The Winterthur Library

 The Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera

Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum

5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware  19735

Telephone: 302-888-4600 or 800-448-3883





Creator:         Whitefield, Edwin, 1816-1892                                              

Title:               Papers

Dates:             1841-1892

Call No.:         Col. 102, Mic. 1623, Mic. 2948        

Acc. No.:        65x724, 67x1, 72x308, 78x316, 80x48, 80x49, 81x53, 81x54, 81x295, 97x34, Ph 1251

Quantity:        5 boxes, 1 map case drawer

Location:        18 E 2-3; map case 2, drawer 3; microfilm cabinet






Edwin Whitefield, landscape and flower painter, was born in Dorset, England in 1816, and emigrated to the United States by 1838.  He immediately began sketching in hopes of publishing some of his work; his style was typically American.  In 1841 and 1842, he traveled along the Hudson River, painting views of Hudson Valley estates, and in 1844 he was in New York City.  Emma C. Embury's American Wild Flowers in Their Native Haunts, published in 1845, contained illustrations by Whitefield. Two years later he issued a series of views under the title, North American Scenery.  During this period, Whitefield taught drawing classes to supplement his income.  From l856 to l859 Whitefield made several trips to Minnesota to promote his real estate interests there; from this period date a number of watercolor landscapes now in the Minnesota Historical Society.  After the Civil War, Whitefield lived in Boston and Reading, Massachusetts, and published five volumes of The Homes of Our Forefathers, which showed early houses of New England.  In 1888-1889 he traveled to England and Scotland to promote English settlement in Minnesota.  Whitefield died in 1892.  The Stokes collection at the New York Public Library constitutes the best-known source of his lithographs.


Whitefield’s first wife was named Kate.  They had several children: Edwin Albert, Wilfred, Cordelia, Constance, Rogvald, and Edith.  However, Whitefield and Kate separated in 1853.  His second wife was Lillian Stuart, and they had two daughters, Lillian (Lillie) and Mabel.





The Whitefield papers at this repository include: two volumes of sketchbooks done between 1841 and 1844 for a proposed publication, "Hudson River Rail Road Illustrated," with the names of Washington Irving and other potential subscribers written on one page; travel diaries with sketches and short descriptions of towns through which  Whitefield traveled; a more extensive sketchbook of trips through Illinois and up the Mississippi River in 1859; watercolors of landscapes; lithographs made for commercial uses and for published illustrations; photolithographs of places in New England (ca. 1873-1876); pencil sketches, many of which are rough, of city scenes; pen and ink sketches; drawings of houses; notes with sketches of New England houses and notes about New England towns; and newspaper clippings of articles he wrote and/or illustrated.


The sketchbooks that are accession 67x1.1-.2 include sketches and travel notes from a trip (or trips) taken by Whitefield through Illinois and up the Mississippi River.  The pages are filled with pencil drawings of towns through which he passed, as well as short notations and observations about the places he saw.  The 7 9/16 x 9 1/16 inch pages have been folded and hand sewn.  They also include notes about the Missouri River, and some views of Cairo, Illinois, at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.    


Accession 78x316.1-.221 consists of a range of Whitefield's material, created between 1842 and 1892.  It includes floral prints; sketchbooks and diaries of several trips; watercolors of landscapes; lithographs made for commercial uses and for published illustrations; pencil sketches, many of which are rough, of city scenes; pen and ink sketches; drawings of houses; photolithographs of places in New England (ca.1873-1876); and notebooks and newspaper clippings.   


This collection contains a city view of Ottawa, Canada, published by Charles Magnus.  Although Whitefield’s name does not appear on the print, a penciled note indicates that it was based on a drawing executed by him.  Magnus also published a view of Chaudiere Falls, which Whitefield had also visited and sketched (however, the sketches in this collection are not similar to what Magnus published).





This collection is made up of several different accessions of Whitefield material, and they are filed by size.  Within each box (or map case drawer), the items are in accession number order.  A list of the items from accession 78x316 in numerical order is available only at this repository.  An index to the identified sketches in accession 78x316 is appended to this finding aid.





The materials are in English.





Collection is open to the public.  Copyright restrictions may apply.





Gifts and purchases from various sources.





Microfilm reel no. 1623: Sketchbook and journal of a trip along the Mississippi (Downs acc. 67x1.1-.2).


Microfilm reel no. 2948: Whitefield letters, diaries, and papers at the Minnesota Historical Society.  See below for description of what is on this reel. 


See Wintercat for a list of books illustrated by Whitefield and for photographs of paintings and drawings by Whitefield which are also located at Winterthur.


See Col. 123 for Whitefield’s views of Ottawa, Canada, published by Charles Magnus.


Additional Whitefield papers are held by the Boston Public Library and Historic New England (formerly Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities).  The Minnesota Historical Society has microfilm of the Whitefield diaries held by the Boston Public Library.  MHS description of these is as follows:

Four diaries of Edwin Whitefield. One (1855-1856) documents his trips between New York and Canada, to Lake Superior, on the Mississippi River between St. Paul and Galena (Ill.), and to Chicago and Milwaukee, with descriptions of cities and natural features, notes about his sketches and subscriptions to his paintings, and subsequent (1863?) information about his life in Kandiyohi County. Three diaries (1858-1860) kept while he lived at Kandota (Todd County, Minn.) provide data on weather, his sketches and articles, trips, the Kandota townsite, personal expenses, his land claim, lawsuits, and his St. Paul art class.





Acc. 78x316.50-51 were not located in February 2004; the old description simply said “two combination views,” with no other information.






                        Irving, Washington, 1783-1859.

                        Whitefield, Wilfred J., 1839-1926.

                        Magnus, Charles, 1826-1900.



            Painters - United States.

            Landscape painting, American.

            Landscape drawing, American.

            Landscape drawing - 19th century.

            Landscape in art.

            Hudson River school of landscape painting.

            Artists' preparatory studies.

            Lithography, American.

            Lithography - 19th century.

            Watercolor painting.

            Artists - United States.

            Cities and towns in art.

            Cities and towns - Pictorial works.

            Dwellings - Drawings.

            Dwellings in art.

            Dakota Indians - Wars, 1862-1865 - Archival resources.

            Gardens – Design.


            Mississippi River - Description and travel.

            Illinois - Description and travel.

            Minnesota - Description and travel.  

            Minnesota - History - Sources.

            Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) - Description and travel.







            Photographic prints.





            Landscape painters.





            Real estate agents.





Location: 18 E 2-3 and map case 2, drawer 3, microfilm cabinet                                               


Box 1:


 Folders 1-2:   67x1.1-.2         Sketchbooks of Illinois and Mississippi River (note: photographs of these sketchbooks are found in Box 3; also available on microfilm, Mic. 1623)


These volumes include sketches and travel notes from a trip (or trips) taken by Whitefield through Illinois and up the Mississippi River.  The pages are filled with pencil drawings of towns through which he passed, as well as short notations and observations about the places he saw.  The 7 9/16 x 9 1/16 inch pages have been folded and hand sewn.  (for another sketchbook of views along the Mississippi River, see 78x316.48, in folder 16 below)                                            


            Note: See Views on the Upper Mississippi (Amon Carter Museum, 1979) for reprints of Whitefield’s published views; the published view of Trempeleau, Wisconsin, is similar to that found in one of these sketchbooks.




            First page: top of page: pencil sketch labeled "Point Douglas, Minn. from below"; 

Bottom of page: hand-colored print of black and white dog lying beside lily pond, oval shape, 1 1/2x2 3/8"

            Reverse of above: pencil sketch "On the Miss. below Homer, looking down."


            Opposite page:  pencil sketch "Below Homer, looking down."

Reverse of above:  pencil sketch "Below Homer, looking down.  A few pine trees here and there."


            Opposite page:  pencil sketch "From Trempeleau looking up.  Colors of the rocks - various shades of ochre."

Reverse of above: "St. Paul to May 6, l859," diary notes in pencil, with mileage from Galena to St. Paul, with the towns in between also listed.


            Opposite page: 2 columns listing mileage from St. Paul to St. Louis, and the towns in between.

Reverse of above:  pencil notations on mileage from Galena to Dubuque, St. Louis to St. Paul.


            Opposite page:  pencil sketch "From Columbus looking down."

Reverse of above:  pencil sketch "Bluff at [left blank]," includes notes about color of rocks.


Opposite page:  pencil sketch, sidewheel river steamboat "Northern Line Packet Metropolitan"

            Reverse of above: blank


            Opposite page:  travel diary notes, "Chicago to Alton"

Reverse of above:  travel diary notes continued, about Pana, also pencil drawing of Beckwith House, the "Hotel at Pana," with a few other buildings, including one with a sign that reads “Painting”


Opposite page:  pencil sketch "Part of Pana looking S down the I.C.R.R." (railroad tracks are on left side of page)

Reverse of above:  travel diary notes (in pencil) written after leaving Pana, includes Irving, Hillsboro, Butler, and Litchfield.


            Opposite page:  travel notes continued, about Gillespie and Bunker Hill

            Reverse of above:  pencil sketch "From Alton, Ill. looking up the Miss."


            Opposite page:  pencil sketch "From Alton, Ill. looking down at the junction of the Mississ. & Missouri."

            Reverse of above:  pencil note: one line about Alton.


Opposite page:  pencil sketch "Part of Pana," depicting a row of houses, and the I.C.R.R. (with an engine on the tracks)

            Reverse of above:  travel notes about Tacusa, Moawequa, and Macon, ending at Decatur


Opposite page:  pencil sketch "Depot at Decatur" and Central Hotel. Tracks labeled “G.W.R.R.”

            Reverse of above: pencil notes about Decatur [this is left page of center fold]        


Opposite page (right of center fold):  pencil travel notes about Makanda, Jonesboro, and Wetaugh.

            Reverse of above:  pencil travel notes about Ullin, Pulaski, Villa Ridge, and Cairo.


            Opposite page:  pencil sketch "Junction of the Ohio & Miss.," shows a ferry crossing the Mississippi and a boat tied up at a levee

            Reverse of above: note that reads simply "woods on the Kentucky and Missouri sides."


Opposite pate:  pencil sketch "New Hotel, Cairo, looking up the Ohio."  With various kinds of boats, railroad cars, and a building labeled U.S. Mail

            Reverse of above:  blank


            Opposite page:  pencil sketch "Jonesboro Old Town"

            Reverse of above:  notes about Jonesboro.


Opposite page:  travel notes about Carbondale, De Soto, Du Quoin, St. Johns, and Tumaroa(?).

            Reverse of above:  pencil travel notes about Coloma, Ashley, Richview, and Centralia.


            Opposite page:  pencil travel notes about C[entralia] City, Odin, Tonti, and Kinmunday.  

Reverse of above: pencil travel notes about Farina, Mason, Watson, Effingham, and Neoga.


Opposite page:  pencil travel notes about Mattson, Milton, Tuscola, Pesotum, Tolono, and  Urbana.

            Reverse of above:  travel notes continued.


            Opposite page:  pencil sketch "East or Old Urbana," with a church and a bridge.

            Reverse of above:  pencil travel notes about Rantoul, Pera, Prospect Village, Loda, Spring Creek, Onarga, and Gilman.


Opposite page:  travel notes about Chabanse, Kankakee, Manteno, Monee, and Richton.

Reverse of above:  travel notes about Matteson, Thornton, and Calumet.  He ends the page with “A Lady in the Cars!  Yes, verily a Lady at last!”


            Opposite page:  travel notes about Canfield, Des Plaines, Dunton, Palatine, Barrington, and Cary; includes mileage from Chicago to St. Paul (although the list is headed “Chicago to Madison”)

Reverse of above: travel notes about Crystal Lake, Ridgefield, Woodstock, Harvard, Lawrence, and Sharon.


            Opposite page: travel notes about Clinton, Shopiere, and Jonesville.

            Reverse of above:  blank.


            Opposite page:  blank

            Reverse of above, which is the final page (back cover): blank.




first page (labeled page 5; pages 1-4 missing): travel notes from Chicago to St. Louis, via Alton; includes notes on Virden, Girard, Nelwood, Carlinville, Macoupin, Plainview, and Shipman, with mileage figures;

Reverse of above (page 6): travel notes on Providence, Brighton (with sketch of town), Monticello, and Alton; a note at the bottom of the page calls the Missouri River “liquid mud”


Opposite page: sketch of cemetery overlooking a river (boats on river, with notes about adding boats to sketch), and copy of inscription for Mary Ann Shaw, wife of Wm. W. Shaw, died 1859, age 31, formerly of Swineshead, England, and baby age 32 days

            Reverse of above: blank


            Opposite page: blank

            Reverse of above: blank


Opposite page (blue paper): rough sketches of a pole with lines attached and a bluff along a river;

            Reverse of above: blank


            Opposite page: blank

Reverse of above: sketch of and a note about “Falmouth, Mo., from Hamburg, Ill., looking up,” with notes about village and the same comment about Missouri River being liquid mud


Opposite page: travel notes St. Louis to St. Paul, with notes on Alton, Falmouth, Mo., and Hamburg, Ill.

Reverse of above: sketch of “distant view of Clarksville, Mo., from below,” with notes


Opposite page: sketch of “distant view of Louisiana, Mo. from below”

Reverse of above: sketch of “distant view of Louisiana, Mo.,” with notes


Opposite page: sketch of “part of Louisiana from the levee”

Reverse of above: notes about river between Louisiana (Mo.) and Cincinnati (Ill.? definitely not Ohio)


Opposite page: sketch of “approach to Hannibal, Mo. from below”

Reverse of above: sketch of “part of Hannibal from the levee”


Opposite page: sketch of “part of Hannibal, Mo., from above”

Reverse of above: sketch of “Marion City, Mo. (all there is of it) from above”


Opposite page: watercolor of “approach to Quincy, Ill., from below,” with notes;

Reverse of above: sketch of “part of Nauvoo, Ill.


Opposite page: sketch of “part of Nauvoo, Ill.,” with a note about reading “Aurora Leigh” while the boat was passing where part of the action in that work took place;

Reverse of above: watercolor of “Fort Madison, Iowa,” with a note about houses


Opposite page: travel notes on Pontoosuc and Dallas City;

Reverse of above: watercolor of “approach to Burlington, Iowa,” with pencil sketches of church spires and notes about the town


Opposite page: part watercolor, part pencil sketch of Burlington;

Reverse of above: part watercolor, part pencil sketch of “approach to Oquawka, Ill.


Opposite page: travel notes about Keithsburg, Ill., New Boston, Ill., Burroughs City, and Port Louisa;

Reverse of above: sketch of “lower part of Rock Island from Davenport,” with an extra sketch of a “wood boat” (i.e. a boat carrying wood?)


Opposite page: 2 sketches of “part of R[ock] Island Bridge on the Davenport side,” with notes;

Reverse of above: sketch of “Moline” with notes about the town


Opposite page: sketch of “Hampton,” with notes about this Illinois town;

Reverse of above: sketch of Leclair, Iowa, with notes about that town and Port Byron


Opposite page (blue paper): sketch of view of river “from Hamburg, Ill., looking down,” with note about Hamburg;

Reverse of above: sketch of “part of Port Byron”


Opposite page (blue paper): travel notes about Princeton, Iowa, and Cordova, Ill.;

Reverse of above: rough sketch of a steamboat


Opposite page: watercolor of “junction of the Missouri & Mississippi,” with notes;

Reverse of above, which is the last page: watercolor of “junction of the Missouri and the Mississippi,” showing the different colors of water



Folder 3:          78x316.15a-p  illustrations and partial text removed from Emma Embury, American Wildflowers in Their Native Haunts (New York: Appleton, 1845).


                        Pages removed from a copy of this work, which was illustrated by Whitefield.  The illustrations are early asclepias (2 copies, originally opposite p. 67), slender-leaved gerardia (originally opposite p. 91), star flower (originally opposite p. 219), wood lily (2 copies, originally opposite p. 251), prince’s pine (opposite p. 131), and brook-lime (opposite p. 177), plus extra pages of poems and descriptions.  The floral illustrations include views of the Hudson River in the background.


Folder 4:          78x316.17       lithograph: “Cohoes Falls, Mohawk River, New York,” from North American Scenery, number 2, part 1, (New York: H. Long & Brother, 1846)


Folder 5:          78x316.19       watercolor: “Anthony’s Nose, Hudson River,” ca.1846;

                        On back: part of a pencil sketch of an unnamed town, showing houses, a church, and what might be a large greenhouse along Metcalf and Spruce streets, with names of some of the home owners noted (see also 78x316.43 in folder 13 for more of the map)


Folder 6:          78x316.32       lithograph: “Fountain Park near Philadelphia, residence of A. McMakin, esq.”; ,” from North American Scenery, number 17, part 5, (New York: H. Long & Brother, 1846)


                        78x316.33       lithograph: not labeled, but identified as “Falls on the Lackawanna, near Tunkhannock, Pa.,” depicting factories along a river; ,” from North American Scenery, number 23, part 6, (New York: H. Long & Brother, 1846), printed by Michelin


Folder 7:          78x316.35       title on front cover: “Sketch Book of Lowell, [Massachusetts,] Pittsburgh [Pennsylvania]”;

                        title on back cover: “Copy of Subscribers Names in Pittsburgh & Sketches of Pittsburg [sic]”


                        From front cover, the contents are:

                        Very faint sketch of unnamed place;

                        Three pencil sketches of Lowell, two of which depict mills along the river, and one of which also shows a bridge;

                        “Churches at Lowell” – pencil sketches of spires;

                        “View from Mt. Prospect, Oak Hill Cemetery” – pencil sketch;

                        three very faint pencil sketches;

                        list of “Subscribers to View of Portland” – 7 pages of names;

                        unidentified pencil sketch;

                        log cabin seen “Along the Allegheny Mts. Portage R. Road, elderberry pie eaten in this log cabin”;

                        three sketches of Johnstown, with notes about travel expenses from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, and the construction of a house;

                        sketch of Allegany City;

                        five sketches of unidentified city, perhaps Pittsburgh; one page shows details of steeples;


                        at this point, it is necessary to turn the book around and start looking at the contents from the back cover:


                        inside back cover: lithograph of Pittsburgh Novelty Works (a Johnson & Stockton print);

                        list of subscribers (11 pages), includes a note about fence posts;

                        “Old Subs. who did not subscribe the second time, nor to me” and “Persons who paid Smith”;

                        “Good Witnesses,” 4 names, 3 with addresses;

                        “Subs. to Smith 2d time and not the 1st who will take mine if they can get rid of Smith’s”;

                        sketches of Pittsburgh and Allegany City (29 pages);

                        accounts with Chas. Goodwin (2 pages)


                        note: blank pages were not included in the above description


Folder 8:          78x316.36a-d  four sketches, one identified as Saco, Maine, ca.1849?


Folder 9:          78x316.37       sketch of Bushkill Falls, Pennsylvania, ca.1850


Folder 10:        78x316.38       sketch of Beverly Farms from Hospital Point;

                                                on back: notes about Danvers [Massachusetts]


Folder 11:        78x316.40       engraving: “Wacanga Lake, from town of Whitefield, M.T.” [Minnesota,] drawn from nature by E. Whitefield, engraved by John Andrew [1851]


Folder 12:        78x316.42       sketchbook of Chaudiere Falls, Ottawa

                        Only four pencil sketches; most of book is blank


Folder 13:        78x316.43       watercolor of a waterfall, which a later person has identified as being in Canada [1854-1856];

                        On back: more of the town map that is on the back of 78x316.19 (in folder 5)


Folder 14:        78x316.44       Detroit to Chicago” – travel notebook         


                        Pages 1-2: notes about Dearborn, Wayne, Ypsilanti, and Ann Arbor

                        p. 3: sketch of Ann Arbor

                        p. 4-9: notes about Dexter, Chelsea, Grass Lake, Jackson, Parma, Albion, M.C.R.R., Marshall, Ceresco, Battle Creek, Galesburg, and Kalamazoo;

                        p. 10: sketch of part of Kalamazoo, focusing on the round water tower for the railroad;

                        p. 11-15: travel notes about Kalamazoo (continued), Paw Paw, Decatur, Dowagiac, Niles, Buchannan, New Buffalo, and Michigan City;

                        p. 16: travel notes about Lake Station and Calumet, with a sketch of the path of the railroad over a swamp with sand islands;

                        p. 17-18: sketches of “Sunset on the Prairies”

                        p. 19: travel notes: arrival in Chicago

                        p. 20: blank;

                        p. 21-28: travel notes: Freeport to Galena, Elcroy(?), Nora, Warren (with sketch of church at Warren on p. 23), Apple River, Scales Mound, Council Hill, and Galena;

                        p. 29: end of travel notes; newspaper clipping showing a long surname; list of household goods in boiler;

                        p. 30-32: lists of household goods, some in rattan basket, others in bushel basket; the goods include curtains, silver teapot, glassware, pitchers, a small easel, an oil painting, a fluting machine, portfolios, etc.



Folder 15:        78x316.46       proof of illustration for broadside advertising Minnesota Land Agency (or perhaps just a sample of stationery) printed with a view of “Fall of Minne-ha-ha,” drawn from nature by E. Whitefield, printed  by J.W. Orr, New York, 1857


Folder 16:        78x316.48       watercolor sketches, pencil sketches, and notes about views along the Mississippi River in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, 1858


                        First page: watercolor “from Savannah [Illinois], looking up” (on blue paper);

                        Reverse of above: blank;


                        Opposite page: blank (blue paper);

                        Reverse of above: pencil sketch “Savannah from Sabula”;


                        Opposite page: pencil sketch of “Bridge at Galena, Ill.”;

                        Reverse of above: notes about islands;


                        Opposite page: watercolor done “5 or 6 miles above Dubuque looking up”;

                        Reverse of above: pencil sketch, with some color, done “Above Guttenburg, looking up”;


                        Opposite page: watercolor and pencil sketch of “Glen Haven, Wis.”;

                        Reverse of above: watercolor done “Above Clayton City, Iowa,” showing the “Sunset behind the bluff on the left”;


                        Opposite page: watercolor showing “the Wisconsin side, 5 or 6 miles below Brownsville, just after sunrise’;

                        Reverse of above: watercolor of “Brownsville, Minn., from below”;


                        Opposite page: watercolor of a view “on the Minnesota side above La Crosse”;

                        Reverse of above: pencil sketch of view “just above Dresbach City, Minn., looking up”;


                        Opposite page: pencil sketch of Queen Bluff, below Trempeleau, from Richmond;

                        Reverse of above: pencil sketch of Queen Bluff and King Bluff;


                        Opposite page: pencil sketch of view of river “just above Trempeleau, looking down”;

                        Reverse of above: watercolor of view “Above Trempeleau, looking down”;


                        Opposite page: watercolor of view “Two miles above Trempeleau, looking up”;

                        Reverse of above: pencil sketch, with a little color, of view of the Wisconsin side, 3 miles below Alma;


                        Opposite page: wash drawing of “Wabashaw from above,” with notes about the scene;

                        Reverse of above: watercolor “At Quincy” [Wisconsin?]


                        Opposite page: notes on perspective;

                        Reverse of above: more on perspective;


                        Opposite page: more on perspective; on all three pages, the drawings are numbered for lessons – Whitefield may have been working on a book about perspective or copying from a book with lessons;

                        Reverse of above: pencil sketch of Quincy


                        Opposite page: ink drawing “at Quincy looking up”

                        Reverse of above: pencil and ink drawing of Quincy;


                        Opposite page: pencil sketch of “part of Fulton City, Iowa” (on blue paper)’

                        Reverse of above: travel notes about Clinton; Fulton; Lyons; Sabula, Iowa; and Savannah, Ill.


                        Opposite page: pencil sketch of Albany, Ill. (on blue paper), with notes about Cumanche or Camanche, Iowa;

                        Reverse of above: pencil sketch with note “running up a new channel with no apparent outlet”


                        Opposite page: pencil sketch of trees and houses, location not given (on blue paper);

                        Reverse of above (last page): notes about printing railroad tickets


Folder 17:        78x316.49       pages 10-[15] from a travel journal describing a camping trip in Minnesota, along the Sauk River to a lake they named Fairy Lake [1858]


Folder 18:        78x316.52       one page from a travel journal about a trip from Quincy to Dunleith, Illinois, taken October 26, 1859, including notes about Chiola, Fowler, Paloma, Camp Point, La Prairie, Augusta, Plymouth, Colmar, Tennessee, and Colchester, with mileage


                        78x316.53       notes on a trip from Hannibal to St. Joseph, Missouri, Oct. 18, 1859, including notes on Hannibal, Clarence, Shelbina, Lakenau, Hunnewell, Munroe, and Palmyra; also includes a print of a cow from a French book (drawn by Meunier and engraved by Pouevier[?])



Folder 19:        78x316.56       travel notes (incomplete) and sketches around Lake Superior:


                        p. 1-3: as the notes are incomplete, one cannot tell where Whitefield began this trip, but he passed through Macomb, Bardolph, Bushnel, Prairie City, Avon, St. Augustine, Abingdon, Galesburg, Wataga, Oneida, Altona, Galva, Kenawee, Neponset, Buda, Princeton, and Malden;

                        p. 4: pencil sketch with some color of Lake Superior, near Carp River;

                        p. 5: pencil sketch of the mail packet Ocean Wave;

                        p. 6: pencil sketch, with some color, of Monument Rock, Isle Royale, Lake Superior;

                        p. 7: pencil sketch of The Chapel in the Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior;

                        p. 8: pencil sketch of “The Castles” (rock formations), Lake Superior;

                        p. 9: pencil sketch of Lake Superior and Mount Houghton;

                        p. 10: pencil sketch of Trap Rock River Fall on Lake Superior;

                        p. 11-18: travel notes from Chicago to Cincinnati, September 2, 1863, with notes about Hobart, Valparaiso, English Lake, Shakopee, Ripley, Winnemac (i.e. Winamac), Scarboro, Royal Centre, Nebhard(?), Logansport, Anoka, Walton, Lincoln, Galveston, Kokomo, Tampico [?], Nevada, Windfall, Curtis, Quincy, Frankton, Clarks, Anderson, Middletown, Sulphur Springs, Newcastle, Ashland, Millville, Hagerstown, Washington, Richmond, Florence, Eaton, and Barnets


                        78x316.57       travel notes and sketches:


                        p. 1: notes about Logansport, Sept. 6, 1863;

                        p. 2-22: blank pages;

                        p. 23: notes about Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, including notes about when maps of the area were published;

                        p. 24-26: blank;

                        p. 27: notes about and pencil sketch of Newport [probably Kentucky]

                        p. 28-29: blank;

                        p. 30-31: pencil sketch of Cincinnati (not labeled, but Newport and Covington, Kentucky are across the river from Cincinnati)

                        p. 32-33: blank

                        p. 34: pencil sketch of Hamilton, Ohio;

                        p. 35: blank;

                        p. 36-37: pencil sketch of Hamilton, Ohio, with railroad viaduct;

                        p. 38: blank;

                        p. 39: pencil sketch of Hamilton, Ohio, with railroad bridge over Miami River and train;

                        p. 40-41: blank;

                        p. 42: pencil sketch of trees and Blue Hills;

                        p. 43: pencil sketch of Cincinnati, view from Covington;

                        p. 44-46: blank (uncut pages);

                        p. 47: pencil sketch of trees;

                        p. 48-end: blank


Folder 20:        78x316.58       black and white print (on thin stationery paper) of Ottawa City, Canada West, published by Charles Magnus & Cie., New York, with penciled note: “from Nature by E. Whitefield” [1865]

[note: two colored versions of this city view are in Col. 123, one as a print, and the other on a piece of stationery]


Folder 21:        78x316.59       pencil sketch of “Creek near Portsmouth, N.H.” [1873]


78x316.60       pencil sketch of view “from the Sagamore Road, Portsmouth, N.H.

on back: recipe to kill curran [i.e. currant?] worms


78x316.61       pencil sketch of “Cathedral Ledge at Nth. Conway,” with the Devils’ Den indicated


78x316.62       pencil sketch of Ragged Mt. and Chocorua Mt., New Hampshire    


Folder 22:        78x316.66       watercolor of Wright’s Tavern in Concord, Mass., April 14, 1876, “where Pitcairn mixed his [illegible] with his bloody finger”


Folder 23:        78x316.70       pencil drawing of the Welles Mansion in Dorchester, Mass., with a note about Edmund J. Baker’s ancestors;

On back: notes about Hingham, Mass.


78x316.71       pencil sketch of the Aspinwall House, Brookline, Mass., with note about the lean-to


78x316.72       pencil sketch of a house in Swampscott, Mass. with a separate slip of paper identifying it as the Humphrey House


78x316.73       pencil sketch of a house, identified on a separate slip of paper as the Iron Works House, Saugus, Mass.



Folder 24:        78x316.74       sketchbook from Massachusetts, ca.1879, with sketches as follows:


                        Pencil sketch of a design for a porch;

water color labeled Elder Cushman’s Spring, Kingston, on back of which is watercolor of an apple tree planted in 1669 in Kingston;

pencil sketch of the Alden House in Duxbury, on back of which is a note about Carver;

otherwise blank page with the word Carver written on it;

page with a few lines drawn on it, and a very faint sketch of a house;

pencil sketch of Wakefield Pond from Cowdry’s Hill [supposed to be in Reading];

pencil sketch of Spot Pond [another view of this pond is found in .96, in Box 5]


Folder 25:        78x316.75       print of a pencil sketch of the first meeting house in Boston [1879]


Folder 26:        78x316.76       miniature pen and ink drawing of the John Hancock House, Boston

                        [see title page of Home of Our Forefathers… in Massachusetts]


78x316.77       proof prints: one side: Adams houses in Quincy, Mass., other side: Old North and Old South Churches [see also .79 in folder 27] [1879]



Folder 27:        Sketches of homes and a church in Massachusetts (most damaged):


78x316.78       pencil sketch of the Sutton House, Ipswich;

                        78x316.79       pencil sketch of the Adams houses, Quincy [see .77 in folder 26];

                        78x316.80       pencil sketch of the Hammond House, Newton;

                        78x316.81       pencil sketch of the Rumford House, Woburn;

                        78x316.82       pencil sketch of the Boardman House, Saugus;

                        78x316.83       pencil sketch of the Brown House, Watertown;

                        78x316.84       pencil sketch of the rear view of the Cutler house in Woburn;

                        78x316.84a     pencil sketch of the Cutler house, Woburn, a front view of the house in .84;

                        78x316.85       pencil sketch of an unidentified mansion;

                        78x316.86       pencil sketch of an unidentified church with a graveyard (see also p. 16 of sketchbook .91, in folder 30)



Folder 28:        78x316.89       printed announcement of the publication of Homes of Our Forefathers, which appeared in four volumes; orders were to be directed to E. Whitefield, Reading, Mass. [1879]


Folder 29:        78x316.90       book labeled “Sketches of Houses on the Road to Quincy, & the house where the Suffolk Resolves were passed” (there are very few sketches in this volume; front cover is detached, and most of the pages are loose)


                        Inside front cover: newspaper clipping about a view of the village of Amesbury, Mass., done by Whitehead; and a rough pencil sketch of Old South Church, on back of which are notes about paper, also the sketch is affixed atop some other notes;

p. 1: sketch of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior, no location, a remnant of another sketch once glued to this page still remains;

p.2: note about Concord: the Old Manse, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s house; remnant of another sketch once glued to this page still remains;

p. 3: a newspaper clipping about some gala occasion; also notes about early courts, and signature noting that this book belongs to E. Whitefield, 11 Chester Square, Boston;

p. 4: dates of incorporation of various towns;

p. 5: list of historic buildings, with locations;

p. 6: sketch of house in which the “Suffolk Resolves” were passed, Sept. 1774 [home of Captain Daniel Vose, Milton];

p. 7: pencil sketch of rocks and plants, in Brookline, Oct. 15th;

p. 8: notes on Nrt. Reading;

p. 9: pencil sketch of the Noyes House [Noyes-Parker House], Newbury;

[p. 9a]: notes about Rowley;

[p. 9b]: notes about Wenham;

[p. 9c]: note about Medfield;

p. 10: pencil and wash drawing of the Holt House, Andover;

[p. 11]: notes about Groton;

[p. 12]: note about Newton;

[p. 13-14]: notes about Brookline;

[p. 15]: notes about Water, Kilby, Commercial, Milk, and Federal Streets;

[p. 16]: notes about Congress, High, Central, and Court Streets and Court Square;

[p. 17]: notes about State St. and Exchange Place;

[p. 18]: notes about Devonshire and South Market Streets;

[p. 19]: notes about Chatham, Oliver, West, Winter, Bromfield, and Summer Streets;

[p. 20]: notes about people’s addresses;

[p. 21]: notes about Broad St., Pemberton Square, Cornhill, Tremont St. (Milk St. is crossed out but legible);

[p. 22]: notes about Washington and Bedford Sts., P.O. Square, Winthrop Sq., and Franklin St.;

[p. 23]: notes about Reading;

[p. 24-25]: various notes;

[p.26]: note about Billerica;

[p.27]: notes about Dedham;

[p. 28]: notes about Winchester;

[p. 29]: notes about Medford;

[p. 30]: note about death of Capt. Wadsworth;

[p. 31]: notes about Salem;

[p. 32]: notes about Marblehead;

[p. 33]: notes about Wakefield;

[p. 34]: note about Sudbury;

[p. 35-36]: notes about Malden;

[p. 37]: notes about Canton;

[p. 38]: notes about Winthrop;

[p. 39]: pencil sketch of Mystic Lake (watercolor with similar view is acc. 78x316.110, in Box 2, folder 6);

[p. 40]: notes about Rockport;

[p. 41]: notes about Lynnfield;

[p. 42-43]: notes about imperial paper;

[p. 44]: map of part of Massachusetts seacoast south of Cape Ann;

[p. 45]: notes about Arlington;

[p. 46]: notes about Concord;

[p. 47]: partial pencil sketch of a house in Brookline;

[p. 48]: notes about Kingston;

[p. 49]: list of towns in Massachusetts, with numbers (population figures?)

[p. 50-51]: ads for bleach and dye works; carpetings; clothing manufacturers; cordage; cotton sail duck; silk goods; linen and jute; iron metals, machinery and supplies; chemicals, dye-stuffs, colors, &c.; India rubber manufactures;

[p.52]: list of names, with some addresses;

[p. 53]: newspaper clippings giving a control for potato-bugs (marked “no good”) and the use of cotton cloth for hot beds, pasted on top of notes about paper sizes;

[p. 54-55]: various notes;

inside back cover: watercolor of a stone house, with lake and mountain in background, and the name of Mr. Hunt (Kandiyohi) in Boston (for a very similar picture, see .213 in Box 2)



Folder 30:        Old Houses in Salem [and other places]


78x316.91       “Landmarks of the Forefathers” (title stamped in gilt on the front cover}, two other labels also glued to front cover, identifying more of contents; inside of volume includes title pages from books illustrated by Whitefield


                        Inside front cover: “Landmarks,” printed poem by John Greenleaf Whittier, written on inside front cover: “This book belongs to E. Whitefield, 11 Chester Square, Boston”;

                        Title page: title covered by a handwritten quote from Thos. C. Amory;

                        Second title page lifts up and reveals notes about Hingham;

                        p. 3: pencil sketch of Nichols-Cushing house in Cohasset;

                        reverse of p. 3: pencil sketch of Cobb or Allerton house in Kingston;

                        p. 5: pencil sketch of a grist mill in Scituate, near the Greenbush station;

                        [p. 5a]: pencil sketch of a lighthouse or monument on a hill;

                        p. 6: pencil sketch of the Whittington house in Cohasset;

                        p. 7: print of the birthplace of Warren, Roxbury, Mass., printed by Smith-Pierson;

                        p. 8: pencil sketch of the birthplace of Gen. Warren, Roxbury;

                        p. 9: pencil sketch of the Pickering House, [Salem];

                        p. 10: pencil sketches of the birthplace of Nath. Hawthorne, Salem, and the Danforth House, Billerica;

                        p. 11: pencil sketch and wash drawing of Sheafe House, corner of Columbia & Essex;

                        p. 12: notes about Tewksbury and Bedford;

                        p. 13: notes about Worcester;

                        p. 14: notes about Watertown;

                        p. 15: rough pencil sketch of Peak House in Medfield and note about Jesse Clapp House;

                        p. 16: (after a couple of blank pages): pencil sketch of an old house on Adams St., Quincy;

                        p. 17: rough pencil sketch of a church (see also .86 in folder 27);

                        p. 18: pencil sketch of a wharf;

                        p. 19: advertising print for the Bradley Fertilizer Company, North Weymouth, Mass. (with ships and buildings), with note: “painted with oxide of iron”;

                        p. 20: very rough pencil sketch, with Boston in far distance;

                        p. 21: pencil sketch with buildings and ocean;\

                        p. 22: pencil sketches of buildings labeled office and hotel;

                        p. 23: pencil sketch of buildings on a wharf [possibly updated view of Bradley Fertilizer Company’s buildings], buildings were chocolate red in color;

                        p. 24: pencil sketches of factory or warehouse buildings, possibly another view of the buildings on p. 23;

                        [p. 25]: printed card with views of the waterfalls Aira Force and Lodore;

                        [p. 26]: pencil sketch Weymouth Great Hill and a pond, with an oncoming squall;

                        [rest of pages in volume are blank]




Box 2:


Folder 1:          78x316.92a-i   sketchbook of western Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, with notes on history of towns and houses, done ca. 1880; sheets a-g are loose; h and i are separate booklets; the booklets are fragile and must be handled with great care; all sketches done in pencil, unless otherwise noted


                        p. 1: notes on Amherst, Mass., and Nathan Dickenson, with sketch of a roof line (sheet a);

                        p. 2: notes on Hadley, Mass., and Montague house with sketch of a roof (sheet b);

                        p. 3: notes on Rutland [Vermont?] and the Post House (sheet c);

                        p. 4: notes on Tyson Furnace, near Ludlow, Vermont; on back: names H. L. Warner and Jonathan Whitcomb (with notes) (sheet d);

                        p. 5a: lists of towns and a travel itinerary in Vermont and Massachusetts (sheet e);

                        p. 5b: notes on Westminster, Vermont;

                        p. 6: note about Temple, New Hampshire (sheet f);

                        p. 7: notes on Chester and Vernon, Vermont; on back: notes about the Kilburns (sheet g);

                        p. 8 (first page of booklet h; this page is now detached from the booklet): sketch of a house in Northampton;

p. 9: notes about various houses, on back of p. 8;

                        p. 10: sketch of a house on Elm St. in Northampton;

                        p. 11: sketch of house in East Hampton;

                        p. 12: notes and newspaper clipping about West Hampton;

                        p. 13: notes about Hadley;

                        p. 14: notes and a sketchy map (on back of p. 13);

                        p. 15: sketch of Wm. Smead house in Deerfield;

                        p. 16-17: sketches of Nims House in Deerfield;

                        p. 18: sketch of house in Stockbridge, with name Jonathan Edwards;

                        p. 19: notes about Edwards house, with a sketch of a porch; on back: notes about Lee;

                        two unnumbered pages, blank but for name Stockbridge;

                        p. 20: sketch of landscape, with church at Lee in distance;

                        unnumbered page with notes about public library in Lee;

                        p. 21: watercolor of old stone bridge in Hinsdale;

                        p. 22: notes about old Torrey house (on back of p. 21) and a rough landscape sketch;

                        p. 23: note about Brandford;

                        p. 24: note about Moseley house and sketch of an elaborate doorway;

                        p. 25: sketch of Mr. Sampson’s house in Westfield;

                        p. 26: sketch of house in Hinsdale;

                        p. 27: notes about Dalton;

                        p. 28: notes about Stockbridge;

                        p. 29-30: sketches of Dalton;

                        p. 31: notes and a rough sketch of Greylock;

                        p. 32: sketch of Greenfield;

                        p. 33: notes about Graves, Wells, and John Hancock houses;

                        p. 34: notes about Rowe, Monroe, and Buckland;

                        p. 35: itinerary between Westfield and Pittsfield;

                        p. 36: notes on Westfield;

                        p. 37: sketch of Westfield, with sketch of Mr. Perry’s window on the back;

                        p. 38: sketch of Dalton;

p. 39: notes about Longfellow;

p. 40: sketch of an unnamed lake, done from Mr. Goodman’s; on back: a note about Lee;

                        p. 41: sketch of Ingersoll house in Westfield;

p. 42-43: sketches of Jared Bradley and Jno. W. Bowen houses in Lee, with a note about Berkshire on the back of p. 42;

                        p. 44: sketch of an elaborate doorway and a window;

                        p. 45: sketch of a house in Stockbridge;

                        p. 46-47: notes about Great Barrington;

                        p. 48 (first page of booklet i): notes on Indian Orchard and Ludlow;

                        p. 49: notes about Chicopee and Chicopee Falls;

                        p. 50: sketch of Sumner Chapin house in Chicopee, with notes and a sketch of a dormer window on back;

                        [unnumbered page with Holyoke written at top]

                        p. 51: sketch of Allen house in Northampton, with notes on back;

                        p. 52: sketch of Kingsley House in Northampton, with notes on back;

                        p. 53: notes about Northampton, with notes on back;

                        [unnumbered pages with Longmeadow written at top of one];

                        p. 54: notes about weariness of travel and Litchfield;

                        p. 55-56: notes on Great Barrington, Egremont, and Sheffield;

p. 57: sketch of Mr. Candee’s house in Sheffield, with notes about women with poodles and Kent Plains, Conn., on back;

                        p. 58: sketch of Gen. Dwight house in Great Barrington;

                        p. 59: train schedule;

p. 60: sketch of porch in front of the Edward House, on stationery from the Morgan House [hotel] in Lee, Mass., 1880s;

                        p. 61: sketch of Ingersoll House, Great Barrington, with window detail;

                        p. 62: notes, with sketch of Whiting house doorway;

                        p. 63-64: sketches of Whiting house and unidentified house in Great Barrington;

                        p. 65-66: expenses of trips, August 1884;

                        p. 67: sketches of wildflowers;

p. 68: sketch of scene along Housatonic River, with Mt. Washington in background;

                        p. 69: notes, apparently about Great Barrington;

                        p. 70: sketch of old post office and registry of deeds in Great Barrington;

                        p. 71: notes on Capt. Root’s tavern and a public library;

                        p. 72: sketch of old tavern in Great Barrington;

                        [unnumbered page, headed Sheffield, with name W. B. Saxton]

p. 73: sketch of Mt. Washington, on back of stationery from Miller House [hotel], Great Barrington, 1880s;

                        p. 74: sketch of Austin house in Sheffield;

                        rest of pages unnumbered – some blank, some with notes, about Egremont, Pittsfield, , East Hampton


Folder 2:          78x316.93       pencil sketch of North Adams            [Massachusetts], no. 2, [1880]


Folder 3:          78x316.97       pencil sketch of houses along a High Street, which someone has identified as being in Exeter, New Hampshire, 1882


Folder 4:          78x316.98       sketchbook of New Hampshire and Maine, with notes (some of these sketches were developed into drawings for his book on houses in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont)


                        Front cover: list of towns in New Hampshire;

                        Inside front cover: list of “Places & Persons in Me.”;

            Unnumbered pages in front of volume (some loose, some not): various notes about New Hampshire and Maine;

            p. 1 (loose): notes about Patten house, Bedford, New Hampshire;

            p. 2a-d-5: notes about numerous different houses in Portsmouth;

            p. 6-7: notes about Newington and Hampton;

            p. 8-9: notes about houses in Kittery, Maine;

            p. 10: notes about Hampton;

            [unnumbered blue page with notes];

            p. 11: notes about expenses;

            [several unnumbered pages with various notes, including list of rivers in New England and notes about New Hampshhire];

            p. 12: newspaper clipping about volume 2 of Whitefield’s Homes of Our Forefathers, the volume about Rhode Island and Connecticut; notes about Nashua on back of page;

            p. 13-17: notes about Nashua, New Hampshire and sketches of Capt. Lovewell (“not Lovell”) and Epps houses in Nashua;

            p. 18 and an unnumbered page: notes on Claremont and Manchester;

            p. 19-22: sketches of Stark, Samuel Blodget, and Hall houses in Manchester and Manchester Center, and sketch of old meeting house, afterwards town house [i.e. hall?] of Manchester Center;

            p. 23-25: notes on Manchester and Concord;

            p. 26: notes on Goffstown and Amherst;

            p. 27-35: notes on and sketches of houses in Concord, including Abbott, Rumford, and Walker houses, also an unnamed house, and a few notes on East and West Concord;

            p. 36: sketch of Tilton;

            p. 37: notes about and sketch of Ebenezer Webster house in Franklin;

            p. 38: sketch of Jacob Jewett house in Laconia;

            p. 39: sketch of old house or shop in Franklin;

            p. 40a-b: notes on Charlestown, N.H., Plymouth, Salisbury, and Franklin;

            p. 41: sketch of house in Tilton, N.H.;

            p. 42: sketch of Samuel Blaisdell house in Gilford;

            p. 43: rough sketch of house in Laconia;

            p. 44: notes about Gilmanton and the Worsted Church in Canterbury, N.H.;

            p. 45-48: sketches of Jewett, Bradbury and Boynton houses in Laconia, and a house possibly built by Mr. Doe; on back: various notes, including notes about schools in N.H. (on back of p. 45);

            p. 49a-b: sketches of Colby-Leavitt and Satchel Clark houses in Sanbornton;

            p. 50-51: sketches of Gerrish-Brown and Clough houses in Canterbury;

            p. 52: sketch of landscape, perhaps around Chester, N.H.;

            p. 53: sketch of “house at the Center” in Canterbury;

            p. 54-56: notes about Farmington, Gilmanton, Loudon, Lake Village, and Guilford, N.H. (on light orange paper);

            [unnumbered blue page]: light pencil sketch of Haley house in Biddeford;

            p. 57: note about Chester, with sketch of landscape around Guilford, N.H. on opposite page;

            p. 58: notes about Canterbury;

            p. 59: rough map showing route of travels from Haverhill to Nashua, and note about Lee; list of towns on back of this;

            p. 60-61: notes about and sketch of Eastman-Hoyt house in Concord;

            p. 62-96a notes about and sketches of places in Exeter: Leavitt, Dodge, Rowland, Odiorne (now Mrs. Bickford’s), Gordon, Wadley, Amory, Gov. Bell, Emery, Folsom-Dearborn, Ladd or Chadwick, Daniel Gilman, Hackett-Peabody, Samuel King (now Mrs. Tilton’s), Darling garrison, Cass, Colcord, and Lovering houses in Exeter (also some not identified, and one labeled as the first academy), with newspaper clipping about U.S. House of Representatives attached to p. 70;

            p. 96b-97: sketch of Mary Batchelder house in Hampton, N.H., and notes about it;

            p. 98-103: notes about Epsom, Auburn, Lee, Durham, Hampton Falls, Derry, Londonderry, South Newmarket, and Plymouth, N.H.;

            p. 104: sketch of house, labeled “The 1st Academy,” in Exeter [see also p. 78];

            [unnumbered pages, with some notes, but mostly blanks];

            p. 105: sketch of Mary Batchelder house in Hampton, N.H.;

            p. 106: note about Weekes house in Greenland;

            p. 107: sketch of window in Mr. Perry’s house, Exeter;

            [unnumbered pages, some with notes about Maine; includes a letter to a newspaper editor initialed E.W. (letter is about sparrows and his efforts to deter robins from eating all his cherries), and a newspaper article about the geography of the Atlantic Ocean];

            p. 108: notes on Byfield and Tynesboro, Mass., and Rebecca Nourse;

            p. 109-110 (loose page): list of towns and dates founded;

            inside back cover: notes about people to contact



Folder 5: proof drawings of pottery, etc.


78x316.103     sketch of pitcher, no. 4730 [Cypriot pottery in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1882];


78x316.104     sketches of pitchers, no. 4797 and 4787 [Cypriot pottery];


                        78x316.105     sketch of piece of pottery, piece appears to be a canoe [Cypriot];


                        78x316.106     sketches of two old nails [Cypriot]


Folder 6:          78x316.108     watercolor: house “At Winstead, Conn.” [1882];


                        78x316.109     watercolor: sailboat “On the Thames, Conn.” [1882];


                        78x316.110     watercolor: “Mystic Pond”

(sketch with similar view is found in sketchbook 78x316.90, in Box 1, folder 29 – see description above) [1882]


                        78x316.111     watercolor: “The Tingley Castle or Tower [1882]


Folder 7:          78x316.114     sketchbook/notebook, mostly about Massachusetts and New Hampshire, signed in front: E. Whitefield, Reading, Mass. (name also appears on front cover), all sketches done in pencil (pages numbers which are not listed below are blank pages) [1885-1889]


                        Front cover: list of towns;

                        Inside front cover and first leaf (which isn’t numbered): various notes;

                        p. 1: notes on Boston;

                        p. 3: notes on Hudson;

                        p. 5: names of people in Brookline;

                        p. 7: notes and a map of towns;

                        p. 8-9: notes on Marlboro;

                        p. 10: sketches of windows and door [perhaps details of Wayside Inn];

                        p. 11: sketch of Wayside Inn;

                        p. 13-25 (odd pages only): notes on Framingham, South Framingham, Natick, South Natick, Wellesley, Somerville, Cambridgeport (on inserted pink sheet), and East Cambridge;

                        p. 27: Cummings account: hay and corn;

                        p. 28-33: notes on Watertown, Waltham, Dedham, and Norwood;

                        p. 34: sketch of Mr. Stearns’ doorway, and notes;

                        p. 35-39: notes about sketches of Wellington-Stearns and Fisk houses in Waltham;

                        p. 40-43: notes about Newton and Newtonville;

                        p. 45: note about Revere;

                        p. 46-47: notes about and sketch of Bl. [i.e. Black?] Horse Tavern in Winchester; notes about Billerica on attached orange paper;

                        p. 49-53: notes about Chelsea, Leicester, Cambridge, Everett, Salem, and Lowell, some on attached orange paper;

                        p. 54-55: notes about and sketch of Onion house in Dedham;

                        p. 57-58: Milton at head of otherwise blank page; miscellaneous notes;

                        p. 59-67: notes about Stoughton, Canton, Randolph (blank page), and Wakefield, and lists of names;

                        p. 69-77: notes about and sketches of Cushing, Sally Jones, and Whitman-Hunt houses, plus an unidentified house, in Hull;

                        p. 78-93: notes and sketches of Gay, Perez Lincoln, and Derby houses in Hingham; also an unidentified house, and several sketches of a very large structure, possibly a church;

                        p. 94-96: notes about and sketch of Mr. Bates’ house in Cohasset;

                        p. 97: sketch of Perez Lincoln House, Hingham;

                        p. 98-99: sketches of details of porch and windows of Mr. Osgood’s house, Cohasset;

                        p. 101: sketch of doorway of an old house in Cohasset;

                        p. 102-103: sketch of Gen. Lincoln house in West Hingham;

                        p. 104: miscellaneous notes;

                        p. 105: sketch of birthplace of Samuel Woodworth in South Scituate;

                        p. 106: sketch of land and sea at Squantum;

                        p. 107-113 (odd pages only): notes on Quincy, Marlboro, Pigeon Cove, and Gloucester;

                        p. 114-115: notes about and sketch of Tappan house in Manchester;

                        p. 117: notes about Beverly Farms and Magnolia; 

                        p. 119: sketch of old farm gate at Pigeon Cove;

                        p. 121, 123: sketch of sea near Pigeon Cove; sketch of old house in Pigeon Cove;

                        p. 124: notes about Beverly Farms;

                        p. 125: rough sketch of Gott(?) house [no location given];

                        p. 127: rough sketch of the 1st Church in Salem;

                        p. 129, 131: notes about Milton;

                        p. 133: notes and newspaper clipping about Dracut;

                        p. 134-137: sketches of Thomas Balch, Cragin, and Everett houses in Norwood;

                        p. 138-139: sketch of Royall house in Medford;

                        p. 140-141, 143: sketch of and notes about Sutton house in Ipswich;

                        p. 145, 147: notes about and sketches of windows in Portsmouth, N.H.;

                        p. 148-149: sketch of house in Kittery, Maine;

                        p. 151: notes about York, Maine;      

                        p. 153-157: notes about Dover and sketch of Perkins house in Dover, N.H.;

                        p. 159-162: notes about Stratham, N.H., Lillian, Great Falls, and miscellaneous notes;

                        p. 163-164: notes about and sketch of John P. Hale birthplace in Rochester; [note: p. 164 is mis-numbered as 157];

                        p. 167, 169: notes about Farmington, N.H., Nottingham, and Epping, N.H.;

                        p. 170-171 [marked at top 158]:  sketch of Kittredge or Kittridge house in Newmarket and notes about Newmarket, N.H.;

                        p. 173: notes about Hampton, N.H.;

                        p. 174: list of travel expenses, Nov. 5, 1886;

                        p. 175: notes about Thompsonville, Conn.;

                        p. 176: list of travel and other expenses;

                        p. 183: newspaper clipping about proper ventilation;

                        p. 190: notes about Hingham;

                        p. 192-193 (marked at top: 159-160): sketches of John Mc[blank] house in Rochester, N.H.;

                        p. 212: miscellaneous notes;

                        p. 213: newspaper clipping about elevated railways;

                        p. 214: miscellaneous notes;

                        inside back cover: an address, and newspaper clipping about the New-England Society


Folder 8:          78x316.120-.143         sketchbook labeled ‘Upper Mississip., 20 sketches, 1887, E. Whitefield,” also includes one page of a travel journal


                        78x316.120     “Ye Knickbocker Blotter Tablet,” copyright 1884, folder in which sketches are kept, with address of a restaurant on the back;


                        78x316.121     watercolor of “Approach to De Soto, Wis., looking up”;


                        78x316.122     watercolor of “The Maiden’s Rock from below”;


                        78x316.123     watercolor of “Eagle Point, 5 m. above Dubuque,” with notes;


                        78x316.124     watercolor of river scene “6 m. above P. du Ch. [Prairie du Chien] looking up”;


                        78x316.125     watercolor of river “About 15 miles above Dubuque looking up”;


                        78x316.126     watercolor of river “15 m. above Dubuque looking down”


                        78x316.127     pencil sketch done “5 m. above P. du Ch. [Prairie du Chien] looking up”;


                        78x316.128     pencil sketch done “5 m. above P. du Ch. [Prairie du Chien] looking across”;


                        78x316.129     water color of “the old Stone House,” “3 m. above Winona, looking up,” with note;


                        78x316.130     watercolor of river scene, with steamboat on river and train on tracks alongside river, location not given;


                        78x316.131     watercolor of river, with train on tracks alongside river, “about 12 m. above P. du Ch. [Prairie du Chien] looking up a valley on the Wis. side”


                        78x316.132     watercolor and pencil sketch of river, with train on tracks alongside river, “12 m. above Pr. du Ch. [Prairie du Chien] looking up”


                        78x316.133     watercolor of river “25 m. above P. du Ch. [Prairie du Chien]  looking up”;


                        78x316.134     watercolor and pencil sketch of “near view of Eagle Point,” with railroad tracks indicated;


                        78x316.135     watercolor of river “above Dubuque, looking up,” with railroad tracks indicated


                        78x316.136     watercolor of river “10 or 12 miles above Dubuque looking up”;


                        78x316.137     watercolor of river scene “from the town of Maiden’s Rock looking up,” with a note;


                        78x316.138     watercolor of river scene “from Victory looking up,” with railroad tracks indicated;


                        78x316.139     watercolor of river scene “below Lansing, looking up,” with railroad tracks indicated;


                        78x316.140     pencil sketch of river near Fountain City, with tracks of Chicago, Burlington, & Northern R.R.;


                        78x316.141     watercolor of Castle Rock, approaching Minuska, looking up,” with railroad tracks indicated;


                        78x316.142a   watercolor of river scene “below Alma, Wis., looking across,” with note;


                        78x316.142b   notes about Alma;


                        78x316.143     one page of a travel diary, journey on the riverboat “Pittsburg,” left Clinton on Sunday, Aug. 14; stopped at or passed Bellevue, Dubuque, East Dubuque (formerly Dunleith), near Eagle Bluff, and Cassville, Wisconsin; young people had a dance in the evening


Folder 9:          78x316.144     proof print of an unidentified house, signed E. Whitefield, 1888


Folder 10:        78x316.147     pencil sketches, one side: “On the Artichoke River, Newburyport,” other side: “from above Artichoke River, looking down to Amesbury & Salisbury”; [all sketches in this folder ca.1892]


                        78x316.148     rough pencil sketch of a town;


                        78x316.149     pencil sketches of unidentified town(s);


                        78x316.150     pencil sketches of two houses, a barn, a high school, and three steeples, name Ocean Mills appears;


                        78x316.151     rough pencil sketch of a town and various buildings, name Ocean Mill appears;


                        78x316.152     rough pencil sketch of unknown town, no. 2


Folder 11:        lithographs of New England houses, copyright 1892 by E. Whitefield:


                        78x316.153     Longfellow House, Cambridge [see also .170 below]

                        78x316.154     Winthrop House, Ipswich

                        78x316.154a   a slightly different view of the Winthrop House, but not labeled

                        78x316.155     Sutton House, Ipswich (on green paper)

                        78x316.156     Pillsbury House, Newburyport

                        78x316.157     birthplace of Gilbert Stuart, 1756 (no location), in color


Folders 12-13: proof prints and drawings of New England houses, copyright 1892 by E. Whitefield


                        78x316.158     Faneuil Mansion, Boston;

                        78x316.159     Allerton or Cobb House, Kingston;

                        78x316.160     Burton House, Plymouth

                        78x316.161     Alden House, Kingston

                        78x316.162     Waitt house, Malden

                        78x316.163     Clough-Vernon house, Boston

                        78x316.164     the old Gordon Place, Exeter

                        78x316.165     The Capen house (dry goods store), [Boston]; this one has a pencil drawing attached to it

                        78x316.166     Tucker House, Marblehead

                        78x316.167     Minot House, Dorchester, with attached pencil drawing

                        78x316.168     Horace Greeley’s birthplace, Amherst, N.H., with attached pencil drawing

                        78x316.169     Thoreau House, Prince St., [Boston; identified on back], with attached pencil drawing

                        78x316.170     Longfellow House, Cambridge [see also .153 above], with attached pencil drawing

                        [no number]     envelope addressed to Mrs. Edwin Whitefield, Dedham, which once held these drawings


Folder 14:        78x316.173     wash drawing of an old house near a road; [all sketches in this folder ca.1892]


                        78x316.174     print of an old house;


                        78x316.175     print showing a street scene – old houses and part of a church


                        78x316.176     drawing of an old house


78x316.177     drawing of a tower by the ocean, on back of fragment of a letter from S. W. Stone



Folder 15:        78x316.181     pencil sketch of part of a town [Boston?], showing Church St., Washington St., and Memorial Hall


Folder 16:        78x316.189     drawing of steamboat on a river, with town in the background, possibly a Mississippi River scene


Folder 17:        78x316.190     business card of E. Whitefield, Artist, correspondent of “Illustrated London News”; written on back: western sketches, pencil


                        78x316.191     “E. Whitefield” written on scrap torn from Harper’s Magazine, vol. 51, no. 302


                        78x316.192     list of cities and population figures


                        78x316.193     a poem written to Lillian, ending “What hath come of thee?”


                        78x316.194     a printed photograph of E. Whitefield, with printed signature


Folder 18:        78x316.208     drawing of an old house (perhaps a mill), signed “drawn by L. Whitefield”


Folder 19:        78x316.209     wash drawing of a bridge, with mountains in background [somewhat similar to .197 in Box 4];           


                        78x316.210     wash drawing of an old house by a river [similar to .201 in Box 4];


                        78x316.211     wash drawing of a waterfall [almost identical to .202 in Box 4;


                        78x316.212     wash drawing of an old house above a river; 


                        78x316.213     wash drawing of an old house and a stone wall (for a very similar picture, see .90 in Box 1, above)


Folder 20:        78x316.214     drawing depicting a mill and the ruins of a Gothic church, along a river, with mountains in background


                        78x316.215     drawing depicting a castle among mountains


                        78x316.216     drawing of a river in the mountains, with some old buildings (perhaps a village) on one bank


Folder 21:        78x316.217-.218         prints depicting St. Botolph’s Church, Boston, England, signed and dated E. Whitefield, 1888


Folder 22:        78x316.219     newspaper article about “Old Bristol [England] Hostelries,” from Bristol Observer, April 14, 1888


Folder 23:        78x316.220     newspaper article about old buildings in Boston, Mass., from Boston Traveller, July 22, 1890, written and illustrated by Whitefield, labeled “Papa’s article”



Folder 24: Lithographs


                        80x48              Print: "Sunny Side, Residence of Washington Irving, Esq.  Drawn from nature by E. Whitefield.  Printed by E. Jones & G.W. Newman, N.Y." (7 3/16 x 9 1/2 inches) 


                        80x49              Print: "Country Seat, Near Yonkers, Hudson River.  Drawn by E. Whitefield.” (7 3/8 x 9 7/l6 inches)


                        81x53              Print: “View on the Conestoga, near Lancaster, Pa.  Drawn from nature by E. Whitefield.  Printed by E. Jones & G. W. Newman, N.Y.” (7 1/8 x 9 9/16 inches)


                        81x54              Print: “Residence of S. S. Haldeman Esq. nr. Columbia, Pa.  Drawn from nature by E. Whitefield” (7 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches)


                        81x295.1         Print: “View near Norwich, Ct.  Drawn from nature by E. Whitefield, printed by F. Michelin, 111 Nassau St.”


                        81x295.2         Print: “Part of Steubenville, Ohio.  Drawn from nature by Whitefield.”


                        81x295.3         Print: “View on the Ohio River at the Pa. & Ohio Sate Line.  Drawn by E. Whitefield.”


                        81x295.4         Print: “Falls on the Lackawana [sic], Pa., Drawn from nature by E. Whitefield.  Printed by F. Michelin, 111 Nassau St.”



Folder 25:        97x34 Subscription book for Philadelphia views, ca.1850, and account book


                        “E. Whitefield proposes to publish by subscription four views of Philadelphia from original drawings taken by himself….”


                        The book contains a thirty-one page list of names of those who subscribed to the series of prints, at $5 each.  Among the subscribers were Barnum’s Museum, and P. T. Barnum as well.


                                                In front of the book is a note that if the book were lost, a reward would be paid for returning it to Hazard & Mitchell, booksellers and stationers opposite the Masonic Hall, Chestnut St.


                                                Afterwards, the book was used for recording purchases,1852, including clothing, books, writing supplies, travel expenses, gutta percha frames, toiletry items, brushes and paint colors, books, etc.   The accounts mention views of Montreal and Quebec.




Box 3:


Photographs of sketchbooks 67x1.1-.2, the originals of which are in box 1



Box 4:


Folders 1-2:     65x724.1-.2     Sketchbooks of Hudson River area


These two volumes are sketchbooks done between 1841 and 1844 for a proposed publication, "Hudson River Rail Road Illustrated."  A list of 15 potential subscribers' names, including that of Washington Irving, is in the second volume.  These volumes were museum accession number 64.149.1-.2.  They were in a large binder which is now in Box 5.


65x724.1:        Vol. 1 is contained in a 15 x l7" folder with 3 ties; the covering pages are 9 x l3 1/2" and the inside pages are 8 3/l6 x 11 9/16"


                        Front cover: rough pencil sketch of a landscape;

                        [a.        letter not used]

                        b.         pen and ink drawing with watercolor "Looking up the  Hudson from the mountain back of Haverstraw, Rockland Co., N.Y.,” depicting a village and a steamboat at a dock, with a distant view of a lighthouse; Stony Point and Verplanks Point are indicated;

                        c.         double spread, pencil and watercolor "Looking up the  Hudson from Haverstraw Mountain, view from the High Torr"  showing location of Peekskill and "Peekskill Creek  comes in here," with sailboats and one steamboat on the river, and the lighthouse at Stony Point;

                        d.         double spread, pencil and green watercolor "on the Hudson, View from High Torr back of Haverstraw looking S.E.";

                        e.         pencil sketch of large residence in the Greek Revival style, 2 stories, 6 columns, circular driveway with fountain, labeled "Mr. Peck, Haverstraw,"  (similar in style to “Nevis,” the home of James A. Hamilton);

                        f.          pencil sketch, double spread, "Samson Mills, Haverstraw, E. Peck & Son, 2l Cliff St.,"  scene of the work yard at a business, l story buildings with arched openings; man, horse and cart right foreground.  Top left center:  detail of scale and wheelbarrow;

                        g.         pencil sketch, double spread, "Nyack on the Hudson from the South," depicting the village, a dock, and a farm with cows;

                        h.         pencil sketch "View from Nyack looking N."  depicting "Point No-Point," cliff, river, and a sailboat with two masts;

                        i.          pencil sketch of house and trees, "Wm. C. Hausman, Haverstraw," probably once a double page spread, but right hand page has been removed;

                        j.          pencil sketch "On the Hudson: View from Mr. Peck's, Haverstraw";

                        k.         pencil sketch, double spread, "On the Hudson,"  depicting a view of the river, with sailboats; with note: “Col. Livingston will be at the Colton House N.Y. on Mon. or Tues. this week";

                        l.          pencil sketch, double spread, "On the Hudson: Col. Livingston's," house surrounded with trees;

                        m.        pencil sketch, double spread,  "Judge Thompson's," house with wrap-around raised porch, gazebo off to one side, river beyond;

                        n.         pencil sketch, residence of "Mr. Appleton, Po'keepsie," 3 story  house, 4 chimneys;

                        o.         pencil sketch, "Looking down the Hudson from below Nyack," indicating location of Piermont;

                        p.         pencil sketch, three story building with name Steam Boat Mansion House on the side, with boat dock and boats [on page opposite from o];

                        q.         pencil sketch, 3 story house with cupola and raised basement, 4 chimneys, 2 gates;

                        r.          two pencil sketches of sailing vessels, top one on construction frame with two masts, bottom sketch has 3 masts and is labeled "l00 ft. long";

                        s.          three pencil sketches of houses, top one is labeled "Gen. Stuart," with name Luman crossed out. 

                                    On reverse there are horizontal lines drawn, also two 3 1/2x2 shaded drawings;

                        t.          pencil sketch of 2 story house, at top of page are drawn two sailboats and a steamboat;

                        u.         pencil sketch, very faint, sail boats on a river.

                        v.         pencil sketch, upside down, of a town; some of the roofs have “tin” or “shingle” written on them to indicate their appearance. 


67x724.2:        Volume 2 has bound pages without cover; pages are interspersed with tissues.  The size is 8 1/4 x 6 3/4"


                        Note: this volume has been reproduced in Hudson River Houses: Edwin Whitefield’s The Hudson River and Rail Road Illustrated, introduced and cataloged by John Zukowsky.  In his book, Zukowsky arranged the pictures from south to north, not in the original order.


                        Front cover      stained, but does have some very faint pencil sketches [Zukowsky, p. 72].

                        a.         pencil sketch, "Salem, from Beverly, Mass." skyline, sailing vessel, man, horses drawing carts. [Zukowsky, p. 78]

                        b .        pencil sketch, detail of ornate gable end with gothic window and trim and top of a veranda.  [Zukowsky, p. 79]

                        c.         pencil sketch, "Salem from Beverly, Mass." skyline with smoke stack, and a street scene with store of A. & N.H. Foster, House, Ship, Sign, & Carriage Painters. [Zukowsky, p. 80]

                        d.         pen and ink sketch "The Hudson River: View from Mr. Mallory's [J. C. Mallory], Tarrytown," with haystacks in fields, boats on river.  [Zukowsky, p. 49]

                        e.         pencil sketches, 2 houses and dormer window detail of a 3d house; one house is labeled Mr. Mallory, Tarrytown.  [Zukowsky, p. 48; bottom house is that of J. C. Mallory; the second house may be in the Tarrytown area as well.]

                        f.          writing in ink: "The Hudson  River and Rail Road illustrated by a series of views comprised in a large and handsome volume containing not less than Fifty nor more than One Hundred Views, embracing Villages, Country Seats, and places of Historical interest.  Price to subscribers Five Dollars per copy payable on delivery."  [Zukowsky, p. 10]

                        g.         Names of subscribers, Washington Irving and l4 others, listing residence and number of copies ordered.  [Zukowsky, p. 11]

                        h-m.     Names of subscribers, with columns for residence, price, number of copies (page m is blank).  [Zukowsky, p. 12-16]

                        n.         pencil sketch, "View of Denning's Point &c. looking into the Highlands from Fishkill Landing," train in  foreground.  [Zukowsky, p. 59]

                        o.         small pencil drawing of a boat(? possibly part of landscape)  and birds in flight(?); ink or blue paint doodle.  [Identified by Zukowsky as details of an unidentified landscape, p. 73.]

                        p.         pencil sketch of house in the carpenter gothic style, upside down from previous  pages, labeled Mr. Dakin.  [Identified by Zukowsky as cottage of S. D. Dakin, Dobbs Ferry, p. 46.] 

                        q.         pen and ink drawing of house on river bank "8 columns on s. side  W. 15th St. near Dr. Cheever's Ch.," also a detailed drawing of an archway, possibly part of a veranda.  [Identified by Zukowsky as Anson G. Phelps’ villa, North Tarrytown, now on the grounds of the Phelps Memorial Hospital (p. 51).]

                        r.          pencil sketch of Gothic style villa, with note "See Mr. Birney below Constant."  Also some detailed drawings of columns and a rough sketch of river view.  [Identified by Zukowsky as “probably Mr. Burney’s house, Hastings” (p. 34).]

                        s.          pencil sketch of Italianate villa with tower.  "Mr. Dakin at the Bond St. house, Danforth, Do."   [Identified by Zukowsky as J. B. Danforth’s house, Hastings (p. 38).]

                        t.          pencil sketch of a Greek revival style house with columns in wooded landscape, sailboats on river beyond.  [Identified by Zukowsky as Cornelius W. Lawrence’s house in Manhattanville (now the Harlem area of Manhattan, p. 17).]

                        u.         pencil sketch of a large Italianate house, with note "sketch the garden house,"  "Danforth, 2 William St."  Includes some detailed sketches of parts of the house.  [Identified by Zukowsky as J. B. Danforth’s house, Hastings (p. 37).]

                        v.         pencil sketch, garden and pond, trees, sailboat, cliffs (Palisades?) beyond.  [Identified by Zukowsky as possibly the view from J. B. Danforth’s house, Hastings (p. 39).]

                        w.        pencil sketch, two-story house in carpenter gothic style, with ornate birdhouse and tree-lined driveway.  [Identified by Zukowsky as probably the gardener’s house on the property of J. B. Danforth, Hastings (p. 40).]

                        x.         Wash drawing depicting train, river, sailboats "View from Manhattanville, (Jones Hotel – crossed out), cor. W. [illegible]"   [Identified by Zukowsky as view from Lawrence house, Manhattanville (p. 18).]

                        y.         very light pencil sketch, house in Italianate style.   [Identified by Zukowsky as Henry Coit’s villa, Hastings, p. 43.]           

                        z.         very light pencil sketch of house in gothic style with  peaked roof, two chimneys; also detail of veranda.  [Identified by Zukowsky as James C. Bowen’s house, Hastings, p. 36.] 

                        aa.        pencil sketch, "The Old Market Quebec."   [The page is detached.  Zukowsky, p. 81.]

                        bb.       pencil sketch & water color, appears to be railroad station, train, river view with sail and steamboats.  [Identified by Zukowsky as railroad station, Dobbs Ferry, p. 45.]

                        cc.        pencil sketch, "Breakneck Tunnel looking north."  [At Breakneck Point; Zukowsky, p. 57.]

                        dd.       pencil sketch, three-story residence with surrounding porch, "Moses H. Grinnell, l4th and 5th Avenue."  [Identified by Zukowsky as residence of Moses Hicks Grinnell, “Wolfert’s Dell,” north of Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, p. 47.]

                        ee.        pencil sketch, two-story house, pier, and train,  "From Cold Spring looking North."  [Zukowsky, p. 56; see also 78x316.50]                                

                        ee-a.     pencil sketch, three-story gothic house, multi-gabled roof, many chimneys.  Includes detail of part of house.  [Zukowsky not able to identify, but suggested it was near Hastings, p. 35]

                        ee-b.    pencil sketch of a large residence, "55 Clinton Place."  [Identified by Zukowsky as villa of Henry Coit, Hastings, p. 41.]

                        ff.        pencil sketch of a large residence, labeled Coit.  Has a flag flying from one tower.  [Henry Coit villa, Zukowsky, p. 42.] 

                        gg.       pencil sketch and water color of tree tops in fore-ground, river and sailboat, cliffs on opposite shore.  [Identified by Zukowsky as view of The Palisades from Hastings, p. 44.]

                        hh.       pencil sketch, "Tunnel at Breakneck looking south.” [Zukowsky, p. 58.]

                        ii.         pencil sketch, three-story residence, labeled “Inwood, Whiting,” overlooking river.  [Identified by Zukowsky as home of James R. Whiting, “Inwood,” in Kingsbridge, the Bronx, p. 20.]

                        jj.         pencil sketch with train in foreground, "Station House at Cold Spring."  [Zukowsky, p. 55.]

                        kk.       pencil sketch, railroad shed by curve in river, sailboat with two masts at dock.   [Zukowsky, p. 74.]

                        ll.         pencil sketch, Greek revival residence facing river, with sailing ships and sidewheel steamboat, picture labeled "R.H. Nevins."  [Identified by Zukowsky as “Riverside,” home of R. H. Nevins, The Bronx, p. 21.]

                        mm.     pencil and water color of Gothic chapel, with house in background.  [Identified by Zukowsky as St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Scarborough; the house in the background might be “Rosemont,” reputedly the home of Admiral John C. Worden, p. 52-53.]

                        nn.       pen and ink, water color, of railroad on causeway across inlet, sailboats and steamboat beyond.  [Identified by Zukowsky as view of the Spuyten Duyvil Creek from Spuyten Duyvil in the Bronx, p. 19; see also 78x316.50]

                        oo.       rough pencil sketch, railroad(?) bridge with a signal tower(?), "Across Peekskill Creek."  [Identified by Zukowsky as Annsville Creek, Peekskill, p. 54.]

                        pp.       pencil sketch, gothic style house, three-story, multi-peaked roof, in wooded area, overlooking river, labeled "Col. Webb."  A castle tops a distance hill.  [Identified by Zukowsky as “Pokahoe,” residence of James Watson Webb, North Tarrytown, with the castle in the background being “Rockwood,” residence of Edwin Bartlett, p. 50.]

                        qq.       pencil sketch, two-story carpenter gothic residence.  "Major Jos. Delafield's Lodge at Fieldstone Farm, Yonkers."  [Identified by Zukowsky as lodge of Joseph Delafield in Riverdale, the Bronx, p. 22.]

                        rr.        pencil sketch, residence in gothic style, labeled "Mr. Bettner."  Includes sketch of architectural detail; boats on river.   [Identified by Zukowsky as cottage of James E. Bettner, Riverdale, the Bronx, p. 23.; see also 78x316.51]

                        ss.        pencil sketch of shoreline and sailboat.  [Zukowsky, p. 75.]

                        tt.         Top drawing is pencil sketch of three-story residence labeled Flagg.  On bottom is watercolor of two-story house with porch, with village beyond and river in background.  [Top drawing identified by Zukowsky as house of Levi Flagg, Yonkers.  Zukowsky unable to identify the bottom drawing, but suggested it is of the Yonkers area, p. 27.]

                        uu.       wash drawings of two residences: upper one is a castle, with a train going past; lower house is labeled "R. E. Getty.”  It has a fountain in front of the house, and a view of the river below.  [Upper drawing has been identified by Zukowsky as Fonthill Castle, in Riverdale, the Bronx, which was built for the actor Edwin Forrest.  The lower drawing is the residence of Robert P. Getty, Yonkers; p. 25.]

                        vv.       pen and ink and watercolor of two residences: upper one is a castle; lower one is of a house with a cupola, located on a river; it includes a note about window placement.  [Upper drawing identified by Zukowsky as Fonthill Castle, the Bronx; lower drawing is unidentified, possibly in Riverdale, the Bronx, p. 24.]

                        ww.     pen & ink and pencil sketch labeled Watson, of large three-story house with porch on  second floor, river beyond; a gazebo is built around a tree on the right side of the picture.   [Identified by Zukowsky as “Fairview,” home of Edward Weston, Yonkers, p. 30.]                     

                        xx.       pencil sketch on top of page, pen & ink drawing below.   Top drawing is a rough sketch of the house in the bottom drawing, which is labeled "the Old Manor House at Yonkers, N.Y." [Identified by Zukowsky as Philipse Manor House, Yonkers, p. 28-29.]

                        yy.       pencil sketch of map of shoreline showing Sing Sing and Dr. Branduth(? Brandreth?).  "No.7" appears at top right corner.  [Identified by Zukowsky as map of Ossining area, p. 69.]

                        zz.        pencil sketch of large tree without foliage. "to be l2xl4 inches."  [Zukowsky suggest this could be Thomas W. Ludlow’s chestnut tree, Yonkers, p. 26.] 

                        No.6    pencil sketch appears to be map indicating location of residences and aqueduct from Com. Perry down to State Prison, labeled No. 6.  [Identified by Zukowsky as map of Scarborough and Ossining, p. 68.]  [This page is not lettered.]

                        aaa.      pen & ink sketches of two residences, both overlooking river with sailboats, and both include a stable.  Top house also includes a fountain and an arbor and is labeled Jennings.  Bottom house labeled Atwater.   [Identified by Zukowsky as home of Joseph H. Jennings and cottage of William H. Atwater, both in Yonkers, p. 31.]

                        bbb.     pencil sketch appears to be map of residences around Tarrytown, labeled no. 5.   [Identified by Zukowsky as map of Tarrytown and North Tarrytown, p. 67.]

                        ccc.      pen & ink & watercolor of two residences, top one is two story, labeled "Mr. T. Bolmer"; bottom one is three story, labeled "Gilman Dudley," "all the cornices dark."  [Identified by Zukowsky as “Evergreen Heights,” home of Manuel T. Bolmer, and home of Gilman Dudley, both in Yonkers, p. 33.]

                        ddd.    Smudged pencil sketch of a map indicating inlet (Spuyter Devil), homes with addresses, unknown town, labeled No. 1.   [Identified by Zukowsky as map of the Bronx, p. 63.]

                        eee.      pencil sketch, residence overlooking river,  labeled “Prospect Hall, country seat of Mr. W. Bolmer, Yonkers.”  [Identified by Zukowsky as “Prospect Hall,” home of William Bolmer, Yonkers, p. 32.]

                        fff.       penciled map, labeled no. 2, indicating streets & residences in unknown town.  [Identified by Zukowsky as map of Yonkers, p. 64.]

                        ggg.     penciled map, labeled no. 3, location unknown.  Top of page "Seymour home in evening except Mon. & Wed. on Saw Mill River Rd."  [Identified by Zukowsky as map of northern Yonkers, p. 65.]

                        hhh.     "Memoranda,"  "Tarrytown,"  "Hastings," about houses to be drawn in various locations.  [Zukowsky, p. 70.]

                        iii.        penciled map, labeled No. 4. "Bolmer" appears twice at top of page.  "Dearman" appears at bottom of page.  [Identified by Zukowsky as map of Northern Yonkers, Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Abbotsford, and Dearman’s Landing, p. 66.]

                        jjj.        Back cover: very faint penciled map.  [Identified by Zukowsky as map of upper Manhattan, p. 62.]



Folder 3: floral prints


                        78x316.1         Christmas Rose, no. 10(?), published by Raphael Tuck, artist: Bertha Maguire;

                        78x316.2         bird with nest in a flowering tree;

                        78x316.3         pink roses, name Mabel written in one corner;          

                        78x316.4         pink and white roses or apple blossoms;

                        78x316.5         autumn foliage (maple and oak leaves) with acorns;

                        78x316.6         pink and white roses or apple blossoms;

                        78x316.7         blue flowers;

                        78x316.8         bouquet of different colored flowers;

                        78x316.9-11    pink roses;

                        78x316.12       pink flowers; copyright 1877 by L. Prang & Co.;

                        78x316.13       bouquet of different colored flowers;

                        78x316.14       watercolor of autumn foliage (possibly Virginia creeper) and red berries; mat once attached to the watercolor had “original watercolor by Edwin Whitefield” crossed out;


Folder 4:          78x316.16       watercolor of “Lake George, about 18 miles below the Sault,” “Trip to the Sault, no. 7” [Minnesota?]   Includes a note about the steamboat “Louisiana” [seen in the picture] and a man who made raspberry jam.


Folder 5:          78x316.21       “Drawing Book,” printed by Cowan & Co. of London, with paper label reading “Views around Ottawa City, Chaudiere Falls, Trip to the Chats., Views on the Vieve River, Falls at Buckingham, Junction of the Gattineau & Ottawa, Quenston Suspension Bridge, Outlet of Niagara R., &c.,” although the book no longer contains all those drawings; the name E. Whitefield is written inside front cover, with addresses in Kingston and Toronto; .22-.31 are laid into this volume, but probably none were among the original sketches referred to in the label; 3 sheets of blank notebook paper also laid in.


                        78x316.22       rough pencil sketch of a lake or river;

                        78x316.23       rough pencil sketch of a river;

                        78x316.24       watercolor of a house;

                        78x316.25       pencil sketch of a house in Newburgh (on pink paper) [not captioned, but this house was Washington’s Headquarters];

                        78x316.26       pencil sketch of a lake or river with a note to add a “steamboat here” (on turquoise paper);

                        78x316.27       pencil sketch of house in Newburgh, south end of house in .25, with detail of door (on peach paper);

                        78x316.28       pencil sketch of the hood or canopy over a door;

                        78x316.29       rough pencil sketch of group of buildings labeled “Silver Mines at Newburyport,” with a sketch of leaves and berries in upper left corner;

                        78x316.30       pencil sketch of view from Mr. Watkins, Essex Center, Vermont, with notes about colors;

                        78x316.31       rough pencil sketch of “old house at Hyde Park, A Hollingsworth was born here….”          



Folder 6:          78x316.34       pencil sketch, 3 sheets glued together, labeled “from Mr. Theodore Nickerson’s, Mt. Ida”; locations of distant State House and Mt. Auburn are noted; another note says this has been identified as Troy, N.Y., in 1848, and was published in North American Cities and Scenery, no. 46;


Folder 7:          78x316.39       rough pencil sketch, “Plymouth, Mass., from R.R. depot,” [1850]


Folder 8:          78x316.41       pencil sketch, with some ink, “Lodersville, Pa., from Great Bend,” with a train speeding through this town on the Susquehanna;

                        On back: watercolor of “The Palisades after Sunset – on the Hudson,” with a sailboat on the river [1853]


Folder 9:          78x316.47       watercolor of “Loon Lake, Meeker County” [Minnesota], signed E. Whitefield [1857]


Folder 10:        78x316.54       watercolor of Mississippi River “from Hannibal, Mo., looking down,”

                        on back: travel notes about Hamilton, Cameron, Osborn, Stewartsville, and Easton [October 1859]


Folder 11:        78x316.55       pencil sketch of a landscape with castle(?) in background, travelers in middle ground, and trees and a stream in the foreground; signed and dated E. Whitefield, 1861


Folder 12:        78x316.64       photolithograph, “Looking up Concord River, from Fort Hill, Lowell” [Mass.], “entered according to the Act of Congress by E. Whitefield, in the office of the Librarian at Washington,” view shows river, two bridges (one with train on it), and distant hills [1875]


Folder 13:        78x316.87       watercolor of “The Holmes House, Cambridge [Massachusetts],”

                                                On back: watercolor of “Thorn(?) Place, Wakefield, 1715”


                        78x316.88       watercolor of an old house, with some details roughly sketched in pencil [1879]


Folder 14:        78x316.94       inside: wash drawing of a waterfall;

                        Outside: pencil sketch of an orchard (apple, crabapple, pear, and cherry trees), with location of hen’s yard and summer house, [Reading, Mass., 1880]


Folder 15:        78x316.99       pencil sketch with ocean, sailboats, and old stone walls by the ocean, dated Aug. 22, 1882;


                        78x316.100     pencil sketch of rocky shoreline, with small boats, a bath house, and a church;


                        78x316.101     pencil sketch of a shoreline, with woman on a bench in the lower right corner, and a distant village;


                        78x316.102     pencil sketch with ocean in background, cottages in middle ground, and a gazebo with a well pump in foreground;


Folder 16:        78x316.107     color print of four “Native Drawings of Santo Domingo Masks” [from Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico],  printed on very thin paper


Folder 17:        78x316.112     pencil sketch of the graves of David and Margaret Woodburn, maternal grandparents of Horace Greeley, Londonderry, N.H., with transcriptions of inscriptions on graves, [1886];


                        78x316.113     pencil sketch of a small cemetery


Folder 18:        78x316.115     rough pencil sketch of a log cabin, with man holding an axe, lake in background [Minnesota];


                        78x316.116     pencil sketch of Mike Cuming’s house, Second St., probably in St. Paul, with other notes about St. Paul [188-];


                        78x316.117     pencil sketch and wash drawing of a river scene, “from St. Cloud, Minn., looking towards Sauk Rapids,” with a village on one shore, and a wagon on a ferry crossing the river;


                        78x316.118     pencil sketch of river “at St. Paul, looking up”


                        78x316.119     one side: pencil sketch “looking up St. Paul’s Bay – a glorious view!” on other side: a pencil sketch of a lake or bay, with one large building (hotel?) and several smaller ones to one side; boats on water


Folder 19:        78x316.145     table of states, apparently in order by population, from 1790 to 1890


Folder 20:        78x316.146     lists of houses and places in Massachusetts on both sides of paper; on one side, all in the list have been finished; on the other side, “several of these not finished”; paper bears name of E. Whitefield and has his address on Tremont St., Boston.


Folder 21:        78x316.178     wash drawing of two Greenough houses fronting Adams St., no city given; but a note identifies the location as Qunicy, [Mass.], and the drawings are supposed to have been done in 1892.  Also in the drawing are barns, a well, trees, and fences.


Folder 22:        78x316.179     watercolor and pencil sketch of an unidentified town on an unidentified river.  Includes a steamboat.


Folder 23:        78x316.180     pencil sketch of an unidentified town, but undoubtedly Charlestown, Massachusetts, with a tall monument [Bunker Hill Monument], Tudor’s Wharf, and a hospital; view includes a sailing ship.


Folder 24:        78x316.182     wash drawing of a few houses, with river in background.


                        78x316.183     pencil sketch of a house reached by a bridge over a stream;


                        78x316.184     pencil sketch of a factory and another building, with a train going between the buildings;


                        78x316.185     pencil sketch of some houses, a church, and greenhouses in unknown town, with Washington, Marsh, and Spruce Streets, with notes as to placement of buildings and location of additional houses;


                        78x316.186     front: pencil sketch of a town; back: rough pencil sketch of a landscape with some buildings;


                        78x316.187     rough pencil sketch of a rocky stream, with notes about colors;


                        78x316.188     wash drawing of a building, perhaps a school                       


Folder 25:        78x316.195     pencil sketch of a street “in Quincy, Ill.,” with two churches


Folder 26:        [no number]     sketch book stamped on cover: T. W. & Co., Style 6985”; inside back cover is written name Mrs. Harmon Shobet[?], and an address for her.


                        78x316.196     pencil sketch of a round design, perhaps a design on antique pottery or metal work, with four deer, labeled p. 337, 4 inch diameter;


                        78x316.197     pencil sketch of a bridge over a stream, mountains in background, signed E. Whitefield [somewhat similar to .209 in Box 2];


                        78x316.198     pencil and wash sketch of a castle on a rocky hill overlooking a river with steam and sailboats, and with a hunter walking along a road;


                        78x316.199     pencil sketch of a European village, with a stone bridge in the foreground, signed E. Whitefield [see also .206, also in this folder];


                        78x316.200     pencil sketch of a rural church, with mountains in the background, signed Whitefield in reverse;


                        78x316.201     pencil sketch of a small house by a stream [very similar to .210 in Box 2];


                        78x316.202     pencil sketch of a waterfall, signed E. Whitefield [almost identical to .211 in Box 2];


                        78x316.203     four drawings on a folded piece of paper: pencil sketch of a house overlooking a body of water, with a sailboat; two perspective drawings, one of a post and the other of steps; perspective drawing of a room


                        78x316.204     three drawings on a folded piece of paper: perspective sketch of a town street, flanked by walls and buildings (smeared in the middle); pencil sketch of a round building overlooking a lake, on which there is a small sailboat; pencil sketch of a small castle overlooking a lake, on which there is a sailboat


                        78x316.205     two pencil sketches on a folded piece of paper: front: a church, with lines of perspective; back: a small church with lines of perspective


                        78x316.206     two pencil sketches on a folded piece of paper: town on a stream, with bridge in foreground [same view as .199, also in this folder]; books drawn with lines of perspective


                        78x316.207     photograph of a two story house, with a man, two women, and a dog sitting in the yard; also visible are a hammock, urns holding plants, seats made from branches, and trellises; several windows are shaded by awnings.  Perhaps a photo of Whitefield, his wife, and a daughter.


                        [no number]     a large envelope on which the name Whitefield is written several times, also bearing sketches of a horse head, doors, and a decorative item; other names are also written on the envelope


Folder 27:        78x316.221     newspaper article about the 275th anniversary of the First Church of Christ, Lynn, Mass., in The Sunday Herald (Boston), June 9, 1907


Folder 28:        78x316.50       colored drawing, mounted on board: house along river, with railroad and sailboats in middle and background; someone noted that this view is derived from the sketch “From Cold Spring, looking N,” found in sketchbook 67x724.2, page ee; the railroad and sailboats are derived from same sketchbook, pate nn


Folder 29:        78x316.51       colored drawing, mounted on board: house along river, with sailboats in background, horse and carriage pulling up to house; derived from the sketch “Mr. Bettner,” found in sketchbook 67x724.2, page rr;

                                    Note: drawing pulling away from board in several places, HANDLE WITH CARE


Box 5:


Folder 1:          binder for 65x724.1-.2, sketchbooks now in Box 4, folders 1-2


Folder 2:          78x316.18       pencil sketch of “View on the Hudson,” with a light house on a hill overlooking the river, sailboats and a few houses are also depicted, supposed to have been done in 1846


Folder 3:          78x316.20       mounted lithograph of “Townsend’s Furnace & Machine Shop, Albany,” [New York], “drawn from nature and on stone by E. Whitefield,” trade card on back of picture for Lawson Annesley’s Looking-Glass Manufactory, Albany; someone dated the lithograph to 1845


Folder 4:          78x316.45       chromolithograph of a river view, identified in pencil as “On the Upper Mississippi above Minneapolis, sketched from nature by E. Whitefield.  This is the first chromo ever made in the U.S.” [1856]


Folder 5:          78x316.67       photolithograph, “The Home of Whittier, Amesbury, Mass., 1876, from Powow Hill, drawn from nature by E. Whitefield,” view of Amesbury, its stream and lake, a hayfield, and with a group of people on a hill overlooking the town (trex no. 7977)


Folder 6:          78x316.69       watercolor of a town, identified on back as Hingham, Mass., with sailboats


Folder 7:          78x316.95       watercolor of “Round Lake, near Haverhill” [Massachusetts, 1881]


                        78x316.96       watercolor of “Spot Pond, 1881” [Reading, Mass.; another view of this pond is found in .74, in Box 1]


Folder 8:          78x316.171     watercolor of “Bluff near Catlin,” along the Mississippi River, signed E. Whitefield [1887]


                        78x316.172     watercolor labeled “from [cut off, name of town may be Whitefield], looking East,” signed E. Whitefield, with a canoe or small boat on the river or lake, [1887]




Map Case 2:


acc. 72x308:    Lithograph: “View of Boston in 1848, from East Boston,” from a drawing by E. Whitefield, C. Burton, delt., originally published by Whitefield & Smith, this copy copyright 1971 by Goodspeed’s Book Shop, printed by Meriden Gravure Co.  (trex 3934) [folder also holds Ph 1251, view of Wilmington, Del.]


acc. 78x316.63            photolithograph: “View of Portsmouth, N.H., on July 4th, 1873, from the head of Mt. Vernon Street, looking across the South Mill Pond,” drawn from nature by E. Whitefield, copyright 1873


acc. 78x316.65            photolithograph: “View of Malden, Mass., Charlestown, Boston, Somerville, &c., in the distance,” copyright 1875 by Whitefield


acc. 78x316.68            photolithograph, unidentified town, possibly Lowell, Mass. (there are many mills along the river), copyright by Whitefield in 1876


Ph1251            black and white copy of “View of Wilmington, Del., from the Newport Road,” copyrighted by Edwin Whitefield, year illegible

[in folder with acc. 72x308: “View of Boston in 1848”]



On microfilm:


Mic. 1623       sketchbooks and journals of a trip along the Mississippi River (acc. 67x1.1-.2)


Mic. 2948       Whitefield letters, diaries, and papers at the Minnesota Historical Society. 

                        Its description of the collection:

Letters, diaries, articles, and miscellany of Edwin Whitefield, a Minnesota artist and townsite promoter, and of his son Wilfred, also an artist.

Included are Edwin’s articles (1856-1858) about Minnesota and present-day Kandiyohi County, accompanied by a few drawings and advertising items; an essay (ca. 1857) and diary (1859) by Wilfred describing life in Minnesota’s Sauk River Valley; and Wilfred’s diary, letters, and related materials documenting his service with Henry H. Sibley’s expedition (1863) against the Dakota Indians. The diary consists primarily of pencil sketches, with some explanatory text, depicting soldiers, camp life, battles, towns, and the landscape in Minnesota and Dakota Territory.

A more detailed description of these items is available on the microfilm reel.  The Minnesota Historical Society also has a finding aid to the collection available through its library catalog, which is available through its web site.

Index to sketches, prints, and some notes in acc. 78x316:

[Note: sketches of unknown places are not included in this index]:


Abbott house (Concord)  .98

Adams house (Quincy)   .77, .79

Aira Force, Cumbria, Eng.   .91

Albany, Ill.   .48

Albany, N.Y.   .20

Alden house (Duxbury)   .74

Alden house (Kingston)  .161

Allegany City  .35

Allegany Mountains   .35

Allen house (Northampton, Mass.)  .92

Allerton house (Kingston)  .91, .159

Alma, Wisc.  .48, .142

Amesbury, Mass.   .90

Amory house (Exeter)    .98

Ann Arbor, Mich.  .44

Anthony’s Nose, Hudson River   .19

Artichoke River (Mass.)  .147

Aspinwall house (Brookline, Mass.)  .71

Atkinson.   .98

Austin house (Sheffield)   .92


Baker, Edmund J.   .70

Balch, Thomas – house (Norwood)   .114

Batchelder, Mary – house (Hampton, N.H.)   .98 (two sketches)

Bates house (Cohasset)   .114

Bell, Gov. - house (Exeter)   .98

[Bettner]    .50

Beverly Farms [Mass.?]   .38

Bickford, Mrs. - house (Exeter)   .98

Black Horse Tavern (Winchester)   .114

Blaisdell, Samuel – house (Gilford)    .98

Blodget, Samuel – house (Manchester)   .98

Boardman house (Saugus)   .82

Boston, Mass.  91, .308, and possibly .181

Boston meeting house   .75

Bowen, Jno. W. – house (Lee, Mass.)  .92

Boynton house (Laconia)   .98

Bradbury house (Laconia)   .98

Bradley, Jared – house (Lee, Mass.)   .92

Bradley Fertilizer Co. (North Weymouth, Mass.)   .91

Bray   .98

Brookline, Mass.  .90

Brown house (Watertown)  .83, .92, .98

Brownsville, Minn.  .48

Buckminster   .98

Burton house (Plymouth)   .160

Bush   .92

Bushkill Falls, Penn.   .37


Canada   .43

Candie house (Sheffield)   .92

Canterbury, N.H.   .98

Capen house (dry goods store, Boston)  .165

Cass house (Exeter)   .98

Castle Rock  .141

Castles rock formation, Lake Superior  .56

Catlin (on Mississippi River)   .171

Chafin, Sumner – house (Chicopee, Mass.)

Chapel in the Pictured Rocks, Lake Superior   .56

Chaudiere Falls, Ottawa   .42

Chester, N.H.    .98

Chocorua Mountain, N.H.   .62

Cincinnati, Ohio  .57

Clark, Satchel – house (Sanbornton)   .98

Clayton City, Iowa   .48

Clinton, Iowa  .48

Clough house (Canterbury)   .98

Clough-Vernon house (Boston)  .163

Cobb house (Kingston)   .91, .159

Cohasset, Mass.   .114

Cohoes Falls, N.Y.   .17

Colby-Leavitt house (Sanbornton)   .98

Colcord house (Exeter)   .98

Concord River, Mass.  .64

Cragin house (Norwood)    .114

Cuming, Mike – house (St. Paul?)   .116

Cushing   .91 (Nichols-Cushing house), .114

Cushman, Elder – spring (Kingston, Mass.)   .74

Cutler house (Woburn)   .84, .84a

Cutts   .98


Dalton, Mass.  .92

Darling house (Exeter)   .98

Danforth house (Billerica)  .91

Danvers, Mass.   .38

Dearborn – see Folsom-Dearborn

Dennott    .98

Derby house (Hingham)   .114

DeSoto, Wisc.  .121

Dickinson    .92

Dodge house (Exeter)   .98

Doe house   .98

Dresbach City, Minn.  .48

Dubuque, Iowa   .48, .125-.126, .135, .136

Dustin   .98

Dwight house (Great Barrington)  .92


Eagle Point  .123, .134

East Hampton, Mass.  .92

Eastman-Hoyt house (Concord)   .98

Edwards house  .92

Embury, Emma C.   .15

Emery house (Exeter)    .98

Episcopal Church of Our Savior   .90

Epps house (Nashua, N.H.)   .98

Everett house (Norwood)     .114

Exeter, N.H.   .97

Exeter Academy  .98


Fairy Lake, Minn.  .49

Faneuil mansion (Boston)  .158

Fernold   .98

Fisk   .98

Fisk house (Waltham)   .114

Folsom-Dearborn house (Exeter)    .98

Fountain City  .140

Fountain Park, Penn.   .32

Franklin   .98

Fuller   .114

Fulton City, Iowa  .48


Galena, Ill.   .48

Garrison   .98

Gay house (Hingham)   .114

Gerrish, Joseph – house (Canterbury)   .98

Gilman, Daniel - house (Exeter)   .98

Gilmanton Academy   .98

Glen Haven, Wis.   .48

Goodwin, Chas.   .35

Gordon house (Exeter)   .98, .164

Gott house  .114

Greeley, Horace  .112, .113, .168 (birthplace, Amherst, N.H.)

Greenfield, Mass.  .92

Greenough houses (Quincy, Mass.)  .178

Guilford, N.H.   .98

Guttenburg, Iowa   .48


Hackett-Peabody house (Exeter)   .98

Hale, John P. – birthplace (Rochester)  .114

Hall house (Manchester)  .98

Ham   .98

Hamilton, Ohio  .57

Hammond house (Newton)   .81  .80

Hancock, John (house, Boston)  .76

Hart  .98

Haskett   .98

Hawthorne, Nathaniel   .91

Hingham, Mass.  .70, .69

Hinsdale, Mass.  .92

Holmes house (Cambridge)   .87

Holt house (Andover)   .90

Housatonic River   .92

House, Edward – porch (Lee, Mass.?)   .92

Hoyt (Eastman-Hoyt house)   .98

Hudson river   .18

Hull   .114

Humphrey house (Swampscott, Mass.)   .72

Hunt   .98

Hyde Park, N.Y.   .31


Illinois travel journal  .52

Isle Royale, Lake Superior   .56

Ingersoll house (Great Barrington)  .92

Ingersoll house (Westfield)  .92

Iron Works House (Saugus)   .73


Jackson   .98

Jangrin   .98

Jeffery   .98

Jewett, Jacob – house (Laconia)   .98

Johnstown [Penn.]  .35

Jones, Cushing Sally – house (Hull)   .114


Kalamazoo, Mich.  .44

King, Samuel – house (now Mrs. Tilton’s) (Exeter)   .98

Kingsley house (Northampton, Mass.)  .92

Kingston, Mass.  .74

Kittery, Maine   .114

Kittridge (or Kittredge) house (Newmarket, N.H.)  .114


La Crosse, Wis.  .48

Lackawanna River falls   .33

Laconia   .98

Ladd house (Exeter)   .98

Lake George [Minn.?]   .16

Lake Superior   .56

Lansing [Iowa?]   .139

Lear   .98

Leavitt house (Exeter)   .98

Leavitt (Colby-Leavitt house)  .98

Lee, Mass.  .92

Lincoln, Gen. – house (West Hingham)  .114

Lincoln, Perez - house (Hingham)   .114 (two sketches)

Lodersville, Penn.  .41

Lodore falls, Cumbria, Eng.   .91

Longfellow house (Cambridge)   .153, .170

Loon Lake (Meeker County, Minn.)  .47

Lovering house (Exeter)   .98

Lovewell house (Nashua, N.H.)   .98

Lowell, Mass.  .35, possibly .68

Lyons, Iowa  .48


Maiden’s Rock  .122, .137

Maine sketchbook   .98

Malden, Mass.  .65

Mason   .98

Massachusetts sketch books and notes  .74, 90-.92, .114

May   .114

Mc[blank], John house (Rochester, N.H.)  .114

McMakin   .32

Michigan travel and sketch book  .44

Minnehaha Falls  .46

Minnesota Land Agency  .46

Minot house (Dorchester)  .167

Mississippi River   .45, .54, .120-.143,

Missouri travel journal  .53

Mitchell   .98

Montague   .92

Moffat   .98

Moulton   .98

Mount Houghton, Lake Superior  .56

Mt. Prospect  .33

Mount Washington   .92

Mystic Pond   .110

Mystic Lake   .90


New Hampshire travel journal, sketch book   .92, .98, .114

Newburgh, N.Y.  .25, .27

Newburyport [Mass.?]   .29 

Nichols-Cushing house (Cohasset)   .91

Nims   .92

North Adams, Mass.   .93

North Conway, N.H.  .61

Northampton, Mass.   .92

Nourse   .98

Noyes-Parker house (Newbury)  .90


Oak Hill Cemetery   .33

Ocean Mills  .150, .151

Odiorne house (now Mrs. Bickford’s) (Exeter)    .98

Odlin   .98

Old North Church   .77

Old South Church   .77, .90

Onion house (Dedham)   .114

Osgood porch and windows (Cohasset)   .114

Ottawa   .42, .58, .21


Palisades, Hudson River   .41

Parker   .90

Patten   .98

Peabody   .98

Peak house (Medfield)   .91

Pepperell   .98

Perez Lincoln house (Hingham)   .114

Perkins house (Dover)    .114

Perry, Mr. – window  .92, .98

Phillips Academy   .98

Pickering house (Salem, Mass.)  .91, .98

Pigeon Cove   .114

Pillsbury house (Newburyport)   .156

Pittsburgh, Penn.  .35

Pittsburgh Novelty Works

Plymouth, Mass.  .39

Portsmouth, N.H.   .59, .60, .63, .114

Post office (Great Barrington)   .92

pottery sketches  .103-.105

Prairie du Chien  .124, .127-.128, .131-.133

Prentice   .114

Purcell   .98


Quincy, Ill.  .195

Quincy, Mass.  .91

Quincy, [Wisc.?]  .48


Ragged Mountain, N.H.  .62

Remick   .98

Richmond, Minn.  .48

Rogers   .98

Rollins   .98

Root’s(?) Tavern (Great Barrington)   .92

Round Lake (Haverhill, Mass.)   .95

Rowland house (Exeter)    .98

Royall house (Medford)   .114

Rumford house (Concord)  .98

Rumford house (Woburn)  .81


Sabula, Iowa  .48

Saco, Maine   .36

St. Botolph’s Church (Boston, Eng.)   .217-.218

St. Cloud, Minn.  .117

St. Paul, Minn.  .118

St. Paul’s Bay  .119

Salem church   .114

Sampson house (Westfield)  .92

Satchel Clark – see under Clark

Sauk River, Minn.   .49

Savannah, Ill.  .48

Scituate grist mill  .91

Sheafe house   .90

Smead, Wm., house (Deerfield, Mass.)   .92

Sparhawk   .98

Spot Pond  (Reading, Mass.)  .74, .96

Squantum, Mass.  .114

Stark hosue (Manchester)  .98

Stearns – doorway  .114

Stockbridge, Mass.  .92

Stoodley   .98

Stuart, Gilbert - birthplace   .157

Sutton house (Ipswich)   .78, .114, .155


Tappan   .114

Thames River, Conn.  .109

Thoreau house (Boston)  .169

Thorne(?) place (Wakefield)  .87

Tilton   .98

Tingley Castle (or Tower)  .111

Townsend’s Furnace & Machine Shop (Albany, N.Y.)  .20

Trap Rock River Fall   .56

Treadwell   .98

Trempeleau, Wisc.   .48

Troy, N.Y.   .34

Tucker house (Marblehead)  .166


Underwood   .98


Vaughn   .98

Vermont travel journal   .92

Victory  .138

Vose, Daniel (Capt.) house (Milton)    .90   


Wabasha, Minn.   .48

Wacanga Lake, Minn.   .40

Wadley house (Exeter)    .98

Waitt house (Malden)  .162

Wakefield Pond (Reading?)   .74

Walker house (Concord)   .98

Warner   .98

Warren, General   .91

Warren, Ill.   .44

Wayside Inn  .114

Webster, Ebenezer – house (Franklin)   .98

Welles mansion (Dorchester, Mass.)  .70

Wellington-Stearns house (Waltham)   .114

Wentworth   .98

Weymouth Great Hill   .91

Whipple   .98

Whitefield, Geo.    .98

Whitefield, Minn.   .40, .172 (possibly)

Whiting house (Great Barrington?)  .92

Whitman-Hunt house (Hull)   .114

Whittier house (Amesbury, Mass.)   .67

Whittier, John Greenleaf   .91

Whittington house (Cohasset)   .91

Winona  .129

Winstead, Conn.  .108

Winthrop house (Ipswich)   .154, .154a

Woodburn, David and Margaret – graves   .112

Woodward, Samuel – birthplace (South Scituate)   .114

Wright’s Tavern (Concord, Mass.)   .66