2016 - Notable Dickinsonians

Army of the Potomac Pin, 1890

Army of the Potomac Pin given to Horatio Collins King in 1890, recognizing his service in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00441

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00415, AC 00416)

Subject: Military, Civil War, Honors and Awards

Format: Pins/Buttons

Bible, 1888

A Holy Bible with a well worn dark leather cover. On the spine is the text "Holy Bible" embossed in gold. Inside the front cover is a gift inscription to the owner. This object was owned by Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.2_4

Location: Shelf 32 Box 2

Subject: Bible, Religion and Spirituality, Book

Format: Miscellaneous

Horatio Collins King Sash

Saber, scabbard and sash of Horatio Collins King (Class of 1858), from around 1861.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00412

Location: RR 01 (housed with AC 000248, AC 00249, AC 00598, AC 00758)

Subject: Saber, Sword, Civil War, Military

Format: Weapons

James Buchanan Teacups and Saucers

A set of five white and pink china teacups and saucers with gold gilt detail. President James Buchanan used this set while in office at the White House.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00549

Location: Shelf 20

Subject: Tea Set

Format: Glassware/Ceramics

Judge Advocate General Medal, 1883

Gold metal pendant awarded to Horatio Collins King by Governor Grover Cleveland in 1883, which appointed King to Judge Advocate General of New York.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00416

Location: Shelf 25 (housed with AC 00415 and AC 00441)

Subject: Medal, Honors and Awards, Military

Format: Currency/Medallions

Mother of Pearl Card Case, 1887

A small card case decorated with squares of mother of pearl on the outside, and inside lined with blue velvet. This object belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.2_2

Location: Shelf 32 Box 2

Subject: Card Case

Format: Miscellaneous

New Hampshire Medical Society Medal, 1941

A small gold metal pendent featuring a stamped seal of the New Hampshire Medical Society celebrating fifty years. "New Hampshire Medical Society" is engraved around the seal. On the back is a name and date engraved "Zatae L. Straw 1892-1942". This object belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.2_3

Location: Shelf 32 Box 2

Subject: Commemorative Medal

Format: Currency/Medallions

Pierson Prize-Longsdorff, 1886

A gold medallion attached to a red ribbon. On the front the engraving reads "COLLEGIUM DICKINSONIENSE DETUR DIONIORI" and on the back "AWARDED TO Zatae Longsdorff AS A PRIZE FOR ORATORY FOUNDED BY DANIEL PIERSON MDCCCLXXXVI"

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.2

Location: Shelf 33

Subject: Award Medals, Oratorical Contests, Pierson Prize

Format: Currency/Medallions

Portable Wooden Writing Desk, c.1885

A small portable wooden writting desk with a lock, keys and an ink well. The inside flaps fold up to reveal a small storage space underneath and there is a small box with a lid to store pens. This object belonged to Zatae Longsdorff, class of 1887. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.2_1

Location: Shelf 32 Box 3

Subject: writing desk

Format: Miscellaneous

Harriet Lane Tintype Case Interior

Tintype of Harriet Lane in a brown case with red velvet interior from around 1857. Lane, the niece of President James Buchanan, acted as First Lady of the United States from 1857 to 1861.

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 00321

Location: Shelf 25

Subject: Tintype, Photography

Format: Artwork/Photography

Zatae Longsdorff Straw Academic Hood, 1937

A black, red, white and yellow academic hood given to Zatae Longsdorff Straw (Class of 1887) at the reception of her honorary degree in 1937. 

Artifact/Collection Number: AC 2002.2_3

Location: Shelf 33 (Box 1)

Subject: Academic Regalia, Hood

Format: Clothing

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