Avery Drawings & Archives Collections

C. H. Detwiller Columbia 1885 collection, 1874-1940, bulk 1881-1885

Series 3: Personal Papers

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Subseries A: Childhood Drawings

Materials include two sketchbooks and loose drawings done between 1874-1879.

These materials are arranged chronologically.

Box 1 [Sailing Ship.], 1874 Nov 16, 1 item

Graphite on paper.

Inscription and date on verso.

Box 3 Drawing Book #1., 1874 Dec-circa 1875, 1 item

Bound sketchbook, with brown marbled cover.

Includes drawing exercises of such subjects as New York Harbor and Newark Bay scenes, sailing ships, animals, and the Detwiller residence in Jersey City, NJ.

Box 3 Drawing Book #2., 1876 Dec-circa 1879, 1 item

Bound sketchbook, with green marbled cover.

Includes Declaration of Independence, sailing ships, plans of Detwiller residence, Jersey City, NJ.

Drawer 179a Central Railroad of New Jersey, Engine no. 96., 1879, 1 item

Graphite on paper.

Subseries B: Diaries

Box 3 Brief diary., 1876-1887, 1 item

Bound diary.

Includes entries about Columbia classes, pleasure activities, newsworthy events, and opening of Brooklyn (East River) Bridge in 1883.

Subseries C: Memorabilia

Box 2 Charles H. Detwiller on horse, "Dexter.", circa 1880, 1 item

Gelatin silver photographic print.

Box 1 Travel sketch, Sugar Mill Ruin, New Smyrna, Florida., circa 1890-1910, 1 item

Watercolor on paper.

Box 1 Scrapbook., circa 1875-1940, 1 item

Bound scrapbook.

Includes letterhead for Detwiller & Melendy; article about Jersey City Woman's Club, designed by Detwiller; wedding and social invitations and notices, obituaries, Columbia University ephemera.

Box 1 Detwiller & Street. Price List of the Brilliant Excelsion Fireworks., circa 1883-1885, 1 item

Cyanotype on paper.

Includes view of Brooklyn Bridge opening celebration fireworks display on last page.

Box 1 Detwiller, Jacob J., Residence. Danforth Avenue, Greenville [Jersey City], New Jersey., circa 1890-1910, 1 item

Sepia albumen print on paper.

With manuscript note, "Old Detwiler Homested, Danforth Ave., Green Ville, NJ. (now part of Jersey City). Picture taken about 1880-1900. J. J. Detwiller on porch. Tower was lookout to "The Bay." Later contained mineral collection.