Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton),
Lambdin, James Reid
Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson),
Wright, Patience Lovell
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)
Wylie, Samuel B. (Samuel Brown),
Belcher, Wm. (William)
Willis, Nathaniel Parker
Stephens, Charles H.
Myers, Albert Cook
Low, Will Hicok
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr
Peale, Charles Willson
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène
Elliott, James B.
Snyder, W. D.
Duane, William J. (William John),
Gibson, Charles Dana
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield),
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard
Peale, Mary Jane
Jordan, John W. (John Woolf),
Bayley, Frank W.
Gillingham, Harrold E. (Harrold Edgar),
Ogden, C. S.
Read, Thomas Buchanan
Stanbridge, J. C.
Carey, Edward L.
Marchant, Edward Dalton
Penrose, Clement B. (Clement Biddle),
Kimball, Henry H. (Henry Hastings),
Leland, Charles Godfrey
Abbey, Mary Gertrude
Jones, Horatio Gates
Snowden, James Ross
Moody, William H. (William Henry),
Wells, William Hill
McAllister, John A.
Carey, Henry Charles
Montgomery, John C.
Sartain, John W.
Hunt, William Morris
Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin),
Rothermel, Peter Frederick
Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger),
Richards, William Trost
Wharton, Thomas Kelah
Abbey, Edwin Austin
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo
Martin, John Hill
Hayes, Charles P.
Woodside, John Archibald
Peale, Titian Ramsay
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Carey & Hart
Place of publication, production, or execution:
ca. 150 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Letters, mainly from artists, and documents selected from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's miscellaneous manuscript collection (Society Collection). Letters are to various people; 46 of them are to Townsend Ward and a few are to John A. McAllister, photographer. Many of the letters refer to paintings, portraits, commissions, and awards. Writers of letters include: Edwin Austin Abbey, Mary Gertrude Abbey, F.W. Bayley, Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Joseph Ceracchi, John Gadsby Chapman, John Cheney, James Claypool, James Cox, F.O.C. Darley, Joseph Delaplaine, Humphrey Donnehue, William Dunlap, Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, S. Eliot, Charles Fevret De Saint-Memin, Charles Dana Gibson, Harold Edgar Gillingham, Horatio Greenough, George Harding, Levi Hollingsworth, William Morris Hunt, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Horatio Gates Jones, James Reid Lambdin, Will Hicok Low, Edward Dalton Marchant, William Henry Moody, John Neagle, Albert Newsam, Bass Otis, Thomas Paine, Charles Willson Peale, Franklin Peale, James Peale, Jr., Mary Jane Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale, Joseph Pennell, Clement Penrose, Robert Piggot, Thomas Buchanan Read, William Trost Richards, Thomas Prichard Rossiter, Peter Frederick Rothermel, William Rush, John Sartain, Stephen Alonzo Schooff (to Townsend Ward), Russell Smith, Charles H. Stephens, Thomas Sully, Philip Syng, John Vanderlyn, N.P. Willis, Alexander Wilson and Patience Wright. Among the recipients of letters are Archibald Alexander, David S. Brown, William Belcher, Col. Brodhead, B. Burrell, Carey & Hart, Edward L. Carey, Henry C. Carey, Miss Clarke, Mr. Curren, Joseph Delaplaine, John Dickinson, Dr. Dickson, William Dillwyn, William Duane, James B. Elliott, Mrs. Langdon Elwyn, Mantle(?) Fielding, John W. Francis, Charles P. Hayes, David Hosack, Mr. Howell, Major William Jackson, Horatio Gates Jones, John W. Jordan, H.H. Kjmball, C.G. Leland, Joseph Leidy, J.B. Lippincott, George Livermore, James Madison, J. Hill Martin, John McAllister, James McMurtrie, James Monaghan, J. Murray, Albert Cook Myers, Rebecca and Isabella Nathans, John Neagle, C.S. Ogden, John Paca, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, David Rittenhouse, Albert Rosenthal, John Sartain, Jacob Schreiner, James Shrigley, James Ross Snowden, W.D. Snyder, Dr. Sommerville, J.C. Stanbridge, F.D. Stone, Henry Troth, Mr. Vaux, Townsend Ward, William Hill Wells, G.M. Wharton, Thomas Wharton, Henry J. Williams, and Samuel B. Wylie. Other items include a sonnet of S.T. Coleridge by Washington Allston; business card of Pennel Beale; catalog of medals and coins of silver in the possession of Hon. John Smith compiled by Du Simitière, 1772; printed address by Mrs. John C. Montgomery soliciting donations for the repair of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, destroyed by fire, 1845; William Morris Hunt's admission ticket to Peale's Museum, 1836, stating his height and weight; description of objects on display at the Peale Museum, 1820; a photograph and business card of Benjamin Randolph; invitations and notes to Gilbert Stuart; typescript by Frank H. Taylor on lithography, 1923; subscription book for engravings of paintings by John Trumbull; and a page from John Archibald Woodside's daybook, 1802-1803.
Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Microfilm reels P23 (fr. 513-705) & P24 (fr. 1-3) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Society Collection.
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001