Collection Yates MSS - Yates Negatives Collection

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Yates MSS


Yates Negatives Collection


  • 1890s (Creation)

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118 glass negatives

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Only information: from London.

Archival history

Presented by Miss Yates in 1956.

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Formerly in the possession of Miss Yates, London.

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118 glass stereoscopic plate negatives. Most show sites in and around

  • Cairo, in and around
    • General views of Cairo
    • Street views
    • Tombs of the Caliphs
    • Tombs of the Mamelukes
    • Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hasan
    • Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Barquq
    • Tomb of Abouseer
    • Mosque of Khat Bey
    • Al-Hakim Mosque
    • Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha
    • The Citadel
  • Other sites in Egypt
    • 'Tombs at Thebes'
    • 'Rocks of Abusir', Second Cataract
    • 'Arab village'
  • Outside Egypt, mostly Israel and Palestine:
    • Bethlehem
    • Jacob's Well
    • Mount Tabor

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  • See Ashmolean Museum Report of the Visitors 1956, p. 81 (accession).

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  • Most negatives are paired stereoscopic images, originally formed from the same piece of glass and then cut in two, separating the left and right images.
  • Some are single negatives, as the paired negative is not present, presumed lost or destroyed.
  • The negatives vary in size, each negative measures approximately 7.7 x 9.0 cm (3" x 3½").

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  • Shelf: 0921