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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 2593

Images of the Channing, Fuller, and Loring families


Daguerreotypes of Transcendentalist Margaret Fuller, and cabinet photographs and prints of the Fuller family, Channing family, and Loring family.


  • 1850-1887

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection materials are open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Images linked to the finding aid describing this collection are intended for public access and educational use. This material is owned and/or held by the Houghton Library, and is provided solely for the purpose of teaching or individual research. Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution requires the permission of the curator.


.3 linear feet (1 box)

Includes images of a few members of the Massachusetts families of Channing, Fuller, and Loring. Images include two daguerreotypes of Margaret Fuller (1810-1850), a photograph print of the Fuller family (brothers, sister, and mother of Margaret Fuller), two cabinet photographs of Marjorie Channing Loring, and a deathbed cabinet photograph of Barbara Channing (d.1880).

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Fuller was an American Transcendentalist, author, and feminist. The Channings, Lorings, and Fullers were prominent Massachusetts families during the 19th-century.


Arranged alphabetically by name of subject of image.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

59M-277. Presented in memory of Margaret Fuller Channing Loring by her granddaughter, Charlotte Loring Lowell (Mrs. Ralph Lowell); received: 1960.

Donor was the great-grandchild of William Ellery Channing 2nd and Ellen Kilshaw Fuller Channing.

Related Materials

See also the daguerreotype of a painting of Fuller in bMS Am 1086 (1). [Box 1]

Separated Materials

See also from same donor: Channing family. Correspondence and papers (bMS am 1610).

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Images of the Channing, Fuller, and Loring families, circa 1850-1887: Guide.
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