Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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Peale's Museum was established by Charles Willson Peale in 1784. It was public rather than private in character and was governed initially by a Society of Visitors. The museum was moved to the Hall of the American Philosophical Society in 1794 and in 1802 by act of the Pennsylvania Assembly it ws granted the free use of the State House (Independence Hall) recently vacated by the legislature. It was subsequently incorporated as the Philadelphia Museum Company under the direction of a board of trustees. The museum met with financial difficulties in th 1830s, and the collections were sold in parts, the portraits being the last to be sold in 1854.

From the description of Minutes ; accounts, 1820-1845. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122578805

From the guide to the Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.) minutes; accounts, 1820-1845, 1820-1845, (American Philosophical Society)

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referencedIn Brouda, Howard Spencer. Charles Willson Peale and the mastodon, 1969. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Peale family papers, 1803-1854, 1803-1854 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Peale family papers, [ca. 1750-1940], Circa 1750-1940 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Charles Willson Peale and the Mastodon, 1969, 1969 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Kobbé, Frederick William. Frederick W. Kobbe and Helen Jay De Bois genealogical research papers, [ca. 1800-1945] New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Charles Willson Peale lectures, [n.d.], n.d. American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.) minutes; accounts, 1820-1845, 1820-1845 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827. Lectures, [n.d.]. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.). Minutes ; accounts, 1820-1845. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Frederick W. Kobbé and Helen Jay De Bois genealogical research papers, 1817-1944 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1835. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn George Ord Collection, 1831-1864 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Trist, Nicholas Philip, 1800-1874. Letters by and about Thomas Jefferson Randolph [manuscript], 1808-1827. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Kane, John K. (John Kintzing), 1795-1858. Papers, [ca. 1800]-1892. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn A.(Anthony) Fothergill letterbook, 1789-1813 (bulk), 1789-1813 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827. Lectures, [1803-1823]. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Peale, Mary Jane, 1827-1902,. Peale family papers, [ca. 1750-1940]. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Titian Ramsay Peale correspondence, 1820-1868, 1820-1868 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Rubens Peale letterbooks, 1802-1814, 1824, Bulk, 1802-1814, 1802-1824 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Kane family. Miscellany, 1793-1857. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Peale Family. Papers, 1803-1854. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889. James Reid Lambdin collection, 1831-1896. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rubens Peale correspondence, 1822-1849, 1822-1849 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Mills, Robert, 1781-1855. William E. and Mary M. Murphy collection of Robert Mills journals and papers, 1787-1880 (bulk [ca. 1802-ca. 1845]). Maryland State Archives
referencedIn Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865. Correspondence, 1822-1849. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Joanna Smith, 1815-1876. Papers, 1828-1876. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827. Selected papers from the Peale-Sellers collection, [ca. 1767-1904]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Peale family. Papers, 1705-1898. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865. Memorandum's [sic] of Rubens Peale and the events of his life &c, [ca. 1856]. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Charles Willson Peale account book, 1785-1795, 1785-1795 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Ricord, Alexandre, 1767-1827. Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1820. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885. Correspondence, 1820-1868. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Kobbe, Frederick William. Frederick W. Kobbe and Helen Jay De Bois genealogical research papers, [ca. 1800-1945] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Nathan Dunn's Chinese Museum, 1986 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Peale-Sellers family collection, 1686-1963 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Peale-Sellers families. Correspondence, 1686-1963. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Stephen Girard papers, 1793-1857., 1793-1857 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885. Correspondence of Titian Ramsay Peale, 1821-1876 (bulk 1830-1835 and 1849-1873). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn The collected papers of Charles Willson Peale and his family, 1735-1885 (inclusive), [microform]., 1735-1885 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Kane Family Papers, 1745-1955 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Charles Willson Peale letterbooks, 1767-1827, 1767-1827 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Charles Willson Peale lectures, [1803-1823], Circa 1803-1823 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827. Letterbooks, 1767-1827. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Fothergill, A. (Anthony), 1732?-1813. Letterbook, 1789-1813 (bulk). American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865. Letterbooks, 1802-1814, 1824. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815. Miscellaneous papers, 1788-1815. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Harvard University. Museum of Comparative Zoology. Records, 1859-1984 (inclusive), 1859-1946 (bulk). Harvard University, Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology
referencedIn Ord, George, 1781-1866. Letters, 1832-1864, to Charles Waterton. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIj, 1898-1988 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Peale family. Selected Peale family papers, 1803-1854. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Memorandum's [sic] of Rubens Peale and the events of his life &c, [ca. 1856], Circa 1856 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827. Account book, 1785-1795. American Philosophical Society Library
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associatedWith Roach, Hannah Benner. person
associatedWith Sellers, Coleman, 1827-1907. person
associatedWith Sellers, Coleman, b. 1827 person
associatedWith Sellers, George Escol, 1808-1899. person
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