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; assorted manuscript sketchbooks and 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. 1876); pencil sketches, many of which are rough, of city scenes; pen and ink sketches; drawings of houses; and newspaper clippings of articles he wrote and/or illustrated
Consists primarily of drawings, ranging from rough pencil sketches to finished paintings, done by students at Nazareth Hall between 1794 and 1828. Most of the drawings are signed and dated. A variety of subjects are represented in a series of 173 works of students, possibly in Andrew Benade's classes, and a scrapbook of student illustrations compiled by an unidentified teacher of the school. Also featured are a group of fifteen architectural drawings done in pen-and-ink, many of which are finished in color. An examination book with specimens of writing in English and German, drawing, and geometry for the Atumnal Examination in 1793 is also included
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.
Consists of nearly 100 pencil drawings and pen sketches. The majority are dated and have captions with identifying information. The sketches are of people, buildings, and cities, including scenes from Reed St., N.Y., Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, Va., New Orleans, several locales on the Mississippi River, and Ohio. Also depicted are a portrait of a black man, a black servant with a child and broom in her hand, a chaisse with a driver, a meeting on the Fourth of July, and the layout of Park Theater
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