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



Acquisition: 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