Education

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Letter from Hugh Henry Brackenridge to James Hamilton
May 22, 1803

Dickinson College trustee Hugh Henry Brackenridge writes to another trustee, James Hamilton, and further discusses Benjamin Latrobe's design for the new building (West College) at the school. Transcript included.

Location: RG 1/1 - 5.4.1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Ralph Bowie to John Montgomery
January 17, 1804

Ralph Bowie writes to John Montgomery, the President of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College, in an attempt to settle Dr. Charles Nisbet's claims against the College. Transcript included.

Union Philosophical Society Diploma - Robert Laverty
1809

Robert Laverty, a member of the Class of 1809, receives this diploma as a member of the Union Philosophical Society in 1809.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1800-1819

Belles Lettres Society Diploma - Henry Slaymaker
May 29, 1809

Henry F. Slaymaker, a member of the Class of 1810, receives this diploma as a member of the Belles Lettres Society on May 29, 1809.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1800-1819

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Robert Laverty
September 29, 1809

Robert Laverty receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on September 29, 1809.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1800-1819

A Catalogue of the Trustees, Officers, and Graduates of Dickinson College, 1809-10
1810

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1809-1810 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 courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: RG 5/1 - 7.1.1 (oversized)

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1800-1819

"A Sketch of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of Dickinson College in Carlisle," by Anonymous
March 1811

An anonymous author writes this essay on the history of Dickinson College, which is published in The Port Folio, vol. 5 (March 1811): 239-246. This essay is published with B. Tanner's engraving of West College, which was created from a sketch by A. Brackenridge. 

Bellles Lettres Society Diploma - William Brown
August 6, 1811

William Brown, a member of the Class of 1812, receives this diploma as a member of the Belles Lettres Society on August 6, 1811.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1800-1819

Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of Dickinson College, 1811-12
December 1811

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1811-1812 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 courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: RG 5/1 - 7.1.2 (oversized)

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1800-1819

Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of Dickinson College, 1811-12
August 1812

A Catalogue of the Faculty and Students of Dickinson College from August 1812.

Location: RG 5/1 - 7.1.3 (oversized)

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Broadsides and Posters

Time Period: 1800-1819

"Hints on Education," by Charles Nisbet
September 1812

While Charles Nisbet wrote "Hints on Education" around the time he became the first President of Dickinson College around 1785, it was not published in The Port Folio until 1812. Transcript included.

Charles Nisbet, "Hints on Education," The Port Folio 8, no. 3 (...

Location: Charles Nisbet Dropfile

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Newspapers and Magazines

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from John Adams to William Smith
May 30, 1815

Former President of the United States John Adams writes to his grandson, William Smith, about  his United States citizenship, and his lack of knowledge on what profession his grandson should pursue. Adams laments to inability to uncover a ...

Location: I-SpahrB-1952-1

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Belles Lettres Society Diploma – George Martin
August 12, 1815

George Thomas Martin, a member of the Class of 1815, receives this diploma as a member of the Belles Lettres Society on August 12, 1815.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1800-1819

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - George Martin
September 28, 1815

George Thomas Martin receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on September 28, 1815.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1800-1819

Catalog of Books Written by Joseph Priestley
1816

A six page bibliography of 75 books written by Dr. Joseph Priestley.

Location: MC 1998.1, B1, F1

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Thomas Cooper to Parker Cleveland
July 20, 1817

Former Dickinson College Professor Thomas Cooper writes Parker Cleveland, a Professor of Mineralogy at Bowdoin College, and asks for advice regarding about his plans to teach a class on mineralogy at the University of Philadelphia. "I propose using your book as the manual for my class," as...

Location: I-Purchase-1950-1

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letter from Cyrus Trimble to John Trimble
August 27, 1817

Cyrus W. Trimble writes to his brother, John A. Trimble about his daily schedule at Dickinson and the two different literary societies at Dickinson, the Union Philosophical Society and the Belles Lettres Society. Cyrus, who is a member of UPS, explains that "you can’t conceive the emulation that...

Location: I-DavidsonR-1975-2

Subject: Carlisle and Cumberland County, Dickinson College Student Life, Education

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1800-1819

Letters from Roger B. Taney and Jane Shaaff to Arthur Shaaff
August 14, 1820

Two letters, sent together to Arthur Shaaff in Scotland. In the first letter, Maryland State Senator Roger Brooke Taney writes to Arthur Shaaff and informs him about the state of his late father's estate and advises him not to abandon his schooling abroad in Glasgow in order to return home....

Location: I-SpahrB-undated-41

Subject: Economics and Finance, Education, Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

Letter from Roger B. Taney to J. Meredith
April 11, 1821

Attorney Roger Brooke Taney writes to another lawyer, J. Meredith, and agrees to accept Meredith's friends as a student in his law office. "Your friend will with pleasure be received into my office if he wishes it," as Taney notes. Taney also recommends "Mrs. Kimballs" as "the only good private...

Location: I-PotamkinM-1982-1

Subject: Education, Legal Affairs, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1820-1839

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.

Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Dickinson College, 1822-23
May 1823

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1822-1823 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 courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1820-1839

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Samuel Maclay
July 30, 1825

Samuel Maclay receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 30, 1825.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Union Philosophical Society Diploma - Alexander Macbeth
July 31, 1825

Alexander Macbeth, a member of the Class of 1825, receives this diploma as a member of the Union Philosophical Society on July 31, 1825.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Union Philosophical Society Diploma - Samuel Maclay
July 31, 1825

Samuel Maclay, a member of the Class of 1825, receives this diploma as a member of the Union Philosophical Society on July 31, 1825.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1820-1839

Catalogue of the Officers & Students of Dickinson College, 1827-28
July 1828

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1827-1828 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 courses offered, requirements for enrollment,...

Location: Dickinsoniana Periodicals

Subject: Dickinson College Academic Affairs, Dickinson College Administration, Education

Format: Books and Pamphlets

Time Period: 1820-1839

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