Edinburgh Room in Edinburgh Central Library, George IV Bridge has a large collection of
books, maps, paintings and photographs that can be
books include a comprehensive range of Edinburgh Trade Directories,
useful for researching old photographic businesses, together
with old account books, membership books and minute books for Edinburgh
Photographic Society dating back to the 1860s.
19th century watercolours by James Skene.
photographs by JG Tunny, 1854-55
photographs by David Doull, 1866-1867
photographs by Thomas Keith
photographs by JCH Balmain
photographs by Thomas Begbie,
books by Charles S Minto, former librarian. He compiled books of old
photos from the Library's Collection.
Early photography in the collection includes:
calotypes from the Hill &
Adamson partnership, 1843-47
the Edinburgh Calotype Album from the late 1840s
a photograph album of Early Views of Edinburgh
photos of the Canal Basin including Ports Hopeton and Hamilton
before their removal.
photos of the Edinburgh (Leith) Improvement Scheme 1924.
Several of the
photographs from the early albums, and some of the early photographs
of Edinburgh have been copied to enable the material to be consulted
catalogues have been published listing the prints and drawings in
the Edinburgh Room Collection at Edinburgh Central Library;
Edinburgh Public Libraries Committee,
with notes by William Cowan, Chairman of the
Libraries Committee Publ
and Drawings of Edinburgh
R Buchart Publ