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John Tyler daguerreotype

Identifier: SC 01682

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a Daguerreotype of three individuals, possible U.S. President John Tyler, his son John, Jr, and an unidentified woman. The daguerreotype was taken by J.H. Whitehurst.


  • Creation: Circa 1844

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical / Historical

The Daguerreotype is possibly of John Tyler, his son John Tyler, Jr. and an unidentified woman. John Tyler was the tenth United States President, serving from 1841 to 1845.


1 Item



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Vito L. Bianco, in honor of his daughter Jillian Taylor Bianco

Processing Information

The collection received container level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions and acquisitions to the collection.

Guide to the John Tyler daguerreotype
William and Mary Special Collections and Research Center Staff
October 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository