Treasure of the month - January 2009
Pioneers: Photographs from the Spence Watson Papers SW 4/2
The papers of Robert (1837-1911) and Elizabeth (1838-1919) Spence Watson consist, for the most part, of letters they received and which are evidence of their involvement in both local and national matters of politics, education and society. They were visited by politicians, reformers, artists, writers and diplomats.
Included amongst the papers are a box of photographs of well-known figures such as William Morris, David Lloyd George and Myles Birket Foster. The images featured below are part of that collection and have been selected as representing some of the pioneers of the Nineteenth Century.
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|Sir John Herschel||Charles Darwin|
|Dr. Fridtjof Nansen|
|Professor Richard Owen||Goldwin Smith|