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Mary Jane Peale and Peale family selected papers, [ca. 1815]-1897

Mary Jane Peale and Peale family selected papers, [ca. 1815]-1897

Peale, Mary Jane, 1827-1902


Collection Information

Size: 1.0 linear ft. (on 3 microfilm reels)

Summary: Mary Jane Peale's diaries and letters, and papers collected by Peale relating to Rubens Peale, Mrs. Rubens Peale (Eliza Burd Patterson Peale), and the Peale family.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter; Philadelphia, Pa. Daughter of painter Rubens Peale, neice of Rembrandt Peale, and grandaughter of Charles Willson Peale.


Microfilm reels 3900-3901 purchased from American Philosophical Society. Material on reel 3904 microfilmed 1987 by Archives of American Art as part of AAA's Philadelphia Documentation Project. The collection was assembled primarily by Mary Jane Peale, who copied or had copied many family documents. Only original materials were microfilmed.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the American Philosophical Society.

Additional Forms Available

Microfilm reels 3900-3901 and 3904 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Reel 3904 also available at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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

Mary Jane Peale and Peale family selected papers, [ca. 1815]-1897. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.