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TitleThe Frederick Evans Collection of Lantern Slides (Lincoln Cathedral and Southwell Minster), 1895-1898
Extent95 slides
AbstractPrincipal document types present include; slides, glass lantern
Access ConditionsThe lantern slides have been copied into 35mm format and will normally be presented for use in this form. Accessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryThe majority of slides in the collection were taken by Frederick Henry Evans (1853-1943). A professional bookseller in the City of London, he retired at the age of 45 in order to pursue his hobby of photography full-time. Evans concentrated on landscapes and ecclesiastical architecture, particularly the cathedrals of France and England. In 1900 the Royal Photographic Society held an exhibition of his work. For several years he sat on the selection committee of the Photographic Salon.

Slides by George Washington Wilson (1823-1893) and James Valentine (1815-1880) are also present. Both photographers had large commercial photographic businesses in Scotland, specialising in 'topographical' photography.
Custodial HistoryThe collection was given to Nottingham University Library in 1971. It had formerly belonged to Mr H. Walker of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, a historian of ecclesiastical architecture.
DescriptionThe collection consists of 95 glass lantern slides produced in the 1890s, principally of Lincoln Cathedral and Southwell Minster. There are also five slides of Scottish abbeys and Cathedrals (Paisley Abbey; Elgin Abbey; Kelso Abbey; Dunkeld Abbey; Abbey Church, Haddington).
ArrangementThe slides have been grouped according to the relevant church, and then according to architectural feature within that church.
TermChurch architecture - England - Lincoln - Slides (Photography)
Church architecture - England - Southwell (Nottinghamshire) - Slides (Photography)
Lincoln Cathedral - Studies
Southwell Minster - Studies
FindingAidsCopyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham. In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus: Typescript Catalogue, 5 pp At the National Register of Archives, The National Archives, Kew: Typescript Catalogue, 5 pp Online: Available on the Manuscripts Online Catalogue, accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections.
ReprodnNotePhotocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.
Related MaterialAn Evans archive, containing further original lantern slides and including lecture notes for his slides of Lincoln Cathedral, is held at the Centre for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson, AX 85721-0103
Publication NoteSeveral slides in this collection are reproduced in 'The Cathedral Church of Lincoln', by A.F. Kendrick, and 'The Cathedral Church of Southwell', by the Rev. Arthur Dimock. Both were published by George Bell and Sons in 1898 as part of their 'Bell's Cathedral Series'.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA235Evans; Frederick Henry (1853-1943); bookseller and photographer1853-1943
NA236Wilson; George Washington (1823-1893); photographer from Aberdeen Scotland1823-1893
NA237Valentine; James (1815-1880); photographer from Dundee Scotland1815-1880
PL146/Lincoln Cathedral/Lincoln/Lincolnshire/England
PL147Southwell Cathedral/Southwell/Nottinghamshire/England
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