Fonds BC1545 - Wetton Family Photographs

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Wetton Family Photographs


  • 1850 (Creation)

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The collection comprises unidentified photographs and portraits presumably mainly of the Wetton family dating from the mid- to late 19th century. A photograph of an embroidered genealogy gives the names of Edward Wetton, born 29 May 1817, and his wife Eliza Wetton, born 10 February 1824, and their children Mary, Edward George, William Thomas, Susan Rebekah and Charles Thomas.

A Photographs and portraits, 19th century (oversize)
A1 Mounted portrait of young man
A2 Mounted portrait of young man
A3 Painting of old man
A4 Group photograph, mounted
A5 Group photograph, mounted
A6 photograph of house, coloured
B Photographs
B1 Carte d’visites and small photographs (25)
B2 Photograph of house with group in front (broken)
C Copies of photographs lent to UCT Libraries for copying:
C1 List of Wetton family’s birth and death dates (2)
C2 Copy of A3
C3 Copy of A1 (2)
C4 Copy of A2
C5 Copy of A6
C6 Copy of B2 and close up of group in front of house
C7 Man with two young children
C8 Group photograph of 12 men
C9 Group photograph
C10 Portrait of young man
C11 Formal portrait of three children (2)
C12 Copy of back of photograph, showing details of York’s Photographic Rooms, 42, Adderley Street (3)
C13 Copy of back of photograph, showing details of M J Scallan, Photographic Artist, Adderley Street (2)


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