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British royal family photograph album

 Collection — Box: 1
Collection MS-2001-055: British royal family photograph album


  • Creation: between 1901 and 1910

Scope and Contents

Leather-bound photograph album of the British royal family during the reign of King Edward VII. Also includes photographs of royal castles, palaces and other properties. The photographs include handwritten descriptions of each item. An emblem combining King Edward VII's initials and the motto of the Order of the Garter (Honi soit qui mal y pense) is embossed on the front cover.

Language of Materials


Restrictions on access

Open for research.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical Note: William Crowninshield Endicott

William Crowninshield Endicott was born on September 28, 1860 to William Crowninshield and Ellen (Peabody) Endicott, in Salem, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard College in 1883. He attended Harvard Law School, and though he did not complete his studies, he passed the Massachusetts bar in 1886. He served as private secretary for his father, then U. S. Secretary of War, before opening a law practice in Salem. Endicott married Marie Louise Thoron in 1889. After another stint in Washington, DC as private secretary for Attorney General Richard Olney, Endicott moved into working for estates and trusts, including his family estate. He became a trustee and later treasurer of the Groton School, was a member of the Essex Institute in 1894, and in 1910 was one of the incorporators and later president of the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. In 1905, he became a trustee, and later an officer and vice-president, of the Peabody Museum in Salem. He was also a founding trustee, vice-president, and president of the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum. And he was also president of the Massachusetts Historical Society from 1926 until his death on November 28, 1936.


William Crowninshield Endicott Papers, MH 92. Courtesy of Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Rowley, MA. Accessed September 14, 2023.


1 Volumes (19 leaves (23 photographs)) ; 23 x 28 cm


Because the current accessioning system was not used until January 1986, it is not possible to know exactly the dates of acquisition of materials received before that time. Although the immediate source of acquisition is unknown, the album does include a book plate indicating it was owned by William Crowninshield Endicott.

Related Materials

William Crowninshield Endicott Papers, MH 92. Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Rowley, MA.

Materials Specific Details

Bookplate: William Crowningfield Endicott. The Younger.

British Royal Family Photograph Album
between 1901 and 1910
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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States