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For an exhibition and illustrated catalogue of the works of artist Gustavus Grunewald (1805-1878), the Allentown Art Mu­seum of the Lehigh Valley is seeking the locations of paintings, drawings and prints, as well as biographical data and photo­graphs. Grunewald, an accomplished landscape painter, was born in Germany but spent his most productive years in Bethle­hem, Northampton County. He was a well-trained and influen­tial teacher for the Moravian community’s Seminary for Young Ladies for many years. Institutions and individuals able to share such information are asked to write: Sarah McNear, Associate Curator, Allentown Art Museum, Fifth and Court Sts., P. O. Box 117, Allentown, PA 18105; or telephone (215) 432-4333.


Hopewell and Mount Vernon, two small milling and manufac­turing communities in southwestern Chester County, are cur­rently the subjects of research. Primary source materials, such as account books, records, journals, diaries and letters, are needed to provide information on the cotton and paper mills that oper­ated in the villages from about 1810 to 1865. These mills were owned and operated by Samuel, David and Ebenezer Dickey, and Samuel’s two sons, Samuel J. and Ebenezer J. Dickey. The residents of Hopewell and Mount Vernon are currently attempt­ing to register their villages as historic districts. Information should be shared with: John Bradley, 36 Trading Post Lane, Lan­caster, PA 17602; or telephone (717) 464-2806.


American marine artist Julian O. Davidson (1853-1894) com­pleted in 1885 a huge painting entitled The Battle of Lake Erie (see related article in the fall 1988 issue, “The Battle of Lake Erie: A Victory for Commodore Perry“). This painting was acquired by the J. Ot­tman Lithographic Company of New York in 1890, which exhib­ited it at the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The following year The Battle of Lake Erie was exhibited at the Senate Library in Harrisburg. Because the painting was owned by the J. Ottman Lithographic Company, researchers believe that it may have been reproduced and marketed as a lithograph. Individuals and institutions having knowledge of late nineteenth century reproductions of this work are asked to write: Lynn S. Beman, Director, Beman Galleries, U4 Main St., Nyack, N. Y. 10960; or telephone (914) 358-3344.


Correspondence, diaries and original materials relating to Samuel Simon Schmucker (1799-1873) are being sought for re­search and study. Schmucker, instrumental in the founding of Pennsylvania (now Gettysburg) College, served as president of the Gettysburg (presently Lutheran) Theological Seminary from 1826 to 1864. He was nationally prominent not only in Lutheran projects, but in many causes of Evangelical Protestantism, in­cluding Christian Unity, anti-slavery, inter-Protestant missions, Tract and Bible societies, and temperance. He corresponded with many public figures and church leaders of his period. Although much original material concerning this important Pennsylvanian is preserved in the collections of Gettysburg College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary, information regarding extant letters papers is welcome. Correspondence may be directed to: Frederick K. Wentz, 130 South Hay St., Gettysburg, PA 17325.


Old bottles bearing inscriptions and labels of Lykens, Dau­phin County, druggists, bottlers and, especially, the Lykens Brewery are being sought for the study of the community’s early businesses. Please write, with information, to: David Hand, Box 292, Hegins, PA 17938.