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Horstmeier Family scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1 [31151030051670]
Identifier: MS-0166
The Horstmeier family resided in the Boston, Massachusetts area in the 1890s. The scrapbook (1855-1863) contains clippings of poems and prose removed from newspapers and most likely assembled during the Civil War period.

Dates

  • 1855-1863

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Contact Special Collections for more information.

This collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

0.167 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

Biographical Note

The Horstmeier family resided in the Boston, Massachusetts area in the 1890s. Albert Horstmeier was a portrait painter. In 1896, he wrote to Professor Basil Gildersleeve concerning a proposed commission to paint Gildersleeve's portrait. It is likely that Meta Ernestine Horstmeier, who attended summer sessions of the University (1921, 1922), was also a member of the Horstmeier family.

Scope and Contents

The scrapbook (1855-1863) which forms this collection is one bound volume. The volume itself is a copy of Commerce and Navigation, 1849-1850, in which clippings have been fastened over the published pages. Each page of the volume has been carefully covered with assorted clippings, and no indication of the preparer is given. The only personal comment within the scrapbook is a holographic annotation to a clipping which describes a soldier's death. The note places the incident at the home of Dr. William Taylor after the Battle of Gettysburg. It is not clear whether a member of the Horstmeier family assembled the scrapbook.

The scrapbook contains clippings of poems and prose removed from newspapers and most likely assembled during the Civil War period. No actual reporting of the progress of the war is given. However, there are stories and anecdotes associated with the emotions aroused by the conflict. Other articles deal with the more general topics of home life, patriotism, faith, and romance.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The scrapbook was given as a gift to The Johns Hopkins University in 1942 by Mrs. Albert Horstmeier and Miss Ella M.S. Horstmeier.

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared by Joan Grattan in June 1990.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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