Collection: Mrs E M Booty Collection

1940 - 1960
Collection containing Photographic material
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A collection of negatives and prints taken by Mrs E. M. Booty who was born in 1875 in Lambeth and died on 13th April 1964 aged 88. Mrs Booty was an associate of the National Buildings Record (NBR), and took the photographs during the 1940’s, although it is possible that some were taken through the 1950’s and 1960’s. Copyright with the NMR was confirmed by Mrs Booty’s daughter in 1965.

The collection mainly consists of images of churches, including their exterior, interior and church fittings, and sites of architectural interest, such as castles and ruined priories and cathedrals. A large portion of the negatives are of fonts, usually of a Norman or early medieval date, and are of some importance due to their age and decorative appeal. There are also numerous images of small towns and villages, with particular interest to market halls or standing crosses and old picturesque thatched cottages.

The collection consists of two series; one including 343 negatives with 233 corresponding prints in the Red Box Collection, and the second includes 140 original prints, which have not been catalogued to item level.

Archival History

Provenance : Devon-based contributor of photographs to the NBR between the 1940s-1960s


This Collection is divided into 2 Child Series
This Collection contains the following materials:
Photograph (Negative): 343
Photograph (Print): 233
Photograph (Print): 140


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People & Organisations

Photographer: Booty, E M