Battle Monument Papers, 1814-1820, MS 1198

Title- Battle Monument Papers

 

Call Number- MS 1198

 

Inclusive Dates- 1814-1820

 

Extent- 24 folders, .5 linear fft

 

Abstract- Accounts of expenditures by the committee in charge of the erection of the Battle Monument, Baltimore; three letters from Maximilian Godefroy, the architect, dealing with workmen and money matters. One letter from Antonio Capellano, sculptor, to Robert Cary Long, concerns the bas-reliefs on the front of St. Paul’s Church, engravings of the monument. Clippings with a sketch.

 

Restrictions- Access to this collection is unrestricted. Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

 

Processing Note- The collection was processed by members of the library staff between 1970 and 1990. The processing and finding aid were completed by Eben Dennis in 2012.

 

 

Container List

 

Folder

1 Estimate for cut stone work on the Battle Monument, April 29, 1815

2 Maximilian Godfrey to the Committee for the Monument, March 22, 1815

3 Antonio Capellano to Robert Cary Long, November 20, 1814

4 James Symington and Son’s estimate for cut stone work, April, 1815

5 Edward Johnson to Joseph H. Nicholson, Jesse Eichelberger, etc., July 29, 1815

6 John S. Neale to the Committee for the Monument, April, 1815

7 Resolution of Committee for laying cornerstone of the Battle Monument, August 3, 1815

8 Arrangement of proceedings at laying of Battle Monument cornerstone, September 12, 1815

9 Barrell and Company to James A. Buchanan, March 2, 1818

10 Maximilian Godfrey to James A. Buchanan, April 2, 1818

11 William Hush’s account with the Committee for the Battle Monument, July 8, 1818

12 Maximilian Godfrey to James A. Buchanan, July 23, 1818

13 J.F. Batchelor’s account with the Committee for the Battle Monument, April- June, 1819

14 Jacob Small’s account with the Committee for the Battle Monument, May 1819

15 John McAllister’s account with the Committee for the Battle Monument, July 25, 1819

16 Checks for Battle Monument expenses, May-December, 1819

17 John Gracey’s account with Joseph Jameson, May 11, 1820

18 Notes of the Committee for the Battle Monument on loans, 1819-1820

19 Joseph Love’s account with the Committee of the Battle Monument, July 5 , 1820

20 Memorandum of cash expended by the Committee, 1820

21 John Gacey account with Joseph Jameson, July 5, 1820

22 Newspaper account of battle Monument, no date

23 List of citizens who had not yet paid their subscriptions, November 15, 1814

24 Engravings of the Battle Monument, no date

 

 

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