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Rays of Sunlight from South America by Alexander Gardner, 1865

MS. 23051 photogr. 15

Photographically-illustrated book containing albumen prints of South America, primarily Lima in Peru. There are also images of the Chincha Islands. The prints credit Henry Dewitt Moulton for making the negatives and Alexander Gardner for making the prints, but Gardener is still credited as the author of the book.


  • Creation: 1865


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 15

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 09:1080; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 376

Biographical / Historical

Alexander Gardner was a Scottish photographer who moved to the USA in 1856. He is known for photographing the American Civil War and US president Abraham Lincoln. Henry Dewitt Moulton was an American photographer active in Peru. Little else is known about him.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Sims Reed UK, 23/11/2009

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom