Edward C. Boynton Collection

MUM00661

PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00661/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Title
Edward C. Boynton Collection
Date [inclusive]
circa 1856-1861
Extent
3.0 boxes
Abstract:
Edward Carlisle Boynton, a Professor of Chemistry, Minerology, and Geology at the University of Mississippi from 1856 until 1861, was an avid photographer. This collection of his glass plate negatives records antebellum portraiture and places on the University of Mississippi campus.

Preferred Citation

Boynton Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Edward Carlisle Boynton, born 1824 in Windsor Vermont, graduated from the West Point Military Academy Graduate in 1846 and served twelve years in the United States Army before joining the University of Mississippi faculty in 1856. Boynton was as a Professor of Chemistry, Minerology, and Geology until the outbreak of the Civil War when he left the University in 1861, leaving his negatives behind. He never returned to collect them.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains glass plate negatives of antebellum scenes of the University of Mississippi campus as well as family photographs and self-portraits. A portion of this collection has been digitized.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

Open.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. EAD encoded finding aid by Susan Ivey, February 2014.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- Buildings
  • University of Mississippi -- History

Format(s)

  • collodion negatives

Geographic Name(s)

  • Oxford (Miss.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Boynton, Edward C. (Edward Carlisle), 1824-1893

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Folder 1: Edward C. Boynton, sitting in a suit with his arms crossed. 

Folder 2: Edward C. Boynton, standing next to equipment in lab. 

Folder 3: Edward C. Boynton, standing next to equipment in lab. 

Folder 4: Edward C. Boynton, standing next to equipment in lab. 

Folder 5: Edward C. Boynton's daughter, sitting on a sofa. 

Folder 6: Edward C. Boynton's daughter, sitting on a sofa. 

Folder 7: Edward C. Boynton's daughter, sitting on a sofa. 

Folder 8: Edward C. Boynton's son, sitting on a sofa, nude. 

Folder 9: Edward C. Boynton's son, standing on a sofa, nude. 

Folder 10: Edward C. Boynton's wife, sitting in a chair. 

Folder 11: Edward C. Boynton's wife, sitting on a sofa. 

Folder 12: Unidentified woman, sitting on a sofa, holding a hat. 

Folder 13: Carriage House, exterior, girl, woman, and woman with carriage posed outside. 

Folder 14: Gymnasium building, exterior, students on fence and using a maypole. 

Folder 15: Gymnasium building exterior, students using a maypole and around the building. 

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Box 2 

Folder 1: Gymnasium building, exterior, students using a maypole outside 

Folder 2: Lyceum Building, exterior, students standing on stairs. 

Folder 3: Lyceum Building, exterior, students fighting on side of the building. 

Folder 4: Mineral Collection, shelves. 

Folder 5: Mineral Collection, shelves. 

Folder 6: Mineral Collection, shelves. 

Folder 7: Mineral Collection, shelves. 

Folder 8: Mineral Collection, shelves. 

Folder 9: Observatory Building, exterior, students in front of building. 

Folder 10: Old Stewart's Hall, exterior. 

Folder 11: Stewart's Hall, exterior, students in front of building. 

Folder 12: Stewart's Hall, exterior, students in front of building. 

Folder 13: Stewart's Hall, exterior, students in front of building. 

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Box 3 

Folder 1: Edward C. Boynton, self-portrait, 12 images. 

Folder 2: Edward C. Boynton, self-portrait, 2 images, with name etched into the emulsion ("Edward Boynyton"). 

Folder 3: Stewart's Hall, exterior, students in front of building. 

Folder 4: Stewart's Hall, exterior, students in front of building. 

Folder 5: Stewart's Hall, exterior, students in front of building. 

Folder 6: Observatory Building, exterior, students in front of building. 

Folder 7: Lyceum Building, students on stairs. 

Folder 8: Lyceum Building, students fighting on the side, old Stewart's Hall in the background. 

Folder 9: Lyceum Building, students fighting on the side, old Stewart's Hall in the background. 

Folder 10: Mineral Collection (001), and Lyceum Building (002, 003) 

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