Kantor Collection on the U.S. Sanitary Commission and Sanitary Fairs

Collection Summary

Title: Kantor Collection on the U.S. Sanitary Commission and Sanitary Fairs
Call Number: MS 92-25
Size: 6.0 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Robert and Marjorie Kantor
Processed By: KJC, 5-15-1992; JEF, 5-4-1998; MN, 1-2009; LMM, 8-17-2012
Note: Related book collection: Kantor Collection, containing books and pamphlets concerning the U.S. Sanitary Commission and the American Civil War
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

The Kantor Collection on the U.S. Sanitary Commission and Sanitary Fairs documents the activities of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and sanitary fairs to raise money and support for medical and humanitarian care for Union soldiers during the Civil War. The collection includes correspondence, financial appeals, ground plans, sheet music, broadsides, stereographs, lithographs, newspapers, and ephemera. More than two dozen sanitary fairs, which heavily relied on the volunteer efforts of women, were held between 1863 and 1865. They raised millions of dollars for the benefit of the U.S. Sanitary Commission and provided a way for civilians to contribute time, energy and money to show their support for the Union cause.

Administrative History

The United States Sanitary Commission and sanitary fairs represented one of the most successful democratic, humanitarian and philanthropic efforts in American history. The federally approved Commission evolved out of concerted efforts of private citizens who were alarmed at the lack of medical support for the Union military forces in 1861. On the eve of the Civil War the military medical department lacked a plan, personnel, supplies and equipment for collecting wounded soldiers from the battlefield, transporting them to hospitals and caring for them there. President Lincoln acknowledged the situation and signed an executive order in June 1861 formally recognizing the volunteer group as the United States Sanitary Commission. Comprised of clergy, physicians and women, the Sanitary Commission worked both nationally and locally to raise money, educate the public about the reasons for supporting the war effort and organize the sanitary arrangements in camps and hospitals.
Initial fund raising efforts of the Commission were only marginally successful. In 1863 two managers of the Chicago regional office, Mary Livermore and Jane Hoge, organized the first grand sanitary fair in Chicago to raise money for the troops and build up civilian morale by encouraging greater citizen involvement in all aspects of the fair. She and the other fair organizers received donations of refreshments, goods for sale, displays of artwork and “curiosities,” and offers to perform dramatic and musical entertainments. The fair raised more than $78,000, an unprecedented sum, and garnered wide support from the public, resulting in ”fair mania.” Its success prompted other cities to organize similar events and many large cities, notably New York and Philadelphia, competed to stage fairs that featured ever more lavish pageantry.
Although initially reluctant to support these grand local fairs, members of the national Commission recognized their effectiveness and helped to organize and run sanitary fairs held in twenty cities throughout the North for the duration of the war. Estimates of total money raised for all the fairs vary from $5 to $7 million dollars as many citizens came to embrace the fairs as a patriotic vehicle to strengthen the Union and an acceptable diversion from the often depressing news from the front. The national Commission also worked hard to garner international support for the Union in Britain and western Europe and achieved some notable fund raising success among both British and European citizens as well as U.S. citizens living abroad.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-38 Correspondence. Letters pertaining to the U.S. Sanitary Commission from 1861 to 1888. The majority of the letters are written to and from both Frederick N. Knapp and Alfred J. Bloor. The letters have been grouped by topic rather than chronology and so they reveal typical interpersonal conflicts that are a part of every organization.
Series 2 Box 1 FF 39-70 Imprints, Forms, Circulars, and Contracts. Dated 1861-1865, the bulk of the imprints and circulars relate to the Great Central Fair, with a few exceptions. There are blank receipts and forms from the Sanitary Commission Office. Included in the series are military passports, and colored lithograph certificates.
Series 3 Box 2-Box 3 Music Song Sheets. Dated 1820 to 1865. Two bound books and twenty loose-leaf sheets. The bound books have pre-Civil War and Civil War songs, and are listed in order as bound. The theme of the loose-leaf sheets is the Sanitary Fair. The sheet music was written for different fairs, it varies from marches to polkas. Included in the series are two sheets of Confederate music. A great majority of the sheets are very fragile and in poor condition.
Series 4 Box 4 Large Broadsides. Contains an array of advertisements and announcements about different Sanitary Fairs. Included are lithographs that depict a variety of U.S. Sanitary Commission occupations.
Series 5 Box 5 Small Broadsides, Tickets, and Miscellaneous. Contains a variety of articles relating to different Sanitary Fairs. The small broadsides are announcements and public invitations. Included in the series are photographs, stereocards, and lithograph cards.
Series 6 Box 6 Newspapers. Contains assorted newspapers dating from 1861 to 1866 with articles related to the Sanitary Commission. The newspapers are arranged alphabetically throughout the box and arranged by date within each separate newspaper.
Series 7 Box 7 Miscellaneous Sanitary Commission Materials. Contains a variety of items including correspondence and supply registers connected with the Sanitary Commission.
Series 8 Box 8 Miscellaneous Sanitary Fair Materials. Contains a variety of items related to several Sanitary Fairs, including the U.S. Sanitary Fair in Philadelphia, the Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, and the Cooper Soldiers' Home. Included are engravings, broadsides, and stereoviews of the fairs.
Series 9 Oversized Storage, Hanging Rack Oversized. Includes oversized newspapers and broadsides.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Correspondence

Box 1 FF 1 12 July 1862 - Copy. 6 pp. To my dear sir, from Dr. Lieber of the Sanitary Commission. Reply why the Army depends on volunteer aid. 5 March 1864 - Washington, D. C. To sir, from the military director, surgeon, U.S. Army. Revoking supplies purchasing from the Sanitary Commission.
Box 1 FF 2 28 March 1864 - Paris. 13 pp. Printed letter to European Branch, Sanitary Commission from Chas. Bowles. Includes a letter from Henry Bellows.
Box 1 FF 3 1 January 1864 - 19 pp. Report. To sir, from F. K. Knapp. End of Quarter Report of the work at the Home. With envelope.
Box 1 FF 4 27 November 1864 - Chaplin Farm, Va. Letter. To my dear sister, from Brother Bew (?). Describes camp rations. 3 September 1864 - City Point Hospital, Va. Letter. To dear friend, from Arthur Shields. Letter from a convalescing soldier. Confidential. 26 May 1864 - In the field above Bemuda. Letter. To Rev. Knapp from Edward E. Hales. Concerning the care of sick and wounded men.
Box 1 FF 5 27 May 1864 - In the field, Va. and N. Carolina. Letter. To Rev. Frederick Knapp from Edward E. Hales. Looking for hospital corpsmen or transport boats. 27 May - Letter. Private. To dear Knapp from Edward E. Hales. Written at the suggestion of Gen. Butler to hire corpsmen for the army at $13.00 per month. 18 January 1864 - Cleveland, Ohio. Letter. To my dear Mrs. Farr from Ellen F. Trury (?), sect. for the Ohio Fair. About the various committees for the Fair. Single sheet of paper. By laws for the Norwalk Soldier's Aid Society.
Box 1 FF 6 Meeting minutes, organizing into Soldier's Aid Society. 6 May 1864 - Chattanooga, Tenn. Letter. To dear Mrs. Farr from A. N. Renn (?). Regarding the "true" hospital garden.
Box 1 FF 7 10 October 1864 - Chattanooga, Tenn. Letter. To dear Mrs. Farr from A. N. (?). Chastising the "sightseeing" volunteers. 24 December 1861 - Boston. Letter. To C. H. Newton from L. G. Flowe. Soliciting goods for the hospitals. 15 February 1864 - To dear Miss Lydia from C. M. K. (?). Discussing the soliciting aid for the wounded.
Box 1 FF 8 Six letters to the United States Sanitary Commission Army and Navy Claim Agency. To Frederick Knapp from Darius Forbes. Replies to previous letters of complaints toward his department. A.7934, A7935. Mr. Abbott's, A7937. Mr. William, A7938. Mr. George A. Blake, A.7939. Mrs. Williams, and A.7940. P. H. Harelieu.
Box 1 FF 9 9 September 1864 - Washington, D. C. 13 pp. Letter. To Fred N. Knapp from Alfred J. Bloor. Condensed record of his tour.
Box 1 FF 10 26 February 1864 - Washington, D. C. 7 pp. Letter. To F. N. Knapp from Alfred J. Bloor.
Box 1 FF 11 11 October 1864 - Washington, D. C. 7 pp. Draft letter. To dear sir, from Alfred F. Bloom.
Box 1 FF 12 8 July 1864 - NewYork. Letter. To Rev. Fred K. N. Knapp, from J. P. Foster. Defending the character of a H. Clay Weaver. 10 July 1864 - New Orleans. Letter. To F. N. Knapp, from Edward Crane. Concerning Mr. H. Clay.
Box 1 FF 13 10 July 1864 - New Orleans. 6 pp. Letter. To Rev. F. N. Knapp, from A. C. Bullard. Concerning a meeting about Clay Weaver.
Box 1 FF 14 11 July 1864 - New Orleans. Letter. To Rev. F. N. Knapp, from Michl. Hyland. In defense of Clay Weaver. 18 July 1864 - New Orleans. Letter. To F. N. Knapp, from G. A. Hall. In defense of H. Clay Weaver. 25 August 1864 - Letter. To Rev. F. N. Knapp, from A. C. Bullard. Request to relieve Weaver of his duties.
Box 1 FF 15 8 June 1863 - Washington City. Letter. To N. Knapp, from H. Clay Weaver. Report on the status of pensions, soldier societies, and con men in various counties in Pennsylvania.
Box 1 FF 16 3 November 1863 - 4 pp. Letter. To my dear Douglas, from Lewis H. Steener. Concerning affairs.
Box 1 FF 17 7 October 1863 - New Orleans. Letter. To Col. (?), from Ephriam Nute. A search for a Soldier's Home. 7 June 1863 - Boston. Letter. To Fred N. Knapp, from Edward Jackson. A report about the discharge of disabled soldiers. January 23 - Millards. Letter. To Mr. Knapp from Mrs. L. (?) Foster. Addressing the needs of "wronged" wounded soldiers. With envelope.
Box 1 FF 18 28 May 1863 - Annapolis, Maryland. Letter. To James Richardson, from B. Noorster. Letter introducting Dr. Beardsley. With envelope. 3 February 1863 - Nebraska. Letter. To F. N. Knapp, from J. F. N. Nase. With envelope. 9 July 1863 - Note from Jn. Bonne inquiring the where abouts of Thomas Wiseman. 13 February 1863 - Letter. To Rev. Fred N. Knapp, from James Richardson.
Box 1 FF 19 4 July 1863 - Letter. To Mr. Knapp, from C. C. Bellows. About prices paid for food supplies. Includes a card that lists supplies. 25 February 1864 - Letter. To Mr. Bellow, from Alfred Bloor. Suggesting changes in operations. 6 December 1864 - New York. Letter. To Col. Muhleck, from Bew Callius.
Box 1 FF 20 6 December 1864 - New York. Letter. To Col. Muhleck, from Bew Callius. Concerning office management. With envelope. 13 December 1864 - Harper's Ferry, Va. Letter. To F. N. Knapp, from Col. Muhleck. Concerning two letters sent to him from B. Callius. 14 August 1864 - Maryland. Letter. To Rev. F. N. Knapp, from (?). About Dr. Parrish's point of view on Sanitary Commission.
Box 1 FF 21 11 March 1864 - New Orleans. Letter. From C. G. Bullard. Breaking any connection with the Soldier's Home in New Orleans. 16 November 1864 - New Orleans. 6 pp. Letter. To friend Knapp from George Blake. Complaints about various departments. With envelope.
Box 1 FF 22 13 January 1864 - Buffalo, New York. Letter. To Mr. Knapp from Mrs. Hiram Suymon (?). 11 August 1864 - Utica, New York. 14 pp. letter, copy. To Miss Collins, from Alfred J. Bloor. Rebuttal of an accusation of stealing books.
Box 1 FF 23 10 October 1864 - New York. 5 pp. letter. To F. N. Knapp from A. C. Bullard. View of charity and the creation of a dependent class.
Box 1 FF 24 15 November 1864 - Louisville, Kentucky. Letter. To my dear Knapp, from (?). 5 December 1864 - Washington, D. C. Letter. To F. N. Knapp, from G. A. Abbott. Series of three letters (copies) to the U.S. Sanitary Army and Navy Claims Agency from Darius Forbes concerning allegations of misconduct. With envelope. 25 November 1864, 5 December 1864, and 8 December 1864.
Box 1 FF 25 12 October 1864 - Washington, D. C. Letter. To Mr. Knapp, from Alfred J. Bloor. A written reply as to his where about and his present state of mind. 13 October 1864 - Washington, D. C. Letter. To Mr. Knapp, from Alfred J. Bloor. 12 October 1864 - Note. Transcript of Bloor's verbal statement. 13 October 1864 - Washington. Letter. To my dear Mr. Knapp, from Alfred J. Bloor. A justification of a "truthful opinion."
Box 1 FF 26 Tuesday night, 1864 - Letter. To my dear Mr. Knapp, from your A. J. B. "I honestly say that what you say astonishes me." 24 February 1864 - Letter. To my dear Mr. Knapp, from Alfred J. Bloor. Continues previous rebuttal of charges. Suggests how he would run the office if placed in charge. 25 February 1864 - Note. To my dear Mr. Knapp, from Alfred J. Bloor. "Have received your private notes of the 24th and 25th."
Box 1 FF 27 7 January 1864 - Washington, D. C. Letter. To Dr. G. Foster Jenkins, from F. N. Knapp. Includes copy of a letter to and from Lewis H. Steiner.
Box 1 FF 28 23 December 1864 - New York. Letter. To F. N. Knapp, from G. F. Jenkins. 13 October 1864 - Letter, copy. To Mr. Bloor, from F. N. Knapp. Note, copy. "Will you sent me up that note?" 13 October 1864 - Washington, D. C. Letter. To Mr. Bloor from F. N. Knapp. Requesting again "that letter."
Box 1 FF 29 11 April 1864 - Washington, D. C. Letter. To Mr. Boone, from F. N. Knapp. About a statement of accounts. With envelope. 11 April 1864 - New York. Letter. To F. N. Knapp, from S. L. Hamlen. Requisition the return of Gen. Grant's autograph. 19 October 1864 - Baltimore, Maryland. Letter. To F. N. Knapp from J. A. Pancoast. Charges for furniture moving. 7 December 1864 - New York. Letter. To F. N. Knapp, from Francis Fowler. Concerning a receipt due.
Box 1 FF 30 6 July 1864 - Hospital camp, Maryland. Letter, copy. To Miss (?) H. D. Williams, from J. H. Grass (?). Letter of appreciation. 3 December 1864 - Letter. To my dear Knapp, from (?) Newberry. Enclosing a list of the stores distributed to during this quarter. 10 December 1864 - Washington, D. C. Letter, with envelope. A receipt for twenty-two horses. 24 December 1864 - Extract from Weekly Report of J. B. Abbott. Dissatisfaction of local pension agency and Darius Forbes.
Box 1 FF 31 27 December 1864 - Treasury Department. Letter, with envelope. To Mrs. Williams, from N. S. Jones. Concerning allegations made against Darius Forbes. 30 December 1864 - Soldiers Aid Rooms. Letter, with envelope. To Mr. F. N. Knapp, from E. R. Williams. Concerning Forbes' response to allegations. 1 January 1865 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Letter with envelope. To Rev. F. N. Knapp, from P. H. Hanlin. Allegations against "Duncan" Forbes.
Box 1 FF 32 26 December 1864 - Rochester, New York. Letter. To Mr. F. N. Knapp, from Mrs. E. R. Williams. Concerning Free Claim Agency. An affidavit from Mrs. Muhilney (?) is included. 16 February 1865 - Cedar Point, Virginia. Letter. To Mr. Knapp, from Elijah Cyrus. 31 August 1865 - New York. Letter. To my dear Mr. Knapp, from Mr. S. Blatchfard. Copy of a resolution of the Commission's historical work.
Box 1 FF 33 22 May 1865 - Washington, D. C. Letter. To Joseph Barrett, from Fred N. Knapp. Arrangements to supply ice water for 120 volunteers. 14 January 1865 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Letter. To my dear Mr. Knapp, from R. M. Lewis. May 1864 - Rhinebeck, New York. Letter. To dear sir, from Mr. Stan Miller. Requesting aid for soldiers. April 16, 1865 - Richmond, Va. Letter to Beloved Wife from husband (no identification). Mentions death of Lincoln.
Box 1 FF 34 27 March 1963 - Chicago, Illinois. Letter. To John (?). Observations and suggestions on supplies.
Box 1 FF 35 2 September 1861 - Rolloe (?), Mo. Letter, with envelope. To Mrs. Graves, from Daniel Huston. Informing her of the death of her son. 3 December 1862 - Portsmouth Grove, U.S.A. General Hospital. Letter. To dear Mr. Knapp, from K. P. W. Relating on the job experiences as a volunteer. 30 November 1862 - U.S.A. General Hospital, Portsmouth Grove. Letter. To my dear friend, from K. P. W. About grievances in the hospital. 1864 - Philadelphia. Letter. To Mrs. Jackmann, from Adeline Thompson.
Box 1 FF 36 23 December 1863 - New York. Original letter and typed copy. To Rev. John McClintock, from Henry W. Bellows. Includes information from the European Branch.
Box 1 FF 37 14 December 1867 - Florence, Italy. Letter. To my dear Alexander, from Henry Bellows. Explaining the success of the U.S. Sanitary Commission during the Civil War. 22 April 1863 - Near Stafford, Va. Letter. To Mr. James Richardson, from Chas. H. Smith. Concerning the return of loaned money.
Box 1 FF 38 11 February 1863 - Philadelphia. Letter. To Mrs. Latimer, from Dr. R. S. Revaendine. Acknowledging the receipt of canned food. 26 November 1862 - The Petition of Eliza A. Halleck. Proving her residence in the County of Matchertis, New York. 22 November 1862 - Power of Attorney document.

Series 2 ‒ Imprints, Forms, Circulars, and Contracts

Box 1 FF 39 1 March 1864 - Philadelphia agency. "The officers of the Sanitary Commission in Philadelphia propose organizing a grand fair;" "Great Central Fair, to be held at Philadelphia, June 1864, for the benefit of the United States Sanitary Commission. Circular of the Committee on Relics, Curiosities, and Autographs." Single sheet; 1 March 1864 - "The undersigned, members of the Executive Committee of the Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission, beg to invite the co-operation of all their fellow-citizens;" June 1864 - Great Central Fair. "Circular of the Committee on Relics, Curiosities, and Autographs;" 1 March 1864 - "The undersigned, members of the Executive Committee of the Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission, beg to invite the Co-operation of all their fellow-citizens." Single sheet.
Box 1 FF 40 1864 - Catalogue of Stoves, Holloware, and Ranges, Contributed to the Great Central Fair; 14 March 1864 - Fine Arts Committee of Great Central Fair. Single sheet; Metropolitan Fair in aid of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. The Curiosity Shop. Single sheet; The Great Central Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Circular of Committee on Fine Arts; The Great Central Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Circular of Committee on Fine Arts.
Box 1 FF 41 "Fete Chametre at Bartam Hall, in aid of the Great Central Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission." Floral and Horticultural Department; 1 June 1864 - Great Central Fair. Island of Cuba. Lecture notice; 28 March 1864 - Circular No. 1. Committee for a Day's Labor; "An Appeal to Philadelphians in behalf of the U.S. Sanitary Commission;" 20 June 1864 - The Donation of a Silver Fire Horn to the Sanitary Fair by the American Hose Co.
Box 1 FF 42 The Great Central Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission. Committee on Sewing Machines; Note on resolution passed by the Supervisory Committee. Signed by Storrow Higginson; June 1864 - Publication. United States Create Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia. Our Maizena Department, Bill of Fare. United States Great Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia.
Box 1 FF 43 December 1863 - Paris. European Branch of the U.S. Sanitary Commission; Circular for contributions. Metropolitan Fair for the U.S. Sanitary Commission. Committee for the Knicker Bocker Kitchen; The Soldiers Home of the Cincinnati Branch. J. S. Sanitary Commission; 22 February 1864 - Programme of Inauguration of the Northern Ohio Sanitary Fair; 25 February 1864 - Programme, Second Night of the Tableaux and Music of the Northern Ohio Sanitary Fair.
Box 1 FF 44 10 July 1865 - Imprint. Cleveland Branch Sanitary Commission Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio. About premature closing of societies; October 1865 - Imprint. Ohio Soldier's Home. The opening of Tripler Hospital as a soldiers' home; June 1865 - Imprint. Northwestern Sanitary Fair. Military Circular signed by Joseph Hooker, major general, president, Northwestern Sanitary Fair; Imprint. The Northwestern Sanitary Commission and Soldiers' Home Fair. Appeal for contributions and assistance to hold a Joint Fair in Chicago, May 1865.
Box 1 FF 45 Pamphlet. New York. U.S. Sanitary Commission, Historical Bureau, No. 21. Solicitations for medical records; 16 September 1861 - Imprint. Washington. Office of the Sanitary Commission. Distribution of responsibility in the Commission; 5 September 1863 - Pamphlet. No. 5. Letter from Captain Quint; 14 November 1894 - Pamphlet. Bulletin No. 7. Cleveland Branch Sanitary Commission. Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio; 28 April 1865 - Pamphlet. Bulletin No. 11. Cleveland Branch Sanitary Commission. Soldiers' Aid Society of Northern Ohio.
Box 1 FF 46 1 January 1865 - Pamphlet. Third Annual Report of the Albany Army Relief Association; The Soldiers; Guide in Pennsylvania; November 1863 - Philadelphia. History of the Rebel Steam Ram. "Atlanta," for the Benefit of the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon.
Box 1 FF 47 4 July 1864 - Program. Philadelphia. Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon; 25 December 1862 - Program. Philadelphia. Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon; 20 March 1864 - Imprint. Committee on Produce of The Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission; Imprint. Lines in Memory of The Philadelphia Volunteer Refreshment Saloon; Card. Hospital Attached to The Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon; June 1865 - Philadelphia. Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon. Foot of Washington Street.
Box 1 FF 48 Circular. Citizens of Antrim Township; Circular. Great Central Fair. To be held in Philadelphia the first week in June 1864. Carriage Department; Circular. The committees and invited guests will assemble at the eastern end of Union Avenue and will be marshaled in the following, Order of Procession; 29, 30, and 31 March 1864 - Brochure. OLIO in the Aid of the Sanitary Commission of Lyceum Hall, Reading.
Box 1 FF 49 8 January 1862 - Imprint. New Hampshire. Soldiers' Aid Festival. The Peterboro Ladies' Volunteer Relief Association; Price list. Two copies. Philadelphia. Great Central Fair Restaurant; 1 June 1864 - Pamphlet. The Pittsburgh Sanitary Fair. Thomas Bakewell; 10 May 1864 - Circular. Committee on Orations and Lectures of the Great Central Fair at Philadelphia for the Sanitary Commission; 1 March 1864 - Philadelphia Agency. Circular. "Sir: The Officers of the Sanitary Commission in Philadelphia propose organizing a grand fair."
Box 1 FF 50 Imprint. Rules for the Management of the Great Central Fair. Established by the Executive Committee; Tract. The Dying Drummer Boy. American Tract Society; 10 June 1864 - Imprint. Secretary's Office, Great Central Fair. A notification to deposit money received; 30 March 1864 - Imprint. Queries about the "Sanitary Commission," by "Index," and the Reply of the New York Evening Post; Circular: New York office of the U.S. Sanitary Commission. "The U.S. Sanitary Commission desire to improve the peculiar faculties..."
Box 1 FF 51 25 December 1865 - New York. Circular. Historical Bureau, No. 21, West 12th Street. "Dear Sir: The Sanitary Commission has in preparation..."; Pamphlet. Branch of the United States Sanitary Commission. "Individual and desultory labor accomplishes but little..."; Statistics listing for Soldier's Homes. Consolidated Report for the Month of March.
Box 1 FF 52 3 March 1863 - New York. Circular. Three copies. To Mrs. Moore, sec. of the Women's Pennsylvania Branch, from Henry Bellows. "Dear Madam: Allow me, through you, to thank the ladies of Philadelphia."
Box 1 FF 53 Pamphlet. Homeopathy in Military Hospitals. From the American Medical Times of January 18. Concerning homeopathic practices in hospitals; Imprint. An Act to Increase the Efficiency of the Medical Department of the Army; February 1863 - Boston. Circular. The New England Women's Auxiliary Association. Earnestly requests you to read the subjoined letters, and circulate them by insertion in your local newspapers and otherwise.
Box 1 FF 54 23 September 1861 - Washington, D. C. Two copies. Circular to Association Members. "The following resolutions having been adopted..."; New York. Imprint. U.S. Sanitary Commission. Historical Bureau Organization; 11 March 1863 - New York. Pamphlet. Open letter to Dr. Quackenbush from Henry Bellows. Concerning passage of a bill.
Box 1 FF 55 3 November 1866 - New York. Imprint. U.S. Sanitary Commission: Relief Service among disabled and needy soldiers and their families in the city of New York, from November 1, 1865 to November 1, 1866; Imprint. Five copies. Consolidated Report of U.S. Sanitary Commission's Soldiers' Home at New Orleans.
Box 1 FF 56 27 November 1865 - Imprint. United States Sanitary Commission. Army and Navy Claim Agency. Discontinuing Army and Navy Claim Agency; 21 October 1862 - Washington. Pamphlet. What They Have to do Who Stay at Home. Justification of the Commission; 18 May 1863 - New York. Circular. The Loyal National League. Call to the Convention; February 5 - Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Circular. Letter of Col. Moody on the U.S. Sanitary Commission.
Box 1 FF 57 June 1864 - Imprint. Two copies. Ground Plan of the Great Central Sanitary Fair, Logan Square, Philadelphia, 1864; 22 March 1864 - Philadelphia. Pamphlet. The Great Central Fair to be held in Philadelphia, June 1864. Special Committee on Fancy Goods, Watches, Jewelry, Silver, and Plated Ware; 20 April 1864 - Circular. The Great Central Fair for the United States Sanitary Commission. Committee on Labor, Incomes and Revenue, Committee on the Legal Profession; June 1864 - Imprint. The Great Central Fair to be held in Philadelphia, June 1864. Appeal, in Behalf of our Sick and Wounded Soldiers.
Box 1 FF 58 1 March 1864 - Philadelphia. Circular. Office of the Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission. To Reverend Clergy of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware; 10 June 1864 - Circular. Great Central Fair to be held in Philadelphia, June 10th, 1864. The Committee on Dress and Millinery; Imprint. "The duty of the National Government in respect to the education of the citizens..."; October 23 to November 4, 1865 - Philadelphia. Plan. Plan of the Fair for the Soldiers and Sailors' Home.
Box 1 FF 59 29 April 1864 - NewYork. Circular, No. 9. The Sanitary Commission. To the Editor of the Boston Journal. From J. Foster Jenkins; 23 June 1865 - Washington. Circular. Closing Work of the Sanitary Commission. To the Secretary of the California Branch, U.S. Sanitary Commission, from Joseph Parrish; 18 May 1864 - Circular. The Great Central Fair. To Besore and Speck, having been appointed by the Produce Committee of the Great Central Fair to receive and forward produce and money; December 1863 - Boston. Circular. U.S. Christian Commission. "By accepting a commission from the Christian Commission, the delegate agrees to follow the printed instructions..."; 1 December 1864 - Louisville, Kentucky. Photocopied Circular from the Sanitary Reporter. A Mistake Corrected.
Box 1 FF 60 July 1864 - Philadelphia. Receipts. Two copies. Donations receipt to the Grand Central Fair. A marble baptismal font; 18 April 1863 - Cincinnati Branch, U.S. Christian Commission. Received of Mrs. R. H. Boyd; 24 August 1863 - Cincinnati Branch, U.S. Christian Commission. Received of Mrs. R. H. Boyd; 11 October 1865 - Philadelphia. U.S. Christian Commission rooms. To Rev. George Peck, D.D., from George S. Phambert. Soliciting a picture card and autograph for George H. Stuart; 30 July 1861 - Washington. Receipt No. 63, of L. Learned. $50.00; 4 April 1864 - New York. Receipt from the Metropolitan Fair, Mrs. Mathews.
Box 1 FF 61 4 June 1864 - New York Metropolitan Fair. Receipt from Mefrs. Stienway and Sons. For a grand piano; 30 July 1861 - Washington, D. C. Receipt of Mr. L. Learned for $50.00. U.S. Sanitary Commission; 22 September 1862 - Boston. Receipt of anonymous friends in Durham, N. H. for a liberal donation for the soldiers; 4 April 1864 - New York Metropolitan Fair. Receipt of Mrs. Mathews; 6 August 1864 - Army of the Potomac. Receipt from the United States Sanitary Commission, "for the use of sick and wounded soldiers;" 12 August 1864 - Army of the Potomac. Receipt from the United States Sanitary Commission, "for the use of sick and wounded soldiers;" 22 August 1864 - Washington, D. C. Five blank copies (two copies unsigned). A Statement of Pay Due. U.S. Sanitary Commission. Signed on back by Jas. K. Barnes, Surgeon Generals Office, and Fred Knapp; 21 July 1865 - Cleveland, Ohio. Receipt. Rooms, Soldiers' Aid Society. Signed by Mary C. Brayton; 23 March 1865 - Cleveland, Ohio. Rooms Soldiers' Aid Society. Signed by Mary C. Brayton. Note at the bottom to Dear Mrs. Farr.
Box 1 FF 62 Blank certificate. Pennsylvania. Grand Army of the Republic muster into Post No. 23 of Pottsville; Blank certificate. Honorable discharge. Grand Army of the Republic; Blank oath of Allegiance. Two copies; Blank "Statement Concerning Voluntary Contributions" of money for the relief and comfort of soldiers and sailors in the Army and Navy of the United States; Blank "Invoice of Articles Donated to the Northern Ohio Sanitary Fair at Cleveland." Three copies.
Box 1 FF 63 Blank receipts from the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Washington, six copies; Blank receipt from the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Washington; Blank invoice form, Washington, Office of the Sanitary Commission. "I have the honor to inform you." Two copies; Blank invoice form, Washington, D. C., The United States Sanitary Commission. "I have this day forwarded by..." Two copies; Blank form, U.S. Sanitary Commission, three copies; Blank form, U.S. Sanitary Commission, "You are requested."
Box 1 FF 64 Blank Invalid's Power of Attorney, two copies; Blank Widow's Power of Attorney, two copies; Blank invoice of Articles, Cleveland, three copies; Blank Discharge papers, Voucher No. 5; Blank letter form, Washington, D. C., U.S. Sanitary Commission, Special Relief Office, "Your application for bounty..."
Box 1 FF 65 28 August 1862 - New York, Eligibility card, Headquarters, Co. G. Col. Dodge, 7th Regiment N. Y. Mounted Riflemen, To Robert L. Campbell; 16 January 1864 - Pass, Virginia and North Carolina, Provost Marshall's Office, Pass for Mr. L. Allen; 22 September 1864 - Pass, Office Provost Marshall, Mil. Dist. of Harper's Ferry, Guards and pickets pass Dr. Jenkins and Knapp; 23 August 1864 - New Hampshire, Provost Marshall's Office, "Certify Frederick Knapp aged 41...is enrolled in the first class of those liable to draft..."
Box 1 FF 66 10 May 1865 - Chicago, Certificate Officer's Commission, Head-Quarters Army of the American Eagle, For Henry A. Mudge; 3 May 1863 - Richmond, Va., 'Contract with a Private Physician"; 22 March 1864 - Philadelphia, Certificate, Cooper Shop Soldier's Home, Received of Mr. D. H. Jackman; 28 October 1864 - Philadelphia, Certificate, Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital. Received of O. O.Wilcox; Blank certificate, Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital, 1946 - Certificate, from the Franklin D. Roosevelt Stamp Collection.
Box 1 FF 67 20 forms. "Returns Concerning the Means of Support of Discharged Disabled Soldiers, and the Provisions Made for Them."
Box 1 FF 68 21 forms. "Returns Concerning the Means of Support of Discharged Disabled Soldiers, and the Provisions Made for Them."
Box 1 FF 69 February 1862 - Certificate. Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital. "Joseph Rudolph is a nice little boy and obeys his father, mother and aunt."
Box 1 FF 70 4 February 1864 - Philadelphia. Receipt. Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon. Receipt of N. F. Martness for $8.00; Blank Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon receipts. Eight copies.

Series 3 ‒ Music Song Sheets

Box 2 Bound book. Songs listed in bound order: 1842, Hewitt, John H., "Mr. and Mrs. Snibbs"; White, N. Francis, "Minnie Moore"; Foster, Stephen C., "The Song of All Songs"; 1860, Everest, C., "Dear Mountain Home"; 1857, Webster, J. P., "Lorena"; 1841, Waterman, Catherine H.,"I Canna Lo'e Him Less"; 1859, Peters, W. C., "Natilie, or the Maid of the Mill"; Moran, P. D., "Kinlock of Kinlock"; Cole, John, "Bonapart's Grand March"; McDonald, "Music Snuff Box Waltzes"; 1858, Glover, G. W., "My Own Gentle Mother"; Longfellow, H. W., "The Rainy Day"; 1840, Russell, Henry, "The Old Armchair"; Parry, John, "They're a'a Noddin"; 1846, Morris, George P., "When Other Friends are Round Thee"; 1846, Lee, Alexander, "The Gypsy's Wild Chaunty"; 1866, Cardella, Frank, "Read that Letter O'er Again."
Box 2   Bound book with inscription, Hattie M. Stowe: 1861, Millard, Harrison, "Flag of the Free"; Seward, Theo. F., "Rally Round the Flag Boys, or the Stars and Stripes"; 1862, Foster, Stephen C., "We've a Million in the Field"; W. C. W., "Strike! Ye Sons of Liberty!"; Taylor, Rev. George Lansing and Mrs. Parkhurst, "No Slave beneath that Starry Flag"; Wirzel, G. F., "Deday ob Liberty's Coming!"; 1862, Locke, E. W., "We Are Marching to Dixie Land"; 1862, Porter, Edgar, "Dixon's Line, or Dixey Land"; 1863, Lambert, Louis, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"; 1864, Root, George F., "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!, or the Prisoner's Hope"; 1864, Makay, Charles and E. L. White, "There's a Good Time Coming"; 1864, Work, Henry Clay, "Wake Nicodemus"; 1865, Wilcox, Carlos and Konrad Treuer, "National Jubilee"; 1865, Kidder, Mrs. and Mrs. E. A. Parkhurst, "The Peace Jubilee"; 1865, Cole, E. K. and Mrs. C. Edmonston, "Peace"; 1859, Kingsley, George, "O Praise God in His Holiness"; Thomar, J. R. and Martin F. Tuppert, "All's for the Best"; 1850, Braun, Max, "Jesus I My Cross Have Taken"; 1862, Cole K. Eli, "Angel Visitants"; Lover, Samuel, "The Angel's Whisper"; 1853, Knight, J. P., "Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep"; 1864, Isaacs, P. B., "Write a Letter to my Mother"; 1863, Sawyer, Chas. Carroll, "Who will Care for Mother Now?"; 1863, Sawyer, Chas. Carroll and Henry Tucker, "Weeping, Sad, and Lonely, or When this Cruel War is Over"; Clover, Stephen and Richard Ryan, "Happy Days"; Wurzel, G. Fredrich, "Old Folks are Gone"; Nelson, S., "Mary of Argyle"; 1858, Roor, George F., "May of the Valley"; 1858, Thomas, J. R. and George Elliott, "Bonny Eloise"; 1858, Osborne, Charles and George Linley, "Bonny and Jean Ballard"; 1857, Thomas, H. S., "Annie Lisle"; Cole, E. K. and G. M. Wickliffe, "Carrie Vaughn."
Box 3 FF 1 Loose-leaf sheet music. 1864. Torry, Jennie. Brooklyn Sanitary Fair. "The Northern Volunteer Ballad."
Box 3 FF 2 1864. Curtis, N. P. B. Metropolitan Fair. "The New York Sanitary Fair Grand March."
Box 3 FF 3 1864. Parkhurst, Mrs. Metropolitan Fair. "Sanitary Fair Polka."
Box 3 FF 4 1864. Beyer, Fred. Great Central Fair. "Sanitary Fair Polka."
Box 3 FF 5 1864. Swaim, James. Great Central Fair. "Puzzle Polka."
Box 3 FF 6 1864. Mack, E. Great Central Fair. "Grand March."
Box 3 FF 7 1864. Van Berg, T. Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair. "Grand March."
Box 3 FF 8 Caroline. Philadelphia Sanitary Fair. "Polka."
Box 3 FF 9 1864. Kleber, Henry. Pittsburg Sanitary Fair. "Relief Polka."
Box 3 FF 10 1864. Wamelink, J. T. Pittsburg Sanitary Fair. "Sanitary Fair Grand March."
Box 3 FF 11 1863. Work, Henry C. "Babylon is Fallen."
Box 3 FF 12 1861. Berge, Louis. "Capitol March" (torn page).
Box 3 FF 13 1864. Clark, James G. "The Children of the Battlefield."
Box 3 FF 14 1861. "Col. Ellsworth's Funeral March."
Box 3 FF 15 1843. Shaw, David T. "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean."
Box 3 FF 16 1863. (Confederate). Schoeller, Henry and Carrie. "I Will Not Quite Forget."
Box 3 FF 17 1862. Root, George F. "Just Before the Battle, Mother."
Box 3 FF 18 1862. Work, Henry C. "Kingdon Coming."
Box 3 FF 19 Ilsley, E. Clark. (Confederate). "Kiss Me Before I Die Mother."
Box 3 FF 20 1863. Werner, Henry. "Mother is the Battle Over, or Will My Father Come Home Again?"
Box 3 FF 21 1861. Massett, Stephen G. "Our Good Ship Sails Tonight."
Box 3 FF 22 1853. Lignoski, B. R. "Southern Rights March."
Box 3 FF 23 1862. Irving, A. B. "We are Coming Father Abraham, or Three Hundred Thousand More."

Series 4 ‒ Large Broadsides

Box 4 FF 1 1864. Illuminated Page - "The Artists of Philadelphia to the Metropolitan Fair for the Sanitary Commission."
Box 4 FF 2 October 1864. Washington, D. C. (yellow). "To the Loyal Women of America. A Lincoln." (Not in Monaghan's.)
Box 4 FF 3 Broadside. "Help for the Wounded Soldiers...Ladies of Philadelphia...Committee on the Depository U.S. Sanitary Commission."
Box 4 FF 4 Carte d'viste. George C. McClellan, cartoons (8) regarding Salt River.
Box 4 FF 5 Colored lithograph. "Soldiers Home." (14⅜ x 11⅛). Chicago Lithograph Co., 152 and 154 Clark Street, Published by Jevne & Almini.
Box 4 FF 6 Two colored lithographs. Satterlee U.S.A. General Hospital, West Philadelphia, (22¾ x 17⅜) and (20½ x 14½). Published by James D. Gay, 1864. Lithographed and printed by Charles Magnus.
Box 4 FF 7 Colored lithograph. Mower U.S.A. General Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, 1865, (22 x 16⅛). P. S. Duval & Son Lithograph, Philadelphia.
Box 4 FF 8 Colored lithograph. Campbell U.S. General Hospital, Washington, D. C., 1864, (18 x 13⅛). Lithographed and printed by Charles Magnus.
Box 4 FF 9 Colored lithograph. Cliffburne Hospital, Washington, D. C., 1862, (20 x 14). Published by Charles Magnus.
Box 4 FF 10 Colored broadside. Citizens Volunteer Hospital, Philadelphia, 15 October 1862, (13½ x 18⅜). Printed in color by P. S. Duvall & Son. Drawn and lithographed by James Queen.
Box 4 FF 11 Colored broadside. Volunteers Refreshment Rooms of the Pittsburg Subsistence Committee, opened 3 August 1861, (16¼ x 13½). Lithographed by Krebs & Bros., Pittsburg, Pa.
Box 4 FF 12 Colored broadside, blank receipt. Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital, (13 x 10).
Box 4 FF 13 Broadside. Restaurant Department of the Great Central Fair, Pennsylvania Kitchen, (11½ x 17 ⅝).
Box 4 FF 14 Broadside. Brooklyn and Long Island Fair in Aid of the United States Sanitary Commission, 1864, (11¾ x 18). S. J. Guy, delt.
Box 4 FF 15 Broadside (needs to be repaired). "Attention Loyal Men and Women, Read, Reflect, and Govern Yourselves Accordingly," (9½ x 13⅜). Prepared by the Committee on the Cooper Shop Refreshment Saloon.
Box 4 FF 16 Colored lithograph. "The Interior of a Hospital Car," sketched by Theodore R. Davis, 27 February 1864; Colored lithograph. "Hospital Train from Chattanooga to Nashville," sketched by Theodore R. Davis, 27 February 1864.
Box 4 FF 17 Colored lithograph, "The Naval Hospital 'Red Rover,'" sketched by Theodore R. Davis, 9 May 1863; Colored lithograph, "The Sister," "Convalescent Ward," sketched by Theodore R. Davis, 9 May 1863; Colored lithograph, "The Floating Hospital on the Mississippi," sketched by Theodore R. Davis, 9 May 1863.
Box 4 FF 18 Lithograph. "Any thing for Me, If You Please?" Post Office of the Brooklyn Fair in Aid of the Sanitary Commission," by Windslow Homer.
Box 4 FF 19 Albany Army Relief Bazaar, February 22, 1864. Lithograph of C. Knickerbocker, Albany, New York.

Series 5 ‒ Small Broadsides, Tickets, and Miscellaneous

Box 5 FF 1 3 December - Philadelphia. A Lecture...for the Benefit of the Volunteer Refreshment Saloons of Philadelphia; The Quaker Gun, Now on Exhibit, was Brought from the Rebel Works; Philadelphia. Sculls' Continental Coffee, at the Sanitary Fair; 18 November 1863 - Patriotic Arabs...Benefit of the Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon.
Box 5 FF 2 September 1862 - Boston, Mass. Benevolent War-Claim Association. "For the Collection of Bounties and Pensions and the Back Pay of Deceased Soldiers and Sailors"; Lithograph, view of the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Philadelphia; Lithograph, U.S. General Hospital Jefferson Barracks; New York and Boston Express Line! Via Springfield. Soliders' Car A Railway Ambulance Car...; General Election to be held every day at Firemen's Head-quarters, No. 38 Union Avenue, Great Central Fair, Philadelphia...
Box 5 FF 3 Fifteen Sanitary tickets: Great Central Fair - one adult, two minors; Philadelphia - one adult, two minors; Delaware - one adult, one minor; New Jersey - three bearer white tickets, one pass check, one ticket parlor entertainment, one ticket amateur concert, one red season pass.
Box 5 FF 4 Three Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair tickets: one entrance, one New England Kitchen, one pass bearer into the fair building, dated 11 May 1864; one Fair ticket for the Soldiers and Sailors' Home, 23 October 1865; one Fair ticket for the Sick and Wounded to be held February 25 and 26, 1863; one ticket good for one admission to the Fine Art Gallery.
Box 5 FF 5 Two tickets for the Special Relief Department: one Pay, Bounty and Pensions, one U.S. Sanitary Commission at 1307 Chestnut St.; one Caledonian Society Entertainment for the Benefit of the Sick and Wounded ticket, May 5, 1862; one Union League, Member's ticket, Monday evening, December 12, 1864; one ticket, Darius Forbes, General Agent of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, Army and Navy Claim Agency; one ticket, Ladies Invitation, League House, February 22, 1864; one ticket, Union Relief Association of Baltimore, June 1864; one member ticket, Union League of Philadelphia.
Box 5 FF 6 One ticket, Minute Men of Co. G, Third Regiment, Reserve Brigade, February 22, 1862; one ticket, Relics, Curiosities and Autographs; one ticket, A Lecture, January 14: The Battle of Gettysburg; one three-cent fare, student ticket; Sutler's, F. Popper tokens: 2 five-cent, 152nd Regiment, N. Y. vols., 2 ten-cent, 152nd Regiment, N. Y. vols., 2 twenty five-cent, 152nd Regiment, N. Y. vols.
Box 5 FF 7 Eighteen tickets from the Great Fair: one Arms and Trophy Department; two Committee-Gentlemen and Ladies; one Oxl-calcium Phantasmagoria; two Fine Art Gallery, one Season, one Admit the Bearer; two Cast One Vote for Recipient of the Silver Vase; one Public Schools; four Academy of Natural Sciences; one Admission Delaware adult; one Admission Pennsylvania adult; one Pages.
Box 5 FF 8 One ticket, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, "Incidents of the Great Battles," December 4, 1863; one season ticket, Mississippi Valley Sanitary Fair; one vote card, "Please sign for or against colored persons riding on all cars, and return to any conductor within one week;" one ticket, Grand Fair in Aid of the Citizen's Volunteer Hospital, December 14-19; one ticket, Fair in Aid of the Citizen's Volunteer Hospital, November 4; one ticket, Grand Fair, Citizen's Volunteer Hospital, March 2-7; one ticket, Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Floral and Strawberry Fair, June 16, 1862; one ticket, Children's Fair for the Sick and Wounded, September 15-17.
Box 5 FF 9 10 January 1888 - one fair stamp, Brooklyn, N. Y. Philatelic Club; Ribbon, silk, Great Central Fair, Post Office Committee; Carte d'viste, Arnold Guyoz; Postcard photograph, home of Dr. H. Bellows; Photogravuer, signed, Henry W. Bellows; Photograph, copy, Mrs. Mary C. R. Livermore.
Box 5 FF 10 February 1864 - Lithograph card, Albany Bazaar, Sanitary Fair, miniature of the Declaration of Independence; Lithograph card, 'The New Picture of the Eagle", sold for the benefit of the Great Sanitary Fair in Chicago; Lithograph card, "The Old Cabin"; "President Lincoln's First Home in Illinois", cards sold ar the Great Sanitary Fair in Chicago; Lithograph, color, Philadelphia, Great Central Fair Building, Logan Square; June 1864 - Philadelphia, Stereoscopic card, N. 4, Arms and Trophies, Great Central Fair; 1864 - Philadelphia, Dining Saloon, Great Sanitary Fair.
Box 5 FF 11 Broadside. Cooper Shop Soldiers' Home. Philadelphia, November 1863.

Series 6 ‒ Newspapers

Box 6 FF 1 Boston Evening Transcript
Box 6 FF 2 The Commissioner
Box 6 FF 3 The Crutch
Box 6 FF 4 Demorest's New York Illustrated News
Box 6 FF 5 The Drum Beat
Box 6 FF 6 Forney's War Press
Box 6 FF 7 Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization
Box 6 FF 8 Hospital Register
Box 6 FF 9 Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper
Box 6 FF 10 Frank Leslie's color, full-page lithograph showing opening of the Metropolitan Sanitary Fair, 4-16-1864
Box 6 FF 11 Mohawk Valley Register
Box 6 FF 12 National Intelligencer
Box 6 FF 13 New York Herald
Box 6 FF 14 New York Observer
Box 6 FF 15 New York Times
Box 6 FF 16 New York Tribune
Box 6 FF 17 The Round Table
Box 6 FF 18 The Saturday Evening Post
Box 6 FF 19 The Soldiers' Journal
Box 6 FF 20 U.S. Sanitary Commission Circular
Box 6 FF 21 Utica Evening Telegraph
Box 6 FF 22 Utica Morning Herald
Box 6 FF 23 Utica Telegraph
Box 6 FF 24 Voice of The Fair

Series 7 ‒ Miscellaneous Sanitary Commission Materials

Box 7 FF 1 Contains different correspondences, 1863-1864: (31 August 1863) letter from Alfred Bloor to Frederick Law Olmsted on Olmsted's rumored successor; (30 January 1864) update letter from C. E. Evans, purchasing agent to F. N. Knapp; (7 April 1864) letter from Frederick Brooks to Mr. Knapp that discusses disabled, discharged men; (17 September 1864) letter marked "Confidential, Private and Un-official to Friend Knapp;" (12 November 1864) letter from Special Relief Office, J. B. Abbott to F. N. Knapp.
Box 7 FF 2 Contains supply registers and statements from the Sanitary Commission, 1864-1865: List of supplies used by the Sanitary Commission for hospitals, 21 November 1864; 22 November 1864; and 1 December 1864.
Box 7 FF 3 Miscellaneous items from the Sanitary Commission and from the period: Imprint (27 February 1860), speech made by Abraham Lincoln to the Cooper Institute titled "The Republican Party Vindicated - The Demands of the South Explained;" (1 January 1865) statement of work done by the Commission at "The Home" from the year 1864; Sanitary Commission Claim Agency (10 September 1863) application for prize money; undated Commission's central office report with an estimate on the number of soldiers discharged for disability.

Series 8 ‒ Miscellaneous Sanitary Fair Materials

Box 8 FF 1 Unused envelope from Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, No. 1009, Otsego Street, below Washington Avenue.
Box 8 FF 2 Leaflet for lecture at Concert Hall, to be held December 3rd, sponsored by People's Literary Institute on "The American People," to benefit equally Cooper Shop and Volunteer Refreshment Saloons.
Box 8 FF 3 Leaflet soliciting initial donations to aid Cooper Shop Soldiers' Home for disabled soldiers and sailors, at northwest corner of Race and Crown Streets, November 1863. The site was formerly a U.S. hospital. Asks for "Money, Furniture, Clothing, Bedding, Linen, Provisions, Books, etc."
Box 8 FF 4 Announcement and blank committee nomination from Philadelphia Agency, U.S. Sanitary Commission, March 1, 1864. Seal of Fair at top with toga-clad woman with cornucopia giving chalice to wounded soldier. Commission is organizing a fundraising fair for early June to benefit "sick and wounded soldiers who are cared for by its well-known and systematic methods of benevolence." Modeled after similar fairs in Boston, Chicago, and Cincinnati.
Box 8 FF 5 Letter dated March 22, 1864, Philadelphia, from Mrs. Ephraim Clark, Chairman, Committee on "Useful and Fancy Articles (Home-Made)" asking for help, especially from women, who should form, "at once, Sewing Societies, in every vicinity of country or city..." Also includes an announcement with the same format as the one in FF 5. It is dated March 1, 1864 from Fair Executive Committee. Reports that the Chicago's Fair raised $60,000; Boston's $150,000; Cincinnati's over $200,000. Makes an appeal for industrial businesses to send, as a contribution, their products so they can be sent to soldiers in the field.
Box 8 FF 6 Announcement much like the one in FF 4, from the Executive Committee, making the same general appeal. Also includes announcement dated March 22 with a special appeal for donations of goods from Committee on "Fancy Goods, Watches, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware."
Box 8 FF 7 Announcement much like the one in FF 5. Also includes an appeal from the Executive Committee of Paper Manufacturers and Stationers for contributions.
Box 8 FF 8 Two copies of a program for "Parlor Entertainments" at Soldiers' Reading Room, April 23, 1864, to benefit the Fair. Reading of Poe's "The Raven" and scenes from Shakespeare. Ended in a "Gypsy Camp at Night."
Box 8 FF 9 Leaflet for June 1, 1864 lecture on Cuba, "Her Customs, Capital, Peculiar Sylva, etc..," illustrated by stereopticon views of Havana, plantations, etc., at University of Pennsylvania, by the Committee on Importations, for benefit of the Fair.
Box 8 FF 10 Letter dated June 20, 1864, from Phoenix Hose Company (fire company), noting that "A Costly Silver Fire Horn has been donated to the Sanitary Fair by the America Hose Company, to be awarded to the Company having the highest number of votes."
Box 8 FF 11 Blank donation certificate to The Great Central Fair with official Fair seal.
Box 8 FF 12 Two-sided menu for "Duryea's Maizena" booth at the United States Great Central Sanitary Fair, Philadelphia, June 1864. Bill of fare in French and English, with prices.
Box 8 FF 13 Ground plans of subsequent fundraising fair at the Philadelphia Academy of Music to raise money for a Soldiers and Sailors Home, held October 23 - November 4, 1865.
Box 8 FF 14 Stereoview of "Union Avenue," main building at the Philadelphia Central Fair, by R. Newell of Philadelphia.
Box 8 FF 15 Six stereoviews of the Philadelphia Central Fair sale items, Cremer and Co. Inc., swords and sashes, U.S. Mint presses, and $1,000 doll house.
Box 8 FF 16 Five stereoviews of the Philadelphia Central Fair of fair sale items and views, including two different stereoviews of the Horticulture Department, one by Newell. Another stereoview by American Stereoscopic Company, sold by Langenheim.

Series 9 ‒ Oversized

Oversized Storage Oversized newspapers: Cincinnati Daily Gazette, The Evening Post, The Kenosha Telegraph, the August 10, 1865 issue of National Intelligencer, Philadelphia Sunday Transcript, and Providence Daily Journal.
Hanging Rack Engraving of "Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, where over 300,000 Union Soldiers have been fed." Saloon's officers, "Committee of Gentlemen," and "Committee of Ladies." Penciled at bottom, "Organized May24th, 1861 - Finally closed December 1st, 1865. Torn down January 3rd, 1865 ('66?) 1,025,000 meals furnished soldiers, sailors, freedmen refugees, etc."
Hanging Rack Two copies of a two-sided Fair broadside. One side with ground plans of the Fair with identifications for all booths. The other side with a bird's-eye engraving of the Fair grounds at Logan Square and lengthy text. Prepared for "Our Daily Fare," possibly a magazine?