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Album of photographs by William Hemphill, containing family portraits and views of India, 1856-1877

MS. 23051 photogr. 65

Album of 277 photographs, including portraits of the Osborne and Norman families and public figures such as Ellen Terry, Lord Palmerston, William Gladstone, and Prince Albert. Also includes portraits and views of India, and a photograph of the victims of famine in Solapur.


  • Creation: 1856-1877


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 65

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 95:5327; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 296

Biographical / Historical

Dr. William Despard Hemphill was an Irish doctor and a member of the Amateur Photographic Association.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Christie's UK, 19/10/1995, lot 44. Thought to have belonged to a member of the Osborne family.

Physical Facet

Carbon prints; albumen prints



Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom