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Nicolay, J. G., 289.

Nollekens, Joseph, 61.

O'Brien, Fitz Hugh, and Mullin, 219.
Occult, E. V.'s attitude, 408.
Odelli, antiquarian, iio.
Odescalchi, Prince, and Palo, 346.
Omar Khayyam, E. V. on his illustrations,

231, 403-408.
Onderdonk, school, 60.
Orte, E. V. at, aspects and life, 435-440.
Overbeck, J. F., 334.

Painting. See Vedder, Elihu {art life,

opinions}.

Palo, Italy, aspect, 345.
Pan de Matanzas, sketch, 2 1 .
Papyrus Club, speech of Chinese profes-
sor, 392.
Paris, E. V.'s student life in, 119, 127-

134; Picot's Atelier, 129-131; E. V.'s

second stay in, 292, 303.
Parker, Dr. Willard, 109.
Parrot, E. V.'s, 76, 116.
Parsons, Rev., character and school, 82,

84; house, 90; death, 1 06.
Parties, E. V.'s boyhood, 86.
Pepoon, finds statuette at Pompeii, 340,

343 ; and whiskey, 343.
Perpetual motion, E. V. on, 314.
Perugia, E. V.'s villa, 404, 429, 445.
Pfaff, and New York Bohemians, 226,

283.

Phillips, Adelaide, as singer, 201.
Piale's Library, Rome, 253.
Pickerel, E. V.'s story, 267.
Picot's Atelier, Paris, 129-131.



Picture dealers, rise of certain, 215-217.
Pigs, E. V. on, 423-425, 438-440, 449.
Pilgrims, Matteson's pictures, 93.
Pina, Dr., of Matanzas, 75.
Placide, Thomas, traits, 218.
" Plague in Florence," origin, 28-30.
Playa de los Judios at Matanzas, 27.
Pope, Alexander, E. V. and portrait of,

263.

Porta San Gallo, Florence, sketch, 164.
Portrait machine, Hart's, 158.
Pottery, of Deruta, 446, 448; Samian,

451.

Prattle, E. V. on, 83, 124.
Pre-Raphaelitism, E. V. on, 159-162.
Pugnet's Academy, 82.
Purdy, at Sherburne, 1 1 8 ; walk to hear

Ole Bull, 200.

Rauch, traits, 346-348.

Regina del Cin, 66.

Rehan, Ada, at Daly's dinner, 397.

Religion, E. V.'s ideas, 42-44, 64, 185,

! 97 3 ! 5> 357> persecution of Uni-

versalists, 43; E. V. invents one, 75;

experience of E. V.'s brother, 89.
Rhodes, J . L. , at Sherburne, 95, 97, 1 1 8 ;

in Paris, 119, 124, 132; goes to Italy,

134; traits, 370.
Richmond, New York's celebration of fall,

255.
Rimmer, Dr. William, and Bicknell, 278;

art lectures, 289.
Rinehart, W. H., E. V. saves from

drowning, 157; traits and character,

3 2 9-33 2 -

Roanoke, and Montie, 344.
Robinson, Thomas, and art, 279.
Rogers, Randolph, and E. V., 329; and

Charlotte Cushman, 375.
Rome, society, 330; Caffe Greco, 332,

333; E. V. on artist friends in, 329-

353. 358-363; Forum, 452.



INDEX



Roosevelt, West, and E. V., 389; death,

39-

Ross, 418.

Rotary engine, E. V.'s -fad, 316.
Ruskin, John, influence on art, 30, 287,

363, 418.

Sales, Henry, in Allston Club, 278.
Samian ware, specimens found, 451.
Sanford, Mrs. Corda, 190, 200.
Sanford, Milton, Copperhead, 190.
Santa Cruz di Teneriffe, 174.
Sargasso Sea, 1 74.
Schenectady, E. V.'s boyhood in, 34-45;

treatment of early Universalists, 43.
School, E. V. and, 20, 59-61, 63-65,

78, 84.

Schuyler, Montgomery, and E. V., 6 .
Schuyler, Peter, and Harmon Vedder, 6.
Severn, Joseph, 334.
Sharon Springs, E. V. and Kate Field at,

245.
Sherburne, N. Y., E. V.'s experiences at,

92-97, 118; rural tragedy, 95~97-
Sherman, W. T., at Daly's dinner, 396.
Shipwreck, and rescue of crew of David

Brown, 179-184; E. V. experiences,

186.

Shugg and Beers, architects, 8 I .
Signorini, E. V.'s translation of a sonnet,

379-
Silk stockings, painted imitations, I 20.

Simmit, traits and stories, 337.

Simmonds, George, in the Keats apart
ments, 334.

Simonson's Tavern, Long Island, 46.

Simson, Mr., stage owner, 57.

Sketching, E. V.'s experiences in Sher-
burne, 94; effect of making sketches, 140.

Slave-trade, reminiscences, 174.

Slavery in Cuba, 102-104.

Smetham, James, on Scotch scenery, 324;
traits and stories, 358-363.



Smilie,J. D.,on E. V.'s New York studio,
247.

Smuggling of cigars, 184, 186.

Snell, George, 256.

Society, E. V. on, 330.

Soracte, mountain of, aspect, 444.

Stained glass, E. V.'s fad, 316.

Stetson, Jerome, 289.

Stillman, W. J., on " damulets," in;
on Ruskin, 41 8.

Stimson, Dr. D., 109.

Stories, old woman candy maker, 14; hy-
grometer, 27; sign-painter and the land -
lord, 35; Hell, 43, 44; Footeandthe
barber, 53; wasps, 85; sketchers and
pill-peddlers, 94; "damulets," in;
carpenter's saw, 220; loblolly hole,
231; of Draft Riot, 234; E. V.'s
pickerel and woodchuck stories, 267-
269 ; Tom Appleton's jokes, 274;
Scotch scenery, 324; Plutarch's many
lives, 333; "catatombs,"334; O'Rell
and Aurelius, 353; Scotch thrift, 364;
negro and the new horse, 366; Chinese
professor's speech, 392; fleas, 446.

Story, W. W., and Hamilton Wild, 372.

Story, Waldo, discovery of Samian ware,
451.

Studio Building, Boston, 256.

Success, E. V. on, 72, 91.

Sugar, eating cane, 23; making, 24.

Sunday-School, E. V.'s experiences, 45,
64, 65.

Surgery, Regina del Cin, E. V.'s amateur
experiments, 67.

Syrup of Eucalyptus, 376.

Tadema, Alma, on sketches, 140.
Taylor, Bayard, E. V. on, 440.
Teetotalism, E. V.'s escape, 51.
Teller, William, 5.

"Test of the Desert Island," E. V.'s
game, 317.



INDEX



Thesschenmaeker, Dominie, 3.

Tiffany, L. C., and E. V.'s fountain,

248.

Tilton, Theodore, character, 390, 391.
"Tintoretto" of Rome, traits, 349-353.
Tom, Cuban slave, 103.
Toscano cigar, 398-400.
Tovee, Bill, sport, 46.
Tramps, E. V.'s experiences with, 69,

93-

Trappisti of Tre Fontane, 376.
Trasimeno, lake of, 430, 432.
Tre Fontane, Rome, origin, 376.
Troyon, Constant, Band on, 154.
Truffle hunting, 447.
Tupper, M. F., E. V. on, 320.
Turner, Maine, E. V. at, 267-272.
Twain, Mark, at Daly's dinner, 397

Uhlman, art student, 133.
Universalists, early persecution, 43.

Van Boekhoven, Claese Janse, land, 5.

Vanity Fair, E. V.'s drawings for, 198.

Van Vranken, Ryck Claese, land, 5.

Vedder, Albert, 4, 39.

Vedder, Alexander, grandfather of E. V.,
New York home, 14, 384; route to
Long Island home, 45-47; character
and beliefs, 47, 48; E. V. at house

. of, 52-59, 65, 70, 116; death, 82.

Vedder, Mrs. Alexander, pies, 14; death,
82; E. V.'s experiments on, 203.

Vedder, Alexander M., brother of E. V.,
early experiments, 13, 22; tease, 17;
born speller, 17; tattoo, 28; return
from Cuba, 77; schooling, 82, 83; and
colleges, 83; religious experiences, 89;
and E. V.'s wound, 109; fishing trip,
117; experiments on his grandmother,
203; in Civil War, 233; in Japan, 307.

Vedder, Arent, 4.

Vedder, Mrs. Betsy, 40.



Vedder, Corset, 4.

Vedder, Elihu, father ofE. V.,in Cuba,
13, 1 8, 19, 97; in the militia, 14; and
fishing, 18; and E. V.'s career, 8 1,
171, 190, 194; second marriage, 190;
E. V.'s good-byes to, 185.

Vedder, Elihu, early years: ancestry, 3
6; birth, 6; homes, 6, 7, 12, 18, 22,

77, 118, 193, 225,404; childhood
legends, 7; childhood in New York,
7-20; early accidents, 7, 18; and
"Devil on Two Sticks," n, 12; at
his grandfather's, 14, 45, 47, 52-59,
65-71, 116; schooling, 20, 59-65,

78, 84; first voyage to Cuba, 20-22;
childhood books, 21, 23, 52, 59; in
Cuba, 22-28, 33, 73-76, 97-105,
109114, 183, 184; as story-teller,
22, 63, 64; military ardor, 23; and
animals, 28, 56, 57, 65, 66, 73, 76,
82, 85, 90; as sportsman, 33, 56,90,
268; boyhood in Schenectady, 3439 ;
fishing, 35, 91, in, 117, 267; recol-
lections of relatives, 39-42, 47-48;
and girls, 44, 45, 69, 8 1, 97, 99,
105, 114, 115, 120, 193, 256, 298;
Sunday-School address and experiences,
45, 64, 65; escape from teetotalism,
5 I ; experiments, 54, 60, 67, 85, 117,
203; trained cat, 56; and his dog, 56,
57, 65, 66, 82; and an old Welsh-
man, 56; riding, 58, 73, 246, 296-

298; as champion of the weak, 62; at
church, 64; verses, 69; and tramps,
69, 93; and Ben Day, 71, 115-119,
193; invents a religion, 75; and his
parrot, 76, 116; builds telescope, 77;
at Moriches, 84-91; parties, 86; and
mosquitoes, 86; experiences at Sher-
burne, 92-97, 118; threatened break-
down, 97; life in Guanahai, 98-105;
diary, 105; gets shot, 106-109;
to hear Ole Bull, 118, 200.



INDEX



Art life, and mature years : origin
of various pictures, 8, 28-30, 173*.
194, 236, 270, 432; sketch-book, 29;
early experiments with water-colors, 55,
58; early drawing, 62, 68; early carv-
ing, 75; drawing lessons, 76; work in
lacquer, 77, 116; in architect's office,
8 1 ; art study under Matteson, 92, 93;
sketching in Sherburne, 94; copy of
Wilkie's" Blind Fiddler," 105; portrait
of Ben Day, 105; first order, 105;
amulet, 110; first voyage to Europe,
I 1 8, 119, 124; student life in Paris,
119, 127-134; escapes a duel, 124;
first cathedral, 127; loses pocket-book,
127; housekeeping in Paris, 127, 134;
pawns watch, 128; at Atelier Picot,
129-131; fight, 131, 133; goes to
Italy, 134-136; first stay in Florence,
141-171; associations and atmosphere
there, 141-149, 170; and Kate Field,
149, 190, 242-246; fellow-artists
there, 151-161; saves Rinehart from
drowning, 157; house-mates there, 165;
lost picture of Fiesole, 164; lacks funds,
kindness of landlady, 166, 167, 171;
leaves Florence, 171, 172; in Spain,
172; journey in sailing ship to Havana,
173-184; old passport, 184; voyage
to Richmond (1861), 184; smuggles
cigars, 184, 186; good-byes to his
father, 185; shipwrecked, 1 86; Bo-
hemian art life in New York during
Civil War, 189-249; share in house
effects, 187; and Civil War, 190,
232-234; struggles, 190, 194-199,
248; and New York society, 190,
2 oo ; Beekman Street quarters, 193; last
prayer, 197; pays Florentine debts,
197; potboiling work, 198; in musical
circle, 200; in Athenaeum Club,
20 1; and invention of graphotype,
205; Hitchie's gift to, 209; investi-



gation of an adoption home, 2 1 02 1 3 ;
his children and the seltzer bottle,
225; practical joke on, 227; Omar
Khayyam illustrations, 231, 403-408;
and Draft Riot, 234-236; pedestal for
head of Sibyl, 240; price of pictures,
239, 303; nicknames for pictures, 241;
first glimpse of fame, 242; at a Cooper
Institute lecture, 242; at Sharon
Springs, 245-247 ; studio in Dodsworth
Building, 247-249; celebration of fall
of Richmond, 255; in Boston, 256-
266, 273, 278; Furness's portrait of,
257; and Emerson's dictum on art,
263, 269; at Manchester-by-the-Sea,
264; at Turner, Me. ,267 272; fish
and woodchuck stories, 267-269;
exhibition and sale in Boston, 273;
second departure for Europe, 290;
second stay in Paris, 292, 303; visit to
Green, 292, 293; and the widow, 293;
in Brittany, 294301 ; dinner on credit,
302; return to Italy, 303, 304; en-
gaged, 304; fads, 314-317; game of
Test of the Desert Island, 317; artist
friends in Rome, 329-353, 358-363;
improvement on Columbus' s egg trick,
339; in London, 363; translation of
sonnet of Signorini, 379; visits home,
383-398; search for birthplace, me-
morial tablet episode, 383; exhibition
in New York, 384; breaks, 388; good-
bye to a consumptive, 391; on speech
of Chinese professor, 392; at Daly's
theatre dinners, 395-398; villa at Pe-
rugia, 404, 429, 445; death of child,
404; and illustration of Book of Job,
410, 416; at Gubbio, 423-429; at
Monte Cologniola, 429 435; at One,
435-440; at Bassanello, 438, 441-
444; and Bayard Taylor, 440; trip to
Deruta, 446-451.

Opinions : on jig-sawing architecture,



520



INDEX



7; on his memory, 8, 124; on news-
papers, 12, 386388; favorite flower,
13; on Ruskin and art, 30, 287, 363,
418; on religion, 42-44, 64, 185,
197, 315, 357; on thinking animals,
65, 66; on success, 72, 91; on good
workmanship of bad painters, 75; on
American homes, 81; on prattle, 83,
124; on romance and art, 9 5 ; on Latin-
Americans, 103; on life in Cuba, 100
104; on guardian angels, 104, 135;
dreams, 112-114, l &9> 1 7> 377~
379; on Welsh rabbit, 114; on his
"Digressions," 123, 135, 156, 171,
189, 202, 214, 231,308-314, 318-
325,368-370, 454; on dual life, 123;
as colourist, 136; on results of studying
alone, 139; on imagination in art, 139;
on ideas and results, 140; on Upper
Bohemia in Paris, 141; on life and so-
ciety in Florence, 141-149; on Bo-
naiuti, 151-153; on Gortigiani, 154;
on Bianchi, 154; on Band, 154; on
Cabianca, 155; on Rinehart, 157,
329332; on Hart, I 57; on Inchbold
and Pre-Raphaelitism, 159162; on
Landor, 162, 163; on bankers, 166,
407; on a mean man and "Conversa-
tionalists," 167-169; on reading and
painting, 170; on art and income, 194,
272; on the average crowd, 201; on
Ritchie, 207-209, 213; on Antonio,
214; on certain picture dealers, 215-
217; on Mullin, 218-220; on Arnold,
227; on sticking to your trade, 231; on
Homer Martin, 240; on landscape stu-
dies and flesh-painting, 248; on W. M.
Hunt, 257-259; on La Farge, 259;
analysis of portraits, 263; on Boston
society, 266; on art and business, 271
274; on signing pictures, 273; on be-
ing a Moses, 279; on being background,
283, 284; on portraying obscure people,



284-287, 343; on wounds to vanity,
285, 298; on old letters, 287, 311;
and his friends, 288; on a snub, 298;
why he remained in Italy, 307, 308;
on having adventures, 319, 320; on
Tupper, 320; on Society, 330; on
Simmit, 337; on Pepoon, 340, 343; on
Montie, 344; on Haviland, 344,345;
on Rauch, 346-348; on "Tintoretto,"
349373; on a strange little picture,
354-358; on Smetham, 358-363; on

London, 363; on D , 363, 368;

on Englishmen, 367, 368; on Rhodes,
370; on Hamilton Wild, 371, 372; on
Costa, 372-374; on Walsh, 375; on
Charlotte Cushman, 375; on the circus,
388-390; on Theodore Tilton, 390,
391; on Bubble and Squeak, 392; on
Booth and Barrett, 395; on the Tos-
cano cigar, 398-400; on his life, 400;
on the occult, 408; on Wm. Blake,
409-417; on Ellis' s sketches, 417; on
Hotchkiss, 418-422, 429; on pigs,
423-425, 438-440, 449; on the hole
in macaroni, 436; on ghosts, 444; on
unrewarded effort, 45 1 , 454; on Egyp-
tian architecture and life, 451-454; on
Roman Forum, 452.

Vedder, Elizabeth, mother of E. V., char-
acter, 13, 36, 77; favourite flower, 13;
consults fortune-teller, 19; death, 20,
78; Universalist, 43; amateur surgery,
67; and the tramp, 70; return from
Cuba, 77; and E. V.'s career, 78.

Vedder, Eve, aunt of E. V., character,
40.

Vedder, Harmanus, 4.

Vedder, Harmon Albertse, career, 4-6.

Vedder, Johannes, 4.

Vedder, Sarah, grandmother of E. V., 40.

Vedder, Sarah, aunt of E. V., character,
40, 41.

Vedder, Uri, uncle of E. V., 40, 42.



INDEX



521



Vedder family, genealogy, 4; intermar- ; Welsh rabbit, E. V. and, 11.



riage, 6. N

Velocipede, old type, 203.
Vernet, Horace, sketch-book, 29.
Very, Jules, I 20.

Viterbo, road from Bassanello, 444.
Vitre, E. V. at, 298.

Wallack, Lester, and Daly, 396.

Walsh, traits, 375.

Walters, W. T., and Rinehart, 332.

Ward, Artemus, and " Lair of the Sea-
Serpent, " 242; as lecturer, 242.

Ward, J. Q. A., and Bicknell, 278.

Warren, student of Matteson, 95; E. V.'s
visit to parents, 95; art sale, 288.

Wasps, E. V.'s experiment on, 85.

Waugh, in Florence, 170; as clown, 388.



Welshman, E. V.'s friend, 56.
Whistler, J. A. M., Hunt on, 162.
Whitman, Walt, in New York Bohemian

life, 218, 226.
Wild, Hamilton, traits, 371; and Story,

37 2 -
Wilkie, Sir David, E. V. 's copy of " Blind

Fiddler," 10.
Willis, N. P., traits, 201.
Winter, William, at Daly's dinner, 397.
Woman's Rights, Kate Field and, 246.
Wood, playwright, traits, 198, 284.
Woodchuck, E. V.'s story, 268.
Woodruff, Hiram, turfman, 46.
Wright, Wilbur, E. V. and, 316.

Yeames, in Florence, 156.



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