Collectie RMA - Robert Moyes Adam Papers

Identificatie

referentie code

GB235 RMA

Titel

Robert Moyes Adam Papers

Datum(s)

  • 1903 - 1949 (Vervaardig)

Beschrijvingsniveau

Collectie

Omvang en medium

2 boxes in the Archives, but Adam's photographs can be found throughout the photography section and makes up the bulk of RBGE's extensive glass plate negative collection.

Context

Naam van de archiefvormer

(1885-1967)

Biografie

Born Carluke, Lanarkshire 1885; died Edinburgh 1967
After studying science at Heriot Watt College and drawing at Edinburgh College of Art, Adam started work at RBGE in 1903 preparing lecture illustrations for the Regius Keeper, Isaac Bayley Balfour. In 1914 he was made a permanent member of staff as assistant in charge of the studio and in 1915 promoted to the new post of Photographer and Artist, remaining in this post until his retirement in 1949. He became official artist to the Botanical Society of Edinburgh, but Adam became best known as one of the foremost landscape photographers in Scotland, illustrating publications such as Quigley’s ‘The Highlands of Scotland’, 1936, and publishing pictures regularly in the Scots Magazine, the Scotsman and Picture Post. In the later twentieth Century his mountain photographs have provided conservationists and landscape historians with a reliable historic record of the landscape and rural life. He continued to use his heavy 1908 half plate camera, printing all the photographs himself in a style difficult to replicate today and his negatives are now in the collection of St. Andrews University.
Source: DNB; Bown's '4 Gardens in 1'; Desmond's Dictionary; Fletcher & Brown's 'RBGE 1670-1970'
by D.W.
see also: https://stories.rbge.org.uk/archives/28160

Geschiedenis van het archief

Directe bron van verwerving of overbrenging

Inhoud en structuur

Bereik en inhoud

various photographs and illustrations
series of papers donated in February 1978 by Mary Noble including a leaflet for a Scottish Arts Council Exhibition in Charlote Square, March 1970; photocopy of his obituary in The Scotsman in 1967 and two excerpts from the Scots Magazine, September and October 1954 containing two parts of an article about Adam and his photography.

Waardering, vernietiging en slectie

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not to be copied without permission from RBGE

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Beschrijvingsbeheer

Identificatie van de beschrijving

GB235 RMA

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Status

Niveau van detaillering

Minimaal

Verwijdering van datering archiefvorming

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Bergplaats

  • Doos: A02
  • Doos: A03
  • Plank: D:5:3