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Letter from Horatio King to John Cunningham
April 4, 1885

Horatio King writes John Cunningham telling him he put the sketches he received in his scrapbook. King gives corrections on Secretary of the Interior Jacob Thompson's resignation in January 1861 over the sailing of the Star of the West...

Letter from Romeyn B. Ayres to Horatio Collins King
April 10, 1885

Civil War General Romeyn Beck Ayres writes to Horatio Collins King, acknowledging the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac in Baltimore.

Letter from Andrew Curtin to John Cadwalader
June 10, 1885

Andrew Curtin writes to John Cadwalader, recommending J.H. Hahn for a job. Curtin is also planning to come to Philadelphia later in the week.

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Letter from Andrew Curtin to John Cadwalader

"Jacob Tome Scientific Building," by Charles F. Himes
June 24, 1885

Natural Science Professor Charles F. Himes (Class of 1855) delievers this address at the opening of the Jacob Tome Scientific Building at Dickinson College on June 24, 1885.

Letter from Andrew Curtin to William Rauch
August 17, 1885

Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to William H. Rauch, offering his assistance in response to Rauch's request for help with gaining an appointment.

Letter from Andrew Curtin to John Cadwalader
August 29, 1885

Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to John Cadwalader in Philadelphia, recommending an unspecified Colonel Guss for a job.

Letter from James Noon to Andrew Curtin
September 2, 1885

James Noon to writes Andrew Gregg Curtin asking for a recommendation for a position at the custom house in Philadelphia as either "a watchman or messenger." On the reverse Curtin writes to John Cadwalader, endorsing Noon.

Location: I-Original-1885-3

Subject: Business and Industry, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Letter from James Noon to Andrew Curtin

Letter from David Fortney to Samuel Randall
September 4, 1885

David F. Fortney writes to Samuel J. Randall, recommending Patrick P. Louchey for a position at the customs house in Philadelphia. On the reverse, Andrew Gregg Curtin writes to Randall recommending Mr. Louchey as well.

Annual Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academical Year, 1885-86
1886

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1885-1886 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1880-1899

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Letter from C. C. McLean to Andrew Curtin
June 7, 1886

C. C. McLean writes to Andrew Gregg Curtin about his father, Col. G. P. McLean. McLean asks Curtin to recommend the Colonel for a position in a warehouse in Philadelphia.

"Prohibition," by John M. Correll
June 24, 1886

John M. Correll prepared this oration, entitled “Prohibition ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 24, 1886. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included...

Smithsonian Institution Receipt Signed by Spencer Baird
June 29, 1886

This receipt, signed by Smithsonian Institution Secretary Spencer Fullerton Baird, documents the Institution's acceptance of "'The 'Medicine Man'; or, Indian and Eskimo National of Medicine" from Dr. Robert Bell, Assistant Director of the...

Location: I-Friends-1987-6

Subject: Education

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Smithsonian Institution Receipt Signed by Spencer Baird

Smithsonian Institution Receipt Signed by Spencer Baird
June 29, 1886

This receipt, signed by Smithsonian Institution Secretary Spencer Fullerton Baird, documents the Institution's acceptance of "The Mineral Resources of the Hudson's Bay Territories" and "The Forests of Canada" from Dr. Robert Bell, Assistant...

Location: I-Friends-1987-6

Subject: Education

Format: Financial Documents

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Smithsonian Institution Receipt Signed by Spencer Baird

Letter from C.C. McLean to Andrew Curtin
July 8, 1886

C.C. McLean writes to Andrew Curtin regarding his father, Col. G.P. McLean. McLean again asks that Curtin refer the Colonel for a position in Philadelphia. On the reverse, Curtin writes a recommendation to John Cadwalader: "I remember Col. McLean...

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
October 14, 1886

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes several months after her husband's, Calvin Ellis Stowe, death and and declines Susie Howard's invitation for a visit Stowe also shares other family news.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard

Letter from Edward Buchanan to Clement Butler
November 3, 1886

Rev. Edward Young Buchanan, son of President James Buchanan, writes to his friend Rev. Clement Moore Butler. Buchanan mentions one of his brothers, who Butler is growing more fond of: "time and the subsidence of party spirit...have begun to do...

Letter from William Harvey to Horatio Collins King
May 30, 1887

Civil War veteran William S. Harvey writes to Horatio Collins King, declining the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac. "Advanced age must plead my excuse from undertaking such a long journey,"...

Letter from John Corse to Horatio Collins King
June 16, 1887

Civil War veteran John Murray Corse writes to Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), sending regrets that he cannot attend the annual reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac due to a prior engagement.

Letter from David Porter to Horatio Collins King
June 28, 1888

Admiral David Dixon Porter acknowledges an invitation and tells Brevet Colonel Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) that he will attend a reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on July 1-3, 1888.

Location: I-AsbellY-2002-32

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Letter from David Porter to Horatio Collins King

Letter from Andrew Carnegie to Mr. Hitchcock
December 13, 1888

Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie writes Mr. Hitchcock to support the plan to build a music hall in New York City at Madison Square. Carnegie also provides advice on the site, size, and income yield of the proposed music hall. In addition, Carnegie...

Annual Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academical Year, 1889-90
1889

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1889-1890 academic year. Through the years, the annual catalog was variously titled "The Bulletin," "Catalogue and Register," "Course Catalog," and similar variants. The catalog typically includes the list of...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1880-1899

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Letter from Horatio King to Donald Dickinson
January 26, 1889

Horatio King writes Postmaster General Donald McDonald Dickinson and thanks him for sending a copy of his annual report. King comments that he "had the great honor of occupying that position [of Postmaster General], for a short time, under that...

Location: I-Purchase-1963-2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Letter from Horatio King to Donald Dickinson

"Chladni," by Jennie M. Taylor
June 27, 1889

Jennie May Taylor prepared this oration, entitled “Chaldni," for the commencement ceremonies held June 27, 1889. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included....

Location: Orations-1889-T238c

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: "Chladni," by Jennie M. Taylor

Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Lily Macalester
August 14, 1889

Harriet Lane Johnston writes to Lily Macalester while on holiday in England. Addressed to "Dear Lily", Harriet chronicles her travels through the English countryside; encountering acquaintances from home, seeing icebergs, and attending a royal...

Letter from Susan Howard to Horatio Collins King
August 19, 1889

Susan Howard, wife of John T. Howard, writes to her son-in-law Horatio Collins King regarding family and church affairs.

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