Correspondence concerning the acquisition David Octavius Hill photographic materials by the Glasgow University Library from Robert Dougan

Scope and Content

Correspondence concerning acquisition by the Library of Dougan's photographic collection and the ensuing exhibition in 1954 of the work of David Octavius Hill 1952-1954; Catalogue drafts, exhibition labels, posters and other material including correspondence, relating to the 1954 exhibition of the work of David Octavius Hill, includes visitors' book and newspapers 1952-1954

Administrative / Biographical History

The Dougan collection of negatives, colotypes and prints of images by David Octavius Hill (1802-1870) and other pioneers of photography was purchased by the University of Glasgow in 1953  from its collator, the librarian Robert Ormes Dougan. Following its acquisition, an exhibition of Hill material was held in 1964 .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Purchase : Robert Ormes Dougan : 1953 : ACCN 4317

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at  searching by the call number Dougan

Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 25 March 2002

No alterations made to date

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Head of Special Collections

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 247 procedures

Custodial History

Collated by Robert Ormes Dougan


None expected

Related Material

No related material


Catalogue of an exhibition of the works of David Octavius Hill, RSA, in the Hunterian Museum 11 May - 5 June 1954 (Glasgow, 1954)

Margaret F MacDonald , Sun pictures and other historic photographs (Glasgow, 1983) Exhibition catalogue

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