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Daguerreotype by J.W. Newland

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MS. 21206 Photogr. 1
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Earliest known example of a daguerreotype by J.W. Newland showing an unidentified man of middle age. The 6th plate image in soft focus was taken in the United States in the mid 1840s.

It is housed in a Matthew Brady leather case embossed with a lyre, with a black silk pad. The plate hallmark is SCOVILLS. The case has been professionally conserved with a new leather hinge.


  • Creation: c. 1845


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MS. 21206 Photogr. 1

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21206


Daguerreotype by J.W. Newland.

Biographical / Historical

John William Newland was born in England and travelled around the world with his gallery of daguerreotype views and portraits.

He was active as a daguerreotypist in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1845. He toured Europe, South America and the Pacific, opened a studio in Sydney in March 1848 and in Hobart in September 1848. In around 1850 he travelled to India and established a studio in Calcutta. He died at Meerut in May 1857.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by the Bodleian Library from Blackwells Rare Books in 2021.

Catalogue of a daguerreotype by J.W. Newland
Lucy McCann
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom