1880-1899

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Letter from Harriet Lane Johnston to Jeremiah Black
February 7, 1880

Harriet Lane Johnston writes Judge Jeremiah Sullivan Black to defending her uncle's (President James Buchanan) motives for distribution of offices during his administration.  "One thing I do know," as Johnston explains, is "that if he had an...

Location: MC 1998.10, B4, F16

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
May 2, 1880

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Susie Howard and asks for help in buying a layette for her first grandchild as well as discusses plans for their upcoming trip to Saco, Maine. Stowe also mentions how she "had to give up going" to another city. "I can't be everywhere at once," as Stowe explains....

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Horatio Storer
May 18, 1880

Secretary of the Smithsonian Spencer F. Baird writes to Dr. Horatio R. Storer regarding accommodations in Newport. While Baird thanks Storer for his assistance, Baird notes that he "may have to visit Newport personally before I can settle the matter finally in my own mind."

Location: I-SpahrB-1966-9

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
June 14, 1880

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Susie Howard to discuss plans for their trip to Saco, Maine. Stowe also mentions the possibility of stopping at a Mrs. Claflin's house during the trip. "She will be delighted to see you," as Stowe explains. Stowe also asks Howard to "reply immediately." "I want to go...

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
June 16, 1880

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Susie Howard and discusses plans for their trip to Saco, Maine.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
September 20, 1880

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to ornithologist Winfrid A. Stearns about the use of alcohol in preserving museum specimens. Unfortunately, the Smithsonian's alcohol stock has run out, and a new shipment will not arrive in time for Stearns's purposes....

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Moncure Conway to Mr. Woolner
May 10, 1881

Moncure D. Conway writes Mr. Woolner to clarify his request for a photograph of Mr. Woolner's "bust of [Thomas] Carlyle."

Location: I-Friends-2001-1

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Master of Arts Diploma - William Glanding
June 30, 1881

William M. Beetem Glanding (Class of 1878) receives his Master of Arts from Dickinson College on June 30, 1881.

Location: Diploma Collection

Subject: Education

Format: Certificates and Diplomas

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Samuel Barlow to George Curtis
October 17, 1881

Samuel Barlow writes to George Ticknor Curtis about Curtis' James Buchanan manuscript that contains material on Buchanan's engagement to Miss Anna Coleman. Barlow argues that Curtis "should not print any considerable portion of what you have written, on the subject of his engagement to Miss...

Catalogue of Dickinson College for the Academical Year, 1881-82
1882

The Dickinson College catalog for the 1881-1882 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: 1880-1899

1882 Commencement Program
June 29, 1882

This copy of the printed program for the commencement exercises held on June 29, 1882 shows the members of the graduating class and the speeches that they were scheduled to deliver.

Location: Dickinsoniana Programs

Subject: Dickinson College Events

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
July 5, 1882

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns regarding specimen collection. The Smithsonian will send Stearns alcohol and "shall be pleased to have from [him] any collection in marine zoology."

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Horatio Collins King to Grover Cleveland
December 11, 1882

Horatio Collins King writes Governor Elect of New York Grover Cleveland and thanks him for the appointment as a Judge Advocate in the National Guard. King notes his "sincere thanks for... making me a member of your military family."

Location: I-Friends-1990-1

Subject: Legal Affairs, Military Affairs and Conflict, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
December 21, 1882

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Susie Howard and apologizes for "neglect." "I was so unwell and Mr. Stowe so unwell... that nobody ought to have expected any thing of me," as Stowe explains. Stowe also tells Howard that her Christmas card is in the mail.

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Hugh Brackenridge's Memoir of Charles Nisbet
January 22, 1883

Hugh Henry Brackenridge's memoir of Charles Nisbet, received in "The Historical Society" on January 22, 1883. This transcript was copied by Professor Joshua Allen Lippincott (class of 1858).

Location: I-Original-1883-1

Subject: Dickinson College Administration, Literary Pursuits

Format: Essays and Dissertations

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
February 5, 1883

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes to Susie Howard regarding her poor health, complaining of crippling rheumatism, and family news. "Everything tires me - though I try to act as if I feel well," as Stowe explains. Stowe also mentions that all her friends are gone and that she believes that she is...

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Health and Medicine, Personal and Family Life, Religion and Spirituality

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
March 6, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns regarding a request for a steamer to use in research. Despire Baird's enthusiasm for steamer technology, the Smithsonian cannot offer Stearns the use of one, nor can they afford to rent...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
May 3, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns, regretting that the Smithsonian cannot fund "a special expedition to Labrador." Additonally, Baird is expecting Professor Addison E. Verrill's "papers on [Stearns'] invertebrates" to be...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Robert Bell
June 16, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullerton Baird writes to Professor Robert Bell of the Geological Survey of Canada, thanking him for his advice on how to get alcohol to researchers in Canada. Baird also writes that he will add Queen's College, McGill University, the Peter...

Location: I-Friends-1987-5

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to Susie Howard
June 19, 1883

Harriet Beecher Stowe writes Susie Howard and discusses her acceptance of a invitation by a "Mrs. White."

Location: MC 1999.9, B2, F5

Subject: Personal and Family Life

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Spencer Baird to Winfrid Stearns
June 23, 1883

Naturalist and Smithsonian administrator Spencer Fullteron Baird writes to his colleague Winfrid A. Stearns about sending supplies to Quebec at the address of George Tanguay. These include "one dredge; two dredge nets; one four-gallon tank, and about eighteen jars of alcohol." Baird anticipates...

Location: I-Friends-1989-1

Subject: Science and Technology

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

"John Dickinson," by Frank G. Graham
June 28, 1883

Frank G. Graham prepared this oration, entitled “John Dickinson," for the commencement ceremonies held June 28, 1883. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1883-G738jX

Subject: Dickinson College History, Education, Politics and Government

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

"The Choice," by Franklin F. Bond
June 28, 1883

Franklin F. Bond prepared this oration, entitled “The Choice," for the commencement ceremonies held June 28, 1883. Authoring an original speech was among the graduation requirements for Dickinson College seniors at that time. Transcript included.

Location: Orations-1883-B711cX

Subject: Education, Science and Technology

Format: Speeches and Sermons

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Jeremiah Black to Alexander McClure
August 7, 1883

Jeremiah Sullivan Black writes Alexander Kelly McClure and criticizes George Ticknor Curtis' 2 volume biography of President James Buchanan, Life of Buchanan (1883). Black, who served as Attorney General and Secretary of State during President James Buchanan's administration, writes...

Location: I-BeachW-2003-1

Subject: Literary Pursuits, Politics and Government

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

Letter from Ulysses Grant to Julia Grant
September 2, 1883

Former President Ulysses S. Grant writes to his wife, Julia Grant. He writes about his travels to Minnetonka Lake, which he describes as "a beautiful sheet of water almost as large as Como, in Switzerland, filled with islands." Transcript included.

Location: I-SpahrB-1953-9

Subject: Personal and Family Life, Travel and Tourism

Format: Letters/Correspondence

Time Period: 1880-1899

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