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Valuable real estate. Philadelphia Museum. Peremptory sale
Faced with severe financial difficulties, the board of trustees of the Philadelphia Museum (more popularly known as Peale's Museum) was forced to sell the building it had erected in 1838 (see Goodman #73: 973 C683, no. 95). On August 5, 1841, Robert Patterson, acting on behalf of the American Philosophical Society, tendered the winning bid for the structure, the society having decided to sell its Philosophical Hall on Independence Square to the city of Philadelphia and move to the relatively new building which had been constructed for the Philadlephia Museum. Negotiations with the city fell through, however, and the Philadelphia Museum was given a temporary reprieve from its financial obligations, while the American Philosophical Society was forced to remain in its original home., Located in Box #5.