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MS Am 1118.15

Graves, Louise B., collector. Louise B. Graves collection of reproductions of the Emily Dickinson daguerreotype, circa 1897 and 1978: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1118.15
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Graves, Louise B., collector.
Title: Louise B. Graves collection of reproductions of the Emily Dickinson daguerreotype,
Date(s): 1897 and 1978.
Quantity: 1 collection (.3 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Photographs and negatives of, and letters concerning, the various stages of the retouching of reproductions of the Emily Dickinson daguerreotype portrait.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

99M-3. MS Am 1118.15 (1) Gift of Amherst College Library, 1978 Mar. 31.
46M-286; 46M-287; 46M-288; 46M-289; and 46M-291. Gift of Miss Louise B. Graves, 56 River Street, Boston, Mass.; received: 1947 May 12.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Louise B. Graves Collection of Reproductions of the Emily Dickinson Daguerreotype, circa 1897 and 1978 (MS Am 1118.15). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

See also: MS Am 1118.99b (23) for additional material concerning the retouching of the ED daguerreotype image; and also the Curatorial file for additional comment on this collection of images.

Biographical / Historical

Emily Dickinson was an American poet.

Scope and Contents

The original daguerreotype portrait of Emily Dickinson (taken circa 1847) is now owned by the Amherst College Library. Reproductions of this image were retouched by Laura Coombs Hills, circa 1897. The photographs and negatives in this collection depict the various stages of the retouching. Also includes letters concerning the portrait.

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