Photograph Album of Arthur Finch Charrington (d. 1922)

This album had been found by Edward Bayntun-Coward (matr. 1985), proprietor of George Bayntun, an antiquarian booksellers. Its earlier provenance is therefore unknown. It was presented by him to the Archives in February 2004 as Accession No. 498, and catalogued that month.

UC:P211/P1/1    c.1869–1873
        Photograph album of Arthur Finch Charrington. The owner’s name is not given in the book, but his initials ‘A. F. C.’ are inscribed on the front cover, and Charrington is the only undergraduate at University College from this time whose initials fit. Charrington matriculated at University in 1869. He got a Third in History in 1873. According to Alumni Oxonienses, Charrington took his BA in 1873 and his MA in 1887, and joined the Inner Temple in 1874. Nothing is known about his later life, but a note in the Admissions Register says that he died on 1 May 1922.
        The contents of the album are as follows. Folios not mentioned contain no photographs.
        Fol. 1: Three carte-de-visite photographs of unnamed women (relations of Charrington?).
        Fol. 1v: Four carte-de-visite photographs of men. Two are named as “Tidswell” [Richard Henry Tidswell, matr. 1869; d. 1928] and “Sutton” [Edward Sutton, matr. 1869]. The photograph in the bottom right-hand corner is identified on the back as depicting Hugh Spenser Charrington aged 13½ in March 1873.
        Fol. 2: Three carte-de-visite photographs of men named as “Snell” [William Frederick Snell; matr. 1869], “Nepean” [Charles Edward Burroughs Nepean, matr. 1870], and Hodgson” [George Arthur Hodgson, matr. 1869].
        Fol. 2v: Three carte-de-visite photographs of men named as “Tregger Ward” [Edward Thomas Ward, matr. 1869; d. 1933], “Eyre” [Henry John Eyre, matr. 1872] and “Harris” [Edward Harris, matr. 1871]
        Fol. 3: Three carte-de-visite photographs of men, two named as “Preston” [Henry James Preston, matr. 1871] and “Trotter” [Ernest Balfour Trotter, matr. 1870, d. 1934].
        Fol. 3v: Three carte-de-visite photographs, two of men named as “Tillard” [no one of this name was at Oxford in Charrington’s day; presumably he was a family friend] and “Garnier” [Edward Southwell Garnier, matr. 1869; d. 1938], and one of an unnamed schoolboy.
        Fol. 4: Group photograph of two men and two women, identified from left to right as Algernon Tillard, Florence Tillard, Harry J. Charrington, and Cecila Charrington. A date of 1872 is added.
        Fol. 5: Photograph of unnamed man.
        Fol. 6: Photograph of a group of undergraduates of University College arranged in the corner of Staircase VI. None of the are named.
        Fol. 6v: Photograph of an undergraduate room [Charrington occupied Staircase IV Room 3 in 1870–2, and this is almost certainly the room shown here].
        Fol. 7: Photograph of University College seen from the High Street looking west.
        Fol. 7v: Photograph of a group of undergraduates of University College arranged in the corner of Staircase VIII. Two prints of a slightly different photograph taken on the same occasion can be found at UC:P252/P1/1 fol. 14 and UC:P296/P1/1 fol. 17, where it is dated on both occasions to 1870. The sitters are identified as follows [names are arranged in alphabetical order]
            R. Bailey [Richard Crawsley Bailey, matr. 1868; d. 1917]
            Birley [Francis Hornby Birley, matr. 1868]
            Bridson [Harry Bridson, matr. 1867; d. 1922]
            Brooks [Thomas Beedle Brookes, matr. 1868; d. 1937]
            Bruxner [Henry Robert Bruxner, matr. 1866; d. 1936]
            Boyd [George Fenwick Boyd, matr. 1868]
            A. F. Charrington
            W. L. Courtney [William Leonard Courtney, matr. 1868; d. 1928]
            T. Cree [Thomas George Cree, matr. 1867]
            Cruttwell [Clement Alfred Cruttwell, matr. 1867; d. c.1934]
            S. Dawson [Stewart Dawson, matr. 1866]
            Donkin [Arthur Edward Donkin, matr. 1866; d. 1937]
            Eastwick [James Eastwick, matr. 1869; d. 1939]
            Edwards [Arthur William Edwards, matr. 1866, d. 1903]
            W. Ewart [William Venables Ewart, matr. 1866]
            H. Fowler [Harry Aldan Fowler, matr. 1869]
            E. S. Garnier [Edward Southwell Garnier, matr. 1869; d. 1938]
            Hon. [blank] Gordon [John Campbell Hamilton Gordon, matr. 1867; d. 1934]
            Griffinhoof [Thomas Henry Griffenhoofe, matr. 1869]
            C. C. Hamilton [Charles Chetwood Hamilton, matr. 1869; d. 1938]
            G. Hamilton [George Hamilton, matr. 1869; d. 1938]
            A. Hill [Arthur Hill, matr. 1868]
            G. A. Hodgson [George Arthur Hodgson, matr. 1869]
            Holderness [Thomas William Holderness, matr. 1869; d. 1924]
            G. A. Holme [George Arthur Holme, matr. 1867; d. 1917]
            C. W. Kennedy [Charles William Kennedy, matr. 1869; d. c.1927]
            A. Kirk-Smith [Arnold Kirk Smith, matr. 1869; d. 1931]
            I Leadam [Isaac Saunders Leadem, matr. 1867; d. 1913/14]
            F. Lee [possibly Arthur George Lee, matr. 1867?]
            A.J.P. Lewis [Arthur Griffith Poyer Lewis, matr. 1867; d. 1908/9]
            H. Le B. Lightfoot [Henry LeBlanc Lightfoot, matr. 1868; d. c.1925]
            F. Mills [Frederick Charles Mills, matr. 1867; d. 1938]
            Mirehouse [Richard Walter Byrd Mirehouse, matr. 1869]
            C. E. P. Nepean [Charles Edward Burroughts Nepean, matr. 1870]
            Osborne [Sydney Rowlandson Osborne, matr. 1867]
            G. O. Pardoe [George Owen Pardoe, matr. 1868]
            E.M. Prothero [Ernest Macdonald Prothero, matr. 1869]
            C. Robin [Charles Janvrin Robin, matr. 1867; d. 1911/12]
            W. N. Senior [William Nassau Senior, matr. 1869]
            Sir J. Shelley [John Shelley, matr. 1867; d. 1931]
            E. Silvester [Ernest Frederick Silvester, matr. 1867]
            S. Le B. Smith [Stanley Le Blanc Smith, matr. 1868]
            Snell [William Frederick Snell; matr. 1869]
            Taylor [two people identified as ‘Taylor’ on the photograph; and there were two Univ. men of this  name at this time: Richard Hunsley Taylor, matr. 1870; d. 1909/10; and Francis Willis Taylor, matr. 1866; d. 1925]
            W. J. Toye [William Joseph Toye, matr. 1864; d. 1935]
            Walters [Radclyffe Walters, matr. 1867]
            Ward [Edward Thomas Ward, matr. 1869; d. 1933]
            Wilson [Francis Heathcote Wilson, matr. 1866]
        Fol. 8: Four carte-de-visite photographs of a landscape, a cameo, and of two infants.
        Fol. 8v: Two carte-de-visite photographs of Wells Cathedral.
        Fol. 9: Three carte-de-visite photographs respectively of a pair of dogs, a ship, and a coxless four from University College. The last-named is taken by a Henley photographer, which suggests that the crew had been taking part in the regatta there.
        Fol. 9v: Two carte-de-visite photographs of an unnamed man, and a group of three unnamed men.
        Fol. 10: Four carte-de-visite photographs of three men and a woman, all unnamed. The man in the top-right of the page is identified on the back as H. P. Baumgartner [no one of that name at Oxford at this time] and the photograph is dated September 1875.
        Fol. 10v: Three carte-de-visite photographs respectively of images of Leonardo da Vinci and the “Last Supper”, and of an unknown building.
        Fol. 11: Three carte-de-visite photographs respectively of an unknown church, an unknown house, and an unnamed man.
        Fol. 11v: Three carte-de-visite photographs of unnamed men.
        Fol. 12v: Reproduction of a drawing of a child, signed “Frank Miles 1872".
        Fol. 13: Photograph of an unnamed man, taken by a photographer working in Venice.
        Fol. 13v: Photograph of an unnamed man in fancy dress, taken by a photographer based in Cannes.
        Fol. 14: Photograph of a group of undergraduates of University College, arranged in front of the door leading from the SCR to the Fellows’ Garden. Some of them are named as Claughton [Henry William Claughton, matr. 1870], Daniell [Arthur Stewart Daniell, matr. 1870; d. 1942], Evans [Henry Middleton Evans, matr. 1870; d. 1909], Hall [Theodore Hall Hall, matr. 1872; d. 1926], Preston, [Henry James Preston, matr. 1871], Senior [William Nassau Senior, matr. 1869], Smith [Stanley Le Blanc Smith, matr. 1868], and Wodehouse [presumably Samuel Henry Woodhouse, matr. 1867; d. 1932].
        Fol. 14v: Photograph of a group of undergraduates of University College arranged in front of a window in the Front Quad (it is not clear which one). Some of them are named as Hodgson [George Arthur Hodgson, matr. 1869], Kennedy [Charles William Kennedy, matr. 1869; d. c.1927], Lightfoot [Henry LeBlanc Lightfoot, matr. 1868; d. c.1925], Senior [William Nassau Senior, matr. 1869], and Ward [Edward Thomas Ward, matr. 1869; d. 1933].
        Fol. 15: Four carte-de-visite photographs respectively of a clergyman (taken by a photographer working in Dresden), a man, and two children. The men are unnamed. The photograph of the child in the bottom-left corner is inscribed on the back ‘“Dolly” July 1880 A. F. C.’, and that of the child in the bottom-right corner ‘Arthur F. Charrington Mary Verena aged 4 years and 10 months March 1877’
        Fol. 15v: Four carte-de-visite photographs of men, all unnamed, save that the man in the top-left photograph is named as “G.L.P”
        Fol. 16: Two carte-de-visite photographs of men, both unnamed.
        Fol. 16v: Four carte-de-visite photographs, three of one man each, one of two men. The man in the top-left photograph is named on the back as “Hon. H. Cuffe” [no one of that name in Alumni Oxonienses] and the man in the bottom-right one as “Toye” [William Joseph Toye, matr. 1864; d. 1935]; the other men are unnamed.
        Fol. 17: Three carte-de-visite photographs of men. The man in the top-left photograph is named as Walter James [a Walter James matr. Christ Church 1864]; the other two men are unnamed.
        Fol. 17v: Two carte-de-visite photographs respectively of a man and a woman. The woman is named on the back of the photograph as “Mrs. Tillard”, and is dated Jul 1862; the photograph of the man is inscribed on the back “A. F. C. from Algy 22 Jun 1881".
        Fol. 18v: Two carte-de-visite photographs; one a reproduction of a portrait of Nelson, the other a photograph of a baby inscribed on the back “A.T.B.T. Sept 6 82".
        Fol. 20: Photograph of a man and a dog, identified as G. A. Hodgson [George Arthur Hodgson, matr. 1869] and “Bruce”.
        The remaining pages of the album are unused.