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Kinnear Local Collection of Books

  • KLoc
  • Collection
  • 18th - 21st century
Collection of publications about the local area , including people and places of Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Perthshire and north Fife. Subjects include geography, local authority reports, poetry and literature, biographies, music, history, tourism publications, and some newspapers

‘Jamie-A Story About Your Grandad’

  • MS 457
  • Collection
  • 2001
Biography of Mr Joseph Millar, written for his grandson, Jamie. Details stories from WW2, describes his parent's lives in the 1940s and 1950s, family relationships, childhood friends and games, school, and Dundee street life. Also stories around the cinema, dancehalls, buster stalls and holidays. Details his employment, his married and family life, and his career as a darts player.

Joseph Millar

Genealogical research material

(1) 'The Little Red Town & JMB' by Sandra Affleck, 1990 including postcard from the author offering some help and slips of notes, 2008
(2) ‘The World Book of Lows’ with accompanying letters from the publisher to Alex Low, and heraldic shield, 1992
(3) Copies of Alex and Jean’s lineage, with genealogy print outs of Alexander Halley Low, Alexander John Stewart Low and Alex’s London research timetable, 2006-2012
(4) Album of annotated photographs of places associated with members of the Low, Halley, Harland, Pierson and Richardson families, [c2008]
(5) Bundle of draft and finished genealogies of the Halley, Harland, Chabot, Richardson, Gregory and Young, Harpin/Harpham and Low families, [c2008]
(6) Sheets of mounted and annotated photographs of family members [some copies elsewhere in collection], including Alexander Fairweather Low, Emily Jane Halley, Alexander Graham Low, Annie Low and their children, members of the Gregory family, Alexander Halley Low, Philip Victor Low, Gerald H Low, Dorothy Lindesay Low and Alexander JS Low as a child and young man. Also features photographs by Alexander Halley Low while in Canada, 19th century- 1950s
(7) Copies of 19th maps of parts of Dundee, Forfarshire and Perthshire, [c2008]
(8) Mounted extracts of birth certificates for Harriet Mary Low, 1882; Robert Fairweather Low,1900 & 1918; Alexander Halley Low [1892; Harriet Mary Low, 1893; Gerald Harland Low, 1895; Philip Victor Chabot Low, 1916; Kenneth Graham Low, 1902; David Septimus Low, 1908; Margaret Annie, 1910 also mounted marriage certificate extract for AG Low and Annie Halley, 1891, loose marriage certificate extract for AH Low and Dorothy Lindesay Gregory, 1933 and loose copy certificate for the death of Annie Low, 1946
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