Peale family papers, [n.d.]


Date: n.d. | Size: 1 microfilm_reel(s)


These papers include two pages by Rubens Peale concerning landscapes, a notebook by Rembrandt Peale relating to the portrait of Washington, and a commonplace and recipe book, with sketches of gas lights.

Background note

The Peale family was composed of accomplished artists during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 microfilm reel.


Presented by Edward L. Davis and accessioned, 1962.

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


  • Commonplace books.
  • Microfilm Collection
  • Notebooks.
  • Recipes.
  • Sketches.

Personal Name(s)

  • Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860
  • Peale, Rubens, 1784-1865
  • Washington, George (1732-1799)


  • Gas-lighting.
  • Landscape drawing, American.
  • Painting.