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Charles Henry Hart papers, 1774-1930, bulk 1888-1918

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Series 3: Subject Files , 1774-1922
(Boxes 1-4, 8; 4.0 linear feet)

Subject files contain letters from art historians, art collectors, dealers, and gallery owners, notes and writings, clippings, reproductions of art work, and photographs pertaining to notable subjects of portraits, artists, organizations including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and miscellaneous subjects including miniature paintings and H. W. Elson's book History of the United States. Several files contain letters from descendants of notable people including John Quincy Adams, Asher B. Durand, Benjamin Latrobe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. The file for Gilbert Stuart contains a letter from Kenyon Cox protesting Hart's opinions, and the file for Robert Morris contains a 1775 paper Continental Currency note. The file for John Paul Jones concerns the controversy over the identification of Jones' exhumed body and includes a photograph of his corpse in 1805.
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John Quincy Adams, 1909-1915, undated
1
14
Francis Alexander, 1897
1
15
John James Audubon, 1885-1917, undated
1
16
Sir William Berkeley, 1905, undated
1
17
William Russell Birch, 1892-1914, undated
(3 folders)
1
18-20
Amelia Bloomer, 1909-1910, undated
(2 folders)
1
21-22
W. W. Boyle, 1895
1
23
James Britton, 1913
1
24
John Henri Isaac Browere, 1896-1912, undated
(9 folders)
1
25-33
William H. Brown, undated
(2 folders)
1
34-35
John C. Calhoun, 1896-1897, undated
(3 folders)
1
36-38
Ludovico Caracci, 1888
1
39
Mrs. James Chestnut, 1910
1
40
Henry Clay, 1896-1897, undated
(6 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 8)
1
41-46
James Goodwin Clonney, 1895, undated
1
47
Christopher Columbus, 1892-1898, undated
1
48
John Singleton Copley, 1876-1909, undated
(6 folders)
1
49-54
The Copley Gallery, 1913-1915
1
55
Captain Nathaniel Cunningham and Family, 1898, undated
1
56
Alexander James Dallas, 1887
1
57
Moseley Isaac Danforth, 1890
1
58
John Wood Dodge, 1908
1
59
Sally Ward Downs, 1909
1
60
Sir Francis Drake, 1905
1
61
Asher B. Durand, 1887-1915, undated
1
62
Ralph Earl, 1913-1916, undated
(2 folders)
1
63-64
Jean Pierre Henri Elouis, 1907, undated
1
65
H. W. Elson's History of the United States, 1896-1907, undated
(22 folders)
1
66-87
Federico Faruffini, undated
2
1
George Fox, 1895-1905, undated
2
2
Benjamin Franklin, 1879-1913, undated
(20 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 8)
2
3-22
Ed Frossard, 1890-1898, undated
(2 folders)
2
23-24
Sarah Margaret Fuller, 1909
2
25
The Gordon Family, 1918, undated
2
26
Zilpah Polly Grant (Mrs. William B. Banister), 1909
2
27
Rebecca Gratz, 1909
2
28
John Valentine Haidt, 1900
2
29
Sarah Josepha Hale, 1909
2
30
Alexander Hamilton, 1881-1897
(2 folders)
2
31-32
James Hamilton, 1858-1914, undated
(4 folders)
2
33-36
Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1893-1903, undated
2
37
Benjamin R. Haydon, 1846-1897
2
38
Gustavus Hesselius, 1896-1929, undated
(7 folders)
2
39-45
Joseph Hunt, 1913-1914
2
46
Governor Thomas Hutchinson, undated
2
47
Independence Hall (Albert Rosenthal Scandal), 1917
(2 folders)
2
48-49
Indian Portraits, 1904-1905
2
50
Washington Irving, 1897
2
51
Andrew Jackson, 1885-1898
(6 folders)
2
52-57
Thomas Jefferson, 1896-1899
(2 folders)
2
58-59
John Paul Jones, 1812-1913, undated
(19 folders)
2
60-78
Matthew Jouett, 1896-1902, undated
(10 folders)
2
79-88
Horace Kneeland, 1896
2
89
Marquis de Lafayette, 1896-1897
2
90
John Lambert, 1897-1914
2
91
John Laurens, 1897, undated
2
92
Octavia Walton LeVert, 1909
2
93
Abraham Lincoln, 1899
3
1
George Linen, 1897, undated
3
2
William Lovett, undated
3
3
Mary Lyon, 1909
3
4
Gabriel Edward Manigault, 1888-1897
(3 folders)
3
5-7
John Marshall, 1892-1897, undated
(4 folders)
3
8-11
Miniatures, 1888-1915, undated
(15 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 8)
3
12-26
Robert Morris, 1774-1912, undated
(22 folders)
3
27-48
Napoleon, 1899-1913, undated
(9 folders)
3
49-57
Gilbert Stuart Newton, 1890-1892
3
58
The James Otis Family, 1909
3
59
The Peale Family, 1891-1897
3
60
William Penn, undated
3
61
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1810-1912, undated
(7 folders; Oversized Material Housed in Box 8)
3
62-68
Wendell Phillips, 1912
3
69
Photographers Who Did Work for Hart, 1896-1898, undated
(8 folders)
3
70-77
Pocahontas, undated
3
78
Edgar Allan Poe, 1897, undated
3
79
Charles Peale Polk, 1892, undated
3
80
Mrs. James K. Polk, 1907-1909, undated
3
81
Sara Pryor (Mrs. Roger Pryor), 1910
3
82
John Ramage, 1873-1907, undated
(15 folders)
3
83-97
John Rand, 1898, undated
3
98
John Randolph, 1896-1899, undated
(3 folders)
4
1-3
Edward Savage, 1905-1916, undated
(3 folders)
4
4-6
John Smibert, 1898-1917, undated
(5 folders)
4
7-11
Xanthus Smith, undated
4
12
Gilbert Stuart, 1805-1922, undated
(17 folders)
4
13-29
Major General John Sullivan, 1897
4
30
Robert M. Sully, 1891-1897, undated
4
31
Thomas Sully, 1896-1916, undated
4
32
Ida Tarbell, undated
4
33
William Thornton, undated
4
34
Benjamin Trott, 1893
4
35
John Trumbull, 1884-1906, undated
4
36
John Tyler, 1908
4
37
John Vanderlyn, 1884-1896
(3 folders)
4
38-40
Voltaire, 1907-1908
4
41
George Washington, 1799-1918, undated
(17 folders; Oversized Material is Housed in Box 8)
4
42-58
John Watson, 1899
4
59
Anthony Wayne, 1910
4
60
Daniel Webster, 1896-1900, undated
(8 folders)
4
61-68
Adolph Ulric Wertmuller, 1887-1914, undated
(9 folders)
4
69-77
Benjamin West, 1888-1914, undated
(9 folders)
4
78-86
Lady Diana Whichcote, 1915, undated
4
87
Esther and Thomas White, undated
4
88
John Baptist Wittkamp, 1891, undated
4
89
Henry Wolf, 1915-1916, undated
(3 folders)
4
90-92
George B. Wood, 1891
4
93
Robert Wylie, 1884
4
94
Four Oversized Galley Sheets about Henry Clay, undated,
(from Box 1, Folder 46)
8
1
An Oversized Pencil Sketch about Benjamin Franklin, undated,
(from Box 2, Folder 9)
8
1
Two Oversized Clippings about Miniatures, 1897,
(from Box 3, Folder 22)
8
1
An Oversized Announcement of an Art Survey by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1899,
(from Box 3, Folder 67)
8
1
Oversized Letter about a Portrait of George Washington, 1899,
(from Box 4, Folder 47)
8
2
Oversized Reproductions and Photographs of Portraits of George Washington, undated,
(from Box 4, Folder 52)
8
2

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