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Selected papers from the Christian Gobrecht Collection, 1794-1902

Gobrecht, Christian F., 1785-1844



Collection Information

Size: Partial microfilm reel.

Summary: Included are papers relating to a controversy over the invention of a machine for medal ruling; a 5 p. biographical sketch of Gobrecht and a list of his engravings compiled by Charles Gobrecht Darrah, 1902; and Gobrect's childhood sketchbooks, 1794, with some observations on mixing colors, engraving, and copying. Also included are the deed of trust to the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, May 7, 1884 and two letters relating to the deed; the deed of trust to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Feb. 24, 1880, and related letters including those concerning the Temple Trust Fund; and articles of agreement between Joseph E. Temple and the Reynold's Monument Association and sculptor John Rogers, Feb. 14, 1882.

Biographical/Historical Note

Engraver in the U.S. Mint; Philadelphia, Pa.


Microfilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in: Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Christian Gobrecht Collection.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel P24 (fr. 262-411) available for use at Archives of American Art offices 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.

How to Cite This Collection

Selected papers from the Christian Gobrecht Collection, 1794-1902. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.