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ABCFM Daguerreotypes Collection

 Collection
Call Number: RG 324

Scope and Contents

This collection contains daguerreotype images of missionaries who had been appointed for service by The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The daguerreotype process for creating photographs was used during the 1840s and 1850s. This collection was originally held at the Franklin Trask Library of Andover Newton Theological School and was transferred to the Yale Divinity Library in 2017.

Dates

  • circa 1840-1860

Creator

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies available.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection transferred from Andover Newton Theological School in 2017

Extent

3 Linear Feet (12 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/divinity.324

Biographical / Historical

Information on complete names, life dates, dates of service, and geographic areas of mission stations of the missionaries is from the published guide to the microfilm collection, Papers of The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, and from biographical sketches compiled by John Adams Vinton.
Title
Guide to the ABCFM Daguerreotypes Collection
Author
Yale Divinity Library staff
Date
2022
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Describing Archives: A Content Standard (Dacs)

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