• Reference
      GB 133 Eng 1186/11
  • Dates of Creation
      [early 1880s-1950s]
  • Physical Description
      4 sub-series; . 50 items; . 105 pieces.

Scope and Content

This series is comprised of photographic prints of varying type and quality, and includes: formal group photographs of the Bolton Whitman group at various stages in its history; portrait photographs and snapshots of individual members and their families, visitors to the group, and other friends of Wallace and Minnie; photographs of the Traubel family in America and the Bain family of Canada; one print of Walt Whitman; and various miscellaneous items.


The majority of the photographs had already been bundled together to form a series of sorts, either by Minnie or by past Library staff. At least some of the photographs were originally enclosed with correspondence, but have subsequently been removed from the related letters. Original order and provenance are therefore hard to determine and this series is based on the subject matter of the material.

Many of the photographs include keys to the figures depicted and additional information written by Minnie Whiteside either on the reverse or on the images themselves; these keys are useful but not always entirely accurate.

All photograph sizes quoted include frames and mounts.

Related Material

Eng MS 1331 contains some Whitman-related photographs, 4 photographs of the Eagle Street College, and a small number of photographs of American friends of Whitman. Eng MS 1171 contains 1 photograph of Whitman.