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American Philosophical Society selected records, 1784-1954

Creator:
American Philosophical Society
Subject:
Audubon, Victor Gifford
West, Benjamin
Peale, Charles Willson
Ord, George
Poinsett, Joel Roberts
Fulton, Robert
Adams, John Quincy
Kane, John K. (John Kintzing),
Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell),
Peale, Rembrandt
Peale, Franklin
Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter),
Delaplaine, Joseph
Rosenthal, Albert
Franklin, Benjamin
Sully, Thomas
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen
Vaughan, John
Jefferson, Thomas
Peale, Titian Ramsay
Columbian Society of Artists
Artists' Fund Society
Artists' and Amateurs' Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Society of Artists of the United States
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
3 partial microfilm reels.
Access Note / Rights:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Summary:
Selected art related letters, committee reports, registrars' and curators' records, pamphlets and exhibition catalogs from the Archives of the American Philosophical Society. Many of the letters are to the Society's secretary and librarian John Vaughan; a few are to the Society's presidents Thomas Jefferson and Peter S. Du Ponceau, and officials John K. Kane and J. Peter Lesley. Among the correspondents are Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin West, Charles Willson Peale, Jacob Perkins, Philip Tidyman, Charles B. Lawrence, John Trumbull, Thomas Sully, Joseph Delaplaine, Robert Patterson, John Quincy Adams, Titian Ramsay Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Victor G. Audubon, and Robert Fulton.
Also included are copies of the registrar's cards for portraits and busts owned by APS, arranged alphabetially by sitter; "Preliminary Notes, Biographical Sketches, and memoranda chronologically arranged, for insertion in the Curator's Catalog of Portraits, Busts, and Bas-Reliefs in the Collection of the American Philosophical Society. Illustrated by photographs taken from the originals by Mrs. Julius A. Sachse, mem. A.P.S."; ca. 25 exhibition catalogs and pamphlets, 1811-1840, for exhibitions of the Society of Artists of the United States, Columbian Society of Artists, Artists' Fund Society, Artists' and Amateurs' Association and for works by Thomas Sully, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin Robert Haydon, Joseph Delaplaine and others;
and newspaper clippings, 1917, about the controversy surrounding portraits by Albert Rosenthal hung in Independence Hall (reel P36, fr. 372-401).
Citation:
American Philosophical Society selected records, 1784-1954. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels P34 (fr. 199-213); P35 (fr. 164-259; 262-489); P36 (fr.1-10; 372-401); P37 (fr.588-870) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Location of Originals:
Originals in: American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pa.
Loan:
Loan
Provenance:
Microfilmed for the Archives of American Art, 1955. The letters are mainly American Philosophical Society records, but many were pulled from ASP's Misc. Mss. and various other collections, and microfilmed in no apparent order. Descriptive cards microfilmed with each letter indicate location of originals.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Portraits
Artists
Learned institutions and societies
Art, American
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10947
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214725
AAA_collcode_amerphil
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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