Selected art related documents from the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1785-1883

Library Company of Philadelphia

Collection size: 3 partial microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: Miscellaneous art related letters, pamphlets and catalogs selected from the Library Company of Philadelphia's manuscript collections. Included are a group of letters to Albert Newsam, treasurer of the Gallaudet Monument Association, regarding the monument to Rev. Thomas Gallaudet. Miscellaneous artists' letters include: Charles Willson Peale, Franklin Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Titian Peale, William Kneass, Alexander Anderson, John Neagle, Joseph O. Pyatt, John Sartain, P.S. Duval, William Rush, Benjamin West, Emanuel Leutze, Hiram Powers, Calvert Vaux, Thomas Sully, Joshua Shaw, and others. Miscellaneous printed material includes pamphlets on works by Hiram Powers, 1847 and 1848, Charles Steinhauser, 1848, Peter F. Rothermel, 1852, G.P.A. Healy, 1832?, and Margareeta Hinchman; auction catalogs for "The Meade Gallery," Mar. 15, 1853, the collection of Solomon W. Roberts, Apr. 26-27, 1883, the collection of Joseph Bonaparte, Count de Survilliers, Sept. 17-18, 1845, and Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte, June 25, 1847; catalogs for the Albany Gallery of the Fine Arts' Third exhibition, 1848, and the Library Company's portrait collection; and "Modern Art Education" by Joseph Langl, 1875.

Lent for microfilming 1955 by the Library Company of Philadelphia.

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  • Microfilm reel P6 (fr.1174-1443); P7 (fr. 1-127); and P9 (751-964) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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