Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Newspaper, 1817 (Oversized, folder 1)

The collection documents several generations of the Poulson family and its role in publishing Poulson's American Daily Advertiser. It includes submissions, woodcuts, and sample issues from the Daily Advertiser; correspondence;...

Collection Inventory: mc2006.02.pdf

Charles Nisbet

The Presidents 1783-1833 Record Group contains papers related the presidency of the seven men who served at Dickinson from 1783 to 1833. This Record Group corresponds with that of RG 1/1, the Trustees 1783-1833, which also documents the first...

Collection Inventory: RG 2/1 - Presidents

Booklet, 1854 (Box 2, folder 2)

The collection consists of correspondence, legal and financial materials primarily related to Price's law practice, his service in the Pennsylvania State Senate (1854-1856), and as a commissioner for Fairmount Park Association. Also included in...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.13.pdf

Engraving, undated (Box 2, folder 9)

This collection includes letters, documents, clippings, pamphlets, and photographs relating to Joseph Priestley and his descendants. It was presented to the college by Mrs. Temple Fay.

Collection Inventory: mc1998.01.pdf


Collection Inventory: Priestley Family Collection Pamphlet

Program, undated (Box 4, folder 9)

Leon Cushing Prince (1878-1937) graduated from Dickinson College in 1898 and received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law and his masters from New York University. Prince returned to Dickinson in 1907 to become a professor of history...

Collection Inventory: mc1998.07.pdf

Letter, 1853 (Box 1, folder 10)

The collection consists of the correspondence of William Rawle (1759-1836), William Rawle, Jr. (1788-1858), William Henry Rawle (1823-1889), Charles Wallace Brooke, and William Brooke Rawle, primarily concerning legal and financial matters. The...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.05.pdf

Letter, 1844 (Box 1, folder 1)

This collection contains the personal and legal papers of John Meredith Read, a Pennsylvania lawyer and state supreme court justice. The collection is housed in one document box and is divided into two categories: Correspondence and Legal and...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.19.pdf

Matriculation book, 1849-1853 (RG 5/1 - 2.1.4)

In the nineteenth century, the activities pertaining to admissions and student affairs were performed by the President of the College, with some assistance from the other faculty members. Inquiries concerning admissions were generally made...

Collection Inventory: RG 5/1 - Student Affairs/Registrar

Legal brief, 1815 (Box 3, folder 1)

Roger Brooke Taney graduated from Dickinson College in the class of 1795. He served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, a state senator, Attorney General of both Maryland and the United States, and Secretary of the Treasury before...

Location: MC 2002.3

Subject: Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1760-1779, 1780-1799, 1800-1819, 1820-1839

Collection Inventory: mc2002.03.pdf

Image of Tiley Family Collection
1819-1979; bulk 1880-1945

This collection documents several members of the Dum family of Carlisle, PA, particularly Annie Spotts Dum, Blanche L. Dum (Class of 1910), George B. Dum, Miriam Dum Frey (Class of 1913), and Ray Spotts Dum (Class of 1908).  The collection is...

Collection Inventory: Nancy Tiley family papers inventory

Letter, 1809 (Box 2, folder 12)

The collection consists of the papers of the families of Jacob and Cornelius Vanderbilt, farmers and tax assessors of Newton Township, Cumberland County, Pa. Accounts of the Civil War are included among family correspondence, bills, accounts, and...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.14.pdf

Notebook, 1762 (Box 1, folder 1)

The Anthony Wayne collection consists of four notebooks kept by Anthony, Charles, and Isaac Wayne. The two notebooks belonging to Anthony Wayne, dated 1762 to 1764, contain notes on mathematics and surveying; the notebook of Charles Wayne also...

Collection Inventory: mc2003.11.pdf

Map, undated (Box 1, folder 7)

This collection is comprised of letters written to Isaac Wayne, Dickinson College Class of 1792 and Pennsylvania statesman, on various subjects ranging from biographical information on his father (General Anthony Wayne) to Wayne's service in...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.11.pdf

Letter, 1791 (Box 1, folder 4)

This collection is mostly comprised of correspondence received by Philadelphia printer William Young from Charles Nisbet, President of Dickinson College. Young was a scotsman who settled in Philadelphia and set up a bookshop, a printing press,...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.05.pdf

Legal Document, Gorge Schley v. John Deloshmutt

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney prepares this document for a lawsuit against John Deloshmutt. Taney's client, George Jacob Schley, argues that Deloshmutt has failed to pay 3 pounds, 11 shillings, and 10 pence half penny for various services,...

Location: I-Friends-1982-8

Subject: Business and Industry, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Joseph Priestley to Rev. Mr. Kell
circa 1800

Joseph Priestley offers the Rev. Mr. Kell a horse for him to ride to Cradley. Priestley also includes 7 lines of text written in Annet's Shorthand.

Location: I-RichardsonD-1992-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Joseph Priestley to Aaron Levy
January 9, 1800

Joseph Priestley writes to to Aaron Levy, the Jewish founder of Aaronsburg, Pennsylvania. Levy plans to distribute copies of Priestley's religious writing to "countrymen and friends," a gesture that Priestley thanks him for.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-69

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from William Irvine to Ann Irvine
April 9, [1800?]

William Irvine writes to his wife, Ann Irvine, about her journey and other various matters at home.  "I... hope that you have about this time reached comfortable quarters, now near dark," as Irvine notes. Irvine writes part of this letter on...

Location: I-Purchase-1954-32

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Charles Nisbet to William Young
August 21, 1800

Charles Nisbet writes bookseller William Young to discuss various political and religious events in France, Ireland, and the United States. Nisbet mentions Napoleon Bonaparte, Thomas Jefferson, Mathew Carey, James Napper Tandy, Joseph Priestley,...

Letter from William Bingham to M. Hays
September 7, 1800

William Bingham writes to Mr. M. M. Hays regarding a General Jackson and his "draft upon me in your favor for $1740." Bingham has already paid General Jackson "his draft of 1000 dollars," which "I have with very great inconvenience to myself,...

Location: I-SpahrB-1949-2

Subject: Business and Industry, Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from William Thompson to James Hamilton
November 16, 1800

William A. Thompson writes to James Hamilton and informs him that he must proceed to Philadelphia "to take charge of [St. Leger D'Happart's] farm" and will be unable to visit as a result. Thompson also asks for legal advice on pursuing several...

Location: I-ValeM-1948-1

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Joseph Priestley to Jean-Frédéric Perregaux
April 12, 1801

Joseph Priestley to Jean-Frédéric Perregaux in Paris regarding the annual income from "Mr. [John] Wilkinson's donation" and "the probable state of your funds in the future...as it is my wish to reside some time" in France. He had wanted to go to...

Location: I-BeachW-1986-10

Subject: Economics and Finance, Health and Medicine, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from John Thompson to James Hamilton
June 18, 1801

John Thompson writes to attorney and Dickinson College trustee James Hamilton regarding a judgment for forty-eight pounds that Mr. Watts obtained against Thompson. "There is no such sum due them by me," as Thompson argues.

Location: I-Original-1801-2

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Legal Document, Benjamin Rush as Executor of John Hall’s Estate
July 18, 1801

This legal document serves notice that Benjamin Rush has filed the necessary documents in Philadelphia to serve as the administrator of Dr. John Hall’s Estate.

Location: I-Purchase-1957-7

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs

Format: Legal and Government Documents

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from C. W. Hare to Samuel Bryan
August 19, 1801

C. W. Hare writes to Samuel Bryan about a financial matter on the behalf of William Bingham, a member of the Dickinson Board of Trustees. Hare inquires about obstacles that have kept the payment of a certificate from being completed and asks...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-12

Subject: Economics and Finance, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819


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