Records of Bedford Lemere & Co, fl.1865, photographers

Scope and Content

Photographic prints of 49 Princes Gate, Westminster, London (original photographs by Bedford Lemere, 1892), made for Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, National Monuments Record 1968.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bedford Lemere & Co was established in the mid-1860s at 147 the Strand, London, England, by Bedford Lemere senior (1839-1910 ), where it remained until  1946 .  Henry Bedford Lemere was born in  1865  and effectively took over the running of the business during the  1880s , by which time the architectural specialisation of the firm had already been formulated. The company remained the leading purveyor of domestic, commercial and industrial images until his death in  1944 . The company moved to 3 Park Lane, Croydon from  1947-1957  and South Park Hill Road, South Croydon from  1957 .

Source: Directory of London Photographers 1841-1908, compiled by Michael Pritchard.


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

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Acquisition Information

Purchased from Royal Commission on Historical Monuments, c.1980.

Other Finding Aids

Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections, searching by the call number Whistler PH4/96-106.

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Archivist's Note

Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 18 August 2004. Biographical history compiled by Danielle West, Archive volunteer, June 2004.

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