Sir James Donaldson photographic collection

Scope and Content

The images cover European tourism, especially France and Italy. They mostly seem to be of architecture, statuary, arts, ruins, cathedrals, and general topography:

  • ms29951/1-10 Photograph Albums:ms29951/1-10 Photograph Albums:ms29951/1 Europe, Scotland, French cathedrals, Roman remains, 1891-1892ms29951/1 Europe, Scotland, French cathedrals, Roman remains, 1891-1892ms29951/2 Italy, France, Switzerland, 1891-1893ms29951/2 Italy, France, Switzerland, 1891-1893ms29951/3 Pompeii, 1895ms29951/3 Pompeii, 1895ms29951/4 Italy, 1895ms29951/4 Italy, 1895ms29951/5 Italy, Germany, Austria, 1895ms29951/5 Italy, Germany, Austria, 1895ms29951/6 Italy, 1896ms29951/6 Italy, 1896ms29951/7 Italy, 1898ms29951/7 Italy, 1898ms29951/8 Italy, France 1899ms29951/8 Italy, France 1899ms29951/9 Italy, 1901ms29951/9 Italy, 1901ms29951/10 Italy, undated
  • ms29963/1-13 Photographs:ms29963/1-13 Photographs:1) Envelope containing copies of four photographs of Principal Donaldson and one pencil sketch, undated;1) Envelope containing copies of four photographs of Principal Donaldson and one pencil sketch, undated;2) Grave of James Donaldson, ca. 1915;2) Grave of James Donaldson, ca. 1915;3) Envelope containing five photos, possibly one of Cicely Jean Paterson and one of James Donaldson as a youth, ambrotype ca. 1850;3) Envelope containing five photos, possibly one of Cicely Jean Paterson and one of James Donaldson as a youth, ambrotype ca. 1850;4) James Donaldson and [his ward, Cicely Jean Paterson], ca. 1913;4) James Donaldson and [his ward, Cicely Jean Paterson], ca. 1913;5) Two groups with James Donaldson, possibly taken in St Andrews, undated;5) Two groups with James Donaldson, possibly taken in St Andrews, undated;6) Group, unidentified, probably late 19th century;6) Group, unidentified, probably late 19th century;7) Album of family portraits including some of James Donaldson, 19th century;7) Album of family portraits including some of James Donaldson, 19th century;8) Album containing family portraits, mostly unidentified, 19th century;8) Album containing family portraits, mostly unidentified, 19th century;9) Postcard album [belonging to Mr and Mrs JD Mackie], 1905-33;9) Postcard album [belonging to Mr and Mrs JD Mackie], 1905-33;10) Postcard album belonging to Mr and Mrs JD Mackie, 1903-33;10) Postcard album belonging to Mr and Mrs JD Mackie, 1903-33;11) Postcard album belonging to Mr and Mrs JD Mackie, 1907-38;11) Postcard album belonging to Mr and Mrs JD Mackie, 1907-38;12) Miscellaneous photographs of paintings and places and facsimiles of extracts from documents, undated;12) Miscellaneous photographs of paintings and places and facsimiles of extracts from documents, undated;13) Cambridge University buildings and Dunfermline Abbey.

Conditions Governing Access

The photographic collections are currently the subject of a major digitisation project. It is the intention to have the entire archive captured in electronic form, and available (with sophisticated searching facilities) on line via the web. A full version of the software can be accessed in the Library and researchers are welcome to visit the library to use it but it is important that appointments are made in advance. Access to original photographic material may be restricted.

Note

Images have been digitised and are held on CD. Some have been indexed into the departmental photosystem

Other Finding Aids

Brief handlist.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies of images held in the photographic collection (with the exception of any photographs which are held either without copyright or under other restrictions imposed by the donor or photographer) can be ordered. Photographs thus provided for purely personal or research purposes are not subject to any fee beyond the photographic costs (for which a scale of charges is available). Prior written permission must be obtained before any further reproduction is undertaken of images supplied, for commercial or non-commercial purposes. Reproduction fees may be charged.

True photographic reprints of most images can be provided, or computer-generated prints of an increasing proportion of the collection at low, medium or high resolution. Given the fragility of the original material our preference is to provide computer prints where possible. We can also provide transparencies and a range of electronic formats.

Additional Information

Images have been digitised and are held on CD. Some have been indexed into the departmental photosystem