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Letterbooks, 1767-1827.

Author: Charles Willson Peale
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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This collection contains copies of outgoing business and personal correspondence on a wide variety of topics with a great many persons. Subjects include events in Philadelphia, his museum and its exhibits, Peale's hopes for the museum's acquisition by the city or state, the exhumation and exhibition of the mastodon, construction and promotion of the polygraph, agricultural concerns (including the operation of his
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Named Person: Joseph Banks; Joel Barlow; J B Bordley; John Dickinson; John De Peyster; William Duane; Peter Stephen Du Ponceau; Andrew Ellicott; Benjamin Franklin; Robert Fulton; Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire; John Hawkins; Michael Hillegas; Joseph Hopkinson; David Hosack; Thomas Jefferson; Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette, marquis de; Benjamin Henry Latrobe; Henry Laurens; Thomas McKean; Franklin Peale; Charles Willson Peale; Rembrandt Peale; Titian Ramsay Peale; David Ramsay; Thomas Jefferson Randolph; Angelica Kaufmann Peale Robinson; Thomas Sully; John Vaughan; George Washington
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Willson Peale
OCLC Number: 122488728
Notes: The main body of the Peale Collection is described in brief in American Philosophical Society "Year Book" 1945:74-77.
Description: 18 v.

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This collection contains copies of outgoing business and personal correspondence on a wide variety of topics with a great many persons. Subjects include events in Philadelphia, his museum and its exhibits, Peale's hopes for the museum's acquisition by the city or state, the exhumation and exhibition of the mastodon, construction and promotion of the polygraph, agricultural concerns (including the operation of his farm Belfield), natural history, and false teeth.

Volume No. 19 (1825) of the Letterbooks is missing. There is a 3-volume calendar and an index, as well as the extensive index with the microfiche edition.

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