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ADX/1310: Photographs of sailing ships and mariners


Ref: ADX/1310

Reference: [GB 0212] ADX/1310
Title: Photographs of sailing ships and mariners
Date(s): n.d. [Victorian era]
Level: Fonds
Extent: 1 file

Scope and Content:
Photographs of ships associated with Aberystwyth. Originally mounted on paper album pages (retained).
The photographs were the property of Arthur Sansbury who grew up at Penroc on Aberystwyth seafront and whose father was a partner in the Galloways bookshop. Mr. Sansbury was a keen photographer but the photographs predate him. Their source is not known but many are captioned on reverse by A.J. Lewis.

1. Barque 'Ivanhoe' under repairs, Aberystwyth


2. Barque 'Hope' of Aberystwyth. Short history on reverse.


3. Photograph of a painting: Nerissa of Aberystwyth (but crossed out caption on reverse reads 'believed to be Edith Eleanor')

4. Photograph of a painting: Caroline Spooner 'longest ship built at Aberystwyth'

5. The Hope and the Wellington at Aberystwyth. 'These ships carried timber from Canada'

6. Photograph of the Harbour Master's seal 'which is kept at our Town Hall, Aberystwyth'

7. Photograph of a painting: Fanny Fothergill, built Aberystwyth 1865

8. Photograph of a painting: Eastward of Aberystwyth

9. Ketch 'Jane', schooner and steamships at Aberaeron. Cut down from a postcard originally sent to Thomas James Waddingham of Hafod Uchtryd.

10. 'Brig Sir Robert MacCleur [recte McClure] building at Aberystwyth 1880. Tons reg. 178. Code no. 53045'


11. Group of seamen and/or ropemakers 'at Aberystwyth'


12. Photograph of a painting: 'Squaw' of Aberystwyth, c.1820

13. Photograph of a painting: Quebec of Aberystwyth ('another old timer') c.1812

14. Brig Jane of Aberystwyth

15. Outward Bound. Aberystwyth Harbour

16. Schooner Ellen Beatrice (built at Aberystwyth in 1865, tons reg. 88) in Aberystwyth Harbour.


17. 'Aberystwyth Harbour c.1860'


18. Mounting for the photographs, incl. some of the captions. One photograph was missing; the caption reads: 'Ketch Loreen sunk at Morringo after grounding on bar; Schooner Rockingham; SS Mons (of Antwerp)'

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