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Album of photographs of Malta and Egypt by Robert Murray, 1852

MS. 23051 photogr. 73

Album of albumen prints containing views of Malta and Egypt, primarily buildings and ruins, with titles and occasional commentary.


  • Creation: 1852


1 item

Language of Materials

  • English

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MS. 23051 photogr. 73

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 99:6485; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 329

Biographical / Historical

Robert Murray was an engineer who spent time in Russia and Malta in the 1840s and 1850s. He went to Egypt in the early 1850s to work on transportation systems. He taught himself photography from a book and photographed Malta and Egypt, later publishing views as albumin prints. He is known to have used the Calotype process, from which the published albumen views were printed.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Christie's UK, 07/05/1999, lot 172

Physical Facet

Albumen paper prints from Calotype negatives



Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom