Bidder Family: Photographs

Scope and Content

[1] Album of photographs of George Parker Bidder, senior, his wife Anna Maclean Bidder, and their children. The photographs are not identified individually.

[2] Album of photographs of the Bidder family, 'intimate family friends and outlying members of the family', compiled for George Parker Bidder, junior, 1937.

[3] Album of portrait photographs, mostly named, including Frederic Bird (1818-74), Fitzwilliam Wentworth Atkyns-Bowyer (1840-[1890]), Sir William Maccormac (1836-1901), Charles Manby (1804-84), Sir Arthur Helps (1813-75), Dorothea Beale (1831-1906), George Robert Stephenson (1819-1905), Sir John Fowler (1817-98), Maxwell Witham, Sir John Elliot (1839-1908), Horace Lloyd (father of Mrs. Oscar Wilde), Edward Alfred Hadley (1835-1901), John Fenwick Laing (d.1931), Henry Davidson (1837-97), General Salusbury, Herbert Mills Birdwood (1837-1907), H.M. Witham, Sir George Christopher Trout Bartley (1842-1910), 1st Baron Battersea (Cyril Flower) (1843-1907), Howard Kennard, James Hopgood, Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury (1811-82), Matthew Wyatt, and Travers Wire.

[4] Loose photographs, including George Parker Bidder, senior, and others at Cambridge, c.1858; Anna Bidder; the Devenish children; George Parker Bidder, junior, and Marion Bidder; British Association, Leeds, 1920s, group: Michael George Foster (1864-1934), Sir William Boyd Dawkins (1837-1929), Edwin Kitson Clark (1866-1943), Ernest Joshua Allen (1871-1955), and Ernest William Macbride (1866-1940); and the Maclean children, including Anna Bidder, with a photograph of a lost painting by Winterhalter.

Administrative / Biographical History

George Parker Bidder (1836-96) was a writer on cryptography, while his son, also called George Parker Bidder (1863-1953), was a biologist and President of the Marine Biological Association of the U.K.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Dr. Anna Bidder, 1993.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Summary Catalogue.

Related Material

Cambridge University Library also holds papers of George Parker Bidder, junior, and the Bidder family, MSS.Add.8657, 8679 and 8680.

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