Topographical photographs associated with Prince Leopold (1853-1884), 1st Duke of Albany,undated, c.1884

Scope and Content

The collection comprises an album bearing the name 'Leopold' and containing black and whitephotographs and printed images of scenes in France, Italy and Switzerland. The images depictcountryside and urban panoramas, individual buildings, monuments, statues, and architecturaldetails. Some of the printed images were presumably purchased from souvenir shops or have beenclipped from published guides of the places concerned. The collection was apparently assembled byPrince Leopold, presumably between the date of Leopold's marriage in 1882 and his death in 1884.

Places featured in these images include: Ile St Honorat, Palais Longchamps, Cannes, Nice, andMenton in France; Monte Carlo in Monaco; San Remo, Pisa, Florence, Fiesole, Bologna, Verona, Venice,Milan and Certosa in Italy; and Lausanne, Vevey, Sion, Fribourg and Berne in Switzerland.

Administrative / Biographical History

HRH Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, 1st Duke of Albany, KG, KT, PC, GCSI, GCMG, hon DCL,Oxford (1876), colonel in the Army was born at Buckingham Palace, London in 1853, the fourth son ofQueen Victoria. He was created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence and Baron Arklow in 1881, and on 30June 1881 he formally opened University College Nottingham (now the University of Nottingham). Inthe following year he married HRH Princess Helena (1861-1922), third daughter of HSH Georg Viktor,Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont. He died in Cannes in 1884.


No archival arrangement has been required.

Access Information

ACCESS: Accessible to all registered readers.


Other Finding Aids

This description is the only finding aid available for the album. Copyright in thedescription belongs to The University of Nottingham.

Conditions Governing Use

REPROGRAPHIC: Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational use and private study purposesonly, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

COPYRIGHT: Permission to make published use of this album must be sought in advance in writingfrom the Keeper of the Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections (email The Department will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

Custodial History

The album was acquired in August 1981 by The University of Nottingham's Department ofManuscripts.