Artists' Fund Society records, 1835-1855

Artists' Fund Society, est. 1835

Collection size: 2 partial microfilm reels

Collection Summary: REEL P24: Manuscript of the Constitution, 1837; memorial to the U.S. Congress that the Revenue Bill should include a tax on every foreign print or picture brought into the United States for protection of American artists, signed by John Neagle, President of the Artists' Fund Society, Aug. 27, 1841; and list of officers and members, October, 1855. REEL P28: Minutebooks, 1835-1843, 302 pages (index on frames 699-703); proof-sheets of the charter and by-laws of the Society, corrected in manuscript and signed by John Sartain; letters of acceptance to honorary membership, 1837-1838 (index on frame 857); miscellaneous autograph letters and notes from artists and others, 1836-1858 (index on frame 879).

Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.

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