Guide to the Collection of Ulysses D. Tenney, 1866 - 1907Manuscript MS-1185

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Title:

Guide to the Collection of Ulysses D. Tenney, 1866 - 1907

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1185

Collection Dates:

1866 - 1907

Size of Collection:

3 boxes (3 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Ulysses D. Tenney (1826-1908), portrait painter. Contains portrait photographs, portrait silhouettes, a drawing and a cloth cap.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

Rauner Special Collections Library is open to the public and in most cases no appointment is necessary. The exception is in the case of materials stored off site for which there may be a delay of up to 48 hours in retrieval. Please consult the Access to Collection statement below or contact Rauner Reference.

Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

The Ulysses D. Tenney collection contains portrait photographs and portrait silhouettes of himself and family members as well as a drawing and a cloth cap with his initials.

Biography

Ulysses Dow Tenney was born in 1826, in Hanover, NH. He began his work as a student of his uncle, portrait painter Adna Tenney, and leading Boston portraitist Francis Alexander before establishing himself in Manchester, NH in 1849. By his own account he painted nearly 1000 portraits including President Franklin Pierce as well as Dartmouth College presidents Asa D. Smith and Samuel C. Bartlett. Tenney died in 1908.

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1866

Contains blue cloth cap with gold-colored letter "T".; Tintype photograph of a child, 1866; Four photographs: U.D. Tenney with his work, portrait of U.D. Tenney, portrait of a girl, and portrait of a man.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 2, Dates: 1895

Contains two framed silhouette portraits, one of U.D. Tenney (1895) and one of an unidentified man.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

Box: 3, Dates: 1903-1907

Contains sketched portrait of J. H. Tyecaytin, 1907; photograph portrait of U.D Tenney at age 77, John Tenney at age 75, Leonard Tenney (at age 72, and Ros. Tenney at age 60, taken August 1903 in Portsmouth, N. H.; photograph portrait of the four Tenney brothers, with U.D. Tenney on the left.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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