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Records of Edinburgh Photographic Society, Edinburgh, Scotland

551 56

Description Records of Edinburgh Photographic Society, Edinburgh, Scotland

Date 1850 to 1914

Collection Records of Edinburgh Photographic Society, Edinburgh, Scotland

Catalogue Number 551 56

Category All Other

Scope and Content In 1899 a group was established within the EPS to make a photographic record of some of the buildings of Edinburgh: carried out over a number of years, this included this survey of District Ward XIV, George Square. The survey comprises 81 mounts bearing labelled and dated photographs of buildings in this area including the names of the photographers. The photographs were mainly taken between 1911 and 1914 with some earlier prints are included. The survey covers the monuments in Greyfriars Churchyard, Brown’s Churchyard, Boroughloch Buildings, Buccleuch School, Heriot’s Hospital, McEwan Hall, Royal Infirmary, University New Buildings, Watson’s Boys and Ladies College. Streets recorded include Archibald Place, Bristo Place and Street, Brougham Place and Street, Brown’s Place and Street, Candlemaker Row, Chalmers Row, Chapel Street, Charles Street, Clerk Street, Crichton Street, Crosscauseway, Earl Grey Street, Forrest Road, Fountainbridge, George Square, Gifford Park, Gilmore Place, Glengyle Terrace, Graham Street, Grassmarket, High Riggs, Home Street, Hope Park Crescent, Terrace and Square, Keir Street, Killie Brae, Lady Lawson Street, Lauriston Gardens, Lauriston Place and Street, Leven Terrace, Marshall Street, the Meadows, Meadow Lane, Nicolson Square and Street, Panmure Place, Park Place, Ponton Street, Potterow, Preston Street West, Riego Street, St Patrick Square, Summerhall, Teviot Place and Row, Tollcross West, Valleyfield Street, Vennel, West Port, and Windmill Lane.

Archive History The Edinburgh Photographic Society held its formal inaugural meeting in 1861. The Society aimed to be accessible to the amateur of moderate means and to provide a meeting place where members could gather and discuss photographic matters including experimental practices. The society was successful in attracting a spectrum of both amateur and professional photographers to its regular meetings and excursions. In 1955 the society moved to its current premises at 68 Great King Street, where it continues to maintain facilities including a darkroom, library, and a programme of annual exhibitions, competitions, weekly meetings and outings.

System of Arrangement The photographic prints are mounted on numbered sheets, to which an alphabetical list of streets and subjects provides an index. A map of the area covered is included with the collection.

Administrative History Purchased by the Scottish National Buildings Record from the Edinburgh Photographic Society in 1947.

Accruals No further accruals are expected.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/1176355

Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 56) Records of Edinburgh Photographic Society, Edinburgh, Scotland

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images ED 9100 View from East South East 1914 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images ED 9096 View of the old cattle market whilst in operation 1907 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images ED 9099 Street frontages. 1913 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images ED 9101 Street frontages. 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 67/2 EPS/67/2 Photograph, George Heriot's Hospital, mantlepiece in kitchen Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square c. 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 67/3 EPS/67/3 Photograph, George Heriot's Hospital, detail of mantlepiece Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 67/4 EPS/67/4 Photograph, George Heriot's Hospital, detail of main doorway to quadrangle Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 67/6 EPS/67/6 Photograph, George Heriot's Hospital, detail of main doorway to quadrangle Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 67/5 EPS/67/5 Photograph, George Heriot's Hospital, quadrangle, detail of tablet Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 68/4 EPS/68/4 Photograph, George Heriot's Hospital, quadrangle, detail of windows Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 68/1 EPS/68/1 Photograph, George Heriot's Hospital, quadrangle, detail of windows Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 68/2 EPS/68/2 Photograph, George Heriot's Hospital, quadrangle, detail of windows Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 68/3 EPS/68/3 Photograph, George Heriot's Hospital, quadrangle, detail of windows Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 68/5 EPS/68/5 Photograph, George Heriot's Hospital, quadrangle, detail of windows Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS INDEX Photographic Survey of Edinburgh and District Ward XIV George Square. With map of the district with lists of the streets surveyed. This EPS collection contains 81 mounts bearing labelled and dated photographs and some engravings of buildings in this area, with the names of the photographers, mainly taken 1911-1914 with some earlier ones including copies of D.O. Hill's work. The survey includes Greyfriars Churchyard, Lawnmarket, Grassmarket, Lauriston, George Square etc. Purchased from Edinburgh Photographic Society by SNBR for £50, 1947. 1839 Item Level
Print Room EPS 37/5 EPS/37/5 Photograph of 55 - 61 Nicolson Street from north Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1914 Item Level
Print Room EPS 69/2 EPS/69/2 Photograph of The Vennel, looking south with the old city wall on the left Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1913 Item Level
Print Room EPS 22/1 EPS/22/1 Photograph, general view looking north from John Law's vault, Greyfriars Churchyard, East Division, East Wall Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square c. 1912 Item Level
Print Room EPS 22/2 EPS/22/2 Photograph of John Law's vault, Greyfriars Churchyard, East Division, East Wall Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1912 Item Level
Print Room EPS 22/3 EPS/22/3 Photograph of monuments of Robert Purves and James Harlay, Greyfriars Churchyard, East Division, East Wall Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1912 Item Level
Print Room EPS 22/4 EPS/22/4 Photograph of monument of James Harlay, Greyfriars Churchyard, East Division, East Wall Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1912 Item Level
Print Room EPS 22/5 EPS/22/5 Photograph of monument of Robert Purves, Greyfriars Churchyard, East Division, East Wall Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1912 Item Level
Print Room EPS 37/3 EPS/37/3 Photograph of chapel Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1914 Item Level
Print Room EPS 37/4 EPS/37/4 Photograph of Nicolson Street, west side, looking south from Nicolson Square Edinburgh Photographic Society Survey of Edinburgh and District, Ward XIV George Square 1914 Item Level

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