1860-1879

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letter from Carrie Thomson to John Mead
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...

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...

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-6

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

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...

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...

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...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-13

Subject: 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 "...

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...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-20

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

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....

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...

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

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

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
November 28, 1872

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding payment for the New York Herald. Baird also describes Robert Ridgway's plans for travelling to Boston and New York City.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
December 15, 1872

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding a "remedy for Eczema."

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Health and Medicine, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to James Ames
December 21, 1872

Naturalist Spencer Fullerton Baird (Class of 1843) writes to James T. Ames, requesting specimens from Ames' emery mine for display at the Smithsonian. According to Baird, "Centuries ago, if not still earlier, you promised us a good series of...

Location: I-Friends-1983-12

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
January 20, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer F. Baird writes George N. Lawrence regarding a change in plans for visiting New York City. As "Mr. [Kepel's?] departure from Bremen with the fish eggs has been somewhat delayed," Baird...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
February 18, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes George Lawrence to express his regret that he "could not return to New York and attend the meeting of fish culturists."

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 11, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes George Lawrence regarding how to send supplies to Dr. Gideon Lincecum in Tuxpan, Mexico.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 15, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding the identification of some fish. Baird wishes to buy a specimen that Lawrence sent him and has "telegraphed Middleton & Carmen...to that...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 27, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding the "great activity in scientific explorations" and the need for "more collectors." "[Henry W.] Henshaw, [Charles J.] Maynard, & [Joseph H.]...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
March 29, 1873

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding the acquisition of dynamite cartridges "for the purpose of blasting out crevices of rock, or exploding under water for the purpose of killing...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-12

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
April 3, 1873

US National Museum manager Spencer F. Baird writes to George N. Lawrence regarding a variety of different topics, including Galbraith, Breese, Middleton, Carmen, "that fish," Harper's Weekly, dynamite cartridges for blasting out fossils...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-11

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
April 5, 1873

US National Museum manager Spencer F. Baird writes to George N. Lawrence about a forwarded letter that refers to a "box of birds" from which Baird can select specimens for the museum. Baird, however, tells Lawrence that he does "not know to what...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-11

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

"College Life Its Lights and Shadows," by William C. Wilson
June 26, 1873

William C. Wilson prepared this oration, entitled “College Life Its Lights and Shadows," for the commencement ceremonies held June 26, 1873. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that...

Location: Orations-1873-W754c

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

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