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Photographic holdings - Albums 76-162

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Album 76: Theatricals Album
Large dark blue cloth and leather album, spine labelled 'Theatricals'.
Contains 17 large albumen prints of a production of 'The New Forest' operetta and 35 more albumen and platinum prints of other productions together with school groups, equestrian portraits and royalty and one loose print on P.O.P of a South African view.
Sitters include Col. Younger, Admiral Aitchison, the Holloway family, the Duke and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and family, the Duchess of Albany.
Acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, 1960


Album 77: Llewellyn Davies Album
Dark brown calf-bound album in dark brown leather box. Album compiled and possibly partially photographed by Sir J M Barrie. Album consists entirely of copy prints made and stamped by Lizzie Caswall Smith.
Contains 54 sepia-toned platinum prints ( copies of drawings by George Du Maurier and others and photographs) of Sylvia Llewellyn Davies, her life and family. The Llewellyn Davies children provided the inspiration for Barrie's play Peter Pan. A letter from Barrie to Miss Marjorie Morse is in the interior pocket.
Purchased from Sotheby's by the National Portrait Gallery, 1973
(Ax45600-Ax45645)


Album 78: Men of Mark, Volume 1, 1876
Green and gold cloth bound volume entitled 'Men of Mark: contemporary portraits of distinguished men' with biographical notes by Thompson Cooper. Published 1876 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington.
Contains 37 woodburytypes by Lock and Whitfield.
Sitters include Edward VII, Samuel Plimsoll, Garnet Wolseley, Cardinal Manning,
J E Millais, Lord Shaftesbury, John Bright.
(Ax17476-Ax17511)


Album 79: Men of Mark, Volume 2, 1877
Green and gold cloth bound volume entitled 'Men of Mark: contemporary portraits of distinguished men' with biographical notes by Thompson Cooper. Published 1877 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington.
Contains 36 woodburytypes by Lock and Whitfield.
Sitters include Lord Leighton, Victor Hugo, Sir Stafford Northcote, George Biddell Airy, Thomas Woolner, Gustave Doré.
(Ax17512-Ax17547)


Album 80: Men of Mark, Volume 3, 1878
Green and gold cloth bound volume entitled 'Men of Mark: contemporary portraits of distinguished men' with biographical notes by Thompson Cooper. Published 1878 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington.
Contains 36 woodburytypes by Lock and Whitfield.
Sitters include Anthony Trollope, Richard Owen, Max Müller, Robert Lowe, Charles Darwin.
(Ax17548-Ax17583)


Album 81: Men of Mark, Volume 4, 1880
Green and gold cloth bound volume entitled 'Men of Mark: contemporary portraits of distinguished men' with biographical notes by Thompson Cooper. Published 1880 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington.
Contains 37 woodburytypes by Lock and Whitfield.
Sitters include Frederick III of Germany, C H Spurgeon, Edward Poynter, William P Frith, H M Stanley, Thomas Huxley, Myles Birket Foster, Thomas Faed.
(Ax17584-Ax17620)


Album 82: Men of Mark, Volume 5, 1881
Green and gold cloth bound volume entitled 'Men of Mark: contemporary portraits of distinguished men' with biographical notes by Thompson Cooper. Published 1881 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington.
Contains 36 woodburytypes by Lock and Whitfield.
Sitters include Disraeli, John Arthur Roebuck, Harrison Ainsworth, Wilkie Collins, Robert Browning, Alma-Tadema, Joseph Chamberlain.
(Ax17622-Ax17656)


Album 83: Men of Mark, Volume 6, 1882
Green and gold cloth bound volume entitled 'Men of Mark: contemporary portraits of distinguished men' with biographical notes by Thompson Cooper. Published 1882 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington.
Contains 36 woodburytypes by Lock and Whitfield.
Sitters include Gladstone, Philip Calderon, G F Watts, Sir Frederick Roberts, Frederick Pickersgill.
Acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, 1883
(Ax17657-Ax17692)


Album 84: Men of Mark, Volume 7, 1883
Green and gold cloth bound volume entitled 'Men of Mark: contemporary portraits of distinguished men' with biographical notes by Thompson Cooper. Published 1882 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington.
Contains 36 woodburytypes by Lock and Whitfield.
Sitters include Norman Shaw, Sir Evelyn Wood, Sir Michael Costa, W F Yeames, Lord Tennyson, Irving, J E Boehm, Frank Dicksee.
Acquired by the National Portrait Gallery, 1883
(Ax17693-Ax17728)


Album 85: Life Josiah Mason .
Josiah Mason: A Biography by John Thackray Bunce
Printed for private circulation
By the " Journal " Printing Works, Birmingham, 1882
169 pages of text and with an albumen portrait photograph as frontispiece
Acquisition number Ax3775
Purchased 1977


Album 86: Biographies by Lord Macaulay
Small red calf-bound volume with title page:
Biographies by Lord Macaulay contributed to the Encyclopaedia Britannica with notes his parliamentary connections with Edinburgh and extracts from his letters and speeches. Published by Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh, 1863
With one albumen print photograph of Macaulay by Maull and Polyblank as frontispiece, with a facsimilie inscription and autograph.
Book with 325 pages of text. Purchased for library in 1978.
Acquisition number Ax7346


Album 87-91: The Cabinet Portrait Gallery Volumes 1-5.1890-4
Five red cloth bound volumes, published by Cassell and Co.
Each containing 36 carbon prints of photographs by W. and D.Downey mounted on card pages with accompanying biographical text on each sitter.
Sitters in volume one( 1890) include Sarah Bernhardt, King George V, Mary Anderson, Edward V11, Lillie Langtry, Thomas Henry Huxley, Millicent Fawcett, Lord Leighton,
Volume two (1891): Queen Alexandra, Princess Beatrice, George Du Maurier, Duke of Clarence, Emily Faithfull, Sir Squire Bancroft, Oscar Wilde
Volume three (1892) : Queen Victoria, Alfred Duke of Edinburgh, J.M. Barrie, Queen Mary, Julia Neilson, Hall Caine, Beerbohm Tree, Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson.
Volume four (1893) : Princess Beatrice, Henry Irving, Frank Dicksee, Jerome K.Jerome, George Bernard Shaw, Sidney Webb, Baron Passfield, and the wedding group of King George V and Queen Mary
Volume five (1894): Arthur Wing Pinero, Queen Alexandra, Lady Bancroft, Sir John Hare, Thomas Hardy, Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl Balfour.

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Albums 92-94: Men of Eminence Volume 1-3, 1863-5
Portraits of Men of Eminence in Literature, Science, and Art
With Biographical Memoirs.
The Photographs from life, by Ernest Edwards, B.A.
Edited by Lovell Reeve, F.L.S
Published by .
Volume 1
Published by Lovell Reeve and Co., 5,Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London.1863
Contains full-length studies, standing or seated of following subjects:
Edward Hodges Bailey, William Sterndale Bennett, Robert Browning, George Cruikshank, Michael Faraday, James Fergusson, William Fergusson, John Henry Foley, John Edward Gray, James Orchard Halliwell, Solomon Alexander Hart, Sir William Jackson Hooker, Thomas Henry Huxley, Robert Gordon Latham, Sir Charles Lyell, Frederick Denison Maurice, Sir Roderick Impey Murchison, Richard Owen, David Roberts, George Gilbert Scott, Earl Stanhope, William Makepeace Thackeray, Reverend William Whewell, Sir Gardner Wilkinson
Acquisition numbers Ax13820 - Ax13843

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Album 93: Men of Eminence, Volume 2
Publication details as for Volume 1 (Album 92)
Published 1864
Contains photographs from life by Ernest Edwards of :
Julius Benedict, Alex J. Beresford-Hope, Rev M.J. Berkeley, James Scott Bowerbank, W.B. Carpenter, Hugh Cuming, Thomas Faed, John Gould, Dr Hooker, Robert Hunt, Sir James Randal Martin, Matthew Fontaine Maury, William Allen Miller, Antonio Panizzi, John Pye, Major-General Sir H.C. Rwawlinson, Sir George Thomas Smart, Rt. Rev. Bishop of St.David's, Thomas Thorneycroft, John Tyndall, Samuel Warren, John Obadiah Westwood, Forbes Winslow, Thomas Woolner
Acquisition numbers Ax13901 - Ax13923

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Album 94: Men of Eminence, Volume 3
Publication details as for album 92
Published by Alfred William Bennett, 5, Bishopsgate Without, London E.C.,1865.
With photographs from life by Ernest Edwards
(As listed on contents page) David Thomas Ansted, Charles Cardale Babington, Sir George Back, Sir John Fox Burgoyne, Richard Burton, Samuel Hunter Christie, Sir James Clark, Warren De La Rue, Sir DE Lacy Evans, Hugh Falconer, William Farr, Admiral Fitzroy, George Godwin, Thomas Graham, William Robert Grove, John Hawkshaw, John Hulah, Edwin Lankester, Bishop of Lichfield, Sir William Edmund Logan, Lord Lyttleton, Richard Partridge, Martin Farquhar Tupper.
Acquisition numbers Ax14756 - Ax14779

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Album 95: Eminent Men of the Day
Eminent Men of the Day, Photographed by
George Charles Wallich, M.D., Scientific Series.
Book published by John Van Voorst, Paternoster Row, London. 1870
Contains carte de visite sized albumen prints mounted on card pages of:
Sir Edward Sabine, Sir Richard Owen,George Bentham, Thomas Henry Huxley, Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Bt.,John Tyndall, Sir William Edmund Logan, William Stokes, Sir Abndrew Crombie Ramsay, 9th Marquess of Tweedale,
William Lassell, Sir Joseph Prestwich, Joseph Bancroft Reade.
Note: Plate 2 of Sir Roderick William Impey Murchison is missing.
Also contains pasted in newscutting "Opinions of the Press" quoting reviews from Examiner, Nature, Pall Mall Gazette, Graphic, Daily Telegraph, Annals of Natural History, Chemical News and Land and Water (various dates June and July 1870)
Presented by Granville Proby (nephew-in-law of Sir John Tyndall), December 1944

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Album 96: Hoadley Album
Modern album made up of black plastic with ring binder, compiled and presented by Michael Hoadley in 1978.
Contains 16 carbon prints and woodburytpes remounted on new card.
Sitters include Lord Avebury, Captain Burnaby, Lord George Hamilton, Louise Jopling and Mrs Lynn Linton.
Acquisition numbers Ax8704 - Ax8719


Album 97: Lytton Strachey Album
White decorated batik-type paper covered album, with vellum spine possibly covered by Dora Carrington. (Similar album in Frances Patridge's Collection)
Contains 36 snapshot photographs of Lytton Strachey and his brothers James and Oliver and friends
Sitters include Augustus John, Henry Lamb, George Mallory, Virginia Woolf and Lady Ottoline Morrell including photographs taken by the latter
Acquisition numbers Ac13002 - Ax13034
Purchased from the Strachey Trust, 1979


Album 98: James and Alix Strachey Album
Landscape shape black coloured snapshot albums of the 1920s
Containing photographs of James and Alix Strachey and their friends and relations including, John Banting, Lytton Strachey and Dora Carrington, Philip Sargent-Florence and other family members and many miscellaneous photographs of animals and travel scenes. Acquired as part of the Strachey Trust purchase in 1979
Partially catalogued as Ax24018-Ax24023 and Ax24026 - Ax 24030


Album 99: Hollings Album
Contains 187 carte de visite photographs by various photographers including
Sitters include Browning, Carlyle, Dickens, Faraday, Gladstone, Irving Lear, Livingstone, Ruskin, Shaftesbury, Swinburne, Trollope
Purchase from Frank Hollings in 1959


Album 100: Untitled Album
Contains 115 cartes and 7 cabinet photographs
Sitters include British and foreign royalty and Disraeli, Plimsoll, Gladstone, Bright, Palmerston, Kingsley, Baroness Burdett-Coutts,
Also contains a number of topographical carte.
Acquisition numbers Ax 46156 - Ax46250.


Album 101: Nicholl Collection
Large dark purple leather album, purchased in 1962 from Mrs E. Nicholl
Contains 67 cartes, many copied from engravings or paintings by various photographers.
Sitters include Disraeli, Gladstone, Dickens, Livingstone, Darwin and Mrs Gaskell.
Acquisition numbers Ax46251 - Ax46288


Album 102: Presented 1939
Large brown leather album containing 168 cartes, presented anonymously in 1939.
Sitters include The Royal Family, David Brewster, Thomas Hood, William Holman Hunt, Sir Edwin Landseer, Florence Nightingale, David Livingstone, Earl of Shaftesbury and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Typed index in front.


Album 103: Mrs Henry Arundell Album
Contains 69 carte de visite photographs of artists collected by Mrs Arundell
Sitters include Thomas Faed, John Everett Millais, Pickergill, Daniel Maclise, Landseer, Marochetti, Pickersgill, Leighton, William Holman Hunt
Presented by Mr and Mrs Arundell Esdaile, 1932


Album 104: Album of Artists, Volume 1
From Sir George Scharf's Collection
Contains 188 cartes by various photographers including
And 1 albumen print of Queen Alexandra and a letter from her lady-in-waiting.
Also contains on page 3 a Hill and Adamson calotype
Sitters include John Ruskin, John Everett Millais, George Richmond, William Etty, Daniel Maclise, Augustus Egg, Baron Marochetti, Westmacott, Landseer, Watts, Calderon, William Powell Frith, John Tenniel, Edward Burne-Jones


Album 105: Album of Artists, Volume 2
From the collection of Sir George Scharf. Contains 79 cartes by various photographers and a few engravings and cartes of paintings.
Sitters include Thomas Landseer, Whymper, Colnaghi, Ingres, Rosa Bonheaur, Gustave Dore, Winterhalter, Rousseau,


Album 106: Album of Artists, Volume 3
Green leather album, presented by D. S. Mc Coll, through the N.A.C.F. of photographs collected by Miss Elizabeth Matthieson.
Contains 62 cartes of artists and others by various photographers.
Sitters include : Pickersgill, Landseer, Etty, Faed, Millais, Holman Hunt, David Octavius Hill, W.P.Frith, G.F.Watts and Charles Dickens.


Album 107: Andrews Album
Brown leather album containing 90 woodburytpes, 2 albumen cartes and 1 hand-coloured carte, mostly of actors and singers with some literary and political personalities, presented by Elizabeth Jane Andrews.
Sitters include: Sir Squire Bancroft, J.B.Buckstone, Charles Wyndham, Thomas Carlyle, Lady Bancroft, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, Samuel Phelps and Kate Terry.


Album 108: Singers and Actors
Small crimson leather album with gilt clasps containing cartes from the collection of Sir George Scharf and Algernon Graves, presented by the latter in 1916
Contains 102 cartes, mostly of singers and actors and some topographical subjects.
Sitters include Sir J.Benedict, J.B. Buckstone, Sir M. Costa, the Kendals, E.A. Sothern, General and Mrs Tom Thumb.


Album 109: Keynes Album of Notabilities
Contains 43 cartes of singers and actors
Sitters include The Kendals, Sir Henry Irving, Ellen Terry, J.L.Toole, Buckstone and Adelina Patti
Presented by Sir Geoffrey Keynes, 1958


Album 110: Hipkins Album
Small black album with gilt clasp and lacking spine cover containing 49 cartes, inscribed inside Jane.S.Hipkins, presented by Hipkins in 1930.
Subjects include the artists John Everett Millais, William Morris and a group photograph of William Bell Scott,John Ruskin and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and portraits of musicians including Liszt, Clara Schumann, and Sir George Grove.


Album 111: Athletes
Small dark green leather album with gilt clasps containing photographs bequeathed by Sir George Scharf. Contains 9 photographs of athletes including celebrated pedestrians and. Walker (swimmer), Shaw (boxer) and Hatley (runner) mainly by George Newbold. Also contains a 1 carte of 6th Earl Stanhope by the Hon Edward Stanhope taken in August 1863
Note: Five subjects were illustrated in NPG exhibition catalogue The Beautiful and The Damned (2001) on p31
Acquisition numbers Ax47087 - Ax47097


Album 112: Distinguished Persons Vol 1 A-CH
Carte de visite album containing 49 cartes the majority collected in the 1860s
By Sir George Scharf and 7 presented by Algernon Graves in 1916
Includes 4th Earl of Aberdeen, 1st July 1860 by Mayall to Lord Randolph Churchill in 1862 by A.Ken and an interesting outdoor group photograph of the 7th Earl of Carlisle and the Civil Service Cricket Club at the Vice Regal Lodge, Dublin, 18th August 1863. Inscribed and given to Scharf on 5 October 1863. Majority of cartes bear Scharf inscriptions as to date or place and from whom acquired
Acquisition numbers Ax5050 - Ax5098


Album 113: Distinguished Persons, Volume II, CH-GL
Small crimson leather album, gilt clasps, inscribed 'Mrs Scharf, from her affectionate son, January 1st, 1863', and 'The photographers marked G.S were bequesthed by Sir George Scharf. Those marked A.G. were presented 1916 by Algernon Graves.'
Contains 48 cartes-de-visite, one carte-de-visite copy of a painting and 1 un-mounted woodburytype.
Sitters include Richard Cobden, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Michael Faraday, Giuseppe Garibaldi, William Gladstone.
(Ax16227-Ax16275)


Album 114: Distinguished Persons, Volume III, GL-LO
Small dark green leather album, gilt clasps. 'The photographs marked G.G were bequeathed by Sir George Scharf. Those marked A.G. were presented 1916 by Algernon Graves'.
Contains 49 cartes-de-visite and one carte-de-visite from a painting.
Sitters include William Gladstone, Edward Kenealy, Sir Austen Layard, 5th Marquess of Londonderry.
(Ax16391-Ax16439)


Album 115: Distinguished Persons, Volume IV LI-PA
Small olive-brown leather album gilt clasps. Inscribed 'Miss Hicks from her affectionate nephew, January 1st 1863' and 'The photographs marked G.S were bequeathed by the first director Sir George Scharf. Those marked A.G. were presented 1916 by Algernon Graves'.
Contains 46 cartes-de-visite.
Sitters include Baron Macaulay, Cardinal Manning, Florence Nightingale, Sir Richard Owen, Lord Palmerston.
(Ax29641-Ax29687)


Album 116: Distinguished Persons, Volume V PA-SCH
Small purple leather album. Inscribed 'The photographs marked G.S were bequeathed by Sir George Scharf. Those marked A.G. were presented 1916 by Algernon Graves.'
Contains 48 cartes-de-visite, one carte-de-visite of a drawing and one oval calotype.
Sitters include George Peabody, Peter Roget, Earl Russell, Sir George Scharf.
(Ax29941-Ax29989)


Album 117: Distinguished Persons, Volume VI
Large brown leather album with gilt clasp. Inscribed 'Photographs marked G.S bequeathed by Sir George Scharf. Those marked A.G. were presented 1916 by Algernon Graves.'
Contains 64 cartes-de-visite, two cartes-de-visite from engravings , 2 cabinet photographs and four strips of small portraits, six paintings on each.
Sitters include Sir George Scharf, Captain Speedy and Alamayou, Lord Stanhope, Dean Stanley, Archbishop Tait, Lord Alfred Tennyson, William Thackeray, Orton (Tichborne claimant).
(Ax30341-Ax30404)


Album 118: Distinguished Persons, Volume VII
Small brown bound album measuring 135 x 100 mm. Bequeathed by Sir George Scharf and presented 1916 by Algernon Graves.
Contains 11 cartes-de-visite some inscribed by Sir George Scharf (friends and acquaintances).
Sitters include Cardinal Wiseman and Lord Wrottesley
(Ax39772-Ax39783)


Album 119: Album of Royal Personages
Small dark brown leather album with gilt clasp
Inscribed "To my dearest mother 1st August 1868" and "the photographs marked G.S. were bequeathed by the first Director Sir George Scharf and those marked A.G. were presented in 1916 by Algernon Graves.
Contains 32 cartes, 5 cartes from drawings and 1 unmounted albumen print
Sitters include Napoleon 111, Prince Imperial, Leoplold 11 of Belgium, King George of Greece and the Shah of Persia.
Acquisition numbers Ax38435 - Ax38472


Album 120: Portraits of Legal Celebrities
Small dark brown leather album with gilt clasp, containing 52 cartes, presented by W.Palin Elderton in December 1934.
Sitters include Lord Westbury, Lord Hatherly, Sir Fitzroy Kelly, Spencer Walpole, Roundel Palmer and Sir Richard Baggallay.

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Album 121: Wright Album
Small dark red leather album with gilt clasps. Purchased from S.J. Wright for £5 in 1976.
Contains 37 cartes of Anglican clergy including George Moberley and Archibald Campbell Tait.
Acquisition numbers Ax 47049 - Ax 47086


Album 122: Royal Family, Volume 1
51 numbered pages containing 49 cartes of Prince Albert,( pages 1-8) ,Edward V11, (pages 9-34), Queen Alexandra (pages 35-49) and their family including Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Prince George (later King George V)
Photographs by Oscar Gustav Rejlander, Camille Silvy, Mayall, Southwell, Ghemar Freres, Joubert, Hills and Saunders, F.Deron of Brussels, Window and Bridge, Levitsky Le Jeune, Charles Praetorius, Bassano, E.Lange of Copenhagen, George E. Hansen, Bergamasco, Jabez Hughes and Vernon Heath.
39 prints ex collection Sir George Scharf, and the remained ex collection Algernon Graves. Presented by the latter in 1916.
Acquisition numbers Ax24141 - Ax24189


Album 123: Royal Family Volume 2
Album 124: Royal Family Volume 3
Album 125: Photographs of the Royal Family
Album 126: Hipkins Collection of the Royal Family


Album 127: Men of the Day
Red leather album with gold embossing and black spine with blue and yellow pages
Contains 73 prints including Grant Duff,Tom Hughes, Fawcett
Acquisition numbers Ax21831 - Ax21903


Album 128: Album of Bishops and Distinguished People
Album 129: Royalty and Nobility
Album 130: Jonathan Ruffer Album Volume 1
Album 131: Jonathan Ruffer Album Volume 2
Album 132: Men of Mark by Alvin Langdon Coburn
Album 133: More Men of Mark by Alvin Langdon Coburn
Album 134: More Men of Mark by Alvin Langdon Coburn (missing plates)


Album 135: Modern British Composers by Herbert Lambert
Modern British Composers: Seventeen Portraits by Herbert Lambert
With a Foreword on Contemporary British Music by Eugene Goosens
Published by F.and B. Goodwin Ltd. 1923
(Note: Printed at the Pelican Press. The plates in this volume were prepared under the personal supervision of the Author, and printed in Rotary Photogravure by the Rembrandt Intaglio Company. Copies of the separate portraits may be obtained.)
The Contents: Sir Edward Elgar, Dame Ethel Smyth, Granville Bantock, Vaughan Williams, Gustav Holst, Roger Quilter, Rutland Boughton, Josef Holbrooke, Frank Bridge, Cyril Scott, John Ireland, Lord Berners, Arnold Bax, Armstrong Gibbs, Arthur Bliss, Herbert Howells, Eugene Goosens
(NB Original silver bromide prints and variant poses of some of these are contained in the Primary Collection and in the Elliott and Fry Collection for which Lambert acted as chief operator for a number of years.)
Acquired for National Portrait Gallery Library in 1955
Acquisition numbers x7741 -x7767


Album 136: David Francis Album of MPs
Album 137: Frank Hollings Album


Album 138: The Royal Visit to Wolverhampton, 1866

Blue cloth-bound book with title, royal crest and patterned border impressed in gold-colour on the cover. Printed and published in 1867 by Edward Roden, Cheapside. Dedication before Preface: ‘To the Right Honourable the Earl of Lichfield, Lord-Lieutenant of the County of Stafford, this volume is most respectfully dedicated by his humble servant, the Publisher’. 

The text is composed of details extracted from newspaper reports of the royal visit to Wolverhampton in November 1866 where Queen Victoria unveiled an equestrian statue of Prince Albert, The Prince Consort by Thomas Thornycroft in Queen Square (formerly Market Square, originally High Green). 

93 numbered pages plus five plates featuring eleven albumen prints of individuals and scenes related to the event. Includes Queen Victoria by W. & D. Downey, and photographs by Robert White Thrupp of Sir John Morris, E.J. Hayes, Henry Underhill, John Joseph Powell, George Lees Underhill, Moses Ironmonger, Henry Hartley Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton and John Hawksford. Other photographs by Thrupp show the statue of Prince Albert in Queen Square, and a rephotographed drawing and photomontage depicting the impromptu knighting by Queen Victoria of John Morris, Mayor of Wolverhampton that occurred at the pavilion set up for the statue’s unveiling.

NPG stamp, 1978
Catalogued 2013, Ax137690 - Ax137694


Album 139: Myra Hess Album- My Memory Book
Album 140: Lord Battersea Aston Clinton Album


Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, by Joseph Parkin Mayall, published by  Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, circa 1883; published 1884 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London Album 141: J.P. Mayall's ‘Artists at Home', 1884

Gold-embossed, blue cloth-bound volume containing 25 photogravures by Joseph Parkin Mayall of artists depicted at home and in their studios. Edited by Frederick George Stephens. Each plate is accompanied by a 3 or 4 page biographical notice and description written by Stephens. Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington: Crown Buildings, 188 Fleet Street, London E.C. in 1884.

The publication was originally published in 6 monthly parts from March-August 1884. Each monthly part cost 5 shillings and included 4 portraits with their accompanying text.

They were published in the following order:

  1. March 1884: Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton; William Calder Marshall; Thomas Webster; Valentine Cameron Prinsep
  2. April 1884: Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt; Samuel Cousins; George Anderson Lawson; Marcus Clayton Stone
  3. May 1884: Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema; Richard Redgrave; John Pettie; Sir Francis Bernard ('Frank') Dicksee
  4. June 1884. George Frederic Watts; Sir (William) Hamo Thornycroft; William Frederick Yeames; John MacWhirter
  5. July 1884: Sir John Gilbert; Philip Hermogenes Calderon; Briton Riviere; Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
  6. August 1884: Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt; Thomas Oldham Barlow; Robert Walker Macbeth; George Adolphus Storey; William Ewart Gladstone

All of the above portraits are collated in this volume.

Almost all of the portraits (and some additional, variant poses) were registered for copyright at the Public Records Office in 1883, 1884 or 1896, many identifying Frank Dudman as their author, who worked on behalf of J.P. Mayall.

Annotated on the inside cover: 'To R. Darling from W.H. Bradbury April 26/88'. This probably refers to the publisher William Hardwick Bradbury (1832-1892).

Catalogued and scanned, June 2006 (Ax27813 - Ax27837)

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William Thomson, Baron Kelvin  by Thomas Annan carbon print, published 1871 8 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (215 mm x 164 mm) image size acquired, 1978 NPG Ax27841 Album 142: Thomas Annan's Memorials of the Old College of Glasgow

Contains 26 photographic portraits of members of the Senate of the University of Glasgow by Thomas Annan of 202 Hope Street, Glasgow, in addition to interior and exterior views of the Old College buildings. The volume was produced as a memorial record of the structure and Senate at the time of the university's removal to new buildings and before the old buildings, situated in Blackfriars, High Street, underwent any change.

Includes texts by Dr Duncan Harkness Weir (preface and notices for the Principals and the Professors of the Divinity Faculty), Professor John Veitch (notices for the Professors of the Faculties of Arts and Law) and Professor John Black Cowan (notices for the Professors of the Faculty of Medicine), all three of whom appear amongst the portraits included.

Published in 1871 by James Maclehose, Publisher and Bookseller to the University, 61 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.

Printed by M’Laren & Erskine, 257 Argyle Street, Glasgow.

Acquired in 1978.

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Album 143-5: Memoirs of Samuel Tuke Vols 1-3


Albums 146-175: The Theatre, 1878-1897 (Incomplete collection)
(See also Albums 189-191)

The Theatre was a theatre journal established by the actor-manager Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905). He sold the journal to the theatre critic Clement Scott (1841-1904) in 1879 for £1000. Originally issued in monthly parts, it was then bound in six-monthly volumes. The volumes mostly consist of text with some plates mounted with woodburytype or carbon print photographs, often depicting popular actors and actresses of the day in costume for their dramatic roles. The National Portrait Gallery also holds loose copies of a number of the portraits.


Album 146: The Theatre: A Monthly Review and Magazine, New Series, Vol. I (1 August 1878 – 1 January 1879)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by Wyman and Sons, 81 Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s-Inn Fields, W.C.

Includes 12 photographs by Lock & Whitfield. A further 10 photographs from subsequent volumes, ranging in date from 1881 to 1896, and a number of half-tone reproductions of other photographs of actors, are also pasted into the volume by a previous owner.

Sitters: Arthur Wyndham Playfair; Lena Ashwell; Ellen Terry; Sir Henry Irving; William Henry Denny; Alice Lingard in ‘Called Back’; Madge Kendal; William Hunter Kendal; Marie Litton; Emmeline Ormsby; Henry James Byron; Marion Terry; Hermann Vezin; Charles Albert Fechter as Hamlet in 'Hamlet'; Amy Roselle; William Farren; Emily Fowler; Edward O'Connor Terry; Ethel Matthews; Evelyn Millard; W.G. Elliot

Purchased in 1987. Catalogued: Ax28260 – Ax28281


Album 147: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. II (2 July – 1 December 1883)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by David Bogue, 3 St Martin’s Place, Trafalgar Square.

Includes 12 photographs by the St James's Photographic Company.
Sitters: Kate Rorke; Hermann Vezin; Marie Linden; Edward Smith Willard; Ellen Terry; Sir John Hare; Kate Munroe as the Duchess of Epsom Downs in 'The Merry Duchess'; James Fernandez; Sophie Eyre; Herbert Crellin Standing; Kate Santley; J.H. Barnes

Acquired in 1977. Catalogued: Ax9273 – Ax9284


Album 148: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. II (1 February – 1 July 1879)

Published by Wyman & Sons, 81 Great Queen Street, Lincoln’s Inn-Fields, W.C.

Includes 12 photographs by Lock & Whitfield and Melandri.
Sitters: Bella Pateman; Frank Burnand; Ellen Lancaster Wallis; Charles Warner; Adelaide Neilson; Violet Cameron; Ada Swanborough; Harry B. Conway; Sarah Bernhardt as Doña Maria in 'Ruy Blas'; Louise Moodie; W.H. Vernon

Purchased in March 2006. Catalogued: Ax129590 - Ax129601


Album 149: Reserved for The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts


Album 150: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. V (1 January – 1 June 1885)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by David Bogue, 27 King William Street, Strand.

Includes 12 photographs by Window & Grove, Herbert Rose Barraud and Benjamin J. Falk.
Sitters: Lillie Langtry; William Terriss as Romeo in 'Romeo & Juliet'; Jessie Bond as Constance in 'The Sorcerer'; William J. Hill and William Sydney Penley in 'The Private Secretary'; Eleanor Calhoun in 'Diplomacy'; Thomas Thorne in 'Saints and Sinners'; Ada Cavendish in 'In His Power'; George Alexander as Bassanio in 'The Merchant of Venice'; Kate Phillips; Zeffie Tilbury in 'Ruth's Romance'; Maude Millett as Eva Webster in 'The Private Secretary'; George Grossmith as Ko-Ko in 'The Mikado'

Purchased in November 1986. Catalogued: Ax29196 – Ax29207


Album 151: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. VI (1 July – 1 December 1885)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by Carson & Comerford, Clement’s House, Clement’s Inn Passage, Strand, W.C.

Includes 12 photographs by Herbert Rose Barraud.
Sitters: Sibyl Grey, Leonora Braham and Jessie Bond as the Three Little Maids in 'The Mikado'; William Moy Thomas; Marie, Lady Bancroft and Sir Squire Bancroft; Florence Warden; John Sleeper Clarke in 'The Rivals'; Florence West as Pauline in 'Called Back'; Ellen Lancaster Wallis as Adrienne Lecouvreur in 'Adrienne Lecouvreur'; Edward Litt Leman Blanchard; Laura Linden as Olivia in 'The Vicar of Wideawakefield'; George Edward Barrett as Ben Chibbles in 'Hoodman Blind'; Charles Warner; Mary Eastlake as Nance Yeulett in 'Hoodman Blind'

Purchased in 1987. Re-bound by Robe & Shepherd. Catalogued: Ax29217 – Ax29228


Album 152: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. VII (1 January – 1 August 1886)

Published by Carson & Comerford, Clement’s House, Clement’s Inn Passage, Strand, W.C.

Includes 14 photographs by Martin & Sallnow, Herbert Rose Barraud and St James's Photographic Co.
Sitters: Clement William Scott; Lydia Thompson; Eweretta Lawrence and Grace Otway in 'On Change'; Maurice Barrymore; Mary Rorke as Lina Nelson in 'The Harbour Lights'; Felix Morris as the Scotch professor in 'On Change'; Jessie Millward as Dora Vane in 'The Harbour Lights'; Alfred Edward Thomas Watson; Alice Atherton in 'Oliver Grumble'; William Archer; Helen Forsyth as Molly Seagrim in 'Sophia'; Sir Augustus Henry Glossop Harris; Alice Lingard in 'Called Back'; Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree

Purchased in 1983. Catalogued: Ax29385 – Ax29398


Album 153: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. VIII (1 July – 1 December 1886)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by Carson and Comerford, Clement's House, Clement's Inn Passage, Strand, W.C.

Includes 10 woodburytype photographs specially taken for The Theatre by Herbert Rose Barraud, 263 Oxford Street.
Sitters: Cissy Grahame as Mrs Hope in 'The Pickpocket'; Yorke Stephens; Maria Louisa (née Long), Lady Monckton; James Lewis as Justinian Babbit and Mrs George Henry Gilbert (Ann Hartley) as Mrs Zantippa Babbit in 'A Night Off'; Henrietta Lindley; Henry Arthur Jones; cast from '"The Road to Ruin," at the Vaudeville Theatre, 1886'; cast from '"A Run of Luck," at Drury Lane Theatre, 1886'; Mary Moore; Austin Brereton

Purchased in 1983. Catalogued: Ax29791 – Ax29800


Album 154: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. IX (1 January – 1 June 1887)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by Carson and Comerford, Clement's House, Clement's Inn Passage, Strand, W.C.


Includes 12 woodburytype photographs taken specially for the Theatre by Herbert Rose, Barraud, 263 Oxford Street.
Sitters: Kate Rorke as Sophia Western in 'Sophia'; Blanche Horlock; David James as Simon Ingot in 'David Garrick'; Durward Lely as Nanki-Poo in 'The Mikado'; Brandon Thomas; Amy Roselle; Dorothy d'Alcourt as Dormouse and Phoebe Carlo as Alice in 'Alice in Wonderland'; Lewis Waller; Sophie Eyre; Gilbert Farquhar; Angela Fenton; Arthur Cecil

Purchased in October 1980. Catalogued: Ax9285 – Ax9296


Album 155: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. X (1 July – 1 December 1887)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by Carson and Comerford, Clement's House, Clement's Inn Passage, Strand, W.C.

Includes 11 woodburytype photographs taken specially for The Theatre by Herbert Rose Barraud, Walery and Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn.
Sitters: Laurence Cautley; Violet Vanbrugh; Geraldine Ulmar as Rose Maybud in 'Ruddigore'; Charles Hayden Coffin; Cora Urquhart Brown Potter; Rutland Barrington as Sir Despard Murgatroyd in 'Ruddigore'; Janet Achurch; Fuller Mellish; Rose Norreys; Percy Lyndal; Agnes Hewitt

Purchased in October 1980. Catalogued: Ax9297 – Ax9307


Album 156: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. XI (2 January – 1 June 1888)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by Strand Publishing Company, 172 Strand, W.C.

Includes 12 woodburytype photographs taken specially for The Theatre by Ernest Barraud, W. & D. Downey, Herbert Rose Barraud, Window & Grove, Kingsbury & Notcutt and Albert John Deneulain.
Sitters: Grace Hawthorne; Cecil Howard; Maude Millet as Ida and Annie Hughes as Lotty in 'Two Roses'; Fanny Brough; Edward Smith Willard; John Clayton; Harriett Jay; Clo Graves; Arthur Williams; Christine Nilsson; Claude Marius

Purchased in October 1980. Catalogued: Ax9308 – Ax9317, Ax9320 – Ax9321


Album 157: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. XII (2 July – 1 December 1888)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by Strand Publishing Company, 172 Strand, W.C.

Includes 12 photographs by Kingsbury & Notcutt, Barraud, W. & D. Downey, Elliott & Fry and Window & Grove.
Sitters: Sir Charles Santley; Marie Tempest; Julia Emilie Neilson as Selene in 'The Wicked World'; Francis Henry Macklin; Ada Rehan; Frank Kemble Cooper; Miss Wadman as Indiana in 'Indiana'; Arthur Roberts as Polydore Poupart in 'The Old Guard'; Edith Woodworth; Richard Mansfield; Mrs John Wood; Harry B. Conway

Purchased in October 1980. Catalogued: Ax9322 – Ax9333


Album 158: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. XIII (1 January – 1 June 1889)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by Strand Publishing Company, 172 Strand, W.C.

Includes 13 photographs by Warwick Brookes, Barraud, Fradelle & Young, Vernon Kaye, Window & Grove and Disdéri & Co.

Sitters: Sir Henry Irving; Ellen Lancaster Wallis as Rosalind in ‘As You Like It’; Sims Reeves; Jessie Bond; Charles Collette; Gertrude Kingston; Charles Hallam Elton Brookfield; Olga Isabel Nethersole; E.D. Ward; Ellaline Terriss; Henry Savile Clarke; Lottie Venne; Jack Robertson

Purchased in October 1980. Catalogued: Ax9334 – Ax9346


Album 159: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. XIV (1 July – 1 December 1889)

Edited by Clement Scott. Published by Eglington & Co., 78 & 78a Great Queen Street, W.C.

Includes 12 photographs by Barraud and W. & D. Downey.
Sitters: Marion Terry as Mrs Errol and Vera Beringer as Cedric Errol in 'The Real Little Lord Fauntleroy'; George Giddens as Dr Glynn in 'The Balloon'; Cicely Richards; Cyril Maude; Rose Leclercq; Bassett Roe; Vane Featherston; John Maddison Morton; Minnie Terry; Arthur Dacre; Eva Moore; Robert Williams Buchanan

Purchased in October 1980. Catalogued: Ax9347 – Ax9358


Album 160: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. XV (1 January – 1 June 1890)

Edited by Bernard E.J. Capes. Published by Eglington & Co., 78 & 78a Great Queen Street, W.C.

Includes 12 photographs by Barraud and W. & D. Downey.
Sitters: Agnes Huntington; Fred Leslie as Don Caesar de Bazan and Nellie Farren as Ruy Blas in 'Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué'; Ella Banister; Gordon Craig; Olga Brandon; 'Group from the "The Middleman"' – Edward Smith Willard, Annie Hughes and Edmund William Garden; Sara Palma; Ben Davies; Marion Lea; Sir John Hare; Sylvia Grey; Jerome Klapka Jerome

Purchased in October 1980. Catalogued: Ax9359 – Ax9370


Album 161: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. XVI (1 July – 1 December 1890)

Edited by Bernard Capes and Charles Eglington. Published by Eglington & Co., 78 & 78a Great Queen Street, W.C.

Includes 12 photographs by Barraud and W. & D. Downey.
Sitters: Bessie Hatton; Sydney Grundy; Eleanor Leyshon; Olga Brandon as Vashti Dethic and Edward Smith Willard as Judah Llewellin in 'Judah'; Decima Moore; Courtice Pounds; May Whitty; Joseph Tapley; Sir Charles Wyndham as John Mildmay and Mary Moore as Mrs Mildmay in 'Still Waters Run Deep'; Mary Collette; Rosina Filippi; Fred Terry

Purchased in October 1980. Catalogued: Ax9371 – Ax9382


Album 162: The Theatre: A Monthly Review of the Drama, Music and the Fine Arts, New Series, Vol. XVII (1 January – 1 June 1891)

Edited by Bernard Capes and Charles Eglington. Published by Eglington & Co., 78 & 78a Great Queen Street, W.C.

Includes 12 photographs by Elliott & Fry, Barraud, Walery, Alfred Ellis and London Stereoscopic Company Ltd.
Sitters: Leonard Boyne as Harry O'Mailley and Olga Brandon as Ethel Kingston in 'The English Rose'; Sir George Alexander as George Addis and Marion Terry as Helen in 'Sunlight and Shadow'; Charles Warner; Attalie Claire; Marguerite Macintyre as Margherita in 'Mefistopele'; Effie Clements as Charlotte and Edmund William ('E.W.') Garden as William in 'La Cigale'; Julia Emilie Neilson as Drusilla Ives in 'The Dancing Girl'; Harry Monkhouse as Sir Tristram Testy, Harry Parker as Friar Tuck and John Le Hay as Sir Guy of Gisborne in 'Maid Marian'; Harry Reeves-Smith; Madame Schmidt as Madame Pierrot, Jane May as Pierrot Junior and Monsieur Courtès as Pierrot Senior in 'L'enfant Prodigue'; Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson as Dennis Heron and Kate Rorke as Camilla Brent in 'Lady Bountiful'; Katie Seymour as Blanche Darc in Joan of Arc

Purchased in March 1984. Catalogued: Ax28813 – Ax28823 and Ax46554


 

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