1864 - 1870 Photograph Album of Ella and Archibald Douglas Pennant
330 albumen photographs
This is the photograph album of Lt Col Hon Archibald Charles Douglas Pennant and his wife Hon Harriet Ella Gifford. It is inscribed Ella on the front cover and begins around 1864 (this is the first dated photograph), a year before Ella and Archibald's marriage, and runs through to C.1870. Inside are over 330 albumen photographs of varying sizes, including very many named portrait photographs. This would be a wonderful album to research. With a quick scan through the album, I have found personal (and presumed previously unpublished) childhoold photos of a Victoria Cross winner - Edric Gifford, who won the Victoria Cross in the Ashanti war. He entered the 83rd foot regiment in 1869, and there is a photo of Edric in the album at this time in uniform with an 83rd regiment cap. Interrelated aristocratic families in the album include Fitzhardinge, Gifford, Douglas Pennant, Armytage, Trotter, Berkeley, Penrhyn, Speir, Chaplin, Robarts, and many others. The album measures 9" by 10 1/2". Three pages towards the rear of the album have had small areas cut out (not by me) but otherwise the album is intact and sound.