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Photographic scrapbook by W.R. Thompson, containing travel views and portraits, 1864-1868

MS. 23051 photogr. 7

Scrapbook containing two hundred and forty-four albumen prints and one tintype by various photographers, one signed by John Saché. Images include portraits of the British royal family, Abraham Lincoln, Florence Nightingale, and officers of the 86th Regiment. Gibraltar views include the Brigade Ground, the Casemate Barracks, and Gardiner's Battery. Other images include bull fighters, peasants, Spanish soldiers, Moorish beggars, Moroccan people, views of camp life in Port Elizabeth and the surrounding countryside in South Africa, and Mauritius, Egypt, Malta, and Ireland. Eight views of India (Calcutta, Cawnpore, Bombay, Agra, Delhi, Lucknow) are by Saché.


  • Creation: 1864-1868


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 7

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 03:7387; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 359

Biographical / Historical

Compiled by W.R. Thomson of the 86th Royal County Down Regiment. Little is known about him.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Christie's UK, 21/05/2003, lot 107

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints; tintype



Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom