1860-1879

    Entries drawn from collection & document descriptions

Letters from George Lawrence to Spencer Baird (Drafts)
January - December 1868

George Lawrence drafts six letters to Spencer Fullerton Baird, the Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, that include a list of avian specimens from Costa Rica and Panama to be sent to Baird, as well as other specimens requested by the author. Transcripts included.

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F18

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Invitation from Andrew Johnson to Robert Grier
February 24, 1868

President Andrew Johnson and First Lady Eliza McCardle Johnson send Associate Supreme Court Justice Robert Cooper Grier (Class of 1812) an invitation for dinner on Friday next.

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-22

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Mar. 1868)
March 1868

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes two brief letters to George Lawrence in which he mentions sending out fish specimens as well as the possible arrival of a new collection from Costa Rica. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Mary Thomson to John Read
April 14, 1868

Mary F. Thomson writes to Judge John M. Read, asking him to visit her at home in Philadelphia.

Location: I-Friends-1975-21

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Mary Thomson to John Read
April 18, 1868

Mary F. Thomson writes to Judge John M. Read, asking him to deliver a note to the Sixth National Bank of Philadelphia.

Location: I-Friends-1975-21

Subject: Business and Industry

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Mary Thomson to John Read
April 27, 1868

Mary F. Thomson writes to Judge John M. Read, updating him on business and financial matters.

Location: I-Friends-1975-21

Subject: Business and Industry, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Mary Thomson to John Read
April 27, 1868

Mary F. Thomson writes to Judge John M. Read, appending a note about a business error.

Location: I-Friends-1975-21

Subject: Business and Industry, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Carrie Thomson to John Read
June 27, 1868

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 John W. Forney to John M. Read
November 11, 1868

John Wien Forney writes to Judge John M. Read to address his concerns about certain newspaper articles. Forney notes that "both Genl [Ulysses] Grant and Mr. [Schuyler] Colfax entirely approve the articles to which you so strongly object." Forney is editor of the Washington Chronicle and...

Location: I-Friends-1972-2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Carrie Thomson to John Read
November 12, 1868

Carrie M. Thomson writes to Judge John Meredith Read, stating that she is happy he traveled safely during a recent trip and that her family is well.

Location: I-Friends-1975-20

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence
December 10, 1868

Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Spencer Baird writes to George Lawrence regarding a description of a bird. As Lawrence's description "does not seem to differ much from [Thomas C.] Eyton," Baird recommends that Lawrence "send it to [Philip L.] Sclater for his opinion."

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-14

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

"Total Eclipse of the Sun," by Charles F. Himes
1869

Natural Science Professor Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) describes his experience in photographing the solar eclipse in Ottumwa, Iowa on August 7, 1869 . "Never before had such an event promised so much of a revelation," Dr. Himes explains.

Location: MC 2000.1, B25, F20

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Samuel Clemens to Horatio Collins King and John Howard
March 13, 1869

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, writes to Horatio Collins King and John R. Howard, regretting that he will be unable to lecture for them as he "must make ready from a short visit to California." Envelope included.

Location: I-HartM-1980-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Apr. - Jun. 1869)
April - June 1869

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes six letters to George Lawrence on issues that include lists of specimens and other articles, inquiries on novel specimens, and travel updates. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F2

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from George Lawrence to Spencer Baird (Draft)
May 11, 1869

George Lawrence writes Spencer Baird to confirm the receipt of a payment for guns and to discuss logistics for a future meeting. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F19

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

"Fashion," by Henry P. Cannon
June 21, 1869

Henry P. Cannon prepared this oration, entitled “Fashion," for the Junior Prize contest held in Rheem's Hall on July 9, 1859. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1870-C226fX

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jul. - Aug. 1869)
July - August 1869

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes three letters to George Lawrence regarding the exchange of collections (primarily those of bird specimens) as well as his travels around New England. Transcripts included. 

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F3

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Carrie Thomson to John Read
July 16, 1869

Carrie M. Thomson writes to Judge John Meredith Read, updating him on the health of her mother, who is recovering from a cough.

Location: I-Friends-1975-20

Subject: Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

"Solar Eclipse of August 7, 1869," by Charles F. Himes
1869

Natural Science Professor Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) describes his experience in photographing the solar eclipse in Ottumwa, Iowa on August 7, 1869 . "Favored as we were with a sky free from cloud or haze, and a beautiful point of view, this phenomenon left an inerasable impression upon...

Location: MC 2000.1, B25, F19

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Charles Himes to Unknown Recipient
August 16, 1869

Professor of Natural Science Charles Francis Himes writes a letter of recommendation for Wilbur Fisk Horn, Class of 1869.

Location: I-ClarkeW-1962-1

Subject: Dickinson College Alumni Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

Letter from Salmon Chase to Robert Grier
September 30, 1869

Salmon Portland Chase, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, writes to Associate Justice Robert Cooper Grier (Class of 1812). Chase discusses a recent visit to Philadelphia and says he is glad to hear Grier's health has improved. Transcript included.

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 (Oct. - Dec. 1869)
October - December 1869

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes five letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses a collection of birds to be sent to the latter, Zeladon's studies in Central America and the West Indies, John Edward Gray's catalogue of species, and the...

Location: MC 2000.11, B1, F4

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1860-1879

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

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