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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


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,"


3 boxes (0.75 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602.

Custodial History

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).

Related Materials

These materials are part of the 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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States