Peale-Sellers Family Collection, 1686-1963

Mss.B.P31

Date: 1686-1963 | Size: 19 Linear feet, 38 Boxes; 147 Volumes

Abstract

The Peale family is best known as a family of artists; however, family interests and activities were much more wide-ranging. The best known Peale is Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827, APS 1786), who produced more than one thousand paintings, including hundreds of portraits of leading Americans during the colonial and early national periods. Peale was married three times, to Rachel Brewster (1744-1790), Elizabeth de Peyster (1765-1804), and Hannah More (1755-1821). He had eighteen children, eleven of whom reached adulthood. Three of Charles Willson Peale's sons became artists: Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825), Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), and Rubens Peale (1784-1865). A fourth son, Titian Ramsay Peale (1799-1885, APS 1833), was a naturalist (who made drawings on the exploring expeditions he accompanied) and pioneer in photography, and another son, Benjamin Franklin Peale (1795-1870), became a naturalist and paleontologist. Peale's daughter Sophonisba Angusciola was married to Coleman Sellers (1781-1834), an inventor and manufacturer of machinery, including locomotives. Two of their sons, George Escol Sellers (1808-1899) and Coleman Sellers (1827-1907, APS 1872), were inventors and engineers. The latter served as director of the construction of the hydro-electric power development at Niagara Falls. He was married to Cornelia Wells Sellers (1831-1909). One of their grandsons was Charles Coleman Sellers (1903-1980, APS 1979), a librarian and historian and the author of several studies of the Peale family, including a Charles Willson Peale biography.

Background note

The Peale family is best known as a family of artists; however, family interests and activities were much more wide-ranging. The best known Peale is Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827, APS 1786), who produced more than one thousand paintings, including hundreds of portraits of leading Americans during the colonial and early national periods. Peale was married three times, to Rachel Brewster (1744-1790), Elizabeth de Peyster (1765-1804), and Hannah More (1755-1821). He had eighteen children, eleven of whom reached adulthood. Three of Charles Willson Peale's sons became artists: Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825), Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860), and Rubens Peale (1784-1865). A fourth son, Titian Ramsay Peale (1799-1885, APS 1833), was a naturalist (who made drawings on the exploring expeditions he accompanied) and pioneer in photography, and another son, Benjamin Franklin Peale (1795-1870), became a naturalist and paleontologist. Peale's daughter Sophonisba Angusciola was married to Coleman Sellers (1781-1834), an inventor and manufacturer of machinery, including locomotives. Two of their sons, George Escol Sellers (1808-1899) and Coleman Sellers (1827-1907, APS 1872), were inventors and engineers. The latter served as director of the construction of the hydro-electric power development at Niagara Falls. He was married to Cornelia Wells Sellers (1831-1909). One of their grandsons was Charles Coleman Sellers (1903-1980, APS 1979), a librarian and historian and the author of several studies of the Peale family, including a Charles Willson Peale biography.

Charles Willson Peale was born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland, in 1741. His father Charles had been banished from Britain to the colonies for embezzling funds while working as a clerk in the General Post Office at London. By 1740 the elder Charles was employed as a teacher in Annapolis; later that year he married Margaret Triggs. The couple lived in modest circumstances. They had five children. Charles Willson's father died when he was still a boy. At the age of twelve Charles was apprenticed to Nathan Waters, a saddle maker in Annapolis. In 1762, Charles opened his own shop; that same year he married Rachel Brewer. The couple eventually had eleven children, six of whom reached adulthood. They also adopted Peale's orphaned nephew Charles Peale Polk.

Peale struggled to support his family as a saddler. Within a couple of years, he added first upholstery and harness making, and then watch and clock repair to his business. He also tried his hand at painting. In 1763 he began to advertise himself as a sign painter. That year, he also received his first painting instruction. His teacher was the prolific portrait painter John Hesselius, the son of Gustavus Hesselius, America's first portrait painter of note. Peale wrote in his autobiography that he traded one of his best saddles for the opportunity to watch the younger Hesselius paint.

Soon his talent attracted the attention of several members of the local gentry, including Charles Carroll, Governor Horatio Sharpe, Daniel Dulaney, and Benedict Calvert, who decided to provide funds for young Peale to study with Benjamin West in London. Peale stayed in London from 1767 to 1769, during which time he completed two full-length portraits of William Pitt. He also prepared an engraving of the painting for sale in North America. Furthermore, Peale met Benjamin Franklin, who had been acquainted with his father, and he visited the studios of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Francis Cotes, and Allen Ramsey.

For six years after his return to North America, Peale made his home in Annapolis. Here he gave lessons in painting to his brothers St. George (1745-1788) and James (1749-1831). The latter subsequently became a notable miniature painter; two of James' daughters, Anna Claypole (1791-1878) and Sarah Miriam (1800-1885), would become professional painters as well. During this period Charles Willson also traveled throughout the middle colonies to paint the portraits of prominent figures. In 1772 he visited Mt. Vernon to paint the first of what would ultimately be seven life portraits of George Washington. In 1775 Peale moved to Philadelphia in hopes of increased patronage. Demand for his portraits was indeed rising, and he was busy with commissions from several prominent families.

Peale was an ardent supporter of the Revolution, joining the city militia as a private, rosing to the rank of first lieutenant, and participating in the battles of Trenton and Princeton. He painted several officers and also sometimes their wives at various encampments, including portraits of Arthur St. Clair, Benjamin Lincoln, Nathanael Greene, and his well-known full-length painting of Washington at the Battle of Princeton. After the evacuation of Philadelphia by the occupying British, Peale became an active member of the "Furious Whigs." He was also a member of a Committee of Correspondence, the "Constitutional Society," and the General Assembly of Pennsylvania (1779 to 1781). However, in 1787, in part due to fear that his political views and activities would antagonize his patrons, Peale left politics. Between 1788 and 1791 Peale painted numerous portraits or wealthy and prominent Americans primarily in Philadelphia and Maryland, including Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson.

In 1782 Peale began to exhibit his art in a gallery in his home. In the mid-1780s he opened a "Repository for Natural Curiosities," a scientifically organized museum with displays of natural history objects alongside his portraits of notable Americans. He formally retired as a professional artist in 1794, though he continued to paint portraits of family members, friends, and for his museum. He exhibited some of his and his sons' paintings in the Columbianum, an art school and museum he founded that year to support art and artists in Philadelphia. In 1795 Peale's Museum (and his family) moved into the American Philosophical Society's building, Philosophical Hall. He had been elected to membership in 1786, and he served as the Society's curator from 1788 to 1810.

A major, and at the time unique, component of the museum was its collection of natural history specimen that were displayed according to Linnaean taxonomy. (Peale was a great admirer of the Swedish botanist and named his son Charles Linnaeus in his honor.) Peale's first specimen evidently was a paddle fish, a gift from Professor Robert Patterson (1743-1824, APS 1783) of the University of Pennsylvania. The collection soon included an extensive variety of animals and objects, including birds, insects, amphibian animals, fossils, minerals, and stones. With the help of his son Raphaelle, Peale prepared many of the animals in his exhibition himself. In addition, he painted the backgrounds of their "habitat arrangement," a kind of display that he originated. In 1793 he sent Raphaelle to Georgia and South America to collect specimens, and in 1801 he organized an expedition--the first scientific in the new United States--to exhume the bones of a mastodon that had been found in upstate New York. His efforts were supported by his friend President Thomas Jefferson and by the American Philosophical Society. Peale and his son Rembrandt traveled to New York, helped exhume the skeleton, transported it back to Philadelphia, and mounted it in the museum. The skeleton became an immediate sensation. Peale captured the unearthing of the bones in his painting "The Exhumation of the Mastodon" (1806-1808). Peale's Museum was the most successful institution of its kind in the early United States.

Even though Peale and other leading figures, including Thomas Jefferson, believed that his institution fulfilled an important educational function in the early republic, Peale never succeeded in securing public funds toward its support. This meant that he had to rely on private aid and assistance. Nevertheless, in 1802 he was able to convince the Pennsylvania legislature to grant him free use of the old State House in Philadelphia (now known as Independence Hall). He subsequently moved his exhibitions from the APS to the second floor of the state house.

In 1804 Peale's second wife Elizabeth died in childbirth; the infant, her seventh child, also died. The next year he married Hannah Moore. The couple did not have children; instead, Hannah helped raised her husband's offspring from his previous marriages.

In addition to his work with the museum, Peale obtained patents for fireplace improvements and a portable vapor bath. He also avid user of a writing machine, called the polygraph, whose complex of telescoping arms a created a copy of whatever as he wrote. He made models for his friends Jefferson and Benjamin Henry Latrobe; both men used it to duplicate many of their letters. He also published essays on various topics, including the building of bridges (1797), health (1803), and "Domestic Happiness" (1812). In 1805 a group of artists and business leaders, including Peale and the sculptor William Rush, founded the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the first art school in the nation.

In 1810 Peale retired to "Belfield," a farm in Germantown, Pennsylvania. He spent much time on technical experiments and the care and cultivation of his gardens. His sons--Franklin, Titian Ramsay, and Rubens--gradually took over most of the work at the museum, though Peale was never one to keep hands off, and he took a generous stipend from the museum for himself. In 1816 Peale replaced the museum's whale oil lights with gas lights, the first in Philadelphia. Three years later the city ordered the lights removed, due to the fire hazard they posed. In 1821 the state legislature incorporated the Philadelphia Museum Company, composed of Peale's sons Raphael, Rembrandt, and Rubens, his son-in-law Coleman Sellers and Pierce Butler.

In 1822 Peale completed one of his most famous paintings, his "Self Portrait: The Artist in His Museum." The image of himself in front of the main exhibit room with displays of natural history objects and paintings depicts Peale as artist, museum keeper, naturalist, and educator. A few months before the museum was scheduled to move into larger quarters, Peale died in Philadelphia. By that time the collection numbered more than 100,000 objects. Peale's oldest son and first child to survive childhood Raphaelle Peale (1774-1825) received instruction in painting from his father. Beginning in the mid-1780s, he also assisted him in the museum. In 1795 the museum's catalogue indentified him as "Portrait Painter at the Museum," and he exhibited several of his painting in the Columbianum. In 1796 he and his brother Rembrandt moved to Baltimore to open a museum; however, economic problems contributed to its failure less than two years later. In 1797 Raphaelle married Martha "Patty" McGlathery (1775-1852). They had eight children.

Raphaelle also conducted scientific experiments that led to, among other things, a patent of a solution for the preservation of ship's timber. In addition, he collaborated with his father in the development of new methods for heating rooms, such as the use of sliding fireplace dampers.

Charles Coleman Sellers wrote in his biography of Charles Willson Peale that Raphaelle never succeeded in making a living as an artist, and that his life was marked by long absences from home, financial instability, heavy drinking, and chronic illness. In 1803 and 1805 he traveled through the South with a physiognotrace, a device that traced profile silhouettes on paper and could be operated by the sitter himself. His income was substantial enough to allow him the purchase of a "handsome House" in Philadelphia. In 1804 he and Rembrandt went to South Carolina, Georgia and Maryland to exhibit the mastodon. He also traveled to Washington to take President Jefferson's profile, and then ventured to Boston. Here he encountered a more competitive environment that rendered it challenging to earn a living. In 1805 he was shipwrecked on his way back to Georgia, losing some of his material, including gilt frames. More misfortune followed: he broke his leg in a fall from his horse, contracted a tropical disease, and evidently suffered a kind of mental breakdown. He returned to Philadelphia in 1806, broken in health and finances.

By the end of the decade, Raphaelle's growing family relied on his father for support. Raphaelle's problems were exacerbated by alcoholism, arthritis in his fingers, and a painful, recurring case of gout. In 1809 he was admitted to Pennsylvania Hospital for "delirium." Nevertheless, his later years were marked by periods of productivity. He undertook several more Southern tours to sell his profiles. He also completed miniatures of Franklin Peale and Titian Ramsay. Beginning in 1811 he regularly exhibited paintings at the Pennsylvania Academy annual exhibitions. While he painted small portaits early in his career, his area of greatest expertise was still life. Indeed, some historians have called Peale the first American professional still life painter. By the early 1820s, he was receiving considerable critical and also some financial success. It was during this period that he completed one of his best-known paintings, "Venus Rising from the Sea--A Deception." He also received commissions for portraits, including one by Maryland Governor Samuel Sprigg.

Raphaelle spent the winter of 1823/24 in Charleston, South Carolina, returning to Philadelphia in time to take part in the celebrations around the visit of the Marquis de Lafayette and to sell profiles of him. Toward the end of his life Raphaelle tended to pay merchants for goods and services with his paintings. He died in Philadelphia.

Rembrandt Peale was a painter as well. Born at the Vanarsdalen farm, near Richboro, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, during the British occupation of Philadelphia, Rembrandt was an accomplished artist and was helpful in the creation and maintenance of the Peale Museum. In 1802, to further his practice of painting, Rembrandt traveled to England and met Benjamin West, who had been helpful to C. W. Peale. It is suggested by Horace Wells Sellers, in his biographical notes on Rembrandt, that it was contact with West that led the former to move from portraiture to biblical, historical and allegorical paintings. Indeed, aside from the portrait of Washington, which won the Silver Medal of the Franklin Institute, Rembrandt's most famous and well received painting, "The Court of Death," is indicative of this move from portraiture.

In 1808 and 1809 C.W. Peale commissioned Rembrandt Peale to travel Europe painting the portraits of certain French Savants for inclusion in the Peale Museum. It was during this time that Rembrandt was offered Imperial patronage if he would establish himself in Paris. Though he ultimately decided to return to America, the influence of the court paintings had a lasting impression on Remrandt's future work. At the time that Charles Willson Peale gave up portraiture to run the museum, Rembrandt attempted to do both, creating a museum in Baltimore while continuing his painting. This eventually proved a failure, though Rembrandt did succeed Col. Trumbull as president of the American Academy in New York. Rembrandt Peale died in Philadelphia in 1860 at the age of 83.

Charles Willson's third surviving son, Titian Ramsay Peale, born in 1780, showed an interest in natural history at an early age, and was helping his father clean and dress specimens for the museum before the age of 13. Titian fell ill during the yellow fever epidemic of 1798 in Philadelphia. Responding positively to treatment at first, Titian accompanied his father to New York to tend to William DePeyster, Charles Willson Peale's father-in-law. While there Titian's condition worsened and he died "at 8 o'clock 8 Sept." In his diary, Charles Willson laments the early death of his son, "Thus departed a youth whose talents for preserving subjects of natural History was very general, Birds, Quadruped or Fish &c. equally easy to him … America has cause to mourn the loss of this promising youth."

Apparently less interested in a career as a painter than many of the other members of the family, Rubens Peale was instrumental as a museum director, not only of his father's Philadelphia Museum, but also of that of the Baltimore Museum and his own museum in New York. Starting at an early age, Rubens was a constant assistant to his father in running the museum, and in 1810 when Charles Willson started thinking of retiring to pursue other interests, Rubens fully took over. However, as Charles Willson began to tire of life on the farm, he returned to the museum. Rubens moved to the Baltimore museum, thus replacing Rembrandt Peale.

After continued trouble with Baltimore Museum stockholders, Rubens started his own museum in New York. The New York Museum opened on October 26, 1828, which purposely coincided with the opening of the Erie Canal; Rubens took advantage of the fanfare of the latter event to benefit for former. For several years the museum did well financially, despite close proximity of a major competitor, Scudders American Museum (later owned by P.T. Barnum and known as Barnum's American Museum). The panic of 1837, however, left Rubens broke, and he eventually sold his collection to P.T. Barnum, who also bought the majority of the collections from the Baltimore and Philadelphia museums.

Rubens finished his life in the mountains of Pennsylvania. He was, as biographer Charles Coleman Sellers says, "a learned, affable country gentleman – an authority on many obscure branches of knowledge, such as mesmerism, a fad whose mysteries he had first introduced to the American public," and as an artist, finally taking up still-life painting in the last years of his life; he died in 1865.

Benjamin Franklin Peale showed an aptitude for mechanics. He aided Matthias Baldwin in the creation of the locomotive which was displayed in Peale's Philadelphia Museum. After serving in the Peale museum as manager from 1822-1833, Franklin, as he was called, entered the service of the U.S. Mint. Two years spent in Europe studying various mints culminated in the introduction of steam presses at the U.S. Mint in 1835-1836. Franklin Peale remained with the Mint until 1854, retiring as Chief Coiner. He died in 1870.

Named after his recently-deceased brother, Titian Ramsay Peale, the youngest son of Charles Willson Peale, aided his father in the management of the museum. Titian Ramsay traveled extensively to supply specimens and images for the museum. In 1818 he traveled with George Ord and Thomas Say to collect subjects in Georgia and Florida. In 1819 Titian Ramsay joined Major Stephen Harriman Long's Scientific Expedition as zoologist, painter and as assistant naturalist, "to prepare the skins of such animals as may be discovered." Titian Ramsay also served as naturalist under St. Charles Wilkes of the United States Exploring Expedition to the South Seas. Peale's various travels resulted in illustrations for several important works on natural history, including Charles Lucien Bonaparte's American Ornithology (1825–33) and Thomas Say's American Entomology (1824–28).

In 1843 Titian Ramsay took control of the now distressed museum. By this time, however, it was too late the save the institution and the collection was sold off that same year. From 1849 to 1872 Titian Ramsay Peale served as Examiner in the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C., dying in 1885.

Daughters of Charles Willson Peale include Angelica Kauffman Peale (1775-1853), who married Alexander Robinson; Sophonisba Peale (1786-1859), who married Coleman Sellers; Sybilla Miriam (1797-1856) who married Andrew Summers; and Elizabeth De Peyster Peale (1802-1857), who married William Augustus Patterson.

The marriage of Sophonisba Peale (1786-1859) to Coleman Sellers linked the Peale and Sellers family. The Sellers were a family of engineers and inventors, many of whom made significant improvements in the fields of papermaking and locomotive engineering. John Sellers (1728-1805, APS 1768) served as a member of the Provincial Council and was, by profession, a surveyor. John was on the APS committee to observe the transit of Venus in 1769.

Apprenticed as a lawyer, Coleman's father Nathan eventually turned to paper making, and quickly became a leader in the fledging paper industry in America, focusing on the production of wire molds. During the Revolution Nathan enlisted in Colonel John Paschall's Flying Camp of Pennsylvania militiamen and marched into New Jersey in 1776. A resolution of Congress, however, put an end to his military life and sent him home to make paper, since Nathan was one of the few in America with the necessary experience.

After the war, demand for his paper molds bloomed. Orders for specific watermarks came from across the country, from banks and institutions eager to have a remedy for counterfeit money. He made innovations in the field that were eventually carried back to the more developed paper mold markets of Europe. To match the new demand, Nathan, with his brother David, started N. & D. Sellers, a firm that engaged in wire working and in the manufacture of wool cards and paper molds.

Coleman Sellers (1781-1834) carried on the N. & D. Sellers firm after the death of David Sellers in 1813 and the retirement of Nathan Sellers in 1817. Coleman moved the family business to land outside of Philadelphia – near present-day 69th Street – and expanded into the locomotive business. In this new area, he is best known for several improvements to the design of locomotives, including the pivoted forward truck and wooden frames in the running gears.

He and Sophonsiba Peale Sellers had six children, of whom several would continue in the family lines of locomotive engineering and papermaking.

Second son of Coleman and Sophonsiba Sellers, George Escol Sellers worked with his father to develop the improvements in locomotives. Taking these improvements further, Escol created a hill-climbing locomotive for the Isthmus of Panama in 1847. In 1854 Escol established "Sellers' Landing," an industrial center on the Ohio River. In 1864 he invented a new process for paper making, using grass and reed rendered to pulp and forced by steam against a baffle plate.

Many of Escol's plans ended in frustration and tragedy. His wife and all but one of his children died while living at Seller's Landing, and this remote location made it difficult for his manufacturing ventures to be successful. During these hard years, Charles Dudley Warner first heard of Escol's name and applied it to The Gilded Age , the novel he wrote with Mark Twain. The association with the name of the shady character from the book was source of further frustration for Escol.

In later years, Escol moved to Tennessee and devoted significant time to family genealogy and history. After his death in 1899 his paper making process enjoyed resurgence due to paper scarcity and brought him posthumous fame.

Youngest son of Coleman and Sophonsiba Sellers, Coleman Sellers, Jr. (1827-1907), was a prominent engineer and inventor. After finishing school, Coleman Sellers went to work at an early age at the Globe Rolling Mill in Cincinnati, Ohio, which was operated by two of his older brothers, Charles and Escol. He showed early promise as in engineering and made several significant improvements to the Mill.

After several years with the Globe Rolling Mill, serving part of the time as superintendent, Coleman Jr. began under contract to design and construct locomotives for the Panama Railway in 1850-1851. In 1856, at the behest of his second cousin William Sellers, Coleman moved to Philadelphia and assumed the position of chief engineer of William Sellers & Company. In this capacity he received patents for various inventions and developed an interest in the transfer of electrical power. After leaving William Sellers & Company in 1886, Coleman became a consulting engineer of the Cataract Construction Company, formed to develop the hydro-electric power of Niagara Falls. In this position, Coleman worked with the International Niagara Commission, and helped determine the types of turbines and generators to use, and the best method of transporting the power generated by the Falls. He also developed the large dynamos installed at the power plant. His work at Niagara Falls was his crowning achievement as an engineer, as he overruled the opinion of his principal colleague, Lord Kelvin, and successfully established the first large scale use of alternating currents. Coleman worked closely with his son Horace Wells Sellers, also an engineer with the Cataract Construction Company.

Coleman Sellers also had a lifelong interest in natural philosophy and contemporary developments in physics and other fields of the emerging natural sciences. While working in Cincinnati, this interest resulted in the formation of a gentleman's debating and lecturing club around the sciences. In later life, Coleman continued to find time for his experiments in physics and telegraphy, as well as microscopic and photography. He is credited with the photographic inventions that moved forward the usefulness of the art by rendering plates easier to use, and by inventing the "kinematoscope," an early precursor to the motion picture.

Coleman Sellers served as Vice-President of the American Philosophical Society and as President of the Franklin Institute. He was instrumental in the standardization of screw threads, a major step in the world of mechanics, and was influential in arguing against the adoption of the metric system in the United States, principally in a paper given before the Mechanical Society of American Engineers in 1880 entitled "The Metric System: Is It Wise to Introduce it into Our Machine Shops." He died in 1907 in Philadelphia.

Coleman's grandson, Charles Coleman Sellers (1903-1980, APS 1979), was a noted historian of early America, best known for his numerous works on the life and artistic production of the family of his own great-great grandfather, Charles Willson Peale. Charles Coleman Sellers had much to do with the assembling of the Peale-Sellers Family Collection at the American Philosophical Society.

Sellers was born in 1903 in Overbrook, Pennsylvania, the son of Horace Sellers, an engineer and architect, and his wife Cora Wells. He attended Haverford College (1925) and Harvard (MA 1926). In 1932 Sellers married Helen Earle Gilbert; they had two children. She died in 1951, and the following year, he married Barbara Roberts. From 1932 to 1938 the Sellers operated Tracey's Book Store in Hebron, Connecticut. Sellers subsequently accepted a position as librarian at Wesleyan College (1937-1949) and in 1956 became librarian of the Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr., Research Library of American Painting at Winterthur, Delaware, and of Dickinson College (1956-1968). For several years in the late 1940s, Sellers worked at the American Philosophical Society as Research Associate.

Sellers' first publications dealt with such figures as Lorenzo Dow (1928), Theophilus Ransom Gates (1930), and Benedict Arnold (1930), and he also wrote several plays, three of which were produced. However, Sellers is best known for his work on the voluminous artistic output of the Peale family and on the Peale Museum. His publications include a catalogue raisonné of Peale, titled Portraits and Miniatures of Charles Willson Peale (1952), and a biography of Peale that earned him the Bancroft Prize for History in 1970. Sellers also conducted research on Benjamin Franklin and others among the Peales' contemporaries, and he wrote a history of Dickinson College (1973).

Sellers was a member of the Society of the Cincinnati. He received an honorary doctorate from Temple University in 1957 and was named Historian of the Year by the Cumberland County (Pennsylvania) Historical Society in 1972. He was elected to membership in the APS in 1979; Dickinson College awarded him an honorary degree that same year.

Seller's second wife died in 1979, and he became engaged to Peggy Barnes. He also completed his twelfth and final book, titled Mr. Peale's Museum. However, he did not live to see its publication. He died in 1980 while on a visit to his daughter in Australia.

Scope and content

The collection represents the careers and interests of the members of the Peale-Sellers family from the 1670s to 1960s. Divided into seven series, more than half is correspondence among various members of the Peale-Sellers families.

Series I Correspondence 13.5 linear feet
Series 2 Works by Peale-Sellers family 2 linear feet
Series 3 Legal and Financial Records 2 linear feet
Series 4 Niagara Falls Business Records and Correspondence 1 linear foot
Series 5 Tickets, Awards and Certificates 0.5 linear feet
Series 6 Graphics 0.5 linear foot
Series 7 Volumes 147 Volumes

Principal correspondents in Series I include Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale, Benjamin Franklin Peale, Nathan Sellers, Coleman Sellers, and George Escol Sellers. Principal topics of the letters include the Philadelphia Museum, natural history, and Charles Willson Peale's portraits. Various business ventures of the Sellers' family are also covered, including inventions and investments in steam engines, papermaking and locomotives.

In series 2 are writings by the members of the Peale-Sellers family including poetry, short diaries, autobiographical works, and writings on a number of diverse topics. A large portion of the series is concerned with genealogy.

Series 3 includes wills, indentures, receipts, financial statements, and several other types of records pertaining to financial and legal matters. Of particular historical interest is a resolution from the Continental Congress ordering Nathan Sellers home during the Revolutionary War so he can make paper molds, which Congress considered a better use of his time.

The series also holds important records that illuminate various business ventures of the Peale-Sellers family, including expense reports for "excavating the mammoth," a petition from C.W. Peale to the commissioners of Philadelphia for a tax exemption and as well as other museum museum matters, and an oath of originality by Nathan Sellers for a patent.

Series 4 is a rich resource for the business side of the Niagara power generating project and contains official reports and contracts and contains mostly letters between Coleman Sellers and his son Horace. The letters also have family news.

Series 5 includes awards, certificates to various members of the Peale and Sellers families, as well as tickets of admission, several of which are for the Peale Museum.

Series 6 consists of graphics which and includes sketches, paintings, drawings and maps.

Series 7, composed of 147 volumes, provides insight into many family members and includes from Charles Willson Peale's autobiography, diaries and letterbooks and Charles Coleman Sellers' research material on the family. Expense books and diaries show day-to-day life during the nineteenth century, as well as life during extraordinary times of war and tragedy.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Processing information

Finding aid prepared by Anne Harney; Finding Aid updated by Scott Ziegler, NEH 2010.

Related material

This collection is also available on microfilm (Film 240). The papers of C. W. Peale and his family have been reproduced almost in their entirety in microfiche form (Lillian B. Miller, ed. "Collected papers of Charles Willson Peale and his family." Kraus Microfilm, 1980), which is available in the APS Library as Microfiche 11.

Naval History Note

There are at least two letters in the Peale-Sellers Correspondence which may be of interest to naval historians:

Wilkes, Charles, 1798-1877. United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842).
  1. Peale, Rembrandt. Letter to the president and directors of the Philadelphia Museum. 1837 January 31. As his brother Titian is appointed on the United States Exploring Expedition, Rembrandt applied for position of manager of the Museum. 2 pages.
  2. Peale, Titian Ramsay. Letter to Lieutenant Charles Wilkes. 1838 July 11. Wishes Wilkes to sit for a portrait. 1 page.

General

The Peale-Sellers Family Papers is a large collection within the papers relating to Charles Willson Peale. The collection is extremely rich, providing insight not only into the life Charles Willson Peale but also many aspects of life in early America. There are also many types of material: account books, diaries, letters, and drawings.

Early American History Note

The Peale-Sellers Collection is an extensive collection that contains various records of the extended Peale family. MOLE contains an extensive inventory.

Indexing Terms


Corporate Name(s)

  • Coleman Sellers & Sons.
  • N. & D. Sellers (Firm)
  • Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Family Name(s)

  • Peale family.
  • Sellers family.

Genre(s)

  • Family Correspondence
  • Genealogies.
  • General Correspondence
  • Maps and Surveys
  • Political Correspondence
  • Sketches.

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- Armed Forces -- Medical personnel.
  • United States -- Civilization -- 1783-1865.
  • United States -- Civilization -- To 1783.

Personal Name(s)

  • Bancroft and Sellers
  • Benjamin, Park, 1849-1922
  • Cassatt, Alexander J. (Alexander Johnston), 1839-1906
  • Cret, Paul Philippe, 1876-1945
  • Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857
  • De Peyster, John
  • De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846
  • Edison , Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931
  • Fraley, F. (Frederick), 1804-1901
  • Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
  • Fulton, Robert, 1765-1815
  • Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, Isidore, 1805-1861
  • Hill, Hannah Sellers
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894
  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
  • Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron, 1824-1907
  • Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906
  • Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820
  • Lesley, J. P. (J. Peter), 1819-1903
  • Madison, James, 1751-1836
  • Mitchell, S. Weir (Silas Weir), 1829-1914
  • Morton, Henry, 1836-1902
  • Ord, George, 1781-1866
  • Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell), 1787-1854
  • Peale, A. C. (Albert Charles), 1849-1914
  • Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
  • Peale, Eliza Burd Patterson, 1795-1864
  • Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870
  • Peale, Harriet Friel
  • Peale, Raphaelle, 1774-1825
  • Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860
  • Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865
  • Peale, Titian Ramsay, 1799-1885
  • Peale-Sellers families.
  • Pepper, William, 1843-1898
  • Robinson, Angelica Kaufmann Peale, 1775-1853
  • Sellers, Anna, 1824-1905
  • Sellers, Charles Coleman, 1903-1980
  • Sellers, Charles, 1806-1898
  • Sellers, Coleman, & Sons
  • Sellers, Coleman, 1781-1834
  • Sellers, Coleman, 1827-1907
  • Sellers, Cornelia Wells, 1831-1909
  • Sellers, David, 1757-1813
  • Sellers, Elizabeth Coleman, 1751-1832
  • Sellers, George Escol
  • Sellers, George, 1768-1853
  • Sellers, Harvey Lewis, 1813-1892
  • Sellers, Horace Wells, 1857-1933
  • Sellers, James, 1783-1857
  • Sellers, John, 1728-1804
  • Sellers, John, 1762-
  • Sellers, Nathan & David
  • Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830
  • Sellers, Samuel, 1780-1850
  • Sellers, Sophonisba Peale, 1786-1859
  • Sellers, William, & Co.
  • Stetson, Charles Augustus, 1810-1888
  • Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937
  • Thornton, William (1759-1828)
  • Vaughan, John, 1756-1841
  • Washington, George (1732-1799)
  • West, Benjamin, 1738-1820
  • Westinghouse, George, 1846-1914

Subject(s)

  • Art -- United States.
  • Business and Skilled Trades
  • Civil engineering -- United States.
  • Drawing.
  • Early National Politics
  • Engineering.
  • Literature, Arts, and Culture
  • Locomotives.
  • Marriage and Family Life
  • Medicine, Military.
  • Natural history.
  • Philadelphia History
  • Portraits, American.
  • Social Life and Custom
  • Technology.

Collection overview

1675-196027 boxes, 8.5 linear feet

Spanning from the end of the seventeenth century to the second half of the twentieth century, with the bulk of the material from the nineteenth century, the series includes correspondence from members of the Peale and Sellers families. Principal correspondents include Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale, Benjamin Franklin Peale, Nathan Sellers, Coleman Sellers, and George Escol Sellers.

Other correspondents include George Washington Parke Custis, Eliza Burd Patterson Peale (Mrs. Rubens), Harriet Friel Peale (Mrs. Charles Willson Peale, Rubens Peale, Angelica Peale Robinson, and Albert Charles Peale, who appears to have assembled a portion of the collection.

Principle topics discussed are the Philadelphia Museum, natural history, and Charles Willson Peale's portraits. Various business ventures of the Sellers' family are also represented, including inventions and investments in steam engines and locomotives. The time frame of the series ensures that many major American events are mentioned, such as the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Large portions of the correspondence refer to the Peale family works of art and are of particular interest to art historians.

1686-19634 Boxes, 2 linear feet

This series represents a wide range of material, including poetry, short diary and autobiographical works. The writings of various types cover a wide range of topics, from bridge building to thoughts on natural history and mental philosophy. A large portion of this series is concerned with genealogy.

Also present are writings accumulated through various members of the Peale-Sellers family, but are not easily identifiable as being created by them.

1705-18564 boxes, 2 linear feet

Series 3 includes wills, indentures, receipts, financial statements, and several other types of records pertaining to financial and legal matters. Of particular historical interest is a resolution from the Continental Congress ordering Nathan Sellers home during the Revolutionary War so he can make paper molds, which Congress considered a better use of his time.

The series also holds important records that illuminate various business ventures of the Peale-Sellers family, including expense reports for "excavating the mammoth," a petition from C.W. Peale to the commissioners of Philadelphia for a tax exemption and as well as other museum museum matters, and an oath of originality by Nathan Sellers for a patent.

There are several items in this collection that were brought to the APS after being found in Congress Hall during renovations. These items are identifiable by a note indicating their provenance (originally written by Horace Wells Sellers), as well as their uncertain relation to the rest of the material. Examples include petitions to the select council for various projects, such as the improvement of Washington Square in Philadelphia, and warrants of arrest for various persons.

1889-18992 boxes, .5 linear feet

A densly concentrated on one ten year span, this series contains correspondence and business records related to Coleman and Horace Wells Sellers' interest in generating power from Niagara Falls, from the earliest phases to the year 1899. The formation of the project is reflected in letters of introduction to Alexander Graham Bell, explaining the project and asking for support, and a feasibiity report by Coleman Sellers. Topics discussed include the procurement and creation of tunnels, explosives and other equipment. Often sliding from business to personal matters, the correspondence also covers family news between Coleman and his son Horace Wells Sellers.

The business records reflect the formation of the Cataract Construction Co. and its relation to the Canal Company.

1754-1899.25 liner feet

Includes awards, certificates of various members of the Peale and Sellers families, as well as tickets of admission, several of which are for the Peale Museum.

1750-1863.25 linear feet

Because the Peale-Sellers family consists of so many artists, engineers and draftsmen, drawings exist throughout the collection. Series 6 consists of sketches, paintings, drawings and maps.

Additional graphics can be found in Series 1. Several bound volumes contains drawings and other graphics of interest, for these, see Series 7. Of particular interest are scanned images from the Hudson River sketchbook and are itemized under Volume 38 of Series 7.

See also Titian Ramsey Peale drawings, Mss. B P31.15d.

1745-19452 boxes; 150 Volumesbox 1-2:
volume 1-150

Series 7, composed of 2 boxes and 150 volumes, provides insight into many family members and includes from Charles Willson Peale's autobiography, diaries and letterbooks and Charles Coleman Sellers' research material on the family. Expense books and diaries show day-to-day life during the nineteenth century, as well as life during extraordinary times of war and tragedy.

  


Detailed Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence
1675-196027 boxes, 8.5 linear feet

Spanning from the end of the seventeenth century to the second half of the twentieth century, with the bulk of the material from the nineteenth century, the series includes correspondence from members of the Peale and Sellers families. Principal correspondents include Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale, Benjamin Franklin Peale, Nathan Sellers, Coleman Sellers, and George Escol Sellers.

Other correspondents include George Washington Parke Custis, Eliza Burd Patterson Peale (Mrs. Rubens), Harriet Friel Peale (Mrs. Charles Willson Peale, Rubens Peale, Angelica Peale Robinson, and Albert Charles Peale, who appears to have assembled a portion of the collection.

Principle topics discussed are the Philadelphia Museum, natural history, and Charles Willson Peale's portraits. Various business ventures of the Sellers' family are also represented, including inventions and investments in steam engines and locomotives. The time frame of the series ensures that many major American events are mentioned, such as the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War. Large portions of the correspondence refer to the Peale family works of art and are of particular interest to art historians.

Pynchon, John, 1621-1703.
Letter to ----:
Oct.?, [1675?]3-1/2x7-1/2box 1

A.L.S. 1p. Fragment. Concerning his loss. vol I,p.1

General physical description: 3-1/2x7-1/2

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letters to Mrs. Jane Diby
17458x5

L. 10 leaves. Copies. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Concerning his family. Concerning his claims to his "estate."

General physical description: 8x5

Baillie, James.
Letter to James Burd;
Jan. 12, 174910x7-3/4

London, L. 2p. Copy. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Congratulations on his marriage. From original in H.S.P. On same sheet as letter from John Burd to Mrs. Sarah S. Burd; March 10, 1756.

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Shippen, Edward, ca. 1703-1781.
Letter to James Burd, Shippensburg;
Jan. 30, 17537-1/4x6

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Has been to the college and is too busy to write now.

General physical description: 7-1/4x6

Burd, John, d. ca. 1760.
Letter to [Mrs. Sarah Shippen Burd];
March 10, 175610x7-3/4

Kingston, Jamaica, L. 2p. Copy. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Tells of his appreciation of her kindness. Business in Jamaica. On same sheet is copy of letter from James Baillie to James Burd; Jan. 12,1749.

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829.
Letter to John Peters;
June 17, 175613-1/2x8-1/4

Philadelphia, L. 3p.and end. Concerning religion.

General physical description: 13-1/2x8-1/4

Devis, James.
Letter to Mrs. Mary Thomas Coleman
March 11, 1763 
Devis, James.
Letter to [Joseph Coleman];
March 11, 13, 15, 17638x6-1/4

Gloucester Ferry, A.L.S. 12p. Friendly letter. vol I P, 10 Item not found: 12/8/2010

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Rev. C. Peale
Sept. 25, 176311-3/4x7-1/2

Annapolis, A.L.S. 2p.and end. (see Peale family papers.) Asks for information pertaining to his inheritance in England.

General physical description: 11-3/4x7-1/2

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Rev. Charles Peale
Sept. 25, 17638x5, 10x7-3/4

Annapolis, L. 4p. Copy. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Gives history of his father and lists his relations. ----Copy.

General physical description: 8x5, 10x7-3/4

Burd, Sarah Shippen, 1731-1784.
Letter to James Burd, Ft. Augusta;
Oct. 4, 17638x6-1/4

Lancaster, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Concerning the management of his business affairs.

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Sellers, Elizabeth Coleman, 1751-1832.
Letter to [Nathan Sellers];
[1776] 

ca. Sunday (1), Tuesday (1), Wednesday (3), Thursday (1), Friday (2), Saturday (2), and n.d. (2). A.L.S.: "Harriott" 13 items. Various sizes. Love letters.

West, Benjamin, 1738-1820.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Annapolis;
June 21, 17709-1/2x7-1/2

London, L. 1p. Copy. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Best wishes for his future. Describes his life and paintings. On same sheet is copy of letter from Copley to C.W.Peale; Dec. 17,1770.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Copley, John Singleton, 1738-1815.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Annapolis;
Dec. 17, 17709-1/2x7-1/2

Boston, L. 1p. Copy. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Praises his work and encourages it. On same sheet as copy of letter from B. West to C.W. Peale; June 21, 1770.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Jennings, Edmund.
Letter to [Charles W.] Peale;
Aug. 10, 17719-3/4x7-1/2

London, L. 1p. Copy. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Glad he is doing well. Will send his picture to West for criticism. On same sheet is copy of letter from C.W. Peale to E. Jennings; Oct.15,1779.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/2

Jennings, Edmund.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale;
Aug. 10, 17719x7-1/4

London, A.L.S. 2p.and end. Friendly letter. Concerning B.West and his reputation. vol VI p4

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Unidentified.
Letter to --
Nov. 25, 1772 
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Beal Bordley
November 177210-1/2x8

Typed L. 3p. Copy. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Concerning his paintings. On same sheet as copy of letter from C.W.Peale to B.West; Aug. 31, 1775.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Wells, Oliver, 1742-1777.
Letter to Peter Verstilles, Boston;
April 12, 177312-1/2x7-1/2

Windsor, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Friendly letter. vol.I,p 7.  The following was a note on the leaf to which this item was pasted: "Oliver, son of Wait Welles of Westersfield is said to have eloped with Aurelia Abbot about the time this letter was written which would give significance to his allusion to some of Mr. Verstille's friends being 'in a likely way' towards matrimony. Oliver Wells son of Aurelia was born 1774."

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Coleman, Mary Skinner, 1694-1786.
Letter to "Dear Nephew";
Sept. 30, 177315x10See Oversize

Startford, L. 1p. Copy. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 15x10

Unidentified.
Letter to --
March 5, 1774 
Mitchell, Stephen Mix, 1743-1835.
Letter to Verstilles;
Sept. 19, 177412x7-1/4

Wethersfield, A.L.S. 2p. Business. Concerning trouble with Great Britain. vol I,no 8

General physical description: 12x7-1/4

Walker, T..
Letter to Elizabeth Coleman [Sellers], Philadelphia;
June 23, 177512-3/4x7-3/4

Kingston, A.L.S. 2p.,add. Friendly letter. vol I. p.18

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-3/4

Shippen, Edward, ca. 1703-1781.
Letter to Ensign Feltman;
Aug. 19, 17767-1/2x7-1/2

Lancaster, A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Glad he is well. State of health of all the family.

General physical description: 7-1/2x7-1/2

Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Letter to [Mrs. Abigail Smith Adams]
Aug. 21, 177510-1/2x8

Philadelphia, L. 1p. Copy. Extract. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Printed: Butterfield,ed. Adams Papers.Ser.II. Family Corres.,vol.II,103-105.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Edmund Jennings
Aug. 29, 17757x4-1/2

L. 5p. Copy. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) ----typed copy. 3p. Concerning his work in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. War. George Washington.

General physical description: 7x4-1/2

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Benjamin West
Aug. 31, 177510-1/2x8

West London, Typed L. 3p. Copy. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Concerning the war. On same sheet is copy of letter from C.W.Peale to Beale Bordley; Nov.1772.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8

Burd, James, 1726-1793.
Letter to Edward Shippen, Sr., Lancaster;
Nov. 13, 17768-1/4x6-1/2

Tinian, A.L.S. 3p.and add. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Is recovered in health. Indian affairs Family news.

General physical description: 8-1/4x6-1/2

Wright, Hannah.
Letter to [Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman Sellers];
Nov. 24, 177613x7-1/2

Charlestown, A.L.S. 2p. Friendly letter. vol I, p 18

General physical description: 13x7-1/2

Sellers, Elizabeth Coleman, 1751-1832.
Letter to Nathan Sellers
[ca. 1776] 
Jacobs, John.
Letter to Thomas Wharton;
March 29, 17778x6-1/4

West Whiteland, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Business. Introduces Nathan Sellers.

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Saint [George] Peale
1777-17787 3/4" x 6"

ca.]. A.Dr. of L. 2p. and end.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 6"

Hillegas, Michael, 1729-1804.
Letter to Nathan Sellers, Darby
April 11, 177812x7-1/4

Yorktown, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Order to come to Yorktown and make papers. vol I p. 27

General physical description: 12x7-1/4

Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, Marquis de, 1757-1834.
Letter to ----;
June 12, 1778 

Valley Forge, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Concerning the war. Refers to C.W. Peale. vol VIp.36

Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830.
Letters to [Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman Sellers], Philadelphia;
Nov. 11, Jan. 16, 1778, 1779 

[ca.1776], Sunday (8), Tuesday (1), Wednesday (2), Saturday (2), and n.d. (2). A.L.S.: "Eugenius" 18 items. Various sizes. Love letters. Item not found: 12/8/2010

Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830.
Letter to Joseph Coleman, Philadelphia;
Jan. 29, 17798x6-1/2

Darby, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Concerning his expulsion from the Society of friends.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Constable, William, 1721-1791.
Letter to John White, Philadelphia;
Aug. 3, 17799-1/4x7-1/4

Petersb[or]o, A.L.S.with initials. 1p.and add.,end. Possibilities for making money if slaves could be imported and sold. (Note by H.W.Sellers:) "Old papers found in attic of Congress Hall 6th & Chestnut Streets during the restoration of the building."

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/4

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Edmund Jennings, Paris
Oct. 15, 17799-3/4x7-1/2

Philadelphia, L. 1p. Copy. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Forwards minature of Washington. Plans to do series of famous Americans. On same sheet as copy of letter from E.Jennings to C.W.Peale; Aug.10,1771.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/2

Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830.
Letter to Betsy [Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman] Sellers, Philadelphia;
[1779]8x6-1/2

Montgomery, Thursday [1779]. A.L.S. 3p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Sellers, Elizabeth Coleman, 1751-1832.
Letter to Nathan Sellers, Philadelphia;
1779-17808x6-3/4

[ca.]. A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x6-3/4

Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830.
Letter to [Mrs] Elizabeth [Coleman] Sellers, Philadelphia;
1779-17808-1/4x6-1/2

Montgomery; [ca.]. A.L.S. 3p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8-1/4x6-1/2

Moore, C..
Note to Nathan Sellers;
1779-1780?4x5-3/4

[ca.]. A.N.S. 1p. Medical advice. vol I, p. 41

General physical description: 4x5-3/4

Goldsborough, R..
Letter to Charles Willson Peale;
Feb. 15, 17817 1/2" x 9"

Chester Town, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Mutilated. Relative to estate of St. George Peale.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9"

Coleman, William, 1735-.
Letter to Mrs. Eliza[beth] Coleman [Sellers], Philadelphia;
April 8, 178313x8

Enfield, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Family news. vol Ip.48

General physical description: 13x8

Townsend & White.
Letter to Willson & Barton;
July 5, 178313-1/4x8-1/4

Philadelphia, L. 1p. Contains figuring on verso. Wish to continue trade now that the war is over. (Note by H.W.Sellers:) "Old papers found in attic of Congress Hall 6th & Chestnut Streets during the restoration of the building."

General physical description: 13-1/4x8-1/4

Sellers, Ann Gibson, 1730-.
Letter to Nathan Sellers;
17838-1/4x7-1/2

[ca.]. A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8-1/4x7-1/2

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Major Armstrong
March 1, 17846 1/2" x 8"

A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Asks that he proof read certain papers.

General physical description: 6 1/2" x 8"

Osgood, Samuel.
Letter to Nathan Sellers, Philadelphia;
Nov. 7, 178513x8

L.S.: Samuel Osgood and Walter Livingston. 1p.and add.,end. Orders frames for paper. 1785 Nov. 7 vol I p.50

General physical description: 13x8

Bordley, J. B. (John Beale), 1727-1804.
Letter to Charles [Willson Peale];
July 8, 17855 3/4" x 7 1/2"

A.L.S. 1p.

General physical description: 5 3/4" x 7 1/2"

Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830.
Letter to [Mrs. Ann Gibson Sellers];
Dec. 12, 17859-1/4x7-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. Reports the birth of a daughter.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/2

Jung, Jacob.
Letter to ----;
January 30, 17869x8-1/4

Reading, A.L.S. 1p.and end. In German. (Note by H.W.Sellers:) "Old papers found in attic of Congress Hall 6th & Chestnut Streets during the restoration of the building."

General physical description: 9x8-1/4

Coleman, William, 1735-.
Letter to Nathan and Eliz[abeth] Sellers;
March 17, 178613-1/4x8

Enfield, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. Concerning the death of his mother and her will. Friendly letter. vol I. p.52 The following was a note on the leaf to which this item was pasted: "William Coleman, b. 1725, son of William (1692-1756) and Mary (Skinner) Coleman (1694-1786) and first cousin of Joseph Coleman (1725-1803) of Philadelphia."

General physical description: 13-1/4x8

Dulany, Daniel, 1722-1797.
Letter to Mrs. [ ] Cox;
April 12, 17868" x 5"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. Presented by Mr. C.C. Sellers, 1950.

General physical description: 8" x 5"

Marshall, Charles.
Note to Nathan Sellers;
April 8, 17894-1/2x7-1/4

A.N.in 3rd.P. 1p. Requests him to see James Walsh concerning a report. volI,p.54

General physical description: 4-1/2x7-1/4

Sellers, John, Jr..
Letter to George Reale, Albany;
July 17, 17899-1/4x7-1/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Asks for money due him. Concerning the price of leather.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/4

Wharton, Robert.
Invitation to Thomas Moore
Dec. 15, 1789 
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Nicholas Brewer, Annapolis
April 13, 17908-1/2x6-3/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p. Concerning the death of his wife.

General physical description: 8-1/2x6-3/4

De Peyster, William, 1735-1803.
Letter to [Mrs.] Elizabeth De Peyster [Peale], Philadelphia;
May 23, 179112-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Consents to her marriage with C.W. Peale.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844.
Letter to Edmund Randolph
Oct. 10, 17914 1/2" x 7 1/2"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. Presented by Charles Coleman Sellers, July 1946.

General physical description: 4 1/2" x 7 1/2"

Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844.
Letter to Edmund Randolph
Oct. 14, 17917 3/4" x 4"

A.L.S. 1p. and add. Presented by Charles Coleman Sellers, July 1946.

General physical description: 7 3/4" x 4"

Unidentified.
Letter to Betsy Coleman
[ca. 1791?] 
Patterson, George.
Letter to James Burd, Tinian;
Feb. 2, 17928x6-1/4

Pattersons Mills, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Asks for help in having James Nelson made a captain.

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Carré, Jn. Th..
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale;
179213x8-1/2

[ca.]. A.L. 5p. His escape from Santo Domingo. vol VI p.8

General physical description: 13x8-1/2

Access digital object:
https://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/text:194130

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
July 17, 179313x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 13x7-3/4

De Peyster, William, 1735-1803.
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Sept. 23, 179312-3/4x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter. Worried about the yellow fever.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-3/4

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Oct. 2, 179310x8

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add. end. Mutilated Worries over the yellow fever.

General physical description: 10x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Oct. 14, 179310x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Oct. 10, 11, 179310x8

New York A.L.S. 2p.and add. Concerning yellow fever.

General physical description: 10x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Feb. 26, 179412-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
March 7, 179410x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to [Charle]s Wilson [sic] Peale, Philadelphia;
March 22, 179412-3/4x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-3/4

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
April 8, 179413x8

New York,A.L.S. 1p.and add. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 13x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
April 15, 179412-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Describes guillotine in N.Y.museum. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

De Peyster, William, 1735-1803.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
May 16, 179413x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Asks a favor.

General physical description: 13x7-3/4

Truxton, Thomas, Sheriff.
Letter to C. W. Peale
May 30, 1794 
De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Aug. 4, 17948x6-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Banks, Joseph, 1743-1820.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale, Philadelphia
Oct. 1, 17949-1/2x7-1/2

London, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Concerning natural history museums in England. Advice on his museum. vol VI p.10

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

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De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Ch[arle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
May 6, 17959x7-1/2

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
March 15, 17969x7-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Business. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

De Peyster, Christiana Dally, 1748-1813.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
April 21, 179612-3/4x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 3p. and add. Friendly Letter. Refers to his museum.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-3/4

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De Peyster, Christiana Dally, 1748-1813.
Letter to Mrs. Elizabeth [De Peyster] Peale, Philadelphia;
May 4, 17969x7-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

De Peyster, William, 1735-1803.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
May 4, 17969x7-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. 9x7-1/4. Friendly letter. Concerning natural history. Anecdote of D.Rittenhouse.

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
June 5, 1796 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 1P. Original in University of Texas. 2 copies

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to [Charles Willson Peale];
June 6, 17969-1/2x7-1/2

Bordeaux, A.L.S. 2p. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
July 26, 17968x6-1/2

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter. Family news.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Routh, Martha Winter, 1743-1817.
Letter to Thomas J----;
Aug. 13, 179613-1/4x8-1/4

Clove, L. 4p. Copy. Tells of a dream concerning him.

General physical description: 13-1/4x8-1/4

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Sept. 2, 179610x8-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Friendly letter. Concerning the museum.

General physical description: 10x8-1/4

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De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Oct. 19, 179610x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to the Commissioners for building bridges over Jones falls in Baltimore town
Nov. 4, 17968 1/4" x 13"

Museum, Phila., A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Remarks on building bridges. In Letter Book under date of Oct.1796.

General physical description: 8 1/4" x 13"

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
March 3, 179710x8

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Business. Friendly letter. Refers to Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 10x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Ch[arle]s Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
May 4, 179710x8

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Friendly letter Offers to procure rushes. Refers to Mitchill.

General physical description: 10x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Ch[arle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
May 5, 179710x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Concerning rushes.

General physical description: 10x8

Dallas, Alexander James, 1759-1817.
Letter to the New Jersey Senators
May 20, 17975x8

Philadelphia, L.in 3rd.P. 1p.and add. Forwards laws of Pennsylvania. (Note by H.W.Sellers:) "Old papers found in attic of Congress Hall 6th & Chestnut Streets during the restoration of the building."

General physical description: 5x8

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Cha[rle]s W[illson] Peale, New York;
June 26, 17979-1/2x7-1/4

Bordeaux, A.L.S. 2p.and add: per Mr. Matlack. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/4

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
June, 179710x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter. Copy of Peale's bridge in New York. Refers to Philosophical Hall.

General physical description: 10x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
July 18, 179710x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
Nov. 10, 179710x8

New York , A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter. Concerning the purchase of birds. Refers to Titian.

General physical description: 10x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Dec. 15, 179710x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter. Is arranging the birds.

General physical description: 10x8

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Institution for promotion of civil architecture in the Republic of France
[1797]13-1/4x8

A.L. 1p. Draft. On same sheet as [C.W.Peale] Concerning...bridges; [1797]; and C.W.Peale. Concerning the bridge...Market St.; [1797].

General physical description: 13-1/4x8

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to [Robert] Davidson
Feb. 18, 17988x6-1/4

A.L.S. 1p. Business. Concerning fireplaces.

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Stagg, John, 1758-1803.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale;
Oct. 23, 17988-1/2x6-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Concerning yellow fever.

General physical description: 8-1/2x6-3/4

De Peyster, Abraham B., 1763-1801.
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Feb. 9, 17998x6-1/2

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Concerning the sale of a cassowary.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Dickinson, John, 1732-1808.
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
April 29, 17999x7-1/2

Wilmington, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Concerning painting.

General physical description: 9x7-1/2

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De Peyster, William, 1735-1803.
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Aug. 26, 179912-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Concerning yellow fever. Friendly letter. Concerning chimneys.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Dec. 6, 17999-1/2x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-3/4

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Dec. 21, 17999-1/2x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Concerning the death Abraham W. De Peyster.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
Aug. 28-29, 17999-3/4x8box 1

New York A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. Friendly Letter Concerning yellow fever and chimneys.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Cha[rle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Feb. 17, 18009x7box 2

Lisbon, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Is returning to America.

General physical description: 9x7

De Peyster, Gerard, 1769-.
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
March 14, 18009-3/4x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Concerning his lectures on natural history.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-3/4

Bishop, Charles.
Letter to C[harles] W. Peale, Philadelphia;
May 7, 18009-1/2x7-1/4

A.L.S. 2p.and end. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Concerning the Whambutt.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/4

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia,
July 3, 180012-1/2x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 5p.and add. Business. Concerning some petrifications on Curacao for the museum.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-3/4

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
July 14, 18009-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Describes museums in Europe.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
Aug. 6, 18009-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S lp.and add. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

Bordley, J. B. (John Beale), 1727-1804.
Letter to Samuel Meredith;
Aug. 14, 18008" x 9 3/4"

Bevridge's, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Advice on how to withstand rigors of winter in Washington. Reverse carries draft of Meredith's reply.

General physical description: 8" x 9 3/4"

Sellers, Samuel, 1780-1850.
Letter to Mrs. Ann [Gibson] Sellers, Upper Darby;
Jan. 2, 180110-1/2x8-1/4

A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10-1/2x8-1/4

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Cha[rle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Feb. 4, 18018x6-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
Feb. 21, 1801 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls,v.6,367 - Ser.2,v.68,113.

Sellers, Samuel, 1780-1850.
Letter to [Mrs.] Ann [Gibson] Sellers, Upper Darby;
Feb. 21, 18017-1/2x5-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and add. Mutilated. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 7-1/2x5-1/2

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Letter to [Thomas Jefferson];
March 1, 1801 

Philadelphia, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Original in Tucker-Coleman papers, Colonial Williamsburg.

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
April 23, 18018x6-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale Philadelphia;
May 9, 180113x8

A.L.S. 1p.and add. Mutilated. Wants one of his steam baths.

General physical description: 13x8

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to James Madison
May 21, 18017 1/2" x 12 3/4"

Museum, A.L.S. 3p. and add. The Museum; works of Buffon. Seeks employment for his son, Rembrandt. (Draft in Peale letter book)

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 12 3/4"

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Betsy [DePeyster]
June 20, 180112 1/2" x 7 3/4"

New York, Copy of L. 4p. Story of the purchase of the mastodon.

General physical description: 12 1/2" x 7 3/4"

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Betsy [Mrs. Elizabeth De Peyster Peale], Philadelphia
June 28, 180112-3/4x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. Concerning the major bones of the mammoth. Refers to Mitchill.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-3/4

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Tho[ma]s Jefferson
June 29, 180112-3/4x 7-1/2

New York A.L.S. 2p. Draft. Concerning the excavation of the mammoth. On same sheet is letter from C.W.Peale to Grayham; June 30, 1801.

General physical description: 12-3/4x 7-1/2

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Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to [Grayham]
June 30, 180112-3/4x7-1/2

New York, A.L.S. 1p. Draft. Thanks for aid in excavating the mammoth. On same sheet as letter form C.W.Peale to Jefferson; June 29, 1801.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-1/2

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
July 29, 1801 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,367 - Ser.2, v. 68,114.

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Unidentified.
Letter to "Dear Sister"
Aug. 10, 1801 
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to [the Directors of the Library company]
Nov. 5, 1801 

Museum, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. From original in possession of Haverford college. Discusses details of museum work.

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Dec. 27, 18018x6-1/2

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to [James] Madison
[1801]12-1/2x7-1/2

A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Asks for advice on natural history for his museum. volVI p.23

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-1/2

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to Charles W. Peale
Jan. 16, 1802 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls,v.6,367 - Ser.1,v.8,276.

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Jan. 18, 18029-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
May 4, 18029-1/2x7-3/4

New York A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-3/4

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
May 5, 1802 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,367 - Ser.1,v.8,356.

Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830.
Letter to Ann Sellers, Darby;
July 29, 18029-3/4x7-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/2

De Peyster, William, 1735-1803.
Letter to Ch[arle]s Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
Sept. 27, 18027-3/4x6-1/2

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Will acquire natural history items from Faulkland Islands.

General physical description: 7-3/4x6-1/2

Peale, Sophonisba Angusciola, 1786-1859.
Letter to Ann and H[annah] Sellers;
Oct. 10, 180210-1/4x8

Museum, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter. Concerning yellow fever.

General physical description: 10-1/4x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Oct. 15, 18029-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
November 3, 1802 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,367 - Ser. 1, v.9, 35.

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Nov. 12, 18029-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

Sellers, Ann, b. 1785.
Letter to ----;
Dec. 7, 18029-3/4x8

Philadelphia, L.S. 2p. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Mr. Bradford
Jan. 22, 1803 

Museum, Photo.of A.L.S. 1p. (from glass negative formerly in possession of Miss Frances M. Bradford.) (see Peale Papers.) Forwards gift and invites him to the museum. Presented by Miss Bradford; Oct.1961. This was made from a glass negative, formerly in possession of Miss Frances M. Bradford; Oct. 1961. Neg. destroyed after print was made.

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
May 3, 180310x7-1/4

New York. A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x7-1/4

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Letter to Charles W. Peale;
July 30, 18038" x 10"

Reading, A.L.S. 2p. and add., end. Contains also a letter from Rubens Peale to his father. Exhibition of the mastodon in Reading and Bristol.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

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Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865.
Letter to [C.W. Peale;]
July 30, 18038" x 10"

Reading,]. A.L.S. 1p. With letter from Rembrandt Peale to C.W.Peale. Transcribes a poem about the mammoth and Bonaparte.

General physical description: 8" x 10"

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Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830.
Letter to [Mrs] Elizabeth [Coleman] Sellers, Philadelphia;
July 20, 18039-3/4x7-1/2

Cape A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/2

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
Aug. 16, 18039-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Concerning yellow fever.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
Aug. 18, 18039-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia;
Sept. 26, 180312-3/4x8

Brooklyn, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 12-3/4x8

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Dec. 9, 18039-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Ch[arle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Dec. 20, 18039-3/4x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-3/4

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Dec. 31, 18039-3/4x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-3/4

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Feb. 22, 180410x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and add. Death Elizabeth De Peyster Peale.

General physical description: 10x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Feb. 27, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,367 - Ser.2,v.68,116.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to Charles W. Peale
March 1, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27,1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367 -

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
March 9, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L. in 3d P. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27,1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Peale, Elizabeth Burd Patterson, 1795-1864.
Letter to Miss [Sarah] Burd, Philadelphia;
March 22, 18049-3/4x7-1/2

A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection. Thanks for social news. Comments on Mme. Bonaparte.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/2

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
March 30, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27,1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
April 23, 1804 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,367 - Ser.1,v.10,71. 2 copies

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
May 21, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27,1804 - Bur. of rolls,v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
June 14, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27,1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
June 20, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6, 367.

Sellers, Ann, b. 1785.
Letter to [Mrs.] Hannah Sellers [Hill], Philadelphia;
Aug. 1, 18049-3/4x8

Lancaster, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Describes Lancaster. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Aug. 19, 1804 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27,1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Sept. 15, 1804 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27,1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830.
Letter to [Mrs.] Hannah Sellers [Hill], Wilmington;
Sept. 22, 18049-1/4x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/4x7-1/2

Hill, Hannah Sellers.
Letter to Nathan [Sellers], Philadelphia;
Sept. 24, 18049-1/2x7-1/2

Wilmington, A.L.S.1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W. ] Peale
Oct. 6, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6, 367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Oct. 13, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27,1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Nov. 7, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v. 6, 367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
Nov. 17, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27,1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Nov. 28, 1804 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6, 367.

Binny & Ronaldson.
Letter to Rubens Peale, Philadelphia;
[1804]10x7-3/4

L. 1p.and add.and end. Forwards lead. Concerning a mutual friend. vol VI p.45

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Farr, Martha.
Letter to [Mrs.] Hannah Sellers [Hill], Philadelphia;
Jan. 13, 18059-1/2x7-1/2

Cadiz, A.L.S. 2p.,add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.).
Letter to Mrs. Morrison, Tennessee;
March 17, 18059-3/4x7-3/4

Philadelphia, Printed L.filled in in ms.S.: Rubens Peale. "Painted by Elizabeth Peale." 1p. Wishes natural history items from Tennessee. vol. VI p. 61

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-3/4

Sellers, Samuel, 1780-1850.
Letter to [Mrs.] Hannah Sellers [Hill], Upper Darby;
March 29, 180510x8-1/4

A.L.S. 3p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8-1/4

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W. Peale]
April 5, 1805 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27,1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
April 9, 1805 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804- Bur. of rolls, v. 6, 367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
April 20, 1805 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804-Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
April 27, 1805 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6, 367.

Sellers, John,1762-1847..
Letter to George Sellers
April 28, 1805 - Jan. 31, 1806 

1p. Accounts.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
May 5, 1805 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Sellers, Samuel, 1780-1850.
Letter to [Mrs.] Hannah Sellers [Hill]
May 13, 180510x8

A.L.S.: Evander. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
June 9, 1805 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
June 19, 1805 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6, 367. 2 Copies.

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Nicholas Biddle
July 8, 1805 

Philadelphia, Photostat of A.L.S: C.W. Peale, Jos. Hopkinson, Wm. Meredith, Committee. 1p. and add. and enc. Order for casts of ancient statues for the Pennsylvania academy of the fine arts. From original owned by the Academy.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
July 12, 1805 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Stagg, John Livingston, 1791-ca. 1836.
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia
Aug. 26, 180512-3/4x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-3/4

Sellers, Coleman, 1781-1834.
Letter to Nathan Sellers
Sept. 24, 18058-1/4x8

Montgomery, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Concerning his wedding.

General physical description: 8-1/4x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Oct. 6, 1805 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.36, 367 - Ser.1, v.11, 41.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Oct. 9, 1805 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Oct. 21, 1805 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27,1804-Bur. of rolls,v.6,367. 2 copies.

Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844.
Letter to C. W. Peale, Joseph Hopkinson, and Wm. Meredith
Oct. 24, 1805 

Paris, Photostat of 2c. of L. 1p. Acknowledges their letter of July 8, 1805 [relative to commission for the Pennsylvania academy of the fine arts]. From original owned by the Academy.

Sellers, Samuel, 1780-1850.
Letter to [Mrs.] Hannah Sellers [Hill]
Dec. 20, 180510x8

A.L.S.: Avander. 3p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Ch[arle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia
Dec. 26, 18059-3/4x7-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Forwards box of minerals.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/4

Hunt, Hannah.
Invitation to dinner from Hannah Hunt and Hugh McIlwain to Nathan and Mrs. Sellers
Dec. 28, 18052x2-1/2

Darby A.N.in 3rd.P. 1p. vol.I.p.66

General physical description: 2x2-1/2

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Jan. 1, 1806 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27,1804 - Bur. of rolls,v.6,367.

Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865.
Letter to Thomas Jefferson
Jan. 19, 1806 
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Jan. 23, 1806 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. From original in possession of Haverford College.

Oury, George.
Letter to Charles W. Peale
Jan. 25, 1806 
Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale
Feb. 7, 180613x8-1/4

Natchez, A.L. 4p. Concerning his museum. Concerning fossils. Refers to Jefferson and Meriwether Lewis. vol VI p. 26 (From "Final sale of the Rodney papers," Stan. V. Henkels, Oct. 22, 1919.)

General physical description: 13x8-1/4

Access digital object:
https://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/text:257910/

Raguet, Condy, 1784-1842.
Letter to Richard Tunis, Philadelphia
Feb. 15, 180610x8

Cape François, L.S. 3p.and end. Copy. Concerning the death of John R. Tunis.

General physical description: 10x8

Orbison, James.
Letter to Mr. Thompson
Feb. 26, 1809 
De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Cha[rle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia
March 3, 18069-3/4x7-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add.with P.S.from C.W. Peale to Madison concerning the polygraph. Asks him to tell Jefferson of the death of the U.S.consul in Curacao.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-1/4

Raguet, Condy, 1784-1842.
Letter to ----, Philadelphia
March 13, 180612-1/2x8

Cape François, [received] L. 3p.and end. Copy. Concerning the death of John R. Tunis. vol I p.71

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Cha[rle]s Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia
March 19, 180610x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Business for the museum. Refers to Hosack and Jefferson.

General physical description: 10x8

Justis, R..
Letter to Ann Sellers, Philadelphia
June 13, 180610x8

A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
June 19, 1806 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls,v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
June 27, 1806 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to John Barns
Aug. 12, 1806 

Museum, Philadelphia, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. and add. Original in Massachusetts Historical Society. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27,1804-Bur. of rolls,v.6.367.

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Ch[arle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia
Sept. 29, 180610x8

Curacao, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Concerning material for his museum.

General physical description: 10x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W. Peale]
Nov. 22, 1806 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Dec. 21, 1806 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27,1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Rodney, Thomas, 1744-1811.
Letter to [Charles Willson Peale]
180613-1/4x8box 2

A.L. 4p. Concerning fossils. Refers to Meriwether Lewis. vol VI p. 26 (From "final sale of the Rodney papers," Stan V. Henkels, Oct. 22, 1919.)

General physical description: 13-1/4x8

Clifton, Anna Maria, 1740-1811.
Invitation to N[athan] and Mrs. [Elizabeth] Sellers to attend Fanny Clifton's funeral
Jan. 14, 18076x4-3/4box 3

D. 1p.and add. vol Ip. 74 The following was a note on the leaf to which this item was pasted: "It was in return for the friendly assistance and sympathy of Elizabeth [Coleman] Sellers during Miss Clifton's illness that the silver mug with the inscription was presented. 'In memory of your sympathy and our destress.' It was the lamps placed in front of the Clifton house that lead to the street lighting in Philadelphia. See Franklin Memoirs."

General physical description: 6x4-3/4

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Feb. 13, 1807 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
March 29, 1807 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Letter to --
July 17, 1807 
De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia
Aug. 30, 18079-1/2x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Concerning birds for his museum.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-3/4

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Oct. 5, 1807 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb.27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v.6,367.

Kenyon, Henry.
Letter to Messrs. Peter Berthon & Sons, London
Oct. 24, 180710x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. Business.

General physical description: 10x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Nov. 5, 1807 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Cf. entry under date of Feb. 27, 1804 - Bur. of rolls, v. 6,367.

Sellers, George, 1768-1853.
Letter to [Mrs.] Hannah Sellers [Hill]
Nov. 23, 180710x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Concerning Nancy Ash. The following was a note on the leaf to which this item was pasted: "George Sellers to his neice Hannah, daughter of his brother Nathan Sellers -- It related to A. E. Ash who he married."

General physical description: 10x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Jan. 6, 1808 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,367 - Ser. 2,68,155.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Feb. 6, 1808 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,367 - Ser. 2,v.68,156.

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Letter to John Moore
April 21, 1808 

On same sheet: Dec. 17, 1811. Assignment to Coleman Sellers from John Moore; June 21, 1821. Receipt to Rubens Peale by Coleman Sellers.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Aug. 24, 1808 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,367 - Ser.2,v.68,159.

Clifton, Anna Maria, 1740-1811.
Letter to Mrs. E[lizabeth Coleman] Seller
Oct. 6, 180810x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter. vol Ip. 74

General physical description: 10x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to Charles W. Peale
Oct. 12, 1808 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,367 - Ser.2,v.68,160.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Nov. 15, 1808 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. with this is a photostat of an autograph memo relative to the letter - 1p. and end. Original of letter in University of Texas; original of memo in Library of Congress. 2 copies of letter Bur. of Rolls, v.6, 367 - Ser. 2, v. 68, 162.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale
Dec. 4, 180810x8

Washington, A.L.S. 1p. (see Peale Papers. Seller Family Papers, vol. 6, 27.) Concerning his polygraph.

General physical description: 10x8

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale
Dec. 28, 1808 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. From original in possession of Historical Society of Pennsylvania; also draft in Bur. of Rolls, v.6, 367 - Ser. 2, v. 68, no. 164.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to C. W. Peale
Jan. 7, 1809 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,368 - Ser.2,v.68,165.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Jan. 15, 1809 

Washington, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. Bur. of rolls, v.6,368 - Ser.2,v.68,166.

Orbison, James.
Letter to [James] Thompson
Feb. 26, 180912-3/4x7-1/2

Chambersburg, A.L.S. 2p. and add. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Describes some land for sale.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-1/2

Patterson, George.
Letter to James Thompson
April 18, 18098x6-1/2

Chestnut Hill, A.L.S. 1p.and add. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Business of farms and mills.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
May 5, 1809 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. Original in University of Texas. 2 copies

Armstrong, John, 1758-1843.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia
May 31, 180912-1/4x7-3/4

Paris, A.L.S. 2p. Does not recommend Paris for the schooling of Peale's children. Refers to Warden. Vol VI p.28

General physical description: 12-1/4x7-3/4

Unidentified.
Letter to Ann Sellers
July 10, 1809 
Ashbridge, Mary Kenyon, 1790-1866.
Letter to Mrs. N. [Elizabeth Coleman] Sellers, Philadelphia;
July, 18098x6-1/4

Kingsess, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Concerning religion. vol I.p. 75

General physical description: 8x6-1/4

Carr, Elizabeth?, d.1812.
Letter to Mrs. Elizabeth [Coleman] Sellers, Philadelphia;
Aug. 14, 180912-1/2x7-3/4

Fells Point, L. 2p.and add. Mutilated. Friendly letter. vol. I.p. 76

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-3/4

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale
Aug. 22, 1809 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. and end. Original in Massachusetts Historical Society.

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Sept. 1, 180910x8

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Concerning the disposition of John Stagg's children. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Ashbridge, Mary Kenyon, 1790-1866.
Letter to Mrs. N[athan] Sellers, Philadelphia;
Sept. 2, 18099-3/4x7-3/4

Port Elizabeth, A.L.S.with initials. 3p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-3/4

DuPré, Lewis, 1762-1813.
Letter to Nathan Sellers, Philadelphia;
Nov. 29, 18097-1/4x5-3/4

Charleston, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Concerning religion. vol. I. p.75

General physical description: 7-1/4x5-3/4

Ashbridge, Mary Kenyon, 1790-1866.
Letter to Mrs. N. [Elizabeth Coleman] Sellers, Philadelphia;
Jan., 18108x6-1/2

A.L.S. 3p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x6-1/2

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to [Mrs.] Angelica Robinson, Baltimore
Feb. 11, 181012-1/2x 8

Typed L. 3p. Copy. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Rembrant in Paris. Museum in care of Rubens. Concerning his farm. With copy of letter from same to same; March 11, 1810.

General physical description: 12-1/2x 8

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to [Mrs.] Angelica Robinson
March 11, 181012-1/2x8

Typed L. 4p. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Rembrandt in Paris. Concerning his farm. With this is copy of letter from same to same; Feb. 11, 1810.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8

Coleman, Rachel.
Letter to Ann Sellers, Philadelphia;
March, 181012-1/4x7-3/4

Alexandria, [ca.] A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Concerning the death of Joseph Coleman of Alexandria. vol I.p.77

General physical description: 12-1/4x7-3/4

Sellers, Elizabeth.
Invitation to Margaret Coleman from Eliza Sellers and Abraham L. Pennock;
May 24, 18108x5

L.in 3rd.P. 1p.and add.

General physical description: 8x5

Sellers, Elizabeth.
Invitation to Hannah Sellers [Hill] from Eliza Sellers and Abraham L. Pennock;
May 24, 18108x5

L.in 3rd. P. 1p.and add.

General physical description: 8x5

Sellers, Elizabeth.
Invitation to Nathan and Elizabeth Sellers from Eliza Sellers and Abraham L. Pennock;
May 24, 18108x5

L.in 3rd.P. 1p.and add.

General physical description: 8x5

Huffey, Robert.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale, Philadelphia;
June 6, 181012-3/4x7-3/4

Alexandria, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Makes donation to his museum.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-3/4

Dodig, Matthew.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale, Philadelphia;
June, 181011-1/2x7-1/2

Boston, L. 1p.and add.,end. Offers to seel natural history curiosities to his museum. vol VI p.29

General physical description: 11-1/2x7-1/2

Stocken, N..
Letter to Ann Sellers, Philadelphia;
July 2, 181010x8

Baltimore, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Friendly letter. vol I. p. 76

General physical description: 10x8

Donovan, Michael, d. 1876.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale, Philadelphia;
July 7, 18109x7-1/4

Dublin, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Wishes to correspond. Will discuss electricity. Refers to Franklin. vol VIp.31

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Binney, Horace, 1780-1875.
Letter to Mrs. Nancy Paschall;
July 9, 18108x5

A.L.S. 1p. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Fairfax, Thomas.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
July 16, 181010x6-3/4

Alexandria, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. vol VI p. 32

General physical description: 10x6-3/4

Swayne, Samuel.
Letter to John Sellers;
July 29, 18108-1/2x7

West Marlborough, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Asks information of his wife's father.

General physical description: 8-1/2x7

Dancer, G..
Letter to Will[ia]m Dancer, Kingston, Jamaica;
Aug. 1, 181010x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Asks for natural history curiosities for Peale. vol. VIp.33

General physical description: 10x8

Barnet, Edward.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale;
Sept. 11, 18109x7-1/4

A.L.S. 2p. Forwards botanical news. vol VIp.34

General physical description: 9x7-1/4

Carr, Elizabeth.
Letter to Nathan Sellers, Philadelphia;
Sept. 19, 181010x7-3/4

Baltimore, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter. vol I.p. 76 The following was a note on the leaf to which this item was pasted: "Elizabeth Carr died at Baltimore Jan. 30, 1812. N.S.Jr."

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Cadwallader, Elizabeth.
Invitation to Ann, Hannah, and Nathan Sellers, jr. from Elizabeth Cadwallader and James Sellers;
Nov. 8, 18108x5

L.in 3d.P. 1p. vol I, P. 78

General physical description: 8x5

Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813.
Letter to Rubens Peale, Museum;
[1810]8x5

Thursday, A.L.in 3rd.P. 1p.and add., end. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Sends natural history specimens (American) for the museum.

General physical description: 8x5

Sellers, Samuel, 1780-1850.
Letter to John Sellers, Upper Darby
Feb. 20, 181112-1/2x8-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Mutilated. Concerning chemistry.

General physical description: 12-1/2x8-1/2

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Rubens [Peale]
March 7, 181110x8

Lancaster, A.L.S. 1p. Draft. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Introduces John Tod and asks that he be shown every courtesy. On same sheet is copy of letter from C.W.Peale to H.Moore; March 9, 1811.

General physical description: 10x8

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to Henry Moore, Montgomery
March 9, 181110x8

Museum, A.L.S. 1p. Draft. (see Peale papers. Mills collection.) Is sorry Titian has run off to visit him. Asks that he return Titian. On same sheet as letter from C.W.Peale to Rubens Peale; March 7, 1811.

General physical description: 10x8

Fiske, Moses.
Letter to [C. W.] Peale, Philadelphia
June 17, 181113 1/2" x 8"

A.L.S. 2p. Description of skeletal remains of Indians found in Warren county, Tennessee, in 1810. Item not found: 12/8/2010

General physical description: 13 1/2" x 8"

Sellers, Nathan, 1788-1867.
Letter to Ann Sellers, Hoodland
Sept. 7, 18119-1/2x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and add, Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x8

Kenyon, Henry.
Letter to Nathan Sellers, Philadelphia
Feb. 7, 181210x8

New York, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Asks if his sister, Mary, is married.

General physical description: 10x8

Kenyon, Henry.
Letter to Nathan Sellers, Philadelphia
Feb. 14, 181212-1/2x7-3/4

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 12-1/2x7-3/4

Kenyon, Henry.
Letter to Nathan Sellers, Philadelphia
Feb. 16, 181210x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Paxton, J. D. (John D.), 1784-1868.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale, Philadelphia
May 10, 181210x8

Lancaster, L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Forwards items for the museum. vol VI p.39

General physical description: 10x8

Scott, Samuel.
Letter to [Charles Willson Peale], Philadelphia
June 18, 181210x8

Dandridge, Tenn., A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. Forwards item for museum. vol VI p.40

General physical description: 10x8

Pennsylvania. General Assembly.
Letter to Nathan Sellers
Dec. 27, 181210x7-1/2

Harrisburg, Printed D.filled in in ms.S.: James Trimble. 1p. and add. Concerning an invention (a perpetual motion machine?) by Charles Readhefer.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Harris, Samuel.
Letter to [Charles Willson] Peale
March 2, 18137 1/2" x 9 1/2"

New York, A.L.S. 1p. and add., end. Relative to a model of a bridge belonging to the late Thomas Paine which had been presented to the Museum.

General physical description: 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"

Trevor & Encele.
Letter to C[harles] W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia
March 2, 18137-3/4x6

Pittsburgh, L. 3p.and add.,end. Concerning glass eyes for stuffed animals in the museum. vol VI p.41

General physical description: 7-3/4x6

Swayne, Samuel.
Letter to John Sellers
March 3, 1813 
Swayne, Samuel.
Letter to [John Sellers]
March 11, 18138-1/4x6-1/2

West Marlborough, A.L.S. 1p. News of their health and of their family. Item not found: 12/8/2010

General physical description: 8-1/4x6-1/2

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W. Peale]
April 17, 1813 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p Original in University of Texas. Printed: Lipscomb and Bergh, v.18, 276. 2 copies

Forman, Thomas Marsh, 1758-1845.
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia
May 31, 181310x8

Georgetown, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Sends U.S. sugar. vol VI p. 43

General physical description: 10x8

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Letter to [Thomas Jefferson]
July 13, 1813 

Philadelphia, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Original in Massachusetts Historical Society.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to Rembrandt Peale
Aug. 11, 1813 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 1p. From Original in Virginia state library

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De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Cha[rle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia
Aug., 181310x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter. Family news.

General physical description: 10x8

Cromwell & Robinson.
Letter to [Charles W.] Peale, Philadelphia
Sept. 4, 181313x7-3/4

Pittsburg, L. 1p.and add., end. (see Peale Papers. Mills collection.) Sends him receipt from a wagoner for delivery of a petrified venison ham.

General physical description: 13x7-3/4

De Peyster, John, 1765-1846/9.
Letter to Charles Wil[l]son Peale, Philadelphia
Nov. 7, 18137-3/4x6-1/2

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Death of Mrs. Christiana De Peyster.

General physical description: 7-3/4x6-1/2

Leffingwell, M..
Letter to John W. Perit, Philadelphia
Nov. 10, 181310x7-1/2

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. News of the family and friends.

General physical description: 10x7-1/2

Peale, Charles Linnaeus, 1794-1832.
Letter to Franklin Peale, Wilmington
Nov. 12, 181310x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Concerning Rachel Morris.

General physical description: 10x8

Peale, Charles Linnaeus, 1794-1832.
Letter to [Benjamin] Franklin Peale, Wilmington
Feb. 3, 181410x8

Bellefield, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Mackenzie, Roderick.
Letter to Rubens Peal [sic], Philadelphia
Feb. 10, 18149-3/4x8

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add., end. Donates item for museum concerning Mary, queen of Scots. vol IVp.47

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Letter to [Benjamin] Franklin [Peale]
March 7, 18148x10

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Is advancing his picture of Elijah. Purposes establishing a drawing academy in Baltimore.

General physical description: 8x10

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Letter to [Charles] Linnaeus [Peale]
April 1, 181410x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. Family news.

General physical description: 10x8

Grubb, Martha G..
Letter to Ann Sellers, Philadelphia;
April 3, 181410x8

Whity Hall, A.L.S. 3p.,add. Friendly letter. vol I p. 85

General physical description: 10x8

Sellers, Ann Evans Ash.
Letter to Elizabeth Sellers, Philadelphia
April 18, 18148x5

Upper Darby, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x5

Smith, Allen.
Letter to Rubens Peale
April 22, 181410x8

A.L.in 3rd.P. 1p.and add.,end. Apologizes for mistake.

General physical description: 10x8

Sellers, Elizabeth Coleman, 1751-1832.
Letter to ----
May 19, 18148x6

A.L.S. 2p. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x6

Fleishman, Henry P..
Letter to Charles W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia
June 4, 181410x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and P.S.by C[harles] Miller, and add.,end. Asks for his items from the museum. vol VI p.50

General physical description: 10x8

Baxter, John George.
Letter to Rubens Peale
June 6, 181413x8

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Wishes to exhibit or seel spinning machine. vol VIp.51

General physical description: 13x8

Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865.
Letter to [Benjamin] Franklin Peale, Wilmington
July 25, 18149-3/4x7-3/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Friendly letter. Family news. Refers to J.Vaughan.

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-3/4

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Letter to Rubens Peale, Philadelphia;
Aug. 22, 23, 181410x8

Baltimore, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. News of the war.

General physical description: 10x8

Randolph, Edward.
Letter to R[ubens] Peale, Philadelphia;
Aug. 27, 18149-3/4x8

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Asks directions for forwarding material for the museum. vol VI p.54

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

Summers, Sybilla Miriam Peale, 1797-1856.
Letter to Linnaeus Peale, Brownville;
Nov. 29, 18149-3/4x7-3/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Friendly letter. Family news. Refers to C.Wistar. Vol VI p.55

General physical description: 9-3/4x7-3/4

Nichols, Arthur St. C..
Letter to Rubens Peale;
Dec. 2, 18149-1/2x7-3/4

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Concerning Cuban lace-wood. vol VI p.56

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-3/4

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Cha[rle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Dec. 9, 181410x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Business.

General physical description: 10x8

Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870.
Letter to Charles L[innaeus] Peale, Brownsville;
Dec. 14, 18149-3/4x8

Wilmington, A.L.S. 3p.and add.,end. Family news.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865.
Letter to ----;
Dec. 23, 18149-1/4x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. (see Peale family papers.) Business. Friendly, family news.

General physical description: 9-1/4x8

Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865.
Letter to ----;
Jan. 4, 18158x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p. Mutilated. (see Peale family papers.) Museum business. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x8

Biddle, Nicholas, 1786-1844.
Letter to Reubens Peale
January 7, 18153 p.

Harrisburg. Regarding Peale's Museum. The state legislature is contemplating a bill through which the state would purchase the building currently occupied by the Peale Museum, since it is currently in disrepair and uninsured. The state would then offer the Peales the chance to rent back the property at a cost of $400. The Peales could alternatively repair and insure the building. Biddle is postponing the bill until he hears back from Peale.

Provenance: M2001-23. Purchased from Catherine Barnes, May 2001.

Summers, Sybilla Miriam Peale, 1797-1856.
Letter to [Charles] Linnaeus Peale, New York;
Jan. 30, 181510x7-3/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add.and P.S.by Rubens Peale. Friendly letter. Defeat of British at New Orleans. vol VIp.59

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865.
Letter to ----;
Feb. 8, 18158-1/2x7-3/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. (see Peale family papers.) Family news.

General physical description: 8-1/2x7-3/4

Callcus, P..
Letter to Charles L[innaeus] Peale, Philadelphia;
Feb. 12, 18159x7-3/4

A.L.S. 2p.,add. Concerning recruiting for the war. vol VI p.60

General physical description: 9x7-3/4

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [Charles Willson Peale]
March 21, 181510x8

Monticello, A.L.S. 4p. (see Peale Papers. Seller Family Papers, Concerning his polygraph.

General physical description: 10x8

Robinson, Angelica Kaufmann, 1755-1853.
Letter to Rubins [sic] Peale, Philadelphia;
March 24, 181510x7-3/4

A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter. vol VIp.63s

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Letter to Rubens [Peale];
May 8, 18159-1/2x7-3/4

Baltimore, A.L.S.in poetic form. 1p.and end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-3/4

Fulton, Harriet Livingston.
Letter to Rubens Peale;
May 9, 18159-3/4x8

New York, L.S.: Harriet Fulton and Wm. Cutting, Receipted by Rubens Peale, May 20, 1815. 1p.and add. (see Peale family papers.) Asks that all paintings belonging to Robert Fulton be returned.

General physical description: 9-3/4x8

Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860.
Letter to Rubens [Peale];
May 11, 18159-1/2x7-3/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S.in poetic form. 2p. (see Peale family papers.) Friendly letter. Refers to Franklin.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-3/4

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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Letter to [C. W. Peale]
June 13, 1815 

Monticello, Photostat of A.L.S. 2p. Original in University of Texas. Printed: Lipscomb and Bergh,v.18,287. 2 Copies

Hill, Peter, d. 1857.
Letter to Nathan Sellers, Philadelphia;
July 4, 18158x4-3/4

A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 8x4-3/4

Sellers, Nathan, 1751-1830.
Letter to [Elizabeth Sellers], Philadelphia;
July 7, 181510x7-3/4

Reading, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Hill, Hannah Sellers.
Letter to Ann Sellers;
July 26, 181510x7-34

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add.with P.S.by Samuel Sellers. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x7-34

Sellers, Ann, b. 1785.
Letter to Hannah Sellers [Hill], Philadelphia;
Aug. 1, 181510x8

Long Branch, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Sellers, Coleman, 1781-1834.
Letter to Mrs. E. Bend, Philadelphia;
Aug. 4, 18157-3/4x6-1/2

Long Branch, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter. Refers to Dr.Wistar.

General physical description: 7-3/4x6-1/2

Sellers, Samuel, 1780-1850.
Letter to Hannah Sellers [Hill], Long Branch;
Aug. 6, Aug. 8, 181510x7-3/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x7-3/4

Sellers, Coleman, 1781-1834.
Letter to Samuel Sellers, New York;
Aug. 17, 181512x7-1/4

New York, A.L.S. 1p.and add. Friendly letter. On same sheet is letter from Sophonisba Sellers to Mrs. E. Bend; [Aug.17,1815]

General physical description: 12x7-1/4

Peale, Sophonisba Angusciola, 1786-1859.
Letter to Mrs. E. Bend;
Aug. 17, 181512x7-1/4

A.L.S. 1p. Friendly letter. On same sheet as Coleman Sellers to S.Sellers; Aug.17,1815.

General physical description: 12x7-1/4

De Peyster, Philip, 1771-1846.
Letter to Cha[rle]s W[illson] Peale, Philadelphia;
Aug. 28, 181510x8

New York, A.L.S. 2p.and add. Money difficulties. Refers to Coleman and Sophonisba Sellers.

General physical description: 10x8

Bradford, R. B. (Royal Bird), 1844-1914.
Letter to Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia;
Sept. 2, 181510x8

New York, A.L.S. 4p.,add. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 10x8

Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865.
Letter to Linneaus Peale, Trenton;
Sept. 10, 18159-1/2x7-3/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-3/4

Summers, Andrew, 1795-1843.
Letter to Charles L[innaeus] Peale, Trneton;
Sept. 24, 181510x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Friendly letter. vol VI p. 67

General physical description: 10x8

Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865.
Letter to Linnaeus Peale, Trenton;
Oct. 18, 181510x8

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 2p.and add.,end. Family news. Enclosed originally in letter from A. Summers to Linnaeus Peale; Oct.19,1815.

General physical description: 10x8

Summers, Andrew, 1795-1843.
Letter to Linnaeus Peale, Trenton;
Oct. 19, 181510-1/2x7-3/4

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Enc. Friendly letter. For enclosure, see: Rubens Peale to C.L.Peale; Oct. 18, 1815. vol VI p.68

General physical description: 10-1/2x7-3/4

Summers, Andrew, 1795-1843.
Letter to Charles L[innaeus] Peale, Trenton;
Nov. 16, 18159-1/2x7-1/2

Philadelphia, A.L.S. 1p.and add.,end. Friendly letter. vol VI p. 69

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Sellers, Ann, b. 1785.
Letter to Hannah Sellers [Hill];
181512-3/4x7-3/4box 3

Long Branch, 27th, A.L.S. 3p.and add. Concerning their father's health. Friendly letter.

General physical description: 12-3/4x7-3/4

Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827.
Letter to [Charles] Linnaeus Peale
Feb. 20, 18169-1/2x7-1/2box 4

Bellefield, A.L.S. 2p. Mutilated. Advice for married life. Concerning the museum. For duplicate, see Letterbook,XIV,12.

General physical description: 9-1/2x7-1/2

Peale, Elizabeth De Peyster Coalman(?).
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