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Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935

Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton),
Elwyn, Langdon
Peale, James
Lambdin, James Reid
Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson),
Harding, George
Neagle, John
Trumbull, John
Wright, Patience Lovell
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby)
McMurtrie, James
Fielding, Mantle
Paine, Thomas
Wylie, Samuel B. (Samuel Brown),
Eliot, S.
Ward, Townsend
Dunlap, William
Paca, John
Murray, J.
Inman, Henry
Belcher, Wm. (William)
Willis, Nathaniel Parker
Rittenhouse, David
Stephens, Charles H.
Troth, Henry
Otis, Bass
Myers, Albert Cook
Low, Will Hicok
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr
Pennell, Joseph
Peale, Charles Willson
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène
Elliott, James B.
Randolph, Benjamin
Alexander, Archibald
Claypoole, James
Jackson, William
Snyder, W. D.
Huntington, Daniel
Duane, William J. (William John),
Gibson, Charles Dana
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Stuart, Gilbert
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.
Piggot, Robert
Donnehue, Humphrey
Read, Thomas Buchanan
Nathans, Isabella
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
Burrell, B.
Shrigley, James
Jones, Horatio Gates
Newsam, Albert
Rush, William
Snowden, James Ross
Greenough, Horatio
Vanderlyn, John
Syng, Philip
Cox, James
Moody, William H. (William Henry),
Wells, William Hill
McAllister, John A.
Schreiner, Jacob
Ceracchi, Giuseppe
Madison, James
Allston, Washington
Peale, Rembrandt
Williams, Henry
Carey, Henry Charles
Cheney, John
Hollingsworth, Levi
Montgomery, John C.
Peale, Franklin
Leidy, Joseph
Sartain, John W.
Hunt, William Morris
Wilson, Alexander
Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin),
Bierstadt, Albert
Rothermel, Peter Frederick
Rosenthal, Albert
Nathans, Rebecca
Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger),
Livermore, George
Richards, William Trost
Smith, Russell
Beale, Pennel
Dickinson, John
Wharton, Thomas Kelah
Abbey, Edwin Austin
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo
Monaghan, James
Hosack, David
Martin, John Hill
Hayes, Charles P.
Dillwyn, William
Woodside, John Archibald
Catlin, George
Peale, Titian Ramsay
Sully, Thomas
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de
Delaplaine, Joseph
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Carey & Hart
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Physical Description:
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.
Additional Forms:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art, Modern
Art, American
Record number:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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