A New Acquisition: J Pugh’s Photographic Documentation of Scottish Cultural Heritage

Echoes from the Vault

Joining the Library’s Special Collections Division last September, Weitian Liu is the Enlight Foundation scholar. Weitian is currently pursuing an MPhil in History of Photography and working with the photo team in Special Collections on the cataloguing of the Franki Raffles Collection and other tasks. In this blog post, Weitian introduces one of the recent accessions that has been added to the library catalogue this month.

Approximately 900 photographic negatives taken by James Pugh, A.I.B.P., A.R.P.S. between 1967 and 1972 have been added recently to our catalogue for photographic collections.

Among the most common subjects of Pugh’s photographs are older buildings and ruins in Scotland—castles, bridges, churches, monuments, etc. Contributing to our documentation of Scottish culture and history, these photographs chime with one of the main themes that characterise our collection and constitute a fine addition to our historic collection.

Despite that the negatives, according to the donor, were bought…

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