Charles Foster Diary Photographs
Collection — other: 1 folder in Box 2
Scope and Contents
The Charles Foster Diary Photographs consists of twenty 4 3/4" x 3 1/2" black and white copy prints of illustrations drawn by Foster in the diary he kept from 1835 to 1853. Many of these illustrations are not identified, but among those identified are drawings associated with the 1840 presidential campaign of William Henry Harrison; the "Ohio Belle" steamboat; and a view of New York Bay from Yonkers, New York.
- Foster, Charles, 1802-1889 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
The photographs are open for research.
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Method of Acquisition
The Charles Foster Diary Photographs were donated to the Archives of Appalachia by Howard Thomas Sleigh, Jr. in August 1986. The original diary and plates of Foster's drawings were in the possession of Martha B. Hammer of Johnson City, Tennessee. The current owner and location of the diary is unknown.
Marie Tedesco completed processing and the collection was opened in June 1995.
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