The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
REEL P20: Letters to William Meredith from Gertrude Meredith, Sept. 26, 1805, Joseph Hopkinson, Feb. 24, 1827, John R. Murray, Nov. 10, 1804, all concerning the Academy of Fine Arts, and from Washington Irving, Nov. 4, 1807, introducing Thomas Sully. REEL P24: Three pages about the meeting of Benjamin West and Napoleon, Feb. 2, 1817.
Letters to William Meredith, 1804-1827. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels P20 (706-709) & P24 (fr. 111) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Meredith family papers.
Lawyer and President of Schuylkill Bank, Philadelphia, Pa.
Microfilmed by the Historical Society Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Lives of American Artists
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001