Sir Benjamin Stone photography
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 3667
Scope and Contents
714 microfiches contained in 2 hollinger boxes. The microfiches are photographs from around the world including: different cities in England, Scotland, Ireland, South Africa, Egypt, Tunisia, Italy, Norway, The Holy Land, Malta, Barbados, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Turkey, China, France, Japan, Spain, Finland, South Isles Sea, India, and other miscellaneous photographs.
- approximately 1860-1910
- Stone, Benjamin, 1838-1914 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Copyright restricted; Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Sir Benjamin Stone photography must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
"Sir Benjamin Stone (1838-1914) was a wealthy Birmingham industrialist, Member of Parliament for East Birmingham and above all a passionate, even obsessive, photographer and collector. Reflecting the spirit of his age, he tirelessly advocated the importance of photography in creating an historical record for the national good. He had started collecting photographs in the 1870s, but dissatisfied with what he saw as the lack in evidential precision of much commercially produced photography, he took up photography himself. He photographed not only in Great Britain, recording antiquities, ancient buildings and folk customs, but also on his travels abroad including Scandinavia, Japan and the West Indies," http://www.npg.org.uk/live/wobenjaminstone.asp
3 boxes (0.75 linear ft.)
L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.
Sir Benjamin Stone photographed different parts of the world during his travels, Brimingham Public Library microfiched the photographes, Wayne Crosby (LDS Church Family History Library) bought the microfiche, and then gifted them to Special Collections of the Harold B. Lee Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; Wayne Crosby (LDS Church Family History Library); 1995.
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
- Register of Sir Benjamin Stone photography
- Abe Austin
- 2012 April 03
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.