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Rubens Peale diaries, 1855-1865

Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865

Painter, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 4 Volumes, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: A daily journal covering the last ten years of Ruben Peale's life. Much of it concerns farm and family activities, but there are also many references to his still-life painting. Entries from April 1865 describe the news of Abraham Lincoln's assassination and funeral procession.

Biographical/Historical Note

Still life and animal painter, museum administrator. Son of Charles Willson Peale.


Donated 1959 by Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence A. Fleischman.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D10 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

Rubens Peale diaries, 1855-1865. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.