Among the papers of the Shuman family, I found the following commencement card announcing the graduates of Jefferson College (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania) in 1852 along with the Order of Exercises. I have posted both the front and reverse sides of the card along with a page from the Jefferson College Catalogue of Graduates where the full names of the students may be found.
The names of the 1852 graduates (as they appear on the card) are:
William J. Alexander
A. B. Beamer
R. K. Campbell
William M. Christy
John H. Clark
Silas M. Clark, Indiana, Pa.
Joseph L. Cook
William Cunningham, Blairsville, Pa. (gave Valedictory Address)
John B. Davidson
E. L. Dodder
William J. Edie
William H. French, Washington county, Pa.
Charles H. Geddes
Thomas J. Himes
Albert O. Johnson
Jacob W. Lanius
James L. Marshall
Henry McCormick, Springfield, Ohio
W. W. Miller
Thomas Francis Otwell, Georgetown, Kentucky (“Secession — a Right”)
Robert W. Playford
Matthew B. Riddle
James F. Robinson, Huntingdon county, Pa.
Alexander Scott, New Concord, Ohio
A. B. Simmons, Clinton county, Pa.
J. Rowland Stewart, Library, Pa.
Francis L. Stewart, Murraysville, Pa.
Lewis M. Stewart, Water Street, Pa.
D. W. Templeton, Greenfield, Ohio
John W. Van Lear, Williamsport, Md.
B. C. Ward
Eugene M. Wilson, Morgantown, Pa.
John E. Woods, Allegheny county, Pa.
John N. Young
My passion is studying American history leading up to & including the Civil War. I particularly enjoy reading, transcribing & researching primary sources such as letters and diaries.