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Augusta Barker papers, 1875-1887

Barker, Augusta, 1803-1887


Collection Information

Size: 3 items (on 2 fr. of microfilm)

Summary: Letter from Augusta Barker, to Mr. Cope, June 28, 1875, about an original portrait of George Washington painted by her father, Rembrandt Peale, postscript added by Emily C. Jacobs, purchaser of the painting; biography of Augusta Barker; and "In Memoriam", a typescript of Barker's obituary, July 8, 1887 (?), Northampton, Mass.

Biographical/Historical Note

Augusta Barker was the daughter of Rembrandt Peale.


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

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Society Collection.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel P24 (fr. 4-5) 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

Augusta Barker papers, 1875-1887. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.