This valuable and unique Collection of photographs of organ-cases has been given to the British Organ Archive by the Freeman family. The fragile glass-plate negatives have now been copied electronically on to disk enabling copies to be made as appropriate for research purposes. The work was made possible partly by generous donations from members of the Freeman family in Cheltenham, USA and Canada.
The locations are listed below in alphabetical order to aid your search. Andrew Freeman often included two views of each organ in his collection - some from exactly the same position. If you are happy to leave the choice to the archive, we will select the clearest or most informative of the images for you. The English images were collected between 1895 and 1946 and, although some of the earlier negatives may have deteriorated over the years, most are in excellent condition producing prints of sharp and clear detail. The images collected on Freeman's Continental "Organ Tours" have also been listed here but the locations have not yet been matched exactly with the Journals that he produced for each tour. These Journals can also be viewed at the British Organ Archive by appointment.
Copies of the images are available at the discretion of BIOS and can be ordered from the British Organ Archive in two formats :
1. Individual items scanned onto CD (disc) at a cost of £5.00 (including postage and packing - additional images can copied onto the same CD at the same time costing £2.00 each)
2. Copied onto A4 size high-gloss photographic card at £5.00 each.
When ordering copies of these images please quote all details for each location including the Freeman image number. Cheques should be made payable to BIOS and marked "Archive Account".
For information please contact the BIOS Archivist, Chris Kearl at email@example.com