Carleton E. Watkins Resources

Noted photography historian and author, Peter Palmquist is Watkins's chief biographer. He has made extensive biographical surveys of the photographers of the American West and published the definitive biography Carleton E. Watkins : Photographer of the American West.


Carleton E. Watkins : Photographer of the American West
Carleton Watkins (In Focus)
Edward Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880.

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Misc Documents

Views of Thurlow Lodge. A photograph album, Views of Thurlow Lodge (circa 1874), with sixty-two mammoth plate (14 x 17 inches) photographs was presented to David Farquharson, architect of Thurlow Lodge. The album contains original albumen prints of the mansion and grounds of Milton S. Latham in Menlo Park, California. (Currently in Standford University collection).

Letters Home. Watkins wrote occasionally to his wife from 1880-1890 describing his experiences while photographing in Arizona, Oregon and Montana. (Letters in Bancroft Library).

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