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Scenes of England, c 1890-c 1914

Identifier: Coll-1167/D

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The collection contains original exhibits from Patrick Geddes' replacement Cities and Town Planning Exhibitions (which was constituted 1914-1924, after the original exhibition was lost at sea during transit to India in October 1914). Also included are items from Geddes' Survey of Edinburgh (which formed part of the Cities and Town Planning Exhibition as an illustration of Geddes' city and region survey). The Survey of Edinburgh includes over 250 glass plate negatives which were commissioned to visiually document the City of Edinburgh (c 1890-1910).

From the Fonds:

Also found in the collections are exhibits, teaching and learning materials amassed at Patrick Geddes' Outlook Tower. Material includes place-based survey material illustrating the geography, geology, culture, history, agriculture, occupations, etc., of cities and regions throughout Scotland, Europe and the World.

From the Fonds:

Further material relates to Patrick Geddes' work in India (1914-1924), Palestine and the Middle East (c 1919-1924).

From the Fonds:

The physical formats of the material include but are not exclusive to photographic prints, glass plate and film negatives, plans, maps, illustrations, ink and wash watercolour drawings, prints, diagrams etc.. A full list of formats and their extent can be found under 'Extent'.


  • Creation: c 1890-c 1914

Language of Materials

From the Fonds:








8 item : Engraving, lithograph, print, illustration, photographic print

Processing Information

Series Coll-1167/C - Prints and Scenes of Scotland; Coll-1167/D - Prints and Scenes of England; Coll-1167/E - Prints and Scenes of Europe, and Coll-1167/F - Prints and Scenes of the World are arranged in the same way, each with sub-series 1. artworks, 2. photographic prints, 3. glass plate negatives. Some items were not located or do not yet exist, in which case the series heading has been retained for the sake of consistency of arrangement and to allow for future accruals.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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