Guide to the Bostlemann Family Papers, 1848-1938

Processed by Edward F. Meylan; machine-readable finding aid created by C. Del Anderson
Department of Special Collections
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The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Guide to the Bostlemann Family Papers, 1848-1938

Collection number: M0075

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University Libraries

Stanford, California

Contact Information

  • Department of Special Collections
  • Green Library
  • Stanford University Libraries
  • Stanford, CA 94305-6004
  • Phone: (650) 725-1022
  • Email: speccoll@sulmail.stanford.edu
  • URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/
Processed by:
Edward F. Meylan
Date Completed:
ca. 1963
Encoded by:
C. Del Anderson
© 1998 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Bostlemann Family Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1848-1938
Collection number: Special Collections M0075
Creator:
Extent: .5 linear ft.
Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

None.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Provenance

Gift of Hayward State College, 1963.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Bostlemann Family Papers, M0075, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biography

Bostelmann, Karl Louis Georg, painter, born: January 22, 1825 in Hannover. Copied from 1840 at the Gallery of Dresden. In 1843, he went to Venice, Florence, and Rome, where he stayed from 1844 to 1846. From 1847 to 1866, he was in the employment of the Court of Hannover as a miniature portrait painter. He painted numerous miniature portraits of the royal family and the family of the Crownprince of Oldenburg. He also painted large oil portraits. After 1866, he was working in and about Hamburg, then again in Hanover. Since 1858 he owned a mansion in Wachholz bei Beverstedt, where he later retired as a private citizen.

Scope and Content

Letters of Karl Bostlemann (b. 1825), German miniature portrait painter, his wife, children, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren written from Germany and the U.S., mostly in German. Includes a history of the King's German Legion by N. Ludlow Beamish printed in 1832. The book has hand executed illustrations and mentions Bostlemann's father. Also includes manuscript notes in English by Carl, Jr., written in 1935.

Access terms

Beamish, North Ludlow, 1797-1872
Bostlemann, Karl Louis Georg, 1825
Bostlemann, Carl
Bostlemann family
King's German Legion
Germany--Emigration and immigration
United States--Emigration and immigration


Container List

 

Groups of the Bostelmann Correspondence

 

To Carl Bostelmann by different people in Beverstedt -Wachholz, 1848 - 1900

 

To Carl Bostelmann in Hannover by his wife, Johanna from Beremrhaven, 1854

 

To August Bostelmann in Hoboken, N.J. from family in Wachholz, 1868 - 1875

 

To Carl Bostelmann (Jr.) in Hoboken, N.J. from family in Wachholz, 1875

 

To Carl and August in Hoboken, N.J. from family in Wachholz, 1875

 

Carl from Newark, N.J. to August in Hoboken, N.J., 1874

 

To parents in Wachholz from Carl and August in Hoboken, N.J., 1875

 

Johanna Bostelmann's bound letters, reminiscences, miscellaneous writings, 1881

 

Carls's letters from Chicago and Lenison, Iowa to family in Wachholz , 1878, 1881

 

August's and family's letters from Lutherville to parents, 1888

 

Mathilda (Mrs. Carl) Bostlemann to her mother, 1889, 1890

 

Carl the elder to Carl Jr. to Ponca, Nebraska, 1906, 1908

 

Amelie and Carla Bostelmann to grandparents in Wachholz, 1901

 

To Amelie in Ponca, Nebraska from Breverstedt, 1907

 

To Carla in Ponca, Nebraska, 1909

 

To Carl in Ponca, Nebraska from brother Ernst in Holt, N.Y. and from Los Angeles, 1909

 

To Carl in Ponca, Nebraska from brother Ernst in Los Angeles, 1909

 

To Carl at 1255 West 88th Street, Los Angeles, 1918

 

To Carl at 1558 So. Arlington, Los Angeles, 1923

 

To Carl at 11216 or 18 Burbank, North Hollywood, 1928, 1931

 

Mathilda's letter from Hollywood to daughter Amelie (Mrs. Lightner) in San Francisco, 1938