Joseph Delaplaine letter: Philadelphia, [P.A.], to Ezra C. Gross

Collection ID:
Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824
1819 Dec. 21
Physical Description:
1 Page

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
A letter from Delaplaine to Ezra C. Gross in the House of Representatives, "soliciting the honour of your portrait" for Delaplaine's "Gallery of portraits." Delaplaine comments on his gallery, suggests [Charles Bird] King as a possible portraitist, and offers to pay half of King's fee.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Delaplaine (1777-1824) compiled Delaplaine's Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished American Characters (1815-1818). Ezra C. Gross was a Congressman, ca. 1820; Elizabeth, New York.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4982 (fr. 1373-1376) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor Anna Marie Ettell, according to acquisition information, "has copies of Delaplaine's repository - former staff member." The gift was received through Tina Morelli of the National Portrait Gallery.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

More Information

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Portraits, American Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
King, Charles Bird, 1785-1862 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gross, Ezra Carter, 1787-1829 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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