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GD1Miscellaneous small collections of family, business and other papers 
GD1/1497Photograph album of unidentified family[1920s]
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference GD1/1497/1
Title Photograph album of unidentified family
Dates [1920s]
Access status Open
Description The photographs record holidays at home and abroad: to the Riviera, including the gardens created by Thomas Hanbury at Villa Mortola, and the Alps; to the Lake District, where they stay at the fashionable Ullswater Hotel [now the Inn on the Lake Hotel], and visit Mardale Green and the Dun Bull Hotel (which disappeared in 1935 when the valley was flooded to make the Haweswater reservoir); trips to York, to Tintern Abbey and Wells Cathedral; to Argyllshire, staying at the Loch Awe Hotel; and golfing at Gullane.

Several of the photographs are of girls at the Edinburgh Ministers' Daughters' College, Kilgraston Road, Edinburgh which educated the daughters of Ministers of the Church of Scotland as well as daughters of Professors in the Scottish Universities. The school was later commonly known as Esdaile. Three photographs show the 10th Earl of Elgin and his wife at the door of the school and in their car. Elgin was Lord High Commissioner of the Church of Scotland and his visit to the school on 22 May 1925 is described in the School's 'College Chronicle' of that year.

In addition there are photographs of fashionable wedding groups, of a young woman on the deck of the P&O ship SS Malwa, thatched cottages in the Dorset (?); groups of young nurses, family picnics and pets.

Includes some loose photographs and three handwritten lists, part of a competition to identify paintings/books?
Level File
Extent 1 album
Related material CH2/1139: Records of Edinburgh, Ministers' Daughters' College

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