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Blog: Acquisition of negatives by J A Pugh AIBP ARPS

A blog posting by Weitian Liu, an Enlight Foundation scholar, pursuing an MPhil in History of Photography, describes the acquisition of some 900 negatives by James Pugh, AIBP. ARPS. between 1967 and 1972  which have been added to the St Andrews University Special Collection.

The negatives were bought at a car boot sale by the donor and mostly show older buildings and ruins in Scotland: castles, bridges, churches and monuments.

Little is known about the life of the photographer who was a member of the Royal Society of Arts, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, the Royal Photographic Society and Institute of British Photographers. They have been added recently to the university's catalogue for photographic collections.

Read the full blog here.

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Comment by Michael Pritchard on March 8, 2019 at 8:16

James A Pugh became a member of the RPS in 1963 and an Associate (ARPS) in December 1963. His address was in Edinburgh 9. He seems to have remained a member until 1974.

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