The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters to John F. Watson from James B. Longacre, Nov. 21, 1826, about the painting "Landing of Penn," and from Abel Bowen, May 1, 1827 and July 30, 1827, about preserving early records and about New England publications.
John F. Watson letters, 1826-1827. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reel P28 (fr. 904-907) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Society 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