Browse Collections (28 total)

Angove Collection

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The Angove Collection consists of over 3000 photographic prints. Collected by Dick Angove (1917-1992), a prolific writer on all aspects of Cornish…

Caldwell Harpur Family Album

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Caldwell Harpur, (born Elliott Calwell Harpur in Spalford, Nottinghamshire, England on 25 February 1866) kept very detailed diaries from his 14th to…

Chown Collection

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The Chown Collection is a fascinating portrait of Edwardian family life in the village of Townshend. Beautiful composed photographs of horse-drawn…

Dawson Napoleonic Collection

Photographs of items from the Morrab Library's Dawson Napoleonic Collection

Contributors: Dawson

Geoffrey Harvey Album , Cartes de Visites.


An album of 'Cartes de Visites' taken in the 1860s, representing a record of the Penzance middle and upper classes of this era.

Gutch Collection

A collection of digital images from an album which is not owned by the Morrab Library. A former owner of the album has made these images available to…

Miscellaneous Glass Negatives and Lantern Slides


The photo Archive has acquired a large number of glass negatives and lantern slides from various donations. The topics range from those with local…

Miscellaneous Photos


Photos which do not fit into other categories

Morrab Archive


Various digitised images from the Morrab Archives. Each with the archival number expressed using dots instead of slashes.

Morrab Library Archives


Items digitised from collections in the Morrab Library's archive.

Newlyn Collection

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The Newlyn Collection, collected and donated by Dr Eric Richards depicts many aspects of life and work in Newlyn between 1880 and 1930. Many of the…

Old Penwithians Association


A collection of images relating to the Penzance County School for Boys which became Penzance County Grammar School and then Humphry Davy Grammar…