University of Pennsylvania papers concerning Eadweard Muybridge's studies on animal locomotion, 1886-1901

Muybridge, Eadweard James, b. 1830 d. 1904
Active in San Francisco, Calif.

Collection size: 0.1 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Printed matter (1885-1890), receipts, and certificates (1888-1899) include the prospectus and final publication of ANIMAL LOCOMOTION (1887), the Library of Congress register of copyright, clippings, and insurance certificates. Correspondence (1886-1901) generally relates to the University's effort to sell the equipment after the project's completion and contains 17 letters from Muybridge.

Biographical/Historical Note: Muybridge contracted with the University of Pennsylvania in 1883 to conduct and publish animal locomotion studies.

Microfilmed in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

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