SERIES 1 - CORRESPONDENCE (BOUND)

 

SERIES DESCRIPTION

 

            Series 1, Correspondence (Bound), consists of 22 bound notebooks of press copies of letters written by Charles Francis Himes.  Due to the fragile nature of the paper used to prepare the press copies, the bleeding of the ink, and simple aging, these copies of letters are often quite difficult to read and handle.  Correspondence (Bound) is subdivided into two categories; personal correspondence of C. F. Himes, and correspondence by C. F. Himes acting as Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of Dickinson College.  The notebooks within these categories are then arranged chronologically.

            The personal correspondence category includes 17 notebooks dating from 1871 to 1917.  Subjects covered in these letters include family business as well as materials regarding C. F. Himes' personal and professional interests as a historian, photographer, scientist and professor.  Orders for photographic equipment, questions about investments, requests for research assistance, and other such routine activities are to be found in these notebooks; relatively little correspondence of a truly personal nature is to be found here.  Among these notebooks, some overlap of dates occurs between 1896 and 1910 as the personal correspondence from that period were further subdivided, presumably by C. F. Himes himself, into family business and personal business.

            The correspondence by C. F. Himes acting as Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees at Dickinson College is comprised of 5 bound notebooks dating from 1869 to 1893.  Most of the material within these notebooks concerns the academic and financial interests of Dickinson College.  Correspondence involving scholarships, college publicity, financial support, college planning, and general information sharing are all to be found among these notebooks.

            It is important to note that within all of these bound notebooks there is some overlap of C. F. Himes' personal correspondence and his correspondence as Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees at Dickinson College.  It is also important to note that many of these notebooks are partially indexed at the front of each bound volume.

SERIES INVENTORY

BOX 01 - MC 2000.1

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE
Folder 01)    1871 - 1873
Folder 02)    1873 - 1874
Folder 03)    1874 - 1878
Folder 04)    1881 - 1883

BOX 02 - MC 2000.1

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE (cont.)
Folder 01)    1883 - 1885
Folder 02)    1887 - 1889
Folder 03)    1893 - 1896

BOX 03 - MC 2000.1

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE (cont.)
Folder 01)    1896 - 1900
Folder 02)    Business. 1896 - 1901
Folder 03)    Family Business. 1896 - 1898

BOX 04 - MC 2000.1

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE (cont.)
Folder 01)    1898 - 1900
Folder 02)    1900 - 1904
Folder 03)    Business. 1902 - 1910

BOX 05 - MC 2000.1

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE (cont.)
Folder 01)    1904 - 1907
Folder 02)    1911 - 1913
Folder 03)    1914 - 1916

BOX 06 - MC 2000.1

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE (cont.)
Folder 01)    1916 - 1917

CORRESPONDENCE AS SECRETARY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Folder 02)    Dec. 4, 1869 - May 27, 1879
Folder 03)    May 5, 1885 - May 26, 1887

BOX 07 - MC 2000.1

CORRESPONDENCE AS SECRETARY OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES (cont.)
Folder 01)    July 5, 1888 - June 17, 1889
Folder 02)    June 17, 1889 - Oct. 29, 1891
Folder 03)    Nov. 11, 1891 - Oct. 1, 1893