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Charles Wesley Emerson Homestead Photographs Collection

Identifier: MSS 042

Scope and Contents

The Charles W. Emerson Homestead Collection is a collection of glass plate negative prints from our College founder Charles Wesley Emerson's summer estate in Rochester, Vermont. Depicting Emerson, his family, home and surroundings, this collection offers a glimpse into his country life during the 1890s.


  • 1890 - 1899

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to researchers.


111 photographs; 2 boxes

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Existence and Location of Originals

The original photographs are in the possession of Charles Wesley Emerson's descendants, who allowed Emerson College to make reproductions for the College Archives.

Existence and Location of Copies

Processing Information

Rosalie Gartner

Last Updated August 2017

Charles Wesley Emerson Homestead Photographs Collection
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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