Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.pealchar2
Creators:
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
Dates:
1765-1826
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
(on 3 partial microfilm reel)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Diaries and an exhibition announcement.
Scope and Contents
REEL 3899: 26 volumes of diaries including daily entries relating to family, business, travels, sittings, Peale's museum and other topics.
Scope and Contents
REEL D9: A handwritten announcement for the exhibition of Peale's "Christ at Bethesda," March 20, 1821.
Scope and Contents
REEL N86/20: A diary kept in Philadelphia and Annapolis, May 30, 1788- May 5, 1789. Peale writes about working on his drawing machine "for taking perspective views"; about people sitting for portraits; techniques in painting repairing pictures; travel conditions between Philadelphia and Annapolis; the operation of his Philadelphia museum; recipes for preserving birds and animals; business and travel expenses; experiment in making bifocals; social activities and acquaintances.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Painter, engraver, naturalist; Philadelphia, Pa.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 3899 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the American Philosophical Society.
Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels D9 and N68/20 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 3899: Originals in: American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, except for volume 3 (Huntington Library, San Marino, CA) and volumes 7 and 9 (Fordham University Library, New York, NY).
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel N68/20: Original in: Fordham University Library.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Microfilm of 26 diaries (reel 3899) purchased in 1987 from the American Philosophical Society as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Material on reel D9 donated 1955-1962 by Charles E. Feinberg, an active donor and friend of AAA. Material on reel N68/20 lent for microfilming 1968 by Fordham University Library.

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.

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
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- United States Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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