Hamilton, James (Jr.)

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Notebook, 1824-1827 (Box 1, folder 3)

Thomas Creigh (1808-1880), Dickinson Class of 1828, attended Princeton Theological Seminary and was ordained by the Carlisle Presbytery in 1831. He served as a pastor in Mercersburg, Pa. The collection includes two notebooks from Creigh's student days at Dickinson College. The first notebook...

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Letters, 1794 (Box 1, folder 9)

The Thomas Hamilton Collection consists almost exclusively of letters received by James Hamilton from his brother Thomas Hamilton, both of whom were prominent figures in local politics (James in Carlisle, PA and Thomas in Greensburg, PA). The letters range in date from 1789 until 1818 and cover...

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Photograph, 1862 (Photographs, folder 3)

The Hays family papers include correspondence, deeds, and memorabilia of six generations of this prominent Carlisle, Pa. family whose scions include General Ephraim Blaine (1741-1804), Commissary-General in the American Revolution and charter trustee of Dickinson College, and James G. Blaine (...

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Letter from John Leamy to James Hamilton
December 19, 1815

John A. Leamy writes James Hamilton Jr. and expresses his hopes to visit Carlisle again. In addition, Leamy informs Hamilton of Napoleon Bonaparte's downfall as the ruler of France.

Location: I-Original-1815-1

Subject: International Affairs, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Richard Crain to James Hamilton
September 2, 1822

Richard M. Crain writes James Hamilton Jr. to introduce Joseph Crain, a prospective student to Dickinson College. "If you can make it convenient to yourself," Crain asks Hamilton "to give him the necessary introduction to the Professors." Transcript included.

Letter from Thomas Hambly to James Hamilton
February 9, 1831

Thomas C. Hambly writes James Hamilton Jr. to express his opposition to a proposed railroad "running... from the River Susquehanna to [York] by any route above the Codoms creek." Transcript included.

Location: I-ValeM-1947-28

Subject: Science and Technology, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

November 4, 1832

Captain Jesse D. Elliot writes to Dickinson College trustee Isaac B. Parker regarding Elliot's belief that he expects to command the military expedition against South Carolina in the nullification crisis. Elliot also mentions the 1832 Presidential Election and hopes that General Andrew Jackson...

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