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Dreer, Ferdinand Julius 1812-1902

Overview
Works: 43 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 138 library holdings
Genres: Genealogy  History  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Autographs  Personal narratives‡vConfederate  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Z42, 929.2
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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 58 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
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
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
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
Ferdinand J. Dreer autograph collection by Ferdinand J Dreer ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Dreer Collection consists of four sections: specimen autographs arranged by Dreer in categories; additions to the collection after 1890, largely alphabetically arranged; individual letterbooks, journals, literary manuscripts, and small collections assembled by others; and a collection of English and continental literary figures of the mid-19th century, assembled by Samuel Carter Hall, editor of the British Art Journal. 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 British and continental literary figures of the nineteenth century. These catergories are further broken down as follows: Autographs of political and military figures, 1497-1922: Colonial Conventions, including the Albany and 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. Autographs of European political and military figures, 1571-1917: Statesmen of continental Europe; British statesmen; French Revolution; royal personages; British military; British navy; officers of the French army and navy; miscellaneous military figures. Autographs of fine and performing artists, 1492-1921: Actors, singers, and dancers; painters and engravers; architects and sculptors; musicians and composers. American and European literary figures, 1604-1918: American prose writers; American poets; British prose writers; British poets; German prose writers; French prose writers; European writers; continental poets. Autographs of clergymen, 1492-1921: American Protestant Episcopal bishops; American clergy; popes and cardinals; figures of the Protestant Reformation; British clergy. Autographs of scientists and explorers, 1492-1912: Inventors; travelers and explorers; physicians, surgeons, and chemists; astronomers; scientists. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1730-1892: Letters of Nicholas Biddle; Bank of the United States; American lawyers; British lawyers; philanthropists; and famous merchants. Literary and scientific autographs and manuscripts, 1703-1900: Letters, literary manuscripts, and journals organized around individuals, institutions, or events. Of American interest are: letters of the Penn family, 1666-1786; letter of Evan Evans, Rector of Christ Church, Philadelphia, to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel, 1707; Franklin⁰́₉s ⁰́₋Queries to be asked the Junto;⁰́₊ letters from Patrick Henry to George Washington, 1777-1778, concerning the Conway cabal; papers of George Washington, 1744-1799; letters of Thomas Jefferson, 1774-1825; letters of Robert Morris, 1777-1799; letters of Thomas Jefferson, 1774-1825; letters of Robert Morris, 1777-1799; Jacob Rush⁰́₉s letters to John Hancock, 1777; letters to Philadelphia naturalist Humphrey Marshall from Thomas Parke, John Abell, and other naturalists in America and Europe, 1772-1796; John Heckewelder⁰́₉s journal, 1793; and letters, papers, and prints illustrating Marquis de LaFayette⁰́₉s life, 1784-1830. Dreer also collected a comprehensive group of papers relating to the publication of John Marshall⁰́₉s Life of George Washington, including the holograph manuscript for volumes 4 and 5 (the first three volumes were destroyed in a printing office fire), subscription lists, and letters between Caleb P. Wayne, the publisher, and Mason Locke Weems and William Poyntell, his agents, as well as letters from Bushrod Washington and John Marshall. From his friend Robert Dale Owen, Dreer received holograph copies of ⁰́₋The Future of the North West in connection with the scheme of Reconstruction without New England,⁰́₊ 1863; Owen⁰́₉s examination of spiritualism, ⁰́₋Footfalls on the Boundary of Another World,⁰́₊ 1860; and a letter addressed to President Lincoln in 1863, ⁰́₋The Pardoning Power in its Relation to Reconstruction.⁰́₊ Other literary manuscripts include: Edgar Allan Poe, holograph copies of verse and a book review; letters of Jared Sparks, 1835-1843, to Edward Ingraham; Leigh hunt, manuscript for About Ben Adhem; William Duane⁰́₉s book of humorous anecdotes; John Fanning Watson, ⁰́₋Historical Incidents of Germantown,⁰́₊ 1823, ⁰́₋Annals of Philadelphia⁰́₊ and supplement, and genealogical material concerning the Fanning family; Francis Hopkinson⁰́₉s transcription, 1776, of ⁰́₋Chronological Tables of Europe;⁰́₊ John Redman⁰́₉s annotated copy of Emanuel Swedenborg⁰́₉s Delights of Wisdom concerning Conjugal Love (London, 1794); and John Penn⁰́₉s copy of Les Vrais Principes de la Langue francaise (Amsterdam, 1747). 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 Kane⁰́₉sjournal, 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 Cunty bail books, 1768-1785, and special bail book, 1805-1830; Bucks County, militia brigade inspector⁰́₉s reports, 1800-1818; Philadelphia Fire Company constitution and minutes, 1818-1837; dockets of justices of the peace, Adams County, 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 Sully⁰́₉s Register of Portraits. Political and military history papers, 1518-1864: Dreer collected Civil War materials extensively, including William G. Brownlow, ⁰́₋History of the Rise, Progress and Decline of the Great Rebellion, 1861-1862,⁰́₊ published in 1862; letterpress book of Brevet Brigadier General James A. Ekin; papers relating to John Brown⁰́₉s raid on Harper⁰́₉s Ferry, Va., his trial and subsequent execution; letters of Confederate General Gideon J. Pillow to his wife Mary; scrapbooks of ⁰́₋Rebellion Relics,⁰́₊ including ephemera, songsheets, broadsides, photograph of John Wilkes Booth, and Confederate and United States fractional currency; diary, 1862-1863, of John H. Markley, a sergeant in the Pennsylvania Volunteers; and Francis Janvier⁰́₉s manuscript of his Civil War poem, ⁰́₋The Sleeping Sentinel,⁰́₊ 1863. Represented, too, are a number of political and military figures from other periods: documents relating to the history of Holland, 1518-1673, including several of William the Silent and William III, in Dutch, and a summary account of the Estates General; letter of James VI of Scotland to Queen Anne of Denmark, 1593; documents relating to Admiral Sir William Penn, 1650-1651, including minutes of several Councils of War off Spain and of the Admiralty Board, 1655-1667; holograph and typescript of William Darlington⁰́₉s ⁰́₋Memoirs and Correspondence of John Lacey, Esq.;⁰́₊ Jacob Vandel⁰́₉s ⁰́₋Notes on the Mexican War,⁰́₊ 1846, revised 1874; returns of Daniel Wier, Commissary to His Majesty⁰́₉s Troops in America, 1777; log of the U.S. brig Argus, 1808-1811; account with sloop Sally, 1763-1764; and letters of Edward Rutledge of South Carolina
Scrap book, 2 v. : engraved certificates, etc. LHMS? by Ferdinand J Dreer ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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
Political and military history papers by Ferdinand J Dreer ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Present, too, are a number of political and military figures from other periods: documents relating to the history of Holland, 1518-1673, including several of William the Silent and William III, in Dutch, and a summary account of the Estates General; letter of James VI of Scotland to Queen Anne of Denmark, 1593; documents relating to Admiral Sir William Penn, 1650-1651, including minutes of several Councils of War off Spain and of the Admiralty Board, 1655-1667; holograph and typescript of William Darlington's "Memoirs and Correspondence of John Lacey, Esq.;" Jacob Os Vandel's "Notes on the Mexican War," 1846, revised 1874; returns of Daniel Wier, Commissary to His Majesty's Troops in America, 1777; log of the U.S. Brig Argus, 1808-1811; and letters of Edward Rutledge of South Carolina
American and European literary figures by Ferdinand J Dreer ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
American prose writers; American poets; English prose writers; British poets; German prose writers; French prose writers; European writers; continental poets
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
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
Albert Newsam : the deaf and dumb artist ( Book )
1 edition published in 1862 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bass Otis, painted by himself aged 76, for F.J. Dreer AD 1860 by Bass Otis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1860 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Subject: Bust length portrait of Bass Otis, wearing a dark suit and bowtie. He faces slightly to the right and has his hair combed back, with his glasses pushed up onto his forehead
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
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
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
European political and military figures by Ferdinand J Dreer ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Statesmen of continental Europe; English statesmen; French Revolution; royal personages; English military; English navy; officers of the French army and navy; miscellaneous military figures
 
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