A Missing Album
In 1952, Edinburgh City Library
obtained an album of 126 photogrpahs taken by members of the Edinburgh
Calotype Club in the 1840s. This was acquired from the Montgomery
This was described as Volume 2.
An extensive search was made for Volume 1 of Montgomery's Album but it was
In late 2001, another album of
photographs of the Edinburgh Calotype Club was found. Several of
these photos matched photos in Montgomery's Volume 2.
It was thought, at first, that
the newly discovered album was the missing Volume 1 from Montgommery - but
examination of the notes and index accompanying this album led to the
conclusion that the new album, described here as Volume 1 was the Tennent
A little information is known
about the album not yet found - Volume 1 of the Montgomery Album. It
apparently includes images of Lima, Peru and Stirling Castle.
[Comment from National Library of Scotland]
Lyon Tennent was a member of the Edinburgh Calotype Club.