Fry Bequest of Portraits and Extra-Illustrated Volumes

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection contains many extra-illustrated volumes dispersed throughout the Restricted Volumes section of Special Collections on a variety of subjects, as well as a number of categories of portraits of individuals.

These portraits consist of the following categories:

Theatrical: Actors and Actresses, Theatres, Theatrical Scenes.Theatrical: Actors and Actresses, Theatres, Theatrical Scenes.Monuments: Alphabetical order.Monuments: Alphabetical order.Views: Miscellaneous, London, Strawberry Hill.Views: Miscellaneous, London, Strawberry Hill.Kings and Queens: English, French, European, Worldwide.Kings and Queens: English, French, European, Worldwide.Artists: Alphabetic Order.Artists: Alphabetic Order.Criminals: Alphabetic Order.Criminals: Alphabetic Order.Mayors: Alphabetic Order.Mayors: Alphabetic Order.Popes: Alphabetic Order.Popes: Alphabetic Order.Quakers: Alphabetic Order.Quakers: Alphabetic Order.Napoleonic: Alphabetic Order.Napoleonic: Alphabetic Order.Coloured (portraits that are tinted, inked, watercoloured or otherwise coloured): People, Alphabetic Order.Coloured (portraits that are tinted, inked, watercoloured or otherwise coloured): People, Alphabetic Order.English - Images of individuals in English History, Literature, Science and Social Life (more properly could be called British, as it includes Scots, Welsh and Irish): Alphabetic Order, diverse subjects.English - Images of individuals in English History, Literature, Science and Social Life (more properly could be called British, as it includes Scots, Welsh and Irish): Alphabetic Order, diverse subjects.Foreign - Images of individuals in the history of countries that are not, by default, part of the British Isles: Alphabetic Order, diverse subjects.

Administrative / Biographical History

The portrait images were extracted from book sources and collected in loose format by John Doyle Fry as a recreational activity. The extra-illustrated volumes were compiled by Albert Magnus Fry, John Doyle Fry and Priscilla A. Fry.

Conditions Governing Access

Accessible to all bona fide readers.

Acquisition Information

The collection was bequeathed to the University of Bristol by Miss E.B. Fry, the estate of Albert Magnus Fry, and Priscilla Fry.

Note

Compiled by Martin Hall, Assistant Archivist, University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

Other Finding Aids

The portraits are in ordered and labelled drawers within their cabinets. No handlist exists for the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission must be obtained from staff at University of Bristol Information Services - Special Collections.

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