Guide to the James Foster Scott photograph collection,
1850-1940

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Scott, James Foster, b. 1863.
Title: James Foster Scott photograph collection
Dates: 1850-1940 ( inclusive )
1875-1920 ( bulk )
Quantity: 4 boxes (2.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number: USU_P0120
Summary: Images of James Foster Scott and his family and friends, the Virginia woods, and a photograph album of a 1905 trip to Bermuda.
Repository: Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives
Photograph Collection

Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
3000 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-3000
Phone: 435 797-2663
Fax: 435 797-2880
Email: scweb@usu.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Biographical Note

James Foster Scott was born at Futteguhr, India in 1863. Scott's father, Rev. James Long Scott, was a Presbyterian minister and his mother, Eliza Jane Foster, was a Presbyterian missionary. Young James attended Hastings Academy in Philadelphia and later took an A.B. at Yale in 1884. At Yale Scott was on the rowing team and he developed a love of boats and rivers that he kept for the remainder of his life. After Yale he received an M.D. degree from Edinburgh University. For three years he was a member of the Volunteer Medical Staff Corps of the British army. He was later named head of the Columbia Hospital for women and living-in asylum in Washington, D.C. In 1898 he left the Hospital to lead the life of an outdoorsman. He built a house on an island in the Potomac River where he spent the remainder of his days writing philosophy and boating on the river. In 1940 he married Karen Gram Scott. He died in 1946.

Content Description

The James Foster Scott photograph collection contains images of James Foster Scott and his family, the Virginia woods, and a photograph album of a 1905 trip to Bermuda. The identifications for most of the photographs are hand-written and difficult to read. Some of the spellings may be incorrect.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  Restrictions

Open to public research.

Restrictions on Use :  Copyright

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Permission to publish material from the James Foster Scott photograph collection must be obtained from the Special Collections Photograph Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Alternative Forms Available :  

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Preferred Citation :  

James Foster Scott photograph collection, 1850-1940. (P0120). Utah State University. Special Collections & Archives Department.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Organized numerical by photo number.

Acquisition Information :  

This collection and manuscript collection #180 came to USU Special Collections through Helen Snow in 1994.

Processing Note :  

Register completed by Tonia Lewis, June 2001.

Related Materials :  

James Foster Scott papers (COLL MS 180)


Detailed Description of the Collection

Subordinate Component # 1
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
1
Box
1 1:01: Julius Mulford Foster ca. 1870
1 1:02: A. Scott
1 1:03: Anna Ellen Scott ca. 1895
1 1:04: Anna Ellen Scott ca. 1885
1 1:05: Edward Houston Scott ca. 1855
1 1:06: Eliza Jane Foster Scott ca. 1860
1 1:07: Francis Foster Scott and Hetty Elizabeth Scott ca. 1863
1 1:08: Francis Foster Scott ca. 1866
1 1:09: Francis Foster Scott ca. 1870
1 1:10: Francis Foster Scott and Celinda Bartlett ca. 1882
1 1:11: Hetty Elizabeth Scott ca. 1880
1 1:12: James Foster Scott ca. 1869
1 1:13: James Foster Scott
ca. 1871
1 1:14: James Long Scott (?)
1 1:15: Unidentified
1 1:16: Unidentified
Folder
2 1 2:01:01: Julius Mulford Foster and William Jennings Bryan at Santiago Chile ca. 1900
2 2 2:02:01: Manuel Martin Foster ca. 1890s
2 3 2:03:01: Edward Houston Scott (?)
2 4 2:04:01: James Foster Scott in India ca. 1860s
2 5 2:05:01: James Foster Scott in Hot Air Balloon, Paris ca. 1880s
2 6 2:06:01: James Foster Scott at Edinburgh ca. 1888
2 7 2:07:01: James Foster Scott as Volunteer in the British Army Medical Corp. ca. 1888
2 8 2:08:01: James Foster Scott ca 1900
2 9 2:09:01: James Foster Scott ca. 1900
2 10 2:10:01: Karen Gram Scott ca. 1910s
2 11 2:11:01: Rev. Thomas Scott (?)
2 12 2:12:01: Phoebe Dayton Foster
2 13 2:13:01: James Foster Scott, Bermuda
2 13 2:13:02: James Foster Scott (?)
2 13 2:13:03: James Foster Scott and Unidentified Boy ca. 1920
2 13 2:13:04: James Foster Scott on the Potomac River ca. 1920
2 13 2:13:05: James Foster Scott and Karen Gram Scott ca. 1920
2 13 2:13:06: James Foster Scott ca. 1920
2 13 2:13:07: Stream and Waterfall
2 13 2:13:08: Church that James Long Scott preached in
3 3:01: James Foster Scott on Yale's rowing team
Oversized photograph.
ca. 1884
3 3:02: James Foster Scott at Edinburgh
Oversized photograph.
ca. 1886
3 3:03: Class of 84 Reunion, Yale (?)
Oversized photograph.
ca. 1930

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Photograph album of trip to the Bermudas, winter of 1905
Container(s)
Description
Dates
box
4
4:001: Hamilton Cathedral
4:002: Lily Field
4:003: Nook on Darrell's Island
4:004: A Salt Water Lake
4:005: Royal Palms, Pembroke
4:006: Another view of Royal Palms
4:007: Freighter in Hamilton Harbor
4:008: Docks at Hamilton
4:009: Freighter
4:010: S.S. Bermudian
4:011: Trinidad
4:012: Garibaldi
4:013-016: Bermudian at Deck
4:017: Dainty
4:018: Freighter
4:019: Atalanta
4:020: Mr. Gilbert
4:021-4:024: J.F. Head
4:025: Miss M.R. Suydam
4:026: Mr. & Mrs. Fuller
4:027: Stanley Howe
4:028: Miss Harrington, Lady Dawson, Mrs. Hebden
4:029: Col. Heushaw, Miss Harrington, Mrs. Hebden
4:030: Mrs. Hebden, Miss Harrington, Mr. Hebden
4:031: Princess Hotel
4:032: View from my window
4:033: Yacht race from my window
4:034-:035: View from my window
4:036: My boat moored in Pitt's Bay
4:037: Freighter on the ways
4:038-4:042: Spanish Rock
4:043: Old Inscription on Spanish Rock
4:044: Spanish Rock
4:045: Miss Harrington
4:046: Unidentified Man
4:047: Island off Spanish Point
4:048: Fishing nets at Spanish Point
4:049: Off Spanish Point
4:050: Picnic on Tucker's Island
4:051: Miss Suydam
4:052: End of "Paper Chase" at Capt. Whitmarsh's
4:053-:054: Garden Party at Capt. Whitmarsh's
4:055: Angel Fish
4:056: Entrance to Soucy
4:057: Soucy: Gen. Hasting's Place
4:058: "Norwood." Mr. Darrell's Place
4:059: Surinam Toad
4:060: "Sunnylauds" - Rented by Mrs. Parke
4:061: Miss Parke
4:062: Lilly Field in "Sunnylauds."
4:063: Miss Parke in Rubber Tree
4:064: "Sunnylauds" - Dr. Outerbridge's Place
4:065: Double Exposure - Miss Parke's Bulldog
4:066: Wreck Hill
4:067: Old watch-house on top of Wreck Hill
4:068: View from Wreck Hill
4:069: James Foster Scott, Mrs. Hobbs
4:070: Family of 7th Day Adventist's
4:071: View from Wreck Hill
4:072: Portugese Man-o-War
4:073: Cathedral Rocks
4:074-:075: Natural Arch
4:076: Reefs at Low Tide
4:077-:078: Smuggler's Harbor
4:079: Miss Parke - Pulpit rock in background
4:080: Spanish Castle dimly seen
4:081: Old Spanish Castle
4:082: Spanish Castle
4:083-:086: Castle Island
4:087: Miss Parke with Sea Urchins
4:088: James Foster Scott on Castle Island
4:089: Miss Parke on Goat Island
4:090: View from Castle Island
4:091: Old Spanish Castle
4:092: James Foster Scott on Goat Island Cliffs
4:093: Ruins on Southhampton Island
4:094-:095: Entrance to Hungry Bay
4:096: Hungry Bay
4:097: Gibb's Hill Lighthouse & Signal Station
4:098: View from Gibb's Hill Lighthouse
4:099: View of Great Sound
4:100-:101: Khyber Pass
4:102: Stone Quarry at Entrance to Khyber Pass
4:103: Largest Rubber Tree in Bermuda
4:104-:105: Eve's Cottage
4:106: View of Hamilton from Eve's Cottage
4:107: From Eve's Cottage looking toward St. George's
4:108: From Eve's Cottage looking toward Gibb's Hill
4:109: Mr. Austin
4:110: Aloes Century Plant
4:111-:114: Goats
4:115: Unidentified
4:116: Quarry in Somerset
4:117: House in rear of large rubber tree
4:118: Bermudians
4:119: The Great Dry Dock
4:120: My room
4:121: Football at Barracks on Ireland Island
4:122: Band Stand in Victoria Park
4:123: Mr. Austin - Mrs. Peck
4:124: Concert in Victoria Park
4:125: Poinciaua Regia
4:126: Miss Starr, Miss Suydam
4:127: Gov. Gen. Stewart
4:128: Mr. Austin, Miss Starr
4:129: Band Concert - Victoria Park
4:130: Poinciaua Regia
4:131: The Misses Jones, Miss Starr
4:132: Eve's Cottage
4:133: Taken by Mrs. Peck
4:134: On St. David's Island
4:135: Mr. Weiss, the Photographer
4:136: Salt-water ditch
4:137: Study of a native Bermudian
4:138: Hawaii Harbor
4:139: Duplicate of 4:005
4:140: Duplicate of 4:006
4:141: Royal Palms
4:142: Sir George Somers
4:143: Easter Lilies
4:144: Hotel Hamilton
4:145: Causeway & Swing Bridge
4:146: Light House, St. David's
4:147: Temple Rocks
4:148: H.M.S. Terror
4:149: Quarry
4:150: Rocks at St. George's
4:151: St. George's
4:152: Unidentified
4:153: Gray's Bridge - Ireland Island
4:154: Residence of the Governor
4:155: Old Devonshire Church
4:156: Cedar Avenue - Hamilton
4:157: Park - St. Georges
4:158: Cutout of flying fish
4:159-:160: Near Spanish Rock
4:161: S.S. Malinda
4:162: Unknown Hotel
4:163: Banana Plantation
4:164: Group of Bamboo
4:165: Dime Rock on Harrington Sound
4:166: Unidentified donkey and cart
4:167: Boer War Prisoners
4:168: Front Street - Hamilton
4:169: Mr. Heyl
4:170: Fisherman's boat being repaired
4:171-:175: Sail Boat
4:176: U.S. Consul W. Maxwell
4:177-:178: S.S. Bermudian
4:179: Saloon of S.S. Bermudian
4:180: Quarry near Princes Hotel
4:181: Smith Parish Church
4:182: Half shell/Half Coral
4:183: Avocado Pear
4:184: Carriage with two women and man
4:185: Surinam Cherry Tree
4:186: Long House
4:187: Cedar Tree planted by Prince Alfred
4:188: Sent by Miss Dangler
4:189: Rubber Tree
4:190-:193: Diver
4:194: American Flag
4:195: Boat in cove
4:196: Harbor and buildings
4:197: Bridge
4:198: Cemetery
4:199: Old Tree
4:200: Wm. Weiss & Co. Photographer, Advertisement
4:201: Toy boat with plant leaf sail
4:202: Study area
4:203: Bed
4:204: Woman on Boat
4:205: Two women and two men in a boat
4:206: Miss Parke
4:207-:209: Women on boat
4:210: Men outside of Hotel
4:211: Two women on ocean-side cliff
4:212-213: Woman on ocean-side cliff
4:214: Harbor and town
4:215: Man and woman on beach
4:216-:220: Harbor and town
4:221: A December morning on the Atlantic nearing New York
4:222: James Foster Scott and others on sail boat
4:223: W.M. Weiss & Co. Bermuda photo

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Subjects

    • Personal Names :
    • Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925--Portraits.
    • Foster, Julius Mulford, 1822-1906--Portraits.
    • Scott, Anna Ellen, 1841-1903--Portraits.
    • Scott, Edward Houston, 1845-1871--Portraits.
    • Scott, Eliza Jane Foster, b. 1826--Portraits.
    • Scott, Frances Foster, 1856-1883--Portraits.
    • Scott, Hetty Elizabeth, 1859-1930--Portraits.
    • Scott, James Foster, b. 1863--Portraits.
    • Scott, Karen Gram, b. 1891--Portraits.
    • Family Names :
    • Scott family--Portraits.
    • Geographical Names :
    • Bermuda Islands--Description and travel--Photographs.

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