The Francis Frith Collection: Photographs of Highland Perthshire

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 254 MS 37
  • Dates of Creation
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      59 photographs (0.03 linear metres). The records are photographs.

Scope and Content

Photographs of Abercairny, Aberfeldy, Glencoe, Blair Atholl, Blairgowrie, Dunkeld, Fowlis Wester, Glenalmond, Glen Lyon, Inchbrook, Killiekrankie, Loch Earn, Loch Leven, Pitlochry, Sma' Glen, Stanley.

Administrative / Biographical History

Francis Frith, was born in Chesterfield, in 1822. An early exponent of photography, Frith set up his own company in 1859 in Reigate, publishing photographic views. He travelled around the world taking photographs and in later years employed additional photographers to satisfy demand. Frith died in Cannes in 1898, but the company continued to operate until its closure in 1971.


Records are arranged alphabetically by place name.

Access Information

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.

Acquisition Information

The photographs were purchased from The Francis Frith Collection by the Archives in 1997 (AccM/343).


Fonds level description compiled by Sarah Chubb, Archives Hub Project Archivist, October 2001.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list. Subject source lists and databases are also available.

Alternative Form Available

No other known copies.

Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges are made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply.


None expected.

Location of Originals

These photographs are copies of those in The Francis Frith Collection, Shaftesbury, Dorset.

Geographical Names