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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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Postcards from India

Mostly Benares [North India] as well as Rangoon [1] and Penang [1]. From the tour of India and the Far East. [28]

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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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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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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

Mostly taken by Dr H.W. Torrance on a tour in 1973 to Abadan, Choga Zanbil, Isfahan, Naqsai-Rustum, Passangadae, Persepolis, Shiraz and Susa. [98] Numbers in [ ] refer to numbered slots in the slide box.

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Transparencies depicting archeaological sites and places of interest in the Middle East

Miscellaneous transparencies depicting archeaological sites and places of interest in the Middle East including: Acre, Afikim, Afulie, Beisan, Bet Shearim, Canan, Capernaum, Carmel, Debureyeh, Dead Sea, Esdraelon, Haifa, Jaffa, Jenin, Jericho, Jezreel, Lake Galilee, Megiddo, Mount of Precipitation, Mount Tabor, Nablus, Nain, Nazareth, Negev, Quamran, River Kishon, Sachne, Sebastia, Sodim, Tabeetha, Tel Aviv, Tel el Husn, Vale of Elah, Wady Farah and Wady Kelt. The commercial transparencies were produced by City Lord, * Hi Fi Colour Slides, Israel Colour Slides, Israel Colour Slide Co., Israel in Colour and Matson Photo Service. Individual photographers include Sister Annie [?], Dr [Peter] Green, [?] Lunen, [?] Medrow, [Dr Alec] McQueen, Rev. [?] Rutter, Sister Augusta Steller. Dated photographs are between 1950 and 1973, others are undated. [169]

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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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Transparencies mostly taken by Dr H.W. Torrance on a Swan Tour

Collection of transparencies mostly taken by Dr H.W. Torrance on a Swan Tour in 1967, many explanatory notes written on the majority of slide covers. Places photographed include: Athens, Bergama, Corfu, Delos, Ephesus, Isfahan, Istanbul, Lindos, Olympia, Pergamum, Philippi, Rhodes and Soumon. Some slides are dated 1964 to 1967, others are undated. [165] Numbers in [ ] refer to numbered slots in the slide box.

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Transparencies mostly taken on a Mediterranean cruise

Transparencies mostly taken by Dr H.W. Torrance on a Mediterranean cruise in 1970 which visited: Agrigento, Athens, Cagliari, Cherchel, Djemela, Epidauros, Heraklion, Knossos, Lepcis Magna, Mycenae, Palermo, Palma, Piraeus, Tipasi, Venice. Additional slides were taken in 1967. Numbers in [ ] refer to numbered slots in the slide box. [184]

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