Reference number
  • P/005
Level
  • Collection
Date(s)
  • circa 1860s
Extent and medium
  • 2 wooden plate boxes containing a total of 105 glass plate negatives.
Description
  • ┆**Wooden box labelled 'Box 4'** Contains 49 glass plate gelatin negatives featuring images taken while touring through France. Includes images of street scenes, architectural features and local life in a number of villages and cities, such as Bayeaux, Dieppe, Honfleur, Lisieux, Paris and Trouville. The box also includes an handwritten plate list attached to the inside of the lid, identifying where the image was taken and what it contains (potentially written by Rev. Mann). **Wooden Box labelled 'Box 5'** Contains 56 glass plate gelatin negatives featuring images taken while touring Belgium, France and Germany. Includes images of street scenes, architectural features and local life in Brittany, Ostend, Bruges, Nuremberg and Rothenberg. The box also includes an handwritten plate list attached to the inside of the lid, identifying where the image was taken and what it contains (potentially written by Rev. Mann).
Administrative history
  • ┆The glass plates were most likely bought or accepted as a donation by staff at DMU to be used as a photographic resource for teaching.  At present we have no further information regarding Rev. Mann. This biography will be extended if and when new information is found.
Access status
  • Open
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
  • Some of the plates are damaged. Scratches and cracks in the albumen has resulted in image deterioration on some of the plates.
Language/scripts of material
  • English
Finding aids
  • A handwritten list of plates is contained within each box.
System of arrangement
  • Original order has been maintained.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
  • Dr. Kelley Wilder
Archival history
  • The collection was housed in the Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) at De Montfort Montfort University (DMU) when it was based in the Portland Building. During relocation of the PHRC to the Clephan Building in 2016 it was decided the plates would be better suited to being stored in the DMU archive.
Archivist's note
  • Listed by Dr. Natalie Hayton, Assistant Archivist