Gibby Photographic Prints

Scope and Content

Photographs of Co. Durham and Durham city, taken or collected by Dr. C.W. Gibby (1902-1989). See under Arrangement for more information.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr. Clifton William ('Jack') Gibby FSA lectured in chemistry at the University of Durham 1926-1967, but was best known for his wide knowledge of local history and other matters of antiquarian interest, on which he lectured widely.


The collection is arranged in 4 subject categories:

  • CAST: Durham castle. (99 prints)
  • CATH: Durham cathedral. (74 prints)
  • CITY: Durham city, excluding castle and cathedral. (239 prints)
  • COUN: Co. Durham, excluding Durham city. (30 prints)
Within these categories arrangement is by size.

Access Information

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Dr. Gibby's widow, Mrs Nellie Gibby, 1989.

Other Finding Aids

Unpublished list.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Related Material

The collection overlaps with two others given to the University Library by Dr. Gibby: the Gibby Lantern Slides Collection, and the Gibby Negatives Collection. See also the Gibby Papers