Series DSF - Photographs attributed to David Sydney Fish

Identity area

Reference code

GB235 DSF

Title

Photographs attributed to David Sydney Fish

Date(s)

  • 1900 - 1906 (Creation)

Level of description

Series

Extent and medium

47 photographs plus duplicates in pockets, 1cm

Context area

Name of creator

(1881-1912)

Biographical history

Gardener and Foreman at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh before becoming Secretary and Garden Superintendent of the Horticultural Society in Alexandria, Egypt between 1906 and 1912. Skilled photographer. Wrote Book of the Winter Garden in 1906. Son of David Taylor Fish (1824-1901)

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Content and structure area

Scope and content

47 photographs / studies of members of RBGE staff, mainly gardeners / probationer gardeners, some named, but many not.
Names include David Sydney Fish (x2), W. Douglas, Murray, David Wilkie, James D. McKenzie, James Esplin, D.M. Ross, William Ritchie, H.B. Anderson, Andrew R. Cosh, Thomas Sherlock, Douglas Law, William Fernie and Alexander Reid.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

photographs are arranged by the number on their back - unfortunately any list providing more details for this list, such as subject or photographer (Fish cannot have been the photographer for all of them) has been lost.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

open

Conditions governing reproduction

Permission required from RBGE

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Publication note

some images were used in "How the Garden Grew" by Leonie Paterson, RBGE, 2013

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Description control area

Description identifier

DSF

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Status

Level of detail

Partial

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Physical storage

  • Box: Photograph Collections Box 1