Robert W. Shufeldt photograph of American Legation in Seoul, circa 1884

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-64
Creators:
Shufeldt, Robert Wilson, 1822-1895
Dates:
circa 1884
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
1 Glass positive
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Photograph depicting Americans Dr. Horace N. Allen, Lucius Foote, and Mrs. Foote with their Korean interpreter and other Korean officials in front of the American Legation in Seoul.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Commodore Robert Wilson Shufeldt (1822-1895) was an American naval officer and diplomat in Asia. He was sent to China, Japan, and Korea on a commercial and diplomatic mission between 1878 and 1887. In 1882, he and Korean commissioners signed the Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation, which, among other stipulations, provided for the appointment of diplomatic and consular representatives. While there, may have come into contact with Lucius Foote and Dr. Horace N. Allen. Foote was the first Minister to Korea, appointed in 1883 and Allen became United States Minister Plenipotentiary (Ambassador) to the Korean Empire and consul general in 1897.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 81-64
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USNM ACC 38151

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 81-64, Robert W. Shufeldt photograph of American Legation in Seoul, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Additional photographs and manuscripts collected by Shufeldt can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97, MS 211195, and MS 7356.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
Deposited by Robert W. Shufeldt in the United States National Museum as part of a larger collection of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean art, circa 1885. Donated to the museum by Robert Shufeldt's daughter, Mary A. Shufeldt, in 1901 (accession 38151). This photograph was transferred to the National Anthropological Archives by Linda Eisenhardt of the Department of Anthropology Processing Lab, 1981.

Keywords
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Koreans Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States -- Foreign relations -- Korea Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Seoul (Korea) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Foote, Lucius Harwood, 1826-1913 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Allen, Horace Newton, 1858-1932 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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