Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935.

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935.

Selected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935.

Letters, mainly from artists, and documents selected from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's miscellaneous manuscript collection (Society Collection). Letters are to various people; 46 of them are to Townsend Ward and a few are to John A. McAllister, photographer. Many of the letters refer to paintings, portraits, commissions, and awards. Writers of letters include: Edwin Austin Abbey, Mary Gertrude Abbey, F.W. Bayley, Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Joseph Ceracchi, John Gadsby Chapman, John Cheney, James Claypool, James Cox, F.O.C. Darley, Joseph Delaplaine, Humphrey Donnehue, William Dunlap, Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, S. Eliot, Charles Fevret De Saint-Memin, Charles Dana Gibson, Harold Edgar Gillingham, Horatio Greenough, George Harding, Levi Hollingsworth, William Morris Hunt, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Horatio Gates Jones, James Reid Lambdin, Will Hicok Low, Edward Dalton Marchant, William Henry Moody, John Neagle, Albert Newsam, Bass Otis, Thomas Paine, Charles Willson Peale, Franklin Peale, James Peale, Jr., Mary Jane Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale, Joseph Pennell, Clement Penrose, Robert Piggot, Thomas Buchanan Read, William Trost Richards, Thomas Prichard Rossiter, Peter Frederick Rothermel, William Rush, John Sartain, Stephen Alonzo Schooff (to Townsend Ward), Russell Smith, Charles H. Stephens, Thomas Sully, Philip Syng, John Vanderlyn, N.P. Willis, Alexander Wilson and Patience Wright. Among the recipients of letters are Archibald Alexander, David S. Brown, William Belcher, Col. Brodhead, B. Burrell, Carey & Hart, Edward L. Carey, Henry C. Carey, Miss Clarke, Mr. Curren, Joseph Delaplaine, John Dickinson, Dr. Dickson, William Dillwyn, William Duane, James B. Elliott, Mrs. Langdon Elwyn, Mantle Fielding, John W. Francis, Charles P. Hayes, David Hosack, Mr. Howell, Major William Jackson, Horatio Gates Jones, John W. Jordan, H.H. Kjmball, C.G. Leland, Joseph Leidy, J.B. Lippincott, George Livermore, James Madison, J. Hill Martin, John McAllister, James McMurtrie, James Monaghan, J. Murray, Albert Cook Myers, Rebecca and Isabella Nathans, John Neagle, C.S. Ogden, John Paca, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, David Rittenhouse, Albert Rosenthal, John Sartain, Jacob Schreiner, James Shrigley, James Ross Snowden, W.D. Snyder, Dr. Sommerville, J.C. Stanbridge, F.D. Stone, Henry Troth, Mr. Vaux, Townsend Ward, William Hill Wells, G.M. Wharton, Thomas Wharton, Henry J. Williams, and Samuel B. Wylie. Other items include a sonnet of S.T. Coleridge by Washington Allston; business card of Pennel Beale; catalog of medals and coins of silver in the possession of Hon. John Smith compiled by Du Simitière, 1772; printed address by Mrs. John C. Montgomery soliciting donations for the repair of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, destroyed by fire, 1845; William Morris Hunt's admission ticket to Peale's Museum, 1836, stating his height and weight; description of objects on display at the Peale Museum, 1820; a photograph and business card of Benjamin Randolph; invitations and notes to Gilbert Stuart; typescript by Frank H. Taylor on lithography, 1923; subscription book for engravings of paintings by John Trumbull; and a page from John Archibald Woodside's daybook, 1802-1803.

ca. 150 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels)

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E. A. Abbey was a painter. Born in Philadelphia, he was self-taught and initially employed in a wood engraver's shop. In 1872, Abbey began working as an illustrator for Harper's. He also painted murals, including those for the Boston Public Library and Pennsylvania Capitol. From the description of Letter, 1874 November 26 : to L. Prang. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 84665753 Abbey was an American artist and illustrator who moved to England in 1878 and remained th...

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Thomas Buchanan Read, American poet. From the description of Material relating to Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's ride," 1860-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81915003 From the description of Material relating to Thomas Buchanan Read's poem "Sheridan's ride," 1860-1898. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702164946 American poet, painter, and sculptor. From the description of Sheridan's ride : autograph manuscript copy of the poem signed, [1865 or...

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Philadelphia-born naturalist. Leidy studied medicine and anatomy and received the degree of M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania in 1844. He died in 1891 recognized as the foremost American anatomist of his time. Among many interests, parasitology had been a favorite study of Leidy. From the description of Joseph Leidy journal: Researches on rhizopods, 1875-1877. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 214283687 ...

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...

Moody, William H. (William Henry), 1853-1917

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U.S. Supreme Court justice, attorney general, secretary of the navy, and representative from Massachusetts. From the description of William H. Moody papers, 1879-1916. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981907 William Moody was a Confederate soldier in the 1st Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters. From the description of William Moody papers, 1861-1864 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 38525508 ...

Donnehue, Humphrey.

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Ceracchi, Giuseppe, 1751-1801

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Nathans, Rebecca.

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Syng, Philip, 1703-1789

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Delaplaine, Joseph, 1777-1824

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Philadelphia bookseller and publisher. From the description of Correspondence, 1813-1824. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82415715 Delaplaine (1777-1824) compiled Delaplaine's Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished American Characters (1815-1818). Ezra C. Gross was a Congressman, ca. 1820; Elizabeth, New York. From the description of Joseph Delaplaine letter : Philadelphia, [P.A.], to Ezra C. Gross, 1819 Dec. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 1223...

Eliot, S.

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Williams, Henry, 1828-1893

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Wharton, Geo. M. (George Mifflin), 1808-1870

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George Wharton was a Philadelphia attorney and counselor. From the description of Legal records, 1826-1866. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122465432 ...

Brodhead, Col.

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Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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The Historical Society of Pennsylvania was established in 1824 by seven young Philadelphians who were inspired by the patriotic celebrations and renewed civic pride brought on by the Marquis d Lafayette's visit to the United States. The aim of their fledgling organization was to collect and preserve evidence related to history of the commonwealth, to encourage scholarly research, and to stimulate public interest in American history. This mission remains central to the wo...

Myers, Albert Cook, 1874-1960

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Albert Cook Myers (1874-1960) was a Pennsylvania historian, who dedicated his life’s work to the identification, study and organization of William Penn’s published writings and personal papers. Beginning in 1910, after securing an endorsement from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, he set out to publish: “The Complete Works of William Penn.” All told, Myers devoted fifty years of his life to this project. Though his publication goals were never realized, he assembled a massive ...

Stone, Frederick D. (Frederick Dawson), 1841-1897

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Librarian of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter : Philadelphia, [Pa.], to B.F. De Costa, New York, [N.Y.], 1882 Sept. 2. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 40336788 ...

Kimball, Henry H. (Henry Hastings), 1835-

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Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813

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"Father of American ornithology." From the description of Letter to Daniel H. Miller [manuscript], 1808 December 24. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647841763 From the description of Letter to Daniel H. Miller [manuscirpt], 1809 February 15. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 48823462 Epithet: Secretary, Society for Emancipation of Industry British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc...

Montgomery, John W.

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Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926

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Joseph Pennell was an American artist and educator, primarily known for his etchings and illustrations. Much of his early work consisted of city scenes, published in magazines. He later worked on a variety of projects, often illustrating books in collaboration with his wife, author Elizabeth Robins. After spending time in Europe, notably London, Pennell taught art, and the couple collaborated on a biography of James McNeill Whistler. From the description of Joseph Pennell letter to M...

Allston, Washington, 1779-1843

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Allston was an American artist and author. From the description of Papers, 1815-1842. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122297604 From the guide to the Papers, 1815-1842., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) American artist and poet. From the description of An indenture tripartite..., 1827 May 9. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 550545503 American writer and artist. From the description of L...

Darley, Félix Octavius Carr 1822-1888

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American draftsman and illustrator. From the description of Felix Octavius Carr Darley sketchbooks, [ca. 1840-1860]. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64060713 Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Darley distinguished himself as an illustrator. In 1848, he moved to New York and became successful illustrating the works of Irving and Cooper. After his marriage in 1859, he and his wife moved to Claymont, Delaware. From the description of Mrs. Felix Octavius Car...

Jones, Horatio Gates, 1822-1893

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Lawyer from Pennsylvania, grandson of pastor David Jones, and author of writings on historical and genealogical subjects. His grandfather, David Jones, was a Baptist minister and served with the American forces as military chaplain during the War of 1812 and the American Revolution. From the description of Memoir of the Rev. David Jones A.M. / by his grandson Horatio Gates Jones of Leverington near Philadelphia, Pa. : transcript, 1885. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat...

Taylor, Frank H. (Frank Hamilton), 1846-1927

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Frank H. Taylor, a prominant Philadelphia, Pa. artist, writer and publisher collected works and memorabilia of his Frank Walter Taylor, an internationally known illustrator. From the description of Collection, 1875-1978. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122489953 ...

Otis, Bass, 1784-1861

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Portrait painter and lithographer. From the description of Bass Otis receipt, 1831. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122370511 Bass Otis, a Philadelphia artist, lithographer, and portrait-painter, was born in Bridgewater, Mass. He was apprenticed first to a scythemaker, then to a coach painter in New York about 1808. He later opened a studio in Philadelphia, copied portraits for "Delaplaine's Repository," and sent his work to exhibitions. Otis is credited with making the first...

Harding, George Matthews, 1882-1959

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Wright, Patience Lovell

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Francis, John W. (John Wakefield), 1789-1861

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Physician, New York City. From the description of Reminiscences of Samuel Latham Mitchill : holograph, [1859]. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58761170 New York physician. From the description of Letter, 1853, Dec. 20 : New York City, to Mr. Randall. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 35073168 John Wakefield Francis was a prominent New York physician, medical lecturer, patron of the arts and author, notably of "Old New Yor...

Penrose, Clement B. (Clement Biddle), 1832-1911

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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) ...

Vaux, Mr.

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Murray, J.

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Elwyn, Langdon, Mrs.

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Monaghan, James.

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Richards, William Trost, 1833-1905

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William Trost Richards (1833-1905) was a marine and landscape painter in Newport, R.I. and Germantown, Pa. From the description of William Trost Richards exhibition list and photograph, 1914. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710020348 Marine artist. From the description of Letters : Germantown, Pa., Newport, R.I., to Samuel Sartain, 1865 Sept. 5, 1898 May 29, 1904 Dec. 5, and 1905 Feb. 18. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28489765 From the descript...

Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845

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Edward L. Carey was a partner in several publishing firms, notably Carey & Hart, based in Philadelphia. Among Carey & Hart's publications were maps and gift books. From the description of Edward L. Carey letters to Charles West Thomson, 1839-1841. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53150141 ...

Hollingsworth, Levi, 1739-1824

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Levi Hollingsworth, James Wilson, Dorsey Pentecost, Michael Gratz, Bernard Gratz, and Charles Willing apparently formed a land holding company which held thousands of acres of land in Fayette County, Kentucky, during the late 18th century. From the description of Levi Hollingsworth ... [et al.] indenture, 1785 June 1. (Kentucky Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 39653461 ...

Ogden, C. S.

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Inman, Henry, 1801-1846

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Painter, portrait painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Henry Inman letter to James McMurtrie, 1841 June 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122355152 From the description of Henry Inman letter to James McMurtrie, 1838 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220209493 Henry Inman (1801-1846), son of William and Sarah Inman, was born in Utica, N.Y. After an apprenticeship with the portrait painter, John Wesley Jarvis (1780-1840), he became a painter of portra...

Newsam, Albert, 1809-1864

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Albert Newsam (1809-1864) was a deaf artist who was born in Steubenville, OH, and orphaned at an early age. Through devious means he was taken to Philadelphia where, by good fortune, he was admitted in 1820 to the recently established Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb. Newsam had exhibited great talent as an artist while a young man, and became an apprentice with Philadelphia lithographer Col. Cephas G. Childs (1793-1871) in 1827, after which he became the principal artist with the ...

Lambdin, James Reid, 1807-1889

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James Reid Lambdin was born on May 10, 1807, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was the son of James and Prudence Lambdin and the brother of Samuel H. Lambdin. He moved to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1823 to pursue a career as an artist under the tutelage of Thomas Sully. He returned to Pittsburgh by 1826 and opened the Pittsburgh Museum of Natural History and Gallery of Fine Art, modeled after Charles Willson Peale's museum in Philadelphia. His collection, which included over fifty paintings and 400 fossils, was w...

Bierstadt, Albert, 1830-1902

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Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was a landscape painter from New York, N.Y. From the description of Albert Bierstadt letters, 1880-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233006971 Landscape painter; New York, N.Y. From the description of Albert Bierstadt letters, 1880-1893. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122557002 German-American painter. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Hiram Powers, 1870 Apr. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat ...

Snyder, W. D.

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Rittenhouse, David, 1732-1796

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David Rittenhouse was a maker of clocks and astronomical instruments in Norriton (Norristown) and Philadelphia, Penn. From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1770-1780. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311544 From the description of Tall case brass dial clock, ca. 1765-1775. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311425 From the description of Brass dial wall clock, ca. 1774. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 668311652 ...

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...

Troth, Henry, 1794-1842

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Troth was a Philadelphia, Pa. druggist and a civic and business leader. From the description of Diary, 1813-1815. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122689814 ...

Stanbridge, J. C.

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Du Simitière, Pierre Eugène, approximately 1736-1784

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Artist. From the description of Papers, 1770-1783. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 156975997 Artist and antiquarian. From the description of Papers of Pierre Eugène Du Simitière, 1774-1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71064130 Portrait painter, curator and naturalist; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Geneva, Switzerland. Came to America in 1765 after spending several years in the West Indies collecting natural history spec...

Piggot, Robert, 1795-1887

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Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921

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John Woolf Jordan, an editor of the Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and one of the founders of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution, also had a long association with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. He began his life membership in 1864, was secretary of the Council from 1873 to 1879; corresponding secretary from 1874 to 1880; associate librarian from 1885 to 1903, when he became the librarian, an office he held until his death in 1921. From the...

Livermore, George, 1809-1865

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Boston antiquarian and commission merchant. From the description of George Livermore letters [manuscript], 1852, 1865. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 648019048 ...