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Drawing/Watercolors, 1818 - 1883

 Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

This series is made up of 65 drawings and 10 watercolors and is arranged with one subseries identifying the drawings signed by T.R. Peale. The majority are in pencil though there are some ink drawings. Many of these drawings are of animals or sketches of landscapes completed during Titian R. Peale’s travels as the naturalist on the U.S. Exploring Expedition (1838-42). Some of these have been removed from his sketchbooks and were studies for the illustrations he would later create for publication. Any attribution is due to either the drawings being signed or that Peale added notes on the paper.


  • 1818 - 1883


Conditions Governing Access

Please contact Special Collections; materials are sometimes restricted


7 Boxes

80 Items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


This drawing/watercolor series includes a subseries of drawings created by Titian R. Peale. These drawings are in boxes A1 and A2, though there are 9 others in box A3. The arrangement is based on the order on which the drawings were originally processed, though the folders have been renumbered for this finding aid.


Some folders have Roman numerals from their initial processing. Consult numbers in bottom left corner while using this finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Museum Archives at the Gottesman Research Library Repository

American Museum of Natural History
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