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Archives related to: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

titleMorse family papers, 1779-1868.
repositoryYale University Library
collection titleThe principal figures in this collection are Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) and his sons Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) and Richard Cary Morse (1795-1868). More than half of the collection is made up of correspondence (1779-1868) among members of the family. Also included are legal and financial papers, sermons by Jedidiah and Richard Cary Morse, travel journals, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, printed matter, and photographs.

Jedidiah Morse’s missionary work among the Indians and his concern for their condition is reflected in a number of letters on the subject. Samuel F. B. Morse, who had a double career as a painter and as the inventor of the telegraph, is represented by correspondence, depositions on his invention, and three drawings by a student (dated 1862). Richard Cary Morse’s papers contain a biography of Jedidiah Morse and extensive journals on travels to the Bay of Fundy in 1822; to Europe in 1837-1838 in search of a cure for his depression; and again to Europe in 1855. One of the entries in his journal of 1837-1838 is his account of the coronation procession of Queen Victoria. Correspondence with his wife, Sarah Louise, between 1838 and 1850 conveys a vivid picture of family life and many details on the sickness of children.

Biographical/Historical note:
Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826): minister, educator; active in evangelism and missionary work; author of Geography Made Easy (1784), the first geography written in the United States.
Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872): artist, professor of art at New York University (1832-1837); inventor.
Richard Cary Morse (1795-1868): minister, editor.


Location: LSF-Request for Use at Manuscripts and Archives
Call Number: MS 358
extent8 linear ft. (21 boxes, 1 folio)
formatsCorrespondence Writings Photographs Scrapbooks Personal Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/redirect/findaid.php?num=0358&typ=ms
record sourcehttp://orbis.library.yale.edu/
finding aidThe finding aid is available in the repository and on the Internet.
acquisition informationGift of the Morse family, 1943-1950. The papers of Richard Cary Morse were given by Mrs. Lawrence C. Wilkinson in 1976.
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titleJohn Trumbull papers, 1750-1961 (inclusive).
repositoryYale University Library
collection titleThe papers consist of correspondence, legal and financial records, and writings which document the artistic career, business ventures, and personal life of John Trumbull. The papers also include correspondence, diaries, and financial and legal records of other Trumbull family members and of related Huntington, Lanman, Silliman, and Wadsworth family members. Files of Theodore Sizer containing his research material and writings on John Trumbull are also in the papers.

Occupation:
Artists.

Location: LSF-Request for Use at Manuscripts and Archives
Call Number: MS 506
extent5.25 linear ft. (17 boxes)
formatsCorrespondence Business Papers Personal Papers
accessThe entire collection is available on microfilm. Patrons must use FILM HM 221 instead of the originals.
record linkhttp://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/redirect/findaid.php?num=0506&typ=ms
record sourcehttp://orbis.library.yale.edu/
finding aidThe finding aid is available in the repository and on the Internet.
acquisition informationGift of Maria Trumbull Dana, 1938-1939; and from others and through purchases, 1939-1984.
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titlePeale family papers, 1784-1864.
repositoryThe Winterthur Library
collection titleThis collection contains original documents and approximately 70 historic black and white photographs of paintings of and by Peale family members. Original documents are from Charles Willson, Rembrandt, and Rubens. Most documents are business letters concerning exhibits, transportation of paintings, and works in progress.

Photostats of two letters from Charles Willson to Thomas Jefferson and a copy of Practical Treatise on Painting in Oil Colors, London: B. and J. White, 1795, annotated by Rembrandt, are included. Of particular interest is a manuscript in Rembrandt's hand of his lecture entitled, "Washington and his Portraits." In this lecture, delivered several times between 1858-1860, Rembrandt describes George Washington and the circumstances in which various artists, including himself and his father, painted him.

Biography or history
This well-known family of American born painters was headed by Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) and his younger brother, James (1749-1831). Many of their sons and daughters became prominent artists, both in America and abroad. Among them are Rembrandt (1778-1860), Rubens (1784-1865), Titian Ramsay (1799-1885), Sarah M. (1800-1885), James Jr. (1789-1876), Margaretta Angelica (1795-1882), Maria (1787-1866), Mary Jane (1827-1902), Raphaelle (1774-1825), and Anna Peale Claypoole (1791-1878). While most of the family members are represented in this collection by photographs of portraits of them or their works, the autographed papers of only three family members are represented here: Charles Willson, Rembrandt, and Rubens.

Associated materials
Mills, Coleman. Data on the Peale Family. Mic. 884, The Winterthur Library, Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera Winterthur, DE 19735.

Location
The Winterthur Library Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera Winterthur, DE 19735.

Call Number
Col. 396
extent2 boxes : ill. ; 26 cm.
formatsCorrespondence Personal Papers Photographs
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record linkhttp://findingaid.winterthur.org/html/HTML%5FFinding%5FAids/COL0396.htm
record sourcehttp://www.npg.si.edu/research/research2.htm
finding aidAn electronic finding aid in WordPerfect software is available for use in this repository.
acquisition informationMaterials are from various sources.
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titleCharles Willson Peale Letterbooks, 1767-1827.
repositoryAmerican Philosophical Society
collection titleBusiness and personal correspondence on a wide variety of topics with a great many persons. Subjects include events in Philadelphia; the Philadelphia Museum, its exhibits, and Peale's hopes for its 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; false teeth, etc. Correspondents include, among many others:

Sir Joseph Banks
Joel Barlow
John Beale Bordley
John Dickinson
James De Peyster
William Duane
Peter S. Du Ponceau
Andrew Ellicott
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Fulton
Isidore Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire
John Hawkins
Michael Hillegas
Joseph Hopkinson
David Hosack
Thomas Jefferson
Marquis de Lafayette
Benjamin Henry Latrobe
Henry Laurens
Thomas McKean
Rembrandt Peale
Titian R. Peale
Franklin Peale
Mrs. Angelica Robinson
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
David Ramsay
Thomas Jefferson Randolph
William Smith
Thomas Sully
John Vaughan
George Washington
Volume 19 (1825) of the letterbooks is missing. There is a 3-vol. calendar and an index, as well as the extensive index with the microfiche.


Bio/History:
Charles Willson Peale was an artist and naturalist.
extent18 v.
formatsCorrespondence Microfilm
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.amphilsoc.org/library
finding aidIn respository
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titleLetter: Monticello to Rembrandt Peale, 1813, August 11.
repositoryLibrary of Virginia
collection titleJefferson acknowledges receiving agate and madrepore (tropical corals). He wishes Peale success in establishing a museum. Peale's museum and gallery in Baltimore failed in 1814.

Bio/History:
Rembrandt Peale (1778-1860) studied art under his father Charles Willson Peale and Benjamin West. His father commissioned him to paint a portrait of Thomas Jefferson. After his Baltimore museum and gallery failed, he successfully established himself in New York and Philadelphia.
extent1 item: facsimile.
formatsCorrespondence Photocopies
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.loc.gov/coll/nucmc/
acquisition informationThe location of the original is unknown.
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titlePapers of Thomas Jefferson, 1705-1826.
repositoryLibrary of Congress
collection titleMicrofilm of originals in the Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston)
extent32 microfilm reels
formatsMicrofilm
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://catalog.loc.gov
finding aidFinding aid available in the Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room.
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titleAmerican Philosophical Society selected records, 1784-1954.
repositoryArchives of American Art
collection titleSelected art related letters, committee reports, registrars' and curators' records, pamphlets and exhibition catalogs from the Archives of the American Philosophical Society. Many of the letters are to the Society's secretary and librarian John Vaughan; a few are to the Society's presidents Thomas Jefferson and Peter S. Du Ponceau, and officials John K. Kane and J. Peter Lesley.

Among the correspondents are Benjamin Franklin, Benjamin West, Charles Willson Peale, Jacob Perkins, Philip Tidyman, Charles B. Lawrence, John Trumbull, Thomas Sully, Joseph Delaplaine, Robert Patterson, John Quincy Adams, Titian Ramsay Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Joel Roberts Poinsett, Victor G. Audubon, and Robert Fulton.

Also included are copies of the registrar's cards for portraits and busts owned by APS, arranged alphabetially by sitter; "Preliminary Notes, Biographical Sketches, and memoranda chronologically arranged, for insertion in the Curator's Catalog of Portraits, Busts, and Bas-Reliefs in the Collection of the American Philosophical Society. Illustrated by photographs taken from the originals by Mrs. Julius A. Sachse, mem. A.P.S."; ca. 25 exhibition catalogs and pamphlets, 1811-1840, for exhibitions of the Society of Artists of the United States, Columbian Society of Artists, Artists' Fund Society, Artists' and Amateurs' Association and for works by Thomas Sully, Gilbert Stuart, Benjamin Robert Haydon, Joseph Delaplaine and others; and newspaper clippings, 1917, about the controversy surrounding portraits by Albert Rosenthal hung in Independence Hall (reel P36, fr. 372-401).
extent 3 partial microfilm reels. reels P34 (fr. 199-213); P35 (fr. 164-259; 262-489); P36 (fr.1-10; 372-401); P37 (fr.588-870)
formatsCorrespondence Exhibition Catalogs Business Papers
accessContact repository for restrictions and policies.
record sourcehttp://www.siris.si.edu/
acquisition informationMicrofilmed for the Archives of American Art, 1955. The letters are mainly American Philosophical Society records, but many were pulled from ASP's Misc. Mss. and various other collections, and microfilmed in no apparent order. Descriptive cards microfilmed with each letter indicate location of originals. Originals in: American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Pa.
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titleDrawings and account books, 1751-1826.
repositoryThe Winterthur Library
collection titleSome of these 140 drawings are architectural in nature, showing buildings and details with notes and specifications. Other drawings are land surveys. The account books are for household expenses including entertainment, food, furniture, fodder and corn, horsecare, etc. This is only the first reel of a ten reel set that was published.

Biography or history
Jefferson was author of the Declaration of Independence, author of the statute of Virginia for religious freedom, and father of the University of Virginia.

Location
The Winterthur Library: Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera, Winterthur, DE 19735.

Call Number
Mic 2523
extent1 microfilm reel.
formatsMicrofilm
accessNot to be reproduced or published without permission from owner.
record sourcehttp://library.winterthur.org:8000/cgi-bin/webgw
finding aidSummary of contents on separate pages; guide pamphlet at beginning of film. Guide to the Microfilm Edition of The Jefferson Papers of the University of Virginia, 1732-1828. Douglas W. Tanner, ed. Microfilm Publication Number Nine. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Library, 1977; available at repository.
acquisition informationReproduction Microfilm. Charlottesville : University of Virginia, Alderman Library, 1977. 1 microfilm reel : positive ; 35 mm. Originals in: Alderman Library, University of Virginia.
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title[Photographs of drawings] [graphic].
repositoryThe Winterthur Library
collection titleFolders contains photographs and information sheets related to drawings signed or attributed to artists whose most active years fall between 1800 and 1825. Information may include the title of work, owner, medium, additional provenance, date, dimensions, and medium. Most photographs are black-and-white and of professional quality.

For drawings catalogued before 1999, an in-house index file related to the persons and places depicted in the images gives additional access to the collection; there is no topical subject index available.

For drawings catalogued after 2000, an in-house electronic database, SeeDAPC, is available. Records on SeeDAPC are also available through the "Multimedia Link" below.

Preferred citation
Photographic Index of American Art and Design, Visual Resources, Winterthur Library.

Location
The Winterthur Library: Photographic Index of American Art and Design, Visual Resources Department, Winterthur, DE 19735.

Call Number
Drawings 18.1.
extent50 folders
formatsPhotographs Notes
accessReproduction only by written permission from drawing's owner and deputy director, Winterthur Library.
record sourcehttp://library.winterthur.org:8000/cgi-bin/webgw
finding aidOrganized into folders according to artist, alphabetically arranged by artist's last name.
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titleThomas Jefferson, Correspondence and papers, [ca. 1790-1826].
repositoryThe New-York Historical Society
collection titleThe collection consists of 29 original letters and a 12-page copy of debates taken by Jefferson, statements of debt to foreign countries (1791-1805), a copy of a letter from Jefferson to Gov. Langdon (1810), and a naval document signed by Jefferson permitting passage of a merchant ship.

The letters concern both personal and governmental affairs including letters to Maria Jefferson Eppes, John W. Eppes, Col. Nicholas Lewis, John Page, W.C. Nicholas, Joseph Milligan (bookseller), Joel Barlow, Esq., Mr. Gibson, etc. Letters to Mr. Gibson relate to the price and prospect of flour exporting.

Location: New York Historical Society Manuscripts Collection
Call Number: Mss Collection Misc. Mss. Jefferson, Thomas
extent1 box (ca. 33 items).
formatsCorrespondence
accessContact repository for access and restrictions.
record sourcehttp://www.bobcat.nyu.edu
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titleJames Waldo Fawcett papers 1847-1968 [manuscript] bulk 1963-1968
repositoryHistorical Society of Western Pennsylvania
collection titleJames Waldo Fawcett was born October 23, 1893, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of James Thomas and Mary (Herron) Fawcett. At eleven years of age he became a regular contributor to the Pittsburgh Dispatch. Later, he moved to Washington, D.C., and was an editor for the Washington Post, then editorial writer for the Star, a position he held for 23 years. These papers include correspondence, research notes, newspaper clippings, speeches, book reviews and other sundry materials.

Archives Collection
MSS 0152

Preferred Citation:
Papers of James Waldo Fawcett, 1847-1968, MSS#152, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

extent.75 linear ft.
formatsCorrespondence Research Files Clippings Writings Ephemera
accessThis collection is open for research.
record linkhttp://digital.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/f/findaid/findaid-idx?type=simple;c=hswpead;view=text;subview=outline;didno=MSS152
record sourcehttp://digital.library.pitt.edu/hswp/
finding aidOnline finding aid has been encoded as a part of the Historic Pittsburgh project a joint effort of the University of Pittsburgh and the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. Funding for this portion of the project has been donated by the Hillman Foundation.
acquisition informationThese papers came in one accession in 1970.Acc# 1970x Gift of James Waldo Fawcett, 1960-1967, and of his estate, 1970, (Papers).
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titleGladys Graham's Dress Shop receipt book and letter from Helen C. Frick.
repositoryHistorical Society of Western Pennsylvania
collection titleArchives Collection
1996.0117
extent.05 linear ft.
formats
accessContact repository for access and restrictions.
record sourcehttp://digital.library.pitt.edu/hswp/
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