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- Collection Number:
- Henry C. Platt Papers
- Platt, Henry C., 1850-1895
- Nantucket Historical Association
- Material is in English.
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Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Henry C. Platt Papers, Nantucket Historical Association.
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- Platt, Henry C., 1850-1895.
- Photographers—Massachusetts—Nantucket—History—19th century.
- Travel—19th century.
Henry C. Platt (1850-1895) was born in Georgia, and moved to Nantucket, Mass., where he worked as a photographer and operated a shop on Centre Street. In 1892, he was awarded a patent for a camera shutter. He married Ann Maria Starbuck (1855-) in November 1876.
Scope and Content
The Henry C. Platt papers include letters and four pocket-sized diaries by Henry C. Platt, as well as postcards written to members of his family. Diaries and letters describe brief business trips to New York and the southeast states.
- Folder 1 Henry C. Platt diaries, 1867-1872
- Folder 2 Henry C. Platt letters, 1894
- Folder 3 Postcards, 1909-1921
Processed by NHA staff. Finding aid by Abbie Minard and Amelia Holmes, June 2018.