Peck, Jesse Truesdell

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RG 1/2 - 10.1.12 The Statutes of Dickinson College, 1853

The papers of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, 1833-1879, include correspondence, reports, financial statements, printed materials, and legal documents, and have been arranged into thirteen series.


Collection Inventory: PDF icon RG 1-002.pdf

Jesse Truesdell Peck - President, 1848-1852

The records contained in the President Jesse Truesdell Peck record group pertain only to his time and affairs as president of Dickinson College. As such, no personal papers or papers pertaining to Peck’s tenure as a faculty member are included in this record group. For records concerning Peck’s...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon RG 2/4 - Jesse Truesdell Peck

Matriculation book, 1849-1853 (RG 5/1 - 2.1.4)

In the nineteenth century, the activities pertaining to admissions and student affairs were performed by the President of the College, with some assistance from the other faculty members. Inquiries concerning admissions were generally made directly to the President of the College. Members of the...

Collection Inventory: PDF icon RG 5/1 - Student Affairs/Registrar

Journal of Marcus J. Parrott
August 1846 - February 1851, 1857

Marcus Junius Parrott records his thoughts and activities as a college student in Ohio, then in Pennsylvania at Dickinson College (graduating in 1849), as a law student thereafter at Cambridge Law School, and a few entries from 1857 when Parrott serves as delegate to Congress from the Kansas...

Dickinson College Report for John Harding
December 1848

John L. Harding's (Class of 1849) report from Dickinson College in December 1848 includes details about his financial account, his grades, and a message from President Jesse T. Peck. Thomas E Sudler, who serves as Harding's patron, signed the report.  This report is addressed to a Col. George M...

Letters from Charles Collins to Harriet Collins (Jul. 1851)
July 8-9, 1851

Charles Collins writes two letters to his wife, Harriet, regarding his trip to Portland, Maine, and shares news of their family and friends. Collins also mentions watching a doctor perform an operation with chloroform and listening to a lecture on temperance by John B. Gough. "[Gough] is a...

Letter from Jesse Peck to A. W. Foote
April 7, 1852

Jesse Peck, President of Dickinson College, responds to A. W. Foote's request for an autograph. 

Location: I-SpahrB-1963-6

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Thompson Ege to Oliver Ege
May 11, 1852

Thompson Prettyman Ege writes to his father, Oliver Ege, with updates on his life as a student and interactions with people in Carlisle. While "we will commence to review for [end of term] examination" in less than a month, Thompson assures his father that "I am very well and I am trying to get...

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