The Mary Dugdale (1835) alongside a quay at Swansea.

A waxed paper calotype negative. A port quarter view of the three-masted barque Mary Dugdale (1835) dried out alongside a quay at Swansea. Off its stern, dried out in the river, is the forward part of the three-masted barque Countess of Bective (1843). Both ships have their fore and mainmast lower yards scandalized (set at an acute angle to the decks).

In a letter dated 3 November 1846 to WHF Talbot from Calvert Jones, he lists the Swansea negatives and includes a number relating to the Mary Dugdale [BL, Doc No 5769]. However, a specific tie-in has not been possible. Jones had arrived back in England from his European trip in early June 1846 to sort out the afffairs of his dead uncle.

Object Details

Type: Calotype negative
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Jones, Calvert Richard
Vessels: Countess of Bective (1843); Mary Dugdale (1835)
Date made: Circa 1845; Circa July to pre November 1846
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Fox Talbot Collection
Measurements: Overall: 166 mm x 211 mm

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