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Correspondence

Personal letters to Sharp's birth mother, and letters to Sharp from family and friends. Also letters and emails relating to Sharp's professional life

Personal papers

(1) Identity card for AJS Low, 1948, containing 5 £1 notes
(2) Seaford College sports certificates, 1948-1949, and copy of ‘The Mercreadian’, school magazine, 1953
(3) Alex’s RAF service book, 1955
(4) Newspaper with item on Alex winning the trophy of the Worthing road safety rally, 1955
(5) Annotated booklet on Austin sports cars [1950s]
(6) Alex’s National Insurance card, 1957
(7) News cutting ‘Photographer from Ferring in Blue Nile adventure’, 1967
(8) National Savings certificate book, 1968
(9) Postcard to Alex reminding him to watch ‘Bert Hardy’s World’, 1987
(10) Good Citizenship award, 1991
(11) Devon: copy of 1803 poster advertising lease of Wembury Manor, with printouts of aerial photographs, annotated with its history and bought by Alex in 1996, with badges and perambulation guide of the Royal Forest of Exmoor, plus Alex’s certificate of achievement for walking the Wembury parish boundary walk, 1996-2011
(12) News cutting of article on Harold Robbins, annotated ‘for Alex’, 2007
(13) Davenport map of Acton, Ealing [1950s?] with note by Alex listing places in his life, 21st century
(14) Auto-biographical instalments which detail Alex's introduction to photography and background to his major professional assignments, 2021-2022

Letters to Susan Tarr

Letters [65] from Alan to Susan, mostly personal but also addressing his travels and thoughts about major events, American and Middle Eastern politics, history and religion. The letters also include some family news, and references to his work, to his birdwatching and his other interests, and to times they spent together and his mortality. Includes letters from Tarr to Alan and to Harriet, c1984-2012 Also letter by Susan Tarr describing Alan and their professional and private friendship, 2022

'Kapability', Thomas C Keay promotional film and 'Birth of a new Sound' dvd

  • MS 461
  • Fonds
  • c1969 - c1980 and 2022
'Kapability', promotional 16mm film, colour and sound which includes scenes of Scotland and Dundee as well as of factory scenes where Thomas C Keay engineered machinery is being used. 'Birth of a new Sound' charts the story of Radio Tay coming to the airwaves.

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

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

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