Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera

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1880s-1930s
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Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983; Williams, William, 1858-1949
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Covers all New Zealand, with emphasis on Wellington (1880s), Napier (late 1880s-1890s), Dunedin & Catlins (1890s-1900s). Strong on railway topics and mountaineering.

Accompanying information - Photographic Archive backfile. Includes photocopies of items brought in by Mr J Williams, grandson of William Williams, which may assist with identification of some photographs already held.

Relationship complexity - In 2013 Akaroa Museum reported that they hold 1999.10, a hand written account of a cycle ride from Riccarton in Christchurch to Akaroa and return dated 12 Sept 1908. One of the cyclists is believed to be Edgar Williams and of the 12 prints in the book at least one (1/2-140538) was taken by William Williams. See Reftracker RTR1021905. Scans of the item the Museum holds are at RTR1022264 and RTR1022265.

William Williams (1859-1949) was a gifted amateur photographer. His son Edgar Richard Williams (1892-1983), also an enthusiastic photographer, maintained his fathers and his own work.

Quantity: 4755 b&w original negative(s). 1109 b&w lantern slide(s) approximately. 278 b&w original photographic print(s). 21 b&w original photographic print(s) stereoscopes. 11 item(s) of photographic ephemera Stereoscopic Society envelopes. 5 item(s) of photographic ephemera colour viewing filter and base specimens. 3 colour original transparency/ies stereoscopes. 1 item(s) of photographic ephemera addressed envelope with stamps..

Provenance: Mr John Wilson had received material in a bequest from Edgar Williams' estate. John Williams was the grandson of William Williams, the nephew of Edgar Williams and son of Owen Williams.

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4755 b&w original negative(s), 1109 b&w lantern slide(s) approximately, 278 b&w original photographic print(s), 21 b&w original photographic print(s) stereoscopes, 11 item(s) of photographic ephemera Stereoscopic Society envelopes, 5 item(s) of photographic ephemera colour viewing filter and base specimens, 3 colour original transparency/ies stereoscopes, 1 item(s) of photographic ephemera addressed envelope with stamps., Photographs
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View of lake and house, with mountains in the background, Milford Sound
Date: [circa 1910s-1930s] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/2-143129-F Description: Photograph taken by Edgar Richard Williams. Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by Curatorial Services Leader Jo...
Mitre Peak, Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park, Southland District
Date: [circa 1910s-1930s] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/2-141271-G Description: Photograph taken by Richard Edgar Williams Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by curator John Sullivan. Quanti...
Milford Sound, including HMS Veronica in distance, Southland District
Date: 1922 From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-121227-F Description: Photograph taken by Edgar Richard Williams. Other - Note in register states: 'Tutoko 1922 - The return from mouth of Tutoko Valley to Te Anau'. Source of d...
Miford Sound, including sloop HMS Veronica and Mitre Peak
Date: 1922 From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-121221-F Description: Photograph taken by Edgar Richard Williams. Other - Note in register states: 'Tutoko 1922 - The return from mouth of Tutoko Valley to Te Anau'. Source of d...
Sloop HMS Veronica in Milford Sound
Date: [192-?] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-121153-F Description: Photograph taken by Edgar Richard Williams. Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by Curatorial Services Leader Jo...
Sloop HMS Veronica in Milford Sound
Date: [192-?] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-121154-F Description: Photograph taken by Edgar Richard Williams. Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by Curatorial Services Leader Jo...
Penguin on beach, Stewart Island (Rakiura)
Date: [circa 1935-1945] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-095700-F Description: Photograph taken by William Williams Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by Curatorial Services Leader John Sull...
An unidentified man giving a boy a haircut outdoors, location unidentified
Date: [193-?] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-102657-F Description: Photograph taken by Edgar Richard Williams. Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by Curatorial Services Leader Jo...
Horse and coaches at Glacier Hotel, Bealey, West Coast region
Date: [circa 1880s-1910s] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-055539-G Description: Photograph taken by William Williams Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by Curatorial Services Leader John Sull...
View over bush to a river winding toward the sea with a railway track in the foreground, Denniston
Date: [circa 1910s-1930s] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/2-144353-F Description: View from near Denniston looking down across the Denniston Incline to the settlement of Waimangaroa in the distance and showing the Waimangaroa River winding...