Charles Foster Diary Photographs
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
- Foster, Charles, 1802-1889 (Person)
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.
Language of Materials
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.
Marie Tedesco completed processing and the collection was opened in June 1995.
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