[Frederick Nelson Atwood ledger]


[Frederick Nelson Atwood ledger]


Ledger book created by Frederick Nelson Atwood containing his handwritten notes and illustrations, circa 1862-1880. The ledger is primarily comprised of Atwood's varied notes and writings. These consist of cash account records; journals of his art projects and commissions; poems and commentary on the Civil War; notes for art techniques such as marbling; recipes for art media such as varnishes; listings of fish prices at Atwood Company fish market in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1862; and other poems and essays by Atwood.

Also included in the ledger are detailed illustrations of airships and balloons and an essay entitled "To invent or not to invent: A ship to sail the celestial ocean."

The book is comprised of 273 numbered pages, 157 of which contain content. Blank pages have not been digitized.


1862-1880 circa

Rights Holder

The Museum of Flight Archives


Permission to publish material from the Frederick Nelson Atwood Ledger must be obtained from The Museum of Flight Archives.

Bibliographic Citation

The Frederick Nelson Atwood Ledger/The Museum of Flight



Collection Organization