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SUB-SERIES Identifier: MS Hyde 98

B. Photographs


  • 1853-2005
  • Majority of material found within 1939-2003

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

The bulk of this collection is not housed at the Houghton Library, but is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and for retrieval policies and times.


88 linear feet (84 boxes, 3 pf boxes, and 7 volumes)

Physical Location

Harvard Depository, b, pf, ms

General note

Photographs are arranged chronologically, as most of them were arranged in their original packets by the donor. Many folders include negatives. Most photographs are in good condition, but some are Polaroids which are badly faded.

Folders containing negatives exclusively are listed accordingly.

Most descriptive information comes from notes found on the original photograph envelopes, most of the notes being in Lady Eccles's hand. No effort has been made to verify the accuracy of these notations. Some photographs may have been removed from their envelopes before their arrival at Houghton Library. Some photographs also appear in the Four Oaks Farm guest books.


Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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