ABCFM Daguerreotypes Collection
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. Series III contains two color miniature portraits that date from 1839. 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.
- circa 1839-1860
Existence and Location of Copies
Digital copies available for some.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection transferred from Andover Newton Theological School in 2017
Series I: Photographs of Missionaries appointed by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
Series II: Photographs of Other Individuals and Scenes
Series III: Miniature Portraits
3.5 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
- Guide to the ABCFM Daguerreotypes Collection
- Yale Divinity Library staff
- Description rules
- Finding Aid Prepared According To Describing Archives: A Content Standard (Dacs)
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