The coverage is very wide-ranging, not confined by date or country, but with particular emphasis on portraits of people connected with Durham and North East England.
Scope and Content
Open for consultation.
Acquired by gift and purchase from many sources over many years.
Other Finding Aids
Manuscript card index. Where no location is given in the card index, the print is located in the loose portrait prints sequence, arranged alphabetically.
Abbreviations used in the card index for locations of prints in extra-illustrated volumes are as follows:
Calamy. Extra-illustrated set of E. Calamy, A Continuation of the Account of the Ministers ... Ejected (1727)
Dickinson. Dickinson family album of engravings, etc. (SC++ 01412)
F or Fordyce. Extra-illustrated set of W. Fordyce, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham (1857)
Knight. Extra-illustrated set of C. Knight (ed.), London (1841-44)
M & R. Extra-illustrated set of E. MacKenzie and M. Ross, An Historical, Topographical, and Descriptive View of the County Palatine of Durham (1834)
Smith or J.W. Smith's Scrapbook. Add.MS 318
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 PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) 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.