder 6)

Francis Gurney (1738-1815) was a veteran of the French and Indian Wars, the American Revolution, and the Whiskey Rebellion. A prominent Philadelphia merchant, Gurney held several political offices such as city Alderman and representative and...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.06.pdf

Letters, 1794 (Box 1, folder 9)

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

Photograph, 1862 (Photographs, folder 3)

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

Letter, 1785 (Box 1, folder 5)

This collection contains the papers of William Irvine, a physician during the American Revolution, and his family; the papers are housed in one document box and have been arranged into two sections: Correspondence, and Legal and Financial Papers...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.02.pdf

Certificate, 1861 (Box 1, folder 24)

The collection consists of correspondence, genealogical materials, legal materials, printed and scrapbook materials relating to George Burt Lincoln. Correspondents include Abner Doubleday, Horace Greeley, Julia Ward Howe, and Elizabeth Cady...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.03.pdf

Minute book, 1832 (Box 1, folder 5)

George Armstrong Lyon was a Carlisle lawyer, bank president, Presbyterian elder, and a trustee of Dickinson College. Church affairs are the central concern of these papers, which include accounts of Lyon's hostile view of the Rev. George Duffield...

Collection Inventory: mc2006.01.pdf

The Eagle, or, Carlisle Herald - March 3, 1802

The Carlisle and Local Newspaper Collection consists of various newspapers that were produced in south central Pennsylvania, or feature articles which concern local events. The newspapers are arranged alphabetically by title and then...

Allegheny Democrat - September 30, 1834

The Dickinsoniana Newspaper Collection consists of various newspapers acquired by the Library over the years. These items feature articles which concern mainly Dickinson College: happenings on campus, curriculum offerings, and doings of famous...


Collection Inventory: Dickinsoniana - Subject Index

Letters, 1799 (Box 1, folders 22 and 24)

The collection consists of the papers of Charles Nisbet, first president of Dickinson College, and his family, particularly his son-in-law, William Turnbull. The majority of these papers is correspondence conducted between Nisbet and his daughter...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.07.pdf


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