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

Date
1880s-1930s
By
Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983; Williams, William, 1858-1949
Ref
PA-Group-00076
Description

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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Date: [193-?] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: PAColl-9864 Description: Interior of Crystal Palace, London. Photograph taken or collected by William Williams (1859-1948). Inscriptions: Verso - top left - Interior of Crystal Pal...
Cape Foulwind lighthouse with surrounding large rocks and dog, [West Coast Region]
Date: [circa 1900s-1930s] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-095573-F Description: View of Cape Foulwind lighthouse set amongst rocks. Small wooden building located behind it. A dog stretching itself can be seen near a gravel path through t...
Cape Kidnappers
Date: [188-?] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/1-025614-G Description: Cape Kidnappers from the Black Reef, photographed in the 1880s by William Williams. Beach scene with horses. Source of descriptive information - Notes on fi...
Date: [ca 1900-1910] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: PA4-1493 Description: Stereoscopic photograph of a scene on Skippers Road, Queenstown, showing a trap (open carriage) drawn by two horses. Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic p...
Date: [1928?] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-097676-F Description: Photograph taken by Edgar Richard Williams Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by Curatorial Services Leader Joh...
Steam train and Wingatui Viaduct in Otago
Date: [circa 1880s-1930s] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-055134-G Description: Photograph taken by William Williams of steam train about to cross Wingatui Viaduct in Otago Region Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. ...
Date: [circa 1920s-1930s] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-101849-G Description: Copy negative taken by Edgar Richard Williams, of postage stamps submitted for national competition by J Fitzgerald. Stamps depict New Zealand scenes includ...
Landscape view of river, buildings and castle on top of hill, Lourdes, France
Date: 1925 - 1927 From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-099893-F Description: Photograph taken by William Williams or by Edgar Richard Williams. Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by Curato...
Lake Takapuna, Takapuna, North Shore, Auckland
Date: Oct 1906 From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-056188-G Description: Photograph taken by William Williams Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by Curatorial Services Leader John Sull...
William, Alice, Edgar and Lydia Williams at Lake Coleridge Power Station, Canterbury
Date: [circa 1920s-1930s] From: Williams, Edgar Richard, 1891-1983: Negatives, lantern slides, stereographs, colour transparencies, monochrome prints, photographic ephemera Ref: 1/4-055544-G Description: Photograph taken by William Williams or by Edgar Richard Williams. Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by Curato...