Minutes ; accounts, 1820-1845.


Minutes ; accounts, 1820-1845.

This collection includes minutes, 1821-1836 (2 v.), recording actions of the trustees of Peale's Museum (John Bacon, Pierce Butler, Reuben Haines, Joseph Parker Norris, Robert Patterson, Robert Maskell Patterson, Coleman Sellers, George Escol Sellers, and others), including exhibits, purchases of specimens, appointment of personnel, financial statements, etc. There is also an account book, 1820-1824 (1 v.), being a record of daily income of the museum, and stock books, 1827-1836, 1841 (2 v.), consisting of stubs of certificates of stock sold to subscribers to the museum, with a quantity of unused certificates. There are also photocopied transcriptions of minutes housed in the Smithsonian Institution Archives (1821-1827) and in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (1841-1845). Not copied are Rough Minutes, 1828-1835 (at the APS), and Rough Minutes, 1841-1845 (at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania).

5 v. ; 295 p.

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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...

Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822

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Pierce Butler (July 11, 1744 – February 15, 1822) was an Irish-American South Carolina rice planter, slaveholder, politician, an officer in the Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as a state legislator, a member of the Congress of the Confederation, a delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention where he signed the United States Constitution, and was a member of the United States Senate. Born in County Carlow, Ireland, Butler pursued preparator...

Patterson, Robert, 1743-1824

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T. P. Bennett, transcriber of these notes, received his A.B. from U. Pennsylvania in 1811 and A.M. in 1816. Robert Patterson was prof. of math. and nat. philosophy at U. Pennsylvania, 1779-1813. From the description of Compends of Spheric Geometry and Trigonometry, 1811(?). (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 122527908 Robert Maskell Patterson (1787-1854, APS 1809) was a professor of chemistry and natural philosophy at the University of Pen...

Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865

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Still life and animal painter, museum administrator. Son of Charles Willson Peale. From the description of Rubens Peale diaries, 1855-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83213749 Rubens Peale managed his father Charles Willson Peale's museum in Philadelphia from 1810 to 1822 and later directed museums in Baltimore, New York City, and Utica. In 1840, he settled on a farm in Pottsvile, where he farmed and sketched. From the description of Sketchbook, 1864. (Unknow...

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854

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Robert Maskell Patterson was a professor of natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the U.S. Mint. His father, Robert Patterson, was a revolutionary soldier and mathematician. He taught mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, 1779-1814, and was the director of the U.S. Mint, 1805-1824. From the description of Papers, 1775-1853. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122616093 Robert Maskell Patterson was a professor ...

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...

Norris, Joseph P. (Joseph Parker), -1863

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Sellers, George Escol

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A descendant of Charles Willson Peale and the paper-maker Nathan Sellers, George Escol Sellers (1808-1899) was a mechanic and inventor who spent much of his life in the paper-making trade. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he also lived in Upper Darby Township, Pa., Cincinnati, southern Illinois, and Chattanooga. From the guide to the George Escol Sellers papers, 1829-1898, 1829-1898, (American Philosophical Society) ...

Haines, Reuben, ca. 1786-1831.

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Sellers, Coleman, 1827-

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Coleman Sellers was an engineer and inventor. From the description of Letterbooks ; letters, 1863-1899. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122644639 ...

Bacon, John, 1738-1820

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