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I am currently researching a glass plates collection at the Natural History Museum in London of around 1400 photographs, taken by Sir Edward James Salisbury around the UK and Ireland. A Botanist and Ecologist Salisbury took these photographs presumably for research and to illustrate his books. Some of them are dated as early as 1928. And they show landscapes and close up of plants in situ, sometimes people are present to suggest a sense of scale...again presumably.
Would anyone know of him? I am interested in his knowledge and involvement in photography as a scientist. I have begun researching his notebooks and some diaries at Kew Gardens (he was the director just after the war), and until now I haven't found anything.