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The Hamilton Gray Album, 1830-1960

MS. 23051 photogr. 3

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A scrapbook of writings, illustrations, and photographs assembled by an unknown person within the family of Rev. John Hamilton Gray. Contains a multitude of loose letters, writings and drawings, and 26 photographs, both loose and pasted in. Includes one albumin print of Westmeaston Rectory, eight salt prints by Hill & Adamson, one by John Adamson, one by Thomas Rodger, and one by Henry Collen.


  • Creation: 1830-1960


70 items

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 3

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 03:7442; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 361

Biographical / Historical

John Hamilton Gray was a Scottish advocate and Anglican priest. This album was most likely assembled by his wife or daughter, and features the work of several early Scottish photographers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Hans Kraus US, 29/05/2003

Physical Facet

Salt prints from a Calotype negative

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom