The collection is composed of: a folder containing a typescript copy of a diary of a journey from Italy to the Holy Land, covering the period 18 December 1850 to 6 September 1852; two microfilms of diaries covering the period 1849 to 1850; and five boxes of photographs showing scenes of Ireland, Paris, Switzerland, Rome, Pompei, Athens, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Cairo, Thebes, Abu Simbel, Nubia, Petra, and more.
Photographs and Diaries of John Shaw Smith (1811-1873)
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 237 Coll-20
- Dates of Creation1849-1852
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description5 boxes photographs, 1 folder, 2 microfilm boxes diaries. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
John Shaw Smith was Irish. He was born 1811, and died 1873.
Conditions Governing Access
Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.
Collection gifted by Basil Megaw, November 1999, Accession no. E99.41.
The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.
Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.
Other Finding Aids
Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.
Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.