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Henry Gilpin papers, 1853-1854

Gilpin, Henry D. (Henry Dilworth), 1801-1860

Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 2 partial microfilm reels.

Summary: Letters and journals written during Gilpin's European tour, 1853-1854, describing his tour, visits to museums and art collections, and purchases of art works.

Biographical/Historical Note

President of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.


Lent for microfilming by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1991, as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 4561-4562 available for use at Archives of American Art offices, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 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.

Restrictions on Use

Authorization to publish, quote or reproduce must be obtained from: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.

How to Cite This Collection

Henry Gilpin papers, 1853-1854. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.