Series MS 254/8 - Photographs

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MS 254/8




  • 1773-1970s (Creation)

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0.12 linear meters

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Copies of photographs of ships, animals, harpoons, eskimos, Newfoundland Seal Hunt, Photographs used by Grampian Television Ltd and from the marketing of the film Moby Dick . Some photographs were taken by D'Arcy Thomson's assistant, Aleck Rodger, who accompanied the SS Active’s whaling expedition in 1894. Others were taken by a student of Thomson's, David Dickson, who accompanied the SS Eclipse‘s arctic expedition in 1894. The original glass negatives of these photographs are held by Perth Museum & Art Gallery, where Rodger became curator after leaving UCD in 1896


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Usually chronological within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 254/8

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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