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Scenes of England: art works, c 1914

Identifier: Coll-1167/D/1

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 1914

Language of Materials

From the Fonds:








7 item : Engraving, lithograph, print, illustration

Related Materials

GB249 T-GED22/1/127-346

Stock Check (2016-2020)

To be located

Previous reference


Processing Information

THIS ENTIRE SERIES WAS NOT LOCATED DURING THE 2016-2020 STOCKCHECK. The catalogue content reproduced here is lifted from the legacy printed catalogue of "The Papers of Professor Sir Patrick Geddes at the Outlook Tower", (1998), the series having been catalogued 1990-1992 by E. C. I. Fortescue at the Outlook Tower on behalf of the Patrick Geddes Centre for Planning Studies. It has not been possible to establish when the series went missing. When stored at the Outlook Tower, this series was, predominantly, housed in drawer 3 of Plan-Chest 3 in the Scotland Room. All of the contents of drawer 4 have been located, (see Coll-1167/C/2) although these had only been listed (1991) but never fully catalogued prior to 2016. The catalogue descriptions are included here for information, and as a record of what was held at the Outlook Tower, and as the series may be uncovered when the remaining Patrick Geddes Centre for Planning Studies and associated records are catalogued in the future.

Repository Details

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