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Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection

Creator:
Historical Society of Pennsylvania  Search this
Names:
Carey & Hart  Search this
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Abbey, Edwin Austin, 1852-1911  Search this
Abbey, Mary Gertrude, d. 1931  Search this
Alexander, Archibald, 1772-1851  Search this
Allston, Washington, 1779-1843  Search this
Bayley, Frank W.  Search this
Beale, Pennel  Search this
Belcher, Wm. (William)  Search this
Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902  Search this
Brodhead, Col  Search this
Burrell, B.  Search this
Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845  Search this
Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879  Search this
Catlin, George, 1796-1872  Search this
Ceracchi, Giuseppe, 1751-1801  Search this
Chapman, J. G. (John Gadsby), 1808-1889  Search this
Cheney, John, 1801-1885  Search this
Clarke, Miss  Search this
Claypoole, James, Sr., 1720-1796  Search this
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, 1772-1834  Search this
Cox, James, 1751-1834  Search this
Curren, Mr  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824  Search this
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808  Search this
Dillwyn, William, 1743-1824  Search this
Donnehue, Humphrey  Search this
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Duane, William J. (William John), 1780-1865  Search this
Dunlap, William, 1766-1839  Search this
Eliot, S.  Search this
Elliott, James B.  Search this
Elwyn, Langdon, Mrs.  Search this
Fielding, Mantle, 1865-1941  Search this
Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861  Search this
Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944  Search this
Gillingham, Harrold E. (Harrold Edgar), 1864-1954  Search this
Greenough, Horatio, 1805-1852  Search this
Harding, George, 1882-1959  Search this
Hayes, Charles P.  Search this
Hollingsworth, Levi, 1739-1824  Search this
Hosack, David, 1769-1835  Search this
Howell, Mr.  Search this
Hunt, William Morris, 1824-1879  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Inman, Henry, 1801-1846  Search this
Jackson, William  Search this
Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893  Search this
Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921  Search this
Kimball, Henry H. (Henry Hastings), b. 1835  Search this
Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889  Search this
Leidy, Joseph, 1823-1891  Search this
Leland, Charles Godfrey, 1824-1903  Search this
Lippincott, J. B. (Joshua Ballinger), 1813-1886  Search this
Livermore, George, 1809-1865  Search this
Low, Will Hicok, 1853-1932  Search this
Madison, James, 1751-1836  Search this
Marchant, Edward Dalton, 1806-1887  Search this
Martin, John Hill, 1823-1906  Search this
McAllister, John A.  Search this
McMurtrie, James, fl. 1843-1864  Search this
Monaghan, James  Search this
Montgomery, John C., Mrs.  Search this
Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917  Search this
Murray, J.  Search this
Myers, Albert Cook, 1874-1960  Search this
Nathans, Isabella  Search this
Nathans, Rebecca  Search this
Neagle, John, 1796-1865  Search this
Newsam, Albert, 1809-1864  Search this
Ogden, C. S.  Search this
Otis, Bass, 1784-1861  Search this
Paca, John  Search this
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870  Search this
Peale, James, 1789-1876  Search this
Peale, Mary Jane, 1827-1902  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Penrose, Clement B. (Clement Biddle), 1832-1911  Search this
Piggot, Robert, 1795-1887  Search this
Randolph, Benjamin, 1737 or 8-1791  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905  Search this
Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796  Search this
Rosenthal, Albert, 1863-1939  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard, 1818-1871  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Rush, William, 1756-1833  Search this
Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de, 1770-1852  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Schoff, Stephen Alonzo, 1818-1904  Search this
Schreiner, Jacob  Search this
Shrigley, James, 1814-1891  Search this
Smith, Russell, 1812-1896  Search this
Snowden, James Ross  Search this
Snyder, W. D.  Search this
Somerville, Dr.  Search this
Stanbridge, J. C.  Search this
Stephens, Charles H., 1855?-1931  Search this
Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson), 1841-1897  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Syng, Philip, 1703-1789  Search this
Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton), 1846-1927  Search this
Troth, Henry, 1794-1842  Search this
Trumbull, John, 1756-1843  Search this
Vanderlyn, John, 1775-1852  Search this
Vaux, Mr  Search this
Ward, Townsend, 1817?-1885  Search this
Wells, William Hill, 1769-1829  Search this
Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin), 1808-1870  Search this
Wharton, Mr  Search this
Wharton, Thomas Kelah, 1814-1862  Search this
Williams, Henry, 1828-1893  Search this
Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1806-1867  Search this
Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813  Search this
Woodside, John Archibald, 1781-1852  Search this
Wright, Patience Lovell, 1725-1786  Search this
Wylie, Samuel B. (Samuel Brown), 1773-1852  Search this
Extent:
2 Reels (ca. 150 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Date:
1760-1935
Scope and Contents:
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.
Provenance:
Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern -- 17th-18th centuries -- United States  Search this
Art, Modern -- 19th century -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.histsopa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e77b943a-266e-4a06-a6b8-eaf8b5c4139d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-histsopa

Pierre Eugène Du Simitière papers, 1560-1786, bulk 1721-1786

Creator:
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Place:
United States -- History -- 18th century
Citation:
Pierre Eugène Du Simitière papers, 1560-1786, bulk 1721-1786. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Natural history -- Catalogs and collections -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting -- 18th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Naturalism  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10611
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214111
AAA_collcode_dusipier
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214111

Pierre Eugène Du Simitière papers

Creator:
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Extent:
10 Volumes ((on 3 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Place:
United States -- History -- 18th century
Date:
1560-1786
bulk 1721-1786
Scope and Contents:
Papers relating to natural history and Du Simitière's collection of specimens; material collected on the history of the West Indies and Colonial American affairs in New England, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey, including the Lancaster Treaty, 1744, and Indian treaties, 1721-1756; letters, 1560-1781; journals, pamphlets and extracts; a broadside of the Du Simitière sale, 1785; drawings and portraits of American legislators and soldiers by Du Simitière; and leaves of a medieval illuminated manuscript.
Biographical / Historical:
Portrait painter, curator and naturalist; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Geneva, Switzerland. Came to America in 1765 after spending several years in the West Indies collecting natural history specimens. Elected curator, 1768, of the American Philosophical Society, and set up a natural history museum. He collected Revolutionary War ephemera and literature.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming, 1955, by the Library Company of Philadelphia. In 1785 Du Simitière's effects were sold at auction, resulting in his library being scattered. Most of the manuscripts were purchased by the Library Company of Philadelphia. The Library of Congress later acquired some others. The whereabouts of some material is still uncertain.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Museum curators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Natural history -- Catalogs and collections -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Portrait painting -- 18th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Naturalism  Search this
Function:
Natural history museums -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Identifier:
AAA.dusipier
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c92353a5-0e8f-4388-80da-c592cda79863
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dusipier

Historiographer to the United States : the revolutionary letterbook of Pierre Eugène Du Simitière / edited by Paul G. Sifton

Author:
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Sifton, Paul G  Search this
Subject:
Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Physical description:
133 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Historians--Correspondence, reminiscences, etc  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Call number:
E175.5.D97 D97 1987
E175.5.D97D97 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_328823

Unidentified Gentleman, (painting)

Painter:
Du Simitiere, Pierre Eugene ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Subject:
Unidentified  Search this
Medium:
Pastel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West New York New York 10024
Date:
Ca. 1775-84
Topic:
Portrait male--Profile  Search this
Control number:
IAP 36361491
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_46106

Martha Washington ?, (painting)

Painter:
Du Simitiere, Pierre Eugene ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Duvivier  Search this
Subject:
Washington, Martha  Search this
Medium:
Pastel
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
American Antiquarian Society 185 Salisbury Street Worcester Massachusetts 01609
Date:
1787
Topic:
Portrait female  Search this
Occupation--Political--First Lady  Search this
Control number:
IAP 23540118
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_271928

Gen. Frederick William von Steuben (1730-1794), (painting)

Painter:
Unknown  Search this
Du Simitiere, Pierre Eugene ca. 1736-1784 (copy after)  Search this
Subject:
Steuben, Friedrich Wilhelm, Baron von  Search this
Medium:
Oil
Type:
Paintings-Copy
Paintings
Owner/Location:
United States Department of the Army West Point Museum West Point New York 10996 Accession Number: 4545
Topic:
Portrait male--Profile  Search this
Occupation--Military--General  Search this
Control number:
IAP 38470268
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_350495

John Morton, (painting)

Painter:
Du Simitiere, Pierre Eugene ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Subject:
Morton, John  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Owner/Location:
R. W. Norton Art Gallery 4747 Creswell Avenue Shreveport Louisiana 71106
Date:
Ca. 1765
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Control number:
IAP 17620048
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_258174

Philip Livingston, (painting)

Painter:
Du Simitiere, Pierre Eugene ca. 1736-1784  Search this
Subject:
Livingston, Philip  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings-Miniature
Paintings
Owner/Location:
R. W. Norton Art Gallery 4747 Creswell Avenue Shreveport Louisiana 71106
Date:
Ca. 1770
Topic:
Portrait male  Search this
Control number:
IAP 17620047
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_258173

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