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Plans and Photographs of Stonehenge by Henry James, 1867

MS. 23051 photogr. 14

Photographically-illustrated book containing albumen prints of Stonehenge alongside extensive text. Also includes plans and photographs of Turusachan in the Island of Lewis, notes relating to the druids, and sketches of the Cromlechs in Ireland.


  • Creation: 1867


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 14

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 08:0799; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 375

Biographical / Historical

Col. Sir Henry James was the Director General of the Ordnance Survey. In 1855 he created a photographic department for the Ordinance Survey as a means of reducing the scale of maps. He claimed to have invented photozincography, a photographic method for the reproduction of images, manuscript text, and outline engravings on printing plates. It was more likely invented by staff working under him.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Charles B. Wood US, 24/07/2008

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom