A collection of letters from Governor Andrew G. Curtin to Eli Slifer touching upon political matters, personal matters, nominations, recommendations and invitations. The collection also includes Curtins invitation to Slifer to take the position of...
John Price Durbin, a devout Methodist and college president, reflects on his travels in Asia Minor, where he followed the route of the Israelites in their flight from Egypt on to the Holy Land, describing both the historical and the contemporary...
In these nearly 200 letters of James Buchanan, written between 1827 and 1860, the life-long public servant and 15th President of the United States discusses with friends and colleagues important political, social, and economic issues of the day.
Horatio Collins King details his life in post-war New York City society, including his work as a lawyer, his second marriage and honeymoon at Niagara Falls, and a trip to Nebraska aboard the new Union Pacific railroad.
A collection of correspondence from George F. Miller to Eli Slifer regarding voting decisions, local news, requests for letters of recommendation, letters of recommendation and legal matters important to both men.
A young infantryman serving in the 41st Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserves, Thomas W. Dick writes to his father, mother, and siblings during his participation in training, recruiting, and then fighting during the American Civil War.
Jesse T. Peck, a future bishop of the Methodist Church, lays out his prescription for the development of the complete woman, from childhood through adolescence, and on into marriage and full participation in society.