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Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Edgar Heckman
June 9, 1897

Edgar Rohrer Heckman receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 9, 1897.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Edgar Heckman

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: PDF icon 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.

Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma - Leon Prince
June 6, 1898

Leon Cushing Prince receives his Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma from Dickinson College on June 6, 1898.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Philosophy Diploma - Leon Prince

1898 Commencement Program
June 8, 1898

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 6, 1900 shows the order of exercises and lists the members of the graduating class from the college.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Events

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon 1898 Commencement Program

Master of Arts Diploma - Edgar Heckman
June 8, 1898

Edgar Rohrer Heckman (Class of 1897) receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on June 8, 1898.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Master of Arts Diploma - Edgar Heckman

Master of Arts Diploma - Anna Geiger
June 8, 1898

Anna Mabel Geiger, a member of the Class of 1897, receives her Master of Arts from Dickinson College on June 8, 1898.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Master of Arts Diploma - Anna Geiger

"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."

Annual Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academic Year, 1899-00
1899

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1899-1900 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 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: PDF icon 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: PDF icon Letter from Laura Windust to Esther Windust

Dickinson Preparatory School Diploma - James Steese
June 2, 1899

James Gordon Steese (Class of 1902) receives this diploma from Conway Hall, Dickinson College's Preparatory School, on June 2, 1899.

Location: OC 2002.4, B1, F4

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

View Item: PDF icon Dickinson Preparatory School Diploma - James Steese

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: PDF icon 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...

Bachelor of Law Diploma - Leon Prince
1900

Leon Cushing Prince receives his Bachelor of Law Diploma from the Dickinson School of Law in 1900.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon Bachelor of Law Diploma - Leon Prince

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: PDF icon Letter from Horatio Collins King to Luther Marsh

"The Income Tax," by Weldon Brubaker
June 6, 1900

Weldon Brubaker prepared this oration, entitled “The Income Tax," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript...

Location: Orations-1900-B886i

Subject: Economics and Finance, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1900-1919

View Item: PDF icon "The Income Tax," by Weldon Brubaker

"Evolution vs Special Creation," by Caleb E. Burchenal
June 6, 1900

Caleb E. Burchenal prepared this oration, entitled “Evolution vs Special Creation," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

"The Value of International Expositions in the Culture of Art," by Jessie W. Hargis
June 6, 1900

Jessie Woodward Hargis prepared this oration, entitled “The Value of International Expositions in the Culture of Art," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for...

"The Open Door Policy in China," by George V. Metzel
June 6, 1900

George V. Metzel prepared this oration, entitled “The Open Door Policy in China," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time....

"The Need of Forest Reservations in Pennsylvania," by Henry W. Mulholan
June 6, 1900

Henry W. Mulhollan prepared this oration, entitled “The Need of Forest Reservations in Pennsylvania," for the commencement ceremonies held June 6, 1900. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College...

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