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Robert Steel Collection

Dates: 
1850-1858

Collection includes a leather-bound sketchbook containing 26 pencil sketches of Scottish scenery (Edinburgh, Oban, Glasgow, and St. Andrews), 9 of which are loose. Also contains a daguerreotype of Steel by Norwal, Dunfermline & Alloa, and a set of negatives and 2 prints of each sketch. 

  1. Jamaica Bridge, Glasgow, 2 June 1856.
  2. A main street, 31 July 1858.
  3. St. Andrews (facing North), 13/14 July 1856.
  4. Street scene with carriages, 13 September 1856.
  5. Street scene (possibly Edinburgh), 4 June 1858.
  6. Overlooking Edinburgh.
  7. Dunoon waterfront, 26 March 1855.
  8. Oban waterfront, 23 July 1855.
  9. Street scene Glasgow, 2 June 1858.
  10. Boat building, 13 August 1852.
  11. Country fence.
  12. People on country road.
  13. Country road, town in distance, 24 July 1852.
  14. Country scene.
  15. Girl in trees by cottage, 16 July 1857.
  16. People in country, 18 July 1850.
  17. Trees, 30 August 1852.
  18. People on country road, 9 August 1852.
  19. Lake scene, 12 August 1852.
  20. Another lake scene, 9 August 1852.
  21. Country homes, 12 August 1852.
  22. Country scene, 2 August 1852.
  23. Country roadway, 25 August 1852.
  24. People on street, 6 September 1852.
  25. People walking in country, 9 August 1852.
  26. Another country scene, 13 October 1852. 
Extent: 

Approximately 3 cm of textual and photographic material

Type(s) Of Materials: 
Photographs
Unpublished Material and Manuscripts
How To Access: 

XS1 MS A010

This collection is available for viewing on-site in Archival & Special Collections during our regular business hours.