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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

Mixed material

(1) Illustrations of ‘Balbec’, ‘Beirout’ and ‘Lake Lee Hoo’, 1840
(2) Framed portrait of woman and two children [damaged], possibly members of the Knight family [mid 19C]
(3) Epitome of the marriage settlement of Mr & Mrs William Edward Youle, 1877
(4) Packet of pressed ferns and seaweed, nd [very fragile]
(5) Photocard portrait of lady earing spectacles, nd
(6) Pages advertising illustrated publication 'Old Houses and Village Buildings', nd
(7) Loose pages from 'The wild foods of Great Britain', nd
(8) Page listing books and prices of 'Mudies' Select Library', nd
(9) Cartoon ‘He likes you’, nd
(10) Card of Health and pensions stamps of Kate Neville, 1945
(11) Bundle of picture postcards, mostly between members of the Bowden family, 1950s-1990

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

Legal papers

(1) Copy will of MR West’s mother, Georgiana Grove West, 1897
(2) Costs relating to Deed of Indemnity, 1897
(3) Letters concerning the O’Hara Moore trust and its finances, 1898-1904
(4) Draft irrevocable appointment under Trusts of Settlement to Miss Violet West, 1900
(5) Trustees of Colonel & Mrs West’s Settlement accounts and letters, 1907-1913
(6) Note of probate on the death of Matthew Richard West, 1915
(7) Letters from the Public Trustee Office relating to West marriage settlement, 1916
(8) Trust papers relating to Capt GA West and SA Lucas Trusts and West marriage settlement, 1931 including Col & Mrs West’s marriage settlement, 1900

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) Photocards and photographs, some with modern copies, of AH Low as a baby, young child, one in family group, as a school boy and student, 1892-1913
(2) Glass plate photograph of Harriet Mary Low, Anne Low [mother] and AH Low, 1894
(3) Glass plate photograph of Alexander Halley Low as a baby, 1894
(4) ‘AHL postcard album when young. Includes schools – St Clares [Kent] – Boyne House Cheltenham’, features postcards, mostly scenes sent to ‘Alick’ while he was at school, 1905-1914 [fragile]
(5) Annotated large photographs: AH Low in rugby team photo, Cheltenham College c1905, AHL in class photo, Cheltenham College, c1907, AH Low in shooting team, 1910, AH Low in military uniform, 1914
(6) Photo album featuring scenes, people, Cheltenham College and Holland Park house, [1907-1909]
(7) ‘AHL photo album from school days. Some of Cheltenham College’, c1907-1909
(8) Photo album, captioned, and inscribed ‘AH Low Sept 09’, probably those entered for photographic competition as mentioned in his letters home 1909
(9) Partially filled photo album [with European scenes], nd
(10) ‘AHL Motorbike glass plate outside 9 Holland Park’, c1910
(11) Framed print of AH Low in uniform on motorbike, [1915?]
(12) Photograph of Lt AH Low on motorbike [1916?]
(13) Portraits of AH Low him in army uniform, [1914-1918]
(14) Bundle of photographs by AH Low, with note ‘from Peru explorations for/with the International Petroleum Co in 1919’, 1919
(15) Framed portrait of AH Low with similar portrait photocards, 1920s
(16) Mounted photographs [copies?] of children, 1920, of St Peter’s Mission, Canada
(17) Photographs and postcards featuring AH Low as part of an ice hockey group, in a garden, on the coast and in the countryside, 1920s-1930s.
(18) Wallet, ‘Happy memories of Portrush, 1928 Some photographs by Alex H Low, photographer’, containing postcards of scenes of the Christian Special Service Mission camp, Northern Ireland, 1928
(19) Bundle of photo postcards featuring activities at Christian Special Service Mission camps at Portrush, Sheringham and possibly other places, many stamped 'Photo by Alex H Low', 1928
(20) Portraits of AH Low, some with his wife and his children and grand-children, 1930s-1966
(21) Photographs of AH Low’s homes in Ealing, Kingsbury and Dorlo House, Ferring, Sussex, 1931-c1966

Correspondence

(1) Letters from AH Low, mainly while at St Clare’s School, Kent, to his parents, 1902-1905
(2) Letters concerning AH Low going to Boyne House, Cheltenham, of his progress and going on to King’s College to study engineering, with College prospectus details, 1905-1909
(3) Letters from AH Low, Boyne House, Cheltenham. to his parents, with his general news, including references to his photography prize and shooting skills, postcard congratulating Alex on passing his exam, 1907-1910
(4) Note, target and ‘shooting colours’, 1910
(5) Postcards to and from AH Low and birthday greetings with modern notes, from members of the Harland and Duckworth families, 1910-1913
(6) Letters from AH Low, Sidney Sussex College, to his father, with blank photocards of the College and OJC camp, 1912-1913
(7) Letter, with calculations on reverse, concerning payment to AH Low of legacy left to him by Mrs Halley, 1913
(8) Letters from AH Low in Canada to his parents while preparing surveying trip under Dr Bosworth, describing life in Canada, asking his mother not to disclose the location of the survey and noting news of the war and its impact, 1914, with modern copy of photograph of men in canoe
(9) Postcards sent to AH Low, mostly from friends, 1914-1971
(10) Letters to his parents, describing his army training, and from his hospital bed in Ireland, [1914] – 1918
(11) Postcards from family members to Alex, 1915-1918
(12) Postcards sent to AH Low when he was in England, Ireland, Canada and Peru, 1918-1927
(13) Picture postcards from AH Low in Canada to his parents, with blank cards, 1919
(14) Letters, with photocopies, to Mr Low from children of St Peter’s Mission, Canada, 1920,
(15) Letters from AH Low in Canada to his mother, most written about his health and his treatment, with photograph of Bishop Lucas and his wife, 1922 [AHL returned to Canada in 1922 with thoughts of becoming a missionary in NWT Canada, source: Philpott/Low]
(16) Letters to his parents, sent while they were travelling, with news of 1924 strikes, personal and family news, particularly of David and Frank, and one from a nursing home describing how his Christian faith helps with the pain, 1924-1930
(17) Postcards to AH Low relating to non-domestic matters, 1925-1974
(18) Letters and postcard from AH Low to Dorothy [future wife], 1927-1931
(19) Postcard to his mother whilst on a trip to Wales, 1933
(20) Letter to the Invasion Defence Officer expressing his reluctance to inform them of the contents of his properties as ‘Since the outbreak of the present war, my properties have been broken into, or entered by burglars, on 13 occasions, and a large number of articles stolen…’, 1942
(21) Letter from Sergeant Cyril Creed [to AH Low?] with general news, 1946
(22) Letters of condolence on his mother's [Annie Low] death, including from William Harland, 1946
(23) Acknowledgement post cards from cousin James GC Low, 1950, 1956

Family photographs

(1) Album of loose studio portraits of Alex JS Low as a baby and boy, some with sister, Jean Mary Lindesay Low, 1930s
(2) Bundle of photographs and photocards of Alex as a baby and toddler, some annotated, 1930s
(3) Photographs of Alex as a baby and young boy, 1930s, mounted on decorated cards [5] with personal messages and sent to Anna Philpott in 2004
(4) Seaford College, Worthing: annotated photos of buildings, with photo of pupils, and note of where Alex is seated, 1948 [needs flattened]
(5) ‘AJSL Dorlo in 1949 & sea scout & dogs cross country & orchard & plane’ album of annotated snapshots, 1940s
(6) Bundle of photographs, many annotated, charting Alex’s life from prep school, featuring his family home Dorlo House, his RAF National Service and travelling in Europe, in his MG car, his wedding day to Marianne Wenzel, and as photo-journalist, 1940s-1960s
(7) Melanie Low: photographs as Melanie as a baby, including one with Alex H Low and her mother Marianne, 1962, with snapshots of her as a toddler, some with her mother, 1963
(8) Family group, annotated as showing Marianne, daughter Melanie Low, Alexander JS Low, their son Alexander JC Low, and Alex’s parents, AH Low and DL Low, c1969
(9) Charlie Low [Alex’s younger son]: photo of Charlie with Alex on a beach, 1976, with photo of Charlie with Graham Harrison by coast-breaker, c1979, school French credit certificate, 1988, photos of Charlie horse-jumping, c1988 and with the UK Pony Club team, 1992. Also email print-out from Charlie with news of his health and competitions, 2008
(10) Mandy Low [Alex’s youngest daughter]: photographs and contact sheets by Bert Hardy of Mandy at Coombe Farm, 1981, school photograph, c1990, studio photograph of Mandy with her husband and children, c2008, photograph of Myles Cowling, Mandy’s son, c2008
(11) Alexander JC Low [Alex’s elder son]: 2 photographs of AJC Low and female, 1989, with email message re iCards, 2008
(12) Photographs of Alex, with some copies, at his home and on the coast of Devon, fishing on the River Yealm and the south Deveon coast, sailing at the Isle of Man, and at Plymouth Sound, 2002-2016
(13) Photographs of Alex with Anna Philpott on the beach, at a house, and in Alaska, 2006-2007
(14) Photographs of Alex, with his two daughters and grandchildren, 2017

Margaret E Barlow (1907-2012?) & Cresta Silks

(1) Bundle of postcards and letters to ‘Dorothy’ and ‘Mrs Low’ with modern notes on Peggy’s career and genealogy, volunteer driver identity card, annotated photographs of Peggy and letter re Cresta, c1924-c1992
(2) Newscuttings featuring Cresta, 1959-1966 and newspaper [insert?] ‘A last appeal to reason by Adolf Hitler speech, 1940’
(3) Cresta collection catalogues [6], 1953-1957
(4) Notebook logging employees’ commissions, 1931-1938
(5) Notebook of draft letters, lists of clothes for trips, and sources of income, 1981-1987
(6) Typescript ‘Notes on George Clough Barlow and his children’, 1990
(7) Sent from God magazine, containing letters to Peggy and newscutting on ‘The Mission sent from God’, 1988-1990

Correspondence

(1) Letters from George to his parents, while at school, at Wellington College and on holiday with the Pattens, 1880-1893
(2) Correspondence and statements between CH [Blount?} RA Mess, Ipswich, Col and Mrs West, and Lieut. GA West concerning the latter’s dishonoured cheques, his likely dismissal from the Service and necessity of a transfer, potentially abroad, 1897-1898
(3) Letters from GA West to his sister Violet and his parents whilst on service in Sierra Leone, and whilst travelling there and back, 1898-1899
(4) Letters from George to his parents describing his confidence in learning Russian and shorthand and, after moving to Russia, his life in St Petersburg and Archangel, including the tense situation regarding the Czar and general unrest. Also letter to Capt, GA West relating to mortgages, 1905-1910
(5) GA West letters to his mother, written from Chelsham, some detailing his spending, with news of his activities, books read, his friends and colleagues in Russia, work he’s trying to do, and his health [he seems to be staying with a doctor] and his desire to go to Norway and plans to publish a book he translated from Russian. Refutes accusations that he is ill because ‘I avoided people’ or that ‘the whole British colony were wishing to kill me’, and that he is well enough and desires to return to work in Russia, 1912
(6) GA West letters, mostly to his mother, written in Salzburg, Ealing, Biarritz and Sweden. Contains responses to letters from his mother, thoughts on events, general news and opinions about his activities and the places he is living. Also refers to his health and the treatments he receives 1918-1925

Correspondence

(1) Picture postcards [7] to EA West from friends, 1888-1929
(2) Letters [3] to Mrs West containing general news and enquiring of her health, 1895-1927
(3) Fees receipt and letter about George’s progress at school, noting, ’he completed under circumstances calculated to make one forget everything one ever knew’, 1895
(4) Letters and telegram of congratulations to Mrs West on George passing his exams, 1895
(5) Letter from Downing Street to Mrs West confirming that Captain GA West will be returning to England from Southern Nigeria, 1901
(6) Letters to Mrs West from George, his landlady and from doctors, raising concerns about his mental health, suggesting treatment and his admittance to the Priory. Contains statements by George, charting his episodes and breakdowns since 1904, and a letter from his mother to Dr Mills objecting to George being confined in an asylum, May – August 1926
(7) Letters to Mrs West, some from George, charting his treatment and progress under the care of Dr Fitzgerald in Staplehurst, September-December 1926
(8) Letters to Mrs West from Dr Fitzgerald and his wife, charting George’s good physical health and continuing unstable mental health whilst under their care in Staplehurst and consulting with other doctors. Also copy letter from Mrs West pleased with the improvement George is making and refusing to take responsibility for employing his attendant, notice by Dr Fitzgerald that George needs to find another home and reference for Dr Alton, January-December 1927
(9) Final report about George’s progress and bill from Dr Fitzgerald to Mrs West, with letters from Dr Alton and notes and letters of thanks from George, January-March 1928
(10) Empty envelopes and modern note

Financial papers

(1) Letters, receipts and and statement of account for EA Elliott, 1868-1874
(2) Cheques, shares and business letters, 1870s – 1909
(3) Letters relating to financial and business matters, including those of her son and of her husband, of shares, of the Elliot Trust, West’s Estate, club memberships, with letters and statements of accounts relating to the Hallow Estate, 1875-1928
(4) Invoices, receipts, cards and letters of personal and domestic expenditure, including Mr & Mrs West’s collection of silver storage bills from Dixon’s Depository, 1879-1931
(5) Letters, receipts, and invoices relating to debts and payments to be made on behalf of Lieutenant GA West, including Trustees account, letter and receipt relating to costs, 1897-1912
(6) Solicitor statement of costs [damaged] concerning EA West’s will, 1918
(7) Charges as to appointment in favour of Capt. GEJA West, 1927

Personal papers

(1) Birth certificate, for the son of Matthew Richard West, 1875
(2) Passports for George Evelyn Annesley West journey to Russia and his return to England, 1905, 1912
(3) ‘Russian as she is spoke’, typescript, c1910

Photographs

(1) Photograph [2] of man standing in coat with fur collar, annotated 'George EJA West?', c1900
(2) Photograph of seated man, annotated 'George West?', c1925
(3) Snapshot of two men outdoors, annotated 'George Evelyn John Annesley West?', c1930

Personal papers

(1) Diaries [10] referring to deaths, weddings, including that of her daughter Violet to Charles W Low, her travels and her husband’s postings, 1891, 1898-1906
(2) Photograph [2] of Evelyn and her husband Col. MR West, c1900
(3) Red Cross certificate ‘for honorary services’, 1917
(4) Passport for EA West, 1920-1930, with French identity card, 1926
(5) French permission of residence certificate, 1929

Legal papers

(1) Marriage settlement of William Elliott and Evaline A Lucas, with related papers, 1866
(2) Probate of the will of William R Elliot, Lieutenant 29th Regiment [first husband of EA West], 1867
(3) Extract copy probate of Susan Ann Lucas, with details relating to Evaline A West underlined, 1879
(4) Certificate of death for Thomas Allen of Brighton as requested by Mrs West with letters [2], 1891-1893
(5) Papers relating to the Stammers Trust, including the copy will of Edward Stammers, 1910-1927
(6) Draft license granted by Mrs West to Mrs Carr for property in Brighton with associated papers, 1915-1926
(7) Annotated and damaged letter from the Public Trustee Office concerning a decision relating to the West Settlement Trust, 1916

Correspondence

(1) Letter to Matthew West, Royal Horse Artillery, in India from [??], Burma asking if he would agree to having a ‘protegee’, 1871
(2) Letters [2] to Mrs West, London, from her husband at Fort Camden, with news of money, friends and his health ‘I ought to pull round, with a true devoted wife, doing all she can, & try to be some use as a husband & a father, instead of as at present, useless to myself & everybody else’, Ireland, 1884
(3) Letter from MR West to his daughter after learning of her accident, 1891
(4) Letter of thanks and news to Col MR West, India, from J Ashley [Cubit?], 1894
(5) Letter to Colonel West praising GA West’s service in Sierra Leone and shouldn’t find any difficulty applying to go to Nigeria once he is recovered from his fever, 1899
(6) Letter to Colonel West from the War Office advising his son, George, applies to the Garrison Artillery where he might determine to live less expensively, 1899
(7) Letters [2] from Dublin relating to Col West's genealogy, 1907, 1911
(8) Letters relating to Col West’s health containing reports, concerns about his correspondence [1914-1915?], and copy of West’s request about his will, 1914
(9) Letter and lists relating to pictures donated by Colonel West to the Calvary Club, 1915

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

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

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]

Estate papers

(1) ‘Dr & Mrs Halleys Marriage Settlement Authority to Trustees’, 1887
(2) Marriage Settlement ‘Husbands Fund’ trustees account, 1910-1911
(3) Executors Account [2], 1910-1911
(4) Account of the Trustees of the Settlement made by Emily Jane Haley on her marriage with Dr Alexander Halley, [ 2 copies], 1913
(5) Trustees Account of the Residuary Legatees of EJ Halley’s estate, 1911-1913
(6) Rev AH Halley and Thomas Eggar, trustees, second account [2 copies], 1911-1913
(7) MS copy of valuation extract of estates in the parishes of Brampton, Yorkshire, nd
(8) Letters [2] addressed to Mrs Low outlining her mother’s marriage settlement and estate, May 1911
(9) Copies [2] of Mrs EJ Halley’s Estate Partial Further Division of the Residuary Estate of Sir EJ Harland deceased among the four legatees, with accompanying accounts and letters, 1912

Legal papers

(1) Articles of co-partnership between WJ Gilder & Alexander Halley, 1847
(2) Receipt for £700 paid for dissolving Gilder & Halley partnership, 1850
(3) Witnessed note dissolving partnership of Halley and Gilder, 1850

Photographs

(1) Photo album, likely Emily Jane Halley’s, and containing portraits of adults, couples and choldren, some annotated including ‘Hudson, Eggar, Nelson James Graham, William Halley-yg doctor’,[source: Philpott/Low], 19C
(2) Embroidered frame [loose and dirty] with photograph of Emily, Alexander Halley Low and Annie Low, [1893]
(3) Pack of photographs of testimonial of thanks from the Halleys, listing them all, to Nurse Hannah Ford, who served the family 1850-1900
(4) Mounted [damaged] photo of elderly Emily surrounded by family, c 1905
(5) Framed [damaged] portrait of elderly Emily c1905
(6) Photographs [9] of an elderly Emily Jane many featuring her family including daughter Annie and son-in-law AG Low and their children, c1905 - 1910
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