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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Thr 782

Victorian portrait collection

Portrait photographs of Victorian-era persons.


  • 1860-1900

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

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 retrieval policies and times.


.25 linear feet (1 box)

Portrait photographs of primarily British luminaries from the Victorian period. Some are unidentified or only partially identified. Individuals are not primarily from the theatrical world, but are scholars, politicians, military officers, etc. Also includes a stipple engraving portrait, a photomechanical print portrait, and a manuscript sample of characters of various languages.


Arranged into the following series:
  1. I. Portrait photographs
  2. II. Other material

Physical Location

Harvard Depository


Material received in box with label: "From Herbert Cahoon."

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2010MT-11. Gift of Thomas Garrett; received: 2010 October 9.

Forms part of the Fredric Woodbridge Wilson Collection of Theater, Dance and Music (Harvard Theatre Collection).

General note

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. See access restrictions below for additional information.

Processing Information

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt
Link to catalog
Victorian portrait collection, circa 1860-1900: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library
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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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