Carte de visite photograph album of families of Norfolk County, England, between 1865 and 1910

Processed by Jane Carpenter with assistance from Simon Elliott; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Carte de visite photograph album of families of Norfolk County, England
Date (inclusive): between 1865 and 1910
Collection number: 94/168
Physical Description: 1 album (44 photographic prints on cartes de visite mounts) : albumen, 17 x 13 cm (album)

Album contains 44 carte de visite photographs (approx. 11 x 7 cm) , consisting of paper photographs mounted on thin cardboard mounts, usually with photographer studio advertisements on verso, each of which is slipped into sleeves on recto and verso of 48 album leaves, in which a gilt-framed window has been cut. Four of the windows are empty.

Bound in brown morocco-grain leather; triple ruled borders in gilt on upper covers, in black on lower covers; inner gilt dentelles; remnants of broad gold metal clasp on fore-edges of covers; all edges gilt; textured white endpapers.

Spec. Coll. copy: damaged, text block torn from binding. In modern beige cloth-covered clamshell box, with spine label "Carte-de-visite photograph album."
Abstract: Album, probably from ca. 1865, but added to over the years, possibly up through 1910, containing carte de visite photographs of members of various prominent families of Norwich and other towns of the County of Norfolk, England.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Carte de visite photograph album of families of Norfolk County, England (Collection Number 94/168). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Scope and Content

The album opens with a portrait of F. [Frederick] Walpole, who served as Member of Parliament (M.P.) for North Norfolk from 1868 until his death eight years later. There are portraits of many of the Copemans, a prominent Norfolk family, including George Copeman of Dunham Lodge, Norfolk, who married Elizabeth Hare in 1859; Thomas Copeman; and Mary Copeman. Other Copemans include Harriot and Fred--twins?--and West Bernard Copeman. Lucy Copeman Hare, and her husband, the Rev. Edward Montague Hare (1831-1876), are shown, as are two of the Hare children: Henry (b. 1860), and Janet (b. 1863). Catherine Copeman married the Rev. Charles Philip Paul Jodrell in 1857. Another Copeman family member, identified as "S. Copeman," might have been immunologist, and developer of smallpox vaccine, Sydney M. Copeman, son of Rev. Arthur Charles Copeman, vicar of St. Andrew's Norwich, who lived in Radcliffe Gardens Square in London. Also related by marriage to the Copemans, through Sarah Frances Copeman Spurrell, is the Spurrell family, and pictured here are sisters [?] Emily F. Spurrell, C.A. Spurrell, and Mary J. Spurrell (dated 1870), possibly sisters of Denham E. Spurrell, whose portrait has been removed. Portraits of Sarah, Harriet, and Agatha Simpson suggest that perhaps they were sisters as well. Representing the Rawlinson family are E.S.L. Rawlinson, A.G. Rawlinson, and the young boy, W.H. Rawlinson. The Rev. Samuel Hobson poses in his library, facing a portrait of Mary Hobson, perhaps his wife or sister. Also pictured are members of the Barker, Stone, Browne, and Warnes families, including J.H. Warnes of Bolwick Hall. Studios represented by the photographs include those of the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company; Sawyer, and D.K. Griffith of Norwich; A.E. Mount of Beccles; and C.B. Hudson of Alborough.
Possible range of dates of photographs based on known biographical information and dress styles of subjects, as well as scattered ms. dates on photos.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Walpole, F. (Frederick), 1822-1876 --Photographs.
Hare, Edward Montague, 1831-1876 --Photographs.
Copeman family --Photographs.
Hair family --Photographs.
Spurrell family --Photographs.
Jodrell family --Photographs.
Rollins family --Photographs.
Hobson family --Photographs.
Warnes family --Photographs.
Carte de visite photographs --Specimens.
Norfolk (England) --Genealogy.
Norwich (England) --Genealogy.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints.
Photograph albums.
Cartes de visite.

Related Material

Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.