Consists of seven sketchbooks in watercolor, pencil, and pen and ink kept by Krimmel between 1809 and 1821. The chronology of dates within a book reveals that Krimmel generally used pages in a sequential order, and that the surviving sketchbooks are only part of those once in existence. Many of the drawings are signed. The first volume has 44 pages and includes mountain, river, and wooded landscape sketches; country scenes; harbor and port scenes; sketches of a town by a river, a boat on a river, and a ferry carrying animals; depictions of children; and figural and animal sketches. Dated examples are from 1813 and 1815
Contains poetry copied by Mary Eliza Bachman as well as writings and drawings from friends. Poems include such titles as "Eliza's Search after Happiness," "Friendship," "What is Charity," "The First Kiss of Love," and "Tomb of a Woman." The volume features several pencil sketches and watercolors of note, including a sketch of Maria done by JCC, a castle, a windmill by W.H.W., and a watercolor of a thrush. George Lehman and Edward A. Leitner, assistants to John James Audubon, both contributed to the volume. Lehman painted a watercolor of Charleston that featured Castle Pinckney, a local landmark. Leitner drew a European village scene. Finally, there is a watercolor of a Carolina wren dated Oct. 15, 1833. It has been alternatively attributed to John James and John Woodhouse Audubon -- The album itself was published by David Felt, Stationer's Hall. It has an engraving of a girl sitting in a garden on the title page
The sketchbook contains twenty pages of watercolors and a few pencil sketches done by an anonymous artist. One of the illustrations, "Eclipse of Sun," is dated August 7, 1869. A pencil sketch showing two houses is dated August 12, 1873. The watercolors feature such things as a "hazy morning," scenes with trees and animals, ships sailing, sunrises, sunsets, and a factory with smoke coming out of its chimney set on a body of water. Although the volume was found in Maine, it has a stationer's label from W. Schaus, 749 Broadway, New York City
Consists of approximately 375 samples in proof form of Ferguson's work. Many have been neatly pasted in, while quite a few others are laid in loose towards the back of the volume. The subjects of the wood engravings are quite varied. Among the items portrayed are buildings, both residential and commercial; agricultural implements, including reapers and mowers; a bookplate for Filyp Pietersen Schuyler; Civil War battle scenes; named pleasure boats; stoves made by D.G. Littlefield, S.B. McCoy, J.F. Rathbone, and Fuller, Warren, and Company; scientific and natural history illustrations, including fossils, skeleton, shells, and animals; the masthead of the "Semi-Weekly Saratoga"; machines and industrial equipment; and miscellaneous objects such as ice skates, pianos, decorative designs, a staircase, and a variety of lettering
Contains 37 leaves of pencil drawings with two drawings executed in black ink. Many of the depictions are portraits, some quite satiric in nature; one is of Guiteau, Garfield's assassin. There are also sailing vessels, river scenes, a pencil rendering of "Base Ball @ Greeley's," dwellings, some butterflies on a page labeled "Day Dreams," a locomotive and train, a sketch labeled "capt. of the Guard in 'Evangeline," and some soldiers. Several of the pages are dated 1880, 1881, and 1884. One page gives Chambers address as 126 Fort Greene Lane, Brooklyn, N.Y.