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Hill & Adamson:

An Inventory of Their Collection at the Harry Ransom Center

Creator: Hill, David Octavius, 1802-1870 and Adamson, Robert, 1821-1848
Title: Hill & Adamson Collection
Dates: 1843-1910 (ca.)
Extent: 109 items
Abstract: The Hill & Adamson Collection is comprised of 1 calotype (paper negative) and 37 loose salted paper prints made by Hill & Adamson, 47 carbon prints made by T. & R. Annan from Hill & Adamson negatives, 1 carbon print made by Thomas Annan of his portrait of Hill, 1 carbon print made by J. Inglis from a Hill & Adamson print, 20 photogravures and 1 bromide print made by J. Craig Annan from Hill & Adamson negatives, and 1 lithograph by J. Smyth.
Call Number: Photography Collection PH-2
Language: English
Access:

Light sensitive materials, must be viewed under low-level lighting.




Acquisition:

Purchase, Gernsheim Collection, 1964

Repository:

The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center


The Hill & Adamson Collection is comprised of 1 calotype (paper negative) and 37 loose salted paper prints made by Hill & Adamson), 47 carbon prints made by T. & R. Annan from Hill & Adamson negatives, 1 carbon print made by Thomas Annan of his portrait of Hill, 1 carbon print made by J. Inglis from a Hill & Adamson print, 20 photogravures and 1 bromide print made by J. Craig Annan from Hill & Adamson negatives, and 1 lithograph by J. Smyth. Depicted are the life and landscape of eastern Scotland, including fishermen and women of Newhaven, scenes of Edinburgh, particularly around Greyfriars' and Calton Hill, and scenes of St. Andrews. The collection also contains portraits of prominent men and women of the day, and friends and acquaintances of Hill and Adamson. For more information regarding this collection, please refer to the Visual Materials Database (available on-site).


The Ransom Center also holds additional work by Hill & Adamson in the Robert Adamson Collection (964:0061:0001-0013), the David Octavius Hill Collection (964:0062:0090-0092), Camera Work, no. 11 (1905), Calotypes by D. O. Hill and R. Adamson (f TR 680 E44 HRC-P), and 100 Calotypes by D. O. Hill. R.S.A. and R. Adamson (a.k.a. Stanfield album, 100 Calotype Sketches) (f TR 395 H553 HRC-P).


People

Adamson, Robert, 1821-1848

Annan, J. Craig (James Craig), 1864-1946

Annan, Thomas, d. 1887

Hill, David Octavius, 1802-1870

Organizations

T. & R. Annan and Sons

Subjects

Adamson, Robert, 1821-1848

Allan, William, Sir, 1782-1850

Bunting, Jabez, 1779-1858

Chalmers, Thomas, 1780-1847

Cockburn, Henry Cockburn, Lord, 1779-1854

Combe, George, 1788-1858

Duncan, Thomas, 1807-1845

Eastlake, Elizabeth, 1809-1893

Fraser, Alexander Campbell, 1819-1914

Gall, James, 1784?-1874

Gibson, John, 1790-1866

Grant, Francis, Sir, 1803-1878

Harcourt, Edward William, 1825-1891

Hill, David Octavius, 1802-1870

Jameson, Mrs. (Anna), 1794-1860

Kemp, George Meikle, 1795-1844

Leitch, William Leighton, 1804-1883

Macculloch, Horatio, 1805-1867

McCandlish, Margaret

Monro, Alexander, 1773-1859

Miller, Hugh, 1802-1856

Murray, John, 1778-1843

Nasmyth, James, 1808-1890

Rintoul, Robert Stephen, 1787-1858

Subjects

Fishers--Pictorial works

Places

Edinburgh (Scotland)

Linlithgow (Scotland)

Newhaven (Edinburgh, Scotland)

University of St. Andrews

Document Types

Calotypes (negatives)

Carbon prints

Gelatin silver prints

Lithographs

Photogravures (prints)

Portraits

Salted paper prints