Collection: Newton and Co.

1855 - 1914
Collection containing Photographic material
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Newton & Co Ltd, Scientific Instrument Makers and Ophthalmic Opticians, were also collectors of glass plate negatives. The photographs in the collection are primarily of country and town house interiors, exteriors and gardens with substantial London coverage. A letter in the collection file records that the company collected the negatives of York & Son, London; Wilson Bros. Aberdeen; Messrs. Fincham, Dulwich; Frederick Hollyer, London; and Horatio Nelson King, London. However, a number of the images, especially those showing country houses, may have been taken by Horatio Nelson King (1828-1905), architectural photographer to Queen Victoria, whose initials are printed on negatives of Penshurst Place, Kent. This collection is partially catalogued.

Archival History

Received Via : Purchased in 1951 Provenance : Professional photographers and photographic equipment dealers based in Wigmore Street, LO Photographs date from between 1890-1914. It is very likely to include the work of the photographer Horatio Nelson King and Wilson and York.


This Collection is divided into 574 Child Records
This Collection contains the following materials:
Photograph (Negative): 55
Photograph (Negative): 468
Photograph (Print): 419


Source: Historic England Archive