Fenton, Roger (1819-69; English), Bedford, Francis (1815-94; English), & others
England and Wales (Cities, Colleges and Views) (1858-60)
21 albumen silver prints, 62.0 x 50.5 cm (album)
Purchased 1860
State Library of Victoria (LTWEF 6; H87.75/1-21)

[reproduction: Fenton: High Street Oxford, dated 1860 (H.87.75/13)]

This is one of several collections of photographs purchased for the Melbourne Public Library in 1860 from the Architectural Photographic Association (for details, see artist entry under Fenton).

Besides Fenton and Bedford, others represented include British photographers Robert Cade, Archibald Lewis Cocke and Dolamore & Bullock (active c.1855-69: see reference below). Several photos are unattributed, and only some are dated.

Detailed contents are as follows: f.1-4: Houses of Parliament, London (by anon. and Dolamore & Bullock, several dated 1860); f.5: Somerset House (anon.); f.6-7: Cocke: St George’s Hall Liverpool; Round Church, Cambridge (1860); f.8: Emmanuel College, Cambridge (anon.); f.9: Cade: St John’s Cambridge, new building (1858); f.10: Sydney (Sussex) College, Cambridge (anon.); f.11-12: Cade: Fitzwilliam Museum and Public Library, Cambridge (both 1860); Fenton: High Street, Oxford (1860: see reproduction); f.14: Dolamore & Bullock: Cloister Tower, Magdalen College, Oxford  (1860); f.15-16: Fenton: Merton College and New Museum, Oxford; f.17: Cade: Wolsey’s Gate, Ipswich (1858); f.18: Cocke: Market Cross, Salisbury (1860); f.19-21: Bedford: South Stack Rocks, Holyhead; Coast of Holyhead Mountains; Head of Lynn Peris.


Not listed in NGV 1894 or NGV 1905 

A contents list prepared by the library, held with the volume itself, includes full details of inscriptions, sizes etc. None of the images is reproduced in the SLV catalogue; author’s ID photo shown here

For Bedford, Cade, Cocke and Fenton, refer linked artist entries; see also https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/person/mp86774/dolamore–bullock; (accessed 26 October 2019)