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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: PDF icon 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: PDF icon "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.

Charles F. Himes Photograph Album #1 (c.1890)
circa 1890

Professor Charles F. Himes' photograph album from around 1890.

Charles F. Himes Photograph Album #2 (c.1890)
circa 1890

Professor Charles F. Himes' photograph album from 1893.

Letter from Moncure Conway to Unknown Recipient
May 15, 1890

Moncure D. Conway (class of 1849) thanks a friend for the "encouraging letter" regarding Conway's deliberation on whether "to print the discourse" or to wait and publish "a more complete statement" at a later date.

1890 Commencement Program
June 19, 1890

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 19, 1890 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 1890 Commencement Program

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Frank Hamlin
February 11, 1891

Horatio Collins King writes to Frank Hamlin, declining the latter's invitation to a Sons of Maine banquet. Collins reminisces of his days as editor of The Jeffersonian and of his old friends, most of who are no longer living. Transcript...

Letter from Annie Besant to Mrs. Mawsou
March 20, 1891

Annie Besant thanks a Mrs. [Mawsou?] from Ashfield, Gateshead-on-Tyne in England for sending a pamphlet. "I am so busy [that] I am afraid I cannot find time to read the larger work of which you speak," as Besant explains.

Location: I-Friends-2001-4

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Annie Besant to Mrs. Mawsou

Letter from Charles Stille to George Ellis
June 7, 1891

Scholar Charles Janeway Stille writes to clergyman George Edward Ellis about Stille's biography of John Dickinson. Stille is having difficulty getting access to sources held by private collectors.

"Shall Women Enter the Law," by Jessica D. Longsdorff
June 16, 1891

Jessica Dale Longsdorff prepared this oration, entitled “Shall Women Enter the Law ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Longsdorff delivered her oration before commencement, on June 16, 1891. Authoring an original speech was...

"Collegiate Education," by C. W. Prettyman
June 18, 1891

C. W. Prettyman prepared this oration, entitled “Collegiate Education," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1891-P942c

Subject: Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "Collegiate Education," by C. W. Prettyman

Honorary Doctor of Divinity Diploma - Thomas Griffith
June 18, 1891

Thomas Miller Griffith (Class of 1858) receives this Honorary Doctor of Divinity Diploma from Dickinson College on June 18, 1891.

Location: OC 2005.4, F1

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Honorary Doctor of Divinity Diploma - Thomas Griffith

"The Development of Science from Superstition," by Elizabeth A. Low
June 18, 1891

Elizabeth A. Low prepared this oration, entitled “The Development of Science from Superstition," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors...

"Co-Education in American Colleges," by Frank Moore
June 18, 1891

Frank Moore prepared this oration, entitled “Co-Education in American Colleges ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 18, 1891. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1891-M821c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "Co-Education in American Colleges," by Frank Moore

Letter from Alfred Sinnett to Esther Windust
November 21, [1891?]

Alfred Sinnett responds to Mrs. Esther Windust's question regarding a portrait of Madame Blavatsky. While he does "not possess any portraits of Madame Blavatsky taken during her youth," Sinnett suggests that Annie Besant, Bertram Keightley, and...

Annual Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academical Year, 1891-92
1892

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1891-1892 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...

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Essie King
May 10, 1892

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Essie King and thanks her for sending her pitctures of King's daughter. "God bless them and you and your husband," as Stowe notes. 

Location: MC 1999.9, B1, F4

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Essie King

Letter from Charles Deems to Mr. Miller
May 13, 1892

Charles Force Deems , writes Mr. Miller to discuss Miller's lecture, "Love, Courtship, and Marriage" as well as Deem's lecture, "Before Marriage and After." Deems, a member of the Class of 1839, also notes that "the book has arrived" and has "...

Location: I-Purchase-1954-18

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Charles Deems to Mr. Miller

Letter from Annie Besant to Clara Bayliss
August 6, 1892

Annie Besant reassures Clara Bayliss that one does not have to leave their Church when they join the Theosophical Society. However, Besant also explains that “as the Theosophical teachings flow into the life and thought, they tend to widen the...

Location: I-Friends-2001-4

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Letter from Annie Besant to Clara Bayliss

Charles F. Himes Photograph Album (1893)
1893

Professor Charles F. Himes' photograph album from 1893.

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Unknown Recipient
January 24, 1893

Harriet Beecher Stowe discusses her feelings about life in her old age, stating "I tell you that life to me now is but an afterglow. My sun has set. The time of work for me is over. I have written all my words, and thought all my thoughts." She...

"United Germany," by Chester N. Ames
June 14, 1893

Chester N. Ames prepared this oration, entitled “United Germany ," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1893-A513u

Subject: Education, International Affairs

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "United Germany," by Chester N. Ames

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