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Augusta Barker papers, 1875-1887

Barker, Augusta, 1803-1887


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel, 3 items on 2 frames of microfilm

Summary: The microfilmed Augusta Barker papers contain a letter from Augusta Barker to Mr. Cope (1875 June 28) about an original portrait of George Washington painted by her father, Rembrandt Peale, with a postscript added by Emily C. Jacobs, who purchased the painting. Also included are a biography of Augusta Barker; and an "In Memoriam" typescript of Barker's obituary (1887 July 8, Northampton, Massachusetts).

Biographical/Historical Note

Augusta Barker (1803-1887) was one of portraitist Rembrandt Peale's (1778-1860) daughters.


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

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art holds the Rembrandt and Harriet Peale collection, circa 1820-1932. Also found at the Archives of American Art are the microfilmed selected Peale family papers, 1803-1854 and the microfilmed printed material relating to Rembrandt Peale, 1830-1862.
The American Philosophical Society holds the Rembrandt Peale papers, 1705-1898 and the Peale family papers, 1803-1854. New York Public Library Archives and Manuscripts Division holds the Rembrandt Peale letters, 1835-1857.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Society Collection.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm 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.