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Paxton, George
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George Paxton Photographic Collection

  • GB235 GPX
  • Collection
  • 1890 - 1902

Subject matter is mainly plants and trees - some of which are the negatives of the photographs used to produce the album Remarkable Trees of Ayrshire which is held in the RBGE Library – together with some images from Royal Arboricultural Society of Scotland annual summer excursions (1896-1902).

The collection also reflects other aspects of Paxton’s photographic interests: these included architectural studies, particularly of tower houses and other historical subjects, both in Scotland and during private travels to Worcestershire, Hampshire, Devon and the Chanel Islands; experiments with light; a fascination with capturing images of water in all its moods; and albums related to his membership of Talbot Circulating Album Club. It is also rich in portraits of family and friends and lively studies of their leisure pursuits.

Some examples of his photography have been attached to this description. They are not to be reproduced without permission from RBGE.

Paxton, George

Azalea Flower

detail of sprig with flowers and leaves
date and location unknown
a print from this negative is included as image 8 in a small album of prints of flowers GPX-0903

Paxton, George

Alder

specimen sprig of leaves and flowers photographed with scale
Paxton referred to this as 21
location and date unknown
the plate is edged with orange paper; envelope was marked 'Ash'

Paxton, George

Limes

row of trees, bare of leaves, with a bridge behind and a substantial house in the background
Paxton referred to this negative as ‘395’
Annick Lodge, Dreghorn, North Ayrshire
One of several negatives taken at this location, date unknown

Paxton, George