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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].

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Postcards with views and pictures of ethnic types and fishing.

Postcards with views of Amman, Bethlehem, Dagania, Ein-Gen, Galilee, Haifa, Jerusalem, Luxor, Magdala, Tiberias, pictures of ethnic types and fishing. Publishers include American Colony Photo Cards; Cairo Postcard Trust; Christian Imberger & Co., Jerusalem; Dimitri Tarazi, Jerusalem; Eliahu Bros., Jaffa and Tel-Aviv; Fawzi Yussef; Gaddis and Seif, Luxor; Gavaey; Lehnert and Landrock, Cairo; Leonar; Oriental Commercial; Bureau, Port Said; Palphot; P. Perids, Cairo; Pinhassouitz and Schwartz, Tel-Aviv; LA Robitschek; Uvachorm. [69].

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Additonal photographs, not part of the original deposit

Subjects include flooding in Tiberias, aircraft, medical conditions and fishing. Places depicted include Ajlun, Ashdod, Bethlehem, Capernaum, Egypt, Es Salt, Gaza, Gibralter, Haifa, Irbid, Jaffa, Jericho, Jerusalem, Lachish, Lake Galilee, Nazardine, Petra, Piraeus, Pompeii, Safed, Suez, Tabgha, Thebes, Tiberias, Tul Keran. Dated photographs are between 1922 and 1946. Identified individuals include Kussise Abdalla, Dr Adderley, Sister Frieda , Miss Ferguson, Mr Glaser, Mrs Frieda Grossman, Miss Henry, Miss Lee, Dr William McLEan, Nurse Nahama, Miss Rosie, Nurse Zareefeh Saluba, Rev. George Sloan, Dr Herbert W. Torrance, Mrs Irma Torrance, Dr Weir, Dr and Mrs Wright. [108]. Numbers MS38/1/13/97-MS38/1/13/108 scenes of severe damage following flooding in Tiberias in 1934 and [1938].

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Photographs taken during the First World War

Some by Dr H.W. Torrance during his service in France and Serbia. 1916-1918. Identified individuals include Sergeant Alexander, Major Anderson, Private Sturdy, Dr Herbert Watt Torrance, Mr Tom and Mrs Maggie Torrance and Major Williams. Many photographs have detailed notes on the reverse. [13].

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Photographs taken in or near Palestine [Israel] (NUMBERS 1-31 NOT USED)

Photographs taken in or near Carmel, Jebel Jernack, Lake Galilee, Lake Huleh, Meiron, Mount Hermon, Nazardine, Nazareth, Tiberias (including the hospital) and Til Hum. Identified individuals include Dr [Ernest] Muir and Dr Herbert W. Torrance. Local people and typical local scenes are illustrated. [30].

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Photographs taken mostly in Palestine

Including Capernaum, Galilee, Haifa, Hama, Jaffa, Mouaddamiye, Nazareth, Jerusalem, Jebel el Druze, Samach, Tiberias and Wady-el-Haman and in India including Agra, Campore and Delhi. Pictures show aeroplanes, customs, Jewish immigration and Tiberias hospital. Most photographs were taken by Dr H.W. Torrance but some are by G. Eric Matson, Fritz Grossman and J. Gliksmann. Identified individuals include Mr Abdullah, Sister Zareefeh [Saluba], Rev. G. Sloan and Dr Herbert Watt Torrance. [137]. [Numbers 154-177] MS38/1/4/90 -MS38/1/4/113 show scenes of severe damage following flooding in Tiberias in 1934 and 1938. Some photographs are undated, but also show flood damage.

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Photographs taken in Palestine

Showing Caesaria, Ein Gib, [Haifa], Jerusalem, Kfar Bizam and Tiberias. Most pictures were taken by Dr H.W. Torrance, some by Gliksmann and others by Karat. Views include the Wailing Wall, Tiberias hospital, staff and snow. Identified people are Ruth Graser, Dr [Fritz] Sacki, Sister Zareefeh Saluba, Dr Herbert Watt Torrance. [29].

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Photographs relating to the opening of Torrance square, Tiberias

Identified individuals include Dr Buchman, Rev. Dr Archibald Craig and his wife, Dr Herbert W. Torrance and his wife, Gladys. [13]. "Torrance Square" opening ceremony, Tiberias. "The mayor (in the centre) making his speech. Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Rev Dr. Craig and his wife are on the mayor's right hand side", Dr. and Mrs W. H. Torrance on the left hand side, the British consul is near the left of the group. Gift presented. (Gladys and Herbert Torrance). Dr. Herbert Torrance making his speech at the opening ceremony. The Torrance Square celebration. "Dr. Buchman, the doyen of the medical profession at Tiberias is on Mrs Torrance's left". Dr. W. H. Torrance on her right. "The opening of the Torrance Square garden. The mayor pinning a gold badge on Dr. W. H. Torrance giving him the freedom of the city of Tiberias". White marble plaque embedded in black basalt at entrance to garden reads, "Dr. David and Herbert Torrance Square 1962". View of the Torrance Square garden. (Building in the background is the Grossman Hotel). The Hospital, Tiberias. [The Hospital], Tiberias. "Looking up the hill from Tiberias to show new buildings". Tiberias showing on the right the edge of Grossman's Hotel, in the centre the new post office, and on the left new shops. Maimonides Tomb, Tiberias.

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Pictures of Arabs, Bedouins, Druze and Jews, fishing, shepherds and customs

Undated photographs of Amman, Bethlehem, Bradu, Busra eski Sham, Capernaum, Dadg el Hamam, Ein Gev, Galiliee, Haiman, Jebel-el-Druze, Jehnoh, Kifh Kenna, Lake Merom, Metulla, Nazareth, Rabi Mair, Rutenberg. Identified individual of Rev. William Christie. Also includes photograph of anatomy department, University of Glasgow and x-ray photograph of snake. [136]. MS 38/1/7(329a - r). Various views [18] of [old Jenhoh and Amman, Jerash, unidentified classical sites, mosaics and general scenes].

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Photographs of various medical conditions

Including ulcers, growths, blindness, skin diseases and leprosy as well as examples of folk medicine, seton treatment and charms. Many photographs are undated, others were taken between 1925 and 1943, mostly by Dr H.W. Torrance. [67].

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Professional and commercially produced photographs of Palestine [Israel]. FOLDER MISSING.

Photographs of Ain Karim, Beersheba, Bethlehem, Bethsaida, Capernaum, Dead Sea, Ein Farah, Galilee, Haifa, Jebel Usdan, Jerusalem, Lubban, Magdala, Mount Hermon, Mount Tabor, Nain, Nazareth, River Jordan, Tabgha, Taibach, Tiberias, individuals and customs. Most photographs are by G. Eric Matson or American Colony, others by Hommel and Efrati. [82].

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Papers relating to life in Palestine

Typescripts of (15) articles possibly written by Dr H. W. Torrance on a variety of subjects relating to life in Palestine, including flora, fauna, the bible and local culture. [No date]

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A box of lantern slides

A group of lantern slides some produced commercially by the American Colony Photo. Dept., Matson Photo Service and G. Raad, others appear to have been taken by Dr D.W. Torrance, Dr H.W. Torrance and others and are earlier, possibly 19th Century. Dated slides are from 1926 and 1927 but others are earlier possibly 19th Century. Themes include bibilial scenes, customs, medical conditions, flowers and family pictures. Particular places illustrated include in the Middle East: Baaklin, Bethsaida, Capernaum, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Kirjath, Jearim, Lake Galilee, Lake Meron, Mount Hermon, Mount of Ormar, Nazareth, Nazardine (Nazaradeen), Tiberias, Valley of the Pigeons and Zarepta. [125]. 1-57 housed in original lantern box - damaged. 58-105 - many housed in original lantern plate boxes.

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Slides illustrating birds and animals

Group of slides mostly undated, others taken between 1962 and 1969 illustrating birds and animals. [50]. Numbers in [ ] refer to numbers on the slides.

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Transparencies illustrating biblical places of interest in Israel and Palestine

A set of transparencies illustrating biblical places of interest in Israel and Palestine, taken between 1940 and 1968. Places shown include: Ain Mellahah, Arbel, Amman, Bamas, Batouf, Beisan, Bethany, Bethlehem, Dan, Gaza, Hatt238n, Hazor, Hebron, Huleh, Isle-le-Boon, Jebel Jermuk, Jerash, Jericho, Jerusalem, Kefr Biran, Kerak, Kiriat Shemona, Lake Galilee, Mar Saba, Meirom, Nablus, Raimon, Rift Valley, River Jabbok, River Jordan, Safad, Samach, Samaria, Sebastie, Shiloh, Sichem, Siloam, Wadyel, Hamam, Wady, Harameyeh, Yarmak, Yehiam. Some are commercially produced slides by Barak Ltd., Hi Fi Colour, B.L. Services & Supplies, Israel Colour Slides, Matson Photo Service and Matson Production. Others were taken by Dr H.W. Torrance, Dr [Peter] Green Leon, Dr Alec McQueen, Rev. N. Pott, Rev. [ ] Rutter, Dr [Nahum] Sade. [205]

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Box of miscellaneous transparencies.

Subjects include birds and animals, maps and title slides. Dated slides are between 1955 and 1975. Commercial photographs are by Hans Hertz Colour, Hi Fi, B.L. Services & Supplies, Israel Colour Slides, Israel in Colour, Matson Photo Service and National Geographic Magazine. Individual photographers include Mr [ ] Baber, Charles [McLean], Dr [Peter] Green, [ ] Lonn, [ ] Lunen, Sister [Augusta] Steller. [188]

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Transparencies which illustrate customs and skills of Arabs, Bedouins, Druze and Jews as well as domestic animals.

Miscellaneous transparencies, some dated between 1953 and 1972, others undated, which illustrate customs and skills of Arabs, Bedouins, Druze and Jews as well as domestic animals. Photographs of an Arab refugee camp and the destruction of an Arab village are included. Commercial photographs are by Barak, Hi Fi Colour B.L. Services & Supplies, Holyland in Colour, Matson, Matson Production, Matson Photo Service and Rex Photo Studios. Individual photographers include Dr Baker, Charles [McLean], Rev [?] Gray, Dr [Peter] Green, [?] Lunen, Dr [Alec] McQueen, G.F. Radford, Rev [?] Snoek and Sister Augusta Steller. [224].

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