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MS Am 1118.99b

Dickinson family. Dickinson family photographs, circa 1840-1940: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b, pf
Call No.: MS Am 1118.99b
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Dickinson family.
Title: Dickinson family photographs,
Date(s): 1840-1940.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 portfolio box)
Abstract: Images of the poet Emily Dickinson's family and friends, family homes, gravesites, and other Dickinson-associated places.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Thomas Wentworth Higginson portrait cabinet photograph bequest of Evert Jansen Wendell, 1918.
45M-425 (6) and (7): (6) Emily Dickinson photographs of daguerreotype ca. 1847; and (7) John L. Graves photograph purchased with funds from the Morris Gray Fund, 1946 April 13.
46M-290: Gift of Miss Louise B. Graves, 1947 May 12.
98M-69: The bulk of the Dickinson papers (including these photographs), formerly in the possession of Martha Dickinson Bianchi and A.L. Hampson, was given by Gilbert H. Montague,1950.
51Z-1: John Long Graves daguerreotype gift of Louise B. Graves, 1951 July. 26.
The Homestead photograph [no. (83), item 5 below] gift of Mrs. George E. Pearl, 1955.
The Newman family ambrotype, 52Z-1, was the gift of Mrs. George E. Pearl, 1950.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Conditions Governing Use:

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Preferred Citation for Publication:

Dickinson Family Photographs, circa 1840-1940 (MS Am 1118.99b). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

The reader should note that there are additional Dickinson associated visual materials held by the Houghton Library but cataloged under different call numbers. Please consult HOLLIS for the complete listings. As of the date of the compilation of this finding aid, some notable additional materials are:


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Scope and Contents

Photographs include the following formats: ambrotype, cabinet photographs, cartes-de-visite, daguerreotypes, group portraits, portraits, photograph on milk glass, proofs, tintypes, and others.
Other materials include: clippings, drawings, engraving plate, engravings, lithographs, notes, and postcards.

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