The collected papers of Charles Willson Peale and his family, 1735-1885 (inclusive), [microform].


Date: 1735-1885 | Size: 449 microfiche_card(s)


The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, journals, financial records, writings, lectures, reproductions of sketches and documents which detail the lives of three generations of the Peale family. Material relating to the Peale Museum is also included.

Background note

Charles Willson Peale was an artist and naturalist.

Collection Information

Physical description

449 microfiche cards.


Presented by C. W. Peale editorial project and accessioned, 11/--/1980 (1980 2075micf).


Reproduced by Kraus Microform, Millwood, New York, 1980.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Peale's Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Family Name(s)

  • Peale family.


  • Microfilm Collection

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social life and customs.
  • United States -- History -- 1783-1865.


  • Artists.

Personal Name(s)

  • Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827
  • Peale, Franklin, 1795-1870


  • Art
  • Natural history.
  • Painters -- United States.