Stephen James Sedgwick (1820- ) was a member of the Photographic Corps of the Union Pacific Railroad. He took photographs
for a history of the railroad's the route west of the Missouri River. His experience led to a series of lectures and exhibitions
throughout the eastern U.S. The collection consists of Sedgwick's papers and correspondence.
Sedgwick was born in 1820; he became a teacher in the New York City public schools, lecturer in natural history, and photographer
who compiled genealogical materials on the Sedgwick family; in 1865 he joined the Photographic Corps of the Union Pacific
Railroad and tranversed the route west of the Missouri River, shooting photographs for a history of the region; the experience
led to a series of lectures and exhibitions throughout the eastern U.S.
1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
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