Folder 1 Unknown artist. From the Bridge; Pencil. (4 ½ x 7 ¼ in) (11 x 18 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 5] Enlarge
Landscape view of a lake; on the horizon is a church and other buildings; hills are in the background. In the foreground is a lake beach scene with rocks and dying trees to the left. In the middle of the water is a well-forested island. Note: item found in Lexington: with other fugitive poems by Prosper Montgomery Wetmore. New York: G.C. & H. Carvill, 1830.
Folder 2 Scott, John White Allen (1815-1907). S. Braintree Mass; Pencil. (3 ¾ x 6 ½ in) (9 ½ x 16 ½ cm). October 24, 1884. [Old number: P 25] Enlarge *Note very light*
Rough pencil sketch of a landscape view from a hill overlooking a town. In the foreground are rocks and grass, in background a town with a steepled building. Several groves of trees are to the left and the right. Manuscript note on back says: South Braintree map Oct. 24 ’87 J.W.A.S. Note on file says: John White Allen Scott was a painter, lithographer and engraver from Boston.
Folder 3 Scott, John White Allen (1815-1907). Mor’g Hunter Round Top Mt; Pencil. (4 ¾ x 7 ¾ in) (12 x 19 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 26] Enlarge *Note very light*
A landscape view of a river running through a heavily forested area. To the left is a house partially covered by trees alongside a single tall tree. Two people are on the bank of a river, one standing holding a pole, the other sitting next to the first. Crossing the river near the house is a bridge. In the background is a mountain; faint clouds in the sky are annotated with numbers and letters.
Folder 4 Scott, John White Allen (1815-1907). Mount Chocorua; Pencil. (6 ½ x 9 in) (16 x 23 cm). August 70. [Old number: P 27] Enlarge *Note very light*
Faint pencil drawing of a mountainous landscape; mountain peak is in the center. In the foreground are rows of heavily forested plains and a rocky ledge to the left.
Folder 5 Scott, John White Allen (1815-1907). Plainfield N.J.; Pencil. (4 1/8 x 6 5/8 in) (10 ½ x 17 cm). ca. 1887. [Old number: P 28] Enlarge *Note very light*
Image of a house set against a backdrop of an elevating forest to the left; an additional house is surrounded by trees in the center. In the foreground is a short waterfall lined with trees and rocks. Signature in bottom left corner reads: “JWAS.” Manuscript notation at bottom to the right reads: “Red Earth.” Additional manuscript note to the left is illegible.
Folder 6 Scott, John White Allen (1815-1907). Mount [illegible] Troy; Pencil. (4 7/8 x 8 ¾ in) (12 ½ x 22 cm). ca. 1887. [Old number: P 29] Enlarge *Note very light*
Landscape view of a town with numerous buildings set in a valley. A mountainous range is in background along the horizon. A church with steeple is built along the side of a hill; numerous rocks and trees are in the foreground with several hills and a river running through. Text at bottom may read “Mountains over Troy.”
Folder 7 Unknown artist. [Look round ye world you’ll seldom…]; Pencil. (4 x 3 ½ in) (10 ½ x 9 cm). No date. [Old number: P 36] Enlarge
Caricature image of two faces. Face to the left has large nose with warts and elongated chin; he is wearing a shirt with buttons. Face on the right has open mouth exposing only two teeth, his eyes are small and narrow and he too has warts on his nose; both faces have hair on their chin. Text at bottom reads “Look round ye world you’ll seldom [text torn] Folks wth such faces as we three” Image displays various use of light and dark pencil. Third face is somewhat conjectural in the middle. Border and text is in ink. Note: image is heavily torn in the lower left and the upper right; part of the image is therefore mutilated.
Folder 8 Treadwell, Lucy Elizabeth Rogers (1826-). Ancient House in Medfield; Pencil with Ink and Ink Wash. (3 7/8 x 4 ½ in) (10 x 11 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 41] Enlarge
Image of a salt-box style home with a highly-pitched roof. The home is three stories with a left-justified front door. To the left of the home is a curving stone wall; behind the wall are two trees. A large tree appears to the right side of the house. Vines grow along the front and left side of the home. A road in front of the house bends around it; behind the bend is a barn building and an additional stone wall. Trees are done in ink. Note: There are two holes poked in the left hand side of the paper. Note: Lucy E[lizabeth] R[ogers] Treadwell married Samuel Woodward in Worcester in 1852.
Folder 9 Treadwell, Lucy Elizabeth Rogers (1826-) [possibly?]. [Image of a House next to a pond]; Pencil. (4 1/8 x 5 ¼ in) (10 ½ x 13 cm). No date. [Old number: P 42] Enlarge
Landscape scene of a colonial style house to the right of a pond. To the left of the house are trees and a railing. In the pond are several reeds. Vines grow on the front and left side of the house; trees grow behind the house. It appears as though several small toy boats are docked in the pond. Note: There are two holes poked in the left hand side of the paper.
Folder 10 [Etta?]. [Image of a man fishing]; Pencil. (4 5/8 x 6 5/8 in) (11 ½ x 17 cm). 1845. [Old number: P 43] Enlarge
Image of a man sitting in the shade of a tree on a rock ledge fishing into a body of water. In the background to the right is an additional rock ledge with a small building atop. The man is wearing a large brimmed hat and long sleeved shirt; beside him is a handled pail. Note: There are two holes poked in the left hand side of the paper.
Folder 11 Unknown artist. [Image of a ship tied to a dock]; Pencil. (3 1/8 x 4 1/8 in) (7 ½ x 10 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 45] Enlarge
Image of a medium-sized ship tied to a dock. The ship has one mast at the bow with no sail and a half second floor with a railing atop. A reflection of the ship is in the water; in the foreground is a portion of a beach. What appears to be a large rudder protrudes off the stern. Manuscript note in bottom left hand corner appears to read: “sick to-day.” Manuscript notation on the right is illegible.
Folder 12 Treadwell, Lucy Elizabeth Rogers (1826-). Parrot. No. 1.; Pencil with Ink wash. (3 x 3 ½ in) (7 ½ x 9 cm). No date. [Old number: P 46] Enlarge
Image of a parrot holding onto a tree limb with one of its wings; the other wing is elongated underneath him, in his legs appears to be leaves and berries which he puts into his mouth. The manuscript notes “Parrot” and “No. 1” have decorative flourishes underneath. Some of the bird is illustrated with an ink wash. Note: There are two holes poked in the left hand side of the paper.
Folder 13 Treadwell, Lucy Elizabeth Rogers (1826-). [Image of Two Doves. No. 3.]; Pencil with Ink wash. (2 ¾ x 3 in) (7 x 7 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 47] Enlarge
Image of two doves drinking out of a fountain; one is on each side. Water spray, or perhaps columns, protrudes out of the fountain in two geysers. The fountain is decorated with an ivy branch on the front and has a heavily inked black base. Note: There are two holes poked in the left hand side of the paper. The ground appears to be done with an ink wash.
Folder 14 Unknown artist. [Image of a church and graveyard]; Pencil. (3 5/8 x 4 7/8 in) (9 x 12 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 48] Enlarge
Image of a graveyard in the foreground with what appears to be a newly dug grave; a shovel is cast aside. A path leads up a small hill dotted with several other gravestones; the graveyard is fenced. At the top of the hill is a church with steeple. A large tree grows to the left of the church.
Folder 15 Unknown artist. [Image of a small building and fence]; Pencil. (3 3/8 x 5 ¾ in) (8 ½ x 14 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 49] Enlarge
Image of a single story building with a large window facing the left hand side. In the front, two stairs lead up to a projected, highly decorative entryway. Floral items grow around the exterior of the front. A chimney with two stacks protrudes from the top left hand side. The roof is compiled of what appears to be clay curved shingles. A person walks along a footpath to the left; a shorter building is attached to the main one. Along the right hand side of the building is a fence; behind are several trees. Manuscript notation in upper right corner says: “936/15 [cents].”
Folder 16 Atwater, Lyman Wetmore (1835-1891). Moira; Pencil. (5 x 6 in) (12 ½ x 15 cm). Aug. 59. [Old number: P 51] Enlarge
Landscape image of a thick grove of trees lined with a criss-crossing fence made from long planks of wood. On the path leading up from the woods is a cart pulled by two reined horses. Atop the cart are several large bales of hay with two men in hats. A bird is perched on the fence and another flies around. Signed “L.W.A” in the bottom left hand corner. White chalk highlights several areas of the fence and cart. Manuscript notes on the back read: “original pencil sketch by L.W. Atwater who drew on stone for the Endicott firm.” From the Charles Henry Taylor Collection. Note: residue on back in four corners, perhaps from mounting the sketch into scrapbook.
Folder 17 [Endicott, Francis. (1832-).] [Image of bust portrait of an unidentified woman]; Pencil. Image on an oval paper. (6 5/8 x 5 7/8 in) (17 x 14 ½ cm). Apr. 1859. [Old number: P 52] Enlarge
Bust portrait featuring the head and neck of a woman looking right; she has a full face. Her eyes are closed; her hair is pinned back. Manuscript notes on the back read: [original pencil sketch] F. [Francis?] Endicott [illegible] Apr 1859. There are also several light pencil drawings of circular items and lines. Note: the image is on an oval piece of paper. From the Charles Henry Taylor Collection.
Folder 18 Crehan, Charles G. (1829-1891). [Image of a dog]; Pencil. (3 7/8 x 4 3/8 in) (10 x 11 cm). No date. [Old number: P 53] Enlarge
Profile of the head and neck of a dog looking left. The dog has a large nose, short ears; he looks contented. White highlights dot his forehead and under his eye. Manuscript notation on back reads: “original pencil sketch by C.G. Crehan, who drew on stone for the Endicott firm” Note: image is drawn on light blue/green paper. From the Charles Henry Taylor Collection.
Folder 19 Rosenthal, Max. (1833-1918). Miles Cooper; Pencil. Tracing paper: (5 ½ x 3 7/8 in) (14 x 9 ½ cm). Cardstock: (6 x 3 7/8 in) (15 x 9 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 64] Enlarge
Bust portrait of man looking right with his head turned slightly towards the viewer. He is wearing a robe with collar. His hair is longer around his ears; possibly he is wearing a wig. Note: image is on tracing paper and mounted on cardstock. Manuscript on the bottom of the mounted cardstock reads: “first president of Columbia College”
Folder 20 [Cauffman, Emily?]. Mrs. Malony; Pencil. (5 1/8 x 4 in) (13 x 10 cm). No date. [Old number: P 65] Enlarge
Profile portrait from the waist of a woman looking left. She is wearing a dress with additional bodice underneath, a ribboned cap and extended sleeves. Image is lightly highlighted with white on the brim of her hat and pink around her face; she has dark colored hair. Manuscript notation on back reads: “Mrs Malony who bequeathed me $200 - ” and then in separate hand “Emily Cauffman”
Folder 21 Treadwell, Lucy Elizabeth Rogers (1826-). Cadets Monument at West Point; Pencil. (6 ½ x 5 ¾ in) (16 ½ x 14 ½ cm). 1845. [Old number: P 78] Enlarge
Image of a monument on a brick base. The monument has a circular column-like middle and at the top several arranged items. One of the items is an open book, some are indistinguishable and four of them are the hilts of flagpoles with silks. At the top are several more circular shapes. Note: There are two holes poked in the left hand side of the paper.
Folder 22 Unknown artist. [Image of a woman and a vase]; Pencil. (7 x 4 ¼ in) (17 ½ x 10 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 80] Enlarge
Waist length portrait of a woman holding a vase. She is facing the viewer with her hand on the neck of a vase; coming out of the vase is a long stemmed single flower. The woman’s lips are full; her dark hair is pinned at the name of her neck. Draped over her back and arm is a shawl. The portrait looks as though it is a study of an 18th century painting however, source and artist of the painting is unknown. Note: image is on goldenrod watermarked paper. Manuscript notation at bottom reads: “Owned by Mrs. Frederick Kendall – Boston.”
Folder 23 Unknown artist. Mrs. Francis Hopkinson or Ann Biddle; Pencil. Sketch: (3 ½ x 3 in) (9 x 8 cm). Cardstock: (8 x 5 1/8 in) (20 ½ x 13 cm). 1895. [Old number: P 81] Enlarge
Bust portrait of a woman facing left. The left side of her face is covered in thick curls; the hair on her right side is cropped. The hat atop her head is very large and some material coming off of it. She is wearing a thick cape and broach. Image is drawn on tissue paper and mounted on cardstock. Manuscript annotation reads: “Mrs. Francis Hopkinson (Ann Biddle, sister of Nicholas) – Engraving in stipple & line size and style of above – black felt hat, white plume ermine cape &c. framed in oval in poss. Judge Biddle 1895.”
Folder 24 Unknown artist. Margaret Hiller wife of S[amuel] J[ackson] Prescott; Pencil. (3 3/8 x 2 ¾ in) (8 ½ x 7 cm). No date. [Old number: Pw 84] Enlarge
Waist portrait of a woman looking left. She has deep set dark eyes and dark hair. She is wearing a collared ruffled shirt with scarf over her dress and a ruffled bonnet with a bow. Note: on the back are several smaller sketches of eyes, hands and faces.
Folder 25 [Hammond?], Mary A. [Portrait of an Asian man in cap]; Pencil. (2 5/8 x 2 ¼ in) (6 ½ x 5 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 85] Enlarge
Bust portrait of an Asian man looking right, slightly turned towards the viewer. He wears a thinly collared shirt and a cap, he has long hair and a braided moustache. The name “Mary” is written lightly at the bottom of the coat. Manuscript notation on back: “C/O Mary to Forbes From Mary A. [Hammond?] [illegible writing]”
Folder 26 Unknown artist. [Portrait of a man with moustache and blindfold]; Pencil. (3 ½ x 2 1/8 in) (9 x 5 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: P 86] Enlarge
Bust portrait of a man facing slightly left; he has a blindfold over one eye. He also has a moustache and hair under his lips. Under his exposed eye are wrinkles. His hair is disheveled and he is wearing an overcoat and tie. Note: image on blue lined paper. Manuscript notation in upper right hand corner says “332/5 [cents]”
Folder 27 Abby, Mary. A profile of a boy in a cap; Pencil. (1 ¾ x 1 5/8 in) (4 ½ x 4 cm). 1856. [Old number: P 87] Enlarge
Bust profile portrait of a young man facing right. He is wearing a cap and a black collared shirt. He has dark hair. Manuscript notation on back says “Mary Abby” and lightly “A Boy” along with several other flourishes and the year “1856.” Note: paper is slightly discolored in the bottom left.
Folder 28 Henshaw, H.E. Hall of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass; Pencil. (4 ¾ x 7 1/8 in) (12 x 18 cm). No date. [Old number: P 88] Enlarge
Exterior view of the first building of the American Antiquarian Society. The view is from the street looking towards the front; surrounding the building is a fence. On the front lawn are several large trees; additional trees dot the inside of the fence. The building is two storied, has six columns a small dome and several chimneys. Note: the image is bordered in pencil.
Folder 29 Unknown artist. [Cutout images (2) women in dresses]; Pencil. Dimensions of first cut: (3 x 2 in) (7 ½ x 5 cm). Dimensions of second cut: (3 7/8 x 1 ¾ in) (10 x 15 cm). No date. [Old number: P 89] Enlarge
Two cut-out images of women in dresses. The first is a portrait from the knees up of a woman showing the backside of her dress; she looks over her should to the left. On her head is a cap; her hair is set in ringlets. The long ballooned sleeve on her arm is gathered at the elbow; her arm is extended. The second cut-out is a portrait of the front of a woman; her hair is draped over her ears. Her sleeves are gathered at the elbow and ribbons extend down from her shoulders; stitching weaves together the two halves of her bodice. On her head is a wreath with a ribbon; she has a sash on her waist.
Folder 30 [Tibbetts, Hezekiah, attr.] [Image of a house]; Pencil. (5 ½ x 8 ½ in) (14 x 21 ½ cm). No date. Gift of Nancy and Randall Burkett. [Old number: P 90] Enlarge
Exterior view of a two-story house. The house has numerous windows, a central front door, a center chimney and three bare trees on the lawn. Manuscript envelope which accompanies drawing says: “[…] from Edna. Hezikah Tibbetts Grandfather of C.E. Tibbetts […]” Note: image found in The Holy Bible. New York: American Bible Society, 1816.
Folder 31 Stevens, William B. [Image of a castle with flags]; Pencil. (3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in) (9 x 7 ½ cm). No date. [Old number: No old number] Enlarge
Image of the exterior of a castle atop a ledge. The castle has three towers, three flags and three iron reinforced doors; there are also series of barred windows. There is a path and bridge descending from one of the doorways with three arches. Image is signed at the bottom center “Wm B. Stevens.” Note: image found in a children’s book.