Research Catalog

William Henry Jackson papers

Title
William Henry Jackson papers, 1862-1942.
Author
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
Supplementary Content
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Details

Description
2.8 linear feet (8 boxes).
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Maps.
  • Photographs.
  • Rosters.
  • Sketchbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Microfilm or digital images must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
  • available in NYPL Digital Gallery.
  • available in NYPL Digital Gallery.
Biography (note)
  • William Henry Jackson was an American photographer, artist and writer, best known as the photographer for the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1870-1879.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 1541
Author
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942.
Title
William Henry Jackson papers, 1862-1942.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Microfilm or digital images must be used in lieu of originals when available.
Summary
Collection consists chiefly of William Henry Jackson’s diaries, (including diary transcripts, reconstructions, and narratives) which span the years from his enlistment in the Union army during the Civil War at the age of 19 until his death in 1942 at the age of 99. Remainder of the collection consists of letters written to his wife during his travels abroad as a photographer with the World's Transportation Commission, 1894-1896; photographs taken in India, New Zealand and Korea; two sketchbooks of pueblos; four notebooks; and a few pieces of ephemera that had been tucked into the diaries.
Additional Formats
Diaries, 1862-1901, and letters to his wife, 1894-1896; available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-313
Original diary, 1869 June 22-Sept. 27 (1869) and typed transcript; available in NYPL Digital Gallery.
Typed narrative/reconstruction, 1867-1869, "Omaha and the Union Pacific;" available in NYPL Digital Gallery.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Related materials in the Manuscripts and Archives Division include the Robert Brewster Stanton Papers. The Photography Collection of The New York Public Library holds an extensive collection of Jackson's photographs and stereographs; among the images available in NYPL Digital Gallery are his "Mammoth prints of Colorado and Wyoming." Many of Jackson's Detroit Publishing Company photographs and those taken during the World's Transportation Commission expedition are available on the Library of Congress American Memory website.
Biography
William Henry Jackson was an American photographer, artist and writer, best known as the photographer for the U.S. Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 1870-1879. He produced some of the earliest photographs of Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming wilderness areas.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Artists.
Photographers.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1541
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