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American Philosophical Society selected records

Creator:
American Philosophical Society  Search this
Names:
Artists' Fund Society  Search this
Artists' and Amateurs' Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Columbian Society of Artists  Search this
Society of Artists of the United States  Search this
Adams, John Quincy, 1767-1848  Search this
Audubon, Victor Gifford, 1809-1860  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824  Search this
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844  Search this
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790  Search this
Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Kane, John K. (John Kintzing), 1795-1858  Search this
Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903  Search this
Ord, George, 1781-1866  Search this
Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Poinsett, Joel Roberts, 1779-1851  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Vaughan, John, 1756-1841  Search this
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels (3 partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1784-1954
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed American Philosophical Society selected records contain art related letters; committee reports; registrar's 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 the Society, arranged alphabetically 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. Sachese, member APS"; circa 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, frames 372-401).
Biographical / Historical:
The American Philosophical Society (founded 1743) is a scholarly organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the American Philosophical Society "promotes useful knowledge" through research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach.
Related Materials:
The American Philosophical Society holds the American Philosophical Society archives, 1743-1984.
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.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Portraits -- Private collections -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Function:
Arts organizations -- Pennsylvania
Learned institutions and societies
Identifier:
AAA.amerphil
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c176adef-5e2c-4a3e-b4b9-b86acb745b22
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-amerphil

A grammar of the Massachusetts Indian language / by John Eliot

Author:
Eliot, John 1604-1690  Search this
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844  Search this
Pickering, John 1777-1846  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
1822
[2005]
Topic:
Massachuset language--Grammar  Search this
Call number:
PM1737 .E45 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_795236

Reglas de orthographia, diccionario, y arte del idioma othomi : breve instruccion para los principiantes / que dictò el l. d. Luis de Neve, y Molina, cathedratico proprietario de dicho idioma en el Real, y pontificio colegio seminario, examinador synodal, e interprete de el Tribunal de fè en el provisorato de indios de este arzobispado, y capellan del Hospital real de esta corte. Dedicalo al glo...

Author:
Neve y Molina, Luis fl. 1767  Search this
Former owner:
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844 DSI  Search this
Inscriber:
Hale, Horatio 1817-1896 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[24], 160 p., [2] leaves of plates : 1 ill. ; 15 cm. (8vo)
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1767
Año de 1767
Topic:
Otomi language--Grammar  Search this
Otomi language--Spanish  Search this
Spanish language--Otomi  Search this
Call number:
PM4147 .N5 1767X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_766424

Grammar of the language of the Lenni Lenape or Delaware Indians. by David Zeisberger. Tr. from the German manuscript of the author by Peter Stephen Du Ponceau. With a preface and notes by the translator ..

Author:
Zeisberger, David 1721-1808  Search this
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844  Search this
Physical description:
188 p., 1 l. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1827
Topic:
Delaware language--Grammar  Search this
Call number:
PM1032.Z3X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_345022

A short description of the province of New Sweden. Now called, by the English, Pennsylvania, in America. Compiled from the relations and writings of persons worthy of credit, and adorned with maps and plates. By Thomas Campanius Holm. Translated from the Swedish, for the Historical society of Pennsylvania. With notes. By Peter S. Du Ponceau

Title:
Description of the province of New Sweden
Author:
Holm, Thomas Campanius approximately 1670-1702  Search this
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844  Search this
Cartographer:
Visscher, Nicolaes 1649-1702  Search this
Physical description:
vi, [v]-xi, [13]-166 p. plates, plan, maps (1 fold.) 22 cm
Type:
Early works to 1800
Place:
Delaware
Date:
1834
Topic:
Indians of North America  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
F167 .C18X 1834
F167.C18X 1834
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_362158

A dissertation on the nature and character of the Chinese system of writing, in a letter to John Vaughan, Esq. ..

Title:
Nature and character of the Chinese system of writing
Author:
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844  Search this
American Philosophical Society Historical & Literary Committee  Search this
Inscriber:
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844 DSI  Search this
Physical description:
[2], xxxii, 375, [1] p., [10] leaves of plates. 26 cm
Type:
Glossaries, vocabularies, etc
Date:
1838
Topic:
Chinese language--Writing  Search this
Vietnamese language--Dictionaries--Latin  Search this
Vietnamese language  Search this
Call number:
PL1171 .D8 1838
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641386

Essays on American silk, and the best means of rendering it a source of individual and national wealth, with directions to farmers for raising silk worms. By John d'Homergue ... and Peter Stephen Duponceau ..

Author:
D'Homergue, John  Search this
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 120 p., 1 l. 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1830
Topic:
Silk  Search this
Sericulture  Search this
Call number:
HD9915.3.H76
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_92920

Essays on American silk, and the best means of rendering it a source of individual and national wealth, with directions to farmers for raising silk worms. By John d'Homergue ... and Peter Stephen Duponceau ..

Title:
American silk
Author:
D'Homergue, John  Search this
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844  Search this
Printer:
James Kay, Jun. & Co.  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 120, [1] p. 1 illus. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1830
Topic:
Silk  Search this
Sericulture  Search this
Call number:
HD9915 .D46 1830
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_532980

Sketches of the history, manners, and customs, of the North American Indians : with a plan for their melioration / by James Buchanan ; in two volumes

Author:
Buchanan, James British consul at New York  Search this
Heckewelder, John Gottlieb Ernestus 1743-1823 Account of the history, manners, and customs of the Indian nations  Search this
Jarvis, Samuel F (Samuel Farmar) 1786-1851 On the religion of the Indian tribes in North America  Search this
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844 Language of the Indians  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
1824
Topic:
Languages  Search this
Religion  Search this
Indian mythology  Search this
Call number:
E77 .B91 1824
E77.B91X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_260084

Mémoire sur le système grammatical des langues de quelques nations indiennes de l'Amerique du Nord ... par M.P.-Et. Du Ponceau ..

Author:
Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen 1760-1844  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 464 p. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1838
Topic:
Languages--Grammar  Search this
Call number:
PM209.D8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_268810

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