|Columbia University Archives|
At a Glance
Materials are arranged in one series.
The bulk consists of salt prints and albumen prints taken by Nathaniel Fish Moore. Copy prints, correspondence, and other material that document the photography of N.F. Moore are included. This collection contains an early photograph of Columbia College at Forty Park Place, New York City, and portraits of Pierre Toussaint and Clement Clarke Moore, the latter credited for the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" more commonly known as "The Night Before Christmas."
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
Since salt prints are sensitive to light, permission to view and handle prints must be given by the University Archivist. The photographs have been scanned and are available for view online.
This collection is located on-site.
Identification of specific item; Nathaniel Fish Moore Photographs; Box and Folder; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This collection was originally processed by Jocelyn Wilk in August 1999. Finding was revised by Jocelyn Wilk, December 2001 and Jennifer Ulrich, January 2003.
2009-10-29 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Born December 25, 1782 in Newtown, Long Island, the son of physician William Moore and Jane, daughter of Nathaniel Fish, N.F. Moore graduated from Columbia College in 1802 and served as adjunct and then professor of Greek and Latin at Columbia from 1817 to 1835. He later sold his personal library to the College and was appointed as the first "full-time" librarian in 1838. He became President of Columbia Colllege in 1842.