Document ReferenceMS 317
TitleTopographical photographs associated with Prince Leopold (1853-1884), 1st Duke of Albany, undated, c.1884
Extent1 volume containing 208 images
AbstractThe album comprises printed images and photographs of places in the South of France, Italy, and Switzerland, apparently collected by Prince Leopold (1853-1884), 1st Duke of Albany, in the early 1880s.
Access ConditionsAccessible to all readers.
Admin HistoryHRH Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, 1st Duke of Albany, KG, KT, PC, GCSI, GCMG, hon DCL, Oxford (1876), colonel in the Army was born at Buckingham Palace, London in 1853, the fourth son of Queen Victoria. He was created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow in 1881, and on 30 June 1881 he formally opened University College Nottingham (now the University of Nottingham). In the following year he married HRH Princess Helena (1861-1922), third daughter of HSH Georg Viktor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont. He died in Cannes in 1884.
Custodial HistoryThe album was acquired in August 1981 by The University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts.
DescriptionThe collection comprises an album bearing the name 'Leopold' and containing black and white photographs and printed images of scenes in France, Italy and Switzerland. The images depict countryside and urban panoramas, individual buildings, monuments, statues, and architectural details. Some of the printed images were presumably purchased from souvenir shops or have been clipped from published guides of the places concerned. The collection was apparently assembled by Prince Leopold, presumably between the date of Leopold's marriage in 1882 and his death in 1884.

Places featured in these images include: Ile St Honorat, Palais Longchamps, Cannes, Nice, and Menton in France; Monte Carlo in Monaco; San Remo, Pisa, Florence, Fiesole, Bologna, Verona, Venice, Milan and Certosa in Italy; and Lausanne, Vevey, Sion, Fribourg and Berne in Switzerland.
MgtGroupPersonal papers
ArrangementNo archival arrangement has been required.
TermPhotograph collections - Europe
FindingAidsThis description is the only finding aid available for the album. Copyright in the description belongs to The University of Nottingham.
ReprodnNoteReprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA697Leopold G. D. A. (1853-1884); Prince and 1st Duke of Albany; Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow1853-1884
NA697Leopold G. D. A. (1853-1884); Prince and 1st Duke of Albany; Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow1853-1884
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