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.
Collection of Photographs of 19th century American Scenes
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- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-462
- Dates of Creation1895-1900
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Descriptioncirca 35 photographs
Scope and Content
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.
Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.
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.