Archives of American Art

Letter from James C. Copper to Mary Jane Peale

Collection ID:
Peale, Mary Jane, 1827-1902
Copper, James C.
1854 April 28
Physical Description:
3 Items
(on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Letter concerning Copper's gift to Peale of Rembrandt Peale's painting "Rubens Peale with a Geranium," which had been presented to Copper when it was painted. The letter has been annotated by Mary Jane Peale and is accompanied by the Charles Willson Peale Papers' transcript.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Mary Jane Peale (1827-1902) was a painter from Philadelphia, Pa. Daughter of Rubens Peale, who was Rembrandt Peale's brother.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 4283 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The letter was originally owned by Dr. Colton, a Peale descendant. Dorothy A. House, Librarian of the Museum of Northern Arizona, sent the letter to Dr. Lillian Miller, Editor of the Charles Willson Peale Papers at the National Portrait Gallery, who transferred it to the Archives of American Art.

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 table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865 -- Rubens Peale with a geranium Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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