MC:P233/2/P1 Photograph Album compiled by Robert Gunther
Photograph album compiled by Robert Gunther circa 1888-1911. There is a note from Albert Gunther inside the front cover. The album was donated to the archive by Albert Gunther in May 1964. The contents of the album is listed below:
1. The Tower.
2. The Tower and Laboratory from the garden of Magdalen Gate House.
3. Magdalen College from the Gate House.
4. Magdalen Tower from Cowley Lodge (Cowley Place).
5. Magdalen Tower from the Gate House Garden.
7. Chapel seen from the organ loft.
8. Chapel porch before restoration (carried out in 1902).
9. Founder’s Tower from within Cloisters.
11. Cloisters and New Buildings from the Tower.
12. Tower from the river; and Grammar Hall and Founder’s Tower
13. Grammar Hall.
14. The plane tree and Grove in a heavy frost; the old President’s Lodgings.
15. Photograph of a painting of St John’s Day outdoor sermon, by Joseph Nash (mid 19th century) .
16. Sir E Turner’s Gateway (near the Daubeny Laboratory).
18. New Buildings; and the Cherwell.
19. Trees – 2 photographs.
20. College wall and trees in the Grove.
21. The great elm, Magdalen Grove.
22. Magdalen College gardens (postcard) and tree under frost.
23. Flooding in Oxford; two photographs of (i) the Cowley Road with the new (horse) bus and (ii) GWR and the City Reservoir.
24. Ditto of the railway (2 photographs).
25. Ditto of St Martin’s Church, Grandpont and of Lake St, New Hinksey.
26. Ditto of Abingdon Road and opposite Lake Street.
27. Ditto near the Weir’s Lane and Abingdon Road.
28-29. Apple tree Magdalen Gate House.
31. Column and capital (University Museum)
32-34. University Museum under construction – columns and roof.
35-38. Ditto – capitals.
39. Fireplace (?College room).
40. Capital with iron decoration (cf 31-38 above).
41. Tower of St Mary the Virgin under scaffolding.
42. The Elm Tree Tavern; Merton Garden.
43. The Old Parsonage, St Giles.
44. River and boats (site unidentified).
45. Room interior.
46. Frewen Hall, gateway: and a bone floor (site unidentified but appears to have been found during construction or repairs).
47. Head of a crozier.
48. Wrought iron for a balcony (?).
49. ‘Drinkstone Grapes’.
51. Group of Fellows, 1858, with John Rigaud (Fellow 1849–88) and Thomas Henry Toovey Hopkins (Fellow 1856–1885) identified, (see MC:P233/3/P2/1 for a full list of the group).
52. Group (identified) dated 1892 with Sir Henry Acland (1815-1900) seated centre.
53. Group (identified) labelled ‘Jun. Sci. Conv. Comm. 1890’.
54. College group with some members identified (lower right hand corner torn away).
55. College group of 1889 with almost all members identified.
56. Boat races.
57. College group with almost all members identified.
58. ‘Indiscretion of the Junior Dean’; photograph of the document of protest (another copy of this can be found at MC:P233/2/MS3/2) and typed copy of Robert Gunther’s letter to his father of March 22nd, 1892 explaining the circumstances (copy transcribed by Albert Gunther; the location of the original is unknown).
59. College group 1892 with many members identified.
60. Group photograph of ‘Morphological School 1897’ with members identified (including one woman, Miss Stone); of a crowd on the Tower (probably on May Morning), including Miss Macray (daughter of William Dunn Macray, Fellow, 1891-1916).
61. Two photographs of the choir on the Tower (?May Morning) with names written on the pictures.
Penultimate page of album. Photograph of a painting titled le vray portrait dv siege de pavie mist sur la ein doctobre en lan 1524 par le roy de France.
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