LOSSING, BENSON J.

Gilded Age Collections

Collection ID: 487
Location: GA 28

(Description ID: 594275)

Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 Benson J. Lossing

GA - 28

Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Addendum

Introduction

The collection was acquired by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 1963. Peter D. Hannaford, great nephew of Elizabeth Anderson Lossing, donated the materials found in the addendum in 1998.

Biographical Sketch

Benson J. Lossing was born to Quaker parents in Beekman, Dutchess County, New York, 12 February 1813.  Left an orphan as a young child, he received a meager education. He worked as a farmhand and then served an apprenticeship with a watchmaker in Poughkeepsie, New York.  After a disastrous partnership in the watch making business, Lossing became co-editor of the Poughkeepsie Telegraph.  Later, he established the Poughkeepsie Casket. He learned the art of wood engraving in order to illustrate his publication.  

In 1838, Lossing went to New York City to seek instruction in drawing.  He was invited to edit and illustrate the Family Magazine, the first fully illustrated American periodical.  He remained in New York, where he established himself as a leading engraver. In 1840, he published Outline of History of the Fine Arts, which became a volume of Harper’s Family Library.

 

Lossing’s training and strong interest in writing and art allowed him to take advantage of the revolution occurring in the book publishing business during the 1840s and 1850s.  Through pictorial histories, publishers increased circulation by appealing to semi-literate immigrants and American citizens seeking to reaffirm their patriotism.  In Lossing’s words, illustrations brought “visible language” to the masses.

Encouraged by engraver Samuel Goodrich to produce “sober, honest & truthful” histories, Lossing focused on creating pictorial histories that recorded history through firsthand accounts and drawings of people, artifacts, and the actual locations where the events occurred.  In 1847, he began publishing works of history and biography, creating his own illustrations. Eventually, Lossing established a publishing company and oversaw authorship of all aspects - texts, sketches, and engravings. Among the most popular were his Pictorial Field-Book of the American Revolution and Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812. According to Gregory Pfitzer, in Picturing the Past: Illustrated Histories and the American Imagination, 1840 – 1900, Lossing’s specialty, field books, were “illustrated travelogues based on visits to scenes of historical importance.” In this genre, Lossing  functioned as both historical observer and artistic interpreter.

For Pictorial Field Book of the American Revolution (1850 to 1852), Lossing traveled more than 8,000 miles in the United States and Canada, collecting information and sketching scenes that he later made into wood block engravings. Published by Harper and Brothers, the field book sold tens of thousands of copies.  Twenty-five years later, Publisher’s Weekly deemed the two-volume set remained the most “salable” work on the subject of the American Revolution.

During the next thirty-five years, Lossing worked tirelessly, publishing more than forty titles, of which he was either author or editor.  From 1872 to 1874, Lossing edited the American Historical Record and Repertory of Notes and Queries.   

Lossing’s first wife, Alice Barritt, died in 1855.  The following year, he married Helen Sweet, daughter of Nehemiah Sweet.  They had four children: Edwin, Miriam Helen, Thomas Sweet, and Alice. Lossing purchased a 300-acre farm atop Chestnut Ridge near the town of Dover Plains, New York.  He called his home The Ridge. There Benson built a fireproof library to house his collection of more than five thousand books and documents associated with the American Revolution and the framing of the Constitution. Lossing was actively involved in charitable, civic, literary, and historical societies, most notably serving as a charter trustee of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He died at the Ridge 3 June 1891.

A written reminiscence of the Lossing family and life in nineteenth-century New York was assembled by his son, Thomas Sweet Lossing. It was edited by his great-nephew, Peter Hannaford, and published as My Heart Goes Home in 1997 by Purple Mountain Press.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 1,429 pieces of incoming correspondence, spanning the years from 1850 to 1891. The bulk of the correspondence relates to Lossing’s business efforts as a publisher, editor, historian, engraver, and artist. The incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by surname and then chronologically in Box 1 and a portion of Box 2. 

Included in Box 2 is Lossing’s outgoing correspondence, which contains more than 100 complete letters arranged chronologically, some of which pertain to family matters. Box 2 also contains the incoming and outgoing correspondence (118 pieces) of Helen Sweet Lossing, her bank book, and letter copy book. Incoming correspondence of children  Alice C., Edwin, and Miriam Lossing, dating from 1870 to 1891, is included. Essays, manuscripts, biographical files, notes, proofs, business cards, legal documents, and published articles by and about Lossing and family may also be found in Box 2.

Box 3 is made up largely of published newspaper articles grouped by subject: Revolutionary War, War of 1812, American Civil War, travel, geography, poetry, art, and obituaries and biographical sketches of prominent 18th and 19th century Americans. Printed materials, pamphlets, monthly magazines, essays, contracts, notices, auction catalogs, memos, invitations, letter fragments, and envelopes are also included.

Box 4 contains pamphlets, published articles, and single issues of periodicals.

Box 5 consists of clipping scrapbooks, an autograph book, ledgers, published works, and issues of the “American Historical Record” from 1872 to 1874 (edited by Benson J. Lossing).

Box 6 consists of bound books and pamphlets. 

Box 7 contains Lossing’s pencil sketches, pen-and-ink drawings, and watercolor and oil paintings. Also included are photographs, daguerreotypes, etchings, engravings, scrapbooks, and postcards. A list of photographs removed from the collection and transferred to the Hayes Presidential Center’s Portrait File is provided.

An item-level inventory to the incoming and outgoing correspondence and to the titles of books, articles, and pamphlets is provided.

Inventory

Ac. 1518, 1563, 1579, 1828, 1845, 1940

4 ½ linear ft.

BOX 1

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE

A – ALVORD

ABBOTT, Lyman, Dover Plains, N. Y.

Sept. 14, 1881

Sept. 15, 1881

ADRIANN, Garret, Pleasant Valley

June 7, 1854

AGNEW, C. R., New York

June 15, 1878

July 16, 1878

AKIN, D. D., Quaker Hill

Apr. 10, 1860

June 12, 1861

Nov. 22, 1861

Apr. 10, 1862

June 11, 1862

Dec. 1, 1862

Feb. 2, 1863

Nov. 4, 1863

ALDEN, H. M. – See Harper & Bros.

ALDEN, John B., New York

Mar. 24, 1881

July 21, 1881

Feb. 23, 1884

Dec. 7, 1888

Feb. 9, 1889

Feb. 4, 1889 [prtd]

ALDEN PUBLISHING CO., New York

Jan. 26, 1889

ALLEN, Ethan A., Jr., New York

Apr. 24, 1856

ALLEN, The Henry G. Co., New York

July 17, 1890

July 18, 1890

Sept. 2, 1890

Sept. 30, 1890

Nov. 24, 1890

Nov. 27, 1890

ALLEN, W. D.

Mar. 27, 1852

ALLIBONE S., Austin

n.d.

ALVORD, C. A., New York

May 6, 1863

Oct. 1, 1864

AMERICAN - ATLEE

AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY

Apr. 20, 1882

AMERICAN COPYRIGHT LEAGUE, New York

Feb. 1884

AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL & STATSITICAL SOCIETY

Jan. 29, n.d. (invitation)

AMERICAN INSTITUTE, New York

June 9, 1843

Sept. 23, 1857

July 21, 1859

1865 (membership ticket)

July, 1867 (form letter w/ ticket)

Aug. 30, 1873

1874 and 1875 (member’s family ticket)

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CIVICS, Washington, D. C.

Feb. 14, 1888

AMERICAN LITERARY BUREAU, New York

1869-1870 (statement)

Sept. 23, 1870

Oct. 11, 1870

June 22, 1871

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, New York

Nov. 16, 1871

AMERICAN NEWS CO., New York

n.d. (printed booklet)

AMES, Bernice D., East Greenwich, R.I.

May 10, 1862

AMES PUBLISHING CO., New York

May 22, 1891

APPLACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB, Boston

June 5, 1880

APPLETON, D. & CO., New York

Feb. 27, 1865

ARMY RELIEF BAZAAR BLDS., Albany

Jan. 18, 1864

ARNOLD, S. G., Washington, D. C.

May 3, 1863

Nov. 17, 1869

May 19, 1875

Mar. 29, 1876

May 25, 1878

Jan. 4, 1884

ARTISIT’S FUND SOCIETY OF N.Y.

Dec. 3, 1860

ATLEE, Samuel Yorke, Washington, D.C.

Oct. 24, 1856

Oct. 27, 1856

Feb. 20, 1857

Dec. 26, 1861

Sept. 18, 1863

n.d., 1863

Nov. 9, 1865 (admission card)

Nov. 1, 1870

Apr. 9, 1873

B - BETHUNE

BACON, D. S., Monroe, MI

Nov. 30, 1860 (w/ clipping)

BAIRD, Henry C., Philadelphia

Nov. 10, 1855

BAKER, Delphine P., Washington, D. C.

Dec. 5, 1862

BAKER, Peter C., New York

Jan. 9, 1855

BAKER, Stephen, Butternut Hall

Feb. 1, 1873

Dec. 10, 1873

BALCH, Thomas

May 31, 1855

BALTIMORE, Md., Mayor’s Office

Sept. 17, 1880 (invitation)

BARNUM, A. [The Mail & Express, N.Y.]

Mar. 8, 1882

Mar. 30, 1882

BARROLL, Benjamin D., Baltimore

Mar. 14, 1891

Mar. 20, 1891

BATES, L. W., New York

May 31, 1883

BEACH, W. W., Philadelphia

Nov. 13, 1872 (w/card)

BEDEL, John, Bath, N. H.

Dec. 1, 1873

BEEKMAN, James W., Albany

Feb. 7, 1853

BELKNAP, T., Hartford

May 17, 1867

June 19, 1867

July 30, 1867

Aug. 6, 1867

Mar. 26, 1868

Nov. 2, 1868

Dec. 23, 1868

Nov. 2, 1869 [2]

Feb. 19, 1873

May 11, 1886

July 14, 1886

Dec. 28, 1886

May 31, 1887

July 22, 1887

Aug. 3, 1887

Jan. 8, 1889

BELLOWS, H. W., New York

June 2, 1865

BENEDICT, W. H., Port Henry, N. Y.

Apr. 17, 1889

BENHAM, E. A., Astor House

Sept. 1, N.Y.

Sept. 2, N.Y.

BENSON, A. T.

Oct. 7, 1887

BENSON, George E., Pokeepsie

May 30, 1877

BENTLEY, Henry [Philadelphia Inquirer]

May 20, 1862

BERRY, M. M., Saratoga Springs

Dec. 11, 1854

BETHUNE, George Washington, [Clergyman] Brooklyn

Sept. 2, 1854

BIGELOW - BROCKETT

BIGELOW, E. B., Boston

Feb. 8, 1875

Jan. 29, 1876

BILL, G. F., Springfield, Mass.

Nov. 11, 1857

BILL, Henry, Norwich, Conn.

Nov. 6, 1857

Mar. 10, 1865

Mar. 21, 1865

Apr. 17, 1865

BILL, L., New York

July 11, 1865

BILLINGS, Josh

n.d.

BIRGE, J. W., M.D., Utica

Nov. 24, 1858

BISBEE, Joseph B., Poughkeepsie, N. Y.

June 11, 1886

BISHOP, Nathan, New York

July 20, 1872

BLANCHARD, James, Poughkeepsie

May 6, 1857

June 16, 1868

BLANCHARD, Rufus, Chicago

Oct. 14, 1862

BLISS, Charles M., Washington, D. C.

Feb. 22, 1884

BONTELLE, Charles O., Charleston Hotel

Feb. 26, 1871

BOOTH, Mary L[ouise], New York

July 18, 1878

BOSTON ATHENAEUM

Feb. 24, 1853

BOWDOIN COLLEGE

Dec. 2, N.Y.

BOWEN, Clarence W.

n.d. The Independent, N.Y.

Aug. 10, 1883

Jan. 26, 1884

July 1, 1890

1889 (pamphlet)

BRADLEY & COMPANY, Philadelphia

July 13, 1864

June 7, 1867

BRADY, John, Baltimore

Dec. 23, 1865

BRELSFORD, C. W., New York

Jan. 8, 1873

BREWER, James M.

Aug. 4, 1854

BRINTON, D. G., Philadelphia

 “Our Continental Publishing Co. ‘

Dec. 19, 1881

BROCK, Robert A., Richmond

“Virginia Historical Society”

Oct. 25, 1878

BROCKETT, E. J., New York

Mar. 29, 1859

BRODHEAD - BUTTS

BRODIX, Charles R., Chicago

June 30, 1884

BROHEAD, J. R.

Sept. 15, 1852

BROOKS, Erastus, Albany

Jan. 7, 1856

BROOKS, James, Washington

June 15, N.Y.

BROOKS SEMINARY

June 17, 1873 (invitation)

BROWNE, D. J., Census Office

Sept. 2, 1852

BROWNLOW

July 23, 1862 (admission tickets)

BROWNLOW, W[illiam] G[annaway]

June 12, 1862

BRUCE, James M., Dover Plains

July 3, 1878

BRUCE, W. J., Pittston, PA

Feb. 2, 1872

BRYANT, W. C., Buffalo

Dec. 21, 1871

Nov. 7, 1872

Apr. 17, 1873

Apr. 26, 1873

June 7, 1873

June 13, 1873

June 18, 1873

Dec. 5, 1874

Apr. 24, 1885

May 1, 1885

BUCKINGHAM, S. M., Rosebank

Feb. 26, 1862

BURBUICK, W. E. & Co., Hartford, Conn.

Sept. 19, 1866

BURNS, Charles, D. F., New York

Mar. 18, 1890 (w/catalogue)

BUSHNELL, Charles I., N.Y.C.

Apr. 3, 1863

BUTLER, E. W. G., Pass Christian, Miss.

Dec. 22, 1872

BUTLER, Lora, Wilkesbarre

Oct. 29, 1849

BUTTS, Allison, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Aug. 10, 1885

C - CHILDS

CADY, Philander K., Poughkeepsie

Dec. 24, [1866]

CALLAGHAN, E. B., Albany

Jan. 1852

CAMPBELL, A. G. New York

Sept. 11, 1866

CAMPBELL, Charles, Petersburg, Va.

Mar. 20, 1858

Apr. 24, 1858

June 26, 1858

Nov. 14, 1858

Mar. 9, 1859

Aug. 20, 1860

CAMPBELL, Charles A., New York

Mar. 15, 1880

CAMPBELL, James, P.O. Dept.

Nov. 16, 1855

CAMPBELL, John, Philadelphia

Oct. 3, 1864

Feb., 1865

Feb., 1865

CANADA, Montreal

n.d.

CAROLINE, Francis, Catskill

May 7, 1853

CARLL, Albert G., Stamford, Conn.

June 1, 1865

CARPENTERS COMPANY of Philadelphia

Aug. 24, 1874

CARTER, Enoch, Newburgh

Sept. 20, 1855

Jan. 14, 1856

CAULDWELL, William. Prop.

“Sunday Mercury”

Jan. 9, 1888

CHAMBLISS, Major

June, 1864

CHAPIN, Lon F., Chicago

July 21, 1890

CHASE, Theodore L., Philadelphia

n.d.

Mar. 28, 1871

CHASE & TOWN, Philadelphia

Sept. 19, 1871

Oct. 3, 1871

CHENEY, Albert O., Poughkeepsie

Sept. 14, 1876

CHILDS, George W., Philadelphia

Mar. 19, 18??

June 24, 1861

Feb. 13, 1863

July 20, 1863

July 25, 1863

Aug. 10, 1863

Aug. 26, 1863

Sept. 20, 1863

June 7, 1864

Feb. 13, 1866

June 8, 1866

CINCINNATI- CRAMER

CINCINNATI, Society of

Apr. 4, 1883

May 23, 1883

CIVIL WAR       Baltimore

July 9, 1863

CLARK & MAYNARD, New York

Jan. 19, 1864

CLARKE, Robert, Cincinnati

Sept. 25, 1874

Nov. 20, 1886

CLARKE, Robert D., West Point

Dec. 24, 1852

CLEMENS, Jere:  Washington

Apr. 18, 1852

CLINTON, C. A.

Feb. 5, 1858

COFFIN, Isaac

n.d.

COHEN, Joshua I., Baltimore

Jan. 14, 1855

COLTON, Dr. G. Q., New York

Nov 25, 1882

COLUMBIA COLLEGE, New York

1862 (commencement ticket)

May, 1885 (invitation)

COLYER, Vincent

Mar. 13, 1866

CONANT, S. S. (see Harper & Bros.)

COOK, J. Harvey

May 28, 1883

CORBIT, William T., Philadelphia

Apr. 3, 1854

COSTELLO, Augustine E., New York

July 18, 1889

CRAIG, Isaac, Allegheny, PA

Jan. 3, 1882

CRAMER, J. L., Washington

Feb. 2, 1837

CULLEN – CUTLER

CUMMINGS, C. P., New York

Arp. 19, 1872

CUMMINGS, Thomas S.

n.d.

Apr. 21, 1872

Aug. 28, 1872

Dec. 13, 1875

Jan. 9, 1882

Apr. 17, 1882

Sept. 1, 1882

Oct. 23, 1882

Oct. 24, 1882

Jan. 1, 1883

Feb. 8, 1883

Mar. 14, 1883

Apr. 22, 1883

May 30, 1883

Oct. 3, 1883

May 14, 1884

July 21, 1884

Oct. 26, 1884

July 16, 1885

Jan. 18, 1886

Apr 10, 1887

June 5, 1887

Feb. 24, 1888

Apr. 23, 1888

June 16, 1888

Sept. 17, 1888

Feb. 8, 1889

June 9, 1889

Apr. 2, 1891

CUMMINGS, Willoughby, Toronto

Mar. 18, 1875

CUTTER, Bloodgood H., Little Neck, L.I.

Jan. 28, 1862

D - DEVOE

DALRYMPLE, E. A., Baltimore

June 27, N.Y.

DANA, Charles A.

Oct. 4, 1858

DARLAND, Andrew, Deans Corners

Apr. 1, 1873

DARLING, Charles W.

[Mar. 27, 1891]

DAVEY, G. W. [engraver]

Dateline removed

DAVIS, A.M. F., Cambridge

June 8, 1886

DAVIS, E. M., Philadelphia

Dec. 26, 1880

DAVIS, George B., Washington, D. C.

Dec. 21, 1889 (w/circulars)

DAVIS, Sheldon, Pleasant Valley

May 28, 1859

DAVIS, T. R., New York

June 10, N.Y.

DAVIS, William J.

Mar. 3, 1854

DAWSON, Henry Barton, Morrisania, N. Y.

July 7, N.Y.

June 18, 1866

DEAN, G[ilbert], Poughkeepsie

Dec. 6, 1851

DEAN, John Ward, Boston

Feb. 11, 1869

Feb. 16, 1869

Oct. 9, 1871

Jan. 4, [1872]

July 2, 1872

Mar. 27, 1873

Sept. 16, 1873

Dec. 1, 1873

Apr. 15, 1874

May 27, 1874

Dec. 7, 1874

Apr. 12, 1882

Dec. 19, 1883

Dec. 27, 1883

DEDERICK, Stewart J., New York

Mar. 23, 1872

May 29, 1872

DEGRAUW, J. W., New York

Oct. 19, 1882

Oct. 25, 1882

DELUCE, Percival, New York

July 31, 1876

DEMILLE, J. H. Hobart, The Rectory, Cherry Valley, New York

July 24, 1876

DENHAM, Edward, New Bedford, Mass.

May 13, 1891

July 29, 1891

DENISON, Frederic, Central Falls, R. I.

May 26, 1860

May 30, 1860

DERBY & JACKSON, Publishers, New York

Mar. 1, 1859

DEVOE, Thomas F., New York

Dec. 12, 1871

DICESNOLA - DRAPER

DICESNOLA, L., New York

Jan. 5, 1888

DICKINSON, A. M., Utica, N.Y.

June 4, 1871

DIX, Gov. John A.

Oct. 12, [1874] (reception to)

DOCHARTY, G. B. [New York Free Academy]

May 13, 1854

July 27, 1854

May 9, 1863

DODD, Rebecca M., Glen Ridge

June 21, 1888

Aug. 29, [1888]

DOREMUS, Robert, Ogden, N.Y.

Nov. 24, 1882

DOUBLEDAY, William T., Goshen, Conn.

Jan. 4, 1869

May 11, 1870

DOWNING, M., Poughkeepsie

Oct. 9, 1887

DRAKE, Charles Daniel, St. Louis

Feb. 17, 1865

DRAKE, S. A., Boston

May, 1867

DRAPER, John, New York

Oct. 8, 1873

DRAPER, Lyman C., Madison, WI

Mar. 8, [1854]

Sept. 27, 1855

Sept. 28, 1855

Dec. 25, 1855

Dec. 17, 1857

June 25, 1858

Mar. 25, 1859

May 19, 1862

July 6, 1863

Aug. 25, 1863

Sept. 15, 1863

Nov. 5, 1863

Oct. 22, 1867

Apr. 6, 1868

Sept. 2, 1869

Apr. 15, 1870

Sept. 23, 1870

Nov. 19, 1870

May 4, 1872

Sept. 19, 1872

May 31, 1875

June 22, 1875

May 6, 1880

June 1, 1882

Aug. 24, 1882

July 24, 1883

Jan. 22, 1884

Apr. 3, 1884

Sept. 2, 1886

Nov. 16, 1887

Dec. 27, 1888

May 4, 1889

See Lossing to Draper, 5/20/54

See C.M. Gennet re. Draper clippings, etc.

DREER - DWINELLE

DREER, Ferdinand Julius, Philadelphia

Jan. 18, 1865

Oct. 26, 1865

Jan. 27, 1866

July 1, 1866

Mar. 10, 1870

Feb. 2, 1873

July 26, 1875

May 18, 1876

June 21, 1876

Nov. 4, 1876

Sept. 15, 1877

Aug. 24, 1878

Apr. 7, 1881

May 9, 1882

Oct. 23, 1883

Sept. 16, 1884

Oct. 24, 1884

Dec. 9, 1884

June 20, 1885

Oct. 3, 1885

Mar. 31, 1886

Sept. 25, 1886

Apr. 27, 1887

Dec. 19, 1887

Apr. 3, 1888

Dec. 22, 1888

May 7, 1889

Sept. 12, 1889

Oct. 8, 1889

Oct. 24, 1889

Feb. 19, 1890

Mar. 19, 1890

(clipping)

DROWNE, Henry T., New York

Dec. 5, 1870

Dec. 6, 1870

July 26, 1872

DUANE, William, Philadelphia

June 13, 1872

DUNCAN, Harriet

June 22, 1854

DURYEE, Abram

Sept. 19, 1863

DWINELLE, John W., Rochester

Jan. 6, 1847

E – F

EARLE, Thomas, Jersey City

Jan. 11, 1879

EASTMAN, H. G.

Oct. 12, 1864 (comp. Ticket)

Dec. 1, N.Y.

EASTMAN COLLEGE, Poughkeepsie

Sept. 18, 1879

EGLE, William H., Harrisburg, PA

Dec. 26, 1871

EIGHTS, James, Albany

May 22, [1856]

June 5, 1856

ELLIOT, Charles W., New York

Sept. 13, 1855

ELLIOTT, George W., New York

Oct. 4, 1862

ELLIS, George E., Swampscott

Aug. 24, 1872

Oct. 15, 1872

EMMET, Dr., New York

Nov. 6, 1865

EMMINS, J. New York

Sept. 2, 1857

ENGLISH, Earl, Washington

Dec. 17, 1880

EWBANK, Thomas, Washington

May 30, 1855

FAIRCHILD, T. B., Hudson, Ohio

May 11, 1852

July, 1854

FARRAR, O. S., Milwaukee

“Milwaukee Female College”

Jan. 27, 1875

FERGUSON, R. H., Toronto, Ont.

Mar. 2, 1884

FERRIS, Mary L. D., Garden City, L. I.

July 15, 1889

FIELD, Benjamin H.

Dec. 5, 1870 (invitation)

FIELD, Cyrus W., New York

Mar. 28, 1882

FILKINS, E. V., New York

Apr. 22, 1853

FISK, D. E. & CO., Springfield, Mass.

Apr. 1, 1867

FLORIDA HOUSE, Apalachicola, FL

Apr. 10, 1875 (invitation)

FOGG, M. N., Nashville

Mar. 8, N.Y.

FOOTE, Horace A., New York

Aug. 25, 1877

FOWLER, John Jr., New Rochelle

Dec. 4, 1860

FOWLERS & WELLS, New York

Jan. 27, 1853

FRANCIS, John W., Jr.

n.d. (memoir of)

FRANCIS, S. W., New York

Oct. 8, 1857

FRANCIS, Samuel W., New York

Jan. 17, 1866

Sept. 18, 1873

Dec. 16, 1873 (w/clipping)

July 31, 1880

FRASER, A. S., New York

June 20, 1854

FRENCH, G. E., Alex., VA

Nov. 11, 1854

FROST, S. F., Claverack, New York

Feb. 21, 1865

FULLER, Samuel L., Delaware House

Jan. 11, 1860

FUNK, Peter

n.d.

FUNK & WAGNALLS, New York

Oct. 18, N.Y.

June 15, 1887

Sept. 16, 1887

Mar. 17, 1888

Dec. 8, [1888]

June 29, 1889

Aug. 15, 1889

Apr. 24, 1891

G

GARRETTSON, M. R.

July 16, 1859

GAY BROS. & CO., New York

Dec. 15, 1883

1886 (flier)

Feb. 9, 1891

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY of N. Y.

Oct. 3, 1874

GENNET, Charles, Richmond

Nov. 23, 1853

n.d., 1861 – see Lyman C. Draper folder

GIBBONS, Thomas, Hagaski, Japan

June 2, 1876 (w/enclosures)

June 8, 1876

Apr. 2, 1878

GIBSON, W.

Mar. 14, 1866

GIBSON, W. I., Vassar College

Apr. 23, 1888

GILMAN, W. S., New York

July 1, 1878

GITCHELL, John C., Bosawen, N. H.

Apr. 16, 1855

GODDARD, E. L, Claremont

Mar. 29, 1862

June 2, 1862 (receipt)

GOODRICH, Cornelia P.

Apr. 23, n.y.

Oct. 18, 1888

GOODRICH, Samuel Griswold

Sept. 8, 1851

Aug. 25, 1855

Apr. 1860

Apr. 27, 1860

GOODRICH, William M., Poughkeepsie

Nov. 20, 1854

GOODSPEED, H. S. & CO., New York

n.d.

Oct. 13, 1881

Oct. 25, 1881

Nov. 5, 1881

Nov. 30, 1881

GOODWIN, L. G., Boston

June 15, 1846

GOSS, Elbridge H., Melrose

Dec. 18, 1885

GOULD, Edward S., New York

Jan. 14, 1872

GOURLIE, John H.

Mar. 13, n.y.

July 13, 1888

GRAHAM, James G., Newburgh

July 10, [1882]

GREBLE, Edwin, Philadelphia

June 9, 1870

GREEN, Samuel A., Groton, MA

Oct. 15, n.y.

Feb. 8, 1868

July 27, 1874

GREENE, George W., Newburgh

Sept. 14, 1861

GREGORY, James G., New York

Sept. 5, 1861

GRIDLEY, Lucius

July 15, 1863

GRIFFITHS, O. J., Chicago

July 2, 1889

GROTON HEIGHTS, Conn.

9/6/81 (Centennial folder)

GUERNSEY, A. H.

n.d.

May 12, n.y.

May 29, 1861

June 1, 1861

Nov. 5, 1861

July 28, 1862

Oct. 14, 1862

Dec. 3, 1863

June 17, 1864

GUTHRIE, James, Treasury Dept.

Nov. 19, 1855

H – HARPER BROS.

HAGER, J. Henry, New York [The Tribune]

June 5, 1865

Sept. 9, 1886

HALE, Sarah J., Philadelphia

Mar. 15, 1848

Sept. 12, 1851

Jan. 1, 1853 (w/ encl)

Jan. 1864 (poem)

June 14, 1866

Aug/ 24. 1866

HALL, Benjamin H., Troy, New York

Apr. 19, 1860

Apr. 24, 1860

HALL, Francis

n.d.

HALL, Harrison, Philadelphia

Aug. 17, 1859

Nov. 19, 1859

HALL, Hiland, North Bennington

July 22, 1871

Oct. 11, 1873

Apr. 6, 1874

HALL, Sister Louise Gardner

Feb. 13, 1883

HALSTED, Mrs. Nathaniel Norris

Nov. 10, 1874

HAMILTON, John C., New York

Feb. 26, 1859

HAMILTON, R., Poughkeepsie

July 9, n.y.

HARFORD, Thomas, Poughkeepsie

Nov. 24, 1869

HARPEE, Oscar H., Cincinnati

Apr. 30, 1874

Nov. 2, 1874

HARPER & BROS., New York

Dec. 18, 1858

Nov. 30, 1859

Dec. 20, 1859

Dec. 31, 1859

Dec. 14, 1860

Dec. 14, 1860

July 18, 1862

May 14, 1863

Nov. 11, 1867

Jan. 27, 1869

Jan. 30, 1869

Jan. 30, 1869 (memo)

July 23, 1869

Sept. 30, 1869

Feb. 3, 1870

Feb. 9, 1870

May 7, 1870

June 23, 1870

May 31, 1871

June 10, 1871

Nov. 3, 1873

Jan. 25, 1876

June 15, 1877

Oct. 3, 1877

Apr. 20, 1878

Mar. 5, 1880

Mar. 18, 1880

Dec. 30, 1880

July 17, 1883

Oct. 9, 1884

Feb. 24, 1885

Oct. 23, 1885

Dec. 17, 1886

June 29, 1888

Aug. 11, 1898

n.d. to Harpers from “A Dutchman”

HARRINGTON – HUTCHINSON

HARRINGTON, I., New York

Sept. 1854

HART, HARRIETTE, E.

Dec. 1, 1869

Mar. 31, 1870

n.d. (misc. ms. and clippings)

HARTFORD, Conn. Governor’s Foot Guard

Sept. 22, 1880

HASBROUCK, Judge A. B.

Apr. 2, 1860

Oct. 23, 1866

HAWLEY, C. E., Bethlehem, PA

Apr. 7, 1876

HAYDEN, Sidney

n.d.

HEADLEY, J. T., Albany

Jan. 10, 1856

HECKER, George V., New York

Jan. 4, 1883

HEMENWAY, Miss, Burlington, VT

Aug. 1868

HENRY, Frank, Washington, D.C

May 31, 1866

HIBBARD, William

May 29, 1852

HINE, David, Canfield

Mar. 5, 1860

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Nov. 8, 1860 (invitation)

Mar. 18, 1884 (invitation)

n.d.

HOAG, F. P., Rawlings, N. Y.

Jan. 18, 1887

HOLDEN, J. G. P., Poughkeepsie

Mar. 9, 1864

HOLDEN, Stephen, Sherburne, New York

May 20, 1887

HOLDT, Henry, New York

Feb. 20, 1883

HOLLAND, Frank, Peru, New York

Aug. 17, 1880

HOLT, Frank, Peru, New York

Aug. 17, 1880

HOUGH, Franklin Benjamin, Albany

July 14, 1856

July 16, 1856

Jan. 24, 1857

Feb. 9, 1865

Mar. 15, 1865

June 3, 1872

n.d. (misc)

HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO., New York

June 1, 1883

HOWE, Henry, Cincinnati

Dec. 8, 1860

HOWLAND, William, New York

July 29, 1862

HOYT, Albert Harrison, Boston

Apr. 16, 1887

HUBBARD, C. J., Portsmouth, N.H.

Nov. 20, 1881

HUBBARD BROS., Philadelphia

Dec. 16, 1884

HUNTER, J. W., Peekskill

Aug. 30, 1878

HUNTINGTON, F. J., New York

Nov. 8, 1853

Nov. 10, 1853

Jan. 5, 1854

Mar. 9, 1854 (w/encl)

May 12, 1854

Nov. 10, 1854

Nov. 18, 1854

Jan. 10, 1855

Mar. 28, 1884

May 8, 1884

HUNTINGTON, Frank, New York

Appleton’s Cyc. Of Am. Biography

Sept. 16, 1887

Oct. 10, 1887

HUNTTING, Isaac, Pine Plains

July 31, 1883

Mar. 28, 1887

Feb. 21, 1889

HURLBIT, WILLIAMS & CO., Hartford, CT

Feb. 18, 1861

HUTCHINSON, H., Syracuse

May 16, 1850

HUTCHINSON, S., New Bedford

Mar. 15, 1864

I – J

INDEPENDENT, The, New York City

Jan. 29, 1887

JAMES, Henry T.

Mar. 16, 1861 (funeral notice)

JAMIESON, M., Batavia

Mar. 13, 1862

JARVES, James Jackson

June 9, 1855

JEWETT, J. H. & Co., Norwich, CT

Sept. 13, 1873

JOHNSON, Fred C., Wilkes Barre, PA

July 10, 1874

Oct. 13, 1874

JOHNSON, WILSON & CO., New York

Aug. 26, 1873

Oct. 11, 1873

Oct. 31, 1873

Dec. 31, 1873

Jan. 16, 1874

Apr. 2, 1875

May 23, 1876

Dec. 1, 1876

JOHNSTON, Henry P., New York

Oct. 21, 1884

JONES, D. R. Floyd, Fort Neck, South Oyster Bay, L. I.

Aug. 29, 1851

JONES, Horatio Gates, Jr., Philadelphia

n.d.

Apr. 5, 1853

Apr. 14, 1854

Nov. 12, 1855

Nov. 19, 1856

May 14, 1864

Sept. 12, 1871

JONES, J. Wesley, Melrose, MA

Oct. 23, 1852

Nov. 7, 1852

May 9, 1853

Dec. 26, 1856

JONES, Thomas, Clermont Co., Ohio

Apr. 5, 1860

JORDAN, John Jr., Philadelphia

June 25, 1859

Sept. 19, 1859

Sept. 28, 1859

Oct. 11, 1859

Oct. 15, 1859

Oct. 20, 1859

Feb. 9, 1861

Mar. 3, 1884

Nov. 24, 1885

JUDD, Orange Company, New York

Aug. 24, 1875

K

KAPP, Friedrich, New York

Dec. 8, 1861

KEELER, O. T., New York

Sept. 24, 1855

KELLOGG, E. B. & E. C., Hartford

Apr. 30, 1862

KEMBLE, Governor, Cold Spring

Feb. 22, 1867

July 18, 1872

Dec. 25, 1874

Jan. 7, 1875

Apr. 2, 1875

KETCHAM, J. H., Washington, D.C.

Mar. 30, 1869

KEYNTON, John, Poughkeepsie

May 22, 1854

KIDDER, Edward, Wilmington

Nov. 29, 1860

July 23, 1865

Apr. 6, 1869

July 17, 1869

KIDDER, Frederic

Feb. 22, 1852

May 5, 1852

Dec. 13, 1852

Nov. 19, 1856

Feb. 27, 1857

Mar. 12, 1857 (w/clipping)

June 28, 1857

Aug. 11, 1857

Mar. 10, 1858

Dec. 18, 1858

Sept. 7, 1859

June 10, 1861

n.d., [1864]

Mar. 18, 1865

Apr. 10, 1865

June 20, 1865

Feb. 27, 1867

Nov. 23, 1868

Dec. 21, 1868

June 13, 1869

Oct. 19, 1871

Mar. 25, 1872

May 4, 1872

Oct. 14, 1872

Jan. 11, 1875

Apr. 11, 1875

Jan. 20, 1877

Apr. 21, 1877

May 18, 1877

May 30, 1877

June 13, 1877

July 3, 1877

Aug. 6, 1877

Sept. 9, 1877

Sept. 20, 1877

Oct. 7, 1877

Aug. 20, 1878

Jan. 9, 1878

n.d. (3 pieces, misc.)

KIDDER, Mrs. Frederic, Mansion House, Brooklyn

Jan. 25, n.y. (w/clipping)

KING, Charles R., Andalusia, PA

July 22, 1887

KING, Richard, New York

July 22, 1887

KINNEY, B. H., Worchester, MA

Nov. 1, 1858

KIRBY, J. Brown, Brownville

Mar. 2, 1856

KIRKE, H. B.

n.d.

KNICKERBOCKER, Dr., Rochester

Aug. 20, 1855

KOECKER, L. R., Philadelphia

Mar. 20, 1856

L

LAIDLEY, Mrs. J. W., New York

Apr. 18, 1876

LAIRD, John M., Quebec

Aug. 3, 1859

LAPHAM, Ludlow, E.

n.d.

LARNED, J. N., Buffalo

Mar. 3, 1893

LAURENCE, R., New York

Jan. 13, 1879

LEATHE, Frank, New York

July 28, 1864

LEAVENSWORTH, Elias Warner, Albany

Dec. 10, 1855

LEAVITT, Geo. A. & Co., New York

n.d. (admission card)

LEE, S. Adams, Washington, PA

Feb. 6, 1856

LEFFINGWELL, E. H., New Haven, CT

Nov. 25, 1853

LESLIE, Frank Publishing House, New York

Feb. 5, 1868

Nov. 3, 1868

Oct. 28, 1870

Dec. 5, 1870

LeVAL, Octavia Walton, Mobile, AL

Feb. 11, 1860

LEWIS, Mrs. Estella Anna Blanche

May 12, 1851

LEWIS, James C., New York

Nov. 6, 1860

LEXINGTON, CT [Battle of]

Feb. 18, 1875

Apr. 19, 1875

LIBRARY of CONGRESS, Washington

Apr. 19, 1875

July 31, 1875

LINN, John B., Harrisburg, PA

Apr. 21, 1874

LIPPINCOTT, J. B., Co., Philadelphia

May 18, 1886

LOBAM, Mary C.. Albany

Apr. 8, 1865

LOCKE, Mary Anne, Stratford

June 20, 1850 (w/clipping)

LOOMIS, H., Jr., Poughkeepsie

Sept. 27, 1870

LOSSING, Edwin J., New York

Nov. 1880

LOSSING, Fanny, Poughkeepsie

[Mar. 30, 1880]

LOSSING, Family

n.d. (miscellaneous)

LOTHROP, S. K., Boston

Sept. 12, 1854

LOWELL, [Ladd I Whitney], Boston

Oct. 30, 1859

LUDLOW, R. Fulton, Claverack, N. Y.

May 24, 1889

LUKENS, Charles J., Philadelphia

Feb. 9, 1865

Mar. 21, 1872

LUKENS, Henry Clay, New York City

Mar. 20, 1877

Mar. 30, 1877

Oct. 20, 1880

Nov. 8, 1880

Dec. 27, 1880

July 1, 1882 (printed poem)

July 3, 1882

Nov. 30, 1885

LUMLEY, Arthur, N.Y.

Mar. 1, 1870

M – MAYER

McALLISTER, John A., Philadelphia

Sept. 9, 1854

Jan. 2, 1859

Apr. 2, 1859

May 16, 1859

Sept. 20, 1859

Sept. 3, 1862

Sept. 10, 1862

Oct. 26, 1862

Mar. 17, 1867

Mar. 26, 1870

May 15, 1870

Jan. 29, 1871

June 19, 1871

Mar. 13, 1872

June 18, 1872

June 15, 1875

Oct. 15, 1876

July 28, 1877

July 28, 1878

Sept. 27, 1880

Mar. 10, 1884

McCLURE, S. S., New York

Aug. 10, 1889

McCONAUGHY, D., Gettysburg, PA

July 29, 1863

McCORD, W. G., Tribes Hill, N. Y.

May 9, 1861

McCUTHEON, A. S., Poughkeepsie

Dec. 7, 1887

McDONALD, J. C.

Apr. 24, 1854

May 22, 1854

McFETRIDGE, J. R., Philadelphia

Apr. 7, 1869

McKINNEY, H. D.

June 29, 1875

McKINSTRY, G. A., New York

Sept. 9, 1854

McKNIGHT, C. S., Newburgh

Sept. 11, 1852

Feb. 14, 1876

McLELLAN, C. H. P., Poughkeepsie

Mar. 23, 1856

McMITCHELL, R., Saratoga

Oct. 24, 1864 (telegram)

MACKAY, Charles

Nov. 30, 1857

MADDEN, Mamie L., Chicago

Feb. 27, 1890

MANSFIELD, John W., New York

Jan. 28, 1883

MAPES, James J.

n.d. (invitation)

MARANVILLE, R. E., Castleton, VT

Aug. 23, 1859

MARR, James H., Washington

Aug. 9, 1871

MARSTON, E., New York

Dec. 27, 1867

MARTIN, Cyrus B.

n.d. (invitation)

MASON, B. C.

Feb. 28, 1870

MASON, D. & CO., Syracuse, N. Y.

Mar. 8, 1882

MASON, George C., Newport, R. I.

Mar. 11, 1872

Mar. 7, 1874

MASON, W. L., New York

June 28, 1884

July 9, 1884

MASON, William F., St. Louis

Mar. 22, 1862

MATHER, Charles M.

n.d.

MAYER, Brantz, Baltimore

n.d. (post card)

Nov. 20, 1856

Oct. 26, 1857

Dec. 22, 1859

Oct. 23, 1860

Mar. 21, 1864

June 10, 1868

Apr. 3, 1869

Aug. 17, 1869

Sept. 23, 1870

May 7, 1876

June 2, 1876

July 26, 1876

Aug. 28, 1878

METROPOLITAN – MORRIS

METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

May 4, 1885 (admission card)

Nov. 2, 1885 (admission card)

MICHIGAN, PIONEER SOCIETY OF

Jan. 18, 1877

MICHIGAN, UNIVERSITY OF, Alumni

Mar. 10, 1882 (invitation)

MILITARY ORDER OF THE LOYAL LEGION OF THE UNITED STATES, PA.

Apr. 1890 (20th Anniversary, invitations, programs, admission cards, etc. 7 pieces)

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Oct. 4, 1869

MINTON, John B., Philadelphia

Feb. 20, 1855

MITCHELL, James, Fayetteville, AR [Arkansas Industrial Univ.]

May 5, 1876

MOORE, George H., New York

June 18, 1881

Oct. 19, 1883

Jan. 1, 1885

Jan. 22, 1886

MOREAU, John B., New York

Dec. 30, 1880

MORGAN, Henry J., Quebec, D.E.

Sept. 27, 1862

MORRELL, John J., Fishkill-on-Hudson

Dec. 8, 1883

MORRELL, T. H., New York

Jan. 9, 1855

Oct. 26, 1864

MORRIS, Edmund, Poughkeepsie

Sept. 1, 1879

MORRIS, George P., Union Pl. Hotel

Dec. 6, 1861

MORRIS, T. A., Indianapolis

Nov. 15, 1865

MORSE – MURRAY

MORSE, George R.

Mar. 1887

MORSE, Leila L.

June 3, 1872

MORSE, Samuel F. B.

n.d. (photo of )

sketch for Morse statue

Apr. 16, 1872 (memorial service folder)

Calling card, invitation, clippings

MOULTON, Charles W., Buffalo

Dec. 20, 1889

MOUNT VERNON ASSOCIATION

Letters and Misc.

MUNN, O. D., New York

Jan. 1, 1883

MUNSELL, J., Albany

Jan. 31, 1860

Mar. 24, 1860

Sept. 24, 1860

Oct. 14, 1860

Feb. 11, 1864

Sept. 30, 1865

Apr. 20, 1866

Nov. 3, 1866

Sept. 23, 1868

Sept. 30, 1868

Jan. 27, 1869

Jan. 29, 1869

July 21, 1871 (statement)

July 22, 1871

Apr. 2, 1875

June 5, 1876

July 11, 1877

MURRAY, Mrs. Elizabeth

Nov. 14, 1868 (invitation)

N – O

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN, New York

Mar. 29, 1848 (invitation)

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF LETTERS, ARTS, AND SCIENCES, New York

Dec. 4, 1868

NATIONAL PROHIBITION CAMP-GROUND ASSOC., West Brighton, N.Y.

May 12, 1891

May 13, 1891

NEILSON, Charles

July 29, 1850

NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL-GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Aug. 2, 1869

NEW JERSEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Newark

Apr. 13, 1872

NEW WINDSOR CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

June 9, 1883

n.d.

NEW YORK GENEALOGICAL & BIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

1869

June 12, 1869

1882 (invitation)

NEW YORK, City

June 21, 1847 (invitation)

NEW YORK COUNTY DEMOCRACY

Oct. 30, 1885

NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, N. Y.

n.d. (post card)

Jan. 2, 1856

May 17, 1858

Oct. 5, 1870

Nov. 1, 1872

Aug. 8, 1876

Jan. 1, 1877

Dec. 29, 1877 (post card)

June 4, 1878

NEW YORK SOCIETY LIBRARY

Nov. 9, 1872 (admission ticket)

NEW YORK STATE LIBRARY, Albany

Jan. 10, 1853

Oct. 12, 1854

Nov. 12, 1854

July 22, 1856

NEW YORK STATE MILITIA (7th Regt., 3rd Brig. Co. 3)

Jan. 15, 1853

NEW YORK STATE NATIONAL GUARD (7th Reg.)

Apr. 12, 1878

Jan. 20, 1882

Apr. 12, 1882

May 1, 1882

June 6, 1882

Mar. 29, 1886

NEW YORK TYPOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

Dec. 18, 1855 (invitation w/ admission tickets)

NEW YORK VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY (6th Reg.)

Sept. 2, 1890 (admission ticket)

NEWBURGH CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, Newburgh, N.Y.

Oct. 15, 1883

NEWTON, John M., College Hill, O.

June 25, 1877

Aug. 4, 1877

THE NIAGRA FALLS ASSOCIATION, N. Y.

Feb. 20, 1885

NORRIS, J. Parker, Philadelphia

Jan. 19, 1874

NOWLAND, A. C., New Castle, DE

Jan. 22, 1862

OBZ, M C.

Jan. 23, 1856

ODD FELLOWS, Independent Order of

Sept. 6, 1843

Feb. 18, 1845

Jan. 6, 1847

OLMSTED, E. K.

Apr. 6, n.y.

ONDERDONK, Henry, Jr.

7 items undated

Nov. 27, 1853

Oct. 25, 1859

Jan. 27, 1868

Dec. 24, 1868

Dec. 6, 1869

Nov. 23, 1871

Feb. 28, 1872

Feb. 27, 1873

Clipping

ORTHOPAEDIC DISPENSARY for the Treatment …of the Spine & Hip Joint

Jan. 2, 1872

OSBORNE, J. S., Charlotte

Dec. 30, 1851

BOX 2

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE

P

PANCOAST, George, Philadelphia

Jan. 21, 1854

PARK THEATER

n.d. Theater bill

PARKER, Caroline G.

June 19, 1868

PARKER, E. H., Poughkeepsie

Nov. 11, 1872

PARKS, M. P.

n.d. – poem

PARMENTER, Stephen C., Newburgh

Apr. 30, 1860

PATTERSON, A., Albany

Feb. 5, 1853

PAYNE, E. S., Syracuse

July 29, 1858

PEALE, Lucy

Dec. 28, 1870

June 6, 1875

Dec. 31, 1875

PENNSYLVANIA, Historical Society of

Oct. 20, 1870 (invitation)

PENNSYLVANIA VETERAN VOLUNTEERS (25th Regt)

July 17, 1865

List of Officers

PENTZ, Benjamin I., N. Y.

Mar. 23, 1854

PERINE, George E., New York

June 22, 1881

1888

PERINE, S. I., New York

July 3, 1874

PERRY, E. Wood [The Century]

Jan. 3, 1876

PETERS, J. C., New York

n.d.

Dec. 1881 (receipt)

PHILETHEAN SOCIETY

Dec. 7, 1877

PHILLIPS, Morris

Dec. 28, 1866

PHINNEY, H. F., Cooperstown, N. Y.

Mar. 29, 1873

PHOENIX, S., Whitney, Hudson

Dec. 14, 1866

July 21, 1867

PIERCE, G. T., Garrett, KS

Oct. 8, 1881

PIERSON, H. W., New York

June 16, 1852

PLATT, John I., Poughkeepsie

Sept. 4, 1872

POILLON, William, New York

Dec. 31, 1883

POLAND, Col. & Mrs. J.S., Narragansett Pier, R. I.

June 24, N.Y. (invitation)

PORTER & COATES, Philadelphia

Mar. 15, 1875

Mar. 25, 1875

Feb. 19, 1876

Mar. 1, 1876

Apr. 6, 1876

May 3, 1876

POTTER, John E. & Co., Philadelphia

Nov. 28, 1874

Mar. 11, 1875

June 5, 1875

June 22, 1875

POTTSVILLE, PA, First Defenders Association

June 7, 1880

POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y.

Misc. items pertaining to church, civic, and social affairs

POWERS, Charles, Poughkeepsie

May 9, 1854

PRESTON, W. W., New York

Nov. 6, 1889

PRINCE, S. J.

May 17, n.y.

PUTNAM, George & Co., N. Y.

Jan. 26, 1857

May 7, 1864

July 14, 1864

Jan. 9, 1866

Jan. 7, 1869

Mar. 4, 1869

Feb. 1870

June 3, 1870

June 15, 1870

Jan. 30, 1871

Mar. 15, 1871

June 24, 1871

Feb. 1872

Feb. 8, 1872

Apr. 19, 1872

May 2, 1872

Jan. 31, 1876

Q – R

QUILLAN, James E., Monticello

Mar. 16, 1872

RANDOLPH, Anson D. F., New York

Jan. 17, 1864

May 18, 1865

RANTOUL, Robert S., Salem, MA

Dec. 10, 1888

REDFIELD, Julius Starr [D.A.B. Publisher]

Dec. 18, 1864

REID, N., Penns Store, VA

July 1, 1856

July 21, 1856

REYNOLDS, B. B. & SEAMAN, James N.

Oct. 26, 1854

RICH, William F., New York

July 27, 1880

RICHARDS, T. Addison, New York

Nov. 1, 1856 (announcement)

RICHARDS, W. C., Charleston

Jan. 24, 1852

RICHARDSON, C. Benjamin, New York

n.d.

Sept. 2, 1852

May 15, 1858

Sept. 10, 1858

RICHARDSON, C. F., Philadelphia

[The Sunday School Times]

Aug. 28, 1878

Feb. 17, 1880

Mar. 16, 1882

RIDER, George T., Poughkeepsie [Cottage Hill Seminary]

Mar. 14, 1866

ROBERTS, Alex F., New York

Sept. 21, 1852

ROBERTS, Harriet A., New York

Oct. 12, 1841

ROBINSON, Nugent, New York (“Collier’s Once a Week”)

Aug. 7, 1888

Oct. 5, 1888

Oct. 9, 1888

Nov. 15, 1888

Nov. 20, 1888

Jan. 4, 1889

Apr. 13, 1889

RODE, Charles R., New York

June 2, 1860

ROGERS, John

n.d.

RUTTENBER, E. M., Newburgh

Dec. 6, 1855

July 17, 1862

Jan. 29, n.y.

RYAN, John S., Charleston

Nov. 28, 1866

S – SINCLAIR

SAFFELL, W. T. R., Ellicotts Mills, MD

Apr. 17, 1857

ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida

Mar. 1885 (invitation)

ST. JOHN, Oliver S., Easton, PA
June 23, 1852

ST. NICHOLS, Editor of [The Century Co.]

Feb. 5, 1884

SAMUELS, S., New York

June 17, 1886

SANDS, Samuel, Baltimore

Oct. 15, 1889

SATTERLEE, Edward, Highland Falls, N. Y.

n.d.

SAUNDERS, Frederick, N. Y.

Feb. 6, 1883

SAVAGE, C. C., Brooklyn

June 15, 1861

July 25, 1862 (w/photo)

SCHROEDER, J[ohn] F[rederick], Brooklyn

Oct. 9, 1854

Mar. 27, 1855

July 22, 1856

SCHUYLER, Eliza A., Dobbs Ferry

Oct. 28, 1859

Nov. 2, 1859

Oct. 22, 1865

SCHUYLER, Philip

n.d.

SCOTT, Rev. Lockburn B., Dover Plains, N. Y.

Oct. 6, 1887

SEAMAN, D. M., New York

Mar. 9, 1883

SEARS, Robert, N. Y.

June 22, 1871

SEDGWICK, Charles F., Sharon, CT

Feb. 2, 1874

SEYMOUR, Horatio, Marquette, MI

Jan. 3, 1889

SHEA, George, New York

Feb. 22, 1883

SHEA, John G.

n.d. (4 letters)

SHELDON, Alex, Buffalo

Sept. 18, 1874

SHELDON, Smith, New York

Dec. 26, 1867

SHELDON & COMPANY, New York

June 20, 1871

SHOBER, Sam L.

May 19, 1874

SILL, Edward E., Rochester

Apr. 13, 1882

SIMMS, J. R., Fultonville, N. Y.

Sept. 21, 1855

Jan. 5, 1872

Nov. 20, 1880

SIMONS, M. Laird, Philadelphia

Mar. 1, 1880

Mar. 24, 1880

SIMPSON, I. E., Washington, D.C.

Sept. 21, 1861

SINCLAIR, Thomas, Philadelphia

Feb. 21, 1860

SMITH – SWEET

SMITH, A. B., Poughkeepsie

Aug. 23, 1866

SMITH, E Oaks, Brooklyn

Feb. 11, 1851

SMITH, Helen E.

May 19, 1860

SMITH, I. Galvin, N. Y.

July 24, 1838

SMITH, Joseph P.

July 29, 1878

SMITH, Lizzie R., Wallingford

Oct. 5, 1876

SMITH, P. H.

July 25, 1874

SMITH, Thomas B., New York

Apr. 4, 1854

SMYTHE, J. Henry, N. Y.

n.d.

SOCIETY OF THE ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND

June 10, 1876

Sept. 1885

SOMMERVILLE, R. A., Washington

June 20, 1885

SPENCER, Mrs. Cornelia Philips, Chapel Hill, N.C.

July 22, 1869

SPENCER, James S., N. Y.

Aug. 16, 1886

SQUIER, E. George, New York

Dec. 31, 1876

STANLEY, Col. D. S.

Apr. 18, 1890

STEVENS, Hy. H., New York

Mar. 18, 1854

STILES, Henry R., Brooklyn

Jan. 26, 1860

STONE, Edwin Martin, Providence

Nov. 2, 1868

STONE, William L.

Dec. 1, 1873

Oct. 23, 1886

[STRONG, Nathaniel Thayer] “Honnondenk”

Apr. 3, 1855

May 22, 1856

Jan. 15, 1863

STURGES, M. R.

n.d. (2 letters)

SUTTON, Richard, Washington

Feb. 25, 1857

SWEET, S., New York

May 20, 1886

T – V

TANNER, Rueben, Poughkeepsie

June 11, 1860

TAPPAN, L., Newton, MA

Aug. 15, 1854

TENNEY, Mrs. Harriet A., Lansing

Dec. 13, 1883

THAYER, Eben, New York

Dec. 1, 1865

THOMAS, Sarah, Poughkeepsie

Nov. 4, 1889

THOMAS, Dr. [William]

n.d.

THOMPSON, John R.

July 8, 1856

THORNE, Jonathan, New York

Apr. 28, 1883

THORNTON, J. Wingate, Boston

May 10, 1858

TIFFANY, C. L., New York

Nov. 11, 1882

TIFFANY, Osmond, Baltimore

Mar. 10, 1871

TIFFEY, S. Washburn, Mt. Vernon

Feb. 22, 1870

TITUS, M., Batavia

Jan. 31, 1860

Feb. 20, 1860

TOBEY, A. B., Poughkeepsie (“The Sunday Courier)

Jan. 12, 1890

TOMASSON, Tower, St. Louis

Nov. 7, 1854

TOMLINSON, Abraham

Apr. 1, 1856

Apr. 15, 1856

TOMPKINS, Emma L., Newark, N. J.

Dec. 29, 1887

TOWNSEND, Aurelia W.

Mar. 28, N.Y.

Jan. 1, 1860

Jan. 7, 1860

Oct. 19, 1860

Feb. 5, 1861

Feb. 21, 1861

Mar. 31, 1862

Nov. 26, 1863

Mar. 21, 1864

Nov. 28, 1864

TOWNSEND, Sol, N. Y.

Mar. 20, 1872

July 25, 1872

TOWNSEND, Virginia F.

n.d.

Oct. 5, 1864

Dec. 19, 1864

TOWNSEND, W. A. & CO.

Jan. 26, 1859

July 2, 1859

Oct. 17, 1859

Nov. 4, 1859

Apr. 12, 1864

June 18, 1864

July 1, 1864

Oct. 10, 1864

Jan. 11, 1865

Aug. 7, 1865

Mar. 28, 1867

Apr. 9, 1868

Dec. 2, 1869

Mar. 14, 1876

Mar. 15, 1876

TRACY, M. C.

Feb. 15, 1854

TRACY, S.C., Mt. Vernon Mansion

Oct. 13, 1863

TRACY’S MILITARY SCHOOL, Tarrytown, N. Y.

July 24, 1863

TRIVETT, Robert C.

Mar. 27, 1854

TROOMEY, F. J., N. Y.

Mar. 2, 1854

TROW, John F., N. Y.

May 10, 1867

TROWBRIDGE, Amasa, Watertown

Jan. 26, 1858

TURRILL, M. T.

Sept. 15, 1853

TYLER, M. C., Ann Arbor

Mar. 7, 1872

Jan. 1, 1874

TYING, J. H., New York

n.d.

UNITED STATES BOOK COMPANY, N. Y.

Aug. 28, 1890

UNITED STATES SANITARY COMMISSION

n.d. (3 items)

VAN CLEVE, I., Lewiston

Oct. 1860

VAN RENSSALAER, Adeline

Jan. 3, 1857

VAN SCHAAK, Henry Cruger, Manlius, N. Y.

Apr. 24, 1860

June 27, 1874

VARDEN, John, Washington, D.C.

Jan. 21, 1852

Dec. 30, 1856

VASSAR COLLEGE

n.d.

VAUGHN, Petty, London

Dec. 7, 1846

VIRTUE, James, N. Y.

Sept. 11, 1862

VIRTUE, James S., London

Feb. 9, 1861

VIRTUE, William A., N. Y.

Sept. 6, 1862

VIRTUE & CO., New York

Oct. 11, 1862

W – WISCONSIN

WADHAMS, Albert, Goshen, CT

Jan. 21, 1867

WADSWORTH, J., Albany

Jan. 17, 1856

Jan. 30, 1856

WAISS, George F.

Nov. 15, 1856

WAITE, H. R., N.Y.C. (American Institute of Civics)

Feb. 1888

WALKER, Dexter H., N.Y.

May 18, 1876

WALKER, E.

Aug. 29, 1863

WALKER, E. & SONS, N.Y.

Apr. 10, 1852

WALKER, S. Lyon, Poughkeepsie

May 26, 1869

WALLACE, Francis, B., Pottsville, PA

Feb. 25, 1864

WALLACE, Henry L, Indianapolis

June 15, 1882 (invitation)

WALLACE, Gen. Lewis

Dec. 29, 1886 (calling card, Mrs. Wallace)

WALLIN, S., N. Y.

Oct. 29, 1859

WALTON, E. P., Montpelier

Dec. 5, 1873

WARNER, Andrew

Nov. 18, 1854

WASHINGTON, George

(see individual folder)

WATSON, W. C., Port Kent

n.d.

Nov. 10, N.Y.

WEIDERWAX, N. C., Burns Hills, N.Y.

May 21, 1853

WELLS, William V., N. Y.

Sept. 28, 1857

WEST MUTUAL INSURANCE CO., New Rochelle

May 10, 1854

WESTERN RESERVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

May 26, 1870

Sept. 8, 1870

Jan. 3, 1871

Jan. 1, 1873

WETMORE, P. M., New York

July 12, 1860

WHEELER, A. F., Poughkeepsie

Mar. 4, 1861

WHEELER, E. S., Jersey City

June 30, 1854

WHEILER, John H.

Jan. 1853

WHIPPLE, H. B. (Diocese of Minnesota)

Sept. 13, 1878 (printed)

WHITE, Edward M., N.Y.C.

Apr. 26, 1883

WHITMAN, Lavina F.

Dec. 20, 1865

WHITMAN, William A., Philadelphia

Jan. 25, 1859

WHITTAKER, T., New York

Dec. 22, 1883

WHITTEMORE, Henry, Tappan, N. Y.

Dec. 28, 1878

Feb. 21, 1879

Dec. 30, 1879

Jan. 10, 1880

Apr. 15, 1881

WHITTLESEY, Elisha, Canfield, OH

Dec. 10, 1860

WILLARD, Frances E.

June 24, 1888

WILLARD, Joseph, Boston

Aug. 22, 1861

WILLIAMS, E., N. Y.

Oct. 2, 1854

WILSON, Archibald, Poughkeepsie

Apr. 30, 1869

Aug. 26, 1871

Aug. 10, 1877

June 23, 1886

WILSON, James Grant (“Chicago Record”)

Jan. 23, 1862

WILSON, Lavalette, Haverstraw, N.Y.

Apr. 18, 1883

WISCONSIN STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Madison

Jan. 9, 1866 (printed)

WOOL, John E., Troy

Feb. 22, 1813 [copy]

Feb. 11, 1866

See also Hart, Harriette E.

WORCESTER SOCIETY OF ANTIQUITY

Jan. 27, 1885

WORDIN, William R., Poughkeepsie

Sept. 4, 1878

WORLD’S CONGRESSES

Jan. 6, 1890 (printed)

WORHTINGTON, DUSTIN & CO., Hartford, CT

Mar. 4, 1870

WYATT, J. H., N.Y.C.

Sept. 19, 1866

WYRICK, David, Newark, OH
Mar. 15, 1861

July 26, 1861

YORSTON, John C. & Company

Sept. 20, 1866

Oct. 13, 1881

Aug. 28, 1882

Nov. 10, 1883

May 30, 1889

YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION, N. Y.

Mar. 9, 1853

Feb. 25, 1876 [Richard C. Morse]

ZABRISKIE, A. C., New York

Oct. 11, 1875

OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, BENSON J. LOSSING, n.d. – 1859

To “Post Master” n.d.

n.d. (invitation thank you)

To ? “Mr. & Mrs. Benson J. Lossing acknowledge the receipt the kind invitation…” n.d.

To A. S. Barnes & Co., n.d.

To Captain Toplanye, n.d.

To Mr. Cobb dtd Nov. 11, 1850

To Lyman C. Draper, Sec. of Wisconsin Historical Society, dtd Mar. 20, 1854, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To “My Dear Sir” dtd Mar. 30, 1854, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To H. Phelps dtd Nov. 10, 1854, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To H. Phelps dtd Nov. 24, 1854, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To Joel T. Headly dtd Jan. 8, 1855, New York

To Joint Committee on the Library dtd Feb. 6, 1856, Albany, N.Y.

To Dr. Kocker dtd Nov. 17, 1856, New York

To S. H. Fulton dtd Feb. 7, 1857, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To Geo. P. Putnam dtd Mar. 17, 1857, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To E. J. Brockett dtd Mar. 23, 1857, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To Helen S. Benson dtd Aug. 13, 1857

To John A. McAllister dtd Jan. 20, 1858, New York

To Mrs. B. Lossing dtd July 23, 1858, Watertown (telegraph)

To Messrs. Harpers & Bros. dtd Nov. 28, 1859, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE, BENSON J. LOSSING, 1860 – 1869

To “Dear Sir” dtd 1860, Poughkeepsie, N.Y

To Mrs. Lossing “My Dear Sweet Wife” dtd Aug. 15, 1860, Buffalo

To “My Own Sweet Helen” (wife) dtd Nov. 20, 1860, Maine

To Joseph Finigan dtd Jan. 7, 1861, Washington

To Geo W. Childs dtd Dec. 21, 1861, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To “My Dear Sir” dtd Jan. 6, 1862, New York

To ?  dtd Mar. 21, 1862, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To Geo Livermore dtd Nov. 11, 1862, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To F. L. Perkins dtd May 11, 1863, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To Messrs. Clarke & Maynard dtd Jan. 15, 1864, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To Messrs. Clarke & Maynard dtd Jan. 28, 1864, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To the Managers of the Duchess County and Poughkeepsie’s Sanitary Fair, in aid of the U.S. Sanitary Commission dtd Mar. 11, 1864, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To John A. McAllister dtd Feb. 22, 1865, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To Frederic Kiddler dtd Apr. 14, 1865, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To Mrs. Frances Titus dtd June 14, 1865, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To John A. McAllister dtd Oct. 25, 1865, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To “My Darling” (wife) dtd May 31, 1866, Ballard House, Richmond, Va.

To B. McNally dtd June 25, 1866, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To “Beloved” (wife) dtd Aug. 20, 1866

To “My Own Sweet Wife” dtd Oct. 2, 1866, Summit of South Montain, Maryland

To H. Dexter Walker dtd Nov. 9, 1866, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (copy)

To James R. Fields dtd Nov. 25, 1867, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To G. B. Tillinghort dtd Mar. 23, 1868, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To his son, signed “Father” dtd Aug. 16, 1868, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To S. Yorke Atlee dtd Oct. 10, 1868, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To Publishers of Protestant Churchman dtd Nov. 20, 1868, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

To Henry T. Clauder dtd Oct. 7, 1869, The Ridge, Dover, N.Y.

OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE: BENSON J. LOSSING, 1870 – 1879

To ? dtd Dec. 16, 1870 (memo)

To Messrs. Chase and Town dtd Apr. 1, 1871, Dover, N.Y.

To Ed. Frederic Kiddler, “My Dear Friend” dtd Aug. 14, 1871, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To R. W. Gilden dtd Nov. 7, 1871, Philadelphia

To Saml. P. Preine, D.D., dtd Apr. 5, 1873

To S.C. Griggs & Co. dtd July 9, 1873, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “My Young Friend” dtd Nov. 10, 1873, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To John B. Linn dtd Jan. 4, 1875, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Messrs. Porter & Coates dtd Mar. 27, 1875, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Samuel C. Clarke dtd Sept. 13, 1875, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Thomas Gibbons dtd Mar. 11, 1876, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To F. J. Dreer dtd June 17, 1876, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To A. O. Cheney dtd Sept. 18, 1876, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Messrs. C. H. Davis, J. M. Woodwalter, M.D., T.M. Vincent, W. T. Clarke dtd Oct. 5, 1876, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “Dear Sir” dtd Oct. 18, 1876, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Mr. Tompkins dtd Dec. 12, 1876

To Mr. Johnson dtd Feb. 9, 1877, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “My Dear Sir” dtd July 14, 1877, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To W. L. Stone dtd Oct. 15, 1877, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y. (printed)

To J. C. Butts dtd Oct. 22, 1878, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Samuel Adams Less dtd Apr. 26, 1880, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE: BENSON J. LOSSING, 1880 – 1891

To “My dear Son” dtd May 18, 1880, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To My Beloved Son” dtd June 29, 1880, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “My Beloved Son” dtd July 26, 1880, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Mr. Simons dtd Aug. 20, 1880, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “My Dear Son” dtd Nov. 10, 1880, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Samuel B. Ruggles dtd May 5, 1881, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To James N. Smith dtd July 4, 1881, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To R. A. M. Fadden, State Library, Harrisburg PA dtd Mar. 4, 1882, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To C. S. Carter dtd Mar. 23, 1882, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “My Dear Sir” dtd May 10, [1882], The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To ‘My Beloved” (wife) dtd June 13, 1882, Vassar College

To “My Beloved” (wife) dtd Oct. 28, 1882, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “Beloved” (wife) dtd Oct. 30, 1882

To James Watson Webb dtd Apr. 30, 1883, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To M. S. Beach dtd May 26, 1883, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To M. S. Beach dtd July 5, 1883, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Clarence W. Bowen dtd July 25, 1883, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Peter Ward dtd Sept. 27, 1883, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To R. H. Ferguson dtd Mar. 6, 1884, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

May 25, 1884, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y. (quote)

To “Dear Sir” dtd July 8, 1884, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To John H. Ketcham, dtd Nov. 23, 1884, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To J. C. Derby dtd Jan. 10, 1885, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To H. M. Alden, dtd Feb. 27, 1885, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Charles Albright dtd June 19, 1885, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Dr. H. R. Kerrey dtd July 17, 1885, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To L. L. Perine dtd July 18, 1885, The Ridge,