Tour of the U.S. by Four British Officers

Tour by Four Officers of the Rifle Brigade, May 6, 1842

James Stack Lauder (English, 1853–1923)

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Album containing a manuscript account illustrated with eight watercolors

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Europe, Prints and Drawings



Record of visits to Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, etc. by four British officers. Manuscript illustrated with watercolors, some after Bartlett views; some signed A.C. The four officers–Captains Lawrence and Beresford, Lieutenants Dundas and Lloyd–came from Bermuda to tour the U. S. There is a typescript of the text.


First page, in pen and brown ink: A Tour by 4 Officers of the Rifle Brigade / May 6th 1842 Left Bermuda for the / United States / Captain Lawrence / Captain Beresford / Lieut Dundas / Lieut Lloyd. Below a printed card attesting to th fact that [B. J. ?] Lloyd passed under Niagara Falls on 22 June 1842. The last dated entry (p. 125) is August 1, after which the men returned to Halifax, NS.


Some watercolors signed A.C.


By 1951, The Old Print Shop, New York; 1951, sold by The Old Print Shop to Maxim Karolik (b. 1893 - d. 1963), Newport, RI; 1964, bequest of Maxim Karolik to the MFA. (Accession date: March 6, 2008)

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Bequest of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800-1875