Collection of Photographs of 19th century American Scenes

Scope and Content

The collection of photographs is composed of American and some Canadian scenes and shows: a series of views of a camping trip to Lake Muskoka in 1899; Moon River Falls; domestic farm animals; walnut bins; a picnic party; Grant's Tomb in 1896, and views of the old Grant's Tomb; photographs of New York City including Battery Park, Broadway, and Lower Broadway; home interiors in Santa Paula, California; Cliff House, San Francisco; the Old Spanish Mission, Santa Barbara; and a picture of Toronto firemen.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miss Buttolph, who presented the collection at the turn of the twentieth century, was said to be a functionary of the New York Public Library.

Access Information

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Miss Buttolph, 1901.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using the material in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.