Stauffer, David M. Two volumes of original artwork by an ensign on the U.S.S. Alexandria
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07713
Author/Creator: Stauffer, David M.
Place Written: [various places]
Pagination: 2 v. + 21 items
Summary of Content: Volume I: ”Louisiana Sketches, 1864...U.S.S. Alexandria, Lower Mississippi Fleet.” 66 p. Includes architectural drawings and nomenclature of naval guns, carriages, and artillery shells; sketches of naval ships; African Americans in Louisiana; flags of vessels and transports; flags for various boat maneuvers; and naval shoulder straps. Includes eleven pages of text containing detailed descriptions of routines at sea, gun exercises, and various notes., , Volume II: ”Sketchings, 1866. D.M. Stauffer, Lancaster City, Penna.” 47 p. Consists of ink and watercolor sketches depicting people (including African Americans in Louisiana), landscapes, coats of arms, and architectural and topographical subjects. , , Additional materials, arranged in the order in which they were removed from the volumes:, 1. Stauffer, D.M. ALS: ”Back Woods,” to Jacob Stauffer. 25 July 1858. 1 p. + addr., 2. [Stauffer, D.M.] Sk: [s.l.] [n.d.] Sketches of curled banners on small scrap of paper. 2 p., 3. [?] [s.l.] [n.d.] Clipping with samples of Old English typefaces. 1 p., 4. S.H. Zahm & Co. D: Lancaster, Penn. 8 September 1883. Receipt made out to Stauffer. 1 p., 5. [Stauffer, D.M.] [s.l.] [n.d.] Decorative cut-out on cardstock., 6. [Stauffer, D.M.] [s.l.] [n.d.] Cut-out shield with arm and raised glass., 7. Rath[?], S.S. L: Lancaster, [Penn.], to John S. Witmer. 21 December 1877. Copied extract of a letter. 1 p., 8. Maison Basset. Pr: Paris. [n.d.] Prints of the sacred heart and Saint Rose mounted on paper doilies. 2 items., 9. [Stauffer, D.M.] Sk: [s.l.] [n.d.] Pen and ink sketch of an embellished letter ”N” or ”Z.”, 10. [Stauffer, D.M.] Sk: [s.l.] 20 April 1870. Diagram of a cast iron continuous sill, with unrelated pencil notes on verso re: arms and crest. (Arms meet the description of item #6.), 11. [Stauffer, D.M.] Sk: [s.l.] [n.d.] Sketches of various coats of arms. 4 p., 12. Peterson’s Magazine. Frontispiece from 1863 issue. With sketch of a woman brushing her teeth [by Stauffer?] on verso., 13. Stauffer, D.M. Sk: Berne, Switzerland. [n.d.] Sketch of arms in ink (similar to item #6). 14. [Stauffer, D.M.] Sk: [s.l.] [n.d.] Tracing of an engraved portrait of George Washington., 15. [Stauffer, D.M.] Sk: Manheim, [Penn.] [n.d.] Extract from a sketchbook, including watercolors of the Lutheran Church at Manheim, a human skull and portraits of various men. 6 p., 16. [Stauffer, D.M.] Sk: [s.l.] [n.d.] Card with sketches of embellished letters and birds. , 17. [Stauffer, D.M.] [s.l.] [n.d.] Cut-out of a rectangular figure., 18. [Stauffer, D.M.] [s.l.] [n.d.] Cut-out of a decorative figure with curved edges., , Bound manuscript housed in Primary: Range 3B, Shelf 1-2.
Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877
Keywords/Subjects: Civil War;, Military History;, Union Forces;, Navy;, Art, Music, Theater, and Film;, Architecture;, Artillery;, African American History;, Military Uniforms;, Soldier’s Diary;, Religion;
Sub Era: The American Civil WarOrder Image