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Hiram Powers papers

Creator:
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Astor, William B. (William Backhouse), 1792-1875  Search this
Atlee, Samuel Yorke, b. 1808  Search this
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett, 1806-1861  Search this
Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850  Search this
Crawford, Thomas, 1813 or 14-1857  Search this
Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Everett, Edward, 1794-1865  Search this
Fuller, Charles Francis  Search this
Gray, Henry Peters, 1819-1877  Search this
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872  Search this
Healy, G.P.A. (George Peter Alexander), 1813-1894  Search this
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Kinney, E. Clementine  Search this
Kinney, William  Search this
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882  Search this
Marsh, George Perkins, 1801-1882  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese, 1791-1872  Search this
Peabody, George, 1795-1869  Search this
Powers, Longworth, 1835-1904  Search this
Powers, Preston, 1842 or 1843-1904  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Story, William Wetmore, 1819-1895  Search this
Taylor, Bayard, 1825-1878  Search this
Trollope, Francis  Search this
Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852  Search this
Extent:
12.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Date:
1819-1953
bulk 1835-1883
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Of note is Powers' "Studio Memorandum," from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional papers include scattered biographical material, financial and legal records, printed materials, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of sculptor Hiram Powers measure 12.4 linear feet and date from 1819 to 1953, with the bulk of the material dating from 1835 to 1883. Over two-thirds of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence, which is particularly rich in documenting his artwork, methodology, and his interaction with business associates, purchasers of his artwork, and his numerous friends in the United States and Florence, Italy. Other papers include scattered biographical material, writings by Powers and others, financial and legal records, news clippings and printed items, photographs of Powers, his family, artwork, as well as an extensive collection of carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of many notable figures. Also found is a small amount of artwork by Powers and others, a scrapbook, and two autograph and memorabilia albums.

Biographical material consists of documents for honors conferred on Powers, price lists and inventories of his artwork, papers regarding his death, including a translation of his will, and ephemera, such as his studio cap.

The bulk of the collection consists of Powers' correspondence with family, friends, business associates, and others, documenting his career as an artist and his personal life after he and his family moved to Florence, Italy, in 1837. Almost all of the letters have typed unconfirmed transcriptions completed by volunteers at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Besides details of his studio work and business dealings, his letters often discuss his views on aesthetics, American politics, slavery and the Civil War, and Spiritualism. Notable correspondence is with William B. Astor, Edward Everett, Samuel York Atlee, William and E. Clementine Kinney, George P. Marsh, George Peabody, Presidents Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams, William Cullen Bryant, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, John C. Calhoun, Thomas Crawford, John A. Dix, Asher Durand, Charles Francis Fuller, Henry Peters Gray, Horace Greeley, George P. A. Healy, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Samuel F. B. Morse, W. W. Story, John Sartain, Frances Trollope, and Daniel Webster.

Writings by Powers include his "Studio Memorandum," a journal-type notebook he kept from 1841 to 1845, which contains dated notations of letters written, receipts and expenditures, business contacts, works in progress, commissions and price quotations for work, comments on problems encountered during studio work, and other notes. Additional writings include poetry and autobiographical essays and instructions for handling his sculptures. Writings by others include poetry, most of which was written in praise of Powers' artwork. Of note are handwritten transcripts of poems by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Bayard Taylor, and John Quincy Adams. Also found here are short writings about Powers and his artwork.

Scattered financial and legal records in this collection include patent documents for tools invented by Powers, legal agreements, account statements, and bills and receipts. Printed material consists of news clippings, two booklets, an art association brochure, and an exhibition catalog for works by Powers.

This collection contains photographs of Hiram Powers, his family, friends, notable public figures, and artwork. Many of the photographs were taken by his son, Longworth Powers, who had a private photography studio in Florence. Included are portraits of Powers and his family, as well as a collection of 267 carte de visite and cabinet card portraits of artists, performers, politicians, writers, scientists, and other public figures, many of whom were friends with the Powers family. Other photographs depict Woodstock, Vermont, the marble quarry at Carrara, Italy, and artwork by Hiram and Preston Powers. Also found here is a photograph album kept by Louisa Powers.

Artwork consists of three drawings by Hiram Powers, including a caricature of Miner Kellogg. Also found in this collection is a scrapbook containing news clippings regarding the American tour of the sculpture Greek Slave, an autograph album belonging to Louisa Powers, and an album containing pencil drawings by Preston Powers and dried flowers collected on travels.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 8 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1841-1927 (Box 1, 15; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1819-1883 (Box 1-10; 9.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1827-1887 (Box 10; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Financial and Legal Records, circa 1840s-1892, 1915 (Box 10, OV 17; 8 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1845-1953 (Box 10; 5 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1860s-1900, 1927, 1932, early 1950s (Box 10-13, 16, OV 17; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1860, mid-1800s (Box 11; 4 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbooks and Albums, 1847-1876 (Box 14; 3 folders)
Biographical Note:
American sculptor Hiram Powers (1805-1873) was born in Woodstock, Vermont, and lived and worked briefly in Washington, D.C. and Boston, before settling permanently in Florence, Italy. Powers is known for portrait busts of prominent American politicians and his idealized neo-classical sculptures, most notably the Greek Slave.

The second youngest of nine children, Powers moved with his family to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1817. When he was 18 he began working in a factory that repaired watches and organs, and he later worked in the mechanical department of Dorfeuille's Western Museum. There, he developed his interest in sculpture and received a commission to create wax figures for a tableau of Dante's Inferno. In 1825 he studied with the Prussian sculptor Frederick Eckstein, who taught him how to model clay and make plaster casts. His early commissions for portrait busts caught the attention of Nicholas Longworth, who became his first patron and funded his travel to Washington, DC, in 1834. While in Washington, Powers completed portrait busts of several prominent politicians, including President Andrew Jackson. He also briefly worked on several commissions in Boston. In 1837, thanks to the patronage of Colonel John S. Preston, he and his family moved to Florence, Italy. He intended to live there for only a few years, but remained there for the rest of his life.

Powers set up a studio in Florence with several assistants, and continued to work on portrait bust commissions. He and his family were active members of the intellectual community of American and English émigrés, such as Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Horatio Greenough, the Trollope family, and many others. His studio was also a frequent stop on tourists' visits to Florence. In 1839 Powers began working on idealized sculptures in the Neo-classical style, based on history, mythology, and religion. Perhaps most famous of these are Greek Slave and Fisher Boy. Completed in 1845, Greek Slave was exhibited in London and toured the United States. The sculpture received wide attention from the press for its depiction of female nudity and its philosophical significance, and established Powers' international success as a sculptor.

During his career Powers received private and government commissions for portrait busts and ideal sculptures, and sold many replicas of his work. He also invented improved tools for use in his studio, which were patented in the United States, and he developed a special finishing process for marble from the Carrara quarry. He maintained friendships with many Americans through extensive correspondence, and openly expressed his views on the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. Powers' son Longworth had a photography and sculpture studio nearby, and his son Preston, also a sculptor, took over many of Hiram Powers' remaining projects at the time of his death in 1873.
Related Material:
Additional Hiram Powers papers are available at the Winterthur Museum.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds materials lent for microfilming. Reel D117 contains "The Sculpture of Hiram Powers," by Paul B. Metzler. Reels 815-818 includes a "Collection of Letters from Old Residents of Cincinnati to Hiram Powers," compiled by Clara Louise Dentler. Reels 1102-1103 are comprised of an unpublished manuscript entitled "White Marble: The Life and Letters of Hiram Powers, Sculptor," by Clara Louise Dentler. Lent materials were returned to the lenders and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The Hiram Powers papers were purchased by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 1967 from Christina Seeber, great-granddaughter of Hiram Powers which was subsequenlty transferred to the Archives of American Art in 1984. The Cincinnati Historical Society and Ohio State University also lent the Archives omaterials for microfilming in 1974.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Hiram Powers papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Italy -- Florence  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Writings
Drawings
Poetry
Citation:
Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.powehira
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Additional Online Media:

Publications, 1965-1999

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Publications  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Douglass, Frederick 1817?-1895  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Halsman, Philippe  Search this
Hamilton, Alexander 1757-1804  Search this
Hemingway, Ernest 1899-1961  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826  Search this
Muir, John 1838-1914  Search this
Namuth, Hans  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt 1778-1860  Search this
Penn, Irving  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
West, Benjamin 1738-1820  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Wright, Joseph 1756-1793  Search this
Newman, Arnold 1918-2006  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu 1904-1988  Search this
Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945  Search this
Sully, Thomas 1783-1872  Search this
Benbridge, Henry 1743-1812  Search this
Pine, Robert Edge 1730?-1788  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Brady, Mathew B. approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Reiss, Winold 1886-1953  Search this
Wharton, Edith 1862-1937  Search this
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency  Search this
Time, inc  Search this
A Glimmer of Their Own Beauty: Black Sounds of the Twenties (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Christian Gullager: Portrait Painter of Federal America (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Davy Crockett: Gentleman from the Cane (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Phillipe Halsman: A Retrospective (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Variations: Musicians in Caricature, 1920-1960 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Washington in the New Era 1870-1970 (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
1846: Portrait of the Nation (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation 1776-1914 (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Adventurous Pursuits: Americans and the China Trade, 1784-1844 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
American Icon: The Eighteenth Century Image of George Washington in Prints and Illustrations (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Arnold Newman's Americans (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Art of Henry Inman (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Auguste Edouart Silhouettes (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The Portrait Reliefs (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Baseball Immortals: The Photographs of Charles Martin Conlon, 1905-1935 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Benjamin West and His American Students (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution 1770-1800 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Blessed Are the Peacemakers (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Celebrity Caricature in America (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Champions of American Sport (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Charles Willson Peale and His World (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Code Duello in America (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Contemporary Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
FDR: The Early Years (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Faces of Time: Seventy-Five Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Federal Profiles: Saint-Memin in America, 1793-1814 (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
First Federal Congress, 1789-1791 (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Godlike Black Dan: Daniel Webster (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Great Crash (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Henry Benbridge: American Portrait Painter (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
If Elected . . . Unsuccessful Candidates for the Presidency 1797-1968 (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Pursuit of Fame: Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860 (Exhibition) (1992-1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
In the Minds and Hearts of the People: Prologue to the American Revolution,1760-1794 (Exhibition) (1974: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Irving Penn Master Images (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Isamu Noguchi Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
James Barton Longacre: A Nineteenth Century Gallery of Distringuished Americans (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
James Weldon Johnson (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Jo Davidson Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
John Franzee, Sculptor (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
John Muir (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793 (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Lazzaroni: Science & Scientists in Mid-19th Century America (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Magical Mixtures: Marisol Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Majestic in His Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872) (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Noble Heritage: Five Centuries of Portraiture from the Hosokawa Family (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Picturing Hemingway: A Writer in His Time (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits by George Bellows (Exhibition) (1981-1982: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from the New Deal (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from The Americans: The Democratic Experience (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits of the American Stage 1771-1971 (Exhibition) (1971: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Portraits of the American Law (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
President Monroe's Message (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
President's Medals 1789-1977 (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Reporting the War: The Journalistic Coverage of World War II (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Return to Albion: Americans in England 1776-1940 (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Robert Cornelius: Portraits from the Dawn of Photography (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Spirit of the Party: Hamilton and Jefferson at Odds (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Dye is Now Cast: The Road to the American Independence (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
The Life Portraits of John Quincy Adams (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Then and Now: American Portraits from the Past Century (Exhibition) (1987: Sapporo, Japan)  Search this
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
This New Man: A Discourse in Portraits (Exhibition) (1968: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Time: Man of the Year (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
To the President: Folk Portraits by the People (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
VanDerZee, Photographer (1886-1983) (Exhibition) (1993-1994: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
We Never Sleep: The First Fifty Years of the Pinkertons (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Wedgewood Portraits of the American Revolution (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Type:
Books
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Pamphlets
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
1965
1965-1999
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Presidents  Search this
Radio  Search this
Silhouettes  Search this
War correspondents  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 01-011
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Publications 1965-1999 [National Portrait Gallery (U.S.) Office of Publications]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Copy of a John Quincy Adams poem to Hiram Powers

Creator:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
1837 March 25
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8492
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Records of the Robert Mills Papers Project,[xerographic and photographic copies]

Director:
Evelyn, Douglas E.  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Alexander, Robert L.  Search this
Bache, A. D. (Alexander Dallas), 1806-1867  Search this
Bryan, John  Search this
Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850  Search this
Clay, Henry  Search this
Clinton, DeWitt  Search this
Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888  Search this
Davis, Jefferson  Search this
Hoban, James  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Lafayette  Search this
Latrobe, Benjamin (architect)  Search this
Mills, Robert, 1781-1855  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Pierce, Franklin  Search this
Renwick, James, Sr.  Search this
Scott, Pamela  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Extent:
23.3 Cubic feet (50 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Construction Records
Plans (drawings)
Date:
circa 1800-1860s, 1984-1989
Scope and Contents:
This collection is composed entirely of xerographic and photographic reproductions made for the Robert Mills Papers Project. The copies include correspondence, plans, federal legislation regarding proposed government construction projects, construction records, and material regarding people with a relation to Mills or one of his projects.

The material is organized into three series. The first is information relating to Mills' various projects, such as payroll lists; it is organized by state. The second consists of subject files on 163 individuals, all of whom have some relation to Mills. The last series is composed of reference and research materials from the project, including correspondence with various libraries and archives seeking material on Mills, ten reels of microfilm, and 46 diskettes containing typed transcriptions of the illegible documents included in the microfilm publication.

The documents included in this collection relate to the construction of Mills's buildings, but do not mention him specifically. Of all the papers collected for this project, this collection consists of copies of those documents that were not selected for microfilming. They are, therefore, not included in the microfilm publication.
Arrangement:
The collection is divided into four series.

Series 1: Projects by state

Series 2: Individuals

Series 3: Reference Materials

Series 4: Camera Ready Copy
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Mills (1781 1855) was born in August, 1781, in Charleston, South Carolina. After completing grammar school he took classes under architect James Hoban.

Hoban left in 1792 to supervise construction of the President's House in Washington (which he designed). About 1799 Mills moved to Washington and began work as a draftsman of plans for the Capitol under Hoban. For about a year, Mills presumably lived with Thomas Jefferson, studying architecture from his library.

In 1802 Mills entered his first professional design competition for the design of South Carolina College, but did not win. From 1802 1809, Mills worked (with sporadic interuptions from assorted commissions) with Benjamin Latrobe, who was at the time the acting federal engineer of the Chesapeake and Delaware region. Under Latrobe he worked as a draftsman on the design of the U.S. Capitol and the Baltimore Cathedral.

In 1814 Mills received national recognition when he won the competition for the design of Baltimore's Washington Monument. He supervised its construction until 1820, when he moved back to South Carolina to become the civil architect for the state, designing several courthouses and jails throughout the area.

Mills moved back to Washington in 1829. In 1836 he won the competition for the design of the Treasury and began a long career as an architect for the Federal Government. It was during this time that Mills designed the buildings he is most widely known for: the Post Office and the Washington National Monument. He also supervised construction of the Patent Office and submitted preliminary designs for the Capitol extension and the Smithsonian Institution. He served under seven Presidents, retiring in 1851.
Provenance:
The colletion was donated by Douglas Evelyn.
Restrictions:
Collection stored off-site at Iron Mountain, Pennsylvania. Special arrangements are necessary to use this collection. Call 202-633-3270 for more information.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Architects -- 19th century  Search this
Architecture -- United States  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- Copies -- 19th century
Construction Records
Plans (drawings)
Citation:
Records of the Robert Mills Papers Project, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0344
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0344

Charles Henry Hart papers

Creator:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864  Search this
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820  Search this
Pratt, Herbert Lee, 1871-1945  Search this
Extent:
6.1 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Notes
Photographs
Date:
1774-1930
bulk 1888-1918
Summary:
The papers of Philadelphia art historian and writer Charles Henry Hart date from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918, and measure 6.1 linear feet. Found within the papers are correspondence, subject files, scattered personal business records, a file of images of art work, notes and writings, and printed material. The subject files include letters from art historians, art collectors, dealers, and gallery owners.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Philadelphia art historian and writer Charles Henry Hart date from 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918, and measure 6.1 linear feet. Found within the papers are correspondence, subject files, scattered personal business records, a file of images of art work, notes and writings, and printed material. The subject files include letters from art historians, art collectors, dealers, and gallery owners.

Twelve folders of general correspondence consists primarily of letters received from colleagues, dealers, gallery owners, and publishers discussing art-related topics not specifically addressed in the Subject Files arranged in Series 3 below. There is one folder of miscellaneous personal business records.

Subject files comprise the largest and most important series in the collection. The files contain a wide variety of materials, including letters, notes and writings, clippings, reproductions of art work, and photographs. Letters are from art historians, art collectors, dealers, and gallery owners mostly concerning notable subjects of portraits, artists, organizations, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and miscellaneous subjects such as miniature paintings and H. W. Elson's book History of the United States. Several files contain letters from the descendants of John Quincy Adams, Asher B. Durand, Benjamin Latrobe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

The images files contain a mixture of printed reproductions of art work, photographs of art work, and original art work compiled and used by Hart as reference material.

Notes and writings consist primarily of notes on art-related topics including the work of various artists, activities of arts organizations, collectors, galleries and museums, sales of art work, and background material about the subjects of portraits. There is also a typescript by Hart containing descriptions of art work to be published in a catalog of the Herbert Lee Pratt collection.

Printed material consists of clippings about Hart and miscellaneous art-related topics, auction catalogs, and an incomplete set of pages from Hart's book Memoirs of the Life and Work of Jean Antoine Houdon: Sculpture of Voltaire and of Washington.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series:

Series 1: Correspondence, 1838-1930 (Box 1; 12 folders)

Series 2: Personal Business Records, 1893-1917 (Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1774-1922 (Boxes 1-4, 8; 4.0 linear feet)

Series 4: File of Images, circa 1890-1900 (Boxes 5, 8; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1890-1922 (Boxes 5-6; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1822-1925 (Boxes 6-7; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Charles Henry Hart (1847-1918) was an art historian, lawyer, writer, and director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1885-1904. He worked primarily in the Philadelphia area and published widely on the subject of eighteenth and nineteenth-century portraiture in America.

Charles Henry Hart was born on February 4, 1847 in Philadelphia, the son of Julia Leavey and Samuel Hart. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1869 and practiced law until 1894, when he turned his interest to art and writing after suffering injuries in a railroad accident. He became a noted author of books and articles about art, especially portraiture. He had a special interest in the work of Gilbert Stuart. Hart's writings often focused on exposing fraudulent attributions of art work.

From 1882 to 1902, Hart was director of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In 1893, he also served as chairman of the Committee on Retrospective American Art at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Hart was a member of several organizations including the American Historical Association, the Essex Institute, and the Players Club.

Hart's first wife, Armine Nixon, was a great-granddaughter of Robert Morris, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. She died in 1897. According to the New York Times, in 1905 he married Marianne Livingstone Phillips, with whom he fathered a son, Charles Henry Hart, Jr. In 1912, Hart married Anita Beatriz Arabe.

Charles Henry Hart died on July 29, 1918 in New York City.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are 2 volumes of an autograph collection compiled by Charles Henry Hart.

The Archives also has a collection of correspondence between Charles and Clarence W. Bowen loaned by the New York Public Library for microfilming on reels N10-N11. The correspondence concerns Hart's activities on the planning committee of the Centennial of George Washington's Inauguration, New York City, 1889; and Hart's chairmanship of the Committee on Retrospective Art for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, 1893.

Additional Charles Henry Hart papers are also available at the Winterthur Library in Delaware.
Provenance:
The Charles Henry Hart papers were donated anonymously in 1971.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Charles Henry Hart papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Miniature painting  Search this
Authors -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Art historians -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Photographs
Citation:
Charles Henry Hart papers, 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hartchah
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Archival Repository:
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The problem of democracy : the Presidents Adams confront the cult of personality / Nancy Isenberg and Andrew Burstein

Author:
Isenberg, Nancy  Search this
Burstein, Andrew  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John 1735-1826 Political and social views  Search this
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848 Political and social views  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 543 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2019
1783-1865
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
Democracy--History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Philosophy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105915

Minutes

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents  Search this
Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1846-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records are the official minutes of the Board. They are compiled at the direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian, who is also secretary to the Board, after approval by the Regents' Executive Committee and by the Regents themselves. The minutes are edited, not a verbatim account of proceedings. For reasons unknown, there are no manuscript minutes for the period from 1857 through 1890; and researchers must rely on printed minutes published in the Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution instead. Minutes are transferred regularly from the Secretary's Office to the Archives. Minutes less than 15 years old are closed to researchers. Indexes exist for the period from 1907 to 1946 and can be useful.
Historical Note:
The Smithsonian Institution was created by authority of an Act of Congress approved August 10, 1846. The Act entrusted direction of the Smithsonian to a body called the Establishment, composed of the President; the Vice President; the Chief Justice of the United States; the secretaries of State, War, Navy, Interior, and Agriculture; the Attorney General; and the Postmaster General. In fact, however, the Establishment last met in 1877, and control of the Smithsonian has always been exercised by its Board of Regents. The membership of the Regents consists of the Vice President and the Chief Justice of the United States; three members each of the Senate and House of Representatives; two citizens of the District of Columbia; and seven citizens of the several states, no two from the same state. (Prior to 1970 the category of Citizen Regents not residents of Washington consisted of four members). By custom the Chief Justice is Chancellor. The office was at first held by the Vice President. However, when Millard Fillmore succeeded to the presidency on the death of Zachary Taylor in 1851, Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney was chosen in his stead. The office has always been filled by the Chief Justice since that time.

The Regents of the Smithsonian have included distinguished Americans from many walks of life. Ex officio members (Vice President) have been: Spiro T. Agnew, Chester A. Arthur, Allen W. Barkley, John C. Breckenridge, George Bush, Schuyler Colfax, Calvin Coolidge, Charles Curtis, George M. Dallas, Charles G. Dawes, Charles W. Fairbanks, Millard Fillmore, Gerald R. Ford, John N. Garner, Hannibal Hamlin, Thomas A. Hendricks, Garret A. Hobart, Hubert H. Humphrey, Andrew Johnson, Lyndon B. Johnson, William R. King, Thomas R. Marshall, Walter F. Mondale, Levi P. Morton, Richard M. Nixon, Nelson A. Rockefeller, Theodore Roosevelt, James S. Sherman, Adlai E. Stevenson, Harry S. Truman, Henry A. Wallace, William A. Wheeler, Henry Wilson.

Ex officio members (Chief Justice) have been: Roger B. Taney, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Clifford, Morrison R. Waite, Samuel F. Miller, Melville W. Fuller, Edward D. White, William Howard Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Harlan F. Stone, Fred M. Vinson, Earl Warren, Warren E. Burger.

Regents on the part of the Senate have been: Clinton P. Anderson, Newton Booth, Sidney Breese, Lewis Cass, Robert Milledge Charlton, Bennet Champ Clark, Francis M. Cockrell, Shelby Moore Cullom, Garrett Davis, Jefferson Davis, George Franklin Edmunds, George Evans, Edwin J. Garn, Walter F. George, Barry Goldwater, George Gray, Hannibal Hamlin, Nathaniel Peter Hill, George Frisbie Hoar, Henry French Hollis, Henry M. Jackson, William Lindsay, Henry Cabot Lodge, Medill McCormick, James Murray Mason, Samuel Bell Maxey, Robert B. Morgan, Frank E. Moss, Claiborne Pell, George Wharton Pepper, David A. Reed, Leverett Saltonstall, Hugh Scott, Alexander H. Smith, Robert A. Taft, Lyman Trumbull, Wallace H. White, Jr., Robert Enoch Withers.

Regents on the part of the House of Representatives have included: Edward P. Boland, Frank T. Bow, William Campbell Breckenridge, Overton Brooks, Benjamin Butterworth, Clarence Cannon, Lucius Cartrell, Hiester Clymer, William Colcock, William P. Cole, Jr., Maurice Connolly, Silvio O. Conte, Edward E. Cox, Edward H. Crump, John Dalzell, Nathaniel Deering, Hugh A. Dinsmore, William English, John Farnsworth, Scott Ferris, Graham Fitch, James Garfield, Charles L. Gifford, T. Alan Goldsborough, Frank L. Greene, Gerry Hazleton, Benjamin Hill, Henry Hilliard, Ebenezer Hoar, William Hough, William M. Howard, Albert Johnson, Leroy Johnson, Joseph Johnston, Michael Kirwan, James T. Lloyd, Robert Luce, Robert McClelland, Samuel K. McConnell, Jr., George H. Mahon, George McCrary, Edward McPherson, James R. Mann, George Perkins Marsh, Norman Y. Mineta, A. J. Monteague, R. Walton Moore, Walter H. Newton, Robert Dale Owen, James Patterson, William Phelps, Luke Poland, John Van Schaick Lansing Pruyn, B. Carroll Reece, Ernest W. Roberts, Otho Robards Singleton, Frank Thompson, Jr., John M. Vorys, Hiram Warner, Joseph Wheeler.

Citizen Regents have been: David C. Acheson, Louis Agassiz, James B. Angell, Anne L. Armstrong, William Backhouse Astor, J. Paul Austin, Alexander Dallas Bache, George Edmund Badger, George Bancroft, Alexander Graham Bell, James Gabriel Berrett, John McPherson Berrien, Robert W. Bingham, Sayles Jenks Bowen, William G. Bowen, Robert S. Brookings, John Nicholas Brown, William A. M. Burden, Vannevar Bush, Charles F. Choate, Jr., Rufus Choate, Arthur H. Compton, Henry David Cooke, Henry Coppee, Samuel Sullivan Cox, Edward H. Crump, James Dwight Dana, Harvey N. Davis, William Lewis Dayton, Everette Lee Degolyer, Richard Delafield, Frederic A. Delano, Charles Devens, Matthew Gault Emery, Cornelius Conway Felton, Robert V. Fleming, Murray Gell-Mann, Robert F. Goheen, Asa Gray, George Gray, Crawford Hallock Greenwalt, Nancy Hanks, Caryl Parker Haskins, Gideon Hawley, John B. Henderson, John B. Henderson, Jr., A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Gardner Greene Hubbard, Charles Evans Hughes, Carlisle H. Humelsine, Jerome C. Hunsaker, William Preston Johnston, Irwin B. Laughlin, Walter Lenox, Augustus P. Loring, John Maclean, William Beans Magruder, John Walker Maury, Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, John C. Merriam, R. Walton Moore, Roland S. Morris, Dwight W. Morrow, Richard Olney, Peter Parker, Noah Porter, William Campbell Preston, Owen Josephus Roberts, Richard Rush, William Winston Seaton, Alexander Roby Shepherd, William Tecumseh Sherman, Otho Robards Singleton, Joseph Gilbert Totten, John Thomas Towers, Frederic C. Walcott, Richard Wallach, Thomas J. Watson, Jr., James E. Webb, James Clarke Welling, Andrew Dickson White, Henry White, Theodore Dwight Woolsey.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum trustees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 1, Smithsonian Institution. Board of Regents, Minutes
Identifier:
Record Unit 1
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Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Benjamin West collection

Creator:
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Names:
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Boydell, John, 1719-1804  Search this
Livingston, Robert R., 1746-1813  Search this
Spilsbury, Jonathan, fl. 1766-1823  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1771-circa 1879
Summary:
This collection measures 0.3 linear feet and consists of 19 items dated 1771-circa 1879, relating to expatriate painter Benjamin West. West, who settled in London and was renowned for his portraits and his paintings of historical events, was the first internationally known American painter. The collection provides scattered documentation of West's activities including during the time of his appointment as historical painter to King George III, and contains letters from West, artwork including 2 engravings of the artist, 2 pages of West's accounts, and a ticket to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection measures 0.3 linear feet and consists of 19 items dated 1771-circa 1879, relating to expatriate painter Benjamin West. West, who settled in London and was renowned for his portraits and his paintings of historical events, was the first internationally known American painter. The collection provides scattered documentation of West's activities including during the time of his appointment as historical painter to King George III, and contains scattered letters from West, two engravings of the artist, prints, and ephemera.

Twelve letters are written to prominent politicians such as John Adams and Robert R. Livingston, Jr., the U.S. Minsister in Paris, close friend and portraitist John Green, and others. There are two pages of accounts documenting West's association with John Boydell. In 1786, Boydell, an alderman for the City of London and a publisher of books, illustrations and engravings, launched an ambitious project to commission the best artists in England, including West, to provide illustrations for an edition of Shakespeare's plays. Also found is a ticket to a lecture at the Royal Academy of Art.

Artwork includes two engravings of West, a print of his birthplace, a print of a late 18th century portrait of West by Jonathan Spilsbury, and an ink drawing after Benjamin West of John Singleton Copley's son and daughter, circa 1879.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as one series:

Series 1: Benjamin West Collection, 1771-circa 1879 (Box 1; 5 folders)
Biographical Note:
Expatriate painter Benjamin West (1738-1829) was born in Springfield, Pennsylvania and worked in Pennsylvania and New York before settling in London as a portrait painter and historical painter to King George III. West initially studied with local artist William Williams in Pennsylvania and began painting portraits in Pennsylvania and New York in the 1750s. Around 1760 he traveled to Italy to study art and then settled in London as a portrait painter and remained in Europe for the rest of his life. He received many commissions under the patronage of George III and in 1772 was appointed historical painter to the King.

A leader in neoclassicism and a mentor to many young English and American artists including John Constable, Charles Willson Peale, Gilbert Stuart, and John Singleton Copley, West became the first American artist to receive international recognition. Among his best-known works are Death of General Wolfe (1770) and Penn's Treaty with the Indians (1772). In these, and other historical paintings, he maintained the compositional elements of neoclassicism but departed from tradition by painting historical figures in the clothing of their period, rather than in classical attire.

West was a co-founder of the Royal Academy of Arts with Sir Joshua Reynolds, and served as the Academy's president from 1792-1815.

Benjamin West died in London in 1820.
Provenance:
The Benjamin West collection was acquired through gifts and purchases from various sources between 1955 and 1981. Nine letters and 2 engravings were donated by Charles Feinberg, 1955-1958; 2 additional letters were lent by Feinberg for microfilming in 1967 and subsequently purchased by AAA in 1968. Account book pages were purchased from Walter R. Benjamin Autographs, circa 1960, and one letter was purchased from Charles Hamilton Autographs, Inc., in 1963. A wood engraving was transferred from the National Portrait Gallery Library in 1981; the sources of an ink drawing and a print are unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Benjamin West collection is owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Expatriate artists -- England -- London  Search this
Painters -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Benjamin West collection, 1771-circa 1879. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.westbenj
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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The stranger and the statesman : James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the making of America's greatest museum: The Smithsonian / Nina Burleigh

Author:
Burleigh, Nina  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Physical description:
298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2003
©2003
Topic:
Science museums--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717869

The great design : two lectures on the Smithson bequest by John Quincy Adams, delivered at Quincy and Boston in November 1839, now first published together from contemporary printed and manuscript texts / edited, with an introduction, by Wilcomb E. Washburn ; foreword by L.H. Butterfield

Title:
On the Smithson bequest
Author:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Washburn, Wilcomb E  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Smithsonian Institution History  Search this
Physical description:
95 pages : portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
1965
Call number:
Q11.S6 A214
Q11. W27g
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_15917

House Select Committee Appointed to Review Smithson's Bequest

Subject:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Bowne, Samuel S  Search this
Habersham, Richard Wylly 1786-1842  Search this
Houston, George S (George Smith) 1811-1879  Search this
Hunter, Robert M. T  Search this
Ingersoll, Charles Jared 1782-1862  Search this
Randall, Benjamin  Search this
Underwood, Joseph R (Joseph Rogers) 1791-1876  Search this
Smith, Truman  Search this
United States President  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
Date:
December 10, 1841
Topic:
Act to establish the "Smithsonian Institution," for the Increase and Diffusion of Knowledge Among Men  Search this
Smithson Bequest  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_612

[John Quincy Adams : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Physical description:
folders ; 25 x 38 cm
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Vertical files
Call number:
VF-- Adams, John Quincy
Restrictions & Rights:
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCULATE . FOLDER(S) AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY AT BRANCH LIBRARIES.
Photocopies of items in the folder(s) are available upon request, subject to fees and other current copyright guidelines for reproduction.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_736273

Joseph Henry's Letter to Harriet Henry (December 28, 1836)

Author:
Henry, Joseph 1797-1878  Search this
Henry, Mary Anna 1834-1903  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Henry, Harriet A. 1808-1882  Search this
Calhoun, John C (John Caldwell) 1782-1850  Search this
Van Buren, Martin 1782-1862  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
United States. Office of the Vice President  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States President  Search this
Joseph Henry Papers Project  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 4; Color: Color; Size: 7 3/4w x 11 1/4h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Paper
Type:
Document
Paper
Place:
United States
South Carolina
Washington (D.C.)
Massachusetts
New York (N.Y.)
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Date:
December 28, 1836
Topic:
Letters  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Legislators  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Debates  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2012-3542 and SIA2012-3543 and SIA2012-3544 and SIA2012-3545
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13380
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Opening of Adams-Clement Collection

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-  Search this
Kellogg, Remington 1893-1969  Search this
Beggs, Thomas M  Search this
Clement, Mary Louisa Adams  Search this
Adams, John 1735-1826  Search this
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Arts and Industries Building  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)  Search this
United States President  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
1951
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Openings  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Arts and Industries Building--West Hall  Search this
Art--Exhibitions  Search this
Event  Search this
Standard number:
94-6805
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9119

John Quincy Adams Portrait

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
United States Congress House  Search this
United States President  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8x10; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Date:
c. 1840s
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
Smithson Bequest  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Standard number:
2002-32265
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9581

Engraving of John Quincy Adams

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
United States Congress House  Search this
United States President  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.) Early History  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 3.5 x 5.5 (3.5 X 4.25 without caption); Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Engraving
Type:
Engraving
Topic:
Congressional Debates  Search this
Smithson Bequest  Search this
Engraving  Search this
Portraits  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Standard number:
2002-32207
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9922

Diaries / John Quincy Adams ; David Waldstreicher, editor

Title:
John Quincy Adams : diaries
Author:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Editor:
Waldstreicher, David  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : color portraits ; 21 cm
Type:
Diaries
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
1783-1865
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Foreign relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1085788

The lost founding father : John Quincy Adams and the transformation of American politics / William J. Cooper

Title:
John Quincy Adams and the transformation of American politics
Author:
Cooper, William J. Jr (William James) 1940-  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
United States Constitution Signers  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 526 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
Revolution, 1775-1783
1783-1789
Topic:
Founding Fathers of the United States  Search this
Statesmen  Search this
Presidents  Search this
History  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1085789

Lincoln and the abolitionists : John Quincy Adams, slavery, and the Civil War / Fred Kaplan

Author:
Kaplan, Fred 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Lincoln, Abraham 1809-1865 Views on slavery  Search this
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 395 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
19th century
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Antislavery movements--History  Search this
Slavery--History  Search this
Racism--History  Search this
Race relations  Search this
History  Search this
Causes  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1082776

The birthplaces of presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams : Adams National Historical Park, 133 and 141 Franklin Street, Quincy, Massachusetts / by Laurel A. Racine

Author:
Racine, Laurel A  Search this
United States National Park Service Northeast Museum Services Center  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John 1735-1826 Birthplace  Search this
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848 Birthplace  Search this
Physical description:
v. <1> : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
Massachusetts
Quincy
Adams National Historical Park (Quincy, Mass.)
Quincy (Mass.)
Date:
2001
[2001]-
Topic:
House furnishings--History  Search this
Interior architecture--History  Search this
Architecture, Domestic--History  Search this
Homeowners  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_743875

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