Education

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"Misanthropy," by Clement E. Babb
July 9, 1840

Clement Edwin Babb prepared this oration, entitled “Misanthropy," for the commencement ceremonies held July 9, 1840. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1840-B112m

Subject: Education

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

"The Literature of the Age of Elizabeth," by Samuel A. Harrison
July 9, 1840

Samuel A. Harrison prepared this oration, entitled “The Literature of the Age of Elizabeth," for the commencement ceremonies held July 9, 1840. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1840-H322l

Subject: Education, Literary Pursuits

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

"The Past," by Henry Augustus Muhlenberg
July 9, 1840

Henry Augustus Muhlenberg prepared this oration, entitled “The Past," for the commencement ceremonies held July 9, 1840. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1840-M952p

Subject: Education, Literary Pursuits

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

Catalogue of the Officers and Students of Dickinson College, 1841-42
1841

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1841-1842 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: 1840-1859

Union Philosophical Society Diploma - Henry Harnsberger
1841

Henry Baker Harnsberger, a member of the Class of 1841, receives this diploma as a member of the Union Philosophical Society in 1841.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Union Philosophical Society Diploma - Richard Lincoln
1841

Richard Van Boskirk Lincoln, a member of the Class of 1841, receives this diploma as a member of the Union Philosophical Society in 1841.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

"Deficiency of Literature," by Wilson L. Spottswood
July 8, 1841

Wilson Lee Spottswood prepared this oration, entitled “Deficiency of Literature," for the commencement ceremonies held July 8, 1841. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1841-S765d

Subject: Education, Literary Pursuits

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

"Difference of Opinion," by John K. Stayman
July 8, 1841

John K Stayman prepared this oration, entitled “Difference of Opinion," for the commencement ceremonies held July 8, 1841. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1841-S798d

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Henry Harnsberger
July 8, 1841

Henry Baker Harnsberger receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 8, 1841.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Richard Lincoln
July 8, 1841

Richard Van Boskirk Lincoln receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 8, 1841.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Master of Arts Diploma - Joseph Rhodes
July 8, 1841

Joseph Clubine Rhodes (Class of 1838) receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 8, 1841.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Charles Stinson to His Father
September 15, 1841

Charles Stinson (Class of 1845) writes to his father about his trip to Carlisle and starting classes at Dickinson. After meeting with President John Durbin, Stinson notes that the "conclusion is... that I am wholly unprepared to enter" as a Sophomore. Stinson also describes some of the "strange...

Journal of Charles Collins
1842-1864

Charles Collins records his thoughts and activities from his time at Emory and Henry College in Emory, Virginia, to his years as president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and then as the head of State Female College in Memphis, Tennessee. The entries from the 1860s refer to the...

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Perry Buckingham
July 14, 1842

Perry Green Buckingham receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 14, 1842.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Master of Arts Diploma - Daniel Bates
July 14, 1842

Daniel Elzey Moore Bates (Class of 1839) receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 14, 1842.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Journal of Alfred B. McCalmont
October 1842 - January 1846

Alfred Brunson McCalmont, a member of the Class of 1844, writes daily entries about classes, social life at Dickinson College, and his life after graduation. McCalmont's entries start in October 1842 and conclude in January 1846. Transcript included.

"Colonial Prosperity," by William L. Whitney
July 13, 1843

William L. Whitney prepared this oration, entitled “Colonial Prosperity," for the commencement ceremonies held July 13, 1843. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1843-W623c

Subject: Education, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Henry to James Buchanan
September 1, 1843

James Buchanan Henry writes to his uncle, US Senator James Buchanan, and describes some of his experiences at his new school. "Last evening I looked at the moon through [my teacher's] telescope and I saw the mountains quite plain" as well as "Jupiter's moons and saturns belt," as Henry explains...

Location: I-Friends-2010-4

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Thomas McFadden to Robert Black
December 3, 1843

Thomas McFadden, a member of the Class of 1845, writes Robert Black about life at Dickinson College. McFadden "know[s] not what reasons particularly influenced my parents to chose this place except its known celebrity for every thing good, and the moral reputation which it sustains," and...

Dickinson College Register for the Academical Year, 1844-45
1844

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1844-1845 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: 1840-1859

Letter from a Dickinson Student to Joseph T. Soule
January 5, 1844

An unidentified Dickinson College student (Jos. V. F [Meinsch?]) writes to his cousin, Joseph T. Soule, and discusses various aspects of college life. Transcript included.

Location: I-Friends-2008-1

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from a Dickinson Student to Sarah A. Currier
January 5, 1844

An unidentified Dickinson College student (Jos. V. F [Meinsch?]) writes to his cousin, Sarah A. Currier, and discusses various aspects of college life. Transcript included.

Location: I-Friends-2008-1

Subject: Dickinson College Student Life, Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from John Kennaday to His Family
January 5, 1844

John Robert Kennaday writes to several members of his family about life as a student at Dickinson. While "there has not been anything special going on here [in Carlisle] lately," John tells his brother, Jim, about "a Temperance meeting in the chapel last Saturday evening, at which there were a...

Letter from Beverly Waugh to J. B. Roberts
June 17-18, 1844

Beverley Waugh writes to his cousin, J. B. Roberts, over a two day period about a variety of topics. In the first part of the letter, Waugh expresses his pleasure at hearing from him, and describes his fascination with Robertsville, saying: "sooner will my right hand forget her cunning, and my...

Master of Arts Diploma - Henry Harnsberger
July 11, 1844

Henry Baker Harnsberger (Class of 1841) receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 11, 1844.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

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