Columbia University Archives
 

Nathaniel Fish Moore Photographs, 1855

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0112
Bib ID 4080189 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Moore, Nathaniel Fish, 1782-1872
Title Nathaniel Fish Moore Photographs, 1855
Physical Description 0.42 linear feet (1 document box)
Language(s) English .
Access

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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Materials are arranged in one series.

Description

Summary

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

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed by Jocelyn Wilk in August 1999. Finding was revised by Jocelyn Wilk, December 2001 and Jennifer Ulrich, January 2003.

Revision Description

2009-10-29 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Albumen prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calotype prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salted paper prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Silver gelatin prints Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University -- Buildings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Clement Clarke, 1779-1863 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moore, Nathaniel Fish, 1782-1872 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Toussaint, Pierre, 1766-1853 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

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.