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Guide to the Ernest Sturm Collection, [17--]-[19--]

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Sturm, Ernest
Title: Ernest Sturm Collection
Dates: [17--]-[19--]
Quantity: ca. 2 cubic ft (4 boxes and 6 volumes)
Abstract: Variety of rare manuscripts relating to American and European history, art and literature. Also includes an 18th century manuscript of the Koran.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence, maps, photos, and manuscripts.

Scope and Content Note

Includes an original typescript of Woodrow Wilson on the States and the federal government, a letter and maps relating to the battle of Gettysburg; documents and letters signed by members of George Washington's first cabinet; documents relating to the Revolutionary Battle of Harlem Heights; documents signed by Catherine the Great relating to the Russian Navy; letters and documents signed by signers of the Declaration of Independence; items signed by American naval figures; a signed card and portraits of William Tecumseh Sherman; items signed by Napoleon Bonaparte, his family and generals; photos, letters, and documents relating to the Civil War; similar items of English literary and artistic figures; a letter of Edmund Burke; a letter and photos of Robert Browning; a letter of Robert E. Lee; printed copy of the United States Constitution dated 1787; letters and documents signed by American Presidents; transcript of a poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, and eighteenth century manuscripts copy of the Koran.

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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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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Browning, Robert, 1812-1889.
  • Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
  • Catherine II, Empress of Russian, 1729-1796.
  • Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward). 1807-1870.
  • Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821.
  • Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
  • Washington, George, 1732-1799.
  • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.

Subjects:

  • Artists -- England.
  • Authors, English.
  • Generals -- France.
  • Manuscripts, Arabic.
  • Presidents -- United States.
  • State governments.

Places:

  • France - History, Military.
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
  • Harlem Heights, Battle of, N.Y., 1776.
  • Russia. Voennyi flot.
  • United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • United States - Politics and government - 1783-1789.
  • United States - Politics and government - 1789-1797.
  • United States -- History-Revolution, 1775-1783.
  • United States, Declaration of Independence - signers.
  • United States. Navy.

Document Types:

  • Autographs.
  • Maps.
  • Photoprints.
  • Poems.

Titles:

  • United States. Constitution

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, August 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ernest Sturm Collection, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original listing completed ca. 1997, updated in 2007.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ruth Foster Sturm, 1997.

Custodial History

Collected by Ernest Sturm, father of Ruth Foster Sturm, VC 1932.

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Series List

Series I. Woodrow Wilson (Box 1)

Series II. Gettysburg (Box 1)

Series III. Washington's First Cabinet (Box 1)

Series IV. Battle of Harlem Heights (Box 1)

Series V. Catherine the Great (volume 1)

Series VI. Signers of the Declaration of Independence (Box 3)

Series VII. The American Navy (Box 1)

Series VIII. William Tecumseh Sherman (Box 1)

Series IX. Napoleon and His Generals (Box 1)

Series X. Civil War (Box 2)

Series XI. English Literature and Art (Box 4)

Series XII. Edmund Burke (Box 4)

Series XIII. Robert Browning (Box 2)

Series XIV. Robert E. Lee (Box 2)

Series XV. Constitution of The United States (volume 2)

Series XVI. Presidents of The United States (volume 3)

Series XVII. Robert Louis Stevenson (volume 4)

Series XVIII. Napoleon and His Family (volume 5)

Series XIX. Koran (volume 6)

Container List

Series I: Woodrow Wilson

Folder 1.1 The States and The Federal Government, n.d. [printed galleys]
Folder 1.2 The States and The Federal Government, n.d. [signed typescript]

Series II: Gettysburg

Folder 1.3 Battle of Gettysburg Map, 1863
Folder 1.4 Eyewitness Account of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
Folder 1.5 Map of Pennsylvania Movement of Gibbons 2nd Army Corp, 1863

Series III: Washington's First Cabinet

Folder 1.6 Hamilton, Alexander, 1794
Folder 1.7 Jefferson, Thomas, 1792
Folder 1.8 Randolph, Edmond, 1794
Folder 1.9 Washington, George - Appointment of M. de Poirey, 1790

Series IV: Battle of Harlem Heights

Folder 1.10 Agreement of Massachusetts Minute Men, 17--
Folder 1.11 Hancock, John - Appointment of Josiah Hayden, 1781
Folder 1.12 Hayden, Josiah - account of the Battle of Harlem Heights, 1776
Folder 1.13 Order of the Committee of Safety On Enlistment of Men, 1775

Series V: Catherine the Great

Volume 1 Collection of approximately 40 manuscript documents signed by Catherine, mostly relating to Russian Naval Matters, 1792-96. Bound in contemporary green velvet. Evidently removed from the Russian Royal Archive after the Revolution, 1792-1796

Series VI: Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Folder 3.1 Adams, Samuel, 1774, 1795
Folder 3.2 Barlett, Josiah, 1776
Folder 3.3 Carroll, Charles, 1829
Folder 3.4 Clymer,George, 1803
Folder 3.5 Ellery, William, 1781
Folder 3.6 Franklin, Benjamin, 1777
Folder 3.7 Gerry, Elbridge, 1812
Folder 3.8 Hancock, John, 1758
Folder 3.9 Hart, John, 1742, 1776
Folder 3.10 Hopkins, Stephen, 1771
Folder 3.11 Hopkinson, Francis, 1790
Folder 3.12 Huntington, Samuel, 1780, 1789, 1793, 1812
Folder 3.13 Jefferson, Thomas, 1807
Folder 3.14 McKean, Thomas, 1768, 1780, 1816, 1849
Folder 3.15 Middleton, Arthur, 1762
Folder 3.16 Morris, Robert, 1782, 1798
Folder 3.17 Morton, John, 1776
Folder 3.18 Paca, William, 1776
Folder 3.19 Paine, Robert Treat, 1757
Folder 3.20 Rodney, Caeser, 1775, 1777
Folder 3.21 Rush, Benjamin, 1786, 1794, 1810
Folder 3.22 Rutledge, Edward, 1782
Folder 3.23 Sherman, Roger, 1786
Folder 3.24 Smith, James, 1782
Folder 3.25 Walton, George, 1785
Folder 3.26 Whipple, William, 1778
Folder 3.27 Williams, William, 1776
Folder 3.28 Wolcott, Oliver, 1775
Folder 3.29 Wythe, George, 1803

Series VII: The American Navy

Folder 1.14 Angus, Samuel, 1813
Folder 1.15 Bainbridge, WM., 1819
Folder 1.16 Biddle, James, n.d.
Folder 1.17 Broom, C. R., 1816
Folder 1.18 Coutler, Mifflin, 1831
Folder 1.19 Crane, WM. M., 1827
Folder 1.20 Decatur, Mrs. Stephen, 1824
Folder 1.21 Elliott, Jesse D., 1813, 1827
Folder 1.22 Farragut, Admiral D.G., 1863
Folder 1.23 Harrison, Joseph, 1807
Folder 1.24 Hull, Isaac, 1818, 1829, 1835
Folder 1.25 List of Stores, 1812
Folder 1.26 Morris, J., 1819
Folder 1.27 Petition Signed by 42 Members Of Crew of Guerriere, 1815
Folder 1.28 Porter, D., 187-, n.d.
Folder 1.29 Rodgers, John, 1822
Folder 1.30 Rogers, Jno., 1812
Folder 1.31 Shubrick, E.B., 1823
Folder 1.32 Smith, Hon. R., 1808
Folder 1.33 Warrington, Lewis, 1838, 1842
Folder 1.34 Worden, John L., 1840

Series VIII: William Tecumseh Sherman

Folder 1.34 William Tecumseh Sherman, n.d.

Series IX: Napoleon and His Generals

Folder 1.36 Abrantes, D. - Duchess, 1845
Folder 1.37 d'Anglas, Boissy, 1818
Folder 1.38 Bailly, Jean Sylvain- Mayor of Paris, 1789
Folder 1.39 Berthier, Louis Alexandre -Marshal, 1810
Folder 1.40 Bertrand, Henry Gratien -General, n.d.
Folder 1.41 Beurnomville, Pierre -Marshal, n.d.
Folder 1.42 Bonaparte, Napoleon, n.d.
Folder 1.43 Bourbon, Louis de, n.d.
Folder 1.44 Bourgeois, R.- In Battle of Waterloo, n.d.
Folder 1.45 Chaptal, 1808
Folder 1.46 Chenier, C.H., n.d.
Folder 1.47 Clary, Julia Marie - Queen of Spain, Wife of Joseph Bonaparte, 1813
Folder 1.48 Damme, Dominique Joseph Van - General, 1813
Folder 1.49 Desaix, Louis Charles Antoine - General, 1792
Folder 1.50 Destouches, Philippe Nericault, 1834
Folder 1.51 Fonquier, Tinville, 1793
Folder 1.52 Gouvion, Saint Cyr - General, 1817
Folder 1.53 Le Hefvre, F.G. - General, 1808
Folder 1.54 Lauriston, Jacques Alexandre - Marquis-General, 1808
Folder 1.55 Malherbe, Francois de, n.d.
Folder 1.56 Montesquieu, Marquis A.P. - General, 1796
Folder 1.57 Montholon, Charles Tristan - General, n.d.
Folder 1.58 Murat, Joachim - King of Naples, Cavalry Commander, n.d.
Folder 1.59 Phillippe, Louis - Duke de Chartres, 1848
Folder 1.60 Segur, 1782
Folder 1.61 Unidentified, n.d.
Folder 1.62 Walewska, Count Andrew - Son of Napoleon, n.d.

Series X: Civil War

Folder 2.1 Angur, C. C., 1865
Folder 2.2 Army Pass, 1861, 1865
Folder 2.3 Banks, N. P., 18--
Folder 2.4 Barlow, F. S., 1865
Folder 2.5 Blunt, Jas. G., 1866
Folder 2.6 Burnside, A. E., 1869
Folder 2.7 Butler, B. F., 1862
Folder 2.8 Cameron, Simon, 1885
Folder 2.9 Casey, Gen'l. Silas, 1865
Folder 2.10 Cass, Lewis, 1859
Folder 2.11 Chase, Salmon P., 1864
Folder 2.12 Cox, J. D., 1864
Folder 2.13 Curtis, S. R., 1865
Folder 2.14 Dent, F. T., 1866
Folder 2.15 Dodge, G. M., 1865
Folder 2.16 Grant, Ulysses S., 1863
Folder 2.17 Halleck, H. W., 1863
Folder 2.18 Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1808
Folder 2.19 Heintzleman, S. P., 1862, 1863
Folder 2.20 Herron, F. J., 1866
Folder 2.21 Hooker, Joseph, 1862
Folder 2.22 Howard, O. O., 1866
Folder 2.23 Jackson, Jas. W., 1852
Folder 2.24 Johnson, R. W., 1863
Folder 2.25 Lincoln, Abraham, 1862
Folder 2.26 Logan, John A., 1867, 1868
Folder 2.27 Lyon, N., 1861
Folder 2.28 Marcy, R. B., 1862
Folder 2.29 Martindale, J. H., 1863
Folder 2.30 McClellan, Geo. B., 1864
Folder 2.31 Order for Cask Ale, 1865
Folder 2.32 Paine, Chas. J., 1866
Folder 2.33 Porter, Fitz John, 1862
Folder 2.34 Rosencrans, W. S., 1862
Folder 2.35 Rousseau, L. H., 1866
Folder 2.36 Sale of Army Mule, 1863
Folder 2.37 Scott, Winfield, 1861
Folder 2.38 Sheridan, Phil, 1867
Folder 2.39 Sherman, William T., 1866
Folder 2.40 Sickles, Danz, 1867
Folder 2.41 Stanley, D. S., 1874
Folder 2.42 Stanton, Edwin M., 1864
Folder 2.43 Sykes, G. D., 1864
Folder 2.44 Thomas, G., 1866
Folder 2.45 Townsend, E. D., 1867
Folder 2.46 Vanderveer, WM., 1865
Folder 2.47 Wheaton, Frank, 18--

Series XI: English Literature and Art

Folder 4.1 The Barber's Shop Ad, n.d.
Folder 4.2 Blackstone, W., 1766
Folder 4.3 Burke, Edmund, 1787
Folder 4.4 Canning, George, 1820
Folder 4.5 Coledon, 1865
Folder 4.6 Collingwood, 1807
Folder 4.7 Cornwills, Barry, n.d.
Folder 4.8 Desaike, Edward, n.d.
Folder 4.9 Dickens, Charles, 1870
Folder 4.10 Edgeworth, Maria, n.d.
Folder 4.11 Eliot, George, 1858, 1861
Folder 4.12 Gortchakof, Prince Peter, n.d.
Folder 4.13 Grattar, Henry, 1793
Folder 4.14 Hook, Theodore, 1856
Folder 4.15 Hume-Jones, Philip, 1899
Folder 4.16 Irving, Washington, n.d.
Folder 4.17 James, G. V. R., 1851
Folder 4.18 Johnson, Samuel, 1782
Folder 4.19 Key, Francis Scott, n.d.
Folder 4.20 Kipling, Rudyard, n.d.
Folder 4.21 Knowles, Shendac, 1834
Folder 4.22 Landsar, Sir Edwin, 1869
Folder 4.23 Lang, Andrew, n.d.
Folder 4.24 Lardner, Dion, 1834
Folder 4.25 Lemon, Mark, 1863
Folder 4.26 Lerch, Mark, 1864
Folder 4.27 Levis, C. , n.d.
Folder 4.28 Lighte, Fred, n.d.
Folder 4.29 Lockhart, J., n.d.
Folder 4.30 Longfellow, Henry W., n.d.
Folder 4.31 Martin, Theodore, n.d.
Folder 4.32 Morgan, Sydney, 1839
Folder 4.33 Ophir Hall Ticket, n.d.
Folder 4.34 Pepys, Samuel, n.d.
Folder 4.35 Pitt, Harriot, 1769, 1770
Folder 4.36 Pitt, Hester, n.d.
Folder 4.37 Pitt, William, 1770, 1771
Folder 4.38 Pluyfair, Lyon, n.d.
Folder 4.39 Proctor, R. W., 1855
Folder 4.40 Rapell, J. H., n.d.
Folder 4.41 Rogers, Samuel, n.d.
Folder 4.42 Rose, George, 1857
Folder 4.43 Saffi, A., 1868
Folder 4.44 Sandars, 1855
Folder 4.45 Shillen, Mrs., n.d.
Folder 4.46 Stevenson, Robert Louis, 187-
Folder 4.47 Talma, Francois Joseph, 1809
Folder 4.48 Tennyson, Alfred, n.d.
Folder 4.49 Terquem, P. N., 1885
Folder 4.50 Thackeray, William M., n.d.
Folder 4.51 Turner, 18--
Folder 4.51 Unidentified, 1840

Series XII: Edmund Burke

Folder 4.53 Burke, Edmund, 1772

Series XIII: Robert Browning

Folder 2.48 Robert Browning Letter, 1878
Folder 2.49 Browning Family Photographs, n.d.

Series XIV: Robert E. Lee

Folder 2.50 Robert E. Lee, 1854

Series XV: Constitution of The United States

Volume 2 "We the People of the United States…do Ordain and Establish this Constitution for the United States of America." Printed in 2 columns on 4 numbered pages in Philadelphia by Dunlap and Claypool (Evans, American Bibliography 20817), 1787

Series XVI: Presidents of The United States

Volume 3 Album containing letters and documents signed by every United States president from George Washington through Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1796-1929

Series XVII: Robert Louis Stevenson

Volume 4 Autograph transcript signed of his poem, "To H.F. Brown," 18--

Series XVIII: Napoleon and His Family

Volume 5 Album containing approximately 10 letters and documents signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and members of the imperial family, including the Empress Josephine and Empress Mari-Louise, 1787?-1816?

Series XIX: Koran

Volume 6 Manuscript copy of the Koran, approximately 600 leaves, 17--

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