An archive of 10 early photographs related to members of the Donelson family of Middle Tennessee, including some of the children of Andrew Jackson Donelson and Emily Tennessee Donelson, and of Stockley and Phyla Ann Donelson. Includes: a 1/4 plate ambrotype of Rachel Jackson Donelson (daughter of Andrew Jackson Donelson and Emily Tennessee Donelson, born in the White House), the mat with impressed marks F.H. Clark & Co. (Memphis) and Remington (possibly Stephan Remington of Memphis, photographer); a 1/6 plate bust length daguerreotype of John Samuel Donelson (son of Andrew Jackson Donelson and Emily Tennessee Donelson, a Captain in the Confederate Army, died in Civil War 1863; inscription inside notes "Made while at Yale University 1851"); a 1/6 plate ambrotype of Mary Emily (Donelson) Wilcox (daughter of Andrew Jackson Donelson and Emily Tennessee Donelson) with a child on her lap identified as Mary Rachel Wilcox but possibly her son Andrew Donelson Wilcox; a 1/4 plate tintype of (Mary) Emily, Caroline, and Lawrence Donelson (children of Stockley and Phyla Ann Donelson); a 1/6 plate ambrotype identified as Mary Walton (likely an adult picture of Mary Emily Donelson Walton, seen in the aforementioned daguerreotype); a pair of 1/6 plate daguerreotypes depicting portraits of the Rev. Burchett Douglas and Frances (Patsy) McGee of Sumner County; two daguerreotypes in matching case of an unknown man and woman, and 1 tintype of unknown man. Also included is an early printed photograph of a cemetery with note on back that it depicts the graves of Captain John Donelson, Mary Purnell Donelson, and Emily Donelson; it is signed Fanny Walton. Provenance: purchased by consignor at a Lewisburg, TN estate sale. Condition: Rachel Jackson Donelson: tarnish halo around edge of image; cover separated from case. John Samuel Donelson: 1" loss to preserver, tarnish halo around edge of image. Mary Emily Donelson Wilcox and infant: dark discoloration to right side of image, some hairlines to background, cover separated from case. 3 Donelson Children: Some losses and wear to case, missing cover. Photographs of the portraits and of Mary Walton and single unidentified man are missing their covers and have some wear to cases. Photographs of unidentified couple have some tarnish halos and wear to cases.
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