Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.histsopa
Creators:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Dates:
1760-1935
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2 Reels
ca. 150 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, mainly from artists, and documents selected from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's miscellaneous manuscript collection (Society Collection). Letters are to various people; 46 of them are to Townsend Ward and a few are to John A. McAllister, photographer. Many of the letters refer to paintings, portraits, commissions, and awards.
Scope and Contents
Writers of letters include: Edwin Austin Abbey, Mary Gertrude Abbey, F.W. Bayley, Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Joseph Ceracchi, John Gadsby Chapman, John Cheney, James Claypool, James Cox, F.O.C. Darley, Joseph Delaplaine, Humphrey Donnehue, William Dunlap, Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, S. Eliot, Charles Fevret De Saint-Memin, Charles Dana Gibson, Harold Edgar Gillingham, Horatio Greenough, George Harding, Levi Hollingsworth, William Morris Hunt, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Horatio Gates Jones, James Reid Lambdin, Will Hicok Low, Edward Dalton Marchant, William Henry Moody, John Neagle, Albert Newsam, Bass Otis, Thomas Paine, Charles Willson Peale, Franklin Peale, James Peale, Jr., Mary Jane Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale, Joseph Pennell, Clement Penrose, Robert Piggot, Thomas Buchanan Read, William Trost Richards, Thomas Prichard Rossiter, Peter Frederick Rothermel, William Rush, John Sartain, Stephen Alonzo Schooff (to Townsend Ward), Russell Smith, Charles H. Stephens, Thomas Sully, Philip Syng, John Vanderlyn, N.P. Willis, Alexander Wilson and Patience Wright.
Scope and Contents
Among the recipients of letters are Archibald Alexander, David S. Brown, William Belcher, Col. Brodhead, B. Burrell, Carey & Hart, Edward L. Carey, Henry C. Carey, Miss Clarke, Mr. Curren, Joseph Delaplaine, John Dickinson, Dr. Dickson, William Dillwyn, William Duane, James B. Elliott, Mrs. Langdon Elwyn, Mantle(?) Fielding, John W. Francis, Charles P. Hayes, David Hosack, Mr. Howell, Major William Jackson, Horatio Gates Jones, John W. Jordan, H.H. Kjmball, C.G. Leland, Joseph Leidy, J.B. Lippincott, George Livermore, James Madison, J. Hill Martin, John McAllister, James McMurtrie, James Monaghan, J. Murray, Albert Cook Myers, Rebecca and Isabella Nathans, John Neagle, C.S. Ogden, John Paca, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, David Rittenhouse, Albert Rosenthal, John Sartain, Jacob Schreiner, James Shrigley, James Ross Snowden, W.D. Snyder, Dr. Sommerville, J.C. Stanbridge, F.D. Stone, Henry Troth, Mr. Vaux, Townsend Ward, William Hill Wells, G.M. Wharton, Thomas Wharton, Henry J. Williams, and Samuel B. Wylie.
Scope and Contents
Other items include a sonnet of S.T. Coleridge by Washington Allston; business card of Pennel Beale; catalog of medals and coins of silver in the possession of Hon. John Smith compiled by Du Simitière, 1772; printed address by Mrs. John C. Montgomery soliciting donations for the repair of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, destroyed by fire, 1845; William Morris Hunt's admission ticket to Peale's Museum, 1836, stating his height and weight; description of objects on display at the Peale Museum, 1820; a photograph and business card of Benjamin Randolph; invitations and notes to Gilbert Stuart; typescript by Frank H. Taylor on lithography, 1923; subscription book for engravings of paintings by John Trumbull; and a page from John Archibald Woodside's daybook, 1802-1803.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels P23 (fr. 513-705) & P24 (fr. 1-3) 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.
Author
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.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Microfilm inventory available at Archives of American Art offices.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Randolph, Benjamin, 1737 or 8-1791 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abbey, Mary Gertrude, d. 1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexander, Archibald, 1772-1851 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bayley, Frank W. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Beale, Pennel Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Belcher, Wm. (William) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brodhead, Col Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burrell, B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Catlin, George, 1796-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ceracchi, Giuseppe, 1751-1801 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cheney, John, 1801-1885 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clarke, Miss Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Claypoole, James, Sr., 1720-1796 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cox, James, 1751-1834 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Curren, Mr Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dillwyn, William, 1743-1824 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Donnehue, Humphrey Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duane, William J. (William John), 1780-1865 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, ca. 1736-1784 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elliott, James B. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elwyn, Langdon, Mrs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gillingham, Harrold E. (Harrold Edgar), 1864-1954 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harding, George, 1882-1959 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hayes, Charles P. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hollingsworth, Levi, 1739-1824 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hosack, David, 1769-1835 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Howell Mr. Mrs. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, William Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kimball, Henry H. (Henry Hastings), b. 1835 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger), 1813-1886 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Livermore, George, 1809-1865 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Madison, James, 1751-1836 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Marchant, Edward Dalton, 1806-1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Martin, John Hill, 1823-1906 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McAllister, John A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McMurtrie, James, fl. 1843-1864 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Monaghan, James Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Montgomery, John C., Mrs Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Murray, J. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Myers, Albert Cook, 1874-1960 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nathans, Isabella Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nathans, Rebecca Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neagle, John, 1796-1865 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newsam, Albert, 1809-1864 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ogden, C. S. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Otis, Bass, 1784-1861 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paca, John Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, James, 1789-1876 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, Mary Jane, 1827-1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Penrose, Clement B. (Clement Biddle), 1832-1911 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Piggot, Robert, 1795-1887 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rush, William, 1756-1833 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de, 1770-1852 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sartain, John, 1808-1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo, 1818-1904 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schreiner, Jacob Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shrigley, James, 1814-1891 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smith, Russell, 1812-1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snowden, James Ross Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Snyder, W. D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Somerville, Dr. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stanbridge, J. C. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson), 1841-1897 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stephens, Charles H., 1855?-1931 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Syng, Philip, 1703-1789 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton), 1846-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Troth, Henry, 1794-1842 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vaux, Mr Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ward, Townsend, 1817?-1885 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wells, William Hill, 1769-1829 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin), 1808-1870 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wharton, Mr Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wharton, Thomas Kelah, 1814-1862 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, Henry, 1828-1893 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodside, John Archibald, 1781-1852 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wylie, Samuel B. (Samuel Brown), 1773-1852 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carey & Hart Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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