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Halsted B. Vander Poel Campanian collection, circa 1570-1997

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Series I. Matteo Della Corte papers, 1890-1997, undated, bulk 1902-1961
Series I.A. Correspondence, 1901-1997, undated, bulk 1920-1962
Series I.B. Publications and other writing, 1890-1997, undated, bulk 1911-1960
Series I.C. Research materials, 1903-1997, undated, bulk 1903-1961
Series I.D. Miscellaneous professional papers, 1901-1997, bulk 1901-1960
Series I.E. Personal papers, 1899-1997, bulk 1901-1961
Series I.F. Memorials, 1962-1997
Series II. Tatiana Warscher papers, 1912-1997, bulk 1924-1960
Series II.A. Letters, 1924-1997, bulk 1924-1947
Series II.B. Writings, 1935-1997
Series II.C. Photographic documentation of Pompeii, 1912-1960
Series II.D. Research materials and miscellaneous professional papers, 1939-1997, undated
Series II.E. Personal papers, 1958-1959, undated
Series II.F. Memorials, 1960-1997
Series III. Vander Poel excavations at Pompeii, 1958-1982, undated, bulk, 1960-1965
Series III.A. Pompeii excavation notes, 1960-1964
Series III.B. Visual documentation of the Casa di Meleagro, 1959-1982
Series III.C. Casa di Meleagro research materials, 1958-1966, undated
Series III.D. Analysis and publication of the excavations, 1958-1965
Series IV. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum production materials, 1776-1996, undated, bulk, 1960-1992
Series IV.A. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars I: Register, 1972-1984, undated
Series IV.B. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars II: Toponymy, 1980-1983, undated
Series IV.C. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars III: The RICA Maps of Pompeii, 1967-1984
Series IV.D. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IIIA: The Insulae of Regions I-V, 1980-1986, undated
Series IV.E. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IIIB: The Insulae of Regions VI-VII, 1982-1996, undated
Series IV.F. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IIIC: The Insulae of Regions VIII-IX, 1982-1993, undated
Series IV.G. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IIID: Extra Portam, 1967-1992, undated
Series IV.H. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IV: Bibliography, 1968-1990, undated, bulk, 1968-1976
Series IV.I. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars IVA: Index to the Bibliography, 1988-1993, undated
Series IV.J. Corpus Topographicum Pompeianum. Pars V: Cartography, 1776-1981, undated
Series IV.K. Alphabetical and numerical indices, 1967-1973, undated
Series IV.L. General material, 1885-1996, undated
Series V. New editions of early archaeological publications on Pompeii, 1796-1989
Series V.A. Translation of the early excavation records of R. de Alcubierre, undated
Series V.B. Early documentation of Pompeii by Edward Falkener, 1846-1851, undated
Series V.C. Material related to the work of Giuseppe Fiorelli, 1854-1979, undated
Series V.D. Research on the work of Wolfgang Helbig, undated
Series V.E. Early drawings of Pompeii by William Light, circa 1824-1828
Series V.F. Early measured drawings of Pompeii by Charles François Mazois, 1809-1981, undated
Series V.G. Research on Niccolini, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei disegnati e descritti, 1854-1896, 1964-1966, undated
Series V.H. Piranesi prints of Pompeii, 1804-1989, undated
Series V.I. Research on Salomon Reinach, Répertoire de peintures grecques et romains, 1969-1980, undated
Series V.J. Photographic documentation related to G.E. Rizzo, La pittura ellenistico-romana, undated
Series V.K. Research on the plates of Henri Roux and Louis Barré, Herculanum et Pompéi, undated
Series V.L. Research on the work of Antonio Sogliano, 1912, undated
Series V.M. Research on Wilhelm Ternite, Wandgemälde aus Pompeji und Herculanum, 1839-1858, 1964, undated
Series V.N. Research on Wilhelm Zahn, Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herculanum und Stabiae, 1828-1859, 1963-1969, undated
Series V.O. Research on the plates in Real Museo Borbonico, undated
Series V.P. Research on Gli ornati delle pareti ed i pavimenti delle stanze dell'antica Pompei incisi in rame, 1796-1838, 1964-1972, undated
Series V.Q. Research on the plates in Le antichità di Ercolano esposte [Pd'E], undated
Series VI. Documentation of objects in the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, 1960-1971, undated
Series VI.A. Catalog of the Museo archeologico nazionale di Napoli, 1960-1971, undated
Series VI.B. Photographic inventory of 1008 frescoes, undated
Series VI.C. Miscellaneous material, 1964, undated
Series VII. Research in Campanian Archaeology (RICA) research materials, 1724-1996, bulk, 1910-1992
Series VII.A. General textual sources for the study of Pompeii, 1724-1996
Series VII.B. Visual documentation of Pompeii, 1767-1975, undated
Series VII.C. Scholars' papers, 1837-1914, 1950-1967, undated
Series VII.D. Bibliographic projects, 1902-1985, undated
Series VII.E. Miscellaneous research, 1853-1923, 1958-1993, undated
Series VIII. Objects in the Campanian collection, 1960-1977, undated
Series IX. Administrative materials, 1980-1992, undated
Series X. Non-Campanian materials, circa 1570-1996, bulk, 1932-1992
Series X.A. Friedrich-Wilhelm von Hase papers, 1963-1995, undated
Series X.B. Margaret Murray papers, 1905-1954, undated
Series X.C. Material related to the art, archaeology and history of Italy, 1570-1996
Series X.D. Material related to the art, archaeology and history of various areas, 1937-1969, undated
Series X.E. Art and antique collection, 1905, 1932-1983, undated
Series X.F. Book collection, 1896-1992, undated
Series X.G. Miscellaneous topics, 1936-1994, undated
Vander Poel (Halsted) Campanian collection
Series V. New editions of early archaeological publications on Pompeii, 1796-1989 34.5 Linear Feet
In addition to the CTP, Vander Poel envisioned another ambitious series of publications. He planned to issue new editions of many of the classic, early archaeological publications on Pompeii and to present unpublished material which he had tracked down. Vander Poel hoped to increase access to these source materials for Pompeii and to make them easier for the modern scholar to use. Many of the early publications on Pompeii were monumental, heavily illustrated folio editions, very rare and held by only a limited number of libraries. His new editions would increase their availability. These new editions would also be augmented by the scholarly apparatus which would facilitate their use as research tools.
The precise form these new editions were to take remains unclear. For most of his projected new editions, the research appears to be in preliminary form. The majority of the material in the series consists of reproductions of his source materials and his initial notes on supplemental information. His primary focus was providing information on original location, current location and bibliography for the architecture, paintings and objects presented in the early works.
Much of the material presented in this subseries lacks a specific date and individual items are therefore marked as undated. However, for original research a date within the range from circa 1958 to 1996 can be assumed, with the exception of reproductions of early material.
Arrangement note
The series is arranged in seventeen subseries. These subseries are presented alphabetically by author.
Series V.A. Translation of the early excavation records of R. de Alcubierre, undated 0.8 Linear Feet
Roque Joach. de Alcubierre (1702-1780), the military engineer in charge of excavations under Charles III, kept a journal for the period from 1738 to 1756 with reports of the excavations at Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. Vander Poel tracked down the unpublished manuscript and commissioned translations from the original Spanish into Italian. The date of the translations in unknown. Vander Poel had intended to publish the translation with an analysis and documentation of the sections on Pompeii.
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262 1-4 Typescript of translation by A.F. Alvarez, undated 479 leaves
262 5-8 Carbon copy of typescript of translation by A.F. Alvarez, undated 480 leaves
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263 1-4 Annotated typescript of translation by A.F. Hevia, undated 463 leaves
263 5-8 Photocopy of typescript of translation by A.F. Hevia, undated 463 leaves
Series V.B. Early documentation of Pompeii by Edward Falkener, 1846-1851, undated 2.1 Linear Feet
Edward Falkener (1814-1896) was an English architect with an interest in antiquity. In the course of a Grand Tour, Falkener spent an extended period in Pompeii in the years 1846-1847 studying and sketching the ruins. He even supervised excavations in the house of Marcus Lucretius (IX 3, 5). In 1974, Vander Poel located Falkener's papers in the possession of his heirs in Guernsey and in 1976 arranged to have photographic copies made of his drawings.
This subseries consists of reproductions of those materials, as well as other sources. Falkener's drawings and sketches dating to 1846 include plans of houses, mosaics, architectural elements, objects and reconstructions. Vander Poel also planned to publish Falkener's "Dulcis Pompeia," an unpublished manuscript dating to 1851. The date of Vander Poel's work on the manuscript is unknown.
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264, 594 Falkener's drawings and paintings of Pompeii, circa 1846
The drawings and paintings reproduced here come from three sources. One group comes from the holdings of the Athenaeum Club in London, the second comes from Falkener's heirs in Guernsey, and the third group is reproduced from unknown sources. All the photographs bear the stamp "Eric Sirett, photographer, La Bouveé, St. Martins, Guernsey." Some of the photographs have been identified and annotated by Vander Poel.
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264 1-2 Drawings "collected from the Athenaeum by Vander Poel" 46 photographs
Photographic copies made Oct 1976.
264 3-4 Drawings "in the possession of Miss Margery Falkener, Guernsey" 79 photographs, 1 leaf
Photographic copies made Jan 1976.
264 5 Drawings from an unidentified source 16 photographs
264 6 Notes and drawings from an unidentified source 6 photocopies, 14 photographs
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594 1 Paintings 18 slides
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265 "Dulcis Pompeia," 1851
265 1-2 Photocopy of unpublished manuscript 305 leaves
265 3-4 Typescript copy of unpublished manuscript 431 leaves
Includes interleaved carbon copy and notes.
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266 Photograph of painting (?) of IX 3, 5/24, undated 1 albumen photograph
Inscription on mount reads "House excavated by me in 1847."
Series V.C. Material related to the work of Giuseppe Fiorelli, 1854-1979, undated 12.9 Linear Feet
Giuseppe Fiorelli (1823-1896) was the scholar responsible for establishing scientific excavation at Pompeii. Given Fiorelli's dominant role in the history of Pompeiian archaeology, it comes as no surprise that Vander Poel planned to update and expand several key works by this author and gathered a significant amount of other material related to Fiorelli and his work.
As the primary project related to Fiorelli, Vander Poel intended to create a new edition of Pompeianarum Antiquitatum Historia. Fiorelli had compiled and edited the original daily and weekly reports of the early excavators of Pompeii during the period from 1748 to 1859. He published this compilation as Pompeianarum Antiquitatum Historia (P.A.H.), which came out in three volumes from 1860 to 1864. The majority of the material in this subseries relates to Vander Poel's analysis and documentation of the P.A.H. volumes. The content of these volumes is invaluable, yet as published they are extremely difficult to use. They have no indices nor standard topographic references. The project of transcribing and analyzing the P.A.H. had been begun by Tatiana Warscher in the 1930's (see above Box 112) and was continued by Vander Poel since 1960. He envisioned creating indices and intended to "analyze and interpret" the work in a new four volume publication.
Vander Poel also intended to do a project involving Fiorelli's 1875 synthetic guidebook Descrizione di Pompei. This was spurred by the fact that Vander Poel gained access to an annotated copy of the book belonging to August Mau (1840-1909), one of the great Pompeian scholars of his time. Vander Poel was interested in the intersection of these two scholars' thoughts on Pompeii and commissioned a transcription and translation of Mau's notes. He also intended to add topographical analyses and documentation.
The rest of the subseries contains material related to a third work by Fiorelli, Gli scavi di Pompei dal 1861 al 1872 and other miscellaneous material related to Fiorelli.
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267 Research on Pompeianarum Antiquitatum Historia, 1971-1991, undated
267 1-2 English translation of entries through 7 July 1764, circa 1971-1973 222 leaves
Annotated typescript, labeled as first draft.
267 3-4 Analyses of P.A.H, 1991, undated
267 3 Volumes I, (1810-1812, 1814, 1816) and II (1822), undated 46 leaves
Typescript.
267 4 Volume I, 1991 54 leaves
Typescript.
267 5 Analysis of paintings recorded in P.A.H., undated 66 leaves
Includes list of artists who worked at Pompeii.
267 6 General notes, undated 1 notebook, 89 leaves
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268 1-3 Research on Descrizione di Pompei, 1970-1973, undated
268 1 Typescript of transcription of Mau's notes, pp. 6-231, undated 14 leaves
268 2 Typescript of transcription of Mau's notes, pp. 241-447, undated 117 leaves
268 3 Typescript of translation of Mau's notes into Italian, pp. 241-447, 1970-1973 115 leaves
268 Material related to Gli Scavi di Pompei dal 1861 al 1872, 1873, undated
See also oversize Boxes 521*-525*.
268 4 Drawing of pilaster, VI, 13, circa 1873 1 drawing, 1 leaf
Original drawing for chromolithograph; page of notes by Vander Poel.
268 5 Annotated photocopies of sections of text relating to VII 1, VII 7, VII 12, VII 15 and VIII 4, undated 36 leaves
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521*-525* Insular plans, undated 20 plans, mounted
A group of annotated insular plans housed in a case labeled as " Gli scavi di Pompei dal 1861 al 1872. Bozze: Pianta delle insulae. Napoli, 1873." However, with one exception these plans do not match those published in Gli scavi... . This group of plans may relate to Sorgente or Tascone's work on plans for the site commissioned by Fiorelli. Most of the plans are annotated in more than one hand, one of which appears to be Fiorelli's. They include plans of I 3 and 4, II 6, VI 1-3, VI 5-12, VI Ins. Occ., VII 4, VII 8, VIII 2, and VIII 5-6.
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268 6-8 Miscellaneous material related to Fiorelli, 1854-1979
268 6 Photograph of Oscan parietal notice, circa 1854 1 photograph, 2 leaves
Photograph of graffito from the papers of Fiorelli; page of notes by Vander Poel.
268 7 Autograph letters of Guiseppe Fiorelli, 1864-1875 3 leaves, 2 cards
Includes two letters from Fiorelli to Bartolomeo Capasso, notifying him of his nomination and election to the Accademia di archeologia, lettere e belle arti; a museum pass and a Herculaneum site pass issued to Antonio Sogliano by Fiorelli; page of notes by Vander Poel and sales catalog entry.
268 8 Material for lecture on Fiorelli, 1979, 48 leaves, 1 bound copy
Multiple drafts of talk presented at the Commonwealth Club.
Series V.D. Research on the work of Wolfgang Helbig, undated 0.4 Linear Feet
In 1868, Wolfgang Helbig (1839-1915) published Wandgemälde der vom Vesuv verschutteten Städte Campaniens, a catalog of almost 2,000 frescoes from Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae. The work represented the culmination of five years of research in Pompeii by Helbig and included every painting excavated up to 1867, arranged by subject. Although now extremely out of date, the work remains an important tool for the identification of Campanian paintings.
In his work on Helbig, Vander Poel continued a project begun in the mid 1930's by Tatiana Warscher (see above Boxes 109-111). This new edition of Helbig would have provided details and corrections in provenance information and current locations and inventory numbers where possible, as well as indicating analogies. Vander Poel also included current bibliographic information. The date of Vander Poel's research on Helbig is unknown.
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269 1-3 Notes on Helbig, undated 357 leaves with 14 photographs attached, 19 loose photographs
Handwritten notes, organized by catalog number.
269 4 Notes for Helbig concordance, undated 17 leaves
Series V.E. Early drawings of Pompeii by William Light, circa 1824-1828 0.4 Linear Feet
William Light (1786-1839) was an English soldier and surveyor, best known as the founder of Adelaide, Australia. Between postings, Light traveled and sketched in Italy. Views of Pompeii, a book of lithographs after his drawings, was published in 1828.
Vander Poel intended to identify and document features of the ruins seen in the drawings. This subseries contains the copy work negatives used by Vander Poel to create a reproduction of Light's book (see Separated Material section). The date of Vander Poel's research on Light is unknown.
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592 6 Copy work negatives 59 negatives; 4 x 5 in.
Series V.F. Early measured drawings of Pompeii by Charles François Mazois, 1809-1981, undated 0.8 Linear Feet
Charles François Mazois (1783-1826), a French architect, spent the years 1809-1811 in residence at the excavations at Pompeii. His stay culminated in a four-volume work Les Ruines de Pompéi, published in Paris from 1824-1838, which included his drawings and measurements of the site. This was the first extensive graphic work on Pompeii.
Vander Poel initiated a course of general research on Mazois for an analysis and documentation of his work. He gained access to Mazois' original drawings for the work and he was particularly interested in documenting variations between the original and the printed versions of his plans and drawings.
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270 1-3 Research on Mazois in the Bibliothèque nationale, 1974-1980 220 leaves
Includes summaries of various Bibliothèque nationale holdings connected with Mazois, three letters to Vander Poel from L. O. Ziegel (18 Apr 1974, 10 May 1974, 15 Jul 1974) concerning the research she is conducting for him, photocopies of biographical material, paging request cards, notes on slides and microfilm, summary of Les Ruines de Pompei from the Librairie Firman-Didot, lists of plates and general notes.
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643 1-2 Mazois manuscripts in the Bibliothèque nationale, Sep 1974 2 microfilms
Includes "Les ruines de Pompei," "Le palais de Scaurus," and "Essai sur les habitations des anciens romains."
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270 4-7 General research on Mazois, 1976-1981, undated
270 4-6 1976-1981 386 leaves
Includes general research, manuscript of introduction for a work on Mazois, research on problems with the scales in Mazois' publication, biographical material, various drafts of a topographical analysis of Mazois and identifications of plates. Several letters were also included with this material: letter to Vander Poel from W. G. Eagleton (14 May 1980) who wants to sell a rare book; from Vander Poel to Molly (30 Jun 1980) with draft of introduction for Prof. Rivet's reaction; photocopy of letter from Jeremy Blake (22 Mar 1980) regarding the variance of scales in Mazois' plates; letter from Paul Williamson of the Victoria and Albert Museum (23 Mar 1981) responding to query regarding Mazois' engraver; copy of letter from Liliane Ziegel (22 Nov 1979) regarding Mazois' scales .
270 7 undated 87 leaves, 4 photographs
Includes notes and photocopies of biographical sources and preliminary draft for article on Mazois.
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594 2 Slides of Mazois images, undated 300 slides
594 3 Negatives of Mazois images and text, undated 12 frames; 35 mm.
Series V.G. Research on Niccolini, Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei disegnati e descritti, 1854-1896, 1964-1966, undated 0.4 Linear Feet
Le case ed i monumenti di Pompei was an exhaustive work meant to be a complete catalog of remains from Pompeii, from topography to plans of individual buildings to paintings and mosaics. The project was initiated by Antonio Niccolini (1772-1850) and carried out by his sons Fausto and Felice and his grandson Antonio. The work was issued in over 100 fascicles in the period from 1854 to 1896. Vander Poel was in the initial phases of this project. He had begun collecting images, but had not yet added analysis.
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595 1 Notes and photograph log, 1964-1966 16 leaves
595 2-5 Photographic copies of text, 1854-1896 61 photographs
Includes a small number of black-and-white images of plates.
595 6-8 Color photographs of plates, 1854-1896 68 color photographs
Incomplete set; photographic copies made in Sep 1966.
595 9-11 Negatives, undated
595 9 Glass negative 1 plate glass negative; 9 x 12 cm.
595 10 Black-and-white negatives 104 negatives; 7 x 11.5 cm. or smaller
595 11 Color negatives 125 frames; 35 mm.
Series V.H. Piranesi prints of Pompeii, 1804-1989, undated 1.2 Linear Feet
Giovanni Battista Piranesi visited Pompeii on five occasions between 1770 and 1778. The various volumes of prints executed from drawings by him and his sons provide some of the earliest known views of areas of the site. They remain important today because they include features of the site that have long since disappeared. Vander Poel collected Piranesi images of Pompeii and intended to identify the exact locations of the scenes depicted.
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271 1-4 Antiquites de la Grand Grece [Pompeia], 1804-1807
271 1-2 Photographic copies of volumes I and II, undated 2 bound volumes, 1 leaf
These are reproduction copies of the book assembled by Vander Poel using photographic prints purchased from the DAI in Rome. Structures have been identified and notes added.
271 3-4 Miscellaneous photographic copies, 1972-1973 20 photographs, 15 leaves
Photographic copies of selected prints from the Pompeia section of the Didot 1835-1837 edition of Opere di Giovanni Battista Piranesi... in the Library of Congress, as well as other sources. Also included are the Library of Congress order forms and Vander Poel's related correspondence.
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271, 594 Diversi ornati delle pareti volte e pavimenti di musaico, 1808
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271 5 Photographic copies of selected prints, 11 photographs
Prints from the Diversi ornati section of the Didot 1835-1837 edition of Opere di Giovanni Battista Piranesi... .
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594 4 Negatives 50 frames; 35 mm.
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271 6 Diverse maniere d'adornare i cammini, Nov 1972 6 photographs
Photographic copies of selected plates, from a copy in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Notes on back of one photograph.
271 7 Miscellaneous prints, 1972-1973 3 photographs
Photographic copies of prints from the Didot 1835-1837 edition of Opere di Giovanni Battista Piranesi... in the Library of Congress. Contains "Veduta del Tempio d'Iside...", "Veduta del Sepolcro di C. Mamia...," and "Veduta della Porta..."
271 8 Notes, Jun 1989, undated 8 leaves, 1 bound photocopy
Includes heavily annotated photocopy of Hylton A. Thomas, "Piranesi and Pompeii," Kunstmuseets Årsskrift 39-42 (1952-1955): 13-28.
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596 Negatives for copy work Piranesi photographs, undated 37 negatives; 8 x 10 in or smaller
Series V.I. Research on Salomon Reinach, Répertoire de peintures grecques et romains, 1969-1980, undated 2.9 Linear Feet
Salomon Reinach (1858-1932) was a French archaeologist best known for his encyclopedic compilations of ancient art. Vander Poel's interest focused on Reinach's 1922 volume of line drawings of frescoes and mosaics, Répertoire de peintures grecques et romains. Vander Poel intended to produce a three-volume work providing a bibliography of these paintings, the provenance, dates of excavation, inventory numbers and present location, as well as an index of all figure identifications to date.
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272-277 Lists of paintings from Pompeii, undated
Vander Poel compiled two sets of lists of paintings, arranged by page number in Reinach. Each entry includes the location of the painting and bibliography. The two sets are differentiated by the level of detail and amount of bibliography included.
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272-273 List of paintings with brief bibliographies
Each entry below contains a typed list with two carbon copies interleaved.
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272 1-3 Pages 5-100 538 leaves
272 4-7 Pages 101-195 665 leaves
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273 1-2 Pages 196-299 366 leaves
273 3-5 Pages 303-407 447 leaves
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274-276 Lists of paintings with extensive bibliographies
Handwritten list
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274 1-2 Pages 1-49 236 leaves, 10 photographs
274 3-4 Pages 50-90 190 leaves, 11 photographs
274 5-6 Pages 91-120 166 leaves, 13 photographs
274 7 Pages 121-150 150 leaves, 4 photographs
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275 1 Pages 151-180 161 leaves, 3 photographs
275 2-3 Pages 181-221 207 leaves, 14 photographs
275 4 Pages 222-265 195 leaves, 1 photograph
275 5 Pages 266-330 196 leaves, 5 photographs
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276 1-2 Pages 331-365 180 leaves, 7 photographs
276 3 Pages 366-427 130 leaves, 2 photographs
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276-277 Typed version of previous list with carbon copy
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276 4-5 Pages 1-30 443 leaves
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277 1-2 Pages 31-54 324 leaves
277 3-4 Pages 181-195 334 leaves
277 5-7 Notes for index, undated 201 leaves, 1 notebook
Includes material on other topics, such as lists of reports by Rostovtzeff and copies of Giornale de Soprastanti di Pompei for October 1829. Also includes group of sketches found attached to geographical index.
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278 1 Entries for bibliography, 1980 194 leaves
Photocopy of annotated handwritten and typed bibliographic entries.
278 2 Notes for bibliography, 1969, undated 14 leaves
Includes letter from Peter [von Blankenhagen?]19 Feb 1969.
278 3-6 General research notes, 1978-1979
278 3 Research at the Bibliothèque Salomon Reinach, Lyons, Oct 1978 27 leaves
Includes inventory of manuscripts.
278 4 Research at the Musée des moulages, Lyons, Oct 1978 33 leaves
278 5 Research at the Bibliothèque Jacques Doucet, Institute d'art et d'archeologie, Lyons, Feb 1979 12 leaves
Includes clipping.
278 6 Research at the Bibliothèque de l'Institute de France, Feb 1979 8 leaves
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597 1 Roman antiquities in the Reinach collection, Zurich, undated 31 slides
Series V.J. Photographic documentation related to G.E. Rizzo, La pittura ellenistico-romana, undated 0.1 Linear Feet
G. E. Rizzo's 1929 publication La pittura ellenistico-romana provides extensive visual documentation of frescoes, mosaics and other finds from Pompeii, but it is difficult to use as a research tool as published. Vander Poel intended to add indices, as well as precise find locations, bibliography, present locations and inventory numbers for the objects discussed. This project was in its initial stages.
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278 7 Initial research, undated 53 photographs, 1 leaf
Incomplete set of copy work photographs of plates and one page of notes.
Series V.K. Research on the plates of Henri Roux and Louis Barré, Herculanum et Pompéi, undated 0.6 Linear Feet
Herculanum et Pompéi, published in Paris by Didot from 1861-1863, was yet another massive visual compilation of Campanian material and as such presents the standard problems of inadequate documentation for modern researchers. Here again Vander Poel compiled information on original locations, bibliography, present locations and inventory numbers for the objects presented in the plates. The precise date of Vander Poel's research on this work is unknown.
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279-280 Key to the plates, undated
Typescript organized by plate number
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279 1-2 Volume I
279 1 Plates 1-108, 135 leaves
279 2 Bronzes, Plates 1-110, 163 leaves
279 3-5 Volume II
279 3 Plates 1-90, 206 leaves
279 4 Plates 91-149, 131 leaves
279 5 Bronzes, Plates 1-22, 55 leaves
279 6-8 Volume III,
279 6 Plates 1-42, 73 leaves
279 7 Plates 43-123, 152 leaves
279 8 Bronzes, Plates 1-100, 180 leaves
279 9 Volume IV, Plates 1-60, 152 leaves
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280 1 Volume V, Plates 1-30, 67 leaves
280 2 Volume VI, Plates 1-32, 48 leaves
280 3 Volume VII, Musée secret Plates 1-60, 87 leaves
280 4 Miscellaneous notes on Roux-Barré, undated 4 leaves
Series V.L. Research on the work of Antonio Sogliano, 1912, undated 0.2 Linear Feet
Antonio Sogliano (1854-1942) had a long career in Pompeian studies, including a term as Director of the Excavations from 1905-1910. In 1879 Sogliano published Le pitture murali campane scoverte negli anni 1867-79, a supplement to Helbig's Wandgemälde volume. In order to bring this research tool up to date, Vander Poel intended to add a bibliography and provenance information. The precise date of Vander Poel's work on this project is unknown. Also included here is a letter written by Sogliano with reference to the conflicts surrounding Ettore Pais.
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280 5-6 Notes on paintings in Le pitture murali, undated 288 leaves, 33 photographs
280 7 Letter from Sogliano to his wife, 19 May 1912 2 leaves
Includes entry from sales catalog.
Series V.M. Research on Wilhelm Ternite, Wandgemälde aus Pompeji und Herculanum, 1839-1858, 1964, undated 1.5 Linear Feet
Wilhelm Ternite (1786-1871) was a painter connected with the Prussian court. A trip to Pompeii and Herculaneum in the spring of 1825 led to a fascination with the surviving frescoes from these sites. Ternite copied the frescoes and planned a massive comprehensive publication. Eleven parts of Wandgemälde aus Pompeji und Herculanum were published from 1839 to 1858, but the project was never completed. Vander Poel intended to add information on provenance, bibliography and analogies for the paintings presented in the publication, but his work on this project appears to only be in its initial stages.
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281-282, 597 Text, 1839-1858
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281-282 Photographic copies and notes 273 photographs (of which 65 are mounted), 43 leaves
Four sets of photographic copies of text of Ternite with extra prints of some pages; also includes notes.
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597 2 Negatives 71 frames; 35 mm.
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283, 597 Plates, 1839-1858
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283 Photographic copies 384 photographs
Photographic copies of plates from Ternite; several sets of duplicate prints.
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597 3 Negatives 81 frames; 35 mm.
597 Color plates, 1839-1858
597 4 Color photographs 12 color photographs
Copy photographs taken in May 1964.
597 5 Color negatives 12 frames; 35 mm.
597 6 Slides 13 slides
Series V.N. Research on Wilhelm Zahn, Die schönsten Ornamente und merkwürdigsten Gemälde aus Pompeji, Herculanum und Stabiae, 1828-1859, 1963-1969, undated 3.2 Linear Feet
Wilhelm Zahn (1800-1871) was an architect and painter, who spent the years 1824-1827 in Italy. A substantial part of this time was spent at Pompeii studying and drawing the frescoes. His work Die schönsten Ornamente was published in six parts from 1828 to 1859 and reproduced the paintings and decorative moldings of Pompeii. It was meant to be used as a pattern book for designers and as such has drawbacks for scholars. The reproductions of the paintings are very accurate in the details, but sometimes figures are transposed and the precise original location of a painting is rarely given.
Vander Poel had prepared his "Apparatus" for Zahn, essentially an unpublished manuscript of additions of bibliography and provenance information for each plate in Zahn. Also included here are Vander Poel's earlier research materials, that is copies of his cataloging sheets and photographic copies of the plates and transcriptions and photographic copies of the text.
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284-285 Apparatus Scriptorum ad Opus Wilhelmi Zahn, Die schönsten Ornamente aus Pompeji, Herkulaneum und Stabiae curante H.B. Vander Poel Roma MCMLXIV, 1963-1964
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284 1 Introduction, 1963-1964 4 leaves
284 2-3 Volume I, 1964 95 leaves with 59 black-and-white and 26 color photographs attached
Cataloging sheets, most with photographs attached, identifying plates in Zahn and providing information on original location and bibliographic references.
284 4-5 Volume II, 1964 86 leaves
Cataloging sheets identifying plates in Zahn and providing information on original location and bibliographic references. These sheets once had photographs attached, but they were removed at some point.
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285 1-2 Volume III, 1964 98 leaves
Cataloging sheets identifying plates in Zahn and providing information on original location and bibliographic references. These sheets once had photographs attached, but they were removed at some point.
285 3 Proofs for title page, 1964 19 leaves
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286-288, 592, 598 Research materials for Zahn plates, 1828-1859, 1964
See also Boxes 592 and 598.
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286-287 Cataloging sheets, 1964
Identification of plates in Zahn, providing information on original findspot and bibliographic references, many with photographs attached.
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286 1-2 Volume I, (ends with Plate 41) 124 leaves with 59 black-and-white and 8 color photographs attached
Many duplicate sheets.
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287 1-6 Volume I, (ends with Plate 100) 291 leaves with 270 black-and-white photographs attached
Three sets of catalog sheets.
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287-288 Reproductions of Zahn plates, 1828-1859
Copy work photographs of plates in Zahn; many duplicate prints. See also Boxes 592 and 598.
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288 Copy work photographs of plates in Zahn 402 photographs
Many duplicate prints.
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287 7 Photographic contact sheets 11 photographs
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598 1 Color photographs 8 color photographs
Images of selected plates; copies made in May 1964.
598 2 Slides 57 slides
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592, 598 Negatives
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592 7 Glass negatives 1 glass plate negative; 9 x 12 cm.
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598 3 Color negatives 211 frames; 35 mm.
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289-290 Research materials for Zahn text, 1964-1969
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289 1-2 Volume I
289 1 Typescript copy of German and French text (incomplete), 1964 74 leaves
Various drafts.
289 2 Photographic copy of German and French text, 1964 57 photographs
Many duplicate prints; includes proof sheet.
289 3-5 Volume II
289 3 Typescript copy of German text, 1964 123 leaves
Various drafts.
289 4 Typescript copy of French text, 1964 130 leaves
Various drafts.
289 5 Photographic copy of German text, 1964 9 photographs
Only sections iii and viii; many duplicate prints.
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289-290 Volume III
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289 6-7 Typescript copies of German text, 1969 306 leaves
Two corrected copies and partial third copy.
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290 1-2 Typescript copies of French text, 1969 303 leaves
Two corrected copies and partial third copy.
290 3 Miscellaneous notes, undated 107 leaves, 1 photograph
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598 4 Negatives of text and plates, undated 521 frames; 35 mm.
Series V.O. Research on the plates in Real Museo Borbonico, undated 2.1 Linear Feet
The Real Museo Borbonico comprised a series of 16 reports published from 1824 to 1857. The volumes offer extensive treatment of the objects, such as frescoes, mosaics, bronzes and marbles, found in the excavations of the Campanian cities and held by the museum in Naples.
Vander Poel prepared plate concordances listing the original provenance of the object, inventory number, current location in the museum and bibliography for each plate in the series. Vander Poel's research is arranged by volume number. Each volume has an annotated typescript and two annotated carbon copies of an alternate typescript or earlier draft. The precise date of Vander Poel's work on this project is unknown.
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291 1-3 Volume I 272 leaves
291 4-6 Volume II 278 leaves
291 7-9 Volume III 213 leaves
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292 1-3 Volume IV 217 leaves
292 4-6 Volume V 223 leaves
292 7-9 Volume VI 238 leaves
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293 1-3 Volume VII 275 leaves
293 4-6 Volume VIII 255 leaves
293 7-9 Volume IX 229 leaves
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294 1-3 Volume X 177 leaves
294 4-6 Volume XI 210 leaves
294 7-9 Volume XII 158 leaves
294 10-12 Volume XIII 113 leaves
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295 1-3 Volume XIV 140 leaves
295 4-6 Volume XV 109 leaves
295 7-9 Volume XVI 63 leaves
Series V.P. Research on Gli ornati delle pareti ed i pavimenti delle stanze dell'antica Pompei incisi in rame, 1796-1838, 1964-1972, undated 4.1 Linear Feet
Gli ornati delle pareti was a suite of 109 prints documenting paintings and mosaics from Pompeii. These prints were originally published in three bound volumes from 1796 to 1808; subsequent printings up to 1838 produced varying editions. During the course of his research on these prints, Vander Poel both acquired a volume of the prints and commissioned photographs from copies of Gli ornati held in several libraries.
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526* Volume of bound prints from Gli ornati delle pareti, 1796-1838 1 bound volume with 69 prints
Although labeled as Volume I of the original edition, this volume actually holds an assembled group of prints. The title page for Volume I is used here, but the prints are a mixture of those found in both Volumes I and II of the original edition, as well as later reprints. Vander Poel has annotated the prints in this volume, adding bibliographic information.
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296, 599-600 Reproductions of prints from copies of Gli Ornati held by various research libraries, undated
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296, 599 Copy held by the DAI in Rome
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296 1 Volume I 66 photographs
Lacking I, 25; I, 29; I, 34; I, 39; I, 40; I, 47; includes a partial set of duplicate prints.
296 2 Volume II 68 photographs
Lacking II, 32; II, 38; II, 39; II, 42; II, 46; includes a partial set of duplicate prints.
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599 1 Negatives 97 negatives; 4 x 5 in.
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296, 599 Copy held by the American Academy in Rome
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296 3 Photographic copy 1 photograph
Plate 18.
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599 2 Negatives 18 negatives; 4 x 5 in.
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296, 600 Copy held by the Library of Congress
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296 4 Photographic copy 10 photographs
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600 Negatives 10 negatives; 8 x 10 in.
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296 5 Miscellaneous notes on Gli ornati delle pareti, 1964-1972, undated 19 leaves
Series V.Q. Research on the plates in Le antichità di Ercolano esposte [Pd'E], undated 0.8 Linear Feet
Delle antichità di Ercolano comprises eight volumes published from 1757 to 1792. The volumes illustrate paintings, bronzes and other objects from the early excavations. Continuing a project begun by Tatiana Warscher (see above Box 112), Vander Poel prepared plate concordances listing the original provenance of the object, inventory number, current location in the museum and bibliography for each plate. The precise date of Vander Poel's work on this project is unknown.
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297 1 Volume II 79 leaves
297 2-3 Volume III 185 leaves
297 4 Volume V 95 leaves
297 5-6 Volume VI 155 leaves
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298 1-2 Volume VII 169 leaves
298 3 Volume VIII 137 leaves
298 4 General notes 3 leaves


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