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Torrance Collection
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Torrance Collection

  • MS 38
  • Collection
  • 1880-1974
Photographs of the Middle East, particularly Israel, Palestine and the Scottish Mission Hospital at Tiberias, also North Africa 1880-1968, France and Serbia 1916-1918, India 1936, Europe, U.S.A., Canada 1954-1974; subjects are views, the hospital, local people and customs, biblical representations, flora and fauna, medical conditions, World War I; photographs by the Torrance family; professional and commercially produced photographs, postcards, lantern slides, film strips, particularly of Israel, Palestine and Middle East mainly by G. Eric Matson of American Colony, c.1920-1972, also "L&L", Photoglob Zurich(photographs derived from Bonfils), and others; notebooks kept by Torrance of flora and fauna, biblical references, local customs, 1929-1973, medical conditions c.1940; rules on nurses' attitude to patients, early 20th cent.

Torrance family

Loose photographs

Prints bearing dates are in chronological order, undated prints are at the end of each section.

Torrance family

Photographs connected with the establishment and early years of Tiberias hospital

Views are of Acre, Alexandria, Beit abu Shamnel abu Hannah, Bethsaida, Cairo, Gennesaret, Horns of Hattin, Lake Galilee, Nazareth, Plain of Gennesaret, Safed, Sammach and Tiberias taken between 1880 and 1920. Photographers include Bonfils R. Grossman and Co. Tiberias, Heinrich Friedman, Cairo, Lago and Citt226 (Terra Sa) and possibly Dr David Watt Torrance. Identified individuals include Mr Colman, Miss Johnstone, Mr Lunn, Mr Miller, Rev Taylor, Master Taylor, Dr David W. Torrance. [40].

Torrance family

"The station at Samach on the plain of Jordan at the south end of the Sea of Galilee showing the arrival of the train from Damascus. 11 June 1907". Locomotive Shed, goods warehouse, ticket office and station master's house are indicated. The German eng...

"The station at Samach on the plain of Jordan at the south end of the Sea of Galilee showing the arrival of the train from Damascus. 11 June 1907". Locomotive Shed, goods warehouse, ticket office and station master's house are indicated. The German engine, made in Munich, and driven by a Turk pulls two luggage vans, two third class carriages and a first class corridor carriage.

Samach, Palestine [Israel]

Torrance family

General view of the shore of Lake Galilee, Tiberias, showing people washing clothes and cooking utensils and drawing drinking water at the same spot. [2 copies]

Tiberias, Palestine [Israel] Annotation on reverse, "No wonder there were outbreaks of cholera, enteric fever and such diseases! Father [Dr David Torrance] took the 'boilers' from the hospital wash-house into the town so that people could obtain boiled water. Yet they used this ho Photographer: R. Grossmand & Co., Tiberius pre 1920

Torrance family

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