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Horblit TypPh Album 87 F

Views of England, Wales, and Pompeii, circa 1850-1859: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: Horblit TypPh Album 87 F
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Views of England, Wales, and Pompeii,
Date(s): 1850-1859.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear feet (1 album)
Abstract: Album of 23 salted paper print views of England, Wales, and Pompeii taken by various photographers.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

96HB-804 F. Gift of Mrs. Harrison D. Horblit; received: 1996 February 16.


The album came from Margam Hall, home of William Henry Fox Talbot's cousin, C. R. M. (Christopher Rice Mansel) Talbot.

Conditions Governing Access:

Access restricted; permission of Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts required.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Views of England, Wales, and Pompeii, circa 1850-1859 (Horblit TypPh Album 87). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Separated Materials

This album is part of a larger collection of photographic albums in the Horblit Collection of Early Photography. For description of other albums in this series, search HOLLIS under call-number: Horblit TypPh Album. Not all albums have finding aid descriptions.



Arranged as set into album.

Scope and Contents

23 salted paper prints in an album, 31 x 26 cm. Three prints are attributed in a contemporary hand to "C.R. Jones", and 1 print to "Bridges". Eight of the prints are now attributed to Calvert Jones, 14 to John Dillwyn Llewelyn, and 1 to George Bridges. The prints are captioned in manuscript. The prints are lightly faded; a few are more heavily faded.Consists of 3 views of Pompeii; a view of an unidentified North African oasis; 2 Bristol street scenes; 3 views of Melbury and grounds, seat of the 3rd Earl of Ilchester and birthplace of W.H.F. Talbot; 3 views of Margam Hall, home of W.H.F. Talbot's cousin, C.H.F. Talbot: 1 includes Calvert Jones and his wife, and 1 is a two-part panoramic study; and views of Land's End, Lizard Point, other seascapes, Minterne, Sherborne, and St. Catherine's Chapel near Abbotsbury.Contemporary album of dark brown morocco, covers richly gilt to a panel design, gilt edges, by D. Davis, Cambridge, with his ticket.

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