A Collection of Illustrations of Nottingham, 16th-19th century

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 21 black and white, and 23 coloured illustrations of Nottingham, dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Many cannot be dated precisely. The majority are photographs of known prints and engravings. The coloured series features some photographs which appear to have been hand coloured. Both sets have been mounted behind glass.

Administrative / Biographical History

The collection of illustrations was gathered together by C.P. Stubbs of Woodthorpe, Nottingham, from unidentified originals. A number of the prints appear in the 20 volume series 'Victorian Nottingham' by R. Iliffe and W. Baguley (1970-83).


The illustrations have been divided into two sections; black and white, and coloured.

Access Information

Accessible to all registered readers.

Other Finding Aids

Copyright in all Finding Aids belongs to the University of Nottingham.

In the Reading Room, King's Meadow Campus:

Typescript Catalogue to item level, 3 pp

At the National Register of Archives, London:

Typescript Catalogue to item level, 3 pp


Catalogue accessible from the website of Manuscripts and Special Collections, Manuscripts Online Catalogue.

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies and photographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposes only, depending on the condition of the documents.

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email mss-library@nottingham.ac.uk).

Custodial History

The collection was transferred from library holdings to the Department of Manuscripts in 1974.