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- Documents Relating to the Charles Willson Peale Portrait of George Washington
- Manuscripts Division
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- 1 volume and 0.1 linear feet
Consists of reproductions of a portrait of Washington painted by Charles Willson Peale and documents relating to the possession of the original painting.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of reproductions of a portrait of Washington painted by Charles Willson Peale and documents relating to the possession of the original painting. (Washington had this portrait painted and presented to Joseph Wilson in gratitude for his services.) Included are the patents of appointment for Joseph Wilson as consul for the United States at Dublin signed by Washington in 1794 and for Thomas Wilson signed by John Quincy Adams in 1826. Also present are certified copies of portions of the wills of members of the Wilson family in which the portrait is mentioned, a brief history of its ownership by James Harrington Wilson in 1906, and other documents.
No acquisition information available.
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No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Documents Relating to the Charles Willson Peale Portrait of George Washington; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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