Hamish Brown Mountaineering and Scottish Photography Collection

Record level Collection

Part of Scottish Topography Collection (collecting area) Parent record level Collection

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Scope and Content: The Collection contains photographs taken by Hamish Macmillan Brown. The subjects represented in his work include mountaineering, landscapes across the world, as well as Scottish places, buildings and oddities. Notably, the collection contains dramatic and inspiring images of several of the world’s mountainous regions, including Scotland, the Andes, the Atlas and Anti-Atlas ranges of Morocco, the Himalayas, Switzerland and Slovakian Tatras.

This largely topographic collection contains over 75,000 colour slides, as well approximately 20,000 black-and-white negatives and prints.

Intellectual arrangement: The collection is organised primarily by geographic location, with a few smaller sub-series arranged by subject.

Access & Use: Access to the original black and white prints is by appointment and the 35 mm slides are accessible as digital copies only.
Captions and notes are written in pen or pencil on the original slides and prints.

Finding Aids: Ordnance survey maps of the regions the photographer documented were annotated by the photographer in order to specify the specific locations under which images have been classified. Further paper documentation, maps and lists created by the photographer are held within the Hamish Brown artist file.



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