Collection: Katherine J Macfee Collection

1902 - 25 May 1951
Collection containing Photographic material
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Katherine Jean Macfee (1881-1952) was the daughter of a doctor and attended Bedford College where she graduated in English in 2005. She worked for the Nurses’ Missionary League as an honorary editor and also later as secretary and chairman for the organisation. She appears to have been a keen amateur photographer and her collection consists of 2236 negatives, covering the period between 1902-1951, taken in London, on outings with women's fellowship groups, and on holidays in England and abroad. The photographs show rural scenes and pastimes, animals and people on the land, village buildings and historic places. 273 negatives, showing farm animals, trees and most of the foreign material (including France, Scotland and Wales), have not been catalogued to item level.

The collection is arranged in three series, with the first series dating from 1902-1903 showing scenes in London, holidays and a few portraits. The second series dates from 1904-1951 and again shows scenes in London, and holidays both in this country and abroad. The third series consists of 3 copy negatives, photographic reproductions of originals believed to have been taken by the photographer herself.

Archival History

Received Via : National Maritime Museum, 1991 Provenance : Photography by K J Macfee (1881-1952) transferred to the NMR in 1991 from the National Maritime Museum, who have retained material of maritime interest


This Collection is divided into 3 Child Series
This Collection contains the following materials:
Photograph (Negative): 2,236


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People & Organisations

Photographer: Macfee, Katherine Jean