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Artists' Fund Society records, 1835-1855

Artists' Fund Society records, 1835-1855

Artists' Fund Society

Collection Information

Size: 2 partial microfilm reels

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).

Provenance

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

Location of Originals

  • Reel P28: Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Association, club and society records. Reel P24: Originals in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Society Collection.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels P24 (fr. 7-10) & P28 (fr. 699-903) available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Artists' Fund Society records, 1835-1855. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.