1860-1869

Ambrotype of President Charles Collins, c.1860

An ambrotype of Dickinson College President Charles Collins in a leather-bound, embossed case. Inside the case, the photograph is framed in a gold vignette, red cloth, and gold trim. The text on the gold frame reads “OUTTINGS PAT. JULY 4 & 1_ 1854” and “AMBROTYPE BY R. ADAMS”.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00796

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00335)

Subject: Photography, Ambrotype

Format: Artwork/Photography

Belles Lettres Society Rose, 1861

Red silk roses and ribbon given to William Halbert (Class of 1865) upon his election to Belles Lettres Society in October 1861.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00134

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Literary Societies, Student Life

Format: Miscellaneous

Congressional Medal of Honor, 1862

A bronze pin, star and red, white and blue ribbon featuring U. S. symbols which was awarded to Thomas T. Fallon in 1862 and was sent to replace the medal lost by Horatio Collins King.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00193

Location: Shelf 17 (housed with AC 00189-00192)

Subject: Award Medals, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

Copper Methodist Church Medallions

Smaller copper medal featuring West College on obverse with Susanna Wesley and son John on reverse; larger copper medal featuring John Wesley and inscriptions, both produced for centennial of the Methodist Church in 1866.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00084

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00084 - AC 00088, AC 00507)

Subject: Commemorative Medal, Methodist Church, West College (Old West)

Format: Currency/Medallions

Glass Inkwell, 1867

Cut glass pen holder and inkwell with pewter cap, reportedly given to J. Foullerout by James Buchanan in 1867.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00407

Location: Shelf 24

Subject: Inkwell

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Horatio Collins King Sash

Saber, scabbard and sash of Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), from around 1861.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00412

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 000248, AC 00249, AC 00598, AC 00758)

Subject: Saber, Sword, Civil War, Military

Format: Weapons

Methodist Church Centennial medal, 1866

Larger silver medal featuring John Wesley and inscriptions, produced for centennial of the Methodist Church in 1866.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00085

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00084 - AC 00088, AC 00507)

Subject: Commemorative Medal, Methodist Church, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Currency/Medallions

Methodist Church medallions

Five silver medallions housed in small round cases, which were produced for the Methodist Church in 1866 by Warner & Sons.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00087

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00084 - AC 00088, AC 00507)

Subject: Methodist Church, Religion and Spirituality, Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Methodist Church Medals, c.1860

Thirty six silver medals all featuring West College on obverse with Susanna Wesley and son John Wesley on reverse.  Produced for the centennial of the Methodist Church in 1866.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00088

Location: Shelf 3 (housed with 00058-00087, 00507, 00590, 00607, 00735)

Subject: Religion and Spirituality, Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Methodist Church Wesley Medal, 1866

Small silver medal featuring West College on obverse with Susanna Wesley and son, John Wesley, on reverse. The medal was produced for centennial of the Methodist Church in 1866.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00086

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00084 - AC 00088, AC 00507)

Subject: Commemorative Medal, Methodist Church, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Currency/Medallions

Phi Beta Kappa key, 1868

Copper key inscribed with name of Alexander Dallas Bache Smead as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 1868.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00151

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Honor Societies, Key

Format: Miscellaneous

Phi Kappa Psi fraternity pin, 1864

Shield of black and gold with fraternity symbols attached to stick pin with small chain, which belonged to James L. Norris.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00153

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Greek Life, Fraternity Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Sigma Chi fraternity pin and flag, c.1865

Gold stick pin with fraternity symbol and 13-star flag, which belonged to John Franklin Goucher.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00154

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Greek Life, Fraternity Pin

Format: Pins/Buttons

Sigma Chi fraternity pin, c.1865

Sigma Chi cross painted black and white with small chains, inscribed with name of John Franklin Goucher.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00156

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Fraternity Pin, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Spurs

Iron spurs with leather straps and braided gold hat cord, c.1865, worn by Horatio C. King, class of 1858, who served in the Union Calvary during the U.S. Civil War.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00442

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Military, Civil War

Format: Miscellaneous

Theta Delta Chi fraternity pin, 1862

Blue, black, and gold shield with diamond chips in the stars which belonged to Charles String and Gordon Atkinson.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00159

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Fraternity Pin, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Theta Delta Chi fraternity pin, 1868

Gold shield with name of Charles Granville Biggs engraved on the reverse.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00160

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00159)

Subject: Fraternity Pin, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Theta Delta Chi fraternity pin, 1869

Jewel-encrusted black and gold shield which belonged to William James Dale.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00158

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00141 - AC 00160)

Subject: Fraternity Pin, Greek Life

Format: Pins/Buttons

Tintype of David Davidson Stone, 1863

Oval tintype of David Davidson Stone, class of 1859, wearing a Confederate uniform, in a gold-tone frame, 1863.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00320

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Tintype, Photography, Civil War

Format: Artwork/Photography

Tintype of John Taylor Cuddy, c.1862

A tintype photograph of John Taylor Cuddy wearing a Union uniform around 1862. The photograph is framed in a gold vignette frame and housed in a carved wooden case embossed with intricate floral designs.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2001.9_1

Location: Shelf 32

Subject: Photography, Tintype, Civil War

Format: Artwork/Photography

Union Philosophical Society pin, c.1860

Gold pin shaped like Union Philosophical Society symbol which belonged to Samuel Bean as a member.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00180

Location: Shelf 26 (housed with AC 00161 - AC 00180)

Subject: Honor Societies

Format: Pins/Buttons

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