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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

George Ord letters to Charles Waterton

Creator:
Ord, George, 1781-1866  Search this
Names:
Audubon, John James, 1785-1851  Search this
Waterton, Charles, 1782-1865  Search this
Extent:
10 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1833-1850
Scope and Contents:
Letters from Ord to longtime friend Waterton, criticizing John James Audubon.
Biographical / Historical:
Ord was a naturalist and philologist.
Provenance:
Microfilmed for the Archives of American Art, 1955. Selected from the American Philosophical Society's collection of George Ord letters to Charles Waterton, 1832-1864 (74 items).
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Identifier:
AAA.ordgeorg
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94e404550-ceae-4a4d-8eea-a08698d31dc4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ordgeorg

Selected Peale family papers

Creator:
Peale family  Search this
Names:
Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Haines, Reuben, 1786-1831  Search this
Ord, George, 1781-1866  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860  Search this
Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885  Search this
Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-  Search this
Extent:
3 Microfilm reels (3 partial microfilm reels)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
1803-1854
Scope and Contents:
The microfilmed selected Peale family papers contain papers of Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, and Titian Ramsay Peale, mainly related to Peale's Museum. Also included are one item pertaining to Franklin Peale, and one to Rubens Peale.

Microfilmed on Reel P21 are manuscript of memoranda of the Philadelphia Museum, giving records and accessions for 1803-1842; financial statements (1808-1819) listing current expenditures; a manuscript of A Walk Through the Philadelphia Museum by Charles Willson Peale (after 1802); minutes of the Museum (1841-1845); manager's reports to the Board of Trustees (1833-1835), signed by Titian R. Peale (10 reports); Titian Peale's correspondence with George Ord (1827-1854), and his drawing book (circa 1820); extracts of letters written by Charles Willson Peale from Belfield and Philadelphia (1821-1823); extracts of letters written by Rembrandt Peale to Reuben Haines and Coleman Sellers (1828 September 24 and 1829 November 30), and to his wife (1830). Also included (frames 164-182) is a "Catalog of the National Portrait and Historical Gallery, illustrative of American history, comprising 269 original portraits and historical paintings, formerly belonging to Peale's Museum, to be sold without reserve, on Friday 6th October 1854... M. Thomas & Sons, Auctioneers."

Microfilmed on Reels P23 and P29 are miscellaneous Peale related documents from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection. Included are a report of the Committee of Councils on the use of Charles Willson Peale's windmill (1815 January 5); C. W. Peale's appeal to aid for a soldier; Rubens Peale memorial of the Trustees of the Philadelphia Museum (1831 October 25); and a register made by Franklin Peale of the medal dies of the U. S. Mint, with notes (1841) (reel P29, frames 5-31).
Biographical / Historical:
The Peale family was a family of painters, primarily in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) was a portrait painter and engraver and studied in London with Benjamin West. He is known for his portraits of the founding fathers including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and John Adams. In 1786 he founded the Peale Museum, and was one of the founding members of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1805.

Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860) was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and was the second son of Charles Willson Peale. He was known primarily for his historical paintings and portraits, particularly those of George Washington. Peale painted his first Washington portrait in 1795 at the age of 17, in a sitting arranged by his father. With his father, he was also a founding member of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He also established Peale's Baltimore Museum and Gallery of Fine Arts in 1814.

Titian Ramsay Peale (1799-1885) was a naturalist, photographer, and scientific illustrator. Named for an older brother who died in 1798, he was the only naturalist in the family and documented animals and scenery in watercolors on scientific expeditions including the 1819 Long expedition to the Rocky Mountains.

Benjamin Franklin Peale (1795-1870), called Franklin, was his father's assistant at the museum and managed it after Charles Peale's death. Franklin Peale was also an employee of the Philadelphia Mint from 1833 to 1854.

Rubens Peale (1784-1865) opened the New York Museum of Natural History and Science in 1825. Following the economic Panic of 1837, Rubens became a gentleman farmer in the Pennsylvania countryside. He returned to Philadelphia in 1864 and began painting still lifes.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds the Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932 and the Rubens Peale diaries, 1855-1865. Also found at the Archives of American Art are the microfilmed Charles Willson Peale diaries and exhibition announcement, 1765-1826; microfilmed printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862; microfilmed Titian Ramsay Peale Collection, 1771-1876; microfilmed selected papers from the Peale-Sellers collection, [circa 1767-1904]; and microfilmed Augusta Barker papers, 1875-1887.

The American Philosophical Society holds the Rembrandt Peale papers, 1808-1833 and the Peale family papers, 1705-1898. New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts Division holds the Rembrandt Peale letters, 1835-1857.
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.
Occupation:
Painters -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.pealpeal
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9235c473d-4f7e-4858-b85b-3dbfc00b6470
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pealpeal

George Ord letters to Charles Waterton, 1833-1850

Creator:
Ord, George, 1781-1866  Search this
Ord, George, 1781-1866  Search this
Subject:
Audubon, John James  Search this
Waterton, Charles  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10948
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214726
AAA_collcode_ordgeorg
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214726

American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States illustrated with plates, engraved and colored from original drawings from nature by Alexander Wilson and Charles Lucian Bonaparte ; with a sketch of the life of Wilson, by George Ord, and a classification of the genera and species of American birds, by Spencer F. Baird

Title:
Wilson and Bonaparte
American ornithology
Natural history of the birds of the United States
Author:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813,  Search this
Former owner:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 DSI  Search this
Ralph, George Frederick 1853-,- DSI  Search this
Author:
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887 Catalogue of North American birds  Search this
Bonaparte, Charles Lucian 1803-1857 American ornithology  Search this
Ord, George 1781-1866  Search this
Engraver:
Lawson, Alexander 1773-1846  Search this
Stereotyper:
Mears & Dusenbery  Search this
Binder:
Pawson & Nicholson DSI  Search this
Publisher:
Porter & Coates  Search this
Printer:
Sherman & Co. (Philadelphia, Pa.),.)  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes illustrations 27 cm + 2 atlas volumes (76, 27 leaves of plates : all color illustrations ; 46 cm)
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1871
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL681 .W74 1871
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_277541

American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States : illustrated with plates engraved and coloured from original drawings taken from nature / by Alexander Wilson ; with a sketch of the author's life by George Ord ; in three volumes

Title:
American ornithology
Natural history of the birds of the United States
Author:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813  Search this
Ord, George 1781-1866  Search this
Engraver:
Lawson, Alexander 1773-1846  Search this
Former owner:
Tucker, Marcia Brady DSI  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 atlas ([2] p., 76 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 39 cm.)
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
North America
Date:
1828
1829
1828-1829
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Birds--Pictorial works  Search this
Call number:
QL681 .W74 1828
QL681.W74 1828
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_103898

American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States : illustrated with plates engraved and colored from original drawings taken from nature / by Alexander Wilson

Title:
American ornithology
Natural history of the birds of the United States
Author:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813  Search this
Ord, George 1781-1866  Search this
Engraver:
Lawson, Alexander 1773-1846  Search this
Warnicke, John G. -1818  Search this
Murray, George -1822  Search this
Tanner, Benjamin 1775-1848  Search this
Annotator:
Richmond, Charles Wallace 1868-1932 DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Kemble, W. DSI  Search this
Physical description:
9 volumes illustrations, 76 color plates 36 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1808
1814
1808-1814
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL681 .W74 1808
QL681.W74
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_120800

American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States / by Alexander Wilson and Charles Lucian Bonaparte ; edited by Robert Jameson ; in four volumes

Title:
American ornithology
Natural history of the birds of the United States
Author:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813  Search this
Bonaparte, Charles Lucian 1803-1857  Search this
Jameson, Robert 1774-1854  Search this
Ord, George 1781-1866  Search this
Hetherington, W. M (William Maxwell) 1803-1865  Search this
Former owner:
Robertson, David H. DSI  Search this
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978 DSI  Search this
Tucker, Marcia Brady DSI  Search this
Dwight, Jonathan 1858-1929 DSI  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813  Search this
Physical description:
4 v., [5] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 17 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
North America
United States
Date:
1831
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL681 .W74 1831
QL681.W74 1831
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_371810

American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States. By Alexander Wilson; with a continuation by Charles Lucian Bonaparte, prince of Musignano. The illustrative notes, and life of Wilson, by Sir William Jardine, Bart. F.R.S.E. F.L.S. ... In three volumes

Title:
Wilson's American ornithology DSI
Wilson and Bonaparte's American ornithology DSI
Author:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813  Search this
Illustrator:
Gordon, John Watson- Sir 1788-1864  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay 1799-1885  Search this
Rider, A.  Search this
Author:
Bonaparte, Charles Lucian 1803-1857  Search this
Jardine, William 1800-1874  Search this
Ord, George 1781-1866  Search this
Engraver:
Lizars, W. H (William Home) 1788-1859  Search this
Former owner:
Chanler, Robert Winthrop 1872-1930 DSI  Search this
Tucker, Marcia Brady DSI  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes, 98 leaves of plates in various foliations. frontispiece (engraved portrait) color illustrations. 23 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
United States
Date:
1832
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL681 .W74 1832
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_443066

The complete writings of Thomas Say on the entomology of North America. Ed, by John L. Le Conte, M. D. With a memoir of the author, by George Ord

Author:
Say, Thomas 1787-1834  Search this
Le Conte, John Lawrence 1825-1883  Search this
Ord, George 1781-1866  Search this
Physical description:
2 v, 54 (i. e. 55) pl. (54 col.) 23 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
North America
Date:
1859
Topic:
Insects  Search this
Call number:
QL473.A1 S2 1859
QL473.A1S2 1859
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_64094

The complete writings of Thomas Say on the entomology of North America / edited by John L. Le Conte. With a memoir of the author by George Ord

Author:
Say, Thomas 1787-1834  Search this
Le Conte, John Lawrence 1825-1883  Search this
Ord, George 1781-1866  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : 54 col. pl. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
1883
Topic:
Insects  Search this
Entomology  Search this
Call number:
QL473.A1 S2
QL473.A1S2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_449285

American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States : by Alexander Wilson and Charles Lucian Bonaparte. Edited by Robert Jameson ..

Author:
Wilson, Alexander 1766-1813  Search this
Bonaparte, Charles Lucian 1803-1857  Search this
Jameson, Robert 1774-1854  Search this
Ord, George 1781-1866  Search this
Hetherington, W. M (William Maxwell) 1803-1865  Search this
Physical description:
4 v. front. (port.) 15 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
North America
Date:
1831
Topic:
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL681 .W74 1831
QL681.W74 1831
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_316073

A reprint of the North American zoology, by George Ord. Being an exact reproduction of the part originally compiled by Mr. Ord for Johnson & Warner, and first published by them in their 2d Americaned. of Guthrie's geography, in 1815. Taken from Mr. Ord's private, annotated copy. To which is added an appendix on the more important scientific and historic questions involved. By Samuel N. Rhoads

Author:
Ord, George 1781-1866  Search this
Rhoads, Samuel N (Samuel Nicholson) 1862-  Search this
Guthrie, William 1708-1770  Search this
Physical description:
1 p. l., vii-x p., 1 l., 290-361, 90 p. front. (port.) 24 cm
Type:
Classification
Place:
North America
Date:
1894
1815
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Animals  Search this
Mammals  Search this
Birds  Search this
Call number:
QL151.O6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_239006

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