The accession consists of a daguerreotype copy (attributed to the Montreal photographer Thomas Coffin Doane) of a painted miniature portrait of Lady Louisa (née Lambton) Elgin by an unknown artist, and a whole-plate daguerreotype group portrait of Lord and Lady Elgin, with Lady Alice Lambton [sister of Lady Elgin] and Lord Mark Kerr [Lord Elgin's A.D.C.], taken in 1847-8, and attributed to Thomas Coffin Doane.
Photos passed through family descent; they were acquired at Sotheby's London auction May 7, 1998. These photographs had previously been lent to the National Archives of Canada for copying, in 1976, and formed part of NPC Acc. No. 1976-238.
Copies of these two photographs and of others from the Elgin family were accessioned as NPC 1976-238. These are available for research purposes only.