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Hermitage, The (TN)

Photographer:
Wiles, Marvin  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Creator:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Tennessee -- Nashville
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Date:
c. 1934
General:
Mount reads: "Printed text on plate: Wiles [additional text not legible]. Printed text on mat: Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "75."
Historic plate caption: "label on recto: Hermitage. Tennessee. Nashville; House. Printed text on slide, visible from verso: The Hermitage built by Andrew Jackson in 1819; the three large holly trees. Manuscript on plate not legible."
Photographer attribution based on caption information found in Gardens of Colony and State by Alice G. B. Lockwood. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Lawns  Search this
Columns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN001001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN001: Nashville -- Hermitage, The (TN)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b791f187-2550-477c-9cf3-1c280739e636
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11221

Hermitage, The (TN)

Photographer:
Wiles, Marvin  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Creator:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Tennessee -- Nashville
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Date:
c. 1934
General:
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "76."
Historic plate caption: "Tennessee. The Hermitage; The old cedar drive."
Photographer attribution based on caption information found in Gardens of Colony and State by Alice G. B. Lockwood. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Driveways  Search this
Gates  Search this
Fences  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN001002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN001: Nashville -- Hermitage, The (TN)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ca4faf71-0f6e-49ca-aa63-7b3f58539b39
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11222

Hermitage, The (TN)

Creator:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Draftsman:
Baker, A. J.  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Tennessee -- Nashville
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Date:
c. 1934
General:
Mount reads: "Plan drawing by Mr. A. J. Baker. Text on mat: Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "77."
Historic plate caption: "Tennessee. Plan of Hermitage Garden."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Plan views  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN001003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN001: Nashville -- Hermitage, The (TN)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb624be77c5-d110-4b24-b38e-9f16f37541cb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11223

Hermitage, The (TN)

Creator:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Photographer:
Cline Studios  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Tennessee -- Nashville
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Date:
c. 1934
General:
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "78."
Historic plate caption: "Tennessee. Hermitage Garden; Crepe myrtle."
Photographer attribution based on caption information found in Gardens of Colony and State by Alice G. B. Lockwood. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Walkways  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN001004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN001: Nashville -- Hermitage, The (TN)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64bb21796-f87a-4ada-8da6-6f93eabf3dba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11224

Jimmie Driftwood sings newly discovered early American folk songs

Performer:
Driftwood, Jimmie  Search this
Names:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Phonograph record (analog, 33 1/3 rpm, 12 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Phonograph records
Place:
Arkansas
United States
Arkansas
United States -- History
Date:
1958
Contents:
Battle of New Orleans --Unfortunate man --Fair Rosamond's bower --Soldier's joy --Country boy --I'm too young to marry -- Pretty Mary --Sailor man --Zelma Lee --Rattlesnake song -- Old Joe Clark.
Track Information:
101 The Battle of New Orleans / Guitar. English language.

102 Unfortunate Man.

103 Fair Rosamond's Bower.

104 Soldier's Joy.

105 Country Boy.

201 I'm Too Young to Marry / Mouth bow.

202 Pretty Mary.

203 Sailor Man.

204 Zelma Lee.

205 Rattlesnake Song.

206 Old Joe Clark.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-LP-2404

RCA Victor.1635
Publication, Distribution, Etc. (Imprint):
New York RCA Victor 1958
General:
Folk songs. Biographical and historical notes by Paul Ackerman, and comments on the songs by Jimmie Driftwood on container. Performer(s): Jimmie Driftwood, vocals; with vocal and instrumental ensemble.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions apply. Contact archives staff for additional information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
United States -- History  Search this
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mouth bow  Search this
Folk songs -- Arkansas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-LP-2404
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / LP
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk588c282cd-f422-4ab6-b083-9d18cc292fec
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref17283

[Blank telegram form for Democratic National Convention, Chicago 1932, with shadow images of Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and Woodrow Wilson : printed form.]

Collector:
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Names:
Democratic National Convention (1932 : Chicago, Ill.).  Search this
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924  Search this
Collection Creator:
United Telegraph Workers.  Search this
Western Union Telegraph Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 7.2" x 8.7")
Container:
Box 693, Folder 7: Blank Forms, Political Conventions
Type:
Archival materials
Telegrams
Forms (documents)
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
1932
Local Numbers:
AC0205-0000028.tif (AC Scan)
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but Series 11 and films are stored off-site. Special arrangements must be made to view some of the audiovisual materials. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection 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:
Democratic Party  Search this
Telegraph, Wireless  Search this
Genre/Form:
Telegrams
Forms (documents)
Collection Citation:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Western Union Telegraph Company Records
Western Union Telegraph Company Records / Series 22: Telegrams / 22.3: Western Union Telegrams--Specialty / Political Conventions
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8b8d63885-67c0-4db1-b5dd-de0d549b617a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0205-ref11306

Minutes

Extent:
8.70 cu. ft. (9 document boxes) (7 12x17 boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
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
See more items in:
Minutes
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0001
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Andrew Jackson letter to Hiram Powers

Creator:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1835 Dec. 7
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)549
See more items in:
Hiram Powers papers, 1819-1953, bulk 1835-1883
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_549

Postcard of Notable Sites in DC

Author:
United States Government Printing Office  Search this
Subject:
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Jefferson, Thomas  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
White House (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
United States Treasury Dept Building  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 2; Color: Color; Size: 5.5w x 3.5h; Type of Image: Postcard; Medium: Paper
Type:
Postcard
Paper
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
c. 1886-1898
Topic:
Postcard  Search this
National monuments  Search this
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2013-01127 (front) and SIA2013-01128 (back)
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13920
Online Media:

Andrew Jackson

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 8x10; Type of Image: Engraving; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Engraving
Date:
1826
Topic:
Engraving  Search this
Longacre, James Barton  Search this
Painting  Search this
Presidents  Search this
United States--Presidents  Search this
Standard number:
2002-32242
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_9598

Gales and Seaton's Register if Debates in Congress - 12/21/1835

Author:
24th Congress, Sess 1, 1835, Senate  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Donelson, Andrew Jackson  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
United States President  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 14
Type:
Congressional Record
Date:
1863
12/21/1835
Topic:
SI, Early History  Search this
Smithson Bequest  Search this
Letters  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: Gales and Seaton
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_4634

Curatorial Records, 2006-2020

Creator:
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Department of History  Search this
Uniform title:
Time  Search this
Subject:
Barber, James 1952-  Search this
Roosevelt, Theodore 1858-1919  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Marshall, George C (George Catlett) 1880-1959  Search this
Grant, Ulysses S (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885  Search this
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University  Search this
Time, inc  Search this
Type:
Electronic records
Collection descriptions
Electronic mail
Place:
United States
Date:
2006
2006-2020
Civil War, 1861-1865
Topic:
Portraits, American  Search this
Magazine covers  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Museums--Collection management  Search this
Museums--Curatorship  Search this
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Art historians  Search this
History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 21-098
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2036. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted; Transferring office; 09/20/2021 memorandum, Toda to File; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 2006-2020 [National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution) Department of History]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_404624

Andrew Jackson's Letter to Congress Regarding the Smithson Bequest

Subject:
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
United States President  Search this
United States President (1829-1837 : Jackson)  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color Size: 8w x 10h; Type of Image: Document; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Document
Date:
December 17, 1835
Topic:
Executive power  Search this
Letters  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Smithson Bequest  Search this
Standard number:
2005-33527
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11610

Matthew B. Brady photographs

Creator:
Brady, Mathew B., approximately 1823-1896  Search this
Names:
Blaine, Mr  Search this
Butler, Charles, 1802-1897  Search this
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873  Search this
Greenough, Rose  Search this
Harrison, William Henry, 1773-1841  Search this
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870  Search this
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865  Search this
Pierce, Franklin, 1804-1869  Search this
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1860-1880]
Scope and Contents:
Four vintage prints of Blaine, Charles Butler, William Henry Harrison, and Andrew Jackson; and 7 copyprints of Salmon Portland Chase, Rose Greenough and her daughter in prison, Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Pierce, and William Henry Seward.
Biographical / Historical:
Matthew B. Brady (1823 (ca.)-1896) was a photographer from Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
Provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Identifier:
AAA.bradmath
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9318f69ba-1e0c-4fc7-8be2-fb085e5d67b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bradmath

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:

Missing Title

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 Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
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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Hiram Powers papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90ad32f84-2619-4144-9600-0e9de7d6372d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-powehira
Online Media:

MS 7310 Material concerning a Roman sarcophagus

Creator:
Casanowicz, Immanuel M.  Search this
Correspondent:
Elliott, Jesse D. (Jesse Duncan), 1782-1845  Search this
Harwood, A., Admiral  Search this
Gregory, H. D.  Search this
Addressee:
Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878  Search this
Rhees, William Jones, 1830-1907  Search this
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Names:
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845  Search this
Severus Alexander, Emperor of Rome, 208-235  Search this
Extent:
14 Pages
Culture:
Roman  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Catalog cards
Letters
Date:
1916 (part)
Scope and Contents:
Includes notes; abstracts from letters of Commodore Jesse D. Elliott to the National Institute; Admiral A. Harwood to Joseph Henry; andH. D. Gregory to William J. Rhees; and a letter probably from Casanowicz to William Henry Holmes, March 27, 1916.
Biographical / Historical:
The sarcophagus was obtained in 1839 at Beirut by Commander J. D. Elliott (whose flag ship was the Constitution). It was the container for the remains of the Roman Emperor Alexander Severus. It was intended for the remains of Andrew Jackson, but he declined its use.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7310
Topic:
Sarcophagi -- Roman  Search this
Genre/Form:
Catalog cards
Letters
Citation:
Manuscript 7310, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7310
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b5891281-a209-4a8c-b0bb-32d034570107
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7310

John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life

Author:
Nagel, Paul C  Search this
Subject:
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
United States President (1825-1829 : Adams)  Search this
United States Congress House  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
United States President (1829-1837 : Jackson)  Search this
Edition:
1st edition
Physical description:
Number of pages : 432 [5 pages of text partially related to the Smithson Bequest]; Page numbers : 356-357, 367, 374-375
Date:
1997
Topic:
United States. Congress--Committees  Search this
Gifts  Search this
Biography  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Trusts and trustees  Search this
Speeches, addresses, etc  Search this
Smithson Bequest  Search this
Wills--Great Britain  Search this
Federal Government  Search this
Learned institutions and societies  Search this
SI, Early History  Search this
Learning and scholarship  Search this
Federal funds  Search this
Observatories  Search this
Publisher:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11690

The Ghosts of Jackson Hill

Author:
Morley, Jefferson  Search this
Subject:
Van Buren, Martin 1782-1862  Search this
Kendall, Amos  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation (OAHHP)  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)  Search this
Jackson Hill Washington, D. C  Search this
United States President  Search this
Physical description:
Sunday Magazine section, pgs. 12-16 and 28-29
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
September 13, 1998
Topic:
Slavery  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Abolitionists  Search this
National Zoological Park (U.S.)--Early History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_3686

Joint Resolution Transferring to the custody of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution certain relics now in the possession of the Department of State

Author:
67th Congress, Sess. 2, 1922  Search this
Subject:
Franklin, Benjamin 1706-1790  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Washington, George 1732-1799  Search this
United States. Secretary of State  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 399
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1923
02/28/1922
Topic:
Preservation of materials  Search this
Relics  Search this
Secretaries  Search this
Staffs (Sticks, canes, etc.)  Search this
Swords  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_4129

House of Representatives, Rep. No. 181, Report from the Select Committee on the Message of the President, accompanying bill H.R. 187

Author:
24th Congress, Sess. 1  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, James 1765-1829  Search this
Jackson, Andrew 1767-1845  Search this
Forsyth, John 1780-1841  Search this
Vail, A  Search this
Adams, John Quincy 1767-1848  Search this
United States Congress  Search this
United States President  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 8; Page Numbers: 1-8
Type:
Report - Congressional
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1977
01/19/1836
Topic:
Trusts and trustees  Search this
Wills  Search this
Letters  Search this
Smithson Bequest  Search this
Equity pleading and procedure  Search this
Law  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: Congressional Information Services
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_4700

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