Catalogue of photograph albums of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland and Sarah Angelina Acland, 1840s-1890s

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

C. Parker

2003

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Introduction
A    Photograph albums of Henry Wentworth Acland, 1840s-1890s
B    Photograph albums of Sarah Angelina Acland, late 19th cent.


Photograph albums of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland and Sarah Angelina Acland, 1840s-1890s

Abstract:
Four photograph albums of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, 1840s-1890s and four photograph albums of his daughter, Sarah Angelina Acland, late 19th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. b. 34-7, c. 175-8

Extent: 8 shelfmarks

Biographical History

Sir Henry Wentworth Acland (1815-1900) was the Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford, 1858-1894. He was instrumental in the decision to build the University Museum, believing that it was a necessary aid for the study of science. His daughter, Sarah Angelina (Angie) Acland (1849-1930) was a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and also of the Royal Society of Arts.

Scope and Content

The albums contains photographs of family members, friends and acquaintances, holidays in England, travel abroad and ships, especially Royal Naval vessels.

Custodial History

Each volume is inscribed, 'Given to H.C. Harley by Sir William Acland Bart. Nov. 1964'.

Acquisition

Given by Mollie Tabor, through Dr Harley, 1983.

Preferred Form of Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Photogr. b. 34, fols. 1-2].

Related Material

Photographic prints and negatives, relating to MS. Photogr. b. 36, are held at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford (see the on-line catalogue, under 'photographer - Acland'). Acland Family Papers (MSS. Acland c. 1-3, d. 1-201, e. 106, Rolls 1) are described in M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975 (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 37300-510. See also the on-line catalogue of additional Acland family papers.

Family names (NCA Rules)

Acland | family

Personal names (NCA Rules)

Acland | Sir | Henry Wentworth | 1815-1900 | 1st Baronet | physician
Acland | Sarah Angelina | 1849-1930 | Fellow of Royal Photographic Society and Royal Society of Arts

Place names (NCA Rules)

Oxford | Oxfordshire

A   Photograph albums of Henry Wentworth Acland, 1840s-1890s

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. b. 34-7


Photograph album of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, inscribed inside upper board, 'Vol. 5', 1840s-1860
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 34
Extent: 195 leaves
Binding: Half vellum, gilt spine, green marbled boards

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of

  • (passim) Acland family members, including
    • (fols. 49, 63, 151, 156) Sir Henry Wentworth Acland
    • (fols. 51, 135) Sir Thomas Dyke Acland
    • (fols. 114, 143, 190) bust of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland
    • (fol. 140) a painting of the Acland family at Holnicote, Somerset, 1794-5
  • (passim) friends and acquaintances, including
    • (fols. 32-3) Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, published by Maull & Polyblank (London, 1859)
    • (fols. 41-2, 133) William Fishburn Donkin, (fol. 133) photograph of a portrait
    • (fol. 60) photograph of a portrait of Florence Nightingale
    • (fol. 67) Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan
    • (fol. 92) Francis Fulford
    • (fols. 132, 172) George Etienne Cartier
    • (fol. 144) Lionel Smith Beale
    • (fol. 150) Samuel Wilberforce
    • (fol. 176) a portrait of Joseph Priestley, aged 30
  • (fols. 11, 14-30, 97-100, 107, 114-125, 143, 190) sculptures
  • (fols. 70-1, 167-8, 180-1, 184) the construction of Oxford University Museum

Photograph album of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, inscribed (fol. 1) 'Vol. 8', c.1875-80
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 37
Extent: 236 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled half green morocco, green cloth boards, label on spine, '8'

Scope and Content:

Includes (fols. 9, 93) pen-and-ink sketches of comic figures and (fols. 40, 96) watercolour paintings, and photographs of

  • (passim) members of the Acland family, including
    • (fol. 4) pen-and-ink sketch of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland
    • (fols. 21, 76) Sir Henry Wentworth Acland
    • (fol. 94) 'Great Guns of Oxford', caricature of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland from A. Thomas Shrimpton and son, 1224 caricatures of Oxford University life ([Oxford], c.1868-92)
    • (fols. 112, 176) Sarah Angelina Acland
    • (fol. 115) Sir Henry Cotton
    • (fol. 181) Sir William Alison Dyke Acland
  • (passim) friends and acquaintances, including
    • (fol. 20) Sir James Paget
    • (fol. 22) George Rolleston
    • (fol. 23) William Ewart Gladstone and his wife
    • (fol. 98) 'A Nocturne', caricature of John Ruskin from A. Thomas Shrimpton and son, 1224 caricatures of Oxford University life ([Oxford], c.1868-92)
    • (fol. 175) George Anthony Walkem
  • (passim) places, including
    • (fols. 18-19, 25-6, 42-56) Bermuda
    • (fols. 63, 71) Halifax, Canada
    • (fols. 75, 77) Oxford University Museum, Oxford
    • (fols. 100-1) Broad Walk, Oxford, showing a tree uprooted
    • (fols. 151-62, 166) Oraya railway, Peru
    • (fol. 164) Stamford, Lincolnshire
    • (fol. 172) totem poles on Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada
    • (fols. 183-8, 204-5, 209) Lima, Peru
    • (fol. 189) Pisagua, Peru
    • (fol. 190) Curajaco, Peru
    • (fols. 192-216) Chilean army in Peru, during the War of the Pacific, 1879-1884
    • (fols. 210, 228, 230) Santiago, Chile
    • (fols. 218-20) Arequipa, Peru after an earthquake
    • (fols. 225-6) Cauquenez, Chile
    • (fols. 235-6) St Breage Church, Cornwall
  • (passim) boats and ships, including
    • (fols. 15, 17, 57) HMS Bellerophon
    • (fol. 59) officers onboard HMS Eclipse, 1875
    • (fol. 90) the Gertrude
    • (fols. 102, 137, 167-70, 174, 222) HMS Triumph
    • (fols. 106, 144-50) HMS Excellent, 1878
Separated Material:

Two loose photographs of Windsor town and castle, and Windsor park, Berkshire, removed from this volume are MS. Photogr. c. 150, fols. 118-9.



Photograph album of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, 1880s-1894
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 36
Extent: 221 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled half red calf, brown cloth boards, watered endpapers, label on spine, '7'

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of

  • (fols. 2, 158, 167, 179-80, 196-9, 207-20) Acland family members, including
    • (fol. 2) Sir William Alison Dyke Acland
    • (fols. 158, 167) Sir Henry Wentworth Acland
    • (fol. 196) portrait by Prince Pierre Troubetzkoi of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland
  • (passim) places, including
    • (fol. 31) Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
    • (fol. 39) Phillip Island, Australia
    • (fols. 41, 183) Norfolk Island, Australia
    • (fol. 42) Levuka, Fiji
    • (fols. 54, 56) Tutuila, American Samoa
    • (fols. 55, 139, 141, 143-4) Apia, Samoa
    • (fols. 60, 92-9) Tanna Island, Vanuatu
    • (fols. 64, 66-8, 85, 88, 90, 129) Vaté Island, Vanuatu
    • (fols. 70-1) Ambrym Island, Vanuatu
    • (fols. 86-7) New Caledonia, Oceania
    • (fols. 100, 122) Malakula Island, Vanuatu
    • (fols. 101-11) Banks Islands, Vanuatu
    • (fols. 115-19) Aoba, Vanuatu
    • (fols. 136-7) Api, Vanuatu
    • (fols. 146-52) Fowey, Cornwall
    • (fol. 166) Eddystone Rocks and lighthouse, English Channel
    • (fols. 168, 171) gardens of Trinity College, Oxford in the snow
    • (fols. 169-76) Acland's garden in the snow, Broad Street, Oxford
    • (fol. 177) Wadham College, Oxford in the snow
  • (passim) boats and ships, including
    • (fols. 2-38) voyage on the Windsor Castle, from Plymouth, England to Sydney, Australia
    • (fols. 30, 44, 46-7, 51, 54, 72-3, 121, 134-5) HMS Miranda
    • (fols. 75-6) HMS Dart
    • (fols. 153-62) the Druid, a yacht
    • (fols. 185-8) cutters in the Commodore's Cup, St. Kitts
    • (fols. 189-93) the French squadron at Spithead, including Marceau, Surcouf and Requin
    • (fol. 203) HMS Camperdown, in the dock after a collision with HMS Victoria
    • (fol. 205) HMS Victoria
Note: Detailed discussion of two of these photographs (fols. 47 & 51) can be found in Elizabeth Edwards, Raw Histories - Photographs, Anthropology and Museums (Oxford, 2001), pp. 107-29. These and other photographs (fols. 70, 100, 122 & 129) are also discussed by Elizabeth Edwards, 'Negotiating Spaces: Some Photographic Incidents in the Western Pacific, 1883-84', in J. Schwartz & J. Ryan (eds.), Picturing Place: Photography and the Geographical Imagination (London, 2003), pp. 261-79.
Separated Material:

A loose photograph of an unidentified yacht, removed from this volume, is MS. Photogr. c. 150, fol. 116.



Photograph album of Sir Henry Wentworth Acland, inscribed inside upper board, 'Vol. 6', 1887-90
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. b. 35
Extent: i + 126 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled half red morocco, brown cloth boards, label on spine, '6'

Scope and Content:

Includes (fol. 3) a watercolour painting of Dartmoor by Sir Thomas Acland and photographs of

  • people, including
    • (fols. 72-4) Sir Henry Wentworth Acland in the Canary Islands
  • (passim) places, including
    • (fol. 2) feast for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee, Hambledon
    • (fols. 6-7, 92-3) Gibraltar
    • (fols. 55-7) Commodore's Cup Race, St. Kitts
    • (fols. 59-67) St. Kitts and Barbados
    • (fols. 69-91) Canary Islands
    • (fols. 94-108) Mogador, Morocco
    • (fols. 110-14) Alger, Algeria
    • (fols. 119-23) Sorrento, Italy
  • (fols. 9-48) ships, including
    • (fol. 9) P. & O. Oriental
    • (fol. 10) launch of HMS Barham
    • (fols. 11-24) HMS Volage and its crew
    • (fols. 26-31, 48) HMS Active
    • (fols. 32-4, 48) HMS Ruby
    • (fols. 36-47) HMS Calypso
Separated Material:

A loose photograph of an unidentified yacht, removed from this volume, is MS. Photogr. c. 150, fol. 117.


B   Photograph albums of Sarah Angelina Acland, late 19th cent.

Shelfmarks: MSS. Photogr. c. 175-8


Photograph album of Sarah Angelina Acland, 1863-82
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 178
Extent: i + 273 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled half brown morocco, brown cloth boards, watered endpapers, label on spine, '4'

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of

  • (passim) Acland family members, including
    • (fols. 6, 32, 54, 65, 72, 79, 89, 213) Sir Henry Wentworth Acland
    • (fols. 10, 25-6, 33, 35, 43, 46, 48, 50, 55-6, 82, 95, 101, 103, 119) Sir William Alison Dyke Acland
    • (fols. 57, 93) Sir Thomas Dyke Acland
    • (fols. 66, 121) Sir Henry Cotton
    • (fols. 91, 116, 174) Sir Thomas Dyke Acland
  • (passim) friends and acquaintances, including
    • (fols. 27, 200) Guðbrandur Vigfússon
    • (fol. 138) Sir James Paget
    • (fol. 147) Julius Viktor Carus
    • (fol. 148) Francis Paget
    • (fol. 201) Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan
    • (fol. 206) Henry George Liddell
    • (fol. 207) Sir John Stainer
    • (fol. 211) John Ruskin
    • (fols. 217, 240) George Rolleston
    • (fol. 219) Edward King
    • (fol. 228) Samuel Wilberforce
    • (fol. 245) Greyfriars Bobby
    • (fol. 246) Thomas Combe, shown seated
    • (fols. 250, 252) Oronhyatekha
    • (fol. 251) John Henry Parker
    • (fol. 253) George Anthony Walkem
    • (fol. 254) Asa Gray
    • (fol. 268) Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • places, including
    • (fol. 92) Holnicote, Somerset
    • (fols. 108-13, 115) Selworthy, Somerset
Custodial History:

Bookplate inside upper board, 'Sarah Angelina Acland. Oxford', with manuscript addition, 'Given to Robin in her memory Jany 26. 1931'.


Separated Material:

A loose photograph of Oronhyatekha, removed from this volume, is MS. Photogr. c. 150, fol. 114.



Photograph album of Sarah Angelina Acland, 1891-2
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 176
Extent: i + 234 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled half black morocco, green cloth boards, watered endpapers; label on spine, '2'

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of

  • (passim) Acland family members, including
    • (fol. 23) Sir Thomas Dyke Acland
    • (fols. 34, 89-91, 145-6, 157, 161, 184, 194) Sir Henry Wentworth Acland
    • (fols. 51, 91-2) Sarah Angelina Acland
  • (passim) friends and acquaintances, including
    • (fols. 72, 181) Isambard Brunel, son of Isambard Kingdom Brunel
    • (fols. 146, 175) Oronhyatekha
    • (fols. 158, 160) Henry George Liddell
    • (fol. 176) Dr John Shaw Billings
    • (fols. 227-8, 230-1, 233) William Ewart Gladstone and his wife
    • (fol. 232) Sir Harry Verney
  • (passim) places, including
    • (fols. 2-16, 19) Beechwood, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
    • (fols. 17-18, 20-9) Killerton, Devon
    • (fols. 32-66) Weymouth, Isle of Portland and Abbotsbury, Dorset
    • (fol. 73) Divinity School, Oxford
    • (fols. 74-131) Torquay, Devon
    • (fols. 132-141, 225) interior of Acland's house, Broad Street, Oxford
    • (fols. 152-6, 187-90, 223) Broad Street, Oxford
    • (fols. 185-6) Iffley, Oxfordshire
    • (fols. 192-3, 217-18, 226) garden of Acland's house, Broad Street, Oxford
    • (fols. 197-208) Abingdon, Oxfordshire
    • (fol. 210) Butter market, Witney, Oxfordshire
    • (fols. 220-1) police station, Oxford
Custodial History:

Bookplate inside upper board, 'This Book belonged to S.A. Acland It is given in her memory to Robin by her Brother H.D. Acland 1931 Jany 26'.


Separated Material:

A loose photograph of Mrs Gladstone, removed from this volume, is MS. Photogr. c. 150, fol. 115.



Photograph album of Sarah Angelina Acland, inscribed inside upper board, 'Vol. 3', 1893-4
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 177
Extent: i + 160 leaves
Binding: Gilt-ruled half black morocco, brown cloth boards, spine detached, label on spine, '3'

Scope and Content:

Includes photographs of

  • (passim) Acland family members, including
    • (fols. 26, 33, 56, 60-1, 77-8, 92, 143, 148) Sir Henry Wentworth Acland
    • (fol. 91) Sarah Angelina Acland
    • (fols. 148-9, 153-4) Sir William Alison Dyke Acland
  • and (fols. 52-3, 56-7) John Ruskin
  • (passim) places, including,
    • (fols. 8-9, 15-20) decorations in Oxford, for the Duke and Duchess of York's wedding
    • (fols. 10-13) laying the foundation stone for the City Buildings, Oxford
    • (fols. 21-2, 136-7, 147) the Acland's dining room and garden, Broad Street, Oxford
    • (fols. 24-5) the old mayor's parlour, Oxford
    • (fols. 32-81) the Lake District
    • (fols. 94-107) Beechwood, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
    • (fols. 118-124) Ewelme church and almshouse, Watlington, Oxfordshire
    • (fol. 127) back of New College, Oxford
    • (fols. 128-9, 131) St George's Tower and mill, Upper Fisher Row, Oxford
    • (fols. 133-4) the police station, Oxford
  • (fols. 26-31) crew onboard HMS Edgar
Custodial History:

Bookplate inside upper board, 'This Book belonged to S.A. Acland It is given in her memory to Robin by her Brother H.D. Acland 1931 Jany 26'.



Photograph album of Sarah Angelina Acland, late 19th cent.
Shelfmark: MS. Photogr. c. 175
Extent: ii + 578 leaves
Binding: Blind-ruled and stamped, brown morocco boards, marbled endpapers, label on spine, '1'

Scope and Content:

Some of the photographs (probably fols. 361, 372, 399, 527) were taken by Julia Margaret Cameron. The album includes photographs of

  • (fols. 3-19, 322-5) the Royal Family, including
    • (fols. 6, 12, 18) Queen Victoria
    • (fols. 7, 325) Prince Albert
    • (fols. 3, 15-16, 19) King Edward VII
    • (fols. 17, 323) Prince Leopold
    • (fol. 4) Princess Louise
    • (fols. 5-6, 11, 322, 324) Princess Beatrice
  • (passim) Acland family members, including
    • (fols. 25, 170, 337) Sir Henry Wentworth Acland
    • (fols. 26, 33-6, 52, 118, 331, 374, 376) Sir William Alison Dyke Acland
    • (fols. 38, 123, 444) Sarah Angelina Acland
    • (fols. 55, 80) Sir Arthur Herbert Dyke Acland
    • (fols. 69-70) Sir Thomas Dyke Acland
    • (fols. 336, 347) Sir Henry Cotton
  • (passim) friends and acquaintances, including
    • (fol. 53) John Patrick Crichton-Stuart
    • (fols. 56, 399) Mary Ryan
    • (fol. 57) Sir Henry John Stedman Cotton
    • (fol. 94) Alice Liddell, daughter of Henry George Liddell
    • (fol. 133) William Edward Forster
    • (fols. 137, 366-7) Oronhyatekha
    • (fol. 143) William Fishburn Donkin
    • (fols. 153-4) Dom Pedro II, the Emperor of Brazil, and his wife
    • (fol. 163) Thomas Carlyle
    • (fol. 165) Lady Maria Theresa Lewis
    • (fol. 169) William Jacobson
    • (fol. 171) Samuel Wilberforce
    • (fol. 173) Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
    • (fol. 174) Alfred Tennyson
    • (fols. 178, 360) William Ewart Gladstone
    • (fols. 182, 361) Henry George Liddell
    • (fol. 189) Robert Stephen Hawker
    • (fols. 192, 472) Sir Walter Calverley Trevelyan
    • (fols. 216, 218) Henry John Stephen Smith and his sister, Eleanor Elizabeth Smith
    • (fols. 219, 281, 286) John Phillips
    • (fol. 223) Sir Thomas Watson
    • (fols. 232, 237) James Bruce
    • (fols. 235, 238) Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale
    • (fol. 236) Henry David Leslie
    • (fol. 257) Benjamin Woodward
    • (fol. 261) William Piers Ormerod
    • (fol. 271) Auguste Jean Baptiste Nélaton
    • (fol. 278) Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck
    • (fol. 279) Sir Stafford Henry Northcote
    • (fol. 282) John Richardson Selwyn
    • (fol. 290) Sir William Thomas Knollys
    • (fol. 295) John Tyndall
    • (fol. 304) Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert
    • (fols. 306-7) Edmund Hobhouse
    • (fol. 309) Charles John Abraham
    • (fol. 369) Roundell Palmer
    • (fol. 400) Caesar Henry Hawkins
    • (fol. 409) Frederick Temple
    • (fol. 411) Benjamin Disraeli
    • (fol. 412) Père Hyacinthe
    • (fol. 466) John Stuart Blackie
    • (fol. 467) Sir Joseph Prestwich
    • (fol. 527) Sir Henry Taylor
    • (fol. 529) Thomas Combe, shown seated
  • (passim) places, including
    • (fol. 2) Chaplains Quad, Christ Church, Oxford
    • (fols. 27, 37, 340) Broad Street, Oxford
    • (fols. 122, 286) Oxford University Museum, Oxford
    • (fols. 128-30, 280) Amiens, France
    • (fols. 287, 292, 296, 519) Engelberg, Jungfraü and Mürren, Switzerland
    • (fols. 327, 333) Genoa, Italy
    • (fols. 341-2) Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey
    • (fol. 350) Utrecht, Netherlands
    • (fol. 428) Oxford
    • (fol. 474) museum at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
    • (fols. 476-81) Devon
    • (fols. 490-8) Ceylon
    • (fols. 499-501) Bermuda
    • (fols. 514-16) Suez Canal
    • (fols. 522-6, 531-3, 536-40) Brittany, France
  • ships, including
    • (fol. 503) HMS Bellerophon
Custodial History:

Bookplate inside upper board, 'Sarah Angelina Acland, Oxford', with the following manuscript addition, 'Given in her memory to Robin Jany 26. 1931'.



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