Album of 35 photographs collected by H.L. Mitchell, Royal Horse Artillery, showing the guns used in the 1860s, rifled ordnance trials at Shoeburyness, of Woolwich, and of groups of officers including Mitchell himself

Object Title

Album of 35 photographs collected by H.L. Mitchell, Royal Horse Artillery, showing the guns used in the 1860s, rifled ordnance trials at Shoeburyness, of Woolwich, and of groups of officers including Mitchell himself

Album of 35 photographs collected by H.L. Mitchell, Royal Horse Artillery, showing the guns used in the 1860s, rifled ordnance trials at Shoeburyness, of Woolwich, and of groups of officers including Mitchell himself

Date

1860

Reference

MIT 1/2

Level

File

Scope and Content

The guns illustrated include:

'Sir W. Armstrong's 120 pr muzzle-loading shunting gun',
'Sir W. Armstrong's 100 pr breech-loading shunting gun',
'Rear view of Sir W. Armstrong's 100 pr gun',
'Sir W. Armstrong's 100 pr howitzer',
'Eupstroms gun and carriage' [gun dated 1856],
'Naval 40 pr shortened on Captain Howletts carriage',
'Sir W. Armstrong's 40 pr',
'Sir W. Armstrong's 18 pr gun: the original gun bought before the Committee on Rifled Cannon',
'Whitworth and Armstrong 12 pr guns',
'6 pr Armstrong limbered up and fitted for Mule draught',
'The Whitworth gun',
'The Lancaster field gun',
'Wahrendorf's breech-loading gun ready for firing',
'Wahrendorf's breech-loading gun ready for loading',
'Maltese gun' on ornamental carriage',
'9 pdr Armstrong gun' labelled '9 pr 6 cwt Select Committee' on carriage,
'9 pdr Armstrong gun' showing Tangent Scale',
'Armstrong's original 18 pt gun: rear view',
'20 pr Armstrong gun and limber: land service' labelled 'School of Gunnery, Shoeburyness' on carriage wheels,
'70 pr Armstrong muzzle-loading shunting gun' with ammunition and tools beside it,
'Armstrong 110 pr gun showing traversing arrangements' and ammunition and carrying case,
'Armstrong orginal 100 pr gun' with 'EXPS' 'No 152' cast on trunnion,
'110 pr gun on rear chook carriage showing directing bar',
'13 inch Horsefall Gun: weight 21 tons',
'Armstrong rifled mortar mounted' 'Ordnance Select Committee Shoeburyness' painted on bed,
'Armstrong rifle mortar dismounted' labelled as above and also including ammunition,

Two photographs of Armstrong ammunition:

'Different natures of Armstrong projectiles set upon shelves and labelled 'Varieties of Armstrong Cartridges'', Also: 'Sling Wagon, Col. Clark's new pattern: the guns slung', 'Cask raft and triangle gyn constructed for the purpose of raising guns from beds of rivers, etc.',
'Memorial to those who fell in the Crimea' with the top of the Rotunda showing above the trees in the background and trophy of guns beside it,

Four group photographs with Col. H.L. Mitchell's position indicated in a hand different from that of the other captions.

Extent

1 photograph album

Physical Characteristics / Technical Requirements

39 leaves, 4 blank

Access Conditions

Open access

Associations

Creator(s) H L. Mitchell

Contents

  MIT 1/2 - Album of 35 photographs collected by H.L. Mitchell, Royal Horse Artillery, showing the guns used in the 1860s, rifled ordnance trials at Shoeburyness, of Woolwich, and of groups of officers including Mitchell himself