Volume 1, with ms. title "Photographic ExperimVolume 1, with ms. title "Photographic Experiments, 1850-1851," contains some
of Capel Cure's earliest photographs of medieval manor houses and castles in the English countryside, particularly Derbyshire,
Shropshire, Sussex, and Hertfordshire, many of which have long since been demolished. Included in Vol. 1 are views of Stokesay
Castle, Wenlock Abbey, Badger Hall (Capel Cure's family home), Millichope Park, and Chetwynd Park in Shropshire; Ashridge
and Down Hall in Hertfordshire; Stoke Edith and Hereford Cloister in Hereford parish; Darley Abbey Hall, the paper mill in
Darley, and Duffield Bridge in Derbyshire; Powis Castle, with its distinctive terraced gardens, located in Powys, Mid Wales;
Shrubland Hall in Suffolk; and Holland House, Kensington, London.