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Letter from Moncure Conway to Mr. Woolner
May 10, 1881

Moncure D. Conway writes Mr. Woolner to clarify his request for a photograph of Mr. Woolner's "bust of [Thomas] Carlyle."

Location: I-Friends-2001-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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Master of Arts Diploma - William Glanding
June 30, 1881

William M. Beetem Glanding (Class of 1878) receives his Master of Arts from Dickinson College on June 30, 1881.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Master of Arts Diploma - William Glanding

Letter from Samuel Barlow to George Curtis
October 17, 1881

Samuel Barlow writes to George Ticknor Curtis about Curtis' James Buchanan manuscript that contains material on Buchanan's engagement to Miss Anna Coleman. Barlow argues that Curtis "should not print any considerable portion of what you have...

Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academical Year, 1881-82
1882

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1881-1882 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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1882 Commencement Program
June 29, 1882

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 29, 1882 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: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon 1882 Commencement Program

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
July 5, 1882

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns regarding specimen collection. The Smithsonian will send Stearns alcohol and "shall be pleased to have from [him] any collection in marine...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Grover Cleveland
December 11, 1882

Horatio Collins King writes Governor Elect of New York Grover Cleveland and thanks him for the appointment as a Judge Advocate in the National Guard. King notes his "sincere thanks for... making me a member of your military family."

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
December 21, 1882

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Susie Howard and apologizes for "neglect." "I was so unwell and Mr. Stowe so unwell... that nobody ought to have expected any thing of me," as Stowe explains. Stowe also tells Howard that her Christmas card is in...

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard

Hugh Brackenridge's Memoir of Charles Nisbet
January 22, 1883

Hugh Henry Brackenridge's memoir of Charles Nisbet, received in "The Historical Society" on January 22, 1883. This transcript was copied by Professor Joshua Allen Lippincott (class of 1858).

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
February 5, 1883

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Susie Howard regarding her poor health, complaining of crippling rheumatism, and family news. "Everything tires me - though I try to act as if I feel well," as Stowe explains. Stowe also mentions that all her...

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
March 6, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns regarding a request for a steamer to use in research. Despire Baird's enthusiasm for steamer technology, the Smithsonian cannot offer...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
May 3, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns, regretting that the Smithsonian cannot fund "a special expedition to Labrador." Additonally, Baird is expecting Professor Addison E....

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns

Letter from Spencer Baird to Robert Bell
June 16, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullerton Baird writes to Professor Robert Bell of the Geological Survey of Canada, thanking him for his advice on how to get alcohol to researchers in Canada. Baird also writes that he will add...

Location: I-Friends-1987-5

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
June 19, 1883

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Susie Howard and discusses her acceptance of a invitation by a "Mrs. White."

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
June 23, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns about sending supplies to Quebec at the address of George Tanguay. These include "one dredge; two dredge nets; one four-gallon tank, and...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns

"John Dickinson," by Frank G. Graham
June 28, 1883

Frank G. Graham prepared this oration, entitled “John Dickinson," for the commencement ceremonies held June 28, 1883. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

"The Choice," by Franklin F. Bond
June 28, 1883

Franklin F. Bond prepared this oration, entitled “The Choice," for the commencement ceremonies held June 28, 1883. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included...

Location: Orations-1883-B711cX

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "The Choice," by Franklin F. Bond

Letter from Jeremiah Black to Alexander McClure
August 7, 1883

Jeremiah Sullivan Black writes Alexander Kelly McClure and criticizes George Ticknor Curtis' 2 volume biography of President James Buchanan, Life of Buchanan (1883). Black, who served as Attorney General and Secretary of State during...

Letter from Ulysses Grant to Julia Grant
September 2, 1883

Former President Ulysses S. Grant writes to his wife, Julia Grant. He writes about his travels to Minnetonka Lake, which he describes as "a beautiful sheet of water almost as large as Como, in Switzerland, filled with islands." Transcript...

Letter from Andrew Curtin to James Pollock
October 15, 1883

Pennsylvania Representative Andrew Gregg Curtin (Class of 1837) writes attorney James Pollock and proposes a meeting in Philadelphia.

Letter from Horatio King to Thomas Hendricks
April 17, 1884

Horatio King writes former Indiana Governor Thomas A. Hendricks to welcomes him home from a trip abroad and requests that he read the enclosed "Centennial" brochure. King looks forward to Hendricks...

Letter from William Emory to Horatio Collins King
April 25, 1884

Civil War General William Hemsley Emory writes to Horatio Collins King, accepting the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Potomac, so long as "the gout which is very capricious and wayword, is not on [him...

Letter from Francis Fessenden to Horatio Collins King
April 26, 1884

Civil War General Francis Fessenden writes to Horatio Collins King, declining the latter's invitation to attend the reunion of the Army of the Potomac in Brooklyn.

Letter from Nahum Capen to Horatio King
September 19, 1884

Nahum Capen writes to Horatio King to decline an invitation and to discuss the philosophy of dreams. Capen was postmaster of Boston, Massachusetts, from 1857 to 1861 while King served as Assistant Postmaster General from 1854 to 1861 and as...

Note from Horatio King to Unknown Recipient
September 30, 1884

Attorney Horatio King writes to an unspecified recipient in West Newton, Massachusetts, endorsing the candidacy of Grover Cleveland and Thomas A. Hendricks in the 1884 Presidential election.

Location: I-BeachW-1976-2

Subject: Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Note from Horatio King to Unknown Recipient

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