Charles Willson Peale letterbooks, 1767-1827 1767-1827

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Charles Willson Peale letterbooks, 1767-1827, 1767-1827

Charles Willson Peale letterbooks, 1767-1827 1767-1827

This collection contains copies of outgoing business and personal correspondence on a wide variety of topics with a great many persons. Subjects include events in Philadelphia, his museum and its exhibits, Peale's hopes for the museum's acquisition by the city or state, the exhumation and exhibition of the mastodon, construction and promotion of the polygraph, agricultural concerns (including the operation of his farm Belfield), natural history, and false teeth.

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Robinson, Angelica Kaufmann Peale, 1775-1853.

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Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792

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Charleston, S.C. merchant, plantation owner, and politician. In June 1775 Laurens became president of the first Provincial Congress. From the description of Correspondence, 1775. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 37521798 American politician. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Charleston, S. C., to an unidentified recipient, 1762 Sept. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871270 Henry Laurens was a merchant; he w...

Sully, Thomas, 1783-1872

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Artist Thomas Sully was born in London, although his actor parents soon emigrated to the United States. A trip back to England to study painting expanded his horizons, and upon his return to the United States he developed a reputation as a first rate painter. He specialized in portraits, especially portraits of women, and painted full-length portraits of many public and private figures. He is perhaps most closely associated with his portrait of Queen Victoria and for his painting, Washington cro...

Vaughan, John, 1756-1841

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John Vaughan was a merchant and was librarian and secretary of the American Philosophical Society. From the description of Papers, 1768-1922 (inclusive). (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122584193 John Vaughan (1756–1841, APS 1784) was a wine merchant, philanthropist, and long-time treasurer and librarian of the American Philosophical Society. A native of England, Vaughan moved to Philadelphia in 1782. He soon was one of the most res...

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808

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Pennsylvania lawyer, Continental Congressman. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, 1779 Sept. 18. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122442835 Dickinson asks Booth to help him replace omissions in his set of The Delaware law prior to the revolution. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to James Booth, 1784 July 10. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122525016 Pennsylvania ...

Hillegas, Michael, 1729-1804

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Michael Hillegas (1729-1804) was a merchant, sugar refiner, and iron magnate who used his wealth to assist the American revolutionary cause. He was involved in the young government's affairs as a member of the Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania, treasurer of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety, and the first treasurer of the new United States of America. He married Henriette Boude (1731-1792) and with her had ten children. From the description of Michael Hillegas papers, 1757-1782,...

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was an American statesman and third president of the United States. From the description of Thomas Jefferson letter, 1809. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367818629 Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States, born in Goochland (now Albemarle County), Virginia. He was a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses from 1769 to 1775, and with R. H. Lee and Patrick Henry initiated the inter-colonial committee of correspond...

Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885

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Titian Ramsay Peale was a naturalist, explorer, and artist. From the description of Sketches, 1817-1875, [n.d.]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122624313 From the description of Correspondence, 1820-1868. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122523569 From the guide to the Titian Ramsay Peale correspondence, 1820-1868, 1820-1868, (American Philosophical Society) Painter and naturalist. From...

Duane, William, 1760-1835

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Philadelphia journalist. From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Alexander James Dallas, 1802 Feb. 2. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122591699 From the description of ALS : Washington, D.C., to Alexander James Dallas, 1802 Feb. 10. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122365132 Journalist. From the description of Letters and article of William Duane, 1800-1832. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71009542 ...

Hosack, David, 1769-1835

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Physician, botanist and minerologist of New York. From the description of Papers, 1801-1827, New York, New York. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35092174 David Hosack was a New York physician and horticulturist; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1810. From the guide to the David Hosack letters and papers, 1795-1835, 1795-1835, (American Philosophical Society) David Hosack was a New York physician and horticulturist, and was e...

Hawkins, John, 1719-1789

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English music historian, antiquarian, and attorney. From the description of Letter signed, with an autograph postscript, dated : [n.p., London?] Feb. 16 1782, to Mr. [John] Langshaw, organist in Lancaster, 1782 Feb. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270665512 Epithet: writer on music history British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000411.0x00009b ...

Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870

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Benjamin Franklin Peale was a son of Charles Willson Peale, and a naturalist, paleontologist, and traveler. He was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1833. From the description of Songs, 1822-1823, for guitar and piano. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122440418 From the guide to the Songs, 1822-1823, for guitar and piano, 1822-1823, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Pennsylvania academy of the fine arts

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Art school; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From the description of Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts exhibition catalog, 1921 and 1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122553237 The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is an art academy and museum, founded in 1805 in Philadelphia, Pa. Exhibitions and classes began in 1811. Notable academy instructors and students have included Thomas Eakins, Cecilia Beaux, William Merritt Chase, Violet Oakley, Henry O. Tanner, Rembra...

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820

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José Francisco Correia da Serra was a Portuguese scholar, naturalist and diplomat. From the guide to the José Francisco Correia da Serra letters, 1810-1823, 1810-1823, (American Philosophical Society) English naturalist From the guide to the Sir Joseph Banks letters, 1802, 1803, 1804, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.) Scientist and explorer. President of the Royal Society. From the description of Letters and pa...

De Peyster, John, 1765-ca. 1849.

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Bordley, J. B. (John Beale), 1727-1804

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Ellicott, Andrew, 1754-1820

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Andrew Ellicott was a surveyor and mathematician; he was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1785. From the guide to the Astronomical journal, 1797-1801, 1797-1801, (American Philosophical Society) Ellicott (1754-1820) was a surveyor and matematician. He explored the Mississippi River Valley and the southern boundaries of the United States. The Clarke Historical Library has two books by Ellicott and microfilm of his papers which are housed in other institutions....

Barlow, Joel, 1754-1812

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Poet, author, statesman, army chaplain, merchant, publisher, and lawyer. From the description of Joel Barlow collection, 1787-1887. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70953035 Barlow was an American poet and statesman. He served as American consul in Algiers and as Minister to France (1811-1812). From the description of Papers, 1775-1935. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122419312 From the description of Papers, 1775-193...

Hopkinson, Joseph, 1770-1842

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Randolph, Thomas Jefferson, 1792-1875

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Peale, Rembrandt, 1778?-1860

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Rembrandt and Harriet Peale (née Cany) were painters; Philadelphia, Pa. From the description of Rembrandt and Harriet Peale papers, 1824-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81263030 From the description of Printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862 [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80271418 Peale, from a family of artists, was a portrait, miniature and historical painter. From the description of Notes of the Painting Room. (Winte...

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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Benjamin Franklin (b. January 17, 1706, Boston, MA-d. April 17, 1790, Philadelphia, PA) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is known for the ligh...

Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844

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Du Ponceau was a Philadelphia lawyer who arrived in Portsmouth, N.H., from France in 1777, achieved early prominence as an aide to von Steuben, and as secretary to Robert Livingston, Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Congress in 1781. Du Ponceau was admitted to the Philadelphia Bar in 1785 where his familiarity with both American and European law brought him an important practice. His intellectual interests included both history and linguistics and he published extensively in both fields. He ...

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 tru...

Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815

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Civil engineer, artist, and inventor. From the description of Letter : New York, to Edward P. Livingston, Clermont, [N.Y.], 1814 February 11. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50631960 Inventor, engineer, and artist. From the description of Papers, 1812-1815. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50799372 Inventor. From the description of Robert Fulton papers, 1809-1838. (Columbia University In the City of New York). World...

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827

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Philadelphia painter and naturalist. From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to David Porter, 1823 Nov. 30. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165786 Charles Willson Peale was an artist and naturalist. From the description of Sketchbook, 1801. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465905 From the description of Portrait list, [ca. 1772]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122439811 From the descrip...

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

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Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...

McKean, Thomas, 1734-1817

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At this time, Thomas McKean was the chief justice of Pennsylvania. Matthew Irwin was the Philadelphia Master of Rolls and Recorder of Deeds. From the description of Letter to Matthew Irwin, 1785 June 29. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866469 Governor and delegate of the Continental Congress of Pennsylvania. From the description of Thomas McKean correspondence, 1779. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980914 Pennsylvania govern...

Ramsay, David, 1749-1815

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David Ramsay was born April 2, 1749 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a friend and student of the physician Benjamin Rush. After practicing medicine in Maryland for one year, he moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he immersed himself in local politics and society. He served as a member of the Charleston Council of Safety, member of the South Carolina legislature and Privy Council, Continental Congress, and United States Congre...

Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire, Isidore, 1805-1861

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French naturalist. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Paris, to an unidentified lady, 1844 Oct. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269579006 French zoologist; defined a system of "parallel" evolution and followed the Lamarckian tradition of classification. From the description of Histoire naturelle generale des regnes organiques, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122332787 Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire was a French zoologist and an...

Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820

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British-born American architect best known for his design of the United States Capitol and other public buildings in the United States. -- Joseph Donath was a Philadelphia merchant who is best remembered for supplying glass to Thomas Jefferson. From the description of [Letter] 1805 Sep. 19, Ironhill, Del. [to] Jos. Donath & Co. / B. Henry Latrobe. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 245178736 British-born architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe, most famous for designing the ...

Washington, George, 1732-1799

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George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1732, Westmoreland County, Va.-d. Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, VA) was the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. Washington came from a family of farmers and landowners. He had little education but showed an aptitude for mathematics. He used this talent to become a surveyor. At 15, Washington took a job as assistant surveyor on a team sent to map the Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. In his early 20s, Washington joined the Virgin...