Skip to main content

Album of photographs compiled by the Glossop family, Vol. 2, 1850-1860

MS. 23051 photogr. 83 /2

  • Request

Disbound album of photographs compiled by the Glossop family, including family portraits and views in England, Germany, and Belgium. Mostly Albumen prints, with some salt prints. Photographs by Henry Glossop, George Goodwin Glossop, and others. Includes a portrait of George Glossop and several signed by John Wheeley Gutch and Bridges (likely George Wilson Bridges, a friend of Gutch).


  • Creation: 1850-1860


149 items

Language of Materials

  • English

Conditions Governing Access

This material is light-sensitive. To ensure its availability to future readers, access to this item is restricted, and requires specialist support. Readers are asked to work from reproductions and published descriptions as far as possible. To apply to see the original, please send a message to, outlining the subject of your research, the importance of this material to that research, and the resources you have already consulted. Please also tell us about the timeframe for your project, if any, and when you hope to visit.


MS. 23051 photogr. 83 /2

Former reference:

Wilson Centre Accession Number: 85:2080; Wilson Centre Accession Number 2: TC 225

Biographical / Historical

Rev. Henry Glossop was Vicar of All Saints Church in Isleworth and an amateur photographer. His son, Rev. George Goodwin Pownall Glossop, was also a photographer and a magistrate for Middlesex.

George Wilson Bridges was a writer, photographer and Anglican Cleric. He took up photography after meeting William Henry Fox Talbot.

John Wheeley Gough Gutch was a surgeon, and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, but was interested in the 'new science' of photography.

William Lyndon Smith was a well-known photographer in the 1850s, and his work was shown at many photographic society exhibitions. His focus was architecture, particularly abbey and church ruins.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased at Sotheby's UK, 29/03/1985, lot 152

Physical Facet

Albumen prints from collodion plate negatives; Salt prints from Calotype negatives



Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom