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The Dickinsonian-
Modern Chivalry- Nov. 5, 1872 “It announced it’s self as the protector of the gentler sex and paid noble tribunes to the woman by protecting her from the violence and oppression of powerful and unpredictable men.
There is today, an urgent need for knighthood that shall uphold the broad principal of love, and decry and oppose those content with existing institutions, careless whether they be right or wrong, as long as they themselves shall be benefied. Such a knighthood is only the embodiment of the principle that belongs to every race and age that is inherent in the moral nature of man.
Man represents the restless force of nature. He is the subduing of the elements; the making of a commercial highway of the sea, ruling nations, guiding armies, and subduing and controlling of all things of his strength.
December 1872 – article on influence of character
The man who enjoys the repute for being honest, upright pure; who is free from tricks, and policies and plots; who walks the ways of life true conscience and God makes himself a king.
October 6, 1874-
The regatta of 1874 both liked and disliked
“ That rowing, like riding, walking gymnastic exercise, &c., may be a most valuable part of physical training we acknowledge, but that it accomplishes everything, or even constitutes the best means of physical culture we are not prepared to admit.”
June 1876
Belles Lettres prize contest
Walter A. Powell wrote “Ambition”
“ in the bosom of man there slumbers a power, which aroused, can revolutionize the world.”
James C. Nicholson “Thoughts”
“ The body devoid of mind, is but he casket without the jewel. The dignity and supremacy of man is the divine essence of mind.”

I also found an article on frats and their influence on college men in the 1800’s that looks useful

Dewitt Clinton Lloyd was born on June 1, 1828 in Williamsport Pennsylvania to the parents of Thomas and Elizabeth B. Rupert Lloyd. Clinton attended Williamsport High School where he excelled as a student and was regarded as a gentleman of high moral standing. Clinton Lloyd matriculated as a student at Dickinson College in September of 1844. Lloyd graduated from Dickinson College on July 5, 1847.

After college, Clinton Lloyd moved to Kemper County Mississippi, here Lloyd taught school until 1850, when he was admitted to the Kemper County bar. In 1850 Clinton Lloyd moved back to Williamsport Pennsylvania where in 1853 he became District Attorney for Lycoming Pennsylvania. In 1863 Clinton Lloyd was appointed Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives, where he would spend the next twelve years. During his time as Chief Clerk he spent most of it working on the civil rights bills. In 1875 Clinton Lloyd retired from Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives. Following Clinton Lloyds career as Chief Clerk he continued working as a lawyer in Williamsport Pennsylvania, in 1897 he opened his own law firm there.

Clinton Lloyd married Charlotte B. Hebeston of Williamsport on March 10, 1853. Together they had six children. Clinton Lloyd passed away on May 10, 1901 in Williamsport at the age of 73.

Culture deals with objects and ideas produced by human society. In the eighteenth century culture was produced for the elite and powerful, drawing on the most valuable resources and talents of the time to produce enjoyment for the privileged. As the nineteenth century progressed culture became more accessible to the public and less reserved for the elite. The 1800’s was the age of emergence for literature, dance, theater, mass production and consumption.
Inventions allowed for proliferation of culture through American society. Thomas Edison patented the phonograph in 1878 bring the art of music and dance to all ethnic and economic crevices of the United States. Technological developments with the emergence of the steam-driven cylinder press, the railway and canals brought ease to distribution allowing greater access to literature. Lakeside Library opened in 1875, the first cheap library to open in the United States, bringing literature to the masses. Dime novels opened cheap fiction, with tales of the American West and adventures of Buffalo Bill Newspapers rapidly penetrated the American public. Stories published in the newspapers further brought popular fiction to the people, as by the mid-1800’s newspapers penetrated the nation.
Cumberland County, like the rest of the United States was affected and influenced by the proliferation of newspapers. The American Volunteer, The Carlisle Harold and the Daily Evening Sentinel were just a few of the local papers bringing news to the people, creating a culture of awareness and involvement in the community. The papers, each with biased reporting represented the greatest cultural influence of Cumberland County in 1876.

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