John Neagle, ca. 1825-1827, to the theater manager Francis Courtney Wemyss (1797-1859), Philadelphia, regarding Neagle's busy schedule, his portrait in progress of the actor William Macready (PAFA), that years' exhibition at the PAFA, his portrait of the actor Junius Brutus Booth (Museum of the City of New York), and that he cannot undertake Wemyss's portrait anywhere but in his own studio.
John Neagle, 25 September 1826, to the publisher Mathew Carey (1760-1839), Philadelphia, regarding compiling a list of names and addresses which includes the painter Thomas Sully, the engravers Gideon Fairman, Peter Maverick, James B. Longacre, and Hugh Bridport.
John Neagle, 24 January 1827, to the publisher Mathew Carey (1760-1839), Philadelphia, regarding the amicable settlement of a dispute through arbitration, and mentions Joseph Hopkinson (1770-1842), President of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the painter Thomas Sully.
John Neagle, 26 March 1827, to the publisher Mathew Carey (1760-1839), Philadelphia, regarding Neagle requests the prominent publisher, who has made a solicitation to the artist, what the cost of a church pew will be.
John Neagle, 9 June 1830, to the publisher Mathew Carey (1760-1839), Philadelphia, regarding Carey's, a prominent Irish Catholic, "Society for bettering the condition of the Roman Catholics" and Neagle's desire to become a member.
John Neagle, 22 July 1843, to Joseph H. Hedges, Philadelphia, regarding acquiring an autograph of Washington Allston, to which Neagle directs him to either of the painters Thomas Sully or Samuel Finley Breese Morse.
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Mary K. McGuigan and John F. McGuigan Jr. artists' letters collection, 1794-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.