American Philosophical Society selected records, 1784-1954.

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American Philosophical Society selected records, 1784-1954.

Selected art related letters, committee reports, registrars' 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. Also included are copies of the registrar's cards for portraits and busts owned by APS, arranged alphabetially 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. Sachse, mem. A.P.S."; ca. 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, fr. 372-401).

3 partial microfilm reels.

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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) ...