Rembrandt Peale papers, 1808-1833


Date: 1808-1833 | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


These papers contain seven letters to his wife (1808-1833), a fragment of autobiography on his painting and studies, a notebook containing copies of correspondence about his portrait of Washington, John Godman's Ode suggested by Rembrandt Peale's National Portrait of Washington (1824), and a commonplace book containing kitchen and medicinal recipes.

Background note

Rembrandt Peale was a portrait and historical painter.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Presented by Edward L. Davis and accessioned, 1961 (1961 1833mf).

Location of originals:

Originals in possession of Edward L. Davis.

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


  • Autobiographies.
  • Commonplace books.
  • Microfilm Collection
  • Poems.

Personal Name(s)

  • Godman, John D. (John Davidson), 1794-1830
  • Peale, Eleanor May
  • Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860
  • Washington, George (1732-1799)


  • Painting.
  • Portraits.