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Dreer, Ferdinand Julius 1812-1902

Overview
Works: 44 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 144 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Genealogy  History  Records and correspondence  Autographs  Sources  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Deeds 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR4360, 821.7
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Most widely held works by Ferdinand Julius Dreer
A catalogue of the collection of autographs formed by Ferdinand Julius Dreer by Ferdinand J Dreer( Book )

in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Den. : Respectfully dedicated to Ferdinand J. Dreer, Esq. by H. V MacCully( Book )

2 editions published in 1895 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centennial celebration by the Annin family at the old stone house in Somerset County, N.J., August 15, 1866 by Ferdinand J Dreer( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old stone house in Somerset County, New Jersey, near the village of Liberty Corner (originally called Annan Corner), was built by John Annan in 1766. Includes a list of the descendants of John Annan present at the centennial celebration
A Catalogue of the Collection of Autographs formed by F.J. Dreer by Ferdinand J Dreer( Book )

1 edition published in 1890 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

clergymen by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

American Protestant Episcopal bishops; American clergy; popes and cardinals; figures of the Protestant Reformation; English clergy
Miscellaneous manuscripts by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Letters of Nicholas Biddle; Bank of the United States; American lawyers; English lawyers; philanthropists; and famous merchants
Literary and scientific by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scientific and miscellaneous manuscripts complete this section of the collection: Benjamin Rush manuscripts, 1786-1813; materials relating to the polar expedition of John Ross, 1832-1836; letters to Alfred L. Elwyn, Treasurer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1848-1856; and Elisha Kent Kane's journal, 1853-1855, of the 2nd Grinnel Expedition and correspondence with George W. Childs concerning its publication. Also present: Thomas Rush, memorandum book, 1711-1749; surveys of land of Richard Peters, 1742-1765; miscellaneous manuscripts of Friends Meetings, Middletown, Bucks County, and elsewhere, 1731-1832; records of the Homony Club, Annapolis, Md., 1770-1773; Chester County, Pa., bail books, 1768-1785, and special bail book, 1805-1830; Bucks County, Pa., militia brigade inspector's reports, 1800-1818; Philadelphia Fire Company, constitution and minutes, 1818-1837; dockets of justices of the peace, Adams County, Pa., 1830-1832, 1858-1860; subscription list for mezzotint engraving after Athenaeum portrait of George Washington, published by George W. Childs, 1852, with testimonial letters from U.S. senators; diaries and accounts of Mrs. Scott Siddons, 1881-1890; Robert Proud, accounts for his Philadelphia school, 1751-1790, with a list of students; and Thomas Sully's Register of Portraits
political and military figures by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Colonial Conventions, including the Albany and the Stamp Act Congresses; members of the Old Congress; signers of the Declaration, with the state seals; members of the Federal Convention; Presidents Washington to Harding and their cabinets; governors of the states; mayors of Philadelphia to 1893; American statesmen; officers in America before the Revolution; generals of the Revolution; soldiers of the Revolution; officers in the War of 1812 and the Mexican War; American naval officers; Union generals; Confederate generals; and Union officers
Miscellaneous by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miscellaneous letters and papers of Americans and Europeans including correspondence of John Fothergill, Yorkshire Quaker merchant, and his son, Dr. John Fothergill, 1703-1798; letters collected by the family of John Franklin, pioneer settler in the Wyoming Valley; and papers of Edwin Greble, Philadelphia politician, 1853-1883. Also included is ephemeral Americana removed from a volume labeled by Dreer "Historical and Literary Curiosities."
Albert Newsam : the deaf and dumb artist( Book )

1 edition published in 1862 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Baltimore, [Md.], to F.J. Dreer by Brantz Mayer( )

1 edition published in 1859 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

November 13, 1859, letter to Ferdinand J. Dreer, a Philadelphia capitalist and vice president of the Pennsylvania Historical Society, forwarding letters of Thomas Hart Benton, John Charles Frémont, and several others, and advising Dreer to acquire a Martha Washington autograph
Collection by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection includes: political and military figures; European political and military figures; fine and performing artists; American and European literary figures; clergymen; scientists and explorers; and English and continental literary figures of the nineteenth century
scientists and explorers by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Inventors; travelers and explorers; physicians, surgeons, and chemists; astronomers; scientists
Ferdinand J. Dreer autograph collection by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Miscellaneous letters, 1703-1883: Miscellaneous letters and papers of Americans and Europeans including correspondence of John Fothergill, Yorkshire Quaker merchant, and his son, Dr. John Fothergill, 1703-1798; letters collected by the family of John Franklin, pioneer settler in the Wyoming Valley; and papers of Edwin Greble, Philadelphia politician, 1853-1883. Also included in ephemeral Americana removed from a volume labeled by Dreer ⁰́₋Historical and Literary Curiosities.⁰́₊ Samuel Carter Hall letters, ca. 1850-1880: Letters addressed to Samuel Carter Hall, editor of the Art Journal, and his wife, Anna Maria Fielding Hall. Correspondents include: W. C. Aitken, William Cullen Bryant, Fredrika Bremer, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton, and Walter Savage Landor, 1850-1880s. Dreer formed this collection of ⁰́₋letters written by the hands of persons of different nationalities and distinguished in almost every arena of intellectual activity⁰́₊ between 1848 and 1890. To these holograph items Dreer added engravings, lithographs, and other ephemera illustrative of the careers of the individuals whose autographs he collected. With funds provided by Dreer at the time of his gift and by his estate, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania has continued to add to the collection. The Dreer Collection was formed by gifts, purchases, and exchanges. Dreer⁰́₉s most important early purchase was part of the Robert Gilmor Collection in 1851, a collection particularly rich in the papers of the Penn family, George Washington, and British and European artists and literary figures. In 1863 Dreer retired from the jewelry business to devote himself entirely to ⁰́₋my favorite employment and recreation of collecting, repairing, and arranging autograph letters.⁰́₊ The collection he formed is rather idiosyncratic and personal and reveals his interest in the arts and sciences, exploration, spiritualism, and the Civil War. Until 1870 Dreer dealt exclusively with American dealers and collectors, but thereafter he began to buy extensively in Europe. Throughout his collecting career Dreer received significant gifts from individuals whose papers he was collecting as well as from other collectors. Such gifts included an important group from Robert Dale Owen, and the Hall Collection from George W. Childs, editor of the Public Ledger. After Dreer⁰́₉s death, Simon Gratz bought extensively for the collection. The purchases recorded in the accession book reveal Gratz⁰́₉ taste for political Americana more than they reflect Dreer⁰́₉s interests
Morristown [Morris Co.?] to Mary L. Lloyd [n.p.] by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

1 edition published in 1867 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Lists desiderata for his autograph collection
British Museum, to F.J. Dreer by Richard Garnett( )

1 edition published in 1892 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Concerning autographs in books in the Library
Political and military history papers by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dreer collected Civil War materials extensively, including: William G. Brownlow, "History of the Rise, Progress and Decline of the Great Rebellion, 1861-1862," published in 1862; letterpress book of Brevet Brigadier General James A. Ekin; papers relating to John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, his trial and subsequent execution; letters of Confederate General Gideon J. Pillow to his wife Mary; scrapbooks of "Rebellion Relics," including ephemera, songsheets, broadsides, photograph of John Wilkes Booth, and Confederate and U.S. fractional currency; diary, 1862-1863, of John H. Markley, a sergeant in the Pennsylvania Volunteers; and Francis Janvier's manuscript of his Civil War poem, "The Sleeping Sentinel," 1863
English bards, and Scotch reviewers : a satire by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

1 edition published in 1865 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Handwritten copy made by an unidentified individual of Byron's English Bards & Scotch Reviewers. Copied sometime after the appearance of the second version of the fourth edition (see lines 741-746) as described in Thomas J. Wise's Bibliography of Byron (p. 27). Includes notes which identify individuals and annotate the poem
fine and performing artists by Ferdinand J Dreer( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actors, singers, and dancers; painters and engravers; architects and sculptors; musicians and composers
Scrap book, 2 v. : engraved certificates, etc. LHMS? by Ferdinand J Dreer( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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