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Tour in The East by Francis Bedford, 1862

MS. 23051 photogr. 51

Photographic portfolio of views and landscapes in the Middle East. Originally 168 prints, but some are now missing. Print 44 is duplicated and there are two covers and two frontispiece pages.


  • Creation: 1862


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 51

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 87:3211; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 238

Biographical / Historical

Francis Bedford was a British photographer, artist, lithographer, and publisher. He began making photographs around 1851, becoming one of the most successful landscape photographers. He founded a business selling photographic prints to the general public. At its height, Bedford stocked around 9,000 individual views. He was elected to the Council of the Photographic Society in 1858, and became Vice-President in 1861.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Phillips UK, 28/04/1987, lot 275

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom