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Letter from James C. Copper to Mary Jane Peale, 1854 April 28

Peale, Mary Jane, 1827-1902



Collection Information

Size: 3 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Letter concerning Copper's gift to Peale of Rembrandt Peale's painting "Rubens Peale with a Geranium," which had been presented to Copper when it was painted. The letter has been annotated by Mary Jane Peale and is accompanied by the Charles Willson Peale Papers' transcript.

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Jane Peale (1827-1902) was a painter from Philadelphia, Pa. Daughter of Rubens Peale, who was Rembrandt Peale's brother.


The letter was originally owned by Dr. Colton, a Peale descendant. Dorothy A. House, Librarian of the Museum of Northern Arizona, sent the letter to Dr. Lillian Miller, Editor of the Charles Willson Peale Papers at the National Portrait Gallery, who transferred it to the Archives of American Art.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4283 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Letter from James C. Copper to Mary Jane Peale, 1854 April 28. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.