David Hay Fleming Photographic Collection

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As an independent scholar and eminent local historian and antiquary David Hay Fleming (1849-1931) of St Andrews accumulated a unique photographic reference collection, voluminous library of around 13,000 books, a collection of manuscripts and personal papers, all of which he left to St Andrews on his death with a bequest to endow a reference library at St Andrews. The collection was subsequently transferred to the custody of the University of St Andrews Library Special Collections in 2000 to ensure its preservation and continued access.

There are a number of different series within the collection: Albums: (including Valentine Photographic view albums of: Leuchars and district; Campbeltown and neighbourhood; Hill and Adamson, Calotype Views of St Andrews, (1846); HB Farnie, The City of St Rule with calotypes by Thomas Rodger (ca. 1860); The Kingdom of Fife, calotypes by Thomas Rodger); magic lantern slides, 1887-1894; images of people, 1882-1935; postcards of St Andrews and other places, 1898-1970s; photographs of St Andrews, ca. 1850-ca. 1970; places, 1840s-1938; World War 1 official press photographs, 1914-1918; objects, 1622-1911; Miscellaneous photographs from St Andrews and the eastern region of Scotland, various dates.


ca. 1840 - 1930

Alternative titles

Hay Fleming Collection


324 Valentine Post Cards|14 Albums|17 Glass Plate Negatives|120 Lantern Slides|23 Carte de Visite

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