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Archives related to: Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845

titleWilliam Gilmore Simms collection of papers, [1839]-[1869?] (Humanities- Berg Collection)
locationNew York Public Library, Manuscripts and Archives Division
collection titleThis is a synthetic collection consisting of correspondence written by the author. The letters, dating from [1839] to [1869?], are addressed to E. L. Carey, T. Apoleon Cheney, Josh Esten Cooke, Caroline Howard Gilman, Rufus Wilmot Griswold, Sarah Margaret Fuller, Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli, and others.

Biography
William Gilmore Simms was an American writer of biographies, essays, historical romances, lyric poetry, poetic drama, literary criticism, and short stories.

extent14 items.
formatsCorrespondence
accessCollection is restricted to qualified scholars and researchers through the Office of Special Collections, Room 316
record linkhttp://www.nypl.org/sites/default/files/archivalcollections/pdf/whitneyhhcookery.pdf
record sourcehttp://catalog.nypl.org/record=b11996402~S1
finding aidInventory list and card catalog available in repository. Collection guide available on the internet: http://catnyp.nypl.org/search?/.b7667694/.b7667694/1,1,1,B/l856~b7667694&FF=&1,0,,1,0
acquisition informationThis is a synthetic collection, created from materials acquired through gift and purchase from various sources.
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titleJoseph Sill selected diaries, 1832-1854.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleCa. 850 pages of selected art related excerpts from Sill's diaries. The diaries date from 1832 to 1854 and document his own painting activities, his association with the Artists and Amateurs Association, Artists' Fund Society, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

He gives his reactions to the work of other artists as seen in exhibitions in Philadelphia and New York, especially at the National Academy of Design, as well as in private collections. He writes about panoramas shown in Philadelphia, purchases of works of art for himself and others, commissions to artists to paint pictures for him, etc.

In particular he writes frequently of his friend, the collector and patron Edward L. Carey, and of Carey's collection. He often mentions John Sartain, James R. Lambdin, Peter F. Rothermel, Daniel Huntington, Thomas Sully, William H. Furness, Emanuel Leutze, George L. Saunders, Samuel B. Waugh, Paul Weber, William J. Hubard, Monachesi, and John Neagle. He tells of the founding and subsequent activities of the Art-Union of Philadelphia; the sale of Joshua Shaw's paintings and his misfortunes; the work and ill natured personality of William Page; meeting with and a drawing and description of John J. Audubon; a controversy between Robert W. Weir and Samuel F. B. Morse about who will paint the Mayflower Compact; V. G. Audubon's efforts to get subscribers for his father's book; and Bowen's lithographic shop.
He characterizes Edward Watmough and William E. Winner.

Bio / His Notes:
Collector, amateur painter; Philadelphia, Pa.
extent2 partial microfilm reels. reels P29-P30
formatsMicrofilm Diaries
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMicrofilmed for the Archives of American Art in 1955 by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Diaries donated to the Society by Edward Madiera. Location of Original: Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Joseph Sill diaries, Mss. collection # 600.
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titleThomas Cole papers, 1821-1863.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleNotebooks; sketchbooks; drawings; letters; manuscript poems; catalogs; paintbrushes.

REEL D40: ca. 575 drawings.

REEL D6: Letters, manuscript poems, catalogs and a sketchbook dated March 10, 1832.

REEL D39: 2 v. of notebooks; 1825, and 18 v. of sketchbooks, 1827-1847. Cole sketches mainly in New York State, The White Mountains, England, Italy, and Catskill, N.Y.

REELS ALC 1- ALC 4: Correspondence with Cole, including letters from friends, family, artists, and others; journals; notes; essays; lectures; poetry; clippings; and financial records.

Correspondents include: William Althorpe Adams, Samuel James Ainsley, Francis Alexander, Theodore Allen, Washington Allston, Thomas B. Ashton, Edwin T. Bennet, Simeon D. Bloodgood, William C. Bryant, Edward L. Carey, Cephas G. Childs, Lewis G. Clark, Thomas S. Cummings, Franklin Dexter, William Dunlap, Asher B. Durand, Robert Gilmor, George W. Greene, Charles C. Ingham, Charles R. Leslie, Jonathan Mason, Samuel F. B. Morse, John L. Morton, Henry C. Pratt, Luman Reed, John P. Ridner, Jonathan Sturges, Ithiel Town, Isaiah Townsend, Charles B. Trego, William P. Van Rensselaer, Cornelius Ver Bryck, Daniel Wadsworth, Samuel Ward, Robert W. Weir, Ambrose Wright, and others.

Additional forms:
35mm microfilm reels D6, D39, D40, and ALC 1- ALC 4 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Bio / His Notes:
Painter; Catskill, N.Y. Cole lived most of his life in New York City even though he studied abroad. He was elected member of National Academy in 1826.
extent 7 microfilm reels. reels D6, D39, D40, and ALC 1- ALC 4
formatsCorrespondence Notebooks Sketches Manuscript Drawings
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidList of contents of reel D39 and list of correspondents on ALC 1-ALC 4 available at Archives of American Art offices.
acquisition informationMaterial on reels D6, D39, D40 lent for microfilming 1961 by the Detroit Institute of Art. Material on reels ALC 1-ALC 4 lent for microfilming 1964 by the New York State Library. Paintbrushes were discovered 1964 by S.J. Fishburne, Albany Institute restorer, in basement of Cole's house. He turned them over to the Institute's director, Janet MacFarlane, who donated them to AAA, 1965. Location of Original: Reels ALC 1-ALC 4: Originals in New York State Library, Albany, New York. Reels D6, D39, D40: Originals in Detroit Institute of Art.
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titleSelected art related letters from Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Society Collection, 1760-1935.
locationArchives of American Art
collection titleLetters, mainly from artists, and documents selected from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's miscellaneous manuscript collection (Society Collection). Letters are to various people; 46 of them are to Townsend Ward and a few are to John A. McAllister, photographer. Many of the letters refer to paintings, portraits, commissions, and awards.

Writers of letters include: Edwin Austin Abbey, Mary Gertrude Abbey, F.W. Bayley, Albert Bierstadt, George Catlin, Joseph Ceracchi, John Gadsby Chapman, John Cheney, James Claypool, James Cox, F.O.C. Darley, Joseph Delaplaine, Humphrey Donnehue, William Dunlap, Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere, S. Eliot, Charles Fevret De Saint-Memin, Charles Dana Gibson, Harold Edgar Gillingham, Horatio Greenough, George Harding, Levi Hollingsworth, William Morris Hunt, Daniel Huntington, Henry Inman, Horatio Gates Jones, James Reid Lambdin, Will Hicok Low, Edward Dalton Marchant, William Henry Moody, John Neagle, Albert Newsam, Bass Otis, Thomas Paine, Charles Willson Peale, Franklin Peale, James Peale, Jr., Mary Jane Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Titian Ramsay Peale, Joseph Pennell, Clement Penrose, Robert Piggot, Thomas Buchanan Read, William Trost Richards, Thomas Prichard Rossiter, Peter Frederick Rothermel, William Rush, John Sartain, Stephen Alonzo Schooff (to Townsend Ward), Russell Smith, Charles H. Stephens, Thomas Sully, Philip Syng, John Vanderlyn, N.P. Willis, Alexander Wilson and Patience Wright.

Among the recipients of letters are Archibald Alexander, David S. Brown, William Belcher, Col. Brodhead, B. Burrell, Carey & Hart, Edward L. Carey, Henry C. Carey, Miss Clarke, Mr. Curren, Joseph Delaplaine, John Dickinson, Dr. Dickson, William Dillwyn, William Duane, James B. Elliott, Mrs. Langdon Elwyn, Mantle(?) Fielding, John W. Francis, Charles P. Hayes, David Hosack, Mr. Howell, Major William Jackson, Horatio Gates Jones, John W. Jordan, H.H. Kjmball, C.G. Leland, Joseph Leidy, J.B. Lippincott, George Livermore, James Madison, J. Hill Martin, John McAllister, James McMurtrie, James Monaghan, J. Murray, Albert Cook Myers, Rebecca and Isabella Nathans, John Neagle, C.S. Ogden, John Paca, Charles Willson Peale, Rembrandt Peale, David Rittenhouse, Albert Rosenthal, John Sartain, Jacob Schreiner, James Shrigley, James Ross Snowden, W.D. Snyder, Dr. Sommerville, J.C. Stanbridge, F.D. Stone, Henry Troth, Mr. Vaux, Townsend Ward, William Hill Wells, G.M. Wharton, Thomas Wharton, Henry J. Williams, and Samuel B. Wylie.

Other items include a sonnet of S.T. Coleridge by Washington Allston; business card of Pennel Beale; catalog of medals and coins of silver in the possession of Hon. John Smith compiled by Du Simitière, 1772; printed address by Mrs. John C. Montgomery soliciting donations for the repair of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, destroyed by fire, 1845; William Morris Hunt's admission ticket to Peale's Museum, 1836, stating his height and weight; description of objects on display at the Peale Museum, 1820; a photograph and business card of Benjamin Randolph; invitations and notes to Gilbert Stuart; typescript by Frank H. Taylor on lithography, 1923; subscription book for engravings of paintings by John Trumbull; and a page from John Archibald Woodside's daybook, 1802-1803.
extentca. 150 items (on 2 partial microfilm reels) reels P23 (fr. 513-705) & P24 (fr. 1-3)
formatsMicrofilm Correspondence Ephemera
accessPatrons must use microfilm copy.
record linkhttp://www.aaa.si.edu/collections/selected-art-related-letters-historical-society-pennsylvanias-society-collection-10935
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
finding aidMicrofilm inventory available at AAA offices.
acquisition informationMicrofilmed by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for the Archives of American Art, 1955. Location of Original: Originals in Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Society Collection.
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titleCarey, Lea & Blanchard Correspondence, 1823-1849.
locationUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleCollection consists of mostly single letters from approximately 40 individuals addressed to Henry Charles Carey, Isaac Lea, or William A. Blanchard. Senders with more than one letter have the number of letters in parentheses following their names. The majority of the letters are from authors, including George Bancroft, Robert Montgomery Bird, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, William Cullen Bryant, Fleetwood Churchill, Willis Gaylord Clark (2), James Fenimore Cooper, George William Featherstonhaugh, Henry D. Gilpin, John D. Godman, Mary Griffith, John Griscom, Washington Irving (2), John Kennedy Pendleton (4), James Kent, William Francis Lynch (3), Grenville Mellen, Eliza Robbins, L. H. Sigourney, Nathaniel Parker Willis, and William B. Wood.

Other senders write to order books, settle accounts, recommend or complain about publications, and deal with other publishing business. These include former University of Pennsylvania provost Frederick Beasley, William Shepard Biddle, clergymen George Washington Doane and Samuel Miller (filed under D. Fenton), Peter Stephen Du Ponceau, U.S. congressman Edward Everett (2, including one about copyright law), Joseph Henry, John McLean, and American Journal of Science editor Benjamin Silliman (2). Senders directly involved with the company as employees or booksellers include Edward L. Carey, A. W. Griswold, Robert Walsh, and M. L. Weems.

Biography/History:
Philadelphia publishing company.

Cite As: Carey, Lea & Blanchard Correspondence, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Ms. Coll. 421
extent1 box.
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu/
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titleHenry Charles Carey (1793-1879) Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1825-1865, n.d.
locationUniversity of Pennsylvania
collection titleConsists of two folders.

First folder contains 12 letters (dated 1825) to Henry Charles Carey, from E. L. Carey, Isaac Lea and Philip Nicklin (also known as Peregrine Prolix); one letter (dated 1825) from Henry Charles Carey to Miss Maria Carey; and one undated note from Henry Charles Carey to a Mr. Carleton.

Second folder contains one letter dated 1865 to an unknown correspondent, in which Carey discusses the death of Abraham Lincoln.
Provenance: Letter to Maria Carey gift of Seymour Adelman, 1964.

Letter concerning Lincoln’s death purchased from The 19th Century Shop in Baltimore, Md., 6 December 1989.
LC Subject(s): Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

Other Contributors: Carey, Edward L., 1806-1845.
Carey, Maria.
Lea, Isaac, 1792-1886.
Nicklin, Philip Houlbrooke, 1786-1842.
Prolix, Peregrine, 1786-1842.

Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Misc Mss
extent15 items (15 leaves).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.franklin.library.upenn.edu/
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