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George A. Gilbert artworks

Creator:
Gilbert, George A.  Search this
Names:
Longacre, James Barton, 1794-1869  Search this
Mason, S. Rufus  Search this
Mason, William, fl. 1808-1844  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (partial microfilm reel)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1810-1842.]
Scope and Contents:
Drawings, engravings and watercolors by Gilbert and other artists, including S. Rufus Mason, James Barton Longacre, Thomas Sully, and his teacher, William Mason.
Biographical / Historical:
Wood engraver, painter; Philadelphia, Pa.
Provenance:
Microfilmed 1955 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Wood-engravers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Wood-engraving -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.gilbgeor
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gilbgeor

Selected papers from the Edward Carey Gardiner Collection

Creator:
Gardiner, Edward Carey, ca. 1879-1945  Search this
Names:
Pennington family  Search this
Baird, Henry Carey, 1825-1912  Search this
Carey, Henry Charles, 1793-1879  Search this
Carey, Mathew, 1760-1839  Search this
Darley, Felix Octavius Carr, 1822-1888  Search this
Duval, Peter S., 1804 or 5-1886  Search this
Huntington, Daniel, 1816-1906  Search this
Leslie, Charles Robert, 1794-1859  Search this
Mason, William, fl. 1808-1844  Search this
Page, William, 1811-1885  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Sartain, John, 1808-1897  Search this
Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872  Search this
Tanner, Benjamin, 1775-1848  Search this
Thorpe, Thomas Bangs, 1815-1878  Search this
Extent:
Partial microfilm reel.
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1794-1872
Scope and Contents:
Selected papers from the Carey and Pennington family papers, and the Henry Carey Baird papers, relating to art, artists, engraving and publishing.
Included are: nine letters from Benjamin Tanner to Mathew Carey, Mar.12, 1794-Dec. 3, 1794, about engraving maps of China and Russia from copper plates for Carey; letters to Henry C. Carey from Thomas Buchanan Read, 1856, inviting Carey to spend an evening with him to meet Frank Goodrich, Paris correspondent of the New York Times; from Rembrandt Peale, 1859, announcing an exhibition of his paintings at his home with a view of disposing of them; from D.H. Mason, 1872, regarding an exchange of portraits and other subjects; from Charles Robert Leslie, 1834-1859 (7 items), about Leslie's position as Drawing Master at West Point, a proposed visit to England, Leslie's opinion of Paris, and other subjects;
from Daniel Huntington, 1850-1870 (5 items), concerning borrowing a printing copies of Carey's paintings; from Thomas Sully, 1862, thanking Carey for his approval of Sully's son's conduct as a soldier; and three receipts to Carey for subscriptions to the Sully Fund for the years 1868, 1869, and 1871, signed by James Claghorn, Treasurer. Edward L. Carey papers include a letter from F.O.C. Darley, April 21, 1845, about designs for "Simon Luggs"; from William Page, Mar. 17, 1843, wishing to exhibit "Young Traders" at the National Academy; and from John Cheney, Nov. 18, 1843, about his brother and the artist Daniel Huntington; an account of Powers' bust of Proserpine once owned by Carey; and a resoultion of the National Academy of Design regarding the death of Carey, June 23, 1845.
Items selected from the Henry Carey Baird papers include: copyright papers and letters to Baird, 1845-1855, relating to the publication of Thomas Bangs Thorpe's book The Mysteries of the Backwoods; two letters from Thomas Sully, July 6, 1856, reminding Baird of the portrait, and Dec. 2, 1857, regarding Baird's paper on the "money panic"; a letter from John Sartain, May 24, 1850, ordering 75 cuts of flowers for some books being prepared; from John Rogers, Nov. 28, 1872, about Carey's "Unity of Law"; from William Mason, June 5, 1851, concerning some drawings of Mason's spinning machine; from Daniel Huntington, May 22 and July 27, 1850 about two paintings loaned by Carey and the delay in returning them; and a letter from P.S. Duval, Jan. 5, 1852, about drawings of 8 plates of flowers, done to test lithography for that type of work.
Two items from the Pennington family section include a clipping of "Penn's Treaty with the Indians" by Benjamin West, owned by Henry Pennington; and a letter to John Pennington from G. McMurtrie, 1853, regarding Thomas Sully.
Biographical / Historical:
Carey, Baird and Pennington families were prominent in publishing, politics, and cultural and economic affairs of Pennsylvania.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.gardedwa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gardedwa

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