Album Containing Portraits of Members of the Royal Family, Foreign Royals and Notables.
 Queen Victoria
(24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901)
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.
Victoria was the daughter of
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III.
albumen carte-de-visite
by Hills and Saunders, London


 John Brown
(8 December 1826 – 27 March 1883) 
The Scottish personal attendant and favourite of Queen Victoria for many years.
by Jabez Hughes, Regina House, Ryde, Isle of Wight


Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
(26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) 
the husband and consort of Queen Victoria.
by Mayall, 91 Kings Road, Brighton and 224 Regent Street, London, W.


 Princess Alexandra
 Alexandra of Denmark 
(1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925) 
Wife of King Edward VII, Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India.
albumen carte-de-visite
by Ch. Bergamas Co., des Theatre Imperiaux, St Petersbourg


 Queen Victoria
(24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901)
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. On 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India.
Victoria was the daughter of
Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn, the fourth son of King George III.

by W. and D. Downey


Edward VII 
(9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910)
King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.
The eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

albumen carte-de-visite
by Charles Watkins, 34 Parliament Street, London S.W.


Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh
Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 1893 to 1900. 
He was the second son and fourth child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. He was known as the Duke of Edinburgh from 1866 until he succeeded his paternal uncle Ernest II as the reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in the German Empire.
 albumen carte-de-visite
by W. and D. Downey


 Victoria, Empress of Germany, Queen of Prussia
Princess Royal 
(21 November 1840 – 5 August 1901) 
The eldest child of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and was created Princess Royal in 1841. She was the mother of Wilhelm II, German Emperor.
albumen carte-de-visite
by Henry Knight, Regina House, Grand Parade, St Leonards on Sea and Arcade, Ryde, Isle of Wight.


Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
 (1 May 1850 – 16 January 1942)
the seventh child and third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert
albumen carte-de-visite
by Alexander Bassano


 H.R.H. The Princess of Wales and Family
by W. and D. Downey


Prince George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge
 26 March 1819 – 17 March 1904
 albumen carte-de-visite
by Alexander Bassano


Marie Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh, Marie, Queen of Romania and Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
by Hills and Saunders, 1875



Alexander II, Emperor of Russia
 by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, 1874 or before
(82 mm x 54 mm) image size

by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company




Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of Turkey
 he visited London from 12 July to 23 July 1867
 albumen carte-de-visite
  by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll
 (18 March 1848 – 3 December 1939)
 Princess Louise, VA, CI, GCVO, GBE, RRC, GCStJ, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. In her public life, she was a strong proponent of the arts and higher education and of the feminist cause.
by W. and D. Downey
 albumen cabinet card, 1870



The Prince Milan
 Milan I
Milan Obrenović born 22 August 1854 died 11 February 1901, was the ruler of Serbia from 1868 to 1889, first as prince (1868-1882), subsequently as king (1882-1889).

  albumen carte-de-visite
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Frederick III

German Emperor and King of Prussia
(18 October 1831 – 15 June 1888)
by Reichard and Lindner, Berlin



Wilhelm, German Emperor, King of Prussia
 (22 March 1797 – 9 March 1888)
by W. Hoffert, Dresden, Leipzig, Carlsruhe, Chemnitz



Prince Carl of Prussia
 (29 June 1801 – 21 January 1883)
younger son of Frederick William III of Prussia.
by F. Jamrath and Sohn, Berlin



John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell
9th Duke of Argyll, KG, KT, GCMG, GCVO, VD, PC 
(6 August 1845 – 2 May 1914)
 Lord Lorne married Queen Victoria's fourth daughter, Princess Louise, on 21 March 1871. He was usually known by the courtesy title Marquess of Lorne.
by W. and D. Downey
 


 Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil
 2 December 1825 – 5 December 1891
by Mora, 707 Broadway, New York



Franz Josef I
 (18 August 1830 – 21 November 1916)
 Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, and monarch of other states in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was the longest-reigning Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, as well as the third-longest-reigning monarch of any country in European history, after Louis XIV of France and Johann II of Liechtenstein.
by Emil Rabending, Wieden, Favritenstrasse No. 3, Wien




Princes Beatrice
(14 April 1857 – 26 October 1944)
 Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, VA, CI, GCVO, GBE, RRC, GCStJ, Princess Henry of Battenberg. Fifth daughter and youngest child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Beatrice was the last of Queen Victoria's children to die, 66 years after the first, her sister Alice.
by Jabez Hughes, Isle of Wight



Elizabeth, Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary
(24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898)
by Victor Angerer, Wien




Alexander III, Emperor of Russia, Alexandra, The Princess of Wales and Maria Feodorovna, Empress of Russia
by James Russell and Sons
, Chichester 

 albumen carte-de-visite, early 1870s



Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte
Prince Imperial of France
(16 March 1856 – 1 June 1879)
 by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company




Prince Leopold
Duke of Albany,  KG, KT, GCSI, GCMG, GCStJ 
(7 April 1853 – 28 March 1884)
the eighth child and youngest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Leopold was created Duke of Albany, Earl of Clarence, and Baron Arklow. He had hemophilia, which led to his death at the age of 30.
by W. and D. Downey 



Otto von Bismarck
Otto Eduard Leopold, Prince of Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg 
(1 April 1815 – 30 July 1898)
by Loescher and Petsch, Berlin

 

Osman Nuri Pasha
 1832 - 5 April 1900
 also known as Gazi Osman Pasha, Ottoman Field Marshal and the hero of the Siege of Plevna in 1877.
by Alexander J. Grossmann, Dover



 Prince Cortschakoff
Alexander Mikhailovich Gorchakov
(15 July 1798 – 11 March 1883)
Russian diplomat and statesman
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Napoleon III
 Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte 
(20 April 1808 – 9 January 1873)
President of France from 1848 to 1852, Napoleon III, the Emperor of the French from 1852 to 1870.
by W. and D. Downey

 

 Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers 
(15 April 1797 – 3 September 1877)
 French statesman and historian. He was the second elected President of France, and the first President of the French Third Republic.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



 Helmuth Karl Bernhard von Moltke
Count von Moltke 
(1800-1891)
Field Marshal and military theorist.
 by Reichant and Lindner, Berlin



Rutherford Birchard Hayes 
(October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) 
19th President of the United States from 1877 to 1881. 
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Empress Eugénie 
wife of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French
(5 May 1826 – 11 July 1920)
by W. and D. Downey
 
 

Patrice de MacMahon
President-Marshal, 6th Marquess of MacMahon, 1st Duke of Magenta 
(13 June 1808 – 17 October 1893)
He served as Chief of State of France from 1873 to 1875 and as the second president of the Third Republic, from 1875 to 1879.

 by E. Appert, Paris



Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte
Prince Imperial of France
(16 March 1856 – 1 June 1879)
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company




Major-General Charles George Gordon CB
(28 January 1833 – 26 January 1885)
 British Army officer and administrator
by The Alhambra Studio, Adams & Scanlan, 32 High Street, Southampton



Edward Henry Stanley
15th Earl of Derby, KG, PC, FRS 
(21 July 1826 – 21 April 1893)
British statesman
by Elliott and Fry, 55 Baker Street, Portman Square, London, W.



Benjamin Disraeli
1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS 
(21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881)
British statesman who twice served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
by W. and D. Downey



Stafford Henry Northcote
1st Earl of Iddesleigh, GCB, PC, FRS 
(27 October 1818 – 12 January 1887)
known as Sir Stafford Northcote, Bt, from 1851 to 1885, a British Conservative politician. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer between 1874 and 1880 and as Foreign Secretary between 1885 and 1886.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Spencer Compton Cavendish
Marquis of Hartington
  8th Duke of Devonshire, KG, GCVO, PC, PC (Ire), FRS 
(23 July 1833 – 24 March 1908)
styled the Marquess of Hartington between 1858 and 1891, British statesman.
by Barraud, 263 Oxford Street, W., (Regent Circus) London



The Rt. Hon. George Ward Hunt, M.P.
(30 July 1825 – 29 July 1877) 
British statesman of the Conservative Party who was Chancellor of the Exchequer and First Lord of the Admiralty in the first and second ministries of Benjamin Disraeli.
  by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company.



Lord Randolph Henry Spencer-Churchill 
(13 February 1849 – 24 January 1895)
British statesman
by Brown and Draycott



Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil
 (3 February 1830 – 22 August 1903)
3rd Marquess of Salisbury, KG, GCVO, PC, FRS, DL
styled Lord Robert Cecil before 1865 and Viscount Cranborne from June 1865 until April 1868. British statesman of the Conservative Party, serving as Prime Minister three times for a total of over thirteen years. He was the last Prime Minister to head his full administration from the House of Lords.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company




John Russell
(18 August 1792 – 28 May 1878)
1st Earl Russell, KG, GCMG, PC, FRS  known by his courtesy title Lord John Russell before 1861, was a leading Whig and Liberal politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on two occasions during the early Victorian era.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



The Rt. Hon. William Ewart Gladstone M.P.
(29 December 1809 – 19 May 1898)
 FRS FSS 
British statesman of the Liberal Party. In a career lasting over sixty years, he served for twelve years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, spread over four terms beginning in 1868 and ending in 1894. He also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Stratford Canning
(4 November 1786 – 14 August 1880)
1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe, KG, GCB, PC 
British diplomat and politician, best known as the longtime British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Sir John Lubbock P.C., M.P.
 (30 April 1834 – 28 May 1913)
1st Baron Avebury, 4th Baronet, PC, DL, FRS
known as Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet from 1865 until 1900, English banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist and polymath.
by Elliott and Fry




The Rt Hon. John Bright M.P.
(16 November 1811 – 27 March 1889)
British Radical and Liberal statesman, one of the greatest orators of his generation and a promoter of free trade policies.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



George John Douglas Campbell
8th Duke of Argyll
(30 April 1823 – 24 April 1900)
 KG, KT, PC, FRS, FRSE, styled Marquess of Lorne until 1847.
 Scottish peer and Liberal politician as well as a writer on science, religion, and the politics of the 19th century.
by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
albumen carte-de-visite, circa 1873





Anthony Ashley-Cooper
 (28 April 1801 – 1 October 1885)
7th Earl of Shaftesbury K.G.
  British politician, philanthropist and social reformer. He was the eldest son of Cropley Ashley-Cooper, 6th Earl of Shaftesbury and his wife Lady Anne Spencer, daughter of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough. 
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



The Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, P.C., M.P.
 (8 July 1836 – 2 July 1914)
British statesman who was first a radical Liberal, then, after opposing home rule for Ireland, a Liberal Unionist, and eventually served as a leading imperialist in coalition with the Conservatives.
by Elliott and Fry



The Rt. Hon. William Edward Forster, M.P.
(11 July 1818 – 5 April 1886)
PC, FRS
English industrialist, philanthropist and Liberal Party statesman.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



The Rt. Hon. George Joachim Goschen, M.P.
(10 August 1831 – 7 February 1907)
1st Viscount Goschen PC DL, FBA 
British statesman and businessman best remembered for being "forgotten" by Lord Randolph Churchill. He was initially a Liberal, then a Liberal Unionist before joining the Conservative Party by the time of the 1895 General Election.
by Elliott and Fry



The Rt. Hon. John Morley, P.C., M.P.
 (24 December 1838 – 23 September 1923)
1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn, OM, PC, FRS 
British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor.
by Elliott and Fry



Samuel Morley Esq., M.P.
 (15 October 1809 – 5 September 1886)
English woollen manufacturer, philanthropist, dissenter (Congregationalist), abolitionist, political radical and statesman.
 by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Charles Bradlaugh, M.P.
(26 September 1833 – 30 January 1891) 
English political activist and atheist.
by James Russell and Sons, Baker Street, London



Sir Henry George Elliott GCB
(30 June 1817 – 30 March 1907)
British diplomat.
 by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Arthur James Balfour
1st Earl of Balfour, KG, OM, PC, FRS, FBA, DL  
(25 July 1848 – 19 March 1930)
British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905. As Foreign Secretary from 1916 to 1919, he issued the Balfour Declaration in November 1917.
by James Russell and Sons, 17 Baker Street, Portman Square, London



Sir Wilfrid Lawson
2nd Baronet., M.P.
(4 September 1829 – 1 July 1906) 
Landowner and politician, temperance campaigner and anti-imperialist
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company





Sir Richard Everard Webster
(22 December 1842 – 15 December 1915)
1st Viscount Alverstone, GCMG, PC, FRS
Attorney-General, 4th Lord Chief Justice of England

by James Russell and Sons, 17 Baker Street, Portman Square, London


 

Sir Charles Fox
(11 March 1810 – 11 June 1874) 
English civil engineer and contractor. His work focused on railways, railway stations and bridges.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



John Arthur Roebuck, Esq., Q.C.
(28 December 1802 – 30 November 1879)
British politician
by The London Stereoscopic and Photograhic Company
 albumen carte-de-visite, 1873



Samuel Plimsoll, M.P.
(10 February 1824 – 3 June 1898) 
English politician and social reformer, now best remembered for having devised the Plimsoll line.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Sir Charles Arthur Russell, Q.C., M.P.
Baron Russell of Killowen, GCMG, PC, QC, DL 
(10 November 1832 – 10 August 1900) 
Irish statesman and Lord Chief Justice of England.
by Walery, 164 Regent Street, London



Prof. Henry Fawcett, M.P.
(26 August 1833 – 6 November 1884)
British academic, statesman and economist
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



The Lord Chief Baron
Sir Fitzroy Edward Kelly PC, KC 
(9 October 1796 – 18 September 1880), 
An English commercial lawyer, Tory politician and judge.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



The Rt. Hon. Sir James Hannen
later Baron Hannen, PC, FRS 
(19 March 1821 – 29 March 1894)
An English judge.
by Elliott and Fry, 55 Baker Street, London



Late Duke of Wellington
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Amiral Nelson
by E Neurdin, 28 Bould de Sebastopol, Paris



Thomas Babington Macaulay
1st Baron Macaulay, FRS FRSE PC
(25 October 1800 – 28 December 1859)
British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer; his books on British history have been hailed as literary masterpieces.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Captain Frederick Marryat
(10 July 1792 – 9 August 1848)
British Royal Navy officer, novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens.



Henry Peter Brougham
1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, PC QC FRS
(19 September 1778 – 7 May 1868) 

British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company





Richard Cobden M.P.
 (3 June 1804 – 2 April 1865)
English manufacturer and Radical and Liberal statesman, associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty.
published by Marion and Co., 22 & 23 Soho Square, London




Elihu Burritt
(December 8, 1810 – March 6, 1879)
American diplomat, philanthropist and social activist
by Elliott and Fry, 55 Baker Street, Portman Square, London, W.
 


Roderick Impey Murchison
 (22 February 1792 – 22 October 1871)
1st Baronet KCB DCL FRS FRSE FLS PRGS PBA MRIA 
British geologist who first described and investigated the Silurian system.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Alfred Tennyson
(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892)
1st Baron Tennyson, FRS
Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign.



David Livingstone
(19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873)
Scottish Christian Congregationalist, pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society, an explorer in Africa, and one of the most popular British heroes of the late-19th-century Victorian era.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy RN
(5 July 1805 – 30 April 1865)
English officer of the Royal Navy and a scientist. He achieved lasting fame as the captain of HMS Beagle during Charles Darwin's famous voyage, FitzRoy's second expedition to Tierra del Fuego and the Southern Cone.
As Governor of New Zealand, serving from 1843 to 1845, he tried to protect the Māori from illegal land sales claimed by British settlers.
 Through his father, General Lord Charles FitzRoy, Robert was a fourth great-grandson of Charles II of England.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Sir Henry Thompson
 (6 August 1820 – 18 April 1904)
1st Baronet, FRCS 
British surgeon and polymath.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company

 
Admiral The Honourable Henry John Rous 
(23 January 1795 – 19 June 1877) 
Officer of the British Royal Navy, who served during the Napoleonic Wars, and was later a Member of Parliament and a leading figure in horse racing.
a copy of this photograph is in the Royal Collection, item RCIN 2907089
by Russell and Sons, Chichester and Worthing


Archibald Forbes 
(17 April 1838 – 30 March 1900)
Scottish war correspondent.
by Disderi, Brook Street, Hanover Square, London




Thomas Henry Huxley 
PC PRS FLS
(4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895)
English biologist specialising in comparative anatomy. He is known for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.
by Elliott & Fry
albumen cabinet card, 1885

 


Ferdinand Marie de Lesseps
(19 November 1805 – 7 December 1894)

Vicomte de Lesseps GCSI 
French diplomat and later developer of the Suez Canal, which in 1869 joined the Mediterranean and Red Seas.
He was a cousin of the Countess of Montijo, the mother of Empress Eugenie.
 by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Heinrich Schliemann 
(6 January 1822 – 26 December 1890)
German businessman and a pioneer in the field of archaeology. He was an advocate of the historicity of places mentioned in the works of Homer and an archaeological excavator of Hissarlik, now presumed to be the site of Troy, along with the Mycenaean sites Mycenae and Tiryns.

by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Wilkie Collins  
William Wilkie Collins
(8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889)
English novelist, playwright, and short story writer. His best-known works are The Woman in White (1859), No Name (1862), Armadale (1866) and The Moonstone (1868). The last is considered the first modern English detective novel.
by Elliott and Fry




James Anthony Froude 
FRSE
(23 April 1818 – 20 October 1894)

English historian, novelist, biographer, and editor of Fraser's Magazine.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Henry Du Pré Labouchère
(9 November 1831 – 15 January 1912)
English politician, writer, publisher and theatre owner in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
by Elliott and Fry
 


William Cowper 
(26 November 1731 – 25 April 1800)
English poet and hymnodist. 
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Lord Byron, Sir Walter Scott, Felicia Dorothea Hemans, Thomas Moore, Robert Southey, Percy B. Shelly.
Published by W. Hughes and Edmunds, 120 Cheapside, London, E.C.





William Shakespeare 
(1564 – 1616)




Sir Walter Scott
1st Baronet, FRSE 
(15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832)
was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet and historian. 
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


George Gordon Byron
6th Baron Byron FRS
(22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824)
known as Lord Byron, English nobleman, poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement. He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential. Among his best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage as well as the short lyric poem "She Walks in Beauty".
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


John Milton
(9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674)
English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.




Thomas Carlyle
(4 December 1795 – 5 February 1881)
Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician, and teacher. Considered one of the most important social commentators of his time, he presented many lectures during his lifetime with certain acclaim in the Victorian era.
by Elliott and Fry
 


Sir David Brewster
KH PRSE FRS FSA(Scot) FSSA MICE
(11 December 1781 – 10 February 1868)
British scientist, inventor, author, and academic administrator. In science he is principally remembered for his experimental work in physical optics, mostly concerned with the study of the polarization of light and including the discovery of Brewster's angle.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Charles Robert Darwin
FRS FRGS FLS FZS
(12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882)
English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors.
by Elliott and Fry
 


Samuel Johnson
(1709  – 1784)
often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.




Thomas Henry Huxley 
PC PRS FLS
(4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895)
English biologist specialising in comparative anatomy. He is known for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



John Tyndall FRS
(2 August 1820 – 4 December 1893)
prominent 19th-century Irish physicist. His initial scientific fame arose in the 1850s from his study of diamagnetism. Later he made discoveries in the realms of infrared radiation and the physical properties of air.
by Elliott and Fry
 


Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker 
OM GCSI CB PRS 
(30 June 1817 – 10 December 1911)
British botanist and explorer in the 19th century. He was a founder of geographical botany and Charles Darwin's closest friend. For twenty years he served as director of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, succeeding his father, William Jackson Hooker, and was awarded the highest honours of British science.

by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Michael Faraday FRS
(22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867)
English scientist who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include the principles underlying electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis.

by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Oliver Goldsmith
(10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774)
Irish novelist, playwright and poet




Sir Joseph Whitworth
1st Baronet
(21 December 1803 – 22 January 1887)
English engineer, entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist. In 1841, he devised the British Standard Whitworth system, which created an accepted standard for screw threads. Whitworth also created the Whitworth rifle, often called the "sharpshooter" because of its accuracy and considered one of the earliest examples of a sniper rifle.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) 
American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets from New England.

 


Alfred Tennyson
(6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892)
1st Baron Tennyson, FRS
Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company



Charles John Huffam Dickens
(7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870)
English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.[1] His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré
(6 January 1832 – 23 January 1883)
French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist and sculptor who worked primarily with wood engraving.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


George Frideric Handel 
(born Georg Friedrich Händel
(1685 - 1759) German, later British, Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well-known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. 





Sir John Everett Millais
1st Baronet, PRA
(8 June 1829 – 13 August 1896)
English painter and illustrator who was one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Sir John Tenniel
(28 February 1820 – 25 February 1914)
English illustrator, graphic humorist, and political cartoonist prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is remembered especially as the principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years, and for his illustrations to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871).
by Elliott and Fry
 


Sir John Gilbert RA
(21 July 1817 – 5 October 1897)
English artist, illustrator and engraver.
by The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company
 


Robert Browning
(7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889)
English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax.

by Elliott and Fry
 


George Dalziel
(1 December 1815 – August 1902)
Draughtsman and wood-engraver, George Dalziel was the Brothers Dalziel firm's most senior member. After moving to London aged nineteen and studying under the wood-engraver Charles Gray for four years, he established what was to become the family engraving firm. His early work included commissions from Ebenezer Landells for Punch and the Illustrated London News.
by Elliott and Fry



Joseph Addison
(1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719)
English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician.





Emily Faithfull
(1835–1895)
English women's rights activist, and publisher.

by Elliott and Fry




Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards
(7 June 1831 – 15 April 1892)
English novelist, journalist, traveller and Egyptologist. Her most successful literary works included the ghost story "The Phantom Coach" (1864), the novels Barbara's History (1864) and Lord Brackenbury (1880), and the Egyptian travelogue A Thousand Miles up the Nile (1877), which described her 1873–1874 voyage.
by Elliott and Fry




Mrs Joy
by Elliott and Fry
 


by Elliott and Fry




Charles Stewart Parnell
(27 June 1846 – 6 October 1891)
Irish nationalist politician and one of the most powerful figures in the British House of Commons in the 1880s.

by William Lawrence, 5 and 7 O'Connell Street, Dublin




Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts
1st Baroness Burdett-Coutts
(21 April 1814 – 30 December 1906)
born Angela Georgina Burdett, was a nineteenth-century philanthropist, the daughter of Sir Francis Burdett, 5th Baronet and Sophia, formerly Coutts, daughter of banker Thomas Coutts. In 1837 she became one of the wealthiest women in England when she inherited her grandfather's fortune of around £1.8 million pounds sterling (equivalent to £150,000,000 in 2016) following the death of her stepgrandmother, Harriot Mellon. She joined the surnames of her father and grandfather, by royal licence, to become Burdett-Coutts. Edward VII is reported to have described her as, "[a]fter my mother, the most remarkable woman in the kingdom
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Mrs Becker
by Elliott and Fry

 
Michael Davitt
(25 March 1846 – 30 May 1906)
Irish republican and agrarian campaigner who founded the Irish National Land League. He was also a labour leader, Home Rule politician and Member of Parliament (MP). He campaigned for Home Rule and was a close ally of Charles Stuart Parnell, the leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, until the party split over Parnell's divorce and Davitt joined the anti-Parnellite Irish National Federation.
by William Lawrence, 5 and 7 O'Connell Street, Dublin
 


Pope Pius IX 
(13 May 1792 – 7 February 1878)
born Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti, was head of the Catholic Church from 16 June 1846 to his death on 7 February 1878. He was the longest-reigning elected pope in the history of the Catholic Church, serving for over 31 years.
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Nathan Marcus HaKohen Adler
(13 January 1803 – 21 January 1890)
 (Hebrew name: Natan ben Mordechai ha-Kohen)
Orthodox Chief Rabbi of the British Empire from 1845 until his death.
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Monsignor Thomas John Capel
(born 28 October 1836, Ireland – died 23 October 1911, Sacramento, California)
Roman Catholic priest.
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not identified
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William Henry Smith, FRS
(24 June 1825 – 6 October 1891)
English bookseller and newsagent of the family firm W H Smith, who expanded the firm and introduced the practice of selling books and newspapers at railway stations. He was elected a Member of Parliament in 1868 and rose to the position of First Lord of the Admiralty less than ten years thereafter. In the mid-1880s, he was twice Secretary of State for War, and later First Lord of the Treasury and Leader of the House of Commons, among other posts.

by Elliott and Fry
 


William Thomson
FRS, FRGS 
(11 February 1819 – 25 December 1890)
Archbishop of York from 1862 until his death.
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Archibald Campbell Tait
(21 December 1811 – 3 December 1882)
Archbishop of Canterbury

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Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, FRS
(13 December 1815 – 18 July 1881)
English churchman and academic. He was Dean of Westminster from 1864 to 1881.
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Richard Chenevix Trench
(9 September 1807 – 28 March 1886)
Anglican archbishop and poet. Trench joined the Canterbury Association on 27 March 1848. In 1856 Trench became Dean of Westminster Abbey and in January 1864 he was advanced to the post of Archbishop of Dublin.
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Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon Harcourt, KC
(14 October 1827 – 1 October 1904)
British lawyer, journalist and Liberal statesman. He served as Member of Parliament for various constituencies and held the offices of Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer under William Ewart Gladstone before becoming Leader of the Opposition.
by Alexander Bassano, 25 Old Bond Street, London



Charles John Vaughan
(16 August 1816 – 15 October 1897)
English scholar and Anglican churchman.
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John Jackson
(22 February 1811 – 5 January 1885)
British divine and a Church of England bishop for 32 years.
Jackson was appointed Bishop of Lincoln in 1853 then in 1868, Jackson was unexpectedly selected by Disraeli, then prime minister, to be Bishop of London where he continued until his retirement in 1885.

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John William Colenso
(24 January 1814 – 20 June 1883)
British mathematician, theologian, Biblical scholar and social activist, who was the first Church of England Bishop of Natal.
His cousin was William Colenso, a missionary in New Zealand.
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James Fraser
(18 August 1818 – 22 October 1885)
Anglican bishop of Manchester.
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Henry James
1st Baron James of Hereford, GCVO, PC, KC 
(30 October 1828 – 18 August 1911)
Anglo-Welsh lawyer and statesman. Initially a Liberal, he served under William Ewart Gladstone as Solicitor General in 1873 and as Attorney-General between 1873 and 1874 and 1880 and 1885.
by Russell and Sons, London




John Cumming FRSE
(10 November 1807 – 5 July 1881)
Scottish clergyman.
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James Oswald Dykes
(14 August 1835 - 1 January 1912)
Scottish Presbyterian clergyman and educator.
by Elliott and Fry
 


Donald Fraser, M.A., D.D.
 (15 January 1826 - 12 February 1892)
Pastor of the Marylebone Presbyterian Church, and Moderator of the Synod of the Presbyterian Church of England
by Elliott and Fry
 


Charles Haddon Spurgeon 
(19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892)
English Particular Baptist preacher.
by J. F. Knights



Rev. Dr. Christopher Newman Hall LLB
(22 May 1816 – 18 February 1902)
known in later life as a 'Dissenter's Bishop', he was one of the most celebrated nineteenth century English Nonconformist divines. He was active in social causes; supporting Abraham Lincoln and abolition of slavery during the American Civil War, the Chartist cause, and arranging for influential Nonconformists to meet Gladstone.
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Hugh Reginald Haweis
(3 April 1838 – 29 January 1901)
English cleric and writer. He was the husband of author Mary Eliza Haweis and the father of painter Stephen Haweis.
by Elliott and Fry




Copy of the Stolen "Duchess of Devonshire" by Gainsborough
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