Manuscript/Mixed Material Journal Entry of Montgomery C. Meigs, February 17, 1857, written in shorthand by Meigs.

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Title
Journal Entry of Montgomery C. Meigs, February 17, 1857, written in shorthand by Meigs.
Contributor Names
Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham, 1816-1892 (Author)
Created / Published
February 17, 1857
Subject Headings
-  Buchanan, James, 1791-1868
-  Diary entry
Genre
Diary entry.
Notes
-  Montgomery Meigs, supervisory engineer of the Capitol in 1857, describes John Wood's experiments with photography in anticipation of photographing President Buchanan's inauguration. Transcription, page 1557: "Mr. Wood has been trying some photography process of great speed for the purpose of taking a view of the inauguration. He made a view of the front of the Capitol in which the figures are, many of them, quite distinct. This was taken upon collodion and the men thus taken are those who happened to stand nearly quite still for a moment. It took about 4 seconds." Typescript of transcribed Journals at U.S. Senate Historical Office and Office of the Curator, Architect of the Capitol, Washington, D.C.
-  Journal Entry of Montgomery C. Meigs, February 17, 1857, written in shorthand by Meigs.
-  Forms part of Montgomery C. Meigs Papers; for additional information, see: http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/eadmss.ms006021
-  Original document scanned in 1999-2000 for the former American Memory presentation “I Do Solemnly Swear”: Presidential Inaugurations (retired 2016).
Source Collection
Montgomery C. Meigs Papers
Repository
Manuscript Division
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Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham. Journal Entry of Montgomery C. Meigs, written in shorthand by Meigs. 1857. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/pin2001/.

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Meigs, M. C. (1857) Journal Entry of Montgomery C. Meigs, written in shorthand by Meigs. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/pin2001/.

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Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham. Journal Entry of Montgomery C. Meigs, written in shorthand by Meigs. 1857. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/pin2001/>.