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Finding Aid for the Hermann C. Raebel Papers, 1865-1997
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Container List

 

Watercolors

Box 1, Folder 1

Sketches. H.C. Raebel. 2 ships rolling in heavy seas. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 2

Heidelberg Castle. December 1865.

Box 1, Folder 3

Pequot House. New London, Connecticut. August 1865.

Box 1, Folder 4

Thames River. New London, Connecticut. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 5

[No caption] Sailors in a ship's rigging. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 6

[No caption] Sailors manning a ship's cannon. January 8, 1866.

Box 1, Folder 7

Pao de Azucar. Rio de Janeiro. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 8

Cobras Island. Rio de Janeiro. January 15, 1866(?).

Box 1, Folder 9

Embrassons-nous encore! Botafoga Bay - Rio. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 10

Characteristic scene in the streets of Rio. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 11

Misericordia Hospital. Rio de Janeiro: n.d.

Box 1, Folder 12

Anhatonurim Island. St. Catherine, Brazil. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 13

Santos - Brazil. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 14

The Haunted House at Santos. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 15

Nictherohy. February 4, 1866. St. Sebastian.

Box 1, Folder 16

Montevideo, Uruguay. S.A. March 14, 1866 .

Box 1, Folder 17

Rio Tigri Buenos Ayres. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 18

Rio Tigri Buenos Ayres. April 18, 1866.

Box 1, Folder 19

[No caption] Rio Tigri, Buenos Aires. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 20

Martin Garcia' Island. [Uruguay] April 19, 1866.

Box 1, Folder 21

(Higueritas) Gaucho's domicile. Nueva Palmyra April 22, 1866.

Box 1, Folder 22

Saladera Fray Bentos. Uruguay. April 26, 1866. Liebig's Extract of Meat.

Box 1, Folder 23

[No caption] U.S. ship tied up at dock.

Box 1, Folder 24

Carpincha hunting. May 2, 1866. Arroya Negro. Uruguay.

Box 1, Folder 25

Colonia. Uruguay. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 26

Rio de Janeiro. June 28, 1866.

Box 1, Folder 27

Bahia, Brazil.

Box 1, Folder 28

[No caption] Sailors in rowing boat. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 29

Ashes to ashes! Dust to dust! October 1, 1866. Isla Grande. Brazil.

Box 1, Folder 30

Rio de Janeiro October 8, 1866. Don Pedro I. Signed: H.C. Raebel, U.S.N. 1866.

Box 1, Folder 31

Gloria Hill. Rio de Janeiro. February 25, 1866.

Box 1, Folder 32

Convent Island. Rio. Boa Viage. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 33

Light House on the Breakwater in Pernambuco, Brazil. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 34

Shipping a sea on board U.S.S. Nipsic. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 35

Patagonas - North side of Rio Negro. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 36

South side of Rio Negro - Patagonia. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 37

Mont Cerro - Montevideo. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 38

Road leading to the [?], July 10, 1868. Union [?] Road.

Box 1, Folder 39

The cascatina in Petropolis, Brazil. July 10, 1868.

Box 1, Folder 40

Scene from the Grand Cascatina. July 12, 1868. Also an unfinished sketch of the same area.

Box 1, Folder 41

[No caption] Armored warship in bay. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 42

[No caption] View of bay and mountains from the sea. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 43

[No caption] View of bay from the sea with fortress on hill in background. Signed: H.C. Raebel.

Box 1, Folder 44

[Burial at] sea. 1869. Signed: H.C.R..

Box 1, Folder 45

Inundation. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 46

[No caption] Sailing ship with moon. n.d.

 

Photographs

Box 1, Folder 47

Carte-de-visite portrait of Hermann Raebel in naval uniform.

Box 1, Folder 48

Carte-de-visite photographs (2) of Raebel and two fellow naval officers.

Box 1, Folder 49

Carte-de-visite photograph of an unidentified warship.

 

Correspondence

Box 1, Folder 50

Letter from Raebel, at the U.S. Naval Academy in Newport, to his sister. n.d.

Box 1, Folder 51

Notebook into which Gustav Raebel copied his son Hermann's letters about his naval training and trips to South America.

Box 1, Folder 52

Translation of Hermann's letters to his father by family members in the 1950s.

Scope and Content Note

Also, color photocopies of all Raebel's watercolors.
 

Obituary

Box 1, Folder 53

Raebel's obituary from a Cleveland, Ohio German-American newspaper.

 

Family History

Box 2

2 copies of Raebel's family tree.

 

Certificates

Box 2

Raebel's commission from President Andrew Johnson to be an ensign in the U.S. Navy. December 20, 1866.