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441569
  • Title
    Henry William Burgin studio portraits of Parramatta residents, ca. 1860-1872, with photograph of sand train at Barren Jack, Murrimbidgee, early 20th century, and copy photograph of Central Railway Station, Sydney, 19th century
  • Call number
    PXA 1036
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1860-1872, 19th century, and early 20th century
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    441569
  • Issue Copy
    Partly Digitised : 119 photographs digitised
  • Physical Description
    121 photographic prints - carte de visite - 10 x 6.4 cm.
    2 photographic prints - gelatin silver
  • Scope and Content
    1. Bill Abbott
    2. Joshua Ardell [ie Ardill, stonemason & grocer, wearing Mason's apron]
    3. Ardell [female] / J. Hubert Newman, 12 Oxford Street, Sydney
    4. Artlett [Two men standing beside chair, Bowles or Artlett] / H.W. Burgin, Parramatta
    5. Billey Ashby
    6-7. Agnes Baly (Mrs Sydney Byron) / H.W. Burgin
    8. J.J. Beauchers [ie Mr & Mrs Beukers, printers]
    9. Roland Bergan / Photographic Studio, Henry Goodes, Lewis Street, Mudgee
    10. William Henry Best .. taken before he went to the Gulf in 1860. [in a different hand in pencil] "Henry William Best / born 1838 - educated / King's School, / Parramatta / Aged 22 when / this photograph taken ..."
    11. John Booth [1833-1900]
    12. Bowers [not found]
    13. Burgin [female]
    14. Cawood [Sergeant. In uniform with gun]
    15. Mrs (Herbert) Emily Coates [with child]
    16. Crouch ? [female]
    17. David Dale
    18. G. Edwards
    19. Miss Ferguseru [Ferguson?, ca. 1883-1888] / E. Riisfeldt, The Royal Arcade Phots. Place of Art, 492 and 496 George Street, Sydney
    20. F. Fullegar
    21. John Golledge
    22. Jim Gray
    23. Miss Hanks, Jessie Hanks daughter?
    24. Mrs Hilt
    25. Miss Hybank? [or] Mrs Johnstone?
    26. Jones (of John Taylors)
    27. W. Lyons
    28. [A] McManus [trick photo, holding decapitated head]
    29. [William Baker] McMonigal
    30. Harry Marle
    31. Mrs Mason
    32. Harry Mance [ferry captain]
    33. Lipmann Menser [bootmaker & volunteer fireman]
    34. T. Muston
    35. Nicholson Painters
    36. Overton / H.W. Burgin, Church St., Parramatta
    37. Miss Pass / W.H. Burgin, Photographer, Church St, Parramatta
    38. Jack Pye [with child]
    39. Jim Pye [Mayor]
    40. Richie Boys. John, Jas [i.e. James], Bob
    41. Bob Rutter
    42. Jordan Sparkes [undertaker]
    43. Mr Staff
    44. W.J. Stephenson
    45. John Thomas [in ink on reverse] / photographed by W & D Downey, Newcastle on Tyne
    46. Peter Torsoke of Fairclough [South Sea Islaner in livery]
    47. Mrs Tuke
    48. Mrs Vallack / Southwell Brothers ... London
    49. Very
    50. G. Wickham [postal clerk]
    51. Wilcockson
    52. C. Willis [female seated with girl standing beside her]
    53. Willis family "Tom Willis? & wife" [couple with young child in centre]
    54. T. Willis
    55-120. [Unidentified children, family groups, couples, men, and women]
    121. Very
    122. Sand train crossing Murrumbidgee at Barren Jack / Howard & Shearsby, Yass
    123. [Copy photograph of Central Railway Station, Sydney, 19th century]
  • System of arrangement
    Arranged by alphabetical order where known.
  • Source
    Presented by P. Geeves, June 1963 Pic.Acc.63
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Nos. 6-7. Agnes Baly is identified from two carte de visite photographs donated by Mrs H. Connor in Sept. 1953 (formerly located at P1/Baly). An inscription on the reverese of No.6 relates that Agnes Baly was the daughter of Marie Antoinette Rattray (nee Allan).

    No. 11. Biographical information on John Richard Booth, supplied by Beatrice Booth in 1975, is located at PXn 949.

    The occupation and business address of Mr McManus is given as wheelwright, Hunter Street, Parramatta.
  • General note

    This collection features studio portraits, mainly by Burgin, of people standing beside furniture or seated. The images that do not bear a photographer's stamp originate from Burgin's studio as demonstrated by the backdrops and studio furniture used.

    Reference:
    Curator of Photographs, Mitchell Library, Sept. 2004
    Digital order no:Album ID : 823560
    Transferred from Mitchell Library Small Picture File (SPF), Sept. 2004. Nos. 121-123 transferred from Small Picture File (SPF) in 2013.
    A collection of glass plate negatives from the Parramatta studio of Burgin, are located at Mitchell Library call no. ON 58. Some of these negatives correspond with the portraits in this collection. These include: PXA 1036/86 with ON58/34 ; PXA 1036/87 with ON58/33 ; PXA 1036/115 with ON58/42.
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    Some bear photographer's stamp on reverse. Different examples of Burgin's (father & son) photographer's stamp are represented in this collection.

    Many are identified on reverse by a pencil handwritten inscription.
  • Attributions / conjectures

    No. 40 previously had James identified as Jason
  • Conservation note

    No. 61 is cracked through the centre.
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