Two of the albums are collections of Cahen's portraits, one relating to literary and artistic individuals; the other medical men, especially the staff at St Bartholomews Hospital, London. The other three relate to Cahen's journeys to Poland, France and Germany before the 1st World War. The portrait albums mostly incorporate press cuttings relating to the subjects.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Edward Cahen (1880-1961), photographer, was born in London, son of Albert Cahen, banker, and his wife Frederica. Educated at Marlborough. Studied Chemistry at the Royal College of Science from 1900, and joined the staff there 1907-11. Travelled in Brittany, The Schwarzwald and Poland prior to becoming a demonstrator at St Bartholomews Hospital, London, in 1913. In 1917 he moved to the National Explosives Co Ltd in Cornwall. He retired in about 1923, and died in 1961 at Bovey Tracey, Devon.
Separate albums cover the portraits and the topographical photographs
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The collection was bequeathed to the University by Edward Cahen in 1961.
Other Finding Aids
The collection is partially listed
Conditions Governing Use
Usual EUL arrangements apply
The photographs themselves have been left inside the albums in which they were presented to the university. Loose material is being removed to be listed separately.
Some of the portrait photographs were published. The collection includes some examples of published versions.