Jacob Stauffer Papers, 1844-1879

Mss.B.St15

Date: 1844-1879 | Size: 0.5 Linear feet, Ca. 235 items

Abstract

These letters concern various scientific subjects, such as fishes, insects, snakes, mice, fossils, and mosses. Other subjects include learned institutions, notably the Smithsonian Institution and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, and men of science. Correspondents include S. S. Haldeman, Walter J. Hoffman, Spencer F. Baird, Edward D. Cope, and Leo Lesquereux.

Background note

Jacob Stauffer (1808–1880) was a lawyer, naturalist, printer, lithographer, and photographer. Stauffer's scientific investigations dealt with various subjects, including insects, snakes, mice, fossils, and mosses; however, his main interests were entomology and the classification of fish. His notebooks were filled with his descriptions and illustrations, some of which he published as woodcuts or lithographs himself. He met and corresponded with many eminent naturalists of his day.

Jacob Stauffer was born in 1808 in Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the son of the clockmaker Samuel C. Stauffer and his wife Hannah Wright Stauffer. The boy received a "common school education" and from a young age worked at his father's store in town. Stauffer displayed a remarkable talent for drawing and painting; however, his father refused to support his son's career in art. Instead, a retired West Pointer, who was boarding with his family for a time, inspired young Jacob to pursue military training. Stauffer was later appointed adjutant of the Eighteenth Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia (1825), and eventually became its first major and finally colonel.

Around 1820, Stauffer moved to Philadelphia, where he became acquainted with Thomas Sully (1783-1872, APS 1835), Henry Inman (1801-1846) and other artists and engravers. He took classes in drawing and oil painting while supporting himself with a clerkship in the counting house of S. Eckstein, and later in the recording office of Philadelphia. In 1830 he returned to Manheim to open a store and operate a printing press. He is believed to have printed the town's first, but short-lived, newspaper. His interest in natural history eventually compelled Stauffer to sell off his general merchandise and become an apothecary.

Stauffer remained in Manheim for about eight years, until he moved to Richland, now part of Mount Joy. To this town he introduced the first printing press, a lithographic press and daguerreotypy, which had only recently been invented. He was a member of the council and school board as well as the First Presbyterian Church and Sunday school. His various avocations did not prevent him from devoting much of his time to the study of natural history. He collected specimens and made detailed notes and drawings on his rambles through the area around Mount Joy. His son David McNeely Stauffer wrote that "among my earliest recollections are the happy Saturdays spent in long walks through the countryside with my father, searching for rare plants and insects."

Stauffer's contributions to natural science include important observations on the parasitism of certain native Scrophulariaceae, and of the Comandra umbellate, which Asa Gray (1810-1888, APS 1848) published in Silliman's Journal in 1853. Stauffer's talent as an artist is evident in the large manuscript books he filled with his descriptions and colored drawings. In 1853 he published at Gray's urging a pamphlet that was produced entirely by his own hand: he described his "investigations," drew the illustrations, printed the lithographs, and stitched the pages. The little book included descriptions of some of the plants he had discovered on his walks. After 1854 Stauffer also contributed drawings and essays on botany to his son's newspaper, the Mount Joy Herald.

Stauffer's scientific accomplishments also included the discovery of several new species of fishes, including the singular blind catfish. Stauffer, who was entirely self-taught, corresponded about various scientific topics with many prominent naturalists of his day, including Asa Gray, Joseph Henry (1797-1878, APS 1835), Samuel Haldeman (1812-1880, APS 1844), Edward D. Cope (1840-1897, APS 1866) and John L. Le Conte (1825-1883, APS 1853), all of whom recognized the significant scientific value of Stauffer's work. As the biographer Alexander Harris noted in 1872, "if a strange plant or insect is found and a name wanted for it, you are usually advised to 'go to Stauffer, he can tell you.'" However, his accomplishments have remained largely obscure due to the fact that even though he contributed many essays and drawings to newspapers and journals, his illustrated manuscript books were never published. Harris explained that Stauffer resisted publication of his notebooks because he had in the books of others "found nothing new and no improvement on works previously written in the same subject." He evidently did not want to risk producing such a book himself.

In the panic of 1858 Stauffer lost his property after he had endorsed a note for a presumably wealthy friend. As a result he moved to Lancaster, where his son Henry Francis had established himself as a newspaper editor. Stauffer unsuccessfully petitioned the state legislature to support him as a state entomologist for a period of three years. His friend Emanuel C. Reigart (1796-1869) then helped him to secure the job as librarian at the Lancaster Athenaeum, which Reigart had founded. He also received permission to conduct a patent consulting business on the premises of the library and museum. In his capacity as a patent solicitor Stauffer completed many drawings of machinery and patented articles.

In 1862 Stauffer belonged to a group of several local naturalists, including Simon Snyder Rathvon (1812-1891), who founded the Linnaean Society of Lancaster. Stauffer served as the society's secretary. He also belonged to the Lancaster City and County Horticultural Society, the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, and he was elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia in 1866. Stauffer was also for many years a leading elder in the Lancaster Presbyterian Church.

Stauffer died in Lancaster in 1880. He remained his entire life a man of modest circumstances. Nevertheless, he never deprived himself from acquiring a book or instrument needed for his scientific studies. His library of books, charts, manuscripts and maps was more valuable then anything else in his possession at the time of his death.

Stauffer was married three times. He evidently married for the first time during his stay in Philadelphia. By 1850 he was married to Sarah L. Stauffer, his third wife; she died in 1875. He had five children, including one adopted daughter. One of his sons was the engineer and engraver David McNeely Stauffer. Another son was the newspaper publisher and poet Henry Francis Stauffer.

Scope and content

The collection consists of 238 items dated between 1844 and 1879. While some of the letters refer to botanical matters, much of the material relates to Stauffer's interest in entomology. Stauffer apparently assumed his entomological studies around 1855, as is suggested by encouraging letters from Spencer Fullerton Baird (4 June 1855) and Samuel Stehman Haldeman (22 June 1855). Even though Stauffer was entirely self-taught, he eventually enjoyed the respect of several prominent naturalists who did not hesitate to consult him with questions about entomological and related subjects. Futhermore, many items in the collection shed light on Stauffer's efforts to gain employment and get his work published. Finally, a few letters deal with religious matters.

The list of Stauffer's correspondents includes the names of distinguished naturalists, including Haldeman, Le Conte, and Drinker. The letters from Edward Cope Drinker, who served for a time as secretary of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, for example, relate information about various animals, including especially fishes. He often asks Stauffer for clarification on questions that puzzled him, including the identity of "three strangers" that he found in his "booty" of specimens he brought home from a collecting expedition (22 June 1866). On one occasion, Stauffer evidently asked Drinker to examine an old museum specimen of a snake that was said to have a frog inside. Drinker opened the snake, found the frog – and "smelled humbug" (11 March 1867). Marshall J. Udderzook, the owner of the snake, subsequently questioned Drinker's conclusion that the frog in the snake constituted an act of deception. He wrote to Stauffer that he had "no desire to swindle humbug cheat or to impose upon any man or set of men either of science or any other class" (26 March 1867).

Other correspondents include J. S. Houghton, who also frequently sent specimens of insects. Josiah Hoopes of the Cherry Hill Nurseries occasionally asked Stauffer for help in identifying insects and other animals he found in his plants, including a "crowd of worms" that had destroyed a number of evergreens (24 December 1866), and Charles Riley, editor of The American Entomologist, requested Stauffer to send specimens of certain galls to confirm whether they matched a forthcoming set of illustrations (Nov.,Dec. 1868). The Portland Society of Natural History asked Stauffer for specimen and "to open correspondence" with him "with a view to exchanges in [his] own specialty" (5 April 1869). Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institution also corresponded with Stauffer. In 1853, for example, the two naturalists exchanged information about "the parasitical character of our comandra" (5 September 1853), and thirteen years later Henry informs Stauffer that the Smithsonian will support his application to receive some shells from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution (14 March 1866).

The material reflects Stauffer's connection to various groups of naturalists, including the Lancaster City and County Horticultural Society, the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, and the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Stauffer was also active in the Linnaean Society of Lancaster, which had been founded by Simon Snyder Rathvon, a friend and frequent correspondent of Stauffer. Some of the material in the collection dates to the 1860s, when Stauffer served as the Society's secretary. That the Society was smaller than its members hoped for is suggested by a note from Rathvon. Rathvon suggests that the Society send out an announcement to the members to be punctual for a meeting with Mr. Gilbert who, Rathvon fears, "expects the Linnaean is a 'bigger thing' than it really is (27 January 1874).

Items that shed light on Stauffer's publications in newspapers and magazines include a letter from S. S. Loss, editor of the The Farm and Fireside, that acknowledges Stauffer's valuable contribution to the magazine (25 February 1867). The letter from Moore, editor of Moore's Rural New-Yorker, invites Stauffer to write an illustrated column (30 June 1870). Subsequent letters by Moore apologize for not publishing certain articles in a timely manner (see, for example, 6 December 1871). Josiah Hoopes of the Pennsylvania Fruit Growers' Society asked Stauffer for a "plain, practical" article for its report (10 February 1872), and John Jay Smith wrote a number of letters relating to Stauffer's contributions to The Horticulturist. Stauffer seemed to have been particularly adept in writing for a broad audience. However, a note by Elbert S. Carman suggests that some of the articles he submitted to The Rural New-Yorker "are almost too scientific" (undated). Stauffer's illustrations were particularly well received, as a letter by S. S. Rathvon suggests. "How I wish I had your talent and tact for drawing," Rathvon writes, "your figures are truthful and as recognizable as many engravings" (25 June 1855). Similarly, Baird urged Stauffer to make "an elaborate portfolio of highly finished drawings illustrating insects and their transformations. They will be very useful one day" (28 January 1857). Thomas Conrad Porter also expressed confidence that Stauffer had the talent to produce excellent work (2 November 1857).

Some material documents Stauffer's efforts to secure employment in the field of natural sciences. The letters not only make clear that Stauffer turned to several of his acquaintances for assistance in finding employment, but they also show that they were generally unable to help him. For example, Joseph Henry writes about the lack of employment opportunities at the Smithsonian (11 July 1853), and Spencer Fullerton Baird is pessimistic about securing for Stauffer "a position in an expedition or otherwise" (15 February 1855). Similarly, John Jay Smith is "very unable to give much advice," but recommends that Stauffer pursue employment by the state (9 January 1858). Stauffer apparently followed the suggestion, as is indicated by a letter from John Gottlieb Morris (27 January 1858).

Stauffer, who at times worked as a physician, druggist and lawyer, had trouble earning an income with his scientific pursuits, including his research, articles and illustrations. Of particular interest in this context is an item somewhat erroneously labeled "autobiographical sketch." The undated document, which was written by Stauffer when he resided in Mount Joy, offers ruminations about his life, including the fact that he has not been able to generate a decent income, in part because of his conscience. He writes, for example, that he is a doctor and druggist in want of money but "for the life of me cannot bring myself to invent Quack Medicines—bleed and purge folks, or tinker with their health, to get their money." Stauffer goes on to lament that "the honest simple heart" had not earned him any money, and while the ones "who had but one 'idea' and that for 'making money'" are living well, he has "not so much as a wheel barrow or habitation of [his] own." The essay concludes with the hope that Stauffer find "an honest Man of Capital" who would help him pay for the publication of his book.

Finally, Stauffer was an active member of the Presbyterian church. Letters related to religious matter include the note from Albert Barnes (29 September 1851), and a letter by Rathvon that speculates about "the reason why Moses prohibited the eating of swines flesh" (16 March 1862).

Collection Information

Physical description

Ca. 235 items.

Provenance

Purchased and accessioned, 1955 (1955 1796ms).

General

Film 1321

Early American History Note

The Jacob Stauffer Collection contains correspondence about science and scientific institutions in the United States. Only one letter dates to before the 1850s (1844).

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
  • Smithsonian Institution

Family Name(s)

  • Houghton, J. S.

Genre(s)

  • Scientific Correspondence

Occupation(s)

  • Scientists.

Personal Name(s)

  • Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887
  • Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897
  • Cresson, Ezra Townsend
  • Darlington, William, 1782-1863
  • Durand, Elie M.
  • Farlow, W. G. (William Gilson), 1844-1919
  • Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880
  • Hanson, Hugh C.
  • Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878
  • Le Conte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883
  • Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889
  • Morris, John G. (John Gottlieb), 1803-1895
  • Porter, Thomas Conrad, 1822-1901
  • Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891
  • Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895
  • Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881
  • Stauffer, Jacob,b. 1808.

Subject(s)

  • Botany.
  • Learned institutions and societies.
  • Natural history.
  • Paleontology.
  • Science and technology
  • Zoology.


Detailed Inventory

Correspondence
  
Atlee, Washington L. (Washington Lemuel), 1808-1878.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Dec. 21, 184410x8

Lancaster, A.L.S. 1p.and add., end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 10x8

Morris, John G. (John Gottlieb), 1803-1895.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Oct. 15, 185010x8

Baltimore, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning botany.

General physical description: 10x8

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
June 18, 18517-1/2x4-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning botany.

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Morris, John G. (John Gottlieb), 1803-1895.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Aug. 19, 185110x8

Baltimore, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning botany.

General physical description: 10x8

Barnes, Albert, 1798-1870.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Sept. 29, 185110x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Beck, John.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Aug. 9, 185210x8

A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Refuses request.

General physical description: 10x8

Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
March 6, 185310x8

Columbia, A.L.S. 4p.,end. Mutilated. Concerning botany, paleontology and reptiles.

General physical description: 10x8

Other Descriptive Information: Not located 4/2010.

Lesquereux, Leo, 1806-1889.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
April 14, 18539-1/2x7-1/2

Columbia, A.L.S. 4p. Mutilated. Concerning insects and natural history.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: Not located 4/2010.

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
July 11, 185310-1/2x8

Washington, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

James, Thomas Potts, 1803-1882.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
July 26, 185310x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.,end. Mutilated. Concerning mosses. Refers to Gray.

General physical description: 10x8

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Sept. 5, 185310x8

Washington, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning botany.

General physical description: 10x8

Darlington, William, 1782-1863.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer,Mt. Joy;
Sept. 26, 18538x5

West Chester, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Friendly letter. Botany.

General physical description: 8x5

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Jan. 4, 18558x5

A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Jan. 20, 18558x5-1/2

A.L.S. 4p. Mutilated. Concerning snakes. Refers to the natural history of Pennsylvania. Refers to Haldeman.

General physical description: 8x5-1/2

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Feb. 15, 18558-1/2x5

A.L.S. 2p., end. Concerning snakes and salamanders.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5

Durand, Elias, 1794-1873.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Feb. 16, 18558-1/2x6-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and add.,end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8-1/2x6-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: Not located 4/2010.

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
May 20, 18558x4-1/2

Lancaster, A.L.S. 5p. and end. Concerning entomology. Refers to Say and the academy of natural sciences.

General physical description: 8x4-1/2

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
May 27, 18557-1/2x4-1/2

Lancaster, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
June 4, 18558-1/2x5-1/2

A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Concerning entomology. Refers to Haldeman.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
June 22, 18557x4-1/2

Columbia, A.P.S. 1p. and end. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to [Jacop] Stauffer;
June 25, 185512x7-1/2

Lancaster, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 12x7-1/2

Florist, Ed.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
July 10, 18558x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Would like articles on botany.

General physical description: 8x5

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
July 15, 18556-1/2x3-1/2

Lancaster, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 6-1/2x3-1/2

James, Thomas Potts, 1803-1882.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Sept. 17, 185510x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Friendly letter. Concerning a drugstore Stauffer is considering buying.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Sept. 22, 18556-1/2x4

Lancaster, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning entomology. Refers to Guex and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

General physical description: 6-1/2x4

Darlington, William, 1782-1863.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Nov. 6, 18557x4-1/2

West Chester, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Botany.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Dec. 26, 18558x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Concerning insects. Refers to Haldeman.

General physical description: 8x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
March 22, 18566x4

Columbia, A.L.S. 3p. Concerning birds, entomology and Rathvon.

General physical description: 6x4

Hanson, Hugh C..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
May 8, 185610x7-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning botanical work.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
June 18, 18568x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Concerning entomology. He and his father take pleasure in Stauffer's articles.

General physical description: 8x5

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
June 27, 185612-1/2x8

Lancaster, A.L.S. 2p.,end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology and Le Conte. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
June 28, 18566x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Concerning insects. Refers to the academy of natural sciences.

General physical description: 6x8

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
June 29, 185610-1/2x8

Columbia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology and geology.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
July 9, 185610-1/2x8

Columbia, A.L.S. 2p. and add.,end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology and fowls.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Hare, Robert, 1781-1858.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Oct. 12, 18568x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Mutilated. Friendly letter. Refers to Henry.

General physical description: 8x5

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Nov. 10, 18568-1/2x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Nov. 22, 18568x5-1/2

Washington, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5-1/2

Hanson, Hugh C..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Dec. 19, 18568x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p., end. Concerning botanical publications.

General physical description: 8x5

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Dec. 22, 18567-1/2x5

Germantown, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Jan. 5, 18577x4-1/2

Germantown, A.L.S. 2p. Business.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Jan. 9, 18578x5-1/2

Washington, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Would appreciate small rodents.

General physical description: 8x5-1/2

Hanson, Hugh C..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Jan. 13, 18579-1/2x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Hanson, Hugh C..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Jan. 16, 185710x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning botanical work.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Jan. 28, 18578x5-1/2

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. Concerning mice, reptiles and insects. Comliments Stauffer on his illustrations.

General physical description: 8x5-1/2

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer; Mt. Joy;
Feb. 7, 18578x5-1/2

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5-1/2

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer,Mt. Joy;
March 19, 18577x4-1/2

Germantown, A.L.S. 1p. Business.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
April 19, 18575-1/2x8

Lancaster, A.L.S. 2p.,end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology. Refers to Haldeman, LeConte, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

General physical description: 5-1/2x8

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
May 15, 18578-1/2x7

Germantown, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Botany.

General physical description: 8-1/2x7

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
June 27, 18578-1/2x6-1/2

Germantown, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 8-1/2x6-1/2

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Oct. 18, 18578-1/2x5-1/2

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Oct. 29, 18578x5

Germantown, A.L.S. 1p. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Porter, Thomas Conrad, 1822-1901.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Nov. 2, 18578x5

Lancaster, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Mutilated. Friendly letter. Responds to Stauffer's proposal for book. Critiques drawings.

General physical description: 8x5

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Nov. 8, 18578x5

Germantown, A.L.S. 1p. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Moore, August O..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
Nov. 27, 18578x5

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Friendly letter. Concerning entomology. Sends list of books for sale.

General physical description: 8x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
June, 18587x4-1/2

Columbia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Concerning entomology. Refers to the academy of natural sciences.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Wickersham, James Pyle, 1825-1893.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Jan. 1, 185810x8

Lancaster, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Refuses request.

General physical description: 10x8

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Jan. 9, 18588x5

Germantown, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Morris, John G. (John Gottlieb), 1803-1895.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Jan. 27, 185810x7-1/2

Baltimore, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Brenneman, John H..
Letter to G. W. Brewer;
Feb. 3, 185810x7-1/2

Mt. Joy, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Enc. of request for aid from Stauffer. Recommends Stauffer.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: Not located 4/2010.

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Feb. 15, 18587x4-1/2

Germantown, A.L.S. 3p. Concerning entomology. Business.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Feb. 19, 18588x5

Germantown, A.L.S. 2p. Business. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
March 2, 18588-1/2x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
March 7, 18588-1/2x5-1/2

Washington, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated, Concerning insects.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Smolnikar, Andrew B. (Andreas Bernardus), 1795-1869.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
April 9, 185810x8

Shippensburg, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Concerning religion.

General physical description: 10x8

Other Descriptive Information: Not located 4/2010.

Baldwin, Robert.
Recommendation of Jacob Stauffer;
April 30, 185812-1/2x7-1/2

Harrisburg, D.S.: Robert Baldwin, et al. 1p. and end. Mutilated.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: Not located 4/2010.

Porter, Thomas Conrad, 1822-1901.
Letter to J[acob] R [sic] Stauffer;
May 17, 18588x5

Lancaster, A.L.S. 2p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning botany. On same sheet is letter from A.F. Stauffer to J. Stauffer; May 25, 1858.

General physical description: 8x5

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
May 25, 18588-1/2x5

Germantown, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Friendly letter. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5

Stauffer, Alfred F..
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
May 25, 18588x5

A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Forwards letter from Porter. On same sheet as letter from Porter to Stauffer; May 17, 1858.

General physical description: 8x5

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Mt. Joy;
June 11, 18588-1/2x5-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. Concerning rodents.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Ongley, W. H..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Aug. 9, 185810x8

College Hill, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Concerning an entomological publication

General physical description: 10x8

LeConte, John L. (John Lawrence), 1825-1883.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
Oct. 12, 18588x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end.and drawings of insects. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 8x5

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Nov. 10, 18588-1/2x5-1/2

Germantown, A.L.S. 1p. Business.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Cary, F. C..
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
Dec. 8, 185810x8

College Hill, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Mutilated. Friendly letter. Business.

General physical description: 10x8

Other Descriptive Information: Not located 4/2010.

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Dec. 13, 18587x4-1/2

Germantown, A.L.S. 2p.,end. Business.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Moore, Daniel D. T..
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Dec. 22, 18588-1/2x5

Rochester, A.L.S. 3p., end. Friendly letter. Business.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
[1858]7x4-1/2

Germantown A.L.S. 2p. Business.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Lancaster;
Jan. 8, 18598-1/2x5-1/2

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Ongley, W. H..
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
April 13, 18597-1/2x8

College Hill, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 7-1/2x8

Spangler, A. M..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Aug. 6, 18598x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p. and enc.of prospectus for a farmer's magazine (1p.). Mutilated. Asks for an article for his proposed magazine.

General physical description: 8x5

Spangler, A. M..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Dec. 9, 185910x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
Dec. 10, 185910x7-1/2

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Laurence, DeWitt C..
Letter to [Joseph] Henry;
Dec. 13, 185910x8

Washington, L.S. Copy. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning Stauffer.

General physical description: 10x8

Meehan, Thomas, 1826-1901.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Feb. 4, 18607-1/2x4-1/2

Germantown, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Concerning natural history.

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Hoopes, Josiah, 1832-1904.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Feb. 13, 18608x5

West Chester, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 8x5

Hoopes, Josiah, 1832-1904.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Feb. 15, 186012-1/2x7-1/2

West Chester, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology. Refers to Gray.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Spangler, A. M..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
June 5, 186010x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 10x8

Spangler, A. M..
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
June 30, 186010x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning a publication on insects.

General physical description: 10x8

Greider, Rufus A..
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
Oct. 11, 186010x8

Bethlehem, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 10x8

Spangler, A. M..
Letter to [S. S.] Rathvon;
Oct. 13, 186010x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Thanks him and Stauffer.

General physical description: 10x8

Saxton, Charles Maurice, 1812-1888.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Dec. 5, 18608x5

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Spangler, A. M..
Letter to [S. S.] Rathvon and [Jacob] Stauffer;
Dec. 6, 186010x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 10x8

Beck, John.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Feb. 12, 186110x8

A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Wise, John, 1808-1879.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
June 26, 18618x5

A.L.S. 1p. and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
July 2, 186110x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
July 5, 186110x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 10x8

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
July 8, 186110x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end.with sketches of insects. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 10x8

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
July 13, 18619-1/2x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Meehan, Thomas, 1826-1901.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Aug. 16, 186110x8

Germantown, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 10x8

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Oct. 19, 18617-1/2x5-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5-1/2

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Nov. 1, 18617-1/2x5-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5-1/2

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Nov. 8, 18618x6-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Durand, Elias, 1794-1873.
Letter to J[acob] [Stauffer], Lancaster;
Dec. 24, 186110-1/2x8-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8-1/2

Other Descriptive Information: Not located 4/2010.

Moore, Daniel D. T..
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Dec. 30, 18618x5-1/2

Rochester, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5-1/2

Historical, Agricultural and Mechanical institute of Lancaster.
Report of committee on accounts of Jacob Stauffer.
[1861]10x7-1/2

D.S.: (signature mutilated) 1p. Mutilated.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Account with Jacob Stauffer;
Jan. 29, 18627x7-1/2

Lancaster, A.D.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated.

General physical description: 7x7-1/2

Durand, Elias, 1794-1873.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Lancaster;
Feb. 15, 186210-1/2x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning insects. Refers to Le Conte.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Norton, Edward.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
Feb. 22, 18628x5

Farmington, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Concerning hornets. Refers to Baird and Henry.

General physical description: 8x5

Haldeman, Samuel Stehman, 1812-1880.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
March 6, 18628x5

Columbia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
March 16, 186211-1/2x8

Lancaster, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Concerning religious bans on the eating of swine.

General physical description: 11-1/2x8

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
May 17, 18628x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p., end. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 8x5

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
May 22, 18628x5

Lancaster, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Concerning insects. Refers to Le Conte

General physical description: 8x5

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
June 4, 186210x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Concerning the insects ruining the trees in Philadelphia.

General physical description: 10x8

Newton, Isaac.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
Oct. 13, 18629x5-1/2

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 9x5-1/2

Entomological Society of Philadelphia..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Oct. 14, 18628x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S.: E.T. Cresson. 1p. and end. Informs him of his election to membership in the society.

General physical description: 8x5

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
Oct. 20, 18628x5

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Refers him to Cope at the academy for question on reptiles.

General physical description: 8x5

Entomological Society of Philadelphia.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Oct. 24, 18628x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S.: E. T. Cresson. 2p. and end. Business. Entomology.

General physical description: 8x5

Cresson, E[zra] T[ownsend], 1838-.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Oct. 29, 18628x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Entomology.

General physical description: 8x5

Entomological Society of Philadelphia.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Nov. 20, 18628x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S.: E. T. Cresson. 1p.and end. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Judd, Orange, 1822-1892.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
Nov. 27, 18629x5-1/2

New York, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Concerning payment for articles.

General physical description: 9x5-1/2

Meehan, Thomas, 1826-1901.
Letter to J[acob] J.[sic] Stauffer;
Dec. 26, 186210x8

Germantown, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Dec. 27, 186212x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 12x8

Wingate, John D..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
[1862]8x5

A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 8x5

Entomological Society of Philadelphia.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Jan. 12, 18638x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S.: E. T. Cresson. 1p. and end. Has sent certificate of membership to him and Rathvon.

General physical description: 8x5

Young, William S..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Jan. 12, 18638x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and end. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
March 22, 18638x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p. Concerning fishes and lizards. Refers to Gill.

General physical description: 8x5

Ivison, Phinney & Co..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
April 28, 18638x5

New York, L. 1p. and end. Forwards publication by Gray.

General physical description: 8x5

Cresson, E. T. (Ezra Townsend), 1838-1926.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
May 7, 18638-1/2x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Concerning entomology. Refers To Say.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Sept. 22, 186310x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 10x8

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Sept. 24, 18638x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 4p., end. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Wickersham, James Pyle, 1825-1893.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Dec. 29, 18638x5

A.L.S. 1p.,end. and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Wickersham, James Pyle, 1825-1893.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Jan. 13, 18648x5

A.L.S. 2p. and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Beck, John.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Feb. 1, 18648x5

A.L.S. 2p. and end.with sketches on end page. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Conyngham, Jasper Yeates.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
April 4, 18647x4-1/2

Lancaster, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Business.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
April 6, 18648x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
April 10, 18648x5

A.L.S. 2p. and add. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
July 1, 186410x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
July 6, 18648x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 4p., end. Mutilated. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Oct. 24, 18648x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 5p. Concerning fishes, Agassiz, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

General physical description: 8x5

Letter to J. R. Sypher
January 25, 1865 

Senator Charles [ill.] regrets that he cannot honor invitation.

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
April 21, 18658x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 8x5

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
April 29, 186510x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
May 23, 186510x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
May 25, 186510x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
June 29, 18658x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 4p. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Lancaster;
Oct. 13, 18658x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Cresson, E. T. (Ezra Townsend), 1838-1926.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Feb. 27, 18668x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.
Letter to J. P. McCaskey, Lancaster;
March 14, 186610x8

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Will place the Linnean society of Lancaster on mailing list of the Smithsonian Institution.

General physical description: 10x8

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
April 14, 18668x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 4p., end. Concerning fishes and the academy of natural sciences.

General physical description: 8x5

Houghton, J. S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
April 24, 18668x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 8x5

Benade, W. H..
Letter to J. P. McCaskey;
May 9, 18668x5

Pittsburgh, A.L.S. 3p. Thanks for being made a member of the Linnean Society. Concerning archaeology. Freeman Guide 438.

General physical description: 8x5

Thurston, George.
Letter to J. P. McCaskey;
May 12, 18668x5

New York, A.L.S. 1p. Thanks for being made a mamber of the Linnean Society of Lancaster.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
June 22, 18668x5

West Haverford, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
July 13, 18668x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 2p., end Concerning fishes and entomology.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Aug. 19, 18668x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Concerning fishes and a dinosaur.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Aug. 30, 18668x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Foltz, J. M..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
Aug. 30, 18668x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Sept. 16, 18668x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Hoopes, Josiah, 1832-1904.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Lancaster;
Dec. 24, 18668x5

West Chester, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Dec. 28, 18668x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Feb. 18, 18678x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning snakes and fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Loss, S. S..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Feb. 25, 18679-1/2x7-1/2

Philadelphia, L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
March 10, 18678x5

Haverford, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning snakes.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
March 11, 18678x5

A.L.S. 3p. and end. Concerning snakes and fossils.

General physical description: 8x5

Udderzook, Marshall J..
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
March 26, 18677-1/2x4-1/2

Christiana, A.L.S. 3p. and end. Concerning a snake. Refers to Cope.

General physical description: 7-1/2x4-1/2

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
July 29, 18678x5

A.L.S. 3p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology and birds.

General physical description: 8x5

Meehan, Thomas, 1826-1901.
Note to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Nov., 186810x8

[]. A.N.S. 1p. Mutilated. Concerning Riley's letter. On same sheet as letter from Riley to Meehan; Nov. 3, 1868.

General physical description: 10x8

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Jan. 12, 18688x5

A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
April 5, 18688x5

Philadelphia, L.S. 2p. and end. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Greenwald, E. (Emanuel), 1811-1885.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
May 20, 18688x5

Lancaster, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Thanks for being made a member of the Linnean Society of Lancaster.

General physical description: 8x5

Mann, Horace, 1796-1859.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
July 5, 18688x5

Cambridge, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Brooks, Edward, 1831-.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Sept. 9, 18688-1/2x5-1/2

Millersville, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Business. Refers to the Linnean society of Lancaster.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895.
Letter to Tho[ma]s Meehan;
Nov. 3, 1868 

St. Louis, A.L.S. 1p., end. Mutilated. Concerning botany. On same sheet is note from Meehan to Stauffer; [Nov. 1868].

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895.
Letter to Jac[ob] Stauffer;
Nov. 13, 186810x8

St. Louis, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 10x8

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895.
Letter to Jac[ob] Stauffer;
Dec. 6, 186810x8

St. Louis, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 10x8

Portland Society of Natural History (Me.).
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
April 5, 18699-1/2x7-1/2

Portland, L.S.(signature mutilated) 1p. Mutilated. Requests aid for cabinet of natural history.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Portland Society of Natural History (Me.).
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
April 12, 18699-1/2x7-1/2

Portland, A.L.S. (signature mutilated) 2p. Mutilated. Concerning natural history. Refers to the Linnean Society.

Unlocated 3/2011

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895.
Letter to Jac[ob] Stauffer;
April 21, 18698x5

St. Louis, A.L.S. 3p. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 8x5

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895.
Letter to Jac[ob] Stauffer;
Aug. 28, 186910x8

St. Louis, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 10x8

Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
Nov. 2, 186910-1/2x8

A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Will place him on the mailing list of the Smithsonian Institution.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Willett, Charles S..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Dec. 30, 18698-1/2x5

Baltimore, A.L.S. 2p.and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5

Glover, Townend, 1813-1883.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster
Jan. 12, 18709x5-1/2box Oversize Vault
LH-MV-C

Washington, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Contains also sketches of fishes. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 9x5-1/2

White, Henry Clay, b. 1848.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Lancaster;
Jan. 25, 18708x5

New York, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

White, Henry Clay, b. 1848.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer, Lancaster;
Feb. 15, 18708x5

New York, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Dickey , O. J..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Feb. 21, 18707-1/2x5

Washington, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Forwards publication.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
May 5, 18708x5

Philadelphia, L.S. 3p.and end. Concerning fishes and snakes.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
May 10, 18708x5

Haddonfield, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
June 10, 18707x4-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
June 25, 18707x4-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Moore, Daniel D. T..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
June 30, 18708x5

New York, A.L.S. 3p. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
July 8, 18707x4-1/2

Haddonfield, A.L.S. 2p.and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
July 29, 18707x4-1/2

Haddonfield, A.L.S. 4p.,end. Friendly letter. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Moore, Charles.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
Nov. 30, 187010x8

New York, A.L.S.(signature mutilated) 1p. Mutilated. On reverse is sketch of a horse. Business.

General physical description: 10x8

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Jan. 3, 18718x5

St. Louis, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 8x5

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Jan. 27, 187110x8

St. Louis, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning insects.

General physical description: 10x8

Moore, Daniel D. T..
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Jan. 28, 18718-1/2x5-1/2

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Porter, Thomas Conrad, 1822-1901.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
April 3, 18718x5

Easton, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Concerning mosses. Refers to Lesquereux and the Linnean Society.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
June 22, 18717x4-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. Thanks for invitation to visit the Linnean Society of Lancaster.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Meehan, Thomas, 1826-1901.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Aug. 29, 18718x5-1/2

Germantown, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Concerning botany.

General physical description: 8x5-1/2

McCosh, James, 1811-1894.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Nov. 21, 18717x4-1/2

Princeton, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Bragdon, C. D..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Dec. 6, 18718-1/2x5-1/2

New York, A.L.S. 2p.,end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Riley, Charles V. (Charles Valentine), 1843-1895.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Dec. 21, 187110x8

St. Louis, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning entomology. Refers to Rathvon.

General physical description: 10x8

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Dec. 25, 18717x4-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. and end. Friendly letter. Concerning fossils.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Hoopes, Josiah, 1832-1904.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Feb. 10, 187210x8

West Chester, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 10x8

King, Ben.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
July 19, 18728x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Concerning Edward D. Cope.

General physical description: 8x5

Porter, Thomas Conrad, 1822-1901.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Aug. 24, 18728x5

Easton, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning botany. Refers to the Linnean Society.

General physical description: 8x5

Worth, S. G..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Nov. 9, 18728x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. Concerning Cope.

General physical description: 8x5

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Dec. 4, 18728x5

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Concerning leeches, salamanders and fossils.

General physical description: 8x5

Edge, Thomas J..
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
March 27, 18739x6

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9x6

Davenport, Geo. E. (George Edward), 1833-1907.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Dec. 26, 18738x5

Boston, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Mutilated. Concerning botany.

General physical description: 8x5

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
Jan. 27, 18745x5-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Mutilated. Concerning the Linnean Society.

General physical description: 5x5-1/2

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
Jan. 10, 18758x5

Haddonfield, A.L.S. 2p. Concerning snakes and fishes.

General physical description: 8x5

Williamson, John, 1826-1885..
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
March 24, 18758x5

Livingston, Ky; A.L.S. 4p. Mutilated. Concerning natural history.

General physical description: 8x5

Porter, Thomas Conrad, 1822-1901.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
May 13, 18758x5

Easton, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Concerning botany. Refers to Asa Gray.

General physical description: 8x5

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stuaffer, Lancaster;
Aug. 15, 187610x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p., add., end. Mutilated. Friendly letter. Refers to Henry.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Ryder, John Adam, 1852-1895.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
May 16, 18788-1/2x5-1/2

A.L.S. 3p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning fossils.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Cope, E. D. (Edward Drinker), 1840-1897.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer;
June 11, 18788x5

A.L.S. 1p. and end. Concerning blind fishes. Concerning invertebra.

General physical description: 8x5

Bean, Tarleton H. (Tarleton Hoffman), 1846-1916.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Jan. 25, 187910x8

Washington, A.L.S. 1p.with a sketch on the reverse of the page. Mutilated. Concerning snakes. Refers to Cope and Baird.

General physical description: 10x8

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stuaffer, Lancaster;
Feb. 12, 187910-1/2x8

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Bean, Tarleton H. (Tarleton Hoffman), 1846-1916.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
Feb. 13, 187910x8

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning fishes.

General physical description: 10x8

Bean, Tarleton H. (Tarleton Hoffman), 1846-1916.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
March 10, 187910x8

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. and end. Mutilated. Concerning fishes. Refers to Baird.

General physical description: 10x8

Mather, Fred, 1833-1900.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer;
Aug. 5, 18798x5

Newark, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Hoffman, Walter James, 1846-1899.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Aug. 11, 187910x8

Washington, A.L.S. 2p., end. Mutilated. Forwards publications to him and to the Linnean Society.

General physical description: 10x8

Morris, John G. (John Gottlieb), 1803-1895.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
Feb. 87-1/2x5

Baltimore, A.L.S. 4p. Mutilated. Concerning insects. Refers to Say.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Morris, John G. (John Gottlieb), 1803-1895.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
June 237-1/2x5

Baltimore, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Friendly letter. Refers to Bancroft, Henry and Gray.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5

Loring, Charles G. (Charles Greely), 1794-1867.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
July 279x7

Boston, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Concerning Asa Gray.

General physical description: 9x7

Saxton, Charles Maurice, 1812-1888.
Letter to J[acob] Stauffer;
Sept. 298x5

New York, A.L.S. 1p. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Farlow, W. G. (William Gilson), 1844-1919.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
Oct. 38x5

Boston, A.L.S. 2p.,end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Farlow, W. G. (William Gilson), 1844-1919.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
Oct. 188x5

Boston, A.L.S. 3p.and end. Concerning fungi.

General physical description: 8x5

Baird, Spencer Fullerton, 1823-1887.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer, Lancaster;
undated4-1/2x5-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. Fragment. Refers to Cope. Concerning the salamander.

General physical description: 4-1/2x5-1/2

Carman, Elbert S..
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer.
undated8x5

A.L.S. 2p. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Farlow, W. G. (William Gilson), 1844-1919.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
undated8x5

Cambridge. A.L.S. 2p.,end. Concerning fungi.

General physical description: 8x5

Darlington, Edward, 1795-1884.
Letter to E. C. Reigart.
After 1839, March 78x5

Letter from the Historical Agricultural and Mechanical Insitute of Lancaster

A.L.S.: Edw. C. Darlington. 1p.with 2p.enc. Agrees to merge library with the Athenaeum and forwards extracts from the minutes.

General physical description: 8x5

Morris, John G. (John Gottlieb), 1803-1895.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer];
undated8x5

Lancaster, Wednesday morning. A.L.S. 2p.and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Rathvon, S. S. (Simon Snyder), 1812-1891.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer.
undated6x5

A.L.S. 2p.,end. Concerning entomology.

General physical description: 6x5

Robinson, John.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer?].
undated10-1/2x8

A.L.S. 1p.and end. Mutilated. Incomplete. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to [Jacob Stauffer].
undated8x5

A.L.S. 1p. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to Jacob Stauffer.
undated8x5

A.L.S. 1p. Business.

General physical description: 8x5

Smith, J. Jay (John Jay), 1798-1881.
Letter to [Jacob] Stauffer.
undated8-1/2x5-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8-1/2x5-1/2

Stauffer, Jacob, 1808-1880.
Autobiographical sketch;
undated10x7-1/2

Mt. Joy. A.D. 2p. Mutilated. Ruminations about his life, including the fact that he has not been able to generate a decent income. Hope to find womeone who will pay for his publication.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2