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Inventory of Photographs from the Marsh Family Papers, circa 1855-1952
BANC PIC 1963.004-.009  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: Photographs from the Marsh Family papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1855-1952
    Collection Number: BANC PIC 1963.004-.009
    Creator: Marsh family
    Extent: circa 350 photographic prints 91 digital objects (91 images)
    Repository: The Bancroft Library.
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: Photographs from the Marsh and Camron (Cameron) family. Collection includes large number of portraits and several albums of the Marsh and Camron (Cameron) families and friends. In addition, views taken in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Mill Valley, Pleasanton, Auburn, Ben Lomond, Soda Spring, Calif. and other locations (Honolulu) are present. Photos depict city views, missions, ships, camping, vacationing, and exteriors and interiors of residences.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research, except for portraits (tintype and portrait on ivory[?]), which are restricted. Use of portraits only by permission of the appropriate curator. Inquiries concerning these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.
    Also, the collection is partially unarranged and unavailable for use. Inquiries regarding these materials should be directed, in writing, to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Photographs from the Marsh Family Papers, BANC PIC 1963.004-.009, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

    Alternate Forms Available

    Digital reproductions of selected images are available.

    Related Collections

    Title: Marsh Family Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1815-1960,
    Identifier/Call Number: BANC MSS C-B 879

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the estate of Amy Gertrude Cameron, with additions from the estate of Dorothy V. Lyman, 1965.

    Biographical Information

    John Marsh and his wife Abigail Smith (Tuck) Marsh were early California pioneers in Contra Costa County. Their daughter, Alice, married William Walker Camron, a landowner in the vicinity of Orinda, Calif. and, later, a resident of Oakland, Calif. Alice and/or her daughter changed the spelling of their surname to Cameron.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Photographs from the Marsh and Camron (Cameron) family. Collection includes large number of portraits and several photograph albums of the Marsh and Camron (Cameron) families and friends. In addition, views taken in San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Monterey, Mill Valley, Pleasanton, Auburn, Ben Lomond, Soda Spring, Calif. and other locations are present. Photos depict city views, missions, ships, camping, vacationing, and exteriors and interiors of residences. Two 1860s cartes de visite photographs by W. Dickson of Honolulu are included, picturing a grass house and poi eaters. One ambrotype (collodion positive) plate of the John Marsh home (Brentwood area, Contra Costa Co., Calif.) and numerous later views of the home and the historic marker erected are present.
    Summary of portions of collection, as divided by 6 call numbers:
    1963.004: Portraits of the Marsh, Tuck and Camron (Cameron) families and friends, 11 of which are cased photographs (daguerreotypes, ambrotypes and tintype).
    1963.005: Album of cartes de visite portraits of the Camron (Cameron), Marsh, Tuck, and related families in California and New England, chiefly.
    1963.006: Album of cabinet card portraits of the Camron (Cameron), Marsh, Tuck, and related families in California and New England, chiefly.
    1963.007: Miscellaneous family photographs, including views of family homes, San Francisco Bay Area snapshots, and other California locales.
    1963.008: Album and removed snapshots of Bay Area and other California locations.
    1963.009: Album of cyanotype outdoor scenes taken by William Walker Cameron. Locations include: Auburn, Soda Springs, Sierra Nevada mountains, Calaveras, Bay Area locales.