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Alexander Fullerton Huston scrapbook of world leaders

Ms. Coll. 1167

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Creator:
Huston, Alexander Fullerton
Title:
Alexander Fullerton Huston scrapbook of world leaders
Date:
circa 1870s
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1167
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet (1 volume)
Language:
English
Abstract:
Little is known about the owner of this album, Alexander Fullerton Huston. Huston probably lived in Pennsylvania in the mid to late 19th century and possibly practiced law. This volume is dated roughly to the 1870s and contains engravings and photographs of European and American royalty, leaders, explorers, scientists, philosophers, and actors. It is divided into thirteen sections, each one being defined by a geographic region. Within these sections, there are engravings and photographs of the most influential people of that area presented in chronological order.
Cite as:
Alexander Fullerton Huston scrapbook of world leaders, circa 1870s, Ms. Coll. 1167, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

Little is known about the owner of this album, Alexander Fullerton Huston. Huston probably lived in Pennsylvania in the mid to late 19th century and possibly practiced law.

Scope and Contents

This collection dates roughly to the 1870s and contains engravings and photographs of American and European royalty, political leaders, military leaders, explorers, scientists, philosophers, artists, and actors. It is divided into thirteen sections, each one being defined by a geographic region. Within these sections, there are engravings and photographs of the most influential people of that area presented in chronological order, from the beginning of the country’s history to roughly 1870. The sections include America, England, Denmark and Sweden, Italy, France, Germany and Prussia, Russia, Poland, Prague and Austria, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Turkey. After these thirteen sections is a handwritten description of Dr. Michael Leib (1760-1822), a U.S. Senator from 1809 to 1814, which is followed by Dr. Leib’s obituary.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2016 February 8

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kelin Baldridge

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use, however, researchers interested in using this volume will require assistance from Kislak staff as it is extremely fragile. Please make an appointment to use the material so that staff will be available.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. Horace Wright, 1964.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Engravings (prints)
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
Subject(s)
  • Nobility
  • Politicians
  • World history

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Collection Inventory

Volume

Scrapbook, circa 1870s.

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