IE BL/P/D is the Adrian K. Dixon Collection held in UCC Library. This collection was donated in 2015 by Professor Adrian K Dixon, Cambridge.
Adrian K. Dixon was born in Cambridge in 1948, but his family’s links to Ireland can be traced back centuries. All of Adrian’s four grandparents and both parents were Irish-born and bred. Adrian Dixon’s grandfather, Dr. HH Dixon, FRS, was a Professor of Botany in Dublin and, with John Joly, discovered how sap made its way to the top of trees. He worked on various other scientific experiments including early colour photography and is the likely creator of the images in this album. He lived in Kerry when he retired, which is where Adrian K Dixon spent his childhood holidays and continues to spend his vacations in Glenbeigh, near Dooks beach on the Ring of Kerry.
A bound 19th century album containing black and white photographic prints of the Aran Island Inis Mór, depicting landscapes, religious ruins, archaeological sites, domestic structures and their inhabitants.
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