1860-1879

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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 days at Dickinson College. The first notebook...

Collection Inventory: mc2007.03.pdf

Notes, 1847-1848 (Box 1, folder 4)
1818-1889

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 father, John Creswell.

Collection Inventory: mc2010.02.pdf

Letters, 1862 (Box 1, folder 4)
1861-1864

John T. Cuddy (1844-1864) was the son of John and Agnes Cuddy of Carlisle. Not much is known about his early childhood. At the age of 16 he enlisted in a local Pennsylvania regiment as a drummer boy and thus entered the Civil War. The collection consists of correspondence between Cuddy and...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.09.pdf

Photograph album, c.1870 (Box 1, folder 1)
c.1870

This collection reflects the three year period in which Andrew Curtin served as minister to Russia, and is arranged in two series: Photograph Albums and Loose Photographs. The albums are housed in one document box, while the loose photographs are housed within the Dickinson College Photograph...

Location: MC 2001.21

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

Format: Photographs

Time Period: 1860-1879

Collection Inventory: mc2001.21.pdf

Robert Laurenson Dashiell - President, 1868-1872
1868-1872

The records contained in the President Robert Laurenson Dashiell record group pertain only to his time and affairs as president of Dickinson College. As such, no personal papers or papers pertaining to Dashiell’s time as a student are included in this record group. For records concerning...

Collection Inventory: RG 2/7 - Robert Laurenson Dashiell

Letters, 1862 (Box 1, folder 4)
1861-1864

This collection is comprised entirely of correspondence written by Thomas William Dick during his service in the Union Army from 1861 to 1864. Originally from Centerville, Pennsylvania, Dick enlisted in the PA Reserve Corps, and, although wounded in the Battle of Wilderness, he survived to...

Location: MC 2001.10

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Collection Inventory: mc2001.10.pdf

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. In subsequent decades Dickinson’s Board of Trustees...

Collection Inventory: mc2016.01.pdf

Poetry, undated (Box 1, folder 23)
1874-1959

The collection includes correspondence and manuscripts of William Righter Fisher, a Dickinson alumnus (class of 1870) and professor of modern languages (1874-1876). These papers reflect Fisher's graduate study in Germany, teaching at Dickinson, business and law, and the writings of Mrs. Fisher...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.12.pdf

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. Subjects covered include life in New York City (1825-...

Collection Inventory: mc1998.11.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 Pennsylvania congregations in Carlisle, Chestnut...

Collection Inventory: mc2005.04.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 miscellaneous materials dealing with the Belles Lettres...

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 trustee of Dickinson College, and James G. Blaine (...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.01.pdf

Photograph, undated (Photographs, folder 73)
1797-1934

This collection primarily provides evidence of the personal and professional life of Charles Francis Himes, student, photographer, scientist, teacher, administrator, amateur historian and father. Also found in this collection is evidence of the lives of family members including, most notably, C...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.01.pdf

Science notebook, 1863-1864 (Box 1, folder 4)
1859-1864

John B. Hood was an educator and writer from Mount Airy, Maryland. He graduated from Dickinson College in 1864, and earned a master's degree from that institution in 1867. The John B. Hood Collection is housed in one document box and contains papers and notes taken by Hood while he was an...

Collection Inventory: mc2001.08.pdf

Illustrations from John Milton’s Paradise Lost by Gustave Dore
1870

The images in this collection are from Milton’s Paradise Lost. Illustrated by Gustave Doré. Edited, with Notes and a Life of Milton, by Robert Vaughan, D.D. London: Cassell, Petter and Galpin, 1879.

Location: SC-OVER 821 M662p 1879

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Engravings and Illustrations

Time Period: 1860-1879

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 of sale for Johnson's library following his death...

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 included in this record group. For records concerning...

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 box. Newspaper clippings from the New York...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.09.pdf

Journal, 1854 (Box 2, folder 6)
1854-1933

Horatio Collins King was the son of Postmaster General Horatio King and the nephew of Dickinson College President Charles Collins. A graduate of Dickinson College, class of 1858, King was admitted to the bar in 1861 and saw active service in the Civil War from 1862 until 1865. A songwriter, King...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.09.pdf

Certificate, 1861 (Box 1, folder 24)
1802-1890

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 Stanton. Of particular note is a letter from Julia Ward...

Collection Inventory: mc2000.03.pdf

Photograph, 1887 (Photographs, folder 17)
circa 1860-1952

Zatae Longsdorff Straw (1866-1955) was the first woman graduate of Dickinson College as a member of the class of 1887; she went on to a successful career as a doctor and politician. The collection of her papers includes correspondence, printed and manuscript materials, scrapbooks and scrapbook...

Collection Inventory: mc2002.02.pdf

Maps and Atlases Collection
1839-1873, 1900

These images were taken from just a few of the maps and atlases housed in the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections.

The sources include:

Thomas T. Smiley's Smiley’s Atlas for the Use of Schools and Families… (1839) 
S. Augustus Mitchell's New...

Location: Special Collections - Oversized

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Travel and Tourism

Format: Maps and Diagrams

Time Period: 1820-1839, 1840-1859, 1860-1879, 1900-1919

James Andrew McCauley - President, 1872-1888
1872-1888

The records contained in the President James Andrew McCauley record group pertain only to his time and affairs as president of Dickinson College. As such, no personal papers or papers pertaining to McCauley’s time as a student are included in this record group. For records concerning McCauley’s...

Collection Inventory: RG 2/8 - James Andrew McCauley

Autograph album, 1853 (Box 3, folder 04)
1853-1918

The collection consists of genealogical, financial, and scrapbook materials related to the McClintock and Wakeman families. Four ledgers concern research notes on George Washington. Also included in the collection are correspondence related to the Proeschel family. Julius N. Proeschel was...

Collection Inventory: mc1999.12.pdf

Letter, 1932 (Box 1, folder 33)
1869-1934

Julia Morgan (1891-1948), Class of 1911, served as a medical missionary in China from approximately 1924 to 1941. This collection contains correspondence written primarily by Julia to her father, James Henry Morgan, during her time in China. These materials also include photographs of members of...

Collection Inventory: mc2008.02.pdf

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