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Calotype negative view from the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot or Nevil Story-Maskelyne

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MS. 15830 photogr.

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Digital surrogate of calotype negative view from the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot or Nevil Story-Maskelyne

Digital surrogate of calotype negative view from the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot or Nevil Story-Maskelyne
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Calotype negative view from the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot or Nevil Story-Maskelyne [Schaaf 2090].

Dates

  • Possibly 1843

Extent

1 item

Language of Materials

  • No linguistic content; Not applicable

Conditions Governing Access

Original item is extremely light-sensitive. Use Digital.Bodleian surrogate.

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark, and page reference if available, e.g. MS. 15830 photogr.].
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Shelfmark:

MS. 15830 photogr.

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 15830

Abstract

Calotype negative view from the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford.

Biographical / Historical

William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) began experimenting with photography in 1834, having first been inspired during a visit to Lake Como the previous year. Talbot announced his 'photogenic drawing' process in a paper to the Royal Society in 1839. See the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for a full biography.

Mervyn Herbert Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1823-1911)was a politician and mineralogist.

Other Finding Aids

See also the Talbot Catalogue Raisonné, a detailed inventory of Talbot photographs located around the world. The Catalogue Raisonné is organised by Schaaf number. The Schaaf number for this item is Schaaf 2090.

Custodial History

Harold White collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Hans P. Kraus Jr. in honour of Professor Larry J. Schaaf and the William Henry Fox Talbot Catalogue Raisonné Project, Jan 2019.

Related Materials

See also the Archive of William Henry Fox Talbot and the Talbot family (MSS. WHF Talbot 1-171, MSS. WHF Talbot photogr. 1-52, MSS. WHF Talbot objects 1-113); The John Dillwyn Llewelyn collection of Talbot photographic materials (Dep. d. 996); and Eugene Ostroff collection of Talbot photographic materials (MS. 12307/1, MSS. 12307 Photogr. 1-15).

Bibliography

  • Schaaf, Larry J., Sun Pictures Catalogue Three, The Harold White Collection of Works by William Henry Fox Talbot (New York, 1987) no. 42, p. 45

Physical Facet

Paper Negative-Camera. Ink smear extends to paper edge.

Dimensions

16.1 x 17.3 cm
Title
Calotype negative view from the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, attributed to William Henry Fox Talbot or Nevil Story-Maskelyne
Author
Matthew Neely
Date
2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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