My name is Oli Cowling and I am part of the photography team working on the Archives & Access project. Over a series of three posts, I want to share with you some of the highlights I’ve been working on

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  • Front cover of Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke scrapbook

    Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke scrapbook front cover c.1892–1913

  • Mounted painting of a house from the scrapbook of Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke

    Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke, mounted painting of a house c.1892-1913

  • Mounted painting of a sailing boat from the scrapbook of Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke

    Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke, Mounted painting of a sailing boat c.1892-1913

  • Sketch of a closet with another image of a female figure behind of the doors from the scrapbook of Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry

    Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke, Sketch of a closet with another image of a female figure behind of the doors c.1892-1913

  • Three sketches of male figures from the scrapbook of Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke

    Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke, Three sketches of male figures signed ‘H.S.T. June 6. 97’ c.1892-1913

  • Back cover of Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke scrapbook

    Thomas Cooper Gotch and Henry Scott Tuke, scrapbook back cover c.1892-1913

Henry Scott Tuke and Thomas Cooper Gotch – Scrapbooks

Henry Scott Tuke collated many little scrapbooks like these but this one is particularly special due to its handmade embroidered cover. Like many of these scrapbooks – they are particularly fragile and needed care while handling and photographing.

As soon as we make any more interesting discoveries we will be sure to keep you updated.

This is the third post in a series of three. Read part one: Archives & Access project: digitising the archive: Nigel Henderson, and part two: Archives & Access project: digitising the archive: Josef Herman