Letters/Correspondence

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Biology notes, 1932 (Box 1, folder 2)
1926-1934

Eleanor T. Waugh Hanley (19??-1940) was the daughter of Karl Tinsley Waugh, who served as president of Dickinson College from 1932 to 1933. Hanley enrolled in the Dickinson class of 1935 and participated in numerous campus activities, although she did not graduate from Dickinson. Hanley died...

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Photo from Karl Tinsley Waugh family papers
1881-1934

Karl Tinsley Waugh ws born in 1879 in Cawnpore, India. His family moved back to the U.S. when he was a teenager, and he later received degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University and Harvard. He served in teaching and administrative positions at numerous colleges and universities, and he served as...

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Map, undated (Box 1, folder 7)
1797-1841

This collection is comprised of letters written to Isaac Wayne, Dickinson College Class of 1792 and Pennsylvania statesman, on various subjects ranging from biographical information on his father (General Anthony Wayne) to Wayne's service in Congress. Also included are a few letters written by...

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Letters, 1928-1929 (Box 1, folder 5)
1924-1934

Emma Catherine Wentzel graduated from Dickinson College in 1934. This collection contains correspondence received during her high school and college years.

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The Uses of Bibliography, Lecture II: “The Bibliographer and the Makers of the Book” (typescript), 1953
1928-1965

The Willoughby collection is divided into three series and housed in four document boxes. It is comprised mostly of drafts of literary works, contained in the Literary Productions series, as well as correspondence, mostly relating to his librarian work, and miscellaneous other materials. The...

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Ephemera, 1901 (Box 1, folder 71)
1880-c.1950

This collection consists of nine scrapbooks relating to John Perry Wood (1879-1959), Dickinson College class of 1901 and Yale University School of Law class of 1902, and his family. Most of the scrapbooks deal with aspects of family life: correspondence between family members, and memorials to...

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Letter, 1791 (Box 1, folder 4)
1786-1801

This collection is mostly comprised of correspondence received by Philadelphia printer William Young from Charles Nisbet, President of Dickinson College. Young was a scotsman who settled in Philadelphia and set up a bookshop, a printing press, and later, a paper mill. As the president of a...

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Opening of the Women's Center - RG 9/8  4-2-1
1983-2008

These records document the activity and organization of the Zatae Longsdorff's Women's Center, a feminist organization at Dickinson that included student and faculty members. 

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Speech, 1837 (Box 1, folder 12)
1836-1842

The collection includes correspondence, speeches, essays, notebooks, bills, printed materials, and notes on debates and other such topics as the Light Street Institute and the Washington Temperance Society. The collection spans three main time periods in Zug's life: his enrollment at Dickinson...

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Letter from John Montgomery to Richard Peters
June 6, 1758

Captain John Montgomery writes Richard Peters to recommend John Hadden for a commission as ensign.  Montgomery explains that his “Company are Desireous that no other person should have the commission but [Hadden].” Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-1965-25

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: Before 1760

Letter from John Montgomery to Thomas Lloyd
June 6, 1758

Captain John Montgomery writes to Major Thomas Lloyd in reply to letter received on June 3rd. "I will not be able to march to Lancaster of Friday next as you have requested as I am still raising men for my company." Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-3

Subject: Military Affairs and Conflict

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: Before 1760

Letter from Joseph Priestley to John Seddon
April 9, 1762

Joseph Priestley writes to John Seddon regarding Seddon's invitation to Liverpool, recent books, work, and news regarding lectures at the Academy. Transcript included.

Location: I-BeachW-1966-1

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letters from John Dickinson to George Read
1762-1785

John Dickinson writes two letters to attorney George Read concerning legal matters. The first expresses his unwillingness to engage Mr. Gooding in a chancery suit. The second concerns the examination of a witness, Mrs. Mary Allmond, to a deed for land in which Dickinson is interested....

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1-2

Subject: Land and Real Estate, Legal Affairs

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779, 1780-1799

Letter from the Pennsylvania Assembly to the Governor
May 25, 1764

Isaac Norris, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly, writes to Governor John Penn regarding legislation and the taxation of  property. "And as these Objections do not appear to use justly founded," Norris notes that "we have returned the Bill and request your Honour would give your...

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-8

Subject: Economics and Finance, Legal Affairs, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from Joseph Priestley to John Seddon
circa 1765

Joseph Priestley writes to John Seddon, the secretary and librarian of Warrington Academy, regarding a divinity tutor at Warrington and new students.

Location: I-BeachW-1982-2

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from Joseph Priestley to the Duke of Northumberland
circa 1767

Joseph Priestley writes to the Duke of Northumberland, Hugh Percy, and asks for the Duke's patronage in order to write a history of experimental philosophy, continuing his previous work. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.1, B1, F11

Subject: Politics and Government, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from Charles Nisbet to the Minister of Drumelzier
February 24, 1767

Charles Nisbet writes to the Minister of Drumelzier and inquires about various events since his visit three months ago. Nisbet also requests updates on several ministers as well as a few other individuals. "Does [Mr. Plummer] continue his nightly Engagements with the Devil & Sir David Murray...

Location: I-TurnbullM-undated-4

Subject: Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Dickinson to Baynton and Wharton
May 6, 1769

John Dickinson writes to Mr. Baynton and Wharton, a Philadelphia mercantile firm, on the issue of settling a disagreement over an unnamed policy. Dickinson mentions Mr. Philips as the identity of one of the parties involved. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from Joseph Priestley to Anna Aikin
June 13, 1769

Joseph Priestley writes to Anna L. Aikin of Warrington Academy about her poetry on Corsica for James Boswell and Samuel Johnson. Priestley also provides Aikin with an update on his own writing. "My piece on Perspective is nearly ready for the press," as Priestley explains. Aikin, as Anna...

Location: I-Friends-2010-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from Charles Nisbet to Selina Hastings
July 26, 1771

Charles Nisbet writes to Selina Hastings, the Countess of Huntingdon, about Methodist leader John Wesley's success in England and other related religious issues. Wesley "has been but too successful in seducing many of the ignorant and unwary into his Notions," as Nisbet explains. Transcript...

Location: I-TurnbullM-undated-2

Subject: Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Dickinson to Samuel C. Morris & Mr. Cadwalader (Copy)
November 30, 1771

John Dickinson writes to Samuel Cadwalader Morris and a Mr. Cadwalader to request the payment of eight pounds and six pence to Mr. Henry Maag. This letter is a copy of the original. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Armstrong to James Armstrong
April 30, 1772

John Armstrong writes to his son James about his attempt to seek his fortune in the West Indies.  Armstrong also discusses news of General William Irvine, Dr. McCoskry, Dr. Benjamin Rush, and Mr. Waddell. Transcript included.

Letter from James Wilson to Jasper Yeates
March 25, 1774

Attorney James Wilson writes to Jasper Yeates and discusses upcoming cases he will try in Cumberland, York, and Northumberland counties. Wilson also announces the birth of his son.

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-21

Subject: Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from John Dickinson to Samuel C. Morris
May 4, 1774

John Dickinson writes Samuel Cadwalader Morris to confirm a financial matter and asks Morris to forward the enclosed letters. Transcript included.

Location: MC 2001.13, B1, F1

Subject: Economics and Finance

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

Letter from Joseph Priestley to Jeremy Bentham
March 19, 1775

Joseph Priestley writes to Jeremy Bentham, returning a friend's paper and alerting Bentham that he will be in the country for a month. Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-1964-12

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1760-1779

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