F.W. Stemmler lived in New York City and was involved in a wide range of business activities. The collection represents copies of his letters (about 200 are legible). Nothing more is known of his life.
The copies of correspondence (typed and handwritten) concern Stemmler's wide-ranging business affairs, from international banking to personal purchases of horsedrawn carriages.
F.W. Stemmler Letterpress Book, 1895-1897, Archives Center, National Museum of American History