Harriet Cornelia Tompkins Sweetland
This hand-colored, sixth-plate daguerreotype of Harriet Cornelia Sweetland Tompkins (1825-1874) was taken by an unidentified photographer circa 1849-1853. The daguerreotype is housed in a wood and leather case. Harriet Cornelia was the daughter of Joshua Tompkins (1793-1882) and Elizabeth Lawrence (1794-1854). In 1847 she married Walter Hale Sweetland (1818-1888) and the two had three children, Henry Hale Sweetland (1848-1938) Lucy Wright Sweetland Jerome (1854-1903) and Mary Tompkins Sweetland (1857-1858). Henry Hale moved to Colorado in 1882 and became an early resident of Brush, Colorado. Lucy Wright Sweetland Jerome married John Lathrop Jerome (1854-1903). John Lathrop was a prominent lawyer and early pioneer in the city of Denver. This daguerreotype is part of the John Lathrop Jerome collection.
Handwritten note pinned to inside cover reads "Harriet Cornelia Tompkins (Sweetland)"