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‘American branch of Chabots’

Papers of various members of the Chabot family in USA, mostly comprising letters and cards to AG and Annie Low:

(1) George Stooks Chabot: Photocard of Mrs G Chabot, 1860s; photocard of wife Mary,1874; letter from George Chabot, San Antonio, to his nephew Aleck relating to his sons, 1883; photocard, probably of Mary, later 19C; photocards of young boys [George and Charles], 1870s; family photograph of George, Mary, young George and Charles, 1870s and letter from George Chabot, San Antonio, to his nephew Aleck regarding money, 1899

(2) Lucille Low Chabot: Portrait photograph of Lucille as a young adult, 19C; Invitation to Lucy’s wedding, 1916, containing £500 cheque, 1889; photograph featuring Lucille, her husband Dr Harry Mitchell and AG Low, [c1916]; letter from Lucille, Fresno with two photographs to Alex, London, thanking him for his congratulations, 1916; Christmas letter card from Lucille, Fresno to Annie, London, 1945

(3) Fred Charles Chabot: Letters [18] to Alix (sic) and Annie Low in England from Berlin, San Antonio, Nice, Athens, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Mexico, relating to his travels, especially during WW1, personal and family news, 1909-1937; picture postcards [23] featuring Fred as a baby, postcards from Spain and France, plus unknown outdoor scenes, 1891-nd,; 'With the Makers of San Antonio, Genealogies of Early San Antonio Families’ by Frederick C Chabot, 1937

(4) George Alexander Chabot: Note of Lucile Low Chabot’s family with photograph of her sent to ‘Aunt & Uncle Low’, 1895; New Year greetings card to cousin Alex from GA Chabot and Lucile, 1900; letter to cousin Alex from GA Chabot in Beaumont announcing his father’s death, 1902; letters [4] to AG Low from his cousin George A in Fresno, regarding his health, raisins sent, the war in Europe and family deaths, 1914-1920; Christmas greetings cards [3], sent by GA Chabot, 20th cent; letters to Cousin Alex from GA Chabot, Fresno, with news of his health; letters [4] to cousin Alex from GA Chabal, San Antonio, about Lucile’s visit, family news and reference to the Depression, 1931 and 1933

(5) Charles Jasper Chabot; Letter to Aleck (sic) referring to his father’s death, his new typewriter business and other family news, 1902; letter with photograph and press cutting on the drowning of his wife, Lillie and their son, Charlie, 1907; letters [2] to cousin Aleck with his family news, 1912; letters [5] from CJ, San Antonio, to cousin Aleck (sic) in London with family news, and reference to the war and Jerald’s (sic) ‘disappearance’, 1912-1916; letter with invitation to daughter Edith’s wedding, 1919

(6) Mary ‘Maria’ Chabot: Letters from Maria, France and USA, to Cousin Annie, London with personal news, 1938-1939; letter with photograph of Maria to Mrs Low from Dorothy Stewart [1938?]

(7) Sara Chabot, nee Bardo: Sketch family tree of Christine Chabot and Cecil Smith, nd; birth announcement of a son to Nellie Chabot nee Warden, nd; letter to Mr Low from Sara announcing her husband’s death, 1909

(8) Photocards, mostly unidentified members of the American side of the Chabot family, 19C

150 Years of Freighting 1826-1976

Booklet entitled '150 Years of Freighting 1826-1976'. Refers to an illustrated history of Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co. Ltd. The booklet includes photographs of Directors, 1881 and 1976 and of "The London Boat" (painting), 1826, the 'M.T.V. Kingennie', Dundee Wharf, London, Princess Alexandra Wharf, Dundee.

Dundee, Perth & London Shipping Co. Ltd

35mm colour transparencies

Taken by Professor Bell, covering a wide geographical area and a variety of subjects. A detailed list is available on the photograph database. [Africa UR-SF30/9/72- UR-SF30/9/113; Far East UR-SF30/9/114- UR-SF30/9/117; India UR-SF30/9/118- UR-SF30/9/124; America UR-SF30/9/125; Animals UR-SF30/9/126- UR-SF30/9/131

Professor George Howard Bell

4 editions of The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine Vol XXVI No 152. February 1910, with note 'T.C. Happy reading, Jimbo';The Railway Magazine August 1951; The Railway Magazine October 1951; The Railway Magazine December 1951

Tom Craigie

7 Mills in Times of Change

Material relating to three talks on Dundee Mills in the very late 20th Century, by Dickson Park, titled '7 Mills In Times of Change'. Mills and places referred to include Bowbridge Works, Dura Works, Roshiewell Stack, Wallace Works, Upper Dens Mill, Seafield Works, Riverside Works, Wishart Church, Baxter Park Church, Eagle Mill, Manhattan Works, Taybank Works, East Port Calendar Works, and Douglas field Works.

A. S. Cumming's notebooks

Four notebooks containing Dundee Technical College student notes for city and guild course, explains working of material and methods of spinning. Include diagrams, city and guild examination papers, textile samples and loose notes

About the Artist, Exhibitions and Works

/1 Artist in Studio, Half Figure Studies and Religious Works. This includes photographs of Alastair Ross in his studio taken by Joseph McKenzie in 1966. Also half figure studies of painter William C. M. Cadenhead, Margaret Black and Katherine. Religious works include 'Head of Christ' and 'Madonna and Christchild.'

/2 Miscellaneous material including books such as 'Highland Art: A Window to the West' and books containing pictures of his works,. Also photographs of Alastair Ross, proposals for different universities about 'A Strategy for the Visual Arts' and a letter from the V&A Dundee thanking him for his gift.

/3 Torsos, Abstract Works, Photographs of Artist in Various Locations and Events and Artist Drawings. Includes photographs of sculptures such as Valerie, the Gordon Matthewson Memorial Trophy, Mother and Child. Also photographs of Alastair at the Royal Scots Academy and of Alastair on the day of his Honorary Doctorate Graduation from University of Abertay in July 2003. Also drawings of various places in Malta such as St. Julian's Harbour and City Walls Medina and photographs of torso sculptures such as the 'Dancing Figure' and 'Arethusa'.

/4 Newspaper cuttings, including various cuttings from newspapers about Alastair Ross's works, exhibitions and awards.

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