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Alexander Low, photo-journalist and Low family papers

  • MS 458
  • Fonds
  • 1723-2022
Papers and photographic archive of Alexander JS Low, photo-journalist. Also originals and some copies of journals, correspondence, legal and financial papers, photographs, artworks and research documents created by individuals of the Low, Chabot, Beke and West families.

Low, Chabot, Beke, Halley, Harland, West, Richardson & Gregory families

Chabot family miscellanea

Material found among Chabot papers:
(1) Indenture papers [2] for Francis Sayer to George Vincent, soapmaker, 1723,1735
(2) ‘Mexico papers’: Narratives and letters, with ms copy of Moore’s Irish Melodies and modern notes on potential identities of the authors, 1824-1844
(3) Scrapbook of Mary Constance Dayman (1837-1854) featuring pastoral prints and sketches, with modern note explaining relationship to PJ Chabot
(4) Empty envelope addressed to Mrs Chabot, Spitalfield, annotated, 1852
(5) Envelope addressed to Chabot, Spitalfield containing stamps and annoted inside, 1853
(6) Cross-written letter [1854] names illegible – possibly to Edith Chabot?
(7) ‘At Sea’ Verses ‘written for the ‘City of Rome Express and published, June 29 1887’ and ‘Sea Weed’ verse, by MC Chabot, Eastbourne 1887
(8) Annotated visiting card, Miss Augusta Flower, nd
(9) Sheet of seals, nd
(10) Mounted photograph of portrait of Jaques Chabot (b1678) with biography on reverse, 1907
(11) Huguenot Society dinner menu, 1918
(12) Photograph of ship entering Valetta harbour, 1930s

Parliamentary Act

'An Act for granting to His Majesty a certain Sum of Money out of the Sinking Fund....and for paying to John Harrison a further Reward for his Invention of a Time-keeper for ascertaining the Longitude at Sea, and his Discovery of the Principles upon which the same was constructed' With explanatory notes by Riley

Sir Joseph Banks

(1) Letter to B Way Esq. from Joseph Banks about receiving 'a strange trout from Ireland', calling it the Gizzard Trout, 1774
(2) Letter to Riley from Dr Keith Banister explaining Banks', 'Gizzard Trout', 1968
(3) Royal Horticultural Society, Sir Joseph Banks medal, nd

Dr Stuart Watson McGowan

  • UR-SF 92
  • Fonds
  • 1778-2007

Dr Stuart W McGowan was a lecturer in Anaesthesia.

Collection consists of books, booklets, media (CD and boxed presentation slides), photographs, copies of pages from books and typed notes in respect of the history of anaesthesia in Dundee and the history of Dundee Royal Infirmary, along with 2 wallet folders titled 'Dr SW McGowan, Anaesthesia' and 'Dr AH Mackin, History of Medicine' containing similar contents.

Dr Stuart Watson McGowan

Alexander Munro

Certificate and seal of the Royal College and Physicians of Edinburgh naming Alexander Munro, anatomist, as an honorary member, 1795. Also modern annotated envelope and list, in Riley's handwriting, of Munro's biography

James Chabot (1778-1850)

(1) ‘Journal of my journey through Part of England commencing 4 July & ending 1798’, by James Chabot
(2) ‘The Times’, containing Nelson’s report of the Battle of the Nile, Wednesday 3 October, 1798
(3) Illustrated account of a naval battle at Naples by Admiral Saumarez, given to James Chabot in 1810, with letter of thanks from R Saumarez to ‘My dear Admiral’, 1858, and modern note
(4) Poem to Chabot inviting him to attend the Anglo Sicilian Flotilla in 1810, annotated with other verse and note explaining the poem’s circumstances, addressed to Mrs Low ‘with Mrs Smyth’s friendly remembrances’, plus modern context note
(5) Note of baptism certificate of son, George Stooks Chabot, Bloomsbury, 1821
(6) Copy baptismal certificate of daughter, Emily Sempronia Chabot, Bloomsbury, 1826 [d.1828]

Alexander Hally (1786-1847)

(1) ‘Doutrina Christa ordenada á maneira de dialogo para ensinar os meninos’, [Christa Doctrine ordered in the form of dialogue to teach children], 1800
(2) Confirmation of Alexander Hally as consul for Sardinia, 1831 [Portuguese]
(3) Scrapbook album of ‘E Hally’ containing verses, illustrations of flora and fauna, views and portraits, 1835-1840
(4) Confirmation of Alexander Hally, 1837 [Portuguese]
(5) ‘Madeira Illustrated by Andrew Picken with a Description of the Island ‘, volume with plates of etchings and text, 1842 [damaged]
(6) ‘Recollections of Madeira dedicated to Mrs Geo[rge] Stoddart’, volume of lithographic prints, many by Andrew Picken [1840s] [damaged]
(7) Letter to Dr Halley, Leeds, from lawyers in Madeira relating to his father's estate papers, 1847
(8) Annotated copy of ‘In the Prerogative Court of Canterbury’ ‘In the Goods of Alexander Hally deceased’, and copy, detailing Hally’s executors, 1847
(9) Parchment, ‘Administration with will annexed as retained in papers of A&B of the Goods of Alexander Hally Esquire decd’ and accompanying letter, 1847
(10) Account of charges attending the administration of Hallys’ will, [1847]
(11) Inland Revenue Residuary Account of Hally’s estate, 1849

Phoenix Assurance and Insurance policies

(1) Proposals for loss or damage by fire for 'Mr Sandeman & others', 1811
(2) Conditions of insurance for the building of a chapel of one floor and gallery, in the name of Patrick Sandeman of Leith and 'for others', 1819
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