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MS Thr 782

Victorian portrait collection, circa 1860-1900: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Thr 782
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Victorian portrait collection,
Date(s): 1860-1900.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Portrait photographs of Victorian-era persons.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.
Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).


Material received in box with label: "From Herbert Cahoon."

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.
This collection is not housed at the Houghton Library but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Victorian Portrait Collection, circa 1860-1900 (MS Thr 782). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University.


Arranged into the following series:

Scope and Contents

Portrait photographs of primarily British luminaries from the Victorian period. Some are unidentified or only partially identified. Individuals are not primarily from the theatrical world, but are scholars, politicians, military officers, etc. Also includes a stipple engraving portrait, a photomechanical print portrait, and a manuscript sample of characters of various languages.


This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

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