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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

"The World’s Fair," by Clarence Balentine
June 14, 1893

Clarence Balentine prepared this oration, entitled “The World's Fair," 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-B183w

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "The World’s Fair," by Clarence Balentine

"The Bering Sea Controversy," by Thomas H. Evans
June 14, 1893

Thomas H. Evans prepared this oration, entitled “The Bering Sea Controversy," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

"Students Convention at Northfield," by Francis B. Harvey
June 14, 1893

Francis Baker Harvey prepared this oration, entitled “Student Conventions at Northfield," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that...

"The Achievements of Our Age," by Mary A. Humrich
June 14, 1893

Mary Ann Humrich prepared this oration, entitled “The Achievements of Our Age," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1893-H929a

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "The Achievements of Our Age," by Mary A. Humrich

"The Rise of the Modern Short Story," by Robert E. MacAlarney
June 14, 1893

Robert Emmet MacAlarney prepared this oration, entitled “The Rise of the Modern Short Story," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at...

Location: Orations-1893-M114r

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "The Rise of the Modern Short Story," by Robert E. MacAlarney

"The Scarlet Letter," by Montgomery P. Sellers
June 14, 1893

Montgomery P. Sellers prepared this oration, entitled “The Scarlet Letter," for the commencement ceremonies held June 14, 1893. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1893-S467s

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "The Scarlet Letter," by Montgomery P. Sellers

"Co-education, a barrier," by Joseph Alexander Bennett
June 6, 1894

Joseph Alexander Bennett prepared this oration, entitled “Co-education, a barrier," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Location: Orations-1894-B471c

Subject: Education, Social Reform and Advocacy

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon "Co-education, a barrier," by Joseph A. Bennett

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Laura Horn
June 6, 1894

Laura May Horn receives her Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 6, 1894.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Laura Horn

"Influence of the World’s Fair," by C. Grant Cleaver
June 6, 1894

C. Grant Cleaver prepared this oration, entitled “Influence of the World's Fair," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1894. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma - Clarence Cleaver
June 8, 1894

Clarence Grant Cleaver receives his Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma from Dickinson College on June 8, 1894.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma - Clarence Cleaver

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: PDF icon 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: PDF icon 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...

Extracts from the Laws and Regulations of Dickinson College, 1896
1896

The Extracts from the Laws and Regulations of Dickinson College lists important information and guidelines regarding the administration of the college, faculty, admissions, instruction, student behavior, the academic calendar,...

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