Archives of American Art

Augusta Barker papers

Collection ID:
Barker, Augusta, 1803-1887
Physical Description:
1 Microfilm reel
3 items on 2 frames of microfilm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The microfilmed Augusta Barker papers contain a letter from Augusta Barker to Mr. Cope (1875 June 28) about an original portrait of George Washington painted by her father, Rembrandt Peale, with a postscript added by Emily C. Jacobs, who purchased the painting. Also included are a biography of Augusta Barker; and an "In Memoriam" typescript of Barker's obituary (1887 July 8, Northampton, Massachusetts).

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Augusta Barker (1803-1887) was one of portraitist Rembrandt Peale's (1778-1860) daughters.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel P24 (fr. 4-5) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Society Collection.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art holds the Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932. Also found at the Archives of American Art are the microfilmed selected Peale family papers, 1803-1854 and the microfilmed printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862.
The American Philosophical Society holds the Rembrandt Peale papers, 1705-1898 and the Peale family papers, 1803-1854. New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts Division holds the Rembrandt Peale letters, 1835-1857.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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