Here's a platinum print of the botanist Harry Marshall Ward, Cambridge Professor credited with revolutionizing the study of Botany in Great Britain. He's the subject of a recent (2005) biography, Harry Marshall Ward and the Fungal Thread of Death.
The print is on a mount with an oval blindstamp: "Collins/Royal Platinum Mount/Pat'd Aug 16th 1904."
The caption in pencil reads, "The Late Prof. Marshall Ward."
Can anyone decipher the photographer's signature?