1880-1899

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Letter from Alfred Sinnett to Esther Windust
November 21, [1891?]

Alfred Sinnett responds to Mrs. Esther Windust's question regarding a portrait of Madame Blavatsky. While he does "not possess any portraits of Madame Blavatsky taken during her youth," Sinnett suggests that Annie Besant, Bertram Keightley, and...

Location: I-Friends-1973-8

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Charles Deems to Mr. Miller
May 13, 1892

Charles Force Deems , writes Mr. Miller to discuss Miller's lecture, "Love, Courtship, and Marriage" as well as Deem's lecture, "Before Marriage and After." Deems, a member of the Class of 1839, also notes that "the book has arrived" and has "...

Location: I-Purchase-1954-18

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Annie Besant to Clara Bayliss
August 6, 1892

Annie Besant reassures Clara Bayliss that one does not have to leave their Church when they join the Theosophical Society. However, Besant also explains that “as the Theosophical teachings flow into the life and thought, they tend to widen the...

Location: I-Friends-2001-4

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Unknown Recipient
January 24, 1893

Harriet Beecher Stowe discusses her feelings about life in her old age, stating "I tell you that life to me now is but an afterglow. My sun has set. The time of work for me is over. I have written all my words, and thought all my thoughts." She...

Location: MC 1999.9, B1, F4

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Students Convention at Northfield," by Francis B. Harvey
June 14, 1893

Francis Baker Harvey prepared this oration, entitled “Student Conventions at Northfield," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that...

Location: Orations-1893-H341s

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Achievements of Our Age," by Mary A. Humrich
June 14, 1893

Mary Ann Humrich prepared this oration, entitled “The Achievements of Our Age," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1893-H929a

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Bering Sea Controversy," by Thomas H. Evans
June 14, 1893

Thomas H. Evans prepared this oration, entitled “The Bering Sea Controversy," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1893-E92b

Subject: International Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Rise of the Modern Short Story," by Robert E. MacAlarney
June 14, 1893

Robert Emmet MacAlarney prepared this oration, entitled “The Rise of the Modern Short Story," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at...

Location: Orations-1893-M114r

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Scarlet Letter," by Montgomery P. Sellers
June 14, 1893

Montgomery P. Sellers prepared this oration, entitled “The Scarlet Letter," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1893-S467s

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The World’s Fair," by Clarence Balentine
June 14, 1893

Clarence Balentine prepared this oration, entitled “The World's Fair," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1893-B183w

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"United Germany," by Chester N. Ames
June 14, 1893

Chester N. Ames prepared this oration, entitled “United Germany ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1893-A513u

Subject: Education, International Affairs

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Co-education, a barrier," by Joseph Alexander Bennett
June 6, 1894

Joseph Alexander Bennett prepared this oration, entitled “Co-education, a barrier," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1894-B471c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Influence of the World’s Fair," by C. Grant Cleaver
June 6, 1894

C. Grant Cleaver prepared this oration, entitled “Influence of the World's Fair," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1894-C623i

Subject: International Affairs, Travel and Tourism, Visual and Performing Arts

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
November 10, 1894

Laura Windust writes to her sister, Esther Windust, about George Mead's departure to the Northern Federation. Laura also comments on the division and notes that only time will heal it.

Location: I-Friends-1973-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

"Twenty-Five Years After: Quarto-Centennial of the Class of '70,"  by Charles Biggs
June 1895

Charles Granville Biggs recounts the Quarto-Centennial reunion of the Class of 1870 after commencement in June 1895. "Although we graduated only sixteen members," Biggs notes that "thirteen were present on this auspicious occasion." Biggs...

Dickinson Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 1)
December 18, 1895

The Dickinson Quarterly, an anonymous satirical single-page broadside, discusses the students' rejection of an honor system favored by the professors. The students propose an Exemption system as an alternative solution. This post also...

Letter from Horatio King to J. H. Weeks, Jr.
March 27, 1896

Horatio King writes to J. H. Weeks, Jr., and explains why Weeks will not receive President James Buchanan's autograph. "I regret that I have no autographed letter of President Buchanan that I am willing to part with," as King notes. In addition...

Location: I-Purchase-1955-17

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio King to Horatio Collins King
April 3, 1896

Horatio King writes a personal letter to his son, Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), and comments on a Mr. Phelps, "John Bull" and the Monroe Doctrine, President Grover Cleveland, as well as events in Mexico and Oregon.

"Some Views of College Life," by Judson T. Strickler
June 10, 1896

Judson T. Strickler prepared this oration, entitled “Some Views of College Life," for the commencement ceremonies held June 10, 1896. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1896-S917s

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
November 27, 1896

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes to Luther R. Marsh saying he will send additional reports about the Society of the Army of the Potomac. While King admits looking forward to retirement and being able to "play marbles," he is also "...

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
April 19, 1897

Laura Windust writes Esther Windust and tells her about Isabel in Rome as well as plans for going to Sweden in July.

Location: I-Friends-1973-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Benjamin Harrison to Horatio Collins King
July 19, 1897

Former US Senator Benjamin Harrison writes to Horatio Collins King and explains that he cannot attend the annual reunion of the Society of the Potomac in Troy, New York.

Location: I-Friends-1991-6

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Frances Cleveland
November 4, 1897

Harriet Lane Johnston writes to former First Lady Frances Cleveland about the birth of her son, Richard Folsom Cleveland. "I have waited until I thought you as well as the President might be able to receive any congratulations upon the arrival of...

Location: I-Friends-2008-2

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
December 7, 1897

Horatio Collins King writes to Luther R. Marsh, reminiscing about an enjoyable reunion they had had and discussing the value and interest of the Annual Reports. A postscript adds that he voted for William McKinley.

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
December 19, 1897

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes to Hon. Luther R. Marsh commenting on the politics and corruption of the legal bench and bar. Judges purchase their nominations at a high price and, as King explains, "we are overrun with pettifoggers...

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-2

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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