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Charles Foster Diary Photographs

 Collection — other: 1 folder in Box 2
Identifier: AppMs-189

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.


  • 1973


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.

Related Materials

A copy of the thesis, "The Diary of Charles Foster" by Howard Thomas Sleigh, Jr. (ETSU, 1973) has been catalogued into Special Collections.

Processing Information

Marie Tedesco completed processing and the collection was opened in June 1995.
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA