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Charles Foster Diary Photographs

 Collection — Box: A (Small Photos), Folder: 1
Identifier: AppMs-0189

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 - 1978


Conditions Governing Access

The photographs are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. The archives does not have information about who photographed the drawings or owns the diary itself.


20.00 item(s)

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The photographs are listed in the order in which they appear at the end of Sleigh's thesis. However, there is evidence that these were added to the thesis by Archives staff at the time of binding so order may be inconsequential.

Method of Acquisition

The original diary and plates of Foster's drawings were in the possession of Foster's granddaughter, Martha B. Hammer of Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1979. The current 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.

  • Sketches Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
  • Steamboats Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
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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