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, Dover Plains, N.Y. (postcard)

To A. J. Ketcham dtd June 14, 1886, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Hampton L. Carson dtd July 14, 1886, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Jno. V. Alden dtd Aug. 26, 1886, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Wm. L. Stone dtd Nov. 1, 1886, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “Dear Sir” dtd Nov. 17, 1886, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “Dear Sir” dtd Dec. 6, 1886, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Mr. Hunting dtd Mar. 2, 1887, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Messrs. Funk & Wagnalls dtd Mar. 24, 1887, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Messrs. Funk & Wagnalls dtd Apr. 28, 1887

To Edgar Gladwing dtd May 3, 1887, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Messrs. Fund & Wagnalls dtd May 19, 1887

To Stephen Holden dtd May 25, 1887, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Mr. Hedge dtd June 20, 1887

To Geo A. Kip dtd June 22, 1887, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Rev. L. B. Scott dtd Oct. 8, 1877, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Arthur T. Benson dtd Oct. 10, 1877, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To M. Downing dtd Oct. 13, 1887, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To T. Coffin dtd May 26, 1888, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Chas. A. Campbell dtd June 20, 1888, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “My Dear Sir” dtd Dec. 15, 1888, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To Mr. Belknap dtd Mar. 6, 1889, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “Beloved Wife” dtd Apr. 8, 1889, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “Beloved Wife” dtd May 5, 1889, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “My Esteemed Friend” dtd Sept. 28, 1889, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

Oct. 21, 1889, Dover Plains, N.Y. (“The Voice” 2 copies)

To Mrs. H. J. Boutwell dtd Dec. 14, 1889, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To “Beloved” (wife) dtd Feb. 8, 1890, Philadelphia

To “Editor of The Voice dtd June 30, 1890, Dover Plains, N. Y.

To Edwin J. Lossing (son) dtd June 30, 1890, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

To A. G. Tobey dtd Jan. 14, 1891, The Ridge, Dover Plains, N.Y.

 

INCOMPLETE LETTERS

 

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE, HELEN S. LOSSING, n.d. – 1905

 

n.d.

n.d. (envelope – Queenstown Hotel, Queenstown

n.d. (letter with several calling cards enclosed)

Apr. 12, 1847, New York

Feb. 14, 1848

June 10, 1849

Feb. 16, 1864, Poughkeepsie

May 22, 1865, New York

June 18, 1879, New York

Jan. 11 ,1881, Poughkeepsie

Apr. 28, 1884, Poughkeepsie

Sept. 17, 1885, Washington, N.Y.

Jan. 15, 1888, Sherbrook

Mar. 11, 1890, Poughkeepsie

July 28, 1893, Cherbourg, France (U.S.S. “Chicago)

Aug. 20, 1893, South Hampton, England

Oct. 16, 1893, Malaga, Spain (U.S.S. “Chicago”)

Nov. 1, 1893, Barcelona, Spain

Dec. 6, 1893, Barcelona

Jan. 16, 1894, Washington, D.C.

Mar. 5, 1894, Washington, D.C.

June 20, 1894 Library of Congress, Copyright Office, Washington

Oct. 25, 1894, Lisbon, Portugal

Nov. 17, 1894, Malaga

Nov. 27, 1894, Gibraltar

Nov. 30, 1894, Gibraltar

Dec. 11, 1894, Barcelona, Spain (U.S.S. “Chicago”)

Jan. 27, 1895, Algiers, Algeria

Feb. 27, 1895, Gibraltar

June 18, 1896, Oswego, N. Y.

Aug. 25, 1897, Franklin Square, N. Y.

June 30, 1898, New York

Dec. 3, 1898, Franklin Square, N. Y.

Mar. 23, 1901, Smelter

June 30, 1904, New York (royalty statement)

Nov. 2, 1904, New York

Dec. 15, 1905, Smelter

 

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE, HELEN S. LOSSING, 1906 – 1910

 

Oct. 8, 1906, Yonkers

June 17, 1907, Smelter

June 19, 1907, Smelter

June 25, 1907, Smelter

July 1, 1907, Smelter

July 30, 1907, Smelter

Aug. 12, 1907, Smelter

Aug 13, 1907, Smelter

Aug. 23, 1907, Brooklyn (postcard)

Aug. 24, 1907, Smelter

Sept. 1, 1907, Smelter

Sept. 13, 1907

Sept. 16, 1907, Smelter

Sept. 19, 1907, Smelter

Sept. 24, 1907, Smelter

Sept. 26, 1907, Smelter

Sept. 30, 1907, Smelter

Oct. 4, 1907, Smelter

Oct. 8, 1907, Smelter

Oct. 28, 1907, Smelter

Oct. 31, 1907, Smelter

Nov. 1, 1907, Smelter

Nov. 7, 1907, Smelter

Nov. 18, 1907, Smelter

Nov. 20, 1907, Smelter

Nov. 27, 1907, Smelter

Dec. 2, 1907, Smelter

Dec. 9, 1907, Smelter

Jan. 1, 1908, Smelter

Jan. 6, 1908, Smelter

Mar. 27, 1908, Smelter

Apr. 1, 1908, Smelter

Apr. 7, 1908, Smelter

Apr. 11, 1908, Smelter

Apr. 19, 1908, Smelter

May 22, 1908

June 19, 1908, Smelter

June 30, 1908, Smelter

July 6, 1908, Smelter

July 10, 1908, Smelter (w/clippings)

July 27, 1908, Smelter

July 31, 1908, Smelter

Aug. 10, 1908, Smelter

Aug. 23, 1908, Smelter

Oct. 1, 1908, Smelter

Oct. 23, 1908, Smelter

Nov. 1908

Nov. 23, 1908, Smelter

Nov. 30, 1908, Smelter

Jan. 4, 1909, Smelter

Feb. 8, 1909, Smelter

Feb. 28, 1909, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Sept. 13, 1908, La Fundicion, Peru

Oct. 1, 1909, La Fundicion, Peru

Oct. 4, 1909, La Fundicion, Peru

Oct. 13, 1909, La Fundicion, Peru

Oct. 18, 1909, Smelter

Oct. 21, 1909, Smelter

Dec. 13, 1909, La Fundicion, Peru

Jan. 19, 1910, La Fundicion, Peru

 

OUTGOING CORRESPONCE, HELEN SWEET LOSSING, nd. – 1893

 

To “My dear Husband dtd Apr. 24, n.y.

To “Mrs. Ray” n.d.

To “My dear Son” n.d.

To “My dear Husband” n.d.

To “Dear Mrs. Baxter” n.d.

To “Dear Daughter” n.d.

To the Children of the Public Schools dtd Oct. 1858 (printed)

To “Dear Daughter” n.d.

To “Dear Alice” dtd Saturday n.d.

To Mrs. Dreer n.d.

To Alice Casey dtd Apr. 20, 1881, Westminster Hotel

To Mr. J. A. Larnet dtd Apr. 1893

To B. J. Lossing dtd Apr. 6, 1860, Poughkeepsie

 

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE, ALICE C. LOSSING, 1870 – 1888

 

Aug. 21, 1870

May 7, 1870

May 15, 1879

Mar. 12, 1880

May 20, 1881

June 17, 1881

Aug. 22, 1881, Poughkeepsie

Sept. 5, 1882, Poughkeepsie

Dec. 15, 1883, Poughkeepsie

May 30, 1884, Poughkeepsie

Dec. 26, 1884, Titusville

Jan. 13, 1885, The Ridge

Feb. 11, 1885, Titusville

Feb. 16, 1885, Titusville

Dec. 27, 1885, “The Evergreens”

Jan. 19, 1886

Feb. 24, 1886, “The Evergreens”

Mar. 21, 1886, “The Evergreens”

Apr. 18, 1886, “The Evergreens”

June 26, 1886, “The Evergreens”

Sept. 9, 1886, “The Evergreens”

Nov. 9, 1886, Poughkeepsie

Dec. 23, 1886, Poughkeepsie

Jan. 5, 1887, Poughkeepsie

Jan. 7, 1887, Poughkeepsie

Mar. 1, 1887, Poughkeepsie

Nov. 13, 1887

Dec. 15, N.Y.

Dec. 20, N..

July 6, 1888, “The Evergreens”

Dec. 2, 1888, “The Evergreens”

 

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE, ALICE C. LOSSING, 1889 – 1894

 

Jan. 1, 1889, “The Evergreens”

Jan. 29, 1889. Titusville

Feb. 2, 1889

Feb. 13, 1889, Poughkeepsie

Mar. 26, 1889, Millbrook

Apr. 14, 1889, Poughkeepsie

June 18, 1889, Washington Hollow, N.Y.

Aug. 11, 1889, “The Evergreens”

Aug. 30, 1889 Salt Point, N.Y.

Dec. 8, 1889, Titusville

Jan. 6, 1890, Poughkeepsie

Jan. 10, 1890, New York

Jan. 19, 1890, Poughkeepsie

Feb. 12, 1890, “The Evergreens”

Feb. 24, 1890, Titusville

Aug. 23, 1890, The Ridge

Sept. 19, 1890 Titusville

 

INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE, ALICE C. LOSSING, 1900 – 1910

 

Mar. 10, 1901 “Treetops”

Aug. 4, 1903

Apr. 3, 1906, Rome, Italy

June 25, 1906, Charlottetown

July 6, 1906, Murray River

Aug. 23, 1906, Belle River, P.E.I.

Sept. 2, 1906, Hotel DuParc, Geneve

May 24, 1907, Smelter

June 1, 1907, Smelter

June 10, 1907, Smelter

June 15, 1907, Smelter

June 18, 1907, Smelter

July 1, 1907, Smelter

Aug. 1, 1907, Smelter

Dec. 6, 1907, Smelter

May 3, 1908, Yonkers

May 22, 1908, Chancharnayo, Peru

June 17, 1908

Aug. 16, 1908, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Oct. 17, 1908, Hotel Ferrocarbil, Cerro de Pasco

Oct. 19, 1908, Smelter

June 2, 1910, Smelter

 

CORRESPONDENCE, THOMAS, EDWIN & MIRIAM LOSSING

 

Nov. 23, 1890, Washington, D.C.

Apr. 28, 1911, Smelter

Sept. 9, 1911, Smelter

Sept. 22, 1911, Smelter

Sept. 28, 1937, Yonkers

 

BENSON J. LOSSING, FAMILY DIARY & NOTES

 

Dec. 1, 1856 – Jan. 1866 (few entries)

 

HELEN SWEET LOSSING LETTERBOOK

 

Poughkeepsie National Bank Book 1884 – 1901

Letterbook 1903 – 1905

 

ALICE C. LOSSING, DIARIES 1883, 1884, 1895

 

(Daily entries – weather, activities, visits)

 

BENSON J. LOSSING AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

 

Handwritten and printed material

 

CARDS

 

Advertising and business cards

 

THE DOVER STONE CHURCH, 1876

 

EMPTY ENVELOPES

 

DANIEL BOONE MATERIAL

Manuscript notes, miscellaneous articles

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON MATERIAL

Manuscripts, miscellaneous articles and pamphlets

 

OUTDOOR LIFE IN & AROUND NIEUIVE AMSTERDAM

Manuscript

 

 “LARGE CANNON” FOR THE EAGLE

Manuscript

 

MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS

 

MISCELLANEOUS MANUSCRIPTS

Observation on the Situation of Trade of Turkey, Oct. 8, 1846

 

Atlantic Cable pieces to be issued by Tiffany & Co. (Booklet of names of purchasers and  amount paid)

 

The Merchants of New York 1765-1775 Non Importation Agreement – Committee of correspondence by John Austin Stevens, June 1875

 

List of Patents of Land, &c.  To be sold in Jan. 1882 for Arrears of QUIT RENT, Albany

 

Inventory of all goods, chattels and credits of William Knosc, by Isaac Powell, June 18, 1832

 

Rev. Van Hornn (biographical sketch)

 

Geo. R. Herrick dtd Sept. 4, 1837, Washington, D.C. (To Mr. Roger Cowan)

 

S. Simpson letter dtd Dec. 13, 1811, New Orleans

 

Murphy Baxter letter dtd Jan. 8, 1852, Jonesville (to Henry C. Trumbull)

 

Wm Nilson dtd Apr. 16, 1879

 

Recipes (2)

 

Sale of land from Josiah Fowler to Benjamin Corsor, Feb. 25, 1805, Yonkers, N.Y.

 

Confession of Elijah Porter for use of India Tea, Jan. 8, 1776, Farmington

 

Request for ½ pound of India Tea for medicinal purpose, Elisha Williams, June 22, 1775

 

A Cartel for the Exchange of Prisoners between General Conway and the Marquis DuBarrail, Flanders, Feb. 16, 1759.  Agreed to by the British at Ambory (?) 1779

 

The Homicide (poem)

 

Muster Roll of a Company of militia commanded by William Sherman, June 5, 1815

 

Order of church service (prayers to be said)

 

Miln Parker in a/c with Mark Walton, 1825

 

“Copy of Parole” – Daniel Winants, Feb.2, 1779

“Copy of Endorsement” – Daniel Winants, Mar. 1, 1779

(original in the possession of Charles H. Moore, East Cambridge, Mass.)

 

Sale of Real Estate (announcement)

 

Full Covenant Deed, Jan. 1, 1841

 

Certificate of Membership of Richard W. Bogart, Private- Fourth Company in the Seventh Regiment of New York State Militia, Aug. 13, 1857

 

Case of Taylor, Oct. 31, 1826 (Charles Taylor)

 

Cuba” manuscript (concerning independence from Spanish)

 

Day Signals – U.S. Navy 1803-4 (printed)

 

“Conventions” manuscript

 

Clipping on most valuable precious stones, n.d.

 

Map of Lake Ontario region, n.d.

 

Republican Party candidates (printed cards)

 

“Churn Mixer” – Advertisement, n.d.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILES

Samuel Jones Tilden

Benjamin Harrison

Thomas Barritt

President U. S. Grant

Grover Cleveland

James Buchanan

Maria Mitchell

Scott Hancock

George McClellan

Thomas J. Wood

 

 “EWELL’S BRIGADE AT FRONT ROYAL” MANUSCRIPT

 

 “JAMES ABRAM GARFIELDFROM EMINENT AMERICANS, 1883 MANUSCRIPT

 

 “IS AMERICA A MISNOMER?” MANUSCRIPT

2 drafts, part omitted

 

HISTORY OF THE U.S. MANUSCRIPT (ARTHUR ADMINISTRATION)

 

HISTORY OF NEW YORK MANUSCRIPT

 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

Book Cover – draft, 1874

 

Suspension bridge over East River, N.Y. (notes)

 

Several incomplete notes

 

THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONSTITUTION CELEBRATION 1888

 

THE DUTCHESS COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

 

A COMPENDIUM OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY 1850 MANUSCRIPT (FOLDER 1)

 

A COMPENDIUM OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY 1850 MANUSCRIPT (FOLDER 2)

 

AMERICAN HISTORY MANUSCRIPTSMISC.

 

HARD TIMES IN GOTHAM 1858 MANUSCRIPT

 

A CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE OF IMPORTANT EVENTS TO 1864

 

INDEXES

 

BOX 3

 

“THE CHURCH” MANUSCRIPT

 

SIDELIGHTS OF HISTORY MANUSCRIPTS

The Inca in Captivity

A Sudden Attack of Gold Fever

 

STEPHENS AND DAVIS IN THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE MANUSCRIPT (Copy)

 

MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES (MANUSCRIPTS)

“An Evening with the N.Y. Sketch Club”

“Caricatures as a Weapon”

“My School Life in Amenia”

“A History of the National Academy

 

MISCELLANEOUS NOTES

Page Indexes

Insurance – Estate of George E. Perine

Note on the author of “The Spider and the Fly”

Railroad transportation in the U.S. – 1890 (numbers of passengers)

Republican convention disturbance, n.d.

Counterfeit money issued by Clinton – description of counterfeit $50 bill

Surviving Women of the Revolution (pensions) (clipping)

Full-length portrait (13x17) of Washington- advertisement for (clipping)

List of points for Common School stock

 

FIRST IN PEACE (PROOF – PRINTED)

 

THE EMPIRE STATE – LAST CHAPTER (PROOF – PRINTED)

 

THE HUDSON (PROOF – PRINTED)

 

THE HISTORY OF U.S. NAVY FOR BOYS, 1880 (PROOF – PRINTED)

 

HARPER’S POPULAR CYCLOPEDIA OF THE UNITED STATES (PROOFS – PRINTED)

 

AMERICAN HISTORICAL RECORD – “BATTLE OF HOBKIRKS HILL” (PROOF – PRINTED)

 

MISCELLANEOUS PRINTED MATERIAL

Seven Ways to help the Indian”, Nov. 1890, The Women’s National Indian Association (delivered by President, Mrs. Amelia S. Quinton) pamphlet

 

“Indian Appropriations”, Jan. 1892  by General T.J. Morgan, Commissioner of Indian Affairs,  The Women’s National Indian Association – pamphlet

 

“Report of the Young Peoples Dept.”, Nov. 1891, by Miss Marie E. Ives – pamphlet

 

“An Example of Indian Civilization”, Nov. 1891, by Mrs. Anne Kennedy Bidwell - pamphlet

 

Seventh Annual Report of the Summer Home at Ashford Hill Retreat, 1886-7 - pamphlet

 

“The Poetry of Printerdom” by Practical Printers or Persons Directly Connected with the Art of Printing, May 1874, Cincinnati – pamphlet

 

Calendar – Year 1898

 

Bibliography of the U.S. relating to Military Collective Biography by R.S. Guernsey, Mar. 11, 1874 – pamphlet

 

Yonkers Historical Society (background, officers, membership form), n.d. - pamphlet

 

Sermon to Young Men, “Shall we frequent Billard Saloons?”, Jan. 29, 1871 by Rev. S. S. Martyn - pamphlet

 

MISCELLANEOUS HISTORICAL WRITINGS (PRINTED CLIPPINGS)

“The Independent”, Jan. 31, 1884, New York

“The Fourth Centenary of America”, May 31, 1883

“The Fourth Centennial of the Discovery of America”, Jan. 24, 1884

“The Independent”, July 3, 1890, New York (full paper)

Stoddart’s Review, “Circumstantial Evidence”, Aug. 1880

New York Observer, “Mount Vernon”, May 12, 1870, New York

“Travels and Observations in the South”

“The Independent Examiner”, Feb. 24, 1855

“The Eagle”, Oct. 28, 1887

“My Dear Mr. Childs”, Mar. 22, 1866, Washington City, D.C.

The National Temperance Congress Program, n.d.

“The Fourth of July”, The American, June 2, 1853, Poughkeepsie

“Opinions of the Press” – Lossing’s Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution, Oct. 1854

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES

“Self-Made Man” (clipping)

“A Reminiscence – The Old Tomlinson Museum” (clipping)

 Obsequies of Captain Holliday, City News, Sept. 20, 1862

 “Kathy Ferguson”, The Sunday School Times

 

MEMORIAL TO LOUIS MELANE HAMILTON, 1868

 

LOSSING PERSONAL DOCUMENTS AND PRINTED MATERIAL RE: ENGRAVING

Envelope – Lossings 1812, New Contract, Jan. 30, 1869, Old Contract Cancelled (one set to be returned to Harper & Brothers)

 

Certificate – Ladies Mount Vernon Association of the Union, 1859, New York

 

Mechanics’ Institute School, Apr. 26, 1854 (2)

 

Advertisement for Lossing & Barritt Wood Engraving Establishment, Mar. 1, 1862, New York

 

Festival to E. Walker & Sons, Advertisement, Mar. 15, 1882

 

Lossing & Co. Fine Wood-Cut Printers, N. Y. (advertising card)

 

Lossing & Barritt, Designers & Engravers on Wood Envelope

 

Indenture of Lease &c. Contract between Benson J. Lossing and Benjamin R. Barlow, July 31, 1847, New York

 

Thomas Austin to Benson J. Lossing and Richard Busteed, Assignment Contract, Mar. 23, 1848

 

PROHIBITION WRITINGS

 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES MENTIONING LOSSING & FAMILY

 

LOSSING FAMILY RECORDS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

 

HISTORICAL PAPERS – PUBLISHED IN THE POUGHKEEPSIE DAILY EAGLE

 

OBITUARIES

William E. Burton

Judge Jones

Charles Graham Halpine, Aug. 2, 1868

Alexander Dallas Bache, May 10, 1869

Horatio Greenough

Tristam Burgess

John Howard Payne

Dr. S. G. Howe, Jan. 10, 1876

Dr. John Reed Cooper, Apr. 8, 1887

Andrew H. Green

Ablijah Resseguia

Washington Irving

Capt. Augustus Ford, U.S.N, Aug. 8, 1855

John Woodhull, Mar. 27, 1855

Mrs. Edward S. Livingston

Charles F. Browne, Mar. 9, 1869

Nathaniel Parker Willis, Jan. 20, 1867

Rear Admirial Charles Stewart, Nov. 8, 1869

Mrs. C.H. (Mary) Ruggles

General John Anthony Quitman

Dr. Amasa Towbridge

Lucilius H. Moseley, Apr. 19, 1889

Washington Hunt, Feb. 2, 1867

Gen. Samuel R. Curtis, Dec. 28, 1866

Thomas Paine

Thomas W. Barger

Charles Goodyear

Charles Patterson, Feb. 9, 1861

John R. Murray

Commander Charles T. Platt, U.S.N.

Mrs. Samuel C. Reid

Dr. William Beaumont

General Henry T. Kiersted, Sept. 13, 1882

Ogden Hoffman

William Rufus Putnam, Jan. 1, 1855

** Elijah Dent (118 years old) – not yet deceased

Mrs. Anna Van Antwerp

Col. John B. Barstow

Commodore Downes, Aug. 10, 1854

Major General William J. Worth

William H. Prescott

Mr. Charles Robert Leslie, May 23, 1859

John Tyler, 1862

Ambrose Whitlock, 1863

Isaac B. Hart, Sept. 20, 1867

George O. Harris

Elizabeth Stanford Toppan

Rev. Albert D. Traver

Cornelius H. Delamater, Feb. 7, 1889

Ex-Gov. Thomas Metcalfe

Brig. General William P. Sanders, Nov. 1863

Lewis Livingston Delafield, Mar. 29, 1883

William B. Taylor

Miss Alice Cary

Robert Monroe Harrison, May 25, 1858

Jonathan Gillett, Mar. 14, 1855

Col. Benjamin Chew, Aug. 4, 1864

General Adam J. Slemmer

Lewis Cass

Maj. General George A. McCall

Lucretia Mott, Nov. 12, 1880

Uzal Knapp, 1854

Commodore Mathew Calbraith Perry, 1858

James K. Paulding, Apr. 5, 1860

James Fenimore Cooper, Sept. 16, 1851

Gen. Sam Houston, July 25, 1863 (?)

Gen. James Miller

 

AMERICAN REVOLUTION – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Extract from the Speech of Hon. Hiland Hall at Bennington, Aug. 10”

“Copy of a Letter from John Adams to James Warren, written the morning after throwing overboard of the tea in Boston Harbor”, written Dec. 17, 1773, Boston

“Extract from a Revolutionary Diary, Oct. 6, 1777”

Rome Saved America

“More Treaty History”, Dec. 15, 1886

“Gen. Packenham – A Curious Fact”, Dec. 1856

“A Coincidence”

“The Royal Salvage”

“Revolutionary Mss. Relative to Nathaniel Sackett”

“Bounteous Alabama

“The Capture of Fort St. George, Mastic, South side of Long Island

“New Movement in Literature and Patriotism”

“A Relic of the Revolution”

“Honor to Whom Honor is Due”, Nov. 11, 1859

“The Invasion of Canada

“Historical Reminiscences – A Yankee Village in Embrye – Sobriety of the Troops”

Obituary of Ralph Farnham, Dec. 26, 1860 (Last survivor of the battle of Bunker Hill)

“Revolutionary Patriots”

“The True History of the Jane McCrea Tragedy”

“Major Moses Van Campen – Thrilling Incidents in the Life of a Revolutionary Soldier”

“The Hero of the Paoli Massacre”

“Ferdinand J. Sebastian De Brahm”

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“The Tomb of Washington

Washington – Acrostic on the name”, Nov. 1781, Poughkeepsie

“Early Observances of the Birthday of Washington”, The Sunday School Times

“Washington’s Birthday”, New York Herald, 1879

“Reminiscence of Washington

Washington and his Portraits” – An Interesting Lecture by Mr. Rembrandt Peale

“Sully’s Washington

Washington’s Figure”

“The Lady Washington Tea Party”

“Original Letters of General Washington”

“Character of Washington

“Excursion to the Tomb of Washington

Washington National Monument

“The Celebration”

Washington’s Birth-Day”

Mount Vernon

 

MAJOR ANDRE – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“The Capture of Andre”

“Centennial Sketches for 1880, Connected with the Revolutionary War”, May 18, 1880, New York

“Criticism Invited – Andre’s Proposed Monument”

“A Midnight Explosion” – The Andre Monument Blown Up with Nitro-Glycerin

“Ninety Eight Anniversary of the Execution of Major Andre”

“Major Andre & Mr. Field”, Jan. 10, 1879, New York

“The Views of Benson J. Lossing, the Historian of the Revolution”

Description of each side, (N,S,E,W) of Monument of Major John Andre

“Nathan Hale, Spy and Hero”

“The Andre Monument” (Letters from the People, Mr. Cyrus W. Field will read with interest)

“The Work of Miscreants” – Unsuccessful Attempt to Destroy the Andre Shaft

 “Andre, Was He Ever Imprisoned at Carlisle

“Williams, Paulding and Van Wert”

“Nathan Hale and Andre”, Dec. 31, 1878, New York

“How Washington Felt about the Execution of Andre”

“…Col Isaac Van Wart, the only surviving captor of Major Andre…” from the New Enquirer, printed in Hampden Journal, Aug. 23, 1826

“Major Wolfe and Major Andre, A Coincidence”

 

INDIAN HISTORY – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“The Passamaquoddy Indians”

“The Stockbridge Indians and their Claim”

“Nequitimauk and Nanhoon” – No. 1 – No. 7

“Indian Names”

“Indian Children”

“Shekomeko”

“Moke-Ta-Va-Ta, The Martyred Chieftain”, May 10, 1869

 

GENERAL SOLOMON VAN RENSSLEAER – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Ingratitude”

“Gen. W. H. Harrison and Gen. Solomon Van Rensselaer”

“This Pistol is a Great Character”

“The Late Adjutant General”

“General Solomon Van Rensselaer and the Postmaster”

“Gen Van Rensselaer”

“More Bucktail Calumny”, Mar. 17, 1821

“General Van Rensselaer”, Apr. 25, 1843

 

WAR OF 1812 – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Interest Correspondence – Gen Joseph Treat at the Battle of Chippewa”

“Army Portraits – Major General Worth”

“Reminiscences … from AD 1812 – AD 1825”

“Incidents in the Last War with Great Britian”

“Shifting Flags in Action”

“The Old Soldiers of 1812”

“Commodore Stewart”

“The British Capture of Washington

“The British Fleet in the Chesapeake”, Oct. 12, 1847

“Captain Stephen Champlin”, Nov. 22, 1861, Buffalo

“Reminiscences of the Battle of New Orleans”, Feb. 27, 1854

“The Second War with England”, 1855

“Old Ironsides and the Centennial”

“A Trick of War”

“The War of 1812 – Biographical Sketch of Capt. John Price”

“The Veterans of New Orleans

“Commodore Stewart and John C. Calhoun – A Remarkable Reminiscence”

“Commodore Stewart and John C. Calhoun”, Bordentown, May 4, 1861

“Address of Wm. Darlington, M.D., L.L.D.”

“Anniversary of the Ratification of the Treaty of Ghent”, Feb. 18, 1863, New York Daily Times, New York

 

CIVIL WAR – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

The National Banner – collections of military biographical sketches

“The Lion in his Lair”

“The Old Brass Guns Formerly in the Virginia Armory at Richmond

“Letter from ‘Occasional’”, Jan. 24, 1863, Washington

“Office Board of Commissioners for State of Alabama”, May 1863, Montgomery

“South Side View of the Question of Slavery”, Sept. 7, 1861

“Reminiscence of the Last War”

“A Wreck of the War – The Relics of Lee’s Home”

“An Afternoon Jaunt to Arlington”, Sept. 29, 1865, Washington

“McDowell’s Advance to Bull Run” – pamphlet from the Century War Book, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

“Jefferson Davis, A few interesting unpublished facts exemplifying his cowardice and treason”

“The First Iron-Clad”, May 30, 1862, New York Times

“First Company Po’Keepsie Volunteers”, May 21, 1861

“Rhyming Treason”, Oct. 12, 1861, Poughkeepsie

“To John C. Fremont”

“The Solicitor of the War Department”

“Why Major Anderson did not Fire on the Charleston Batteries”

“Herschel V. Johnson…”

“O I’m a Good Old Rebel” song

To the Editor of the N. Y. Tribune…Sir, St. Catharine’s, C.W. …May 8, 1865

“War by Railroad”, Nov. 9, 1866

“The Plots and Conspiracies in the Early Part of the War”

“The Battlefield of Gettysburg”, Nov. 27, 1865

“Willis At the War, He visits Arlington House and Finds and Old Manuscripts”

“Presentation of a Gold Watch to the President [Lincoln]”, Dec. 5, 1863

“The Society of the Army of the Cumberland Held its Tenth Annual Reunion…”, July 15, 1876

 

LADD & WHITNEY MONUMENT 1865 – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Consecration of the Ladd and Whitney Monument

“Monument Celebration” – Remarks of Gen. Butler, June 19, 1865

“Lowell - Dedication of the Ladd and Whitney Monument”, June 18, 1865

 

POUGHKEEPSIE ARTICLES – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“The Transfer Made”, Jan. 1, 1884

“Public Opinion”

“The Soldiers Monument”, Nov. 20, 1867

“The Y.M.C.A. Jubilee”, May 5, 1887

“Board of Supervisors”, Nov. 19, 1867

“A Flag on the Poughkeepsie Female Seminary”, May 4, 1861

“A Cackle”

“First Trip Today – Locomotive No. 2”, Feb. 17, 1869

“Our Future”, Jan. 22, 1869

“Great Sale of Real Estate”, June 24, 1869

“Eighty Years Ago…Description of a Cyclone…in Poughkeepsie”, Nov. 3, 1873

“Should the Time for Building the Poughkeepsie Bridge be Extended”, May 12, 1887

“The Poughkeepsie Bridge”, May 28, 1887

“The Bridge Divers”, May 21, 1887

“The Poughkeepsie Bridge”, Apr. 15, 1887

“The Poughkeepsie Bridge”, Apr. 22

“Poughkeepsie Bridge Co.” Apr. 1886

“Will Paint it Red – The Poughkeepsie Bridge”, May 29, 1888

“Across the Bridge – The First Train”, Dec. 31, 1888

“Summer Leisure”, Aug. 21, 1881

“Caisson No. Four in Permanent Position”, Apr. 17, 1887

“Episcopal Centennial”, Dec. 22, 1866

“The Manager of Storm King”, Apr. 23, 1887

“The Dimensions” (Poughkeepsie Bridge), Apr. 1871

“Free Education, Laying of the Corner Stone of the New High School – Speeches, Music, etc.” Programme, July 1871

“Po’Keepsie at the Capitol – Fighting the Devereux Bill” – photocopy

“Water”

“The Eagle versus the Water Commissioners”, Nov. 26, 1870

“Assault of a Teacher of Eastman Business College

“The Federal Store”

“The Case of Young Lewis”, Dec. 6, 1867

Saint Thomas Day”

“Formal Opening of Eastman Skating Rink”, Dec. 16, 1867

“Supreme Court Circuit”, Dec. 6, 1867

“Commencement”

“Water, Water, Water”

“Commencement and Parting at College Hill Seminary, 1868”, July 24, 1868

“Early History & c” May 16, 1854, New Paltz

“Historic Quaker Hill”, Apr. 20, 1890 (photocopy)

“Flag Raising at Christ Church

Front Page of Sunday Mercury, Feb. 23, 1879

College Hill – Semi-Centennial, 1836, June 15, 1886 (programme)

“Re-Union, College Hill-Riverview”

“Alumni of College Hill Riverview”

 

POUGHKEEPSIE POLITICS, 1861 – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Republican County Convention”, Sept. 24, 1861

“The People’s Union Convention”, Sept. 24, 1861

   (several clippings)

 

NEW YORK HISTORY – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Quarantine – Shall Quarantine by Removes to Sandy Hook?”

“Members of Assembly from Ulster County from 1777 to 1853”

“A Word for the Governor’s Ears”

“Old Tom’s Demolished”

“The Old Walton House”

“The State House and its Uses – Peale’s Museum”

“The Stones of New York”, Jan. 30, 1883

New York Historical Society – Annual Meeting”

“Illustrated History of Dutchess County

“Eastman’s Business College – Grand Banquet at Pine’s Hall”

Buffalo, Long Time Ago”, Feb. 25, 1857

“The Oldest House in New York City”, The Latham House…as it was and as it is today, Oct. 6, 1888 (sketching)

Columbia College

“The Haunted Tavern, and Witchcraft in New Hackensack”, Jan. 1, 1870, Fishkill Landing,  N.Y.

“Dutchess 112 Year Ago! Pendergast’s Home”, Dec. 11, 1878, New York

“The Piracies of the Alabama”, Feb. 23, 1863, N.Y. Tribune

“The Governor’s Room”, Nov. 22, 1877

“History of the Society of Cincinnati

‘The Albany Sufferers”, Aug. 22, 1848

N.Y. Canals”, Jan. 1, 1891

“The Assessment Valuation”, Jan. 1, 1891

“The Old Stone Bridge at Canal Street and Broadway”

 

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

Photographs of Popular People – Edwin M Stanton

“Lewis P. Clover”, May 1, 1861, Chicago

“The Vanderbilt Bronze”, Nov. 17, 1869

“Sketch of the Life of Major M. M. Noah”

“Anecdote of Gen. Ripley”

“Was Capt. Kidd a Pirate”

“Anson Sessions”

“The Late Commodore Barren – Sketch of his Life and Naval Career”, Apr. 27, 1851

“Daniel Cady”, Jan. 25, 1855

“James Harper”, Apr. 17, 1869, New York

“The Self-made Men of Our Times – John Harper”

“Hon. Seward Barculo”

“Jacob Leisler”

“Four Generations of Ingersolls”

“A Visit to Marshfield”, Nov. 11, 1858

“Early Life of Senator Benjamin”

“The Late Gen. George B. McClellan”

“General James Wolfe, The Conqueror of Quebec

Washington and His Portraits”

“Charles Wilson Peale”, Jan. 8, 1855

Obituary Notice of Franklin Peale”, Feb. 8, 1871

“Grant at West Point – An Interview with Gen. Sherman on the Dead Hero and Some Famous Classmates”, Aug. 2, 1885, Philadelphia Press

 

MISCELLANEOUS AMERICAN HISTORY – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Governor Winslow, One of the Pilgrim Fathers, Married Susanna White” , May 22, 1901 (photocopy)

Delaware Historical Society”

George W. White, Cambridge City Forester. “A Cheeky Proceeding”, Jan. 15, 1876

“Address of Rev. J.H. Hobart Demille at Cherry Valley, Otsego Co., N.Y. on Decoration Day, May 31,1875”, June 17, 1875

“An Interesting Contribution from the Nutmeg State”, Sept. 29, 1883, Essex, CT.

“Lady Occupants of the White House at Washington”, Apr. 8, 1853, The Home Journal

Boston Fifty Years Ago”

“The Signing of the Federal Constitution”

“The Constitution of Our Forefathers”

“Great Seal of the United States

“Fictitious History”

“The Old Brass Guns Formerly in the Virginia Armory at Richmond”, Oct. 5, 1878, The Standard

“Bayard Taylor in Northern Europe – Crossing the Arctic Circle

“Inaugurations – A Retrospect – Sketches of the Twenty-Four Presidential Inauguration, from that of Gen. Washington in 1879 to that of Gen. Grant in 1869 – The Ceremonies at the Capitol Yesterday”

“A Republican Oregon Declares the Convention a Party of Office-Holders and Shoddyites”

“A Visit to General Fremont”

“History Vindicated: A Letter to the Hon. Stephen A. Douglas on his “Harper” Essay”

“Courtesy Towards Opponents”, July 31, 1856, Poughkeepsie

“The Inauguration of Gen. U. S. Grant As the Eighteenth President of the United States

“Congressional Review – The Total Appropriation Will Exceed $525,000,000”, May 4, 1891

“The Baltimore Convention”, June 7, 1864

“The National Flag Over Richmond”, July 28, 1865

“Who are the Reformers?”, Oct. 9, 1872, Poughkeepsie

“A Curious Political Reminiscence”

“The Present Rev. Senator Goodwin and the Late Tom Paine”. Mar. 1853

“The Supremacy of the Seas”, Aug. 12, 1851, N.Y. Tribune

New York Tribune, Feb. 22, 1879 (full front page)

 

POETRY, FICTION, ART – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“The Literary Revolution”

“President and Mrs. Hayes”, Mar. 31, 1877 (Full length portrait on reverse page)

by William Ross Wallace – A Poem

“Resolushuns”

“Loving Words”

“The House the Vander Built”, Nov. 1869

“Literary Intelligence”

“My Philosophy”

“The Man Without a Country”

“Life of Benjamin Harrison”

“Oriental Splendor – Ben Hur at the Shrine of the Three Wise Men”

“The Wood Engravers Artists”

“American Art”

 

AMERICAN LIFE – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Observance of Washington’s Birthday”

“The Peabody Gift”, 1867

“James Gordon Bennett’s Marriage – How he Announced It”

“He Wouldn’t Show His Pass”

“The Lost Fashions of Housekeeping”

“These Women Know Law”, Apr. 10, 1891, New York

“Living on a Good Income – The Expenses of a Well-to-Do Family”

The Dutchess Farmer, Apr. 23, 1878

“Matrimony in the Air”, Nov. 9, 1865 – Marriage of Dr. John G. Boynton, of Syracuse, to Miss Mary West Jenkins, of St. Louis (photocopy)

 

TRAVEL, GEORGRAPHY, ETC. – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Climbing the Catskills”, Sept. 2, 1875

Minnesota

“Buried City in Texas”, July 1889

“Old Fort Washington

“The Hardenburg Patent”, July 19, 1888

“Geographical Discoveries – Lieutenant Maury’s Address before the Geographical and Statistical Society”

“The Fourth at Oyster Bay”, July 13, 1850, New York

“A South Carolina Garden”, 1863

“The Old Inhabitants of Pawling”, Mar. 11, 1867

“A Romantic Incident in the History of Wyoming

 

SPEECHES, SERMONS, ETC. – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Mr. Webster’s Address – Before the Historical Society”, Feb. 24, 1852, N.Y. Tribune

“St. Clement’s Church – A Sermon” – delivered by Rev. W.H.N. Stewart – Apr. 16, 1871, Apr. 17, 1871, Philadelphia

 

ODDITIES, FACTS, ETC. – NEWPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Pseudonyms – the identity of Popular Writers Revealed”

“Hayti-Coronation of the Emperor”, Apr. 19, 1852

“The Dartmore Prison”, Aug. 3, 1866

“The Ville Du Havre Disaster”

“From Betsy to Betsy”

“The Pirate ‘Floida’”

“Facts from History”

“The Hollanders the Founders of America’s Brilliant Successes”, May 3, 1860, New York

“One Hundred Years Ago”

“Remarkable Experience with a Grizzly”

“The Drinking Horn”

“St. Swithin’s Day”, July 9, 1899

“Interesting Narrative – Wreck of the United States Frigate Macedonian”

“The Ocean Ferry”, 1891

“Chase and Capture of a Hippopotamus – A Novel Scene in Detroit River”, 1867

“Origin of the Name ‘White House’”

“How Cincinnati Became a City”

“The Cradle of the World”

“Too Many People Here”, Aug. 10, 1889

“Mrs. Clarissa Williams, who was 101 years old…”

“Extraordinary Case”

“The Figure-Head, How the Head Was Removed”, Jan. 20, 1855, New York

“The Whaling Fleet of the U.S.

Obituary of George B. Smith

“The Moabite Inscription”, 1870

“The Burning of the Phoenix – 255 Lives Lost”

“Loss of the Ship John Gilpin”

“Author of ‘Home Sweet Home’’

“A Lost Portrait of Theodosia Burr”, June 17, 1901, Poughkeepsie

“Sir Walter Scott’s First Love”, June 18, 1901, Fredericksburg, VA

 

PHILADELPHIA – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“History of Philadelphia

“Historical Society…The Pennsylvania Historical Society…”

“Meeting of the Historical Society”, May 1864

“Well Deserved Testimonial”, Jan. 29, 1866

“The Penn Mansion

“An Historical Ball”, May 18, 1878

Philadelphia”, Dec. 14, 1857

 

AUTOGRAPH AUCTION – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“Hoe Total Nears $500,000, Apr. 29, 1911

“Autographs – the Charles Aldrich Collections, Etc.”

“Bookseller’s Trade Sale”, Sept. 9, 1857

“De Foe Books Sold At Record Prices”

“Autographs” (The sale of the Hoe Library)

 

INVENTIONS/TECHNOLOGY – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

“About Watches”

“A Medical Prophecy Fulfilled”, Dec. 1867

“A Story of the Telegraph”

“The Pacific Railroad” (3 different articles)

“Condensed History of Steam”

Edison Stumbled On It”, Sept. 25, 1884

“The Pacific Telegraph Line”, Oct. 1861

San Francisco to New York Greeting”, Oct. 26, 1861

“An Engineer’s Monument”

“History of the Rise and Progress of the Scientific American”

“The Iron Horse and its Drivers”, March 1888, Hartford

“Yankee Clocks” – History of Clock Making In America, Aug. 30, 1890

“The Great Bridge – To Span the Hudson River

 

THE ATLANTIC CABLE

“A Notable Anniversary – The Silver Wedding on the Cable”, Mar. 11, 1879, New York Times

“The Great Work of the Age – Telegraph Union of the Old and New Worlds”, Apr. 20, 1857, N.Y. Herald

“Atlantic Telegraph”

 

MAGAZINES – HARPERS & DAY’S DOINGS, ETC. – PIECES

Chatterbox, Aug. 25, 1874

The Independent, July 3, 1890 (pgs. 7, 8, 9, 10)

The Day’s Doing, Apr. 28, 1873

Harpers Weekly, Sept. 24, 1881

 

ENVELOPES, NEWSPAPER FRAGMENTS

Flag of Gen. Morgan’s Regiment – Sketch

Marshall & Stockholm Dealers in Carpets, Oilcloths (small pocket book with empty lined paper)

New York Historical Society”

Assorted Envelopes (4)

 

THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC BY C. EDWARDS LESTER (BOOK)

 

BENSON J. LOSSING ADDRESSES, LECTURES, ETC. (NOTICES OF – NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS)

Family card of Admission (to lecture by BJL), Apr. 4, 1863

Eastman’s Journal, “American Citizenship”, Nov. 1879

Lincoln Hall, Dec. 13, 1870 – Subject: “Chivalry, Yesterday and To-Day” (Advertisement – 2)

“Neutral in Nothing”, Sept. 28, 1872, Poughkeepsie

“Oration” – Delivered at Newburgh 18th of June, 1860 on the Occasion of the Dedication of a Monument Erected to the Memory of Sergeant Uzal Knapp, the Last Survivor of Washington’s Life Guard.

“Arts” The State Democrat

“Closing Lecture before Young Men’s Society”

“Lecture, Jan. 14, 1870”, The Mohawk Valley Register

“Chivalry in Relation to Civilization”

“Lecture, Feb. 24, 1870, Lansing MI

Poughkeepsie Centennial

“Danger of Tolerating Treason”, May 2, 1861, Poughkeepsie

“Art and its History” given in various places…clippings from: Duchess Farmer, Mar. 8, 1870, Daily Times, Mar. 11, 1870, Bethlehem, PA

Wayne Citizens, Mar. 10, 1870, Honesdale, PA

“Amenia Seminary Lecture Course”, Feb. 26, 1878, Amenia Times

“Lecture of Benson J. Lossing”, Mar. 3, 1870, The State Republican

“The Lecture System”, Feb. 24, 1870, The State Republican

“Professor B. J. Lossing Lecture”, Mar. 2, 1870, National Republican

“Lossings Lecture”, Jan. 20, 1870, Canajoharie

“The Lecture Tonight”, Mar. 10, 1870, Bethlehem, PA

Mar. 6, 1875 (clipping about Lossing Lecture

Mar. 2, 1870 by D. S. Curtis (about Lossing Lecture), Washington, D.C.

Mar. 2, 1870 by S.G. Arnold – Washington Correspondent of Toledo Blade

 

LOSSING COLLECTION AUCTION – 1912

Americana, The Library of the Late Benson J. Lossing – American Historian” – Part I-Part VII

 

MISCELLANEOUS – NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

”Unsolved Questions” by BJL, Sept. 22, 1887, The Independent

“August”, 1833

Daily Eagle, by BJL, Oct. 7, 1867, Poughkeepsie

“The Lot” by BJL, Mar. 24, 1864

“Ritualism” by BJL, Mar. 21, 1867, Poughkeepsie, Daily Eagle

“The Last Days of Tom Marshall”

“Spelling of Shekomeko” by BJL, May 27, 1878, The Ridge

“She-Kom-E-Ko” by BLJ, Apr. 27, 1878, The Ridge

“Friends of the South” by BJL, May 7, 1861, Poughkeepsie

“The Life and Times of Philip Schuyler” by BJL (review)

“Idea for a Fourth of July Oration”

Death Notices for Benson J. Lossing (from various newspapers)

 

WOWAPI: A MAGAZINE DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF THE INDIANS, NOV. 7, 1883

 

GILBERT STUART – “PAISLEY SHAWLS” (PRINTED)

 

BOOK ADVERTISEMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

BOX 4

 

PRINTED JOURNAL ACTICLES

 

PAMPHLETS – CATALOGUES

“Offices and Students in Union College, 1845, Troy, N.Y.

Adams County – Teacher’s Institute, Jan. 20, 1873, Gettysburg, PA

“Third Annual Report of the Trustees of the Melrose Public Library, 1875”

“American Historical Association”, Sept. 8-10, 1885, Saratoga

“Proceedings at the Opening of the Library – The University of Pennsylvania, Feb. 7, 1891”, Philadelphia

“History and Value of Water Gas Processes”, 1864, New York

“Action of Yellow Light in Producing the Green Color”…

“Address of Richard Harrington to the Graduating Class National University, 1873”

“Funeral Discourse on the Death of Robert Stuart, Esq.” Delivered, Nov. 5, 1848 (published 1849)

“Memoir of Anna Mary Adams”

“The Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence” 1875, Watertown, N.Y.

“Falls of Niagara and the Vicinity” 1866 (with postcard renderings)

“Third Annual Report of the Clergyman’s Mutual Insurance League” 1871, Red Bank, N.Y.

“A Happy Life by Henri Rene Guy de Maupassant”

“Omar Khayyam” Reprint of Rare First Edition of the Translation of Edward Fitzgerald”

“On Suicide” by Arthur Schopenhauer

“Illustrated Family Christian Almanac 1858”, Feb. 12, 1858

“Illustrated Family Christian Almanac 1852”

“Illustrated Family Christian Almanac 1850”

“The Confession of Faith…” 1846, Hartford

“Anniversary of American Commerce”

“First Steamships to Cross the Ocean”

“Extracts from Baltimore Patriot of the 27th and 28th “, Apr. 1841, speaking on the Funeral Procession of President Harrison

 

PAMPHLETS – CATALOGUES

Connecticut Chronicle of Events, July 1, 1872 – July 1, 1873 and other Interesting Facts”

“Description of a View of Rome”, 1840, N.Y.

“Address of the Board of Managers of the American Colonization Society”

“Fifth Annual Report of the American Society for Colonizing the Free People of Color”, 1822, Washington City

“Executor’s Sale of the Nassau Dry Dock and Marine Railway”, Mar. 5, 1874

“White Star Line…Saloon Passenger List ‘Britannic’ from New York to Liverpool – June 15, 1887”

“Biographical Sketch of the late Thomas Say”, 1835, Philadelphia

“Constitution of the Yonkers Game and Fish Protective Society”, Oct. 26, 1875

“Oration” incomplete, n.d.

“A Journey Across the Continent, The Scenic Route” – Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway, n.d.

“The Phoenix (formerly Montesuma), Las Vegas, Hot Springs

“Othello: A Tragedy in Five Acts, by William Shakespeare…1876, London

“Authorized Visitors Guide to the Centennial Exhibition and Philadelphia 1876”

“The Children in the Wood”, 1824, Cooperstown

“Freed from the Bondage of Superstition”, May 1881

“The Raymond and its Surroundings”, Oct. 30, 1886, South Pasadena, CA

“The Teacher’s Gift to an Industrious Scholar”, 1833

“The New England Bibliopolist …”, Jan. 1880, Boston, MA

 

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON – PHOTOCOPY PAGES FROM PAMPHLETS

 

AMERICAN REVIEW ARTICLES
“Sketch of the Life and Character of John Jay”, July, 1845

“Biographical Sketch of Harman Blennerhassett”, Aug. 1845

“Metaphysics of Bear Hunting”, Aug. 1845

“The Commerce of Lake Erie”, Aug. 1845

“Political Elements of the Constitution – Historical Notes on its Adoption”

“Will There Be War with Mexico”, Sept. 1845

“Scenery and Resources of Maine”, Sept. 1845

“My First Speculation”, Oct. 1845

“Annexation”, Nov. 1845

“Adventures of the Frontier of Texas and Mexico”, Nov. 1845 (Part II – Part VI)

“Big Abel and the Little Manhattan”, Nov. 1845

“The Anti- Rent Movement and Outbreak in New York”, Dec. 1845

“The Salem Witchcraft”, Jan. 1846

“The Oregon Question: War and Peace”, Feb. 1846

California”, Jan. 1846

New York Historical Society”, Feb. 1846

“The Administration and the Country”, Mar. 1846

“Our Relations with Mexico”, July 1846

“The Army of Occupation”, Aug. 1846

“The Oregon Treaty”, Aug. 1846

“Early Notices of the Cooper Region”, Oct. 1846

“Memoirs of the Administration of Washington and John Adams”, Dec. 1846

“The Quadrupeds of North America”, Dec. 1846

“Military Conduct of the War”, Feb. 1847

“Gen. Winifred Scott”, Feb. 1847

“Letters on the Iroquois” (Letter I – XIII)

“Executive Usurpations”, Mar. 1847

“Mr. Slidell’s Mission to Mexico”, Apr. 1847

“Incidents of the Revolution – The Battle of Saratoga”, Apr. 1847

“Major Andre’s Execution”, Apr. 1847

“The Precious Medals”, Apr. 1847

Texas and the Western Boundary of Louisiana”, May 1847

“Washington and his Generals”, May 1847

“Sam Houston and His Republic”, June 1847

“Memoir of John R. Vinton”, June 1847

“The Constitution; Written and Unwritten”, July 1847

“Revolutionary Reminiscences Connected with the Life of Robert Morris, Esq,, The Financier”, July 1847

“The Chicago Convention”, Aug. 1847

“Life and Correspondence of Joseph Redd”, Aug. 1847

“Emerson’s Poems”, Aug. 1847

“The President and the Army”, Sept. 1847

“Thomas Corwin”, Sept. 1847

“The Whigs and the War”, Oct. 1847

“The Late Negotiations for Peace”, Nov. 1847

“The Valley of the Lakes”, Nov. 1847

“Mr. Clay’s Resolution”, Dec. 1847

“An Important Improvement in the Art of Lithograph”, Dec. 1847

 

 

PAMPHLETS – CATALOGUED

“A Gift for a Good Child – Parley’s Picture Book”, 1847, New York

Huntington’s School Visitor”, Feb. 1854, New York

“Wilber, Stevens & Co. – Eureka Mower, 1868”, Poughkeepsie (Pamphlet describing Mower)

“A New Historical Movement”

“Oneida Seminary” (General Information), Fall term, 1859

“Memorial – To the Honorable, Senate and House of Representatives of the United States

“Special Regulations for Barracks”

“Village Accounts – Feb. 28, 1849”, Village of Poughkeepsie

“Out of the Past”

“Young and Middle-Aged Men…” Eastman National Business College, Apr. 1867

“Drs. Kline & Dixon, Physicians and Surgeons”

“Election Districts – Where Do You Vote?” Map of City of Poughkeepsie

“New Amendment of the Copyright Laws”, Feb. 18, 1867

Ad for summer places away from N.Y. City, Sept. 1865 (10 copies)

“The Broadway” – An illustrated monthly magazine (Ad)

“The Old Booksellers of New York”, Mar. 1895, July 1895

“Old Books in New York, Illustrated”, 1872

“A Days Fishing in the Callikoon”, 1845

“Special Report of the Library of Congress”, 1867, Washington

Letters, Documents and Testimonials, accompanying Capt. Geo. Henry Preble’s

Diploma from County Agricultural Society

Poster – “Printer’s Banquet…Jan. 17, 1851”

“The Declaration of Independence” 1861

 

THE SILVER STANDARD

June 1, 1847

Aug. 1847

Sept. 1847

Oct. 1847

 

HARPERS NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE – FEB. 1876 AND VARIOUS ARTICLES

Complete Feb. 1876 Magazine

“Fur Hunting in Oregon”, Feb. 1856

“A Man and His Knife”, July 1898

“With Bluecoats on the Border’, May 1886

“The American Cow-Boy”, Nov. 1886

Rye, and Round There”, June 1879

“A Brush with a Bison”, July 1851

“The First Overland Trip to California”, June 1869

“Wild Life in Oregon”, Oct. 1856

 

GRAHAM’S MAGAZINE – VARIOUS ARTICLES

Nov. 1841

 

FRANK LESLIE’S BUDGET – JULY 1885; DR. FOOTES HEALTH MONTHLY – JUNE 1895; THE CRITIC – DEC. 1881; NEW ENGLAND MAGAZINE – JUNE 1892

 

SCRIBER’S MAGAZINE

“View Near Anthony’s Nose”

“Rise of an American Publishing House”

“The City of the Golden Gate”, July 1875

“Sailing Alone Around the World”, Oct. 1897

“An Elk Hunt on the Plains”, Jan. 1888

“The CŒUR D’ALENE Stampede”

Book Cover  (only)

 

THE RURAL ALMANAC AND SPORTSMAN’S ILLUSTRATED CALENDAR – 1882

 

JOURNALS

The New York Literary Gazette, Oct. 8, 1825

Promethus , Jan. 3, 1877

Appleton’s Journal, Apr. 29, 1871

The Continent, Jan. 3, 1883

Humane Journal, Nov. 1879, Chicago

La France Elegante, Nov. 1871

 

MAGAZINES: MONTHLIES AND QUARTERLIES

The American Naturalist, Feb. 1860

Beecher’s Magazine, Jan. 1870

Berkley Quarterly, Jan. 1880

Brentano’s Chess Monthly, May 1881

British American, May 1863

The Cornhill Monthly, July 15, 1868

Curiosities from the Press, 1868

 

AMERICAN LIBRARY JOURNAL 1876-1879 Vol. 1 No. 1-5

 

QUARTERLY MAGAZINES, ETC.

Denison Quarterly, Jan. 1893

Harper’s Magazine, Sept. 1894

Harper’s Weekly, Mar. 1888

International Book Seller, Mar. 26, 1892

 

LEND A HAND – JAN. 1886; MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY – SEPT. 1881; THE MONIST. – OCT. 1890

 

NEW ENGLAND NOTES AND QUERIES – JAN. 1890; PHILOSOPHY FOR THE PEOPLE–1887; SCIENCE NEWS – NOV. 1, 1878; QUARTERLY ILLUSTRATOR - JAN. 1893; WORTHINGTON’S ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE – JAN. 1893

 

BOX 5

 

CLIPPING SCRAPBOOKS, BOUND BOOKS, LEDGERS, AND AUTOGRAPH BOOKS

 

Confederate Portrait Album Civil War 1861 – 1865

Historical Clippings and Memorabilia Scrapbook of Nathaniel Jarvis, Jr., dtd. 1889

“Pictorial Field Book of the War of 1812”, July, 1868, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Autograph Book of Mrs. Cornelius Smith, 1880, Newark, N.J.

Book of recipes for medical solutions, salves, ointments, n.d.

Giles H. F. VanHorn – Ledger No. 1, Jan. 1, 1832

“The American Historical Record, and Repertory of Notes and Queries, Jan. 1872 – Dec. 1874 (edited by Benson J. Lossing)

“Delaplaine’s Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished Americans, Vol. II, Part I”, 1818”

Souvenir of the Albany Bi-Centennial Celebration, July 1886, The Journal Company, N.Y.

Concert Pianist Henrietta H. Beebe [Lawton] Clipping Scrapbook (with concert programs laid in), dtd. Jan. 1867

 

BOX 6

 

BOUND BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS

“A Word – Spoken in Season”, N.Y.

“The Life of Benjamin West – The Great American Painter”, 1836, New York

“The Statesman – Political Manual for the State of New Hampshire”, 1864

“Dewey Days”, Sept. 28, 1899

“Garfield – The Ideal Man”, 1882

“…System of the Geography of the World – Nathaniel Dwight”, May 12, 1795, Hartford

Geography cards, n.d. (21)

Harrigan & Harts “Mordecal Lyons Songster”

“An Oration of the Apparent, and the Real Political Situation of the United States...” pronounced Before the Connecticut Society of Cincinnati, July the 4th, 1799”

“The Children’s Magazine”, Feb. 1831, Sept. 1831 and Dec. 1831

“Cherokee Chief” (photocopy of drawing)

Don Antonio De Ulloa (photocopy of drawing)

“Marie Antionetta”

“The American Spelling Book by Noah Webster, Esq.”, 1825

“The Old Farm and the New Farm”, 1864, New York

“The Mother’s Magazine”, Jan. 1834 – Dec. 1840

“The Book of Psalms and Sacred Harmonies…”, 1859

“Views from Nature” presented to Elizabeth Cristy, Greenwich, CT., New Years, 1864

“Pictures of Life and Character in New York”, July 18, 1879, J. C. Clute & Son, N.Y.

Washington Irving – Life of George Washington, Vol. 1 – Vol. 4”, 1857

“Heroes of the Three Wars, 1776, 1846, 1861” by Capt. Willard Glazier, 1882, Philadelphia

“Poems” by William Wilson (edited by Benson J. Lossing), 1875, Poughkeepsie

“Reminiscences of the Last Sixty-Five Years…”, by E. S. Thomas, Vol. II, 1840, Hartford

“The Sparrowgrass Papers or Living in the Country”, by Frederic S. Cozzens, 1865, Philadelphia

“Harper’s New Monthly Magazine”, Vol. I to L from June 1850, to May 1875, N. Y.

“The War with Spain and McKinley’s Administration”, n.d.

Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine and Monthly American Review”, Vol. VI from Jan.. – July 1840, Philadelphia

“Fifty Years among Authors, Books and Publishers”, by J.C. Derby, 1884, New York

 

BOX 7

 

PHOTOGRAPHS, ENGRAVINGS, LEDGERS, MISC.

ENGRAVINGS FOR BOOKS

 

DRAWINGS & ENGRAVINGS

 

PHOTOGRAPHS – PEOPLE

Unidentified

 

PHOTOGRAPHS – MISCELLANEOUS

Unidentified

Statuary – No. 987 – Trout Fishing

Front Entrance to Fort MacKinac

 

ART WORK – DEFRAMED

Coblenz Et Ehrengreitstein”

“Col. Woodbourne”, Hartford, CT.

“Delia in the Country”, Feb. 10, 1788, London

Unidentified

Washington’s Headquarters, Kingston, N.Y.

 

PENCIL DRAWINGS

 

“COMICAL CREATURES” - ETCHINGS

“Dr. Leach in Consultation on Mr. Grasshoppers Case”

“Mr. & Mrs. Cataline Pussy Visit Mrs. Mouse”

“Box & Cox”

“The Duel Between Ensign Lobster, of the Reds, and Mr. Quill, of the Fretful Porcupines”

“Mrs. Owlet Tells Polly Lambkin Her Fortune”

“Mrs. Codfish Indulges in a Little Billingsgate with Miss Whiting”

“How Lord Peacock Granted An Audience to Mr. Toady”

“Waiting for Alderman Turtle at the Whitebait Dinner” (2)

 

ETCHINGS

 

OIL PAINTINGS

2 outdoor scenes

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON – ENGRAVINGS, ETC.

 

ENGRAVINGS (from books and magazines)

 

PRINTS (miscellaneous)

 

INK DRAWINGS

Dtd.  Mar. 10, 1884; Apr. 5, 1871; 1879; n.d.

 

WATERCOLORS

 

ARTWORK (miscellaneous)

 

PHOTOGRAPHS – BUILDINGS

“Whirlpool Rapids, Niagara, April 1895”

Unidentified

“Views of the Metropolitan Sanitary Fair – Exterior”

“Building, 14th Street” (Also Fireplace in Knickerbocker Kitchen)

“Near the spot was the house of Simon Broadstreet, Gov. of MA, taken Aug. 24, 1904, Ipswich, N.Y.

Columbia College

Main St. looking east – Norfolk, VA

“Incidents of the War” – (Civil War reproduction)

 

PHOTOGRAPHS – PHILIPPINE ISLANDS

Manila – 1863

Unidentified (3 photos)

 

ENGRAVINGS FROM “THE FOLIO”

Carl Zerrahn

Miss Anna Mehlig

F. Chopin

Johann Strauss, Jr. – The Eminent Waltz Composer & Leader

Julius Eichberg – Director Boston Conservatory of Music

 

ENGRAVED LETTERHEAD

Bellevue Hospital

Philadelphia

 

ETCHINGS – INDIVIDUALS

Mrs. John Howell

Jerry

Glover

Generals of Our Army – 1861

Officers of Our Navy – 1861

 

POSTCARDS

“Robert Fulton”

“Dock Landing of the ‘Clermont’”

“Inside the Stable”

“The Virgin and Child”

“Major Andre…”

 

HORNER ANIMAL PRINTS

No. 556 – Horses

No. 557 – Cows

No. 558 – Goat and Cows

No. 564 – Sheep

No. 562 – Goat

No. 566 – Bull

 

CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION – 1876

“The Centennial – Balloon View of the Ground”, Supplement to Harper’s Weekly, Sept. 30, 1876

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

Chas. Sumner (LLD, U.S. Senator 1851-74, great orator & author)

District Men

Butler

Preston Brooks of South Carolina

Coast Guard that Fought at Aquia Creek

Hon. John J. Crittendon

Ben Cass

Hon. Hugh McCulloch (The first Controller of the Currency)

Hon. Mrs. Smith – North Carolina

Japanese Embassy (unidentified man – 3 photos)

Staff Officers of N.Y. 37 Reg.

J. S. Avery

Mrs. McCormick – Virginia

Whittlesey – boy

Whittlesey

Jesse B. Bright – Indiana

Horace Greeley

Anson Burlingame (Born 1820, died 1870 – very important figure in U.S. national affairs)

Unidentified girl

Unidentified woman

Officer of 12 Regt. New York

District Volunteer

2 unidentified children

Southern Methodist Conference

Judge Wayne

Alexander Stephens S.C…statesman of the South when Civil War broke out.

W. S. Williams

Hon. Caleb Smith (Sec. of Interior)

Judge Carey – Ohio

Gen. Scott

P. J. Benjamin (Born St. Domingo – 1812, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1853-61, Attorney General of the Southern Confederacy – acting Secretary of War and Secretary of State)

Jeff Davis – S.C.

Hunter of South Carolina Before Seceding (Robert Hunter born Apr. 1809, Member of Congress from Virginia 1837-41, 45-47, U.S. Senator 1847 – Expelled from the Senate for treason 1861 – Confederate Sec. of State)

Hunter after seceding

Col. Johnson – PA 5th Regt.

Mrs. H. B. Stowe

Col. Baker of Oregon (Ed. Dickinson Baker, born London 1811, killed at Balls Bluff, Oct. 21, 1861.  Congressman from IL – until 1846, Colonel of IL Vol. in Mexican War – Congressman again in 1848 – removed to Oregon, elected U.S. Senator 1860)

Sam Houston  (Texas, Gov. of Texas – President of Texas, Member of Congress, Gov. of Tennessee, First U.S. Senator while Gov. of Texas – at the outbreak of the Civil War – he returned rather than take the oath of allegiance to the Southern Confederacy – Born Mar. 2, 1793, Died July 25, 1863)

Reverdy Johnson (Baltimore, born 1796, died 1876, U.S. Senator 1845-49, U.S. Attorney General, U.S. Senator 1863-68, Minister to England 68-69)

Grace Greenwood

Judge Daniels

Prof Morse (Telegraph)

Chief Justice Taney (Roger Brooke Taney, Born Mar. 17, 1777, Died Oct. 12, 1864)

 

6 UNIDENTIFIED PHOTOGRAPHS

 

EUPHENE IRWIN – JANUARY 1882 SCRIPTURE VERSES

 

VIEWS OF SARATOGA

 

INDENTURES

Sept. 14, 1786

Apr. 11, 1793

 

LEDGER – COOPER’S SHOP AND GRISTMILL ACCOUNTS 1841-1843

 

LEDGER

 

“SUNSHINE AT HOME – SPARKLING PAGES FOR THE CHILD, THE YOUTH, THE PARENT…” 1883, BATTLE CREEK, MI

 

PHOTOGRAPHS TRANSFERRED TO PORTRAIT FILE

Anthony, Emily

Baker, Col. Edward D.

Banks, Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P.

Barritt, Thomas

Berden, Col. H.

Blenker, Brig. Gen. Louis

Bonaparte, Napoleon

Boone, Daniel

Brittan, S. B., Jr.

Brownlow, Wm. G.

Burnside, Brig. Gen. Ambrose E.

Butler, Maj. Gen. Benj. F.

Butler, Mrs. Laura Faxon

Butterfield, Brig. Gen. Daniel

Carr, Col. Jos. B.

Carter, Jacques

Casey, Brig. Gen. Silas

Cherokee Chief

Clark, George Rogers

Clay, Maj. Gen. Cassius M.

Colton, Isaac

Corcoran, Col. Michael

Cornwallis, Charles 1st.

Ord, Maj. Gen. E.O.C.

Cox, Brig. Gen. J. Dolson

Crawford, Martin Jenkins

Curtis, Maj. Gen. Samuel R.

Davis, Com. Charles H.

De Ulloa, Don Atonio

Dix, Maj. Gen. John A.

Doubleday, Brig. Gen. Abner

Dupont, Com. Samuel F., U.S.N.

Duryee, Brig. Gen. Abram

Ellsworth, E. E.

Emerson, Dr.

Farragut, Com. David G.

Faxon, Ebenezer

Foot, Capt. John (2nd Reg.)

Foot, Jonathan, M.D.

Foot, Solomon

Franklin, Maj. Gen. William B.

Fremont, Maj. Gen. John C.

Garfield, Brig. Gen. James A.

Genet, Edmond Charles Edouard

Goldsborough, Com. Louis M.

Grant, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S.

Grover, Brig. Gen. Cuvier

Haines, Thos. R.

Halleck, Maj. Gen. Henry Wager

Hamlin, H.

Hancock, W. S.

Harrison, William Henry

Hawkins, Col. Rush C.

Heintzelman, Brig. Gen. Sam. P.

Hooker, Maj. Gen. Joseph

Hunter, Maj. Gen. David

Jackson, Andrew

Jackson, Mrs. Andrew

Jay, John

Johnson, Andrew

Kearney, Maj. Gen. Philip

Kenton, Simon

Lander, Brig. Gen.

Lemoyne, Jean Baptiste

Lincoln, A.

Longfellow, Henry W.

Lyon, Brig. Gen. Nathaniel

McCall, Brig. Gen.

McClellan, Maj. Gen. George B.

McClernand , Maj. Gen. John A.

McDowell, Brig. Gen. Irwin

Madison, James

Mansfield, Brig. Gen. J. K. F.

Marie Antoinette

Mason, Lowell (Musician)

Meagher, Col. Thomas Francis

Mitchell, Maj. Gen. O. M.

Monroe, James

Mulligan, Col. James A.

Nilson, Mdlle. Christine

Oglethorpe, James Edward

Pinckney, Thomas

Pope, Maj. Gen. John

Porter, Comr. David D.

Porter, Maj. Gen. Fitz John

Reno, Maj. Gen. Jessie L.

Rosecrans, Brig. Gen. W. S.

Schurz, Brig. Gen. Carl

Scott, Lt. Gen. Winfield

Shields, Brig. Gen. James

Sickles, Brig. Gen. Daniel E.

Sigel, Brig. Gen. Franz

Smith, Dr. James C.

Southworth, G. C. S.

Sprague, Maj. Gen. William (Gov. of R.I.)

Stahel, Brig. Gen. Julius

Stevens, Brig. Gen. Isaac I.

Sumner, Maj. Gen. Edwin V.

Wadsworth, Brig. Gen. James S.

Wallace, Maj. Gen. Lewis

Wallace, Brig. Gen. W. H. L.

Ward, Brig. Gen. J. H. Hobart

Washington, George

Washington, Martha

Wayne, Anthony

Weber, Col. Max

Wilkes, Capt. Charles, U.S.N.

Wilson, Col. Henry (MA)

Winthrop, Maj. Theodore

Wool, Maj. Gen. John E.

 

 

ADDENDA

 

Ac. 5443

¼ linear ft.

 

BOX 8

 

THOMAS SWEET LOSSING

 

Although the son of a distinguished man of letters and a highly cultured mother, Thomas Sweet Lossing lived the rough and tumble life of a farm boy.  He was taught at home, and much of his learning came through coping with the practical demands of country life.  He lived at The Ridge until leaving to study civil engineering.  He then traveled to South America where he worked for the Cerro de Pasco Mining Company in Peru.  During WWI, Thomas and his wife Rebecca returned to the U.S. where he superintended the construction of Langley Field in Virginia.  Not long after, Rebecca died, and Thomas married Elizabeth, the widow of Malcolm Anderson.  They retired to Berkeley, California where Thomas died in 1944.

 

Thomas Sweet Lossing’s second wife encouraged him to write his recollections of his happy boyhood with his devoted father at their farm.  In 1939, Thomas prepared an account on his Hudson Valley youth, entitled My Heart Goes Home.  He recalled the vanished time of the 1870s and 1880s in Dutchess County, New York on the Lossing farm.  It offers a child’s-eye view of Benson Lossing, the prominent writer, historian, artist, and founding trustee of Vassar College, who worked at home in his magnificent library.  My Heart Goes Home was edited by Peter D. Hannaford, whose great aunt was Elizabeth Anderson Lossing.

 

 

THOMAS SWEET LOSSING – MANUSCRIPT

“My Heart Goes Home” by Peter Hannaford

 

MY HEART GOES HOME”

 Proofs

 

COPY PRINTS OF BENSON LOSSING SKETCHES (Huntington Library)

”Lossing Manor” 1994 (photograph taken by Peter Hannaford)

“A Silhouette of Benson Lossing was cut in 1876”

“Milton Ferry and Horse-Boat” (“My Heart Goes Home”, pg. 115)

“The Katzbergs From Montgomery Place” (“My Heart Goes Home”, pg. 137)

“Sleigh Riding on the Hudson” (“My Heart Goes Home”, pg. 79)

“Mouth of Wappingi’s Creek” (“My Heart Goes Home”, pg. 91)

“The Battery and Castle Garden” (“My Heart Goes Home”, pg. 149)

“First Home Erected on Quaker Hill, Benjamin Ferris, Dutchess Co., N.Y.” (“My Heart Goes Home”, pg. 101)

Poughkeepsie, From Lewisburg” (“My Heart Goes Home”, pg. 37)

“Henry Van Meter, of Bangor, a black man now at least 95 years of age” (“My Heart Goes Home”, pg. 51)

“My Heart Goes Home” (pg 3)

“My Heart Goes Home” (pg. 171)

“Surf bathing near Pavilion, Coney Island” (“My Heart Goes Home”, pg. 159)

Indian Church, Lonette” (“My Heart Goes Home”, pg. 127)

 

ORIGINAL SKETCHES BY THOMAS SWEET LOSSING ca 1939 – 1940

“Mother’s Toilet Table

“Japanese jar of dried grass on mantle, Boston rocker, “Billy” (rocking horse), shoe box”

 

Single page from Benson Lossing’s diary, Sept. 27, 1849