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Guide to the Saint-Mémin Print Collection
1794-1808
 PR 226

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on January 05, 2012
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Portraits

Scope and Contents note

Series I. Portraits date from 1796 to 1808 and contains profile portrait engravings, made after drawings by Saint-Mémin and his early partner Valdenuit, assisted by a physiognotrace mechanism. Profile portraits in this collection were made in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Richmond, Baltimore, and Burlington, NJ, often of government notables and upper-class urban dwellers. The series is arranged into three subseries: Portrait album; Framed portraits, and Loose portraits.

In 1862, Elias Dexter published a book of Saint-Mémin's American portraits, each of which was photographed by Gurney & Son. While some sitters were misidentified in Dexter's volume, it has been used as a standard means for identification of the Saint-Mémin portraits. Dexter's number (which does not correspond to a chronological or alphabetical listing) follows the sitter's name in the Container List.

Subseries I. Portrait Album

Scope and Contents note

The Portrait album holds twenty-eight portraits, bound together in a small, leather-covered album. In general, these engravings were trimmed to their plate borders and pasted on to the album pages. There does not seem to be an order to the portraits; they have been listed in the container list in the order they appear in the album.

The portraits in the album are listed as they appear. Inscriptions are noted.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Saint-Mémin, Charles Balthazar Julien Fevret de (D. 5)

General note

Philadelphia

1804
Box: 1 Somerville, William Clarke (D. 624)

General note

Richmond

1808
Box: 1 Bayard, James Asheton (D. 421)

General note

Inscr. "Drawn & engrd. by St. Memin Philadela."

1801
Box: 1 Griffin, Thomas (D. 479)

General note

Washington

1805
Box: 1 Clarke, William (D. 477)

General note

Washington

1807
Box: 1 Gilmor, Mary Ann Smith (D.284)

General note

Inscr. "St. M. delt. & sct." Baltimore

1803
Box: 1 Dana, Samuel Whittelsey (D. 430)

General note

Washington

1806
Box: 1 Dallas, Alexander James (D. 138)

General note

Philadelphia

1801
Box: 1 Campbell, Levin Hicks (D. 376)

General note

Baltimore

1804
Box: 1 Ormsby, Sarah Mahon (D. 38)

General note

Philadelphia

[1801]
Box: 1 Darieu (D. 256)

General note

Inscr. "Drawn & engrd. by St. Memin Philada."

1800
Box: 1 Henry, Isaac (D. 421)

General note

Inscr. "Drawn & engrd. by St. Memin Philada."

1802
Box: 1 Thieubert (D. 249)

General note

Philadelphia

1803
Box: 1 Bryan, Joseph (D. 486)

General note

Washington

1805
Box: 1 Coale, Edward Johnson (D. 338)

General note

Baltimore

1804
Box: 1 Gilmor, William (D. 353)

General note

Baltimore

1803
Box: 1 Bartlett, Bailey (D. 472)

General note

Inscr. "Drawn & engrd. by St. Memin Philadela."

1800
Box: 1 Purviance, Samuel Dinsmore (D.431)

General note

Washington

1805
Box: 1 Tucker, Thomas Tudor (D. 412)

General note

Washington

1805
Box: 1 Lewden, Joseph (D. 294)

General note

Inscr. "Drawn & engrd. by St. Memin Philada."

1802
Box: 1 Guenet (D. 324)

General note

Philadelphia

1803
Box: 1 Newton, Thomas Jr. (D.497)

General note

Washington

1806
Box: 1 Huger, Benjamin (D. 488)

General note

Washington

1805
Box: 1 Burrall, Jonathan (D. 41)

General note

Philadelphia

1798-1803
Box: 1 Powell, Leven (D. 462)

General note

Inscr. "Drawn & engrd. by St. Memin Philadelphia"

1800
Box: 1 Morton, Cornelia Schuyler (D. 37)

General note

Inscr. "St. Memin & Valdenuit No. 27 Pine St. N. York"

1797
Box: 1 Boyd, John Parker (D. 222)

General note

Inscr. "Drawn & engrd. by St. Memin Philada."

1802
Box: 1 Rush, Benjamin (D. 153)

General note

Inscr. "Benjamin Rush" Philadelphia

1802

Subseries II. Framed Portraits

Scope and Contents note

Framed portraits include three small individual engravings and two larger frames holding composite portraits. The frames may or may not have been contemporary with the engravings, but all seem to be nineteenth century in origin. The largest frame, with a total of twenty engravings, includes eighteen Saint-Mémin portraits of United States Congressmen, as well as two profiles, not by Saint-Mémin, of George Washington and John Adams. Another frame holds four portraits, all New Yorkers.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Lincklaen, Helen Ledyard (D. 735)

General note

Philadelphia

1798
Box: 1 Lincklaen, John (D. 111)

General note

New York

1796-1797
Box: 1 Thurman, John [Dr. Hill] (D. 56)

General note

Inscr. "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York"

1797-1798
Box: 1 Van Rensselaer, Stephen (D. 55)

General note

Inscr. "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York"

1797
Composite of Four Portraits
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 1 Barclay, Andrew B.? (D. 60)

General note

Inscr. "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York"

1796
Box: 1 Cuyler, James (D. 78)

General note

Inscr. "Valdenuit & St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York"

1796-1797
Box: 1 De Peyster, Nicholas Jr. (D. 86)

General note

Inscr. "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York"

1797
Box: 1 Thompson, Thomas (D. 91)

General note

Inscr. "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York"

1797
Composite of Twenty Portraits (Eighteen by Saint-Mémin). All members of Congress, taken in Washington
Container 1     Title Date
Box: 2 Baldwin, Simeon (D.448)
1807
Box: 2 Betton, Silas (D. 500)
1805
Box: 2 Campbell, John (D. 427)
1806
Box: 2 Dana, Samuel Whittelsey (D. 430)
1806
Box: 2 Davenport, John (D. 426)
1806
Box: 2 Dwight, Thomas (D. 436)
1806
Box: 2 Griffin, Thomas (D. 479)
1805
Box: 2 Hastings, Seth (D. 435)
1806
Box: 2 Hunt, Samuel Jr. [Thompson] (D. 498)
[1805]
Box: 2 Lewis, Joseph (D. 474)
1805
Box: 2 Livingston, Henry Walter (D. 433)
1804
Box: 2 Lowndes, Thomas (D. 496)
1805
Box: 2 Nicholson, Joseph Hopper [Stephenson, James] (D 475)
[1806]
Box: 2 Pickering, Timothy (D. 434)
1806
Box: 2 Plumer, William (D. 481)
1806
Box: 2 Purviance, Samuel Dinsmore (D.431)
1805
Box: 2 Stedman, William (D. 437)
1805
Box: 2 Van Rensselaer, Kiliaen Kiliaen (D. 438)
1805

Subseries III. Loose Portraits

Scope and Contents note

Seventeen loose portraits are filed alphabetically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Armstrong, William (D. 8)

General note

Inscr. "Valdenuit & St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York 97"

1797
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Bloomfield, Joseph (D. 186)

General note

New York

1798
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Bruce, Archibald (D. 51 )

General note

Inscr: "St. Memin & Valdenuit No. 27 Pine St. N.York"

1796-1797
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Bullus, John (D. 511)

General note

Washington

1807
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Clinton, Cornelia Tappen (no Dexter #)

General note

Inscr. "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York"; Four copies

1797
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Clinton, George (no Dexter #)

General note

Inscr. "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York"; Four copies

1797
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Clinton, James (D. 57)

General note

Inscr. "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York"

1797
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Clinton, Mary Little Gray (D. 742)

General note

Inscr: "St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York"

1798
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Izard, Ralph II (D. 395)

General note

Washington

1805
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Lawrence, James (D. 35)

General note

possibly Burlington, N.J.

1810
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Livingston, Eliza Barclay (D. 302)

General note

Inscr. "Valdenuit & St. Memin No. 27 Pine St. N.York 97"

1797
Box: 3 Folder : 8 McIlvaine, Joseph (D. 22)

General note

Inscr. "Drawn & engrd by St. Memin Burlington"

1798
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Robertson, Thomas Bolling (D. 614)

General note

Richmond

1807-1808
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Simmons, James (D. 216)

General note

Washington

1806
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Tayloe, John, III (D. 408)

General note

Washington

1806
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Washington, William Augustine III (D. 924)

General note

Washington

1804
Box: 3 Folder : 12 White, John Moore (D. 168)

General note

Inscr. "Drawn & engrd by St. Memin Philada."

1798-1803

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