Correspondence, 1686-1963.

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Peale-Sellers families. Correspondence, 1686-1963.

Correspondence, 1686-1963.

This collection includes wide-ranging, miscellaneous correspondence, with some other manuscripts, of members of the Peale and Sellers families, on natural history, the Philadelphia Museum, engineering, current events, and family matters. There is a group of letters and papers of Titian Ramsay Peale, including a sketchbook and a large number of loose sketches. There is also a group of letters of Rubens Peale and one of letters of Raphaelle Peale.

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Sellers family.

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Ord, George, 1781-1866

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Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)

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