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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

View Item: Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust

Annual Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academical Year, 1894-95
1895

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1894-1895 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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"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...

"Urban Growth at Expense of Rural," by Paul P. Appenzellar
June 5, 1895

Paul Peyton Appenzellar prepared this oration, entitled "Urban Growth at Expense of Rural," for the commencement ceremonies held June 5, 1895. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at...

Letter from John Goucher to Dr. Huekel
July 21, [1895?]

John Goucher thanks Dr. Huekel for sending a copy of Mental Medicine. Transcript included.

Location: I-BeachW-1978-2

Subject: Health and Medicine

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Letter from John Goucher to Dr. Huekel

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

View Item: Letter from Horatio King to J. H. Weeks, Jr.

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....

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

View Item: Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust

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.

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

View Item: Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Frances Cleveland

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...

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Edward Brennan
June 1, 1898

Attorney Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) writes to Edward C. Brennan and accepts an invitation to speak at the 47th Regiment Armory in New York City.

"The Influence of Woman in History," by Charles S. Davison
June 8, 1898

Charles Stewart Davison prepared this oration, entitled “The Influence of Women in History," for the commencement ceremonies held June 8, 1898. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at...

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
September 12, 1898

Horatio Collins King writes to Hon. Luther R. Marsh, sharing his appreciation for Marsh's work and to sort out an issue referred to as "Niagara."

Letter from Laura Windust to "Piet"
March 30, 1899

Laura Windust instructs Piet to take care of herself and hopes that she recovers soon. Windust also notes that George Mead has overworked himself and is leaving for a vacation.

Location: I-Friends-1973-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Letter from Laura Windust to "Piet"

Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust
May 12, 1899

Laura Windust writes Esther Windust and asks her to contradict rumors that Annie and Col. Olcott had any differences. Laura also mentions Piet's malaria and shares the news of Mr. Oakley's death.

Location: I-Friends-1973-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust

Letter from Laura Windust to "Piet"
June 2, 1899

Laura Windust informs Piet that the section will be taking over the house in order to free Annie Besant entirely from monetary responsibilities. In addition, Laura adds that she will be marry George Mead in order to prevent ill-natured tongues...

Location: I-Friends-1973-11

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: Letter from Laura Windust to "Piet"

“The Emancipation of Literature in New England,” by Emma L. Vandewater
June 7, 1899

Emma L. Vandewater prepared this oration, entitled "The Emancipation of Literature in New England," for the commencement ceremonies held June 7, 1899. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College...

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh
January 20, 1900

Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858) shares a poem with Luther R. Marsh to celebrate his 88th birthday.

Location: I-SpahrB-1962-4

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh

"The Protestant Sisterhood," by Olive C. Taylor
June 6, 1900

Olive C. Taylor prepared this oration, entitled “The Protestant Sisterhood," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1900-T244p

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: "The Protestant Sisterhood," by Olive C. Taylor

"The Free Coinage of Silver," by James M. Brennan
June 6, 1900

James M. Brennan prepared this oration, entitled “The Free Coinage of Silver," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

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