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Hill and Adamson Collection

GUL Number: HA0793
Image:
Object Type: NEGATIVE PAPER CAMERA
Title: The Fore Tower of Cardinal Beaton's Castle, St Andrews
Subject: Architecture/Townscape
Description: Photography was brought to Scotland by the friendship of its inventor, William Henry Fox Talbot, with Sir David Brewster of St Andrews. Dr John Adamson became involved and he encouraged his younger brother Robert to take up the new art professionally. Cardinal David Beaton was murdered here in 1546 and Knox claimed its defenses were "razed to the ground". It was promptly rebuilt but in the 17th c it supplied materials for harbour repairs and became ruinous; it became an Ancient Monument in 1911 .
Location: St Andrews
Photographer: HILL David Octavius
Photographer: ADAMSON Robert
Image Size: 20.0 h x 14.7 w
Negative Size: 4
Inscription Recto: pencil 16 {pencil ? Bottom border] pencil Gum[?] top border
Inscription Verso: pencil 16.