Sir Joseph Swan (1828-1914) was a North East physicist, chemist and inventor who is best known for his innovation in the photographic process and the invention of the incandescent light bulb. This small collection comprises of items retained by various members of the Swan family, until donated to Newcastle University in the 1960s/1970s. The collection includes personal family items such as medals and certificates, original Swan lamps and a silk dressing gown, together with items which appear to come from Sir Joseph Swan's home workshop including a number of photographic prints, presumed to date from Sir Joseph Swan's experiments with various photographic print techniques.
Swan (Sir Joseph) Archive
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 186 SWAN
- Dates of Creationapprox 1860-1914
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description4 boxes plus small collection of objects
- Digital Materials
Scope and Content
Open. Please follow this link for further information about how to access items from this collection: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/library/special-collections/browse/collection_details/?id=188 .
Deposited by the Institute for Sustainability (NIReS) and various family members in 2014.
This EAD description created 7/3/2021.
Conditions Governing Use
No known copyright restrictions
No further accruals are expected.