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Copies of family photographs including Hugh Hamshaw Thomas, 1913 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/THO/2

Scope and Contents

Includes: 1) British Association Botany Section, Birmingham, 1913. Large formal group of unidentified men and women gathered on the steps, Hugh Hamshaw Thomas under lamp, back right (Copyright Whittock and Son?); 2) Hugh Hamshaw Thomas in military uniform (WW1), photographer illegible; mounted photograph of Hugh Hamshaw Thomas with aerial (glass plate) camera, standing beside a plane, WW1; two unidentified men standing in front of a (?WW1) aeroplane; formal group photograph, presumably of the Botany Department ouside the Botany School, post WW1, including Hugh Hamshaw Thomas, seated front left and Albert Charles Seward, Master of Downing College and Professor of Botany, seated 4th from left (Photographer Scott and Wilkinson); photograph of Hugh Hamshaw Thomas walking his daughter across the main lawn in Downing on her wedding day, 1954; photograph of his son-in-law and daughter cutting their cake (portrait of Master Sir Herbert Richmond on the wall behind); Mrs (Torrie) Hamshaw Thomas with Sir Lionel and Lady Ethel Whitby outside the Master's Lodge, n.d.


  • Creation: 1913 - 1954


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright retained by the family, other than professional photographers (where stated). Permission for archive use.


8 item(s) : Digital images

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Sent by Dr Hamshaw Thomas's grandson to the College Archivist, 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

Downing College Archive
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