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pete.boswell commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post 1839-2014: 175 Years of Photography
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Jan 11, 2014
pete.boswell commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Barnardo's archive 'up for grabs' or destruction
"I have emailed Martine King requesting a meeting or a call. There is no reason why both the original analogue and digital assets should not be able to coexist, but I do agree with you that a digitisation project of this size and scale will more than…"
Jul 20, 2013
pete.boswell commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Barnardo's archive 'up for grabs' or destruction
"My company would certainly offer this archive a new home if it would prevent its destruction. "
Jul 20, 2013
Marcel Safier commented on pete.boswell's blog post Hills & Saunders Photographers
"Robert, you should look first to the Hills and Saunders families as I have found many of them were involved with the studios. This is something I have concentrated on researching as I have with a number of other prominent and less prominent…"
Mar 20, 2013
pete.boswell commented on pete.boswell's blog post Hills & Saunders Photographers
"Thank you for the information Robert which is very useful especially the links. The website (www.harrowphotos.com) has also been acquired by myself and will be brought back online once some key work to the content has been completed. The email…"
Mar 17, 2013
Robert Pols commented on pete.boswell's blog post Hills & Saunders Photographers
"An afterthought: You mention that you are discovering material from the Cambridge branch. Should you need it, a little information about that studio (including the identity of one photographer) can be found at…"
Mar 17, 2013
Robert Pols commented on pete.boswell's blog post Hills & Saunders Photographers
"Two possible sources for background information: For the Hills & Saunders chain: Audrey Linkman, The photographic multiple in the 19th century, The PhotoHistorian number 110, Royal Photographic Society, Jan 1996. For a visit to the London studio…"
Mar 17, 2013
pete.boswell commented on pete.boswell's blog post Hills & Saunders Photographers
"http://www.sog.org.uk/genmag/gm_sep06_contents.pdf I have found the article you referred to Giles, thank you."
Mar 17, 2013
pete.boswell commented on pete.boswell's blog post Hills & Saunders Photographers
"Thank you Giles for the reference to the article by Martyn Killion which I will seek to obtain an copy of. The majority of the content does appear to be quite Harrow focused although we are beginning to discover content from what appears to be Eton…"
Mar 17, 2013
Giles Hudson commented on pete.boswell's blog post Hills & Saunders Photographers
"Hills and Saunders' first studio was in Oxford, of course - he was originally a hairdresser. Saunders was his operator - he joined as a partner in the firm and went on to marry Hills' daughter.  There is a fairly comprehensive…"
Mar 16, 2013
pete.boswell commented on pete.boswell's blog post Hills & Saunders Photographers
"Thank you for the information Paul regarding the former Hills & Saunders studio in Cambridge which is much appreciated. I will let you know what we uncover and discover."
Mar 16, 2013
Paul Godfrey commented on pete.boswell's blog post Hills & Saunders Photographers
"Hills and Saunders are listed in Kelly's Cambridge 1929 and 1937 trade directories with an address of 19 King's Parade. Not much I know but at least you know someone has read your posting. Best wishes Paul."
Mar 16, 2013
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Hills & Saunders Photographers

I have recently acquired an extensive collection of glass plates (80,000 items) along with a substantial volume of original documents and day ledgers. The collection was created by Hills & Saunders 'Harrow' studio.I would be interested to learn more about any of the actual photographers who worked for Hills & Saunders. I believe the company operated a number of studios around the country, including Harrow, Eton, Oxford & Cambridge. If anyone could provide me with any information or…See More
Mar 16, 2013
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Mar 15, 2013
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Mar 15, 2013
pete.boswell commented on Jonathon Carr Brackenbury's blog post Scientific Astronomy Glass Negatives.
"We would be very happy to digitise the plates for you and we could also be interested in possibly acquiring them from you. pete.boswell@savephoto.com"
Feb 7, 2013

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Hills & Saunders Photographers

I have recently acquired an extensive collection of glass plates (80,000 items) along with a substantial volume of original documents and day ledgers. The collection was created by Hills & Saunders 'Harrow' studio.

I would be interested to learn more about any of the actual photographers who worked for Hills & Saunders. I believe the company operated a number of studios around the country, including Harrow, Eton, Oxford & Cambridge. If anyone could provide me with any…

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