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The Du Maurier Family Album, 1890-1910

MS. 23051 photogr. 57

J.M. Barrie's memorial album to Sylvia Llewelyn Davies (née du Maurier), mother of the boys who inspired the stories of Peter Pan. It contains 45 prints of the family, primarily portraits snapshots by Lizzie Caswell Smith. Two loose portraits are inserted towards the back of the album.


  • Creation: 1890-1910


3 items

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 57

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 89:3904; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 253

Biographical / Historical

Lizzie Caswall Smith was a British photographer who specialised in celebrity studio prints, often used for postcards. She was also associated with the Women's Suffrage movement and photographed several famous actors. J.M. Barrie was a Scottish novelist and playwrite. He wrote Peter Pan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Jubilee UK, 29/10/1989

Physical Facet

Platinum prints from glass plate and cellulose film negatives

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom