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Photographs

(1) Photographs with note as being from AG Low, ‘unidentified or with any certainty’, featuring places and people in various social and more formal settings, 1860s-1930s
(2) Photocards of fellow Cheltenham College pupils, c1869
(3) Photocards of AG Low as a youth to family man, 1872-1892
(4) Photocard and photographs featuring AG Low with others and of property at the Low's Ceylon Tea Plantation, [1880s?]
(5) Photograph of ladies and gentlemen at archery [club?], [19C]
(6) Framed collodion of AG Low and Annie Halley outdoors, [1890?]
(7) Photocard of AG and Annie Low, c1891
(8) Photocard of Annie Low holding Alexander Halley Low, 1892
(9) ‘AG and Annie Low’s family photograph album’, featuring a few prints of the Low's, but also other people, possibly of the wider family, and scenes, buildings and interiors, 19-20th C [fragile]
(10) Album 'Photographs' with loose photographs featuring Annie Low, the family, buildings and scenes, c1892-c1930 [fragile]
(11) Green photo album, 'Photographs', mostly featuring rural scenes, [early 1900s]
(12) Portrait photographs, some mounted, of AG Low, c1900-1930s
(13) Photographs of AG Low with family members, and of his siblings, nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, 1900’s-1950s
(14) Mounted photograph of people on open [carriage bus?], annotated ‘AG Low & flat cap 2nd row’, [1900s]
(15) Photographs of places, including Holland Park and the Dunster Meet, c1910-c1920
(16) ‘AMAT 1914’, [Sutherland} album, with some annotations, featuring people, scenes and buildings, 1914
(17) Annotated double photograph of the River Pus at Pusard, nd
(18) Packet: ‘AGL negs not yet printed from. Printed 16/9/26’ Negatives of scenic views
(19) AG and Annie Low while travelling including Egypt and Brazil, 1924-1930
(20) Alexander G and Annie Low at doorway of old building, with negative, [1930s]
(21) Kodak packet containing negatives featuring people [AG and ANNIE Low?] and packets of hair clippings from family members, and ‘Inscriptions in the cloisters of Cheltenam College’, ]20th cent]

Financial papers

(1) Receipt for the administration of Alexander Hally’s will, 1847
(2) Notice of legacy duties to pay under Alexander Hally’s will, 1849
(3) Engraver’s receipts [2] for jewellery, 1861
(4) Note, copied from ‘The Times’, 1866 of the death of Major Kirkpatrick and his assets, nd
(5) Letter from Alexander Easton relating to an unknown payment, 1867
(6) Copy statement of assets of deceased Joseph Cragg with accompanying letter with accompanying note, 1868
(7) Stock exchange receipts with and notes of stock and related letter, 1869
(8) Letters [2] concerning buying and selling of shares, 1870
(9) Letters {2} between Dr Halley and ‘JSGK’ about risky shares, 1870

Photographs

(1) ‘The Clans’ folder containing 15 loose mounted photographic portraits of men, one annotated on reverse, ‘Dr Alexander Halley 1823-1875’, mid 19C
(2) Portrait of young man, annotated Dr Alexander John Halley, c1845
(3) Photocards [4] of Alexander Halley, dressed in kilts, c1850-c1860
(4) Mounted photographs [2] of man writing at table, annotated Dr Alexander John Halley, and modern copy, c1855
(5) Mounted photographs of children with suggested names on reverse, including Emmie Halley, Edward Halley, Katrina and Ronald Halley, late 19C

Profession papers

(1) News cutting listing candidates for the matriculation examination, including AJ Halley in 1st Division of passes, 1841
(2) Alexander Halley’s matriculation, lecture timetable, tickets and notes to attend lectures and examinations at University College London and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, 1841-1843,
(3) Application by Halley for the post of physician at the Leeds Dispensary, with testimonials in his favour and accompanying notes and letters, including one whose rule is not to provide any testimonials to applicants, 1846
(4) Letter to Dr Halley, with invitation for the annual meeting and dinner to which all the physicians of Yorkshire attend, 1846
(5) Note confirming that Halley had studied obstetrics, 1853
(6) Draft reports of Dr Halley’s practical lecture at the Pathological Society, 1855
(7) ‘The Lancet’ [2], with report on Dr Halley’s paper on retention of a foetus, 1867
(8) Dr Halley’s copy of an Address by Lyon Playfair on Professional Education, 1873
(9) ‘Rules’, concerning the fees of rural and urban physicians, when to call in a surgeon, relations between partners and other principles, nd,

Correspondence

(1) Letters [70], from AJ Halley to his father living in Madeira, some written while on tour of Europe, with personal news, including his studies and exam successes, concerns about a mis-interpretation of one of his letters and his father’s health, worrying that ’you do not take exercise enough, you should go about more’ and writing him a ‘prescription’. Also mentions his 21st birthday celebrations, becoming an MD and moving from Edinburgh to London then to Leeds, his ‘money difficulties’, and ‘getting into practice’. Includes letter from his father agreeing that he ‘did right to break off your engagement with Miss H as it will probably be some years before you are in a situation to marry’, 1843-1847. With file of modern transcriptions of these and other correspondence, 1843-1855
(2) Letter, and ms duplicate, from Madeira to Dr Alexander Halley, Leeds, announcing his father’s death, 10 February 1847
(3) Letter from Ann Hally Williamson to AJ Halley referring to payments, Madeiran politics, and the death of Alexander Hally, 1847
(4) Letter to Dr Harland from Dr Halley, informing him of his expected prospects, that he is going to Madeira to sort his father’s estate and hoping ‘I shall have your full and cordial consent and cooperation in uniting’ him with ‘Dearest Emmie’, 1847
(5) Letters [33] to Dr Harland from Dr Halley with his general news, and referring to his medical practice, also several letters requesting and thanking his father in law for financial assistance. Includes letter referring to a brougham he and Emmie want to buy, a refutation of ‘several misapprehensions and errors’ about his financial state, but that his capital is ‘much smaller than my expectation led me to believe’, defending his financial behaviour and regarding his financial situation and prospects, with his accounts, 1850-1865
(6) Letters [2] from JW Marsh In Dublin about his health, 1851
(7) Letter to Dr [Harland] from Alexander Halley, favourably describing Mr Perry as an assistant, 1852
(8) Miscellaneous notes, including a riddle, 1854-1864
(9) Letter regarding collecting the rental due for 7 Harley Street, 1859
(10) Letters from JS Kirkpatrick and others, 1865, and between Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and Dr Halley, all concerning Sanders and Rose Kirkpatrick, 1871
(11) Correspondence and papers relating to Dr Halley’s interest in the Highlands, including letter to Dr Halley with verse in Gaelic, 1871, statement re University of Edinburgh’s Chair of Celtic Languages and Literature, with letter, 1873, letters [4] from the Highlander Office to Dr Halley and reply regarding his essay, 1873
(12) Letters [2] to Dr Halley from the Manse, Lundie & Fowlis, Dundee, concerning medical opportunities in Blairgowrie, 1873
(13) Guest list for ‘Dr Halley’s Party’, 1874

Personal papers

(1) ‘The Battle of Culloden April 16th 1746’, by A Heckit Delin and L.S, 18th century
(2) Notes, leaflet advertising ‘Magna Charta (sic) Island’ and part of Highland history news cutting, Article of reviews advertising a series of drawings by Signor P Priolo to illustrate the poems of Ossian, 1873, 1836-1873
(3) Dr Halley’s Celtic Lodge of Edinburgh & Leith and Grand Lodge of Scotland membership parchments, 1844-1845
(4) ‘Diary of a young MD’ with passport, 1845. Also transcript [2019]. Describes Alexander John Halley’s journey across Europe taken between June and November accompanying Benjamin Moccatta, his sponsor
(5) Membership certificate of the Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge for Dr Alexander Halley of London, 1848
(6) Certificate admitting Alexander Halley to the Highland Society of London, 1850 [damaged]
(7) Lists of Gaelic grammar and sentence constructions, with subscribers list for The Celtic & Gaelic Etymology, [1860s-1870s]
(8) Robert Inglis’ The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, inscribed ‘Alexander Halley Janry 1st 1868’
(9) Ms notes of ‘Reviews of Books’, [c1870]
(10) ‘Mountain Loch and Glen, illustrating our life in the Highlands’, by Joseph Adam, engravings and texts, 1870
(11) Letter and reply regarding Dr Halley’s appointment as Honorary President of the Gaelic Society, London, 1870
(12) Mauder’s ‘The Treasury of Knowledge’, 1870 inscribed ‘Alexander Hay Halley, 1872’
(13) Book of tartan patterns, inscribed ‘AH Halley MD from JSG Kirkpatrick 1871’
(14) ‘The Historical Geography of the Clans of Scotland’, including maps, 1872
(15) Music sheet of ‘I am asleep’, ‘The Highlands of Banffshire’ and ‘The Merry Making’, nd
(16) W& AK Johnston Ltd., The Scottish Clans & Their Tartans, nd
(17) Notebook, possibly written by Dr Halley, containing notes, lists, cuttings, medicinal and food recipes, riddles, and sketches, 1870s
(18) ‘The Highlander’ newspaper with Dr Halley’s obituary, also News cuttings [2] of Dr Halley’s obituary, 1875

Personal items

(1) Introductory letter, with transcript, from John Graham, Glasgow, to Mrs Low expressing his condolences on the death of her sister Harriet. 1852
(2) Letter to Mary Ann, with visiting card, from Gustav Crassemann with news of his engagement, 1855
(3) Purse containing Mrs AF Low visiting cards, newscutting and stamps, [post 1865]
(4) Mrs Low ‘at home’ card, [post 1865]

Papers

(1) Letter from Harriet to ‘Papa’ with her general news, [1867?]
(2) ‘Of the Imitation of Christ’, 1874 inscribed Harriet M Low, 1881 [fragile]
(3) Invitation to Miss Chabot to Harriet’s wedding, [1884]
(4) Thankyou letter to Edith Chabot for gift of a clock, 1884
(5) In Memoriam card for Harriet Mary, 'dearly beloved wife of AK Stewart', 1885

Photographs

(1) Daguerreotype of seated young child, annotated as Harriet Mary Low’, [1862] [damaged]
(2) Daguerreotype of young child by seated, annotated ‘Little girl Harriet Mary Low as small child taken Mexico (or Texas?) ‘ [1862]
(3) Daguerreotype of young girl, ‘Harriet Mary Low (1859-1885)’ 1860s
(4) Photocards portraits of Harriet as a young woman [6], one in fancy dress, 1873-1879
(5) Large photocards of Harriet, c1876-1878
(6) Photograph of Harriet with unknown female c1880
(7) Photocard of Harriet and Alexander on their wedding day, 1884
(8) Photocards [2] of Harriet and Alexander, one with marriage announcement, 1884

Photographs

(1) Daguerreotypes [4] portraits of AF Low, 1840s [fragile]
(2) Framed [damaged], photograph of Alexander Fairweather Low, with his sons, Alexander Graham Low, James Chabot Low and Charles Watson Low at Niagara Falls, 5 May 1865
(3) Collodion plate, of man, child and two ladies, annotated ‘AFL & ? Could be with Charles Watson Law c 1867’ and ‘Ladies ? AFL’s sisters Anne (widowed) & Jessie?’
(4) Mounted portrait of AF Low, [c1869]
(5) Photocards [16] of AF Low portraits, 1869, 1872
(6) Framed [damaged] portrait of elderly man, Alexander Fairweather Low, 1890s
(7) Mounted portraits [with copies] of Alexander Fairweather Low, 1890s
(8) AF Low holding a child, annotated as Philip Victor Low, with other family in the background, 1897
(9) Carriage annotated as standing outside AF Low’s house, nd
(10) AF Low's grave at Kensal Rise cemetery, nd

Photographs

(1) Studio portraits [4] of MR West in uniform wearing his hat c1880
(2) Studio portraits [3] of MR West in uniform holding his hat c1880
(3) Studio portraits [2] of MR West in uniform, head and shoulders c1880
(4) MR West in uniform on horseback, c1880
(5) MR West in uniform with Indian gentlemen, c1894 [damaged]

Photographs and artwork

(1) Photocard portraits [4] of Mary Ann, 1869-1872
(2) Miniature of Mary AJ Low, [damaged] c1870
(3) Family photographs [2] [poor condition] of Alex F, Mary Ann and Annie Low, with children Alex H Low and Harriet M Low, 1893
(4) Photograph of elderly lady, Mary Ann, c1894

Personal papers

(1) Visiting cards ‘Mr M R West, Royal Artillery’, nd
(2) Army & Navy Provision Market life member ticket for Capt. M R West, nd
(3) Visiting card ‘Major M Richard, West Royal Horse Artillery’, nd
(4) Extract of orders [2] to Lieutenant RM West to deploy, ‘Nagpore’ India, 1868
(5) News cutting noting the promotion of Major MR West to the rank of Lieutenant -Colonel, 1888
(6) News cutting noting the return of Col West to Portsmouth, commanding time-served and injured servicemen and their families, 1894
(7) Notes [2] confirming West’s resignation from the Junior United Service Club, 1896

Artworks

(1) ‘Glenfarne Hall, 1884’ [Country residence of Sir Edward Harland believed to have been painted by his niece Annie Halley]
(2) Annie Halley, sketchbooks [3] of drawings and watercolours, featuring landscapes, seascapes and buildings across Britain, 1885-1895
(3) Bundle of watercolour paintings of landscapes, nd

Correspondence

(1) In Memoriam cards with letter of condolence to Mr Low on his daughter’s death, 1885
(2) Letters to Alick from his father, AF Low, containing family news and enquiries as well as other matters, including travel advice on Alex’s return to the UK, references to business matters including Ceylon tea plantation, shares and dividends, and James’ travels, 1886-1897
(3) Postcard from Alick to his father from Gudvangen, 1891
(4) Letter to Senor Don Alexander F Low, London from Miguel Gutierree, 1892 [Spanish]
(5) Letters [2] regarding AF Low’s retirement from the board of the Cuba Submarine Telegraph Company, 1895
(6) Letter from Robinson & Stannard Solicitors to A Low Esq clarifying legal terms in a will, 1895

Personal papers

(1) Passport for Alexander F Low, ‘accompanied by his wife, daughter and son, travelling on the continent with a maid servant’, 1865 [Damaged - stuck down on board]
(2) Itinerary [2pp] of ‘AFL & Mary Low tour to Switzerland 1/8/1876-19/9/1876 via Paris, Strasbourg’, 1876
(3) ‘In Memoriam’, order of burial of the dead for Alexander Fairweather Low, 1898

Probate papers

(1) Copy will of Alexander Fairweather Low, 1897
(2) Probate of the will of Alexander Fairweather Low deceased, stamped by companies in which he invested, 1898
(3) News cutting of recent wills, listing AF Low’s personal estate at £282,860, 1898
(4) List of stocks and shares, nd
(5) Bank book in account of the sons of Alex F Low, AG, James C and Charles W Low, 1898- 1908
(6) Receipt for payment by the executors for money due the Inland Revenue, 1898
(7) Bundle of Junior Athenaeum Club shares, 1888, transferred to AG Low, his executor, 1899
(8) Letter acknowledging receipt of statement on the division of the estate, 1899

Probate papers

(1) Death notice cutting of Mary Ann, 1899
(2) Probate of the will of Mary Ann Julia Low, 1899
(3) Letters, instructions and receipts relating to Mrs Low’s estate duty, 1899
(4) ‘Executors of Mrs Low to Budd Johnsons & Jacks’, accounts, 1899
(5) Household furniture sale catalogue, with highlighted photocopy, for 84 Westbourne Terrace, 1899

Newspapers

Scarborough Gazette, 1870 and The Standard, 1899, pages from The Art Journal, 1886, The Illustrated London News, with supplement engraving of ‘The war in the Soudan-Battle of Tamasi: gallant recapture of the guns’, 1884, page of Engineering, 1875, with piece about Henry Harland’s arrangement of fixing lifebuoys, page from the 'Journal of the Royal Society of the Arts' featuring obituary of Robert Kaye Gray, 1914, pages from the 'Daily Mail' , featuring war news, 1940, page from the 'Daily Telegraph' featuring bomb damage, 1941, copy of the 'Daily Mail', 1950, reprint of 1915 issue of 'The Daily Mirror' featuring the sinking of the Lusitania, 1972

Ephemera

(1) Sketches [2] of Low armorials, 19C
(2) Unused envelopes with AFL initials, 1867-1899
(3) Bundle of unused mourning envelopes and notepaper featuring Low family crest, and AF Low’s address, 1885-1900

Financial papers

(1) Bundle of personal bills, 1870s- 1900
(2) Letter and receipt from military outfitters, 1890-1891
(3) Wellington College fees for pupil GJEA West, 1892
(4) Stamped receipt for term fees, 1895
(5) Letter to Colonel West regarding his India Office annuity, 1898
(6) Letters and receipts for payment concerning debts incurred by GA West, 1898-1899
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