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Guide to the Benson J. Lossing Papers, 1861-1891

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891
Title: Benson J. Lossing Papers
Dates: 1861-1891
Quantity: 2 cubic ft. (8 boxes)
Abstract: Correspondence concerning Vassar College activities, speeches, and engagements with Lyman Abbott, Nathan Bishop, Stephan M. Buckingham, Charles S. Farrar, Milo P. Jewett, Maria Mitchell, John H. Raymond, Lucy M. Salmon, James Monroe Taylor, Matthew Vassar, and Henry Van Ingen, with some family correspondence. Other items include his notes from a trip to Washington, D.C. in 1861, and miscellaneous programs.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, memorabilia, sketches, notes and programs.

Biographical Note

Benson John Lossing, LL.D. (1813-1891) was born and raised in Dutchess County, New York. A prominent engraver, illustrator, and historian, Lossing became one of the original trustees of Vassar College in 1861. He was an active member of the Board of Trustees until his death in 1891, taking stands on such issues as the incorporation of the word "Female" in Vassar Female College. His historical works include The Pictorial Field Book of the Revolution, The American Centenary, and Vassar College and Its Founder. Lossing made most of the engravings in his various works himself, although in later years he was assisted by his daughter, Helen Lossing. Lossing was married twice, first to Alice Barritt, niece of his former employer and partner; and then to Helen Sweet, who died in 1912.

Source: Paine, Nathaniel. A Biographical Notice of Benson John Lossing, LL.D.. Worcester, MA: Worcester Society of Antiquity, 1892.

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Scope and Content Note

The Lossing Papers consist mainly of correspondence, sketches by Lossing, and memorabilia. The correspondence is divided into three sections, including correspondence regarding Vassar College and correspondence to others and from others. The bulk of the collection was purchased by Vassar College in 1948 from H. Armour Smith of the Hudson River Museum of Yonkers. Additional items from Lossing's estate were donated by Richard Chamberlain in 1976.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Related Material

  • James Monroe Taylor Papers
  • Separated Materials: Letters from the Benson J. Lossing Papers were removed from the collection during the in the 1980s. Four letters from Benson Lossing to John Howard Raymond and one letter to his wife, Cornelia E. Raymond were moved to the John Howard Raymond Papers (Box 4). One letter to Cornelia Morse Raymond were moved to the Cornelia Morse Raymond Papers (Box 1). Two letters to James Monroe Taylor were moved to the James Monroe Taylor Papers (Box 7). Two letters to Cyrus Swan may have been moved as well but the collection is unprocessed and the letters are not easily identified.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922.
  • Bishop, Nathan, 1808-1880.
  • Buckingham, Stephan.
  • Farrar, Charles Samuel, 1826-1903.
  • Jewett, Milo Parker, 1808-1882.
  • Lossing family.
  • Mitchell, Maria, 1818-1889.
  • Raymond, John H. (John Howard), 1884-1878.
  • Salmon, Lucy Maynard, 1853-1927.
  • Taylor, James Monroe, 1848-1916.
  • Van Ingen, Henry H., b. ca. 1831.
  • Vassar, Matthew, 1792-1868.

Organizations:

  • Vassar College.

Subjects:

  • Authors.
  • Editors.
  • Family--New York (State).
  • Women's colleges--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie.
  • Women--Education.
  • Wood-engraving.

Places:

  • Washington (D.C.)--Description.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, May 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benson J. Lossing Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown. Guide created Febrary 1997. Updated by Elizabeth Clarke, April 2007. Updated by Laura Streett, October 2014.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from H. Armour Smith in 1948. Other materials donated by Richard Chamberlain in 1976.

Runge note donated in 2001(M2014-014).

Greenleaf correspondence purchased in 2009 (M2009-007).

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Series List

Series I. Correspondence (Boxes 1-3)

Series II. Correspondence Regarding Vassar College (Box 4)

Series III. Correspondence to Others from Others (Box 4)

Series IV. Vassar College Board of Trustees (Box 4)

Series V. Manuscripts and Notes by Benson Lossing (Box 5)

Series VI. Sketches by Benson Lossing (Boxes 5 and 8)

Series VII. Photographs (Boxes 6 and 8)

Series VIII. Memorabilia (Boxes 6-8)

Container List

Series I. CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence to Benson Lossing
Folder 1.1 Abbott, Lyman, 1881 (1 item)
Folder 1.2 Alvord, C.A., 1867 (1 item)
Folder 1.3 Backus, Truman J., 1872-1879 (4 items)
Folder 1.4 Beadle, Edward L., 1871 (1 item)
Folder 1.5 Belknap, T., 1872 (2 items)
Folder 1.6 Bessard, Blanche, 1865 (1 item)
Folder 1.7 Bishop, Nathan, 1867-1872 (6 items)
Folder 1.8 Bissell, George E., 1877-1880, n.d. (10 items)
Folder 1.9 Boone, W.W., 1868, n.d. (2 items)
Folder 1.10 Braislin, Priscilla H., 1878 (1 item)
Folder 1.11 Bright, Edward, 1874 (2 items)
Folder 1.12 Brown, Helen D., 1881 (1 item)
Folder 1.13 Buckingham, C.J., 1871-1887 (2 items)
Folder 1.14 Buckingham, Stephen M., 1870-1878 (6 items)
Folder 1.15 Buckingham, Stephen M., 1881-1887 (9 items)
Folder 1.16 Buttré, J.C., 1867 (2 items)
Folder 1.17 Caldwell, Samuel L., 1880-1883 (3 items)
Folder 1.18 Clapp, George, 1864 (1 item)
Folder 1.19 Constant, Samuel, 1881 (1 item)
Folder 1.20 Cook, J. Harvey, 1890 (1 item)
Folder 1.21 Cooley, LeRoy C., 1875-1880 (10 items)
Folder 1.22 Cowles, Augustus, 1890 (6 items)
Folder 1.23 Dame, Mary, 1874-1875 (2 items)
Folder 1.24 Dwight, William B., 1879-1890 (12 items)
Folder 1.25 Ellis, George E., 1870 (1 item)
Folder 1.26 Ely, Achsah M., 1889 (2 items)
Folder 1.27 Farrar, Charles S., 1867-1879 (7 items)
Folder 1.28 Fletcher, J.C., 1868 (1 item)
Folder 1.29 Fuller, Samuel L., 1877 (2 items)
Folder 1.30 Giraud, Jacob P. Jr., 1867 (6 items)
Folder 1.31 Glover, Lewis F., 1865 (1 item)
Folder 1.32 Haddock, Lorenzo K., 1864 (1 item)
Folder 1.33 Hall, B.H., 1864 (1 item)
Folder 1.34 Hinkel, Charles J., 1873-1890 (4 items)
Folder 1.35 Hofmann, Laura S., 1867 (1 item)
Folder 1.36 Homberger, William, 1867 (1 item)
Folder 1.37 Howard, George W. [Lossing's response written on opposite side], 1885 (1 item)
Folder 1.38 Innis, George, 1885 (1 item)
Folder 1.39 Jewett, Milo P., 1861-1882, n.d. (14 items)
Folder 1.40 Jones, Horatio Gates, 1867 (1 item)
Folder 1.41 Knapp, William, n.d. (1 item)
Folder 2.1 Lathrop, Edward, 1883-1885 (4 items)
Folder 2.2 Lyman, Hannah W., 1868 (3 items)
Folder 2.3 Lynch, Anne C., n.d. (1 item)
Folder 2.4 McAllister, John A., 1869 (2 items)
Folder 2.5 Macdonald, Wilson, 1876 (2 items)
Folder 2.6 McLellan, C.H. P., 1857 (3 items)
Folder 2.7 Mitchell, Maria, 1871-1888, n.d. (4 items)
Folder 2.8 Moreau, Charles C., 1867 (1 item)
Folder 2.9 Moreau, John B., 1867 (1 item)
Folder 2.10 Morris, Ida W., 1879 (1 item)
Folder 2.11 Müller, F.F., 1864 (2 items)
Folder 2.12 Orton, James, 1869 (4 items)
Folder 2.13 Orton, James, 1870-1875 (8 items)
Folder 2.14 Pierson, H.W., 1861 (4 items)
Folder 2.15 Pomeroy, Laura S., 1877-1880, n.d. (7 items)
Folder 2.16 Porter and Coates, 1875 (1 item)
Folder 2.17 Powell, Elizabeth M., 1867 (3 items)
Folder 2.18 Putnam, G.H., 1871 (2 items)
Folder 2.19 Raymond, John H., 1865-1868 (7 items)
Folder 2.20 Raymond, John H., 1869 (7 items)
Folder 2.21 Raymond, John H., 1871-1872 (11 items)
Folder 2.22 Raymond, John H., 1873-1878 (5 items)
Folder 2.23 Raymond, Mrs. John H., 1879 (1 item)
Folder 2.24 Reichel, W.C., 1864 (2 items)
Folder 2.25 Ripley, George, 1863 (2 items [photocopy-original at Morgan Library, New York, NY])
Folder 2.26 Ritter, Frederick L., 1869-1881 (9 items)
Folder 2.27 Salmon, Lucy Maynard, 1888-1890 (9 items)
Folder 2.28 Sanford, Katharine S., n.d. (1 item)
Folder 2.29 Sayre, John N., 1865 (1 item)
Folder 2.30 Schou, James N., 1866-1869 (3 items)
Folder 2.31 Schuyler, Louise Lee, 1878 (1 item)
Folder 2.32 Sheldon, Smith, 1869 (1 item)
Folder 2.33 Shroff, K.M., 1874 (1 item)
Folder 2.34 Siddons, J. Henry, 1867 (1 item)
Folder 2.35 Spencer, Cornelia, 25 May 1870 (2 items)
Folder 2.36 Spencer, J.A., 1862-1863 (7 items)
Folder 2.37 Spencer, J.A., 1864 (3 items)
Folder 3.1 Strong, Augustus H., 1885 (1 item)
Folder 3.2 Swan, Cyrus, 1861-1867 (6 items)
Folder 3.3 Taylor, James Monroe, 1886-1890 (7 items)
Folder 3.4 Taylor, James Monroe, 1891 (3 items)
Folder 3.5 Taylor, Robert, 1891 (2 items)
Folder 3.6 Tenney, Sanborn, 1867 (2 items)
Folder 3.7 Van Ingen, Henry, 1867-1871 (13 items)
Folder 3.8 Van Ingen, Henry, 1873-1879 (7 items)
Folder 3.9 Van Ingen, Henry, n.d. (6 items)
Folder 3.10 Vanni, Antonio, 1870 (1 item)
Folder 3.11 Vassar, John Guy Jr., 1867 (1 item)
Folder 3.12 Vassar, Matthew, 1864-1868, n.d. (8 items)
Folder 3.13 Vassar, Matthew Jr., 1856-1878, n.d. (8 items)
Folder 3.14 Wait, Maria, 1868 (1 item)
Folder 3.15 West, Charles E., 1891 (2 items)
Folder 3.16 Wight, Rezin A., 6 Nov. 1885 (2 items)
Folder 3.17 Wright, J.H., 1861 (1 item)
Correspondence from Benson Lossing
Folder 3.18 Benton, Judge, 1855 (3 items)
Folder 3.19 Buckingham, Stephen M., 21 June 1878 (5 items)
Folder 3.20 Caldwell, Samuel L., 15 Sep and 19 Sep 1881 (2 items)
Folder 3.40 Greenleaf, Thomas, Jan - March 1883 (3 items)
Folder 3.21 Innis, George, 1865-1881 (4 items)
Folder 3.22 Jewett, Milo P., 1 March 1882 (1 item)
Folder 3.23 Lathrop, Edward, 23 July 1885 (2 items)
Folder 3.24 Lossing, Mrs. Benson J., 1883 (1 item)
Folder 3.25 Lyman, Hannah, 4 March 1867 (1 item)
Folder 3.26 Mitchell, Maria, 17 July 1870 (1 item)
Folder 3.27 Mitchell, Maria, 1880-1886 (3 items [TS from letters in the files of the Library of the Maria Mitchell Association, Nantucket])
Folder 3.28 Morse, Samuel F.B., 28 July 1862 (2 items)
Folder 3.29 Phoenix, L. Whitney, July 1867 (1 item, photocopy)
Folder 3.41 [Runge?], John F., June 1867 (1 item, ALS)
Folder 3.30 Salmon, Lucy Maynard, 2 Feb, 10 March 1888 (2 items, TS)
Folder 3.31 Saunders, Frederick, 3 Dec 1889 (1 item)
Folder 3.32 Sheldon, Smith, August 1882 (4 items)
Folder 3.33 Strong, Augustus H., 10 Aug 1885 ( 2 items)
Folder 3.34 Tyler, Moses Colt, 1872-1873 (16 items, TS and Photostats)
Folder 3.35 Undated fragments in Lossing's hand, n.d. (2 items)
Folder 3.36 Vassar, Matthew, 6 June-1 Sept 1864 (2 items)
Folder 3.37 Vassar, Matthew, 2 Feb-29 Mar 1867 (3 items)
Folder 3.38 Vassar, Matthew Jr., 1872-1879 (4 items)
Folder 3.39 Wight, Rezin A., 28 Oct 1885 (1 item)

SERIES II. CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING VASSAR COLLEGE

Folder 4.1 V.C. Alumnae Association, ca. 1876 (3 items)
Folder 4.2 V.C. Alumnae, Boston, 1884 (11 items)
Folder 4.3 V.C. Art, Department of, reports by Professor Henry Van Ingen, 1869-1871, n.d. (8 items)
Folder 4.4 V.C. Art School, 1877 (1 item)
Folder 4.5 V.C. Cecilia Society, 1869 (2 items)
Folder 4.6 V.C. Faculty Appointments/Candidates, 1883 (1 item)
Folder 4.7 V.C. Library [letters from Truman Backus, Stephen Buckingham, G.P. Putnam, James Thorne Harper], 1868-1888 (6 items)
Folder 4.8 V.C. Maria Mitchell Endowment Fund, 1889 (1 item)
Folder 4.9 V.C. Music, Department of, n.d. (1 item)
Folder 4.10 V.C. Observatory [correspondence re: telescope defect], 1868 (6 items)
Folder 4.11 V.C. President. Candidates, 1878-1885 (4 items)
Folder 4.12 V.C. President, Office of, 1869 (4 items)
Folder 4.13 V.C. Trustees. Candidates, 1872 (2 items)

SERIES III. CORRESPONDENCE TO OTHERS FROM OTHERS

Folder 4.14 Avery, Alida C. to Henry Van Ingen, 1867 (1 item)
Folder 4.15 Bissell, George E. to Col. Morgan L. Smith, 1879 (2 items)
Folder 4.16 Lossing, Mrs. Helen to son, 1883 (1 item)
Folder 4.17 Rely, Julia A. to Mrs. Helen Lossing, 1880 (1 item)
Folder 4.18 Smith, Col. Morgan L. to Matthew Vassar, 1877 (2 items)
Folder 4.19 Taylor, James Monroe to Mrs. Helen Lossing, 1891 (1 item)
Folder 4.20 Van Ingen, Henry to Lucy Maynard Salmon, n.d. (1 item)
Folder 4.21 Van Ingen, Henry to Robert Titus, 1891 (2 items)

SERIES IV. VASSAR COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Addresses by Benson Lossing to the Board of Trustees
Folder 4.22 Address to Board of Trustees re: college name change, [1866] (MS, 8 p., 1 draft)
Folder 4.23 Address to Executive Committee re: commissioning Laura Hofmann to construct a bronze statue of Matthew Vassar, 1868 (MS, 6 p., 2 drafts)
Folder 4.24 Address to Board of Trustees re: Committee on Cabinet and Apparatus, [1869] (MS, 5 p., 1 draft)
Folder 4.25 Address to Committee on Faculty and Studies of VC re: introducing study of history into curriculum, 1872 (MS/TS, 11 p., 2 copies)
Folder 4.26 Address to Executive Committee re: Matthew Vassar Jr.'s will, 1882 (MS, 20 p., 3 drafts)
Communications of the Board of Trustees
Folder 4.27 Communications re: committees, 1873-1876 (2 p.)
Folder 4.28 "Communications to the Board of Trustees of Vassar College By Its Founder;" Lossing's personal, annotated copy of the booklet, 1869 (65 p.)
Folder 4.29 Notices of meetings, 1864-1891 (13 p.)
Folder 4.30 Orders of business, [1872-1890] (3 p.)
Folder 4.31 VC President's Office, 1888 (2 p.)
Resolutions by the Board of Trustees
Folder 4.32 Resolutions, 1867-1890 (11 p.)
Folder 4.33 Resolutions, n.d. (3 p.)

SERIES V. MANUSCRIPTS AND NOTES BY LOSSING

Manuscripts by or about Lossing
Folder 5.1 Memo by Lossing of a conversation with Samuel F.B. Morse, 17 Jan 1857 (MS, 3 p., 1 draft)
Folder 5.2 "Notes of a trip to Washington, Baltimore, and back to Poughkeepsie," 11-27 Nov 1861 (MS, 11 p., 1 draft [p.1-10, 12; p. 11 missing])
Folder 5.3 Vassar College and Its Founder list of Lossing cuts in the library, Pub. 1867 (TS, 3 p.)
Folder 5.4 Index to Vassar College and Its Founder, Pub. 1867 (TS, 40 p., 2 copies)
Folder 5.5 Biographical Sketch of Matthew Vassar, 1890 (TS, 22 p., 1 draft)
Folder 5.6 An Extended Annotation of Benson J. Lossing's "Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution" by Lorinda Ocheltree (VC 1957) for History 265, 1956 (TS, 27 p., 1 draft)
Folder 5.7 Remarks concerning some of the portraits at Vassar College, n.d. (MS, 13 p., 1 draft)
Folder 5.8 Secret History of the Founding of Vassar College… n.d. (MS, 22 p., 1 draft)
Notes by Benson Lossing
Folder 5.9 References to and extracts from Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass," 1856 (MS, 1 p.)
Folder 5.10 Notes re: Elliot's portrait of Matthew Vassar, 1862 (MS, 2 p.)
Folder 5.11 Clipping and notes re: opening of Vassar College, ca. 1865 (MS, 2 p.)
Folder 5.12 Notes re: President's address to alumnae on conferring degrees, ca. 1871 (MS, 1 p.)
Folder 5.13 Notes re: will of Matthew Vassar Jr., 1882 (MS, 2 p.)
Folder 5.14 Notes re: Giraud Collection of North American Birds, n.d. (MS, 2 p.)
Folder 5.15 Notes re: List of Engravings wanted by the English Dept., n.d. (MS, 1 p.)
Folder 5.16 Notes re: Milo P. Jewett, n.d. (MS, 2 p.)
Folder 5.17 Miscellaneous notes re: VC, n.d. (MS, 3 p.)

SERIES VI. SKETCHES BY BENSON LOSSING

Sketches of Buildings
Folder 5.18 Van Kleeck House: Photostats of sketch and accompanying newspaper article, 1837 (4 items)
Folder 5.19 Van Kleeck House: small drawing with description on back, signed by Lossing; large drawing, 1864 (2 items)
Folder 8.1 Van Kleeck House: description of Van Kleeck House, written and signed by Lossing, 1864 (1 item, oversized)
Folder 5.20 Lossing's birthplace Beekman Ville, Dutchess County, signed by Lossing, 1846 (1 item)
Folder 5.21 Tower of First Reformed Dutch Church, newspaper clipping and description signed by Lossing on back, 1857 (1 item)
Folder 5.22 "Our house among the Katzberg's-Ira Scribner's," 1861 (1 item)
Folder 5.23 Haight House in Chestnut Ridge, n.d. (1 item)
Folder 8.2 Lossing's library, NW corner, n.d. (1 item, oversized)
Folder 8.3 Lossing's library, SE corner, n.d. (1 item, oversized)
Folder 5.24 Samuel Dorland's [Helen Lossing Johnson's great-grandfather] house near Arthursburg, n.d. (1 item)
Folder 5.25 The Vanderburg House, Poughquag, NY, n.d. (1 item)
Sketches of Nature Scenes
Folder 5.26 Interior of Dover Stone Church; flowers of may apple and hog apple, 1857 (1 item)
Folder 5.27 [The Raquette], 1859 (1 item, photostat)
Folder 5.28 Storm in the Donder Berg Coffer Dam, 1860 (1 item)
Folder 5.29 Upper Planterkill Fall, 1861 (1 item)
Folder 5.30 Rombout Patent, 1885 (1 item)
Folder 5.31 Canal basin at Albany, n.d. (1 item)
Folder 5.32 Great Boom, 4 miles above Glen's Falls, n.d. (1 item, photostat)
Folder 5.33 Hendrick Spring, n.d. (1 item)
Folder 5.34 Kaaterskill Falls; Junction of Kaaterskill and Spruce Creek, n.d. (2 items)
Folder 5.35 "Morning" and "Evening," n.d. (2 items)
Folder 5.36 White Sulfur Spring, east side of Saratoga Lake, n.d. (1 item)
Miscellaneous Sketches
Folder 5.37 Sketch of two women [rejected for Vassar College and Its Founder; incl. letter to Lossing from Hannah Lyman, Lady Principal], ca. 1867 (2 items)
Folder 5.38 "Vassar" [pen and ink drawing of a man surrounded by women], 1886 (1 item)
Folder 5.39 Sketch of various unidentified people, n.d. (1 item, photostat)
Folder 5.40 Sketch of Indian Pond on one side; sketches of various headstones on reverse side, n.d. (1 item)
Folder 5.41 Regimental flag of Dutchess County, NY n.d. (1 item)

SERIES VII. PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs of Buildings
Folder 6.1 Lithograph of Vassar College, ca. 1860s (1 item)
Folder 8.4 Lossing's home, Chestnut Ridge, Dover Plains, NY, ca. 1880s (1 item, oversized)
Folder 6.2 Lossing's home, Dover Plains, NY, 1979 (5 items, color snapshots)
Photographs of People
Folder 6.3 V.C. Faculty and Trustees: Dwight, William B. Hinkel, Charles Hinkel, Minna Leach, Abby Morse, Samuel F.B. Salmon, Lucy M. Whitney, Mary W., ca. 1890 (7 items)
Folder 6.4 VC Faculty and Trustees: Vassar, John Guy Vassar, Matthew, n.d. (4 items)
Folder 6.5 Colonel Larburshe, n.d. (1 item)
Folder 8.5 Smith, Colonel Morgan L., n.d. (1 item, oversized)
Folder 6.6 Photographs appearing in Vassar College and Its Founder; Anne Vassar; bust of Matthew Vassar; "Battle of Amazons," n.d. (3 items)

SERIES VIII. MEMORABILIA

Biographical Material
Folder 6.7 Biographical notes by Mrs. Lossing to Mrs. Baxter, ca. 1891 (MS, 9 p.)
Acknowledgements
Folder 6.8 Gift Acknowledgement to Lossing from Harvard College 1872 (1 item)
Historical Society Memberships
Folder 6.9 Albany Institute American Antiquarian Society American Ethnological Society American Historical Association, 1856-1884 (6 items)
Folder 8.6 American Institute of Civics, 1887 (1 item, oversized)
Folder 6.10 Historical and Forestry Society of Rockland County [NY]; includes 2 letters to Lossing from Henry Whittemore, recording secretary, 1879 (3 items)
Folder 6.11 Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1851-1869 (2 items)
Folder 6.12 Massachusetts Historical Society Minnesota Historical Society, 1861-1869 (3 items)
Folder 6.13 New England Historical-Genealogical Society (see also Folder 8.6) New Jersey Historical Society New York Historical Society Newport [RI] Natural Historical Society, 1848-1890 (6 items)
Folder 6.14 Northwestern Literary and Historical Society The Parthenian Society of the Baltimore Female College (see also Folder 8.6) Rhode Island Historical Society State Historical Society of Iowa State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1856-1886 (7 items)
Folder 6.15 Ulster [NY] Historical Society Virginia Historical Society Western Reserve [OH] Historical Society Worcester [MA] Society of Antiquity, 1860-1882 (5 items)
Degrees
Folder 6.16 American Institute (see Folder 8.6) Hamilton College (honorary) University of Michigan (honorary) 1840-1872 (5 items)
Invitations and Programs
Folder 6.17 150th Regiment, 25th anniversary Lyndon-Hall School Commencement Programs 1887-1890 (2 items)
Folder 6.18 Vassar Female College Circular, ca. 1865 (8 p., 2 copies)
Folder 6.19 VC Anniversaries: programs; 25th anniversary Philaletheis 17th anniversary, 1882-1890 (3 items)
Folder 6.20 VC Class Dar invitations, 1874-1885 ( 6 items)
Folder 6.21 VC Commencement invitations, 1874-1885 (5 items)
Folder 6.22 VC Commencement programs, 1875-1890 (4 items)
Folder 6.23 VC Founder's Day invitation and program, 1866-1867 (2 items)
Folder 6.24 VC Music Department invitations, 1866-1868 (3 items)
Folder 6.25 VC Music Department programs, 1868-1890 (10 items)
Folder 6.26 VC Trustees' Dinner program (annotated by Lossing), 1861 (1 item)
Folder 6.27 Young Ladies' Academy, Ursuline Convent, Quebec prospectus, n.d. (1 item)
Newspaper Articles
Folder 6.28 "Early History of Dutchess County;" source: unknown [written by Lossing?], 1854 (1 item)
Folder 6.29 "Death of Professor Orton" [in Dutchess Forum], 1877 (1 item)
Folder 6.30 "Matthew Vassar's Will" and "The Charities of Matthew Vassar" [sources unknown], ca. 1881 (2 items)
Folder 6.31 Articles re: Vassar College Presidency, ca. 1885 (3 items)
Folder 6.32 "A Presentation to Vassar College;" [in Daily Eagle ], 1888 (1 item)
Folder 6.33 "The Gossip Tells Some Unpublished Authentic Anecdotes of Abraham Lincoln" [interview with Lossing in Philadelphia Daily News ], 1890 (4 items)
Folder 6.34 "Lossing, Benson John" [in Guide to American Historical Manuscripts in the Huntington Library ], 1979 (1 item)
Folder 6.35 "John Guy Vassar's Estate" [source unknown], n.d. (1 item)
Folder 6.36 "Vassar's Start" [in Brooklyn Eagle], n.d. (1 item)
Folder 8.7 "Women to Teach Women" [annotated by Lossing, source unknown], n.d. (1 item, oversized)
Pamphlets
Folder 7.1 "Vassar College: Its Foundation, Aims, Resources, and Course of Study," 1873 (78 p.)
Folder 7.2 "A Memorial Paper on the Life of Nathan Bishop, LL.D." by S.S. Constant, 1880 (24 p.)
Folder 7.3 Last Will and Testament of Matthew Vassar Jr., Signed 1881 (10 p.)
Folder 7.4 "Americana: the Library of the late Benson Lossing, American Historian; Part II: Books and Letters, A-K," Anderson Auction Company, 1912 (127 p.)
Folder 7.5 "Americana: the Library of the late Benson Lossing, American Historian; Part II: Books and Letters, L-Z," Anderson Auction Company, 1912 (262 p.)
Folder 7.6 "Americana: the Library of the late Benson Lossing, American Historian; Part III: Autographs, Prints, Broadsides," Anderson Auction Company, 1912 (60 p.)
Miscellaneous Memorabilia
Folder 7.7 Historical material re: tax payments, etc., Lossing family connections, 1723-1830 (4 items)
Folder 7.8 Administrative bond: The King vs. S. Dorland and Jacobus Swartwout, 1770 (2 items)
Folder 7.9 Advertisement: Lossing and Barritt, Designers and Engravers on Wood, n.d. (2 items)
Folder 7.10 Name cards; Matthew Vassar's autographs; envelopes, n.d. (4 items)

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