1860-1879

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter from Carrie Thomson to John Read
November 1, 1869

Carrie M. Thomson writes to Judge John Meredith Read about her family.

Location: I-Friends-1975-20

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Ulysses Grant to Robert Grier
December 15, 1869

President Ulysses S. Grant accepts Associate Justice Robert Cooper Grier's (Class of 1812) resignation from the United States Supreme Court and thanks him for his service to the country. "In looking upon your long and honorable career in the public service," President Grant notes that "it is my...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-21

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Letter from Salmon Chase to Robert Grier
December 24, 1869

Salmon Portland Chase, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, writes to Associate Justice Robert Cooper Grier (Class of 1812) regarding the death of an unspecified Mr. Stanton. Chase informs Grier of a meeting to be held at his house and that he does not expect Grier to attend. He...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-6

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jan. - Mar. 1870)
January - March 1870

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes four letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses the exchange of various specimens as well as funding for Sumichrast's explorations. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Supreme Court Justices to Robert Grier
January 31, 1870

Associates of United States Supreme Court Justice Robert Cooper Grier (Class of 1912) write to him to express their thanks and affection upon his resignation from the Court. Salmon Portland Chase, Samuel Nelson, Nathan Clifford, Noah Haynes Swayne, Samuel Freeman Miller, David Davis, and Stephen...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-6

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Joe Belford to George
February 8, 1870

Joe Belford (Class of 1871) writes to George, his friend from Dickinson College, about life as a student in Carlisle as well as a local fair. "There is a fair going on in town now," and as Belford notes, "I wish you were here and could go there a night or two. " Transcript included.

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
April 1, 1870

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Fullerton Baird writes to George N. Lawrence regarding the Sumichrast Collection. "As the number of additional species is not so great as I was led to suppose," Baird warns Lawrence that he will likely be "disappointed in it." In...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-13

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (May - Jun. 1870)
May - June 1870

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes four letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses the exchange of various specimens, the sale of a collection of meteorites, and the arrangement of meetings. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F6

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from George Lawrence to J. H. McIlvaine (Draft)
June 26, 1870

George Lawrence drafts a letter to J. H. McIlvaine informing him about the collection of birds brought to Spencer Fullerton Baird from Venezuela and Panama, which the latter wishes to dispose of. Lawrence inquires if the Smithsonian Institution is to have first choice. Baird is the Assistant...

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F20

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jul. - Aug. 1870)
July - August 1870

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes four letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses the exchange of specimens with the Vienna Museum and Smithsonian, and offers his sympathy for the loss of Lawrence's brother. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F7

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Samuel Miller to David Miller
September 4, 1870

Samuel Miller (Class of 1874) writes to his brother, David Miller, about his room and his class schedule at Dickinson. While his "first impressions of life at Coll. were anything but pleasant," Miller explains that after some cleaning it now "begins to look as if civilized people tenanted the...

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Oct. - Dec. 1870)
October - December 1870

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes six letters to George Lawrence in which he inquires about the Directory for Brooklyn and describes Salvin's wish to send some of his specimens, hunting hawks and owls, and purchasing items for a Mr. Hague....

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F8

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jan. - Mar. 1871)
January - March 1871

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes nine letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses the sending of small birds of the Grayson and Xantus Collections and Mexico to Lawrence, as well as the examination of Hammond's Fly-Catcher, specimens of...

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F9

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from George Lawrence to Spencer Baird (Drafts)
February - July 1871

George Lawrence writes six letters to Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, regarding the exchange and naming of various bird specimens. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F21

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to O. Dorman
April 1, 1871

Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries Spencer F. Baird writes O. M. Dorman about specimens of fish that Dorman sends from Norfolk, Virginia. "I shall be glad to have these transmissions continued" and, as Baird explains, "I hope the system of labeling the specimens by their provincial name &...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-20

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Apr. - Jun. 1871)
April - June 1871

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes nine letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses Mr. Ridgeway's analysis and classification of the geographical distribution of fish specimen variations, arranging a meeting with Ridgeway, the receipt of...

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F10

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
June 17, 1871

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to ornithologist Winfrid A. Stearns: "it gives me pleasure to authorize any use you desire of the material published in my work on the Birds of N. America."

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jul. - Sept. 1871)
July - September 1871

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes five letters to George Lawrence in which he invites Lawrence to Edgartown for fishing and dredging and discusses the specimens of Sclater and Salvin, among others. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F11

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Oct. - Dec. 1871)
October - December 1871

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes four letters to George Lawrence on issues that include finding a taxidermist for collection mounting as well as the exchange of specimens. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F12

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
November 11, 1871

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to ornithologist Winfrid A. Stearns regarding the classification of birds. Baird also states that he will not have the time to edit Stearns's manuscript, but recommends Dr. Elliott Coues at Fort McHenry as a candidate.

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from George Eggleston to Horatio Collins King
November 16, 1871

George Cary Eggleston, the editor of Hearth and Home, warns Horatio Collins King that a "story" he submitted may imply partisanship - a sensitive topic following the Civil War. "We have to decline" those stories "which may, even by implication, give a partisan color to our columns," as...

Letter from Eli Saulsbury to Benjamin Poore
January 16, 1872

US Senator Eli Saulsbury (Class of 1843) asks Benjamin Perley Poore  to make a correction in the Congressional Directory.

Location: I-Friends-1974-8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jan. - Feb. 1872)
January - February 1872

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes five letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses ordering a gun, sending the manuscript notes and drawings of Col. Grayson to Lawrence, and sending items requested by Mr. Hague. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F13

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 2, 1872

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer F. Baird writes George Lawrence regarding the "invoice of the contents of the boxes" sent to the Hague as well as Elliott Coues's "desire of making a monograph of the American [Myiarchi?]."

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from George Lawrence to Spencer Baird (Drafts)
March - August 1872

George Lawrence drafts two letters to Spencer Baird regarding the selection and naming of bird specimens, in addition to the details of his visit to Rhode Island. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F22

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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