Education

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Belle Lettres Society Diploma - James Gordon
1845

James Biddle Gordon, a member of the Class of 1845, receives this diploma as a member of the Belles Lettres Society in 1845.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Dickinson College Register for the Academical Year, 1845-46
1845

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1845-1846 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 John Reed to John Brock
June 20, 1845

Professor John Reed responds to John Penn Brock's question on whether he can receive his diploma at Commencement. While Brock is "entitled to your diploma conferring the Degree of Bachelor of Laws," Reed notes that Brock must first send money. "Five dollars is required by the Faculty which," as...

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - James Gordon
July 10, 1845

James Biddle Gordon receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 10, 1845.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Dickinson College Register for the Academical Year, 1846-47
1846

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1846-1847 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 Henry Harman to Andrew Harman
January 3, 1846

Henry Martyn Harman writes to his father, Andrew Harman, about classes starting at Dickinson. After he "overtook the class in Algebra," Harman explains that he is "now in the second class in college, which is the Sophomore." Harman notes "I have a great deal of hard studying" as a result of...

Letter from John Durbin to Daniel Gans, William Hall, and Charles Black
February 3, 1846

Former Dickinson College President John P. Durbin writes to a committee, which consists of Daniel Gans, William M. Hall, and Charles Black, and thanks them for "the honor" of electing him into their society. Durbin, however, notes his "regret" in having to "decline your kind invitation to...

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-4

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

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...

Letter from Henry Dallam to W. Boyd Williams
October 6, 1846

Henry Dallam (Class of 1848) writes W. Boyd Wiliams and describes starting classes at Dickinson. This experience marks "the first time I have been away from home for any length of time," as Dallam notes. After discussing how his father dropped him off, Dallam briefly mentions his classmates. "...

"National Example," by Dewitt C. Lloyd
July 8, 1847

Dewitt C. Lloyd prepared this oration, entitled “National Example," for the commencement ceremonies held July 8, 1847. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1847-L793n

Subject: Education, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1840-1859

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Isaiah McCord
July 8, 1847

Isaiah Willis McCord receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 8, 1847.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - James McCauley
July 8, 1847

James Andrew McCauley receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 8, 1847.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Master of Arts Diploma - Ebenezer Harding
July 8, 1847

Ebenezer Denny Harding, a member of the Class of 1844, receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 8, 1847.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Master of Arts Diploma - Thomas Parker
July 8, 1847

Thomas Brown Parker (Class of 1844) receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 8, 1847.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Henry Dallam to W. Boyd Williams
October 5, 1847

Henry Clay Dallam (Class of 1848) asks William Boyd Williams "to procure for me 'a literal translation of the Plays of Sophocles'" and to mail it to Dickinson. "I have a large amount of extra study to do" and, as Dallam explains, "I am anxious to have every facility." Transcript included.

Dickinson College Report for John Harding
January 29, 1848

The report for John L. Harding, a member of the Class of 1849, includes an account of his expenses, notes on his "attention to study" and absences from classes while at Dickinson College in January 1848. Harding is taking Moral Philosophy, Mental Philosophy, Natural Sciences, Ancient Languages,...

Letter from Christian Humrich to Samuel Davis (Draft)
[May 1848?]

Christian Humrich writes to Samuel K. Davis regarding his experience during his freshman year at Dickinson College. Humrich mentions his Latin class and discusses the differences between Professors Otis Tiffany and George Crooks. In addition, Humrich mentions the suicide of a Major Irvine at a...

Location: I-Original-undated-15

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Samuel Reynolds to His Mother
May 1, 1848

Samuel Henry Reynolds, a member of the Class of 1850, writes to his Mother about his health, conditions in Carlisle, and asks that his father send money for medicine. Despite "not feel[ing] very well," Reynolds notes that "I have considerable of studying to do this morning." Reynolds also admits...

Master of Arts Diploma - James Gordon
July 13, 1848

James Biddle Gordon (Class of 1845) receives his Master of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 13, 1848.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

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...

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
June 18, 1849

James Buchanan writes to his nephew James Buchanan Henry about the formers efforts to help the latter enroll in the sophomore class at Princeton University. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B2, F22

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from James Buchanan to James Henry
July 4, 1849

James Buchanan writes to his nephew James Buchanan Henry and informs him that Mr. Bolman will supply his pocket money for Princeton. In addition, Buchanan relays news of family and friends, and advises him against using only his initials when signing. Transcript included.

Location: MC 1998.10, B2, F22

Subject: Education, Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Bachelor of Arts Diploma - Alfred Ames
July 12, 1849

Alfred Heno Ames receives his Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Dickinson College on July 12, 1849.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1840-1859

Letter from Joseph Henry to George Marsh
August 1, 1849

Smithsonian Institution Secretary Joseph Henry writes to George P. Marsh, requesting favors before Marsh travels to the Ottoman Empire. One wish is that Marsh will write a letter "in favor of our friend Prof. [Spencer Fullerton] Baird [Class of 1840] as a suitable person should one be required...

Location: I-AsbellY-2005-3

Subject: Education, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1840-1859

Journal of Ulysses Hobbs
November 1849 - November 1854

Ulysses Hobbs records his thoughts and activities as a college student at Dickinson College. Hobbs includes lists of his fellow students attending events, and details information about the running of the activities that he was involved in such as the Union Philosopical Society. He discusses...

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