Hopkinson family selected papers

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.hopkhopk
Creators:
Hopkinson family
Dates:
1765-1859
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Item
partial microfilm reel
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letters, 1766-1767, from Francis Hopkinson regarding his stay with Benjamin West; letters, 1817-1840, to Joseph Hopkinson from or regarding artists, among them Clevenger, C.R. Leslie, Thomas Sully, Benjamin Trott, and John Trumbull (2 letters regarding sales to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the work of Benjamin West); letters from Hopkinson's tenure as President of the PAFA relating to exhibitions, purchases, donations and acquisitions including Murillo's "Roman Daughter" and other works by American and European artists, complaints from artists, loans and gifts from Hopkinson to other collections, the commission of a series of medals of generals based on paintings by Thomas Sully and Moritz Furst;
Scope and Contents
letters relating to Joseph Bonaparte, Count of Survilliers whom Hopkinson represented in legal and art matters, including requests for gifts from the Count's collection; an early biographial sketch of Joseph Hopkinson, and a list of the contents of the Bordentown house.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Prominent political family in Philadelphia, Penn. and Bordentown, N.J. Joseph Hopkinson was a U.S. Congressman, federal judge, president of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a collector.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4560 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Originals in: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilmed in 1991 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Bound by the family in volumes, which are not chronological and later donated to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Only the art related materials were filmed from the approximately 6 linear feet of papers.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Conditions Governing Use
Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Commissioning Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art -- Collectors and collecting Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum directors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770-1842 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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