The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Papers gathered by Titian R. Peale from the papers of his father Charles Willson Peale relating to the history of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Some of the papers were to be used by Theodore Cuyler for the opening address on the occasion of the dedication of the Academy's new building in 1876. Also included is a copy of a letter to Charles W. Peale from Benjamin West, June 21, 1771, mentioning Peale's recent arrival in Maryland and two recent paintings of West, HANNIBAL and DEATH OF WOLFE.
Titian Ramsay Peale Collection, 1771-1876. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel P28 (fr. 582-698) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Titian Ramsay Peale collection.
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of 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