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Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Apr. - Jun. 1872)
April - June 1872

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes five letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses his attempt in encouraging Dr. Feuchtwanger to give his collection of minerals to the Smithsonian. Baird...

1872 Commencement Program
June 27, 1872

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 27, 1872 shows the members of the graduating class and the speeches that they were scheduled to deliver.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Events

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1860-1879

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Bachelor of Arts Diploma - David Myers
June 27, 1872

David Jay Myers Jr. receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 27, 1872.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1860-1879

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Master of Arts Diploma - Wilbur Horn
June 28, 1872

Wilbur Fisk Horn (Class of 1869) receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 28, 1872.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1860-1879

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Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jul. – Aug. 1872)
July - August 1872

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes two letters to George Lawrence regarding travel plans and the weather. Transcripts included.

 Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Oct. – Dec. 1872)
October - December 1872

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes two short letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses travel plans and his intention to meet with him. Baird also confirms the receipt of the drawings and...

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

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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."

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

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Letters from Spencer Baird to George Lawrence (Jan. – Jul. 1873)
January - July 1873

Spencer Fullerton Baird, Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, writes three letters to George Lawrence in which he discusses the merits of a novel collection of Alaskan birds, and describes his stay in Portland. Transcripts included...

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...

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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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...

1873 Commencement Program
June 26, 1873

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 26, 1873 shows the members of the graduating class and the speeches that they were scheduled to deliver.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Events

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1860-1879

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Letter from Spencer Baird to Alfred Bennett
March 20, 1874

Naturalist Spencer Fullerton Baird (Class of 1843) writes to Dr. Alfred W. Bennett, thanking him for sending a package of notes. Baird acknowledges similar gifts in the introduction of the Annual Report for 1873 and is sending Bennett a copy; he...

Letter from Charles Himes to William Fisher
June 5, 1874

Professor Charles Himes writes Professor William Fisher a "strictly confidential" letter to discuss several sensitive issues related to Dickinson College. Professor Himes mentions the upcoming Board of Trustee meeting and discusses how they might...

Letter from Charles Himes to William Fisher
July 27, 1874

Professor Charles Himes writes Professor William Fisher to discuss various affairs at Dickinson College. Professor Himes notes an allegation that Fisher might soon be directly involved in, and warns him to be cautious of these allegations. Himes...

Letter from Charles Himes to William Fisher
August 17, 1874

Professor Charles Francis Himes writes Professor William Fisher to discuss a controversy related to how the Dickinson College Board of Trustees decided to fill faculty positions. Himes also mentions his recent activities and travels as well as...

Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academical Year, 1874-75
1875

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1874-1875 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: 1860-1879

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