Positives from over 1000 negatives of photographs taken by Paul Rowntree during
his early years from the age of 13 long before going to the Barts through to about 1960.
Included is one batch from the early 1970's.
The blocks of negatives are not in chronological sequence but listed as the
packets and boxes of negatives were found.
Many of these will be included elsewhere in collections of prints
particularly in Wartime Photgraphs 1
||Holiday photographs with Paul and the Scottish
||1938 and 1939
||A family holiday on the Norfolk Broads and a period in
France early in 1939. Michael and Sybil and their Jowett and Colin and
Mary and Austin. London preparing for war.
||March 1941 to July 1942
||Student life. Operations. Colin and Mary. Paul and Gwen- early
days. Wedding Photos. Kit and Alf. Leslie Rouch
||November 1942 onwards
||Gwen. Joanna as baby. Seaside holiday. Sailing. Doctor
||Probably 1938 to 1939
||Unknown wedding. Colin and Mary. Michael and Sybil. Maybe
saying goodbye to Michael and Sybil leaving for South Africa on ship in
August 1939 just before war broke out. This would have been the last
time they saw Michael.
Extended Family. Sailing.
||About 1959 and 1960
||Neil as a youngster, Sam as a baby.
||Neil Rowntree and Eddy Jackson and friend
|Batch of Glass slides
||About 1942 to 1943
||Gwen. Paul and Gwen. and Joanna
|A few rolls of 35 ml negatives
||Family Photos. Harry and Brenda Dewar
Paul had a camera that was able to take 35mm glass slides. At the
same time he was taking 35mm rolls of film. Also in the collection are
some 3 inch by 4 inch glass plates which was the size of the classic
Kodak Box Browny.
There is a detailed description by Paul of his using a small plate
camera to take a set of medical photographs for one of the Barts
Surgeons. "But Tweedy’s camera although larger only
focused to 3’8’’ whereas mine went to 18” and used plates so he
asked if he could use mine".
16 2nd December 1940.