Biography and History

Sheldon Jackson was a Presbyterian missionary in the Western United States in the 19th century. He is particularly known for his missionary work in Alaska, where he was also a political leader.

Source: From the finding aid for WC055

  • Sheldon Jackson Collection of Indian Photographs. circa 1850-1890 (inclusive).

    Call Number: WC055

    Sheldon Jackson was a Presbyterian missionary in the Western United States in the 19th century. This collection consists of three portfolios with 576 photographic prints and 5 photomechanical photogravures of Native Americans and related subjects compiled by Jackson, possibly from negatives in the collections of the Bureau of American Ethnology and by ordering prints from various photographic trade catalogs. This collection is included in the Princeton University Digital Library.