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COLLECTION Identifier: 2007M-33

Lowell family photographs and daguerreotypes


Comprised of the following: one oversized album of photographs primarily by A. H. Folsom of John Lowell homes, their interiors, and miscellaneous Lowell-related images; album of cartes-de-visite of Lowell, Putnam, and Lawrence family members, including Amy Lowell; daguerreotype of Judge Samuel Putnam; and daguerreotype of Sarah Putnam.


  • 1700-1925

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Restrictions on Access

Access requires permission of curator.

Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access copy.


1 linear feet (1 box)




See curatorial file for listing of contents of 2 albums.

System Details Note

Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. (

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Mary L. Bundy. Method of acquisition--Gift (2 albums plus 1/2 interest in 2 daguerreotypes); Date of acquisition--2007 December 18. Accession number--2007M-33.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Jane L. Gardiner. Address--52 Bridge Street, Manchester, MA 01944. Method of acquisition--Gift (1/2 interest in 2 daguerreotypes); Date of acquisition--2007 December 18. Accession number--2007M-33.

Processing Information

Minimal description derived from existing records and converted to online finding aid, Betts Coup, 2020.

Lowell family. Lowell family photographs and daguerreotypes (2007M-33): Guide
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2018 November 16
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