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Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Library

  • BGAS
  • Collection
  • c.1520 - present

The Library is physically divided into two halves, serial and general publications, and county or country based material. There is material about most counties in England as well as on Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Subjects covered include history, archaeology, architecture, local studies, records, law, education, religion, cults and mythology, arts and crafts, coinage, industry and transport, genealogy and heraldry. The Society mainly concentrates on collecting material relating to Gloucestershire and its adjoining Counties (Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Monmouthshire).

Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society

Prince Arthur and Princess Victoria

Prince Arthur (Duke of Connaught) and Princess Victoria (Princess Royal), children of Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria's eldest child, Princess Victoria (Princess Royal, married Emperor Frederick III of Germany) and favourite son, Prince Arthur (see opposite), portraying 'Summer' in the tableux of the seasons enacted by the royal children at Windsor on 10 February 1854

ITN Reference: ROYAL/ARTH/1

Date Broadcast: 21 June 1982

Agency: Windsor Castle Library

Photographer: Rodger Fenton

Queen Victoria

A rarely seen photograph of the Queen Victoria, from the archives of Bassano, one of the world's oldest photographic studios. It was taken in 1882; in the background is a painting of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's "dear one", who died in December 1861. Queen Victoria was born in May 1819 she succeeded to the throne in June 1837 and reigned for 63 years, until her death in January 1901. During her reign the British Empire reached its apogee

ITN Reference: ROYAL/VICT/1

Agency: Camera Press (Bassano)

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