"The Spirit of Britain," beginning with page 167 (previous pages were not included in the gift of the Modder Papers to Dickinson College), consists of nearly one thousand consecutively illustrated pages regarding the history and literature of Great...
Retired scientist, educator, and amateur historian Charles F. Himes combines his interests with a short but studied life of Thomas Cooper, one of his famous predecessors on the Dickinson College faculty.
Moncure Conway, an influential observer and participant in much of English-speaking intellectual life for half a century, presents an account of his life, drawn together towards of the end of his eventful days.
Presented here are letters from an eighteenth century college president, Charles Nisbet, to his friend and fellow Scot, William Young, a printer and book-seller in Philadelphia, regarding events great and small, local and international.
Two days after joining the faculty of Dickinson College, Thomas Cooper delivers an exhaustive lecture on chemistry before the students and the Board of Trustees. This lecture is probably among the earliest of its kind published in America.
Cooper had been teaching political economy since 1825 at the University of South Carolina, and this small manual mirrored and abridged many of the concepts he had developed in his comprehensive 1826 Lectures on the Elements of Political Economy.
In April 1792 in the House of Commons, critic of the French Revolution Edmund Burke denounces the visit to Paris of Thomas Cooper and James Watt. Cooper replies immediately with a republican critique of the British political system.