MC:P219/P1 Photograph album of W. H. Bliss
MC:P219/P1/1 1858 and later
Photograph Album of W. H. Bliss, containing the following pictures:
Fol. 1v: Photograph of Magdalen Tower seen from the Botanic Garden.
Fol. 2: Photograph of the Pugin Gate seen from the Gravel Walk.
Fol. 3: Photographs of the Pugin Gate and west end of the High Street frontage, and of the Hall (with its Wyatt roof).
Fol. 4: Group photograph of Fellows and other senior members taken outside New Building, which can be dated to 1858 because of the identification of certain Fellows then holding particular College offices. The following people are identified:
Barmby Bursar (James Barmby Fellow 1846–59; Bursar, in 1855 and 1858).
B. Blyth (Benjamin Blyth organist 1845–60).
Bloxam (J. R. Bloxam Demy 1830–5; Fellow 1835–63).
Cholmeley (either Charles Humphrey Cholmeley, Fellow 1855–69, or Robert Cholmeley, Fellow 1843–59).
Cree (John Adams Cree; Fellow 1852–80).
Rev. C. H. Deane (Charles Deane, Fellow 1855–63).
Harris (Henry Harris, Demy 1837; Fellow 1850–9).
Hessey Dean (Robert Falkner Hessey, Demy 1844–53; Fellow 1853–64; Senior Dean of Arts in 1858).
Hopkins (Thomas Henry Toovey Hopkins, Demy 1853–6; Fellow 1856–85).
Millard (James Elwin Millard, Master Magdalen College School 1846–64 and Fellow 1853–94).
Rigaud V-P (John Rigaud (Demy 1840–9 and Fellow 1849–88; Vice-President in 1858).
Capt. Rigaud (Gibbes Rigaud, brother of John).
Sawell (William Jonathan Sawell, matr. 1830; Chaplain 1836–61 and Usher Magdalen College School 1849–61).
Fol. 4v: Carte-de-visite photographs of the cloisters seen from the north, and the New Building seen from the south.
Fol. 5: Group photograph, mainly of undergraduates, taken probably in front of the north range of the cloisters, and dated ‘1858′ alongside. Another print of this photograph, now in rather better condition, can be found at MC:F22/P1/1 no. 132. The following people are identified (two or three other names are now illegible):
Acock (Edgar Morton Acock; matr. 1854)
Allen (Richard Collyns Allen; matr. 1855)
Arnould (Alfred Henry Arnould; matr. 1857)
Austin (William George Gardener Austin; matr. Exeter 1853, D. 1853-61)
W. H. Bliss himself.
Blunt (Joseph Blunt; matr. Balliol 1855; Demy at Magdalen 1856).
Cooper (Frank Cooper; matr. 1853)
C. Cox (Charles Peel Cox; mar. 1857)
G. Day (George Day; matr. 1854)
Crawhall (Septimus Isaac Crawhall; matr. 1857).
Hall (Edward Vine Hall; matr. 1855)
Harris (Henry Harris, Demy 1837 and Fellow 1850–9).
Holland (Thomas Erskine Holland; matr. Balliol 1854; Demy at Magdalen 1855–9).
Hugesson (William Western Knatchbull-Hugesson; matr. 1855).
Jordan (Gibbes Walker Jordan; matr. St. Alban Hall 1856, but BA from Magdalen 1860).
Ley (William Clement Lay, Demy 1857–64).
Mangles (Arthur Onslow Mangles, matr. 1853).
Middleton (Hastings Burton Middleton, Demy 1857–62).
Moore (not identifiable).
Mottram (Charles Piercy Mottram; matr. 1857).
Norsworthy (George Norsworthy; matr. 1856).
Oldham (Ernest Joseph Oldham; matr. Magdalen College 1857, but BA Magdalen Hall 1862)
Ostler (John Mountney Ostler; Demy 1857–63; assumed surname of Lely from 1862)
Rivington (Luke Rivington; Demy 1856–62).
Stanhope (Philip John Scudamore Stanhope, matr. 1857)
Steward (Charles Edward Steward; matr. 1856)
Tuckwell (Lewis Stacey Tuckwell; matr. 1858; chorister 1847–57; clerk 1857–63; chaplain and precentor 1866–77)
Vernon (Harry Foley Vernon; matr. 1853)
Westmacott (Edward Vesey Westmacott; Demy 1857–63).
Whinfield (Edward Henry Whinfield; matr. Christ Church 1854; Demy 1854–9).
Fol. 4v [bis]: photograph of J. Awdry (possibly a John Awdry, matr. Balliol 1852).
Fol. 5 [bis]: Photograph of an unknown church inscribed ‘ye Vicar, ye architect, ye Clerk of Workds, and Curate’, and photograph of W. H. Lowder of St. Edmund Hall (William Henry Lowder, matr. St. Edmund Hall 1856).
Fol. 6: Photograph of F. H. Sutton of Magdalen College (Frederick Heathcote Sutton; matr. 1851), with a note that he died in Apr or May 1888.
Fol. 6v: Photograph of ‘Greenwood of Shrewsbury School’ (not identified).
Fol. 7: Photograph of H. F. Vernon of Magdalen College (Harry Foley Vernon; matr. 1853).
Fol. 8: Photograph of A. O. Mangles of Magdalen College (Arthur Onslow Mangles, matr. 1853).
Fol. 8v: Photograph of ‘Mr. Sawell’ (William Jonathan Sawell, matr. 1830; Chaplain 1836–61 and Usher Magdalen College School 1849–61).
Fol. 9: Photograph of T. Rothwell of Magdalen College (Thomas Rothwell; matr. 1853).
Fol. 10: Photograph of J. E. Codrington of Brasenose College (John Edward Codrington; matr. Brasenose 1852).
Fol. 10v: Photograph of C. W. Lawrence (Christian William Lawrence; matr. Magdalen 1855).
Fol. 11: Photograph of Dr. Grundy (unidentified).
Fol. 12: Watercolour sketch titled ‘A Sketch in Magd: Coll: Oxon: 1.30 pm Summer Term 1858′ by ‘W. H. L.’ This appears to show a room in cloisters, and may be the earliest known depiction of a student’s room at Magdalen.
Fol. 13: Photograph of F. Warre of Balliol (Francis Warre; matr. Balliol 1852).
Fol. 14: Photograph of E. Inman of Oriel (Edward Inman, matr. Oriel 1853).
Fol. 15: Photograph of J. Daubeny of Exeter (John Daubeny; matr. Exeter 1852).
Fol. 15v: Photographs of I. S. Williams (Isaac Williams, 1802–65), and of John Henry Newman.
Fol. 16: Photograph of William Jacobson, Bishop of Chester 1865–84.
Fol. 16v: Photographs of W. Long (unidentified), H. M. Scarth (Harry Mengden Scarth; of Christ’s College, Cambridge, and prebendary of Wells, 1848), and F. Kilvert (probably Francis Kilvert, 1793–1863; antiquarian and uncle of the diarist).
Fol. 17: Photograph of G. Moberly, DCL (George Moberly, 1803–85; Headmaster of Winchester 1835–66 and Bishop of Salisbury 1869–85).
Fol. 17v: Photographs of G. Ridding (George Ridding, 1828–1904; Headmaster of Winchester 1868–84, and Bishop of Southwell 1884–1904), G. Moberly (George Moberly, matr. Corpus Christi 1855), and a group of men and women (uninscribed).
Fol. 18: Photographs of Sir J. Patteson (Sir John Patteson, 1790–1861; judge of King’s Bench 1830–52) and Sir J. T. Coleridge of Ottery St. Mary (Sir John Taylor Coleridge, 1790–1876; judge of King’s Bench 1835–59)
Fol. 19: Photograph of a man and two women. Beneath this are pasted in the visiting cards of Sir John Patteson, and Miss Joanna and Miss Frances Patteson, and the photograph depicts these three (if one compares the image of Patteson on fol. 18).
Fol. 19v: Photographs of an unidentified building at Honiton, Mr. Buller (unidentified) and G. Marke (unidentified).
Fol. 20: Photograph of Exeter College Chapel.
Fol. 20v: Photograph of a church inscribed ‘near Buxton’, and three photographs of a house inscribed ‘Braintree’.
Fol. 21: Photograph (uninscribed) of a river and woodland.
Fol. 22: Photograph of a pond and woodland inscribed ‘bought at Manchester 1859 – January’.
Fol. 22v: Photograph of a picture of A. P. Forbes, Bishop of Brechin (Alexander Penrose Forbes, 1817–75; Bishop of Brechin 1848–75)
Fol. 23: Photograph of Exeter Cathedral seen from the east.
Fol. 24: Photograph of the Rt. Hon. Sidney Herbert (Sidney Herbert, Baron Herbert of Lea, 1810–61; politician).
Fol. 25: Photograph of ‘C. T. Cantuar’, (Charles Thomas Longley, 1794–1868; Archbishop of Canterbury 1862–8).
Fol. 25v: Photograph of Christ Church seen from the meadows.
Fol. 26: Photograph of Princess Alexandra.
Fol. 27: Photograph of a portrait of Thorwaldsen (Bertel Thorwaldsen, 1768/70–1844; sculptor).
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