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Portraits and Signatures Collection, ca. 1825-1900
1 archives box (0.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Artificial collection of engravings and photographs, predominantly portraits of a variety of individuals, as well as reproduced signatures. Subjects include American presidents, British monarchs, famous actors, Lord Jeffery Amherst, and others.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Curator of Special Collections.

Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Portraits and Signatures Collection is an artificial collection of engravings and photographs, being predominantly portraits of a variety of individuals both famous and unknown and including many signatures in reproduction. Subjects include George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and several other American presidents and statesmen; Lord Jeffery Amherst; Kings George III, George IV, George V and Queen Victoria of England; and several actors in character (George Alexander, John L. Toole). The collection also includes a series of engravings depicting scenes from Shakespeare's plays, several depictions of historic events in European history, and a small number of city views. Also of note are two photographs of teachers and children in the Freedmen's schools sponsored by the American Missionary Society, Norfolk, Virginia, ca. 1865. The collection also includes one folder of unidentified 19th century photographs.

Arranged alphabetically by subject.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the collection for research use.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from the collection should be directed to the Curator of Special Collections.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in Portraits and Signatures Collection [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
URL: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives
Language
English.
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contents List
Adams, John


Box 1: folder 1
Adams, John Quincy


Box 1: folder 2
Adams, John Quincy


Box 1: folder 3
Alexander, George


Box 1: folder 4
American Missionary Association - Freedman's Schools - 2 photos c. 1865 (Miss Coan; Miss Skearman)


Box 1: folder 5
Amherst, Lord Jeffery


Box 1: folder 6
Anderson, Mary


Box 1: folder 7
Arnold, Miss


Box 1: folder 8
Barlow, Joel


Box 1: folder 9
Basin, City of


Box 1: folder 10
Bouchard, Eva (Maria Chardelaine); Louis Hemon; Samuel Chardelaine


Box 1: folder 11
Bryant, William Cullen


Box 1: folder 12
Burroughs, John


Box 1: folder 13
Buchanan, James


Box 1: folder 14
Cable, G. W.


Box 1: folder 15
Chatham, Death of


Box 1: folder 16
Chardelaine, Maria


Box 1: folder 11
Chardelaine, Samuel


Box 1: folder 11
Clay, Henry


Box 1: folder 17
Cleveland, Grover


Box 1: folder 18
Colbert, Jean Baptist


Box 1: folder 19
Duck, Stephen


Box 1: folder 20
Durham Cathedral (2)


Box 1: folder 21
Dyer, John (2)


Box 1: folder 22
Fields, James Thomas


Box 1: folder 23
Fillmore, Millard


Box 1: folder 24
Franklin, Benjamin


Box 1: folder 25
Garfield, James Abram


Box 1: folder 26
George III, King of England


Box 1: folder 27
George IV, King of England


Box 1: folder 28
George IV, King of England


Box 1: folder 29
Gibralter, Siege of


Box 1: folder 30
Grant, Ulysses Simpson


Box 1: folder 31
Hamilton, Alexander


Box 1: folder 32
Harrison, Benjamin


Box 1: folder 33
Harrison, William Henry


Box 1: folder 34
Hayes, Rutherford Birchard


Box 1: folder 35
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von


Box 1: folder 36
Hemon, Louis


Box 1: folder 11
Hill, Aaron


Box 1: folder 37
Hilton Castle


Box 1: folder 38
Horatio, Death of


Box 1: folder 39
Howe, Richard Howe, Lord


Box 1: folder 40
Hurd, Richard


Box 1: folder 41
Jackson, Andrew


Box 1: folder 42
Jefferson, Joseph


Box 1: folder 43
Jefferson, Thomas


Box 1: folder 44
Jennings, Clara


Box 1: folder 45
Johnson, Andrew


Box 1: folder 46
Johnson, Samuel


Box 1: folder 47
Kellog, Orlando


Box 1: folder 48
Lafayette, Marie Joseph, Marquis de


Box 1: folder 49
Lamb, Charles


Box 1: folder 50
Langtry, Lily


Box 1: folder 51
Leasowes, Estate of


Box 1: folder 52
Lee, Robert E., Surrender of


Box 1: folder 53
Lincoln, Abraham


Box 1: folder 54
Lincoln, Abraham


Box 1: folder 55
Mackay, F.F.


Box 1: folder 56
Madison, James


Box 1: folder 57
Monroe, James


Box 1: folder 58
Mortland, Anna


Box 1: folder 59
Owens, John E.


Box 1: folder 60
Penn, William


Box 1: folder 61
Phelps, Samuel


Box 1: folder 62
Pierce, Franklin


Box 1: folder 63
Polk, James Knox


Box 1: folder 64
Roberts, Cornelia Bishop


Box 1: folder 65
Rowe, George F., Jr.


Box 1: folder 66
Sandeyer, Sybil


Box 1: folder 67
Seward, William H.


Box 1: folder 68
Shakespearian Scenes (12)


Box 1: folder 69
Shield, Lion


Box 1: folder 70
Sunbury, Town of


Box 1: folder 71
Taylor, Zachary


Box 1: folder 72
Thomson, James (6)


Box 1: folder 73
Toole, John L.


Box 1: folder 74
Tyler, John


Box 1: folder 75
Van Buren, Martin


Box 1: folder 76
Queen Victoria


Box 1: folder 77
Washington, George


Box 1: folder 78
Waterloo, Battle of


Box 1: folder 79
West, Gilbert


Box 1: folder 80
William IV


Box 1: folder 81
Unidentified Photographs - 14, (3 ferrotypes), tax stamps on back c. 1864-65


Box 1: folder 82

Search Terms
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Subjects
  • American Missionary Association--History--Sources.
  • Portraits.
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Illustrations.
  • Signatures (Writing)

Contributors
  • Amherst College. Library.


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