Title: William Smith’s Table of Strata in the Vicinity of Bath under UVA light
Creator: John Wesley Judd (1840-1916) after William Smith (1769-1839) & Benjamin Richardson (1758-1832)
Description: Photograph of the manuscript table listing the strata in the vicinity of Bath by William Smith, which was written to his dictation by the Reverend Benjamin Richardson in 1799, taken under UVA light.
The item hung in the library until c.1980s. Light has faded the text and the iron gall ink has bled, further exacerbated by its frequent varnishing over the years.
Date: 1799 & 1972
Format: Black and white glass plate negative
Archive reference: LDGSL/741 [original]
Image reference: 07-142
Recommended print size: Up to A4 (30 x 20cm)