Selected papers from the Christian Gobrecht Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gobrchri
Creators:
Gobrecht, Christian F., 1785-1844
Dates:
1794-1902
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
Partial microfilm reel.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Included are papers relating to a controversy over the invention of a machine for medal ruling; a 5 p. biographical sketch of Gobrecht and a list of his engravings compiled by Charles Gobrecht Darrah, 1902; and Gobrect's childhood sketchbooks, 1794, with some observations on mixing colors, engraving, and copying. Also included are the deed of trust to the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, May 7, 1884 and two letters relating to the deed; the deed of trust to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Feb. 24, 1880, and related letters including those concerning the Temple Trust Fund; and articles of agreement between Joseph E. Temple and the Reynold's Monument Association and sculptor John Rogers, Feb. 14, 1882.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Engraver in the U.S. Mint; Philadelphia, Pa.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel P24 (fr. 262-411) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Christian Gobrecht 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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Sketchbooks Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engravers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Temple, Joseph E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rogers, John, 1829-1904 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Museum of Art. School of Industrial Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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