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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

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

UoD Life Sciences, Stories in Science: postdoctoral career pathways digital brochure and films about staff

  • RU 925/3/8
  • Sub-series
  • 2012

Stories in Science: postdoctoral career pathways digital brochure and film clips created by staff connected to Life Sciences, University of Dundee.

/1 Brochure
/2 Rachel Toth
/3 Doreen Cantrell
/4 Matthias Trost
/5 Nicola Stanley-Wall
/6 Claire Halpin
/7 Emma Compton
/8 Yogesh Kulathu
/9 Linda Morris
/10 Rob Ford
/11 Sonia Rocha
/12 Kate Storey
/13 Jon Urch
/14 Postdoctoral pathways introduction

Life Sciences

Genealogical research material

(1) ‘Scots in Latin America’ by David Dobson, 2003
(2) Copies of baptism registers, print-outs and leaflets about Kirriemuir, copies of Kirriemuir parish teind roll, Dundee and Kirriemuir directories, with modern notes, [2010]
(3) Lists of AF Low and his family, with photocopies of his residency certificates in Mexico covering 1844-1866
(4) Genealogy print out of Alexander Fairweather Low (1811-1898) Cotton Manufacturer at Tizapan, Mexico City and his family, 2010
(5) Highlighted photocopy of MS 458/1/20/3(3)
(6) Modern list of companies as stamped on MS 458/1/20/4(2)
(7) Reprint of 1866 ‘Across Mexico in 1864-5’ compiled by William Henry Hall, 2010
(8) Copy of 1928 sketch of La Hormiga Cotton factory and print out of 1863 painting of the factory

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

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) Cartoon ‘He likes you’, nd
(6) Card of Health and pensions stamps of Kate Neville, 1945
(7) Bundle of picture postcards, mostly between members of the Bowden family, 1950s-1990

Ephemera

(1) Map of Mackenzie & Yukon Basins, 1890 and map of North Atlanta, 1918
(2) Bundle of blank picture postcards, mostly of rural and urban scenes, UK and overseas, 1920s-1970s
(3) Blank letterheads for 9 Holland Park, 11 Beaufort Rd, Ealing, ‘Ronda’ in Norfolk and Dorlo House, Ferring, 1930s – 1940s
(4) Royal Life Saving Society, recommendations to rescuers chart [2], [mid-20C?]
(5) The Austen ten-four garage chart, nd
(6) Picture postcard and greetings card, featuring sailing on the Bure and house at Wroxham, 1930s
(7) Greeting postcard featuring [Cheltenham College?] nd
(8) St Andrew’s Ferring parish magazine, 1974
(9) St Andrew’s Ferring parish magazine, containing notes for the thanksgiving service for the lives of Alex and Dorothy Low, 1998

Property papers

38 Pembridge Villas papers:
(1) Lease of Pembridge Villas, Kensington, Middlesex to James Watson, 1884
(2) Lease of 38 Pembridge Villas, Bayswater to Alexander Graham Low, 1891
(3) Amenities, building and decorator reports, invoices and correspondence, including receipt for rental at 8 Pembridge Villas, with notes on reverse, 1899, 1892-1907
(4) Correspondence and papers relating to surrender of lease, 1909
(5) Bundle of correspondence relating to London properties, including Horbury Mews, Craven Hill Mews and Dawson Place, 1909-1917

9 Holland Park, Notting Hill, Middlesex:
(6) Holland Park lease, with copy, to WC Ward, and agreement for lease between Wolfe and Bradford with WC Ward 1905
(7) Amenities, building and decorator reports, contracts, invoices and valuation forms 1905-1933
(8) Papers relating to AG Low’s lease of Holland Park, including assignment of premises, 1909, list of fixtures and required work, 1909 and lease of Edwin Radford to AG Low, 1912, 1909-1912
(9) Envelope of correspondence concerning the Holland park leases, including ‘Schedule of fittings etc …as detailed in Lease dated November 14 1925’, 1919-1925
(10) Letters to ‘Alick’ [Alex H Low] concerning survey of the property and legal costs, 1942, with modern photo of the Holland Park house, 1994

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

Employment papers

(1) Papers of particulars of Alex’s employment with the 'Weekend Telegraph' as pictures editor, 1964-1967
(2) Cable & Wireless wallet containing ID card, AA membership card and car insurance policy, with letter of introduction, 1968-1969
(3) News cutting on the exhibition of Alex Low and Anthony Howarth’s photographs of the Winter Olympics’ British team, 1968
(4) Dinner invitation to Alex from His Highness Maharaja of Dhrungadlra, 1971
(5) Wedding invitation to Alex for the marriage of Maharaj Kumar Narenda Singh, and Princess Padma Kumari of Chamba, 1971
(6) Card to Alex about a publishing project proposal, 1974
(7) Photocard to Alex from Leni Riefenstahl, about her book and her slides, nd
(8) Letter to Alex from Leni [Riefenstahl] with news of her current projects, 1976
(9) News cutting detailing 'Telegraph' photographic competition winners, where Alex was one of the judges, 1978
(10) Coombe Farm, Cornwall [lived there 1979-1999]: description of Coombe Farm Country Guest House including details of accommodation and activities, and Sally Low’s c.v, 1979, business card and brochure, 1981. Also photographs of Coombe Farm, with photograph of family group featuring Alexander JS Low, Sally Wickes, and their children Mandy and Charlie, 1981. Photograph of Alex and Sally, 1982 [2 copies], Also water colour of Coombe by Alex, news cutting noting award of AA trophy, 1982, and letter of congratulation from Robert Hicks MP for award by British Tourist Authority, 1985.

Publications

(1) ‘Bikaner State’ [1930] ‘Presented to Mr Alexander Low of the Daily Telegraph Magazine as a souvenir of his visit to Bikaner’ 1971
(2) ‘Bikaner Golden Jubilee 1887-1937’, illustrated history presented to AL, 1971
(3) ‘History of the Olympics in Pictures’, 1972
(4) ‘People of Kau’, by Leni Riefenstahl, 1976
(5) ‘The Last of the Nuba’, by Leni Riefenstahl, gift to AL, 1974, with obituary cutting, 2003
(6) ‘Bert Hardy: My Life’, 1985
(7) ‘Peoples of the Earth’, 1973 all inscribed by Alexander Low, 2020 comprising volumes of Australia and Melanesia, Tropical Africa, Europe, Mexico & Central America, Islands of the Atlantic, Amazonia & pampas, Andes, Islands of the Pacific, Southern Africa, Indonesia to Philippines, South East Asia, The Indian subcontinent, China, Japan & Korea, USSR east of the Urals, Western & central Asia, The Arctic, The Arab World, North America, Man the craftsman, The Future of Mankind General Index

Photographic prints

(1) Black & white prints, various sizes, most with descriptions. Includes ‘Club Mediterranee’, Cefalo, Sicily ‘Childrens’ dancing school, Knightsbridge’, ‘Crofters on Islay’, ‘Ban the Bomb’ arrest, ‘Sunday evening by the Thames, Henley’, ‘Soho, London’, 'Children playing' Glasgow', the Queen and Prince Philip, and 'Modus Earth Club, Covent Garden', 1958-1960s
(2) Mounted b&w prints with captions, featuring Laurence Harvey 1958, Bradford Dillman, c1960, Vivien Leigh, 1960, Albert Finney, 1960, Susannah York, 1960, Sophia Loren and Peter Sellars, 1960 and Lionel Bart, 1960
(3) Prints, with copies, featuring Alexander Low, all with explanatory descriptions. Includes image of Alex on BBC TV programme, 1964, with Emperor Haile Selassie, 1966, on assignment in Thailand, 1967, and the Sand-yacht Race, 1967, prior to Concorde test flight, 1973, and portrait shots of AL, 1976

Photographic assignments

(1) ‘London Dog Market, Club Row’, 21 b&w photos with captions attached, 1959
(2) ‘The Path to Peace’, article in 'Newsweek' featuring AL photographs including cover, 20 August 1962
(3) ‘Full Chat at Last’, article in 'The Sunday Times' magazine featuring AL photographs, 16 December 1962
(4) ‘Eire and Northern Ireland’, 1963, 39 slides with list of 26 captions
(5) ‘We still like to be beside the seaside’, 5 slides, with 'The Sunday Times' containing relevant article,1 September 1963
(6) ‘Where have all the new cars gone’ article in 'The Sunday Times' magazine featuring AL photographs, 13 October 1963
(7) ‘The Inquisitors’ article in 'The Sunday Times' magazine featuring AL photographs, 8 December 1963
(8) ‘The economics of being world champion’ article in 'The Weekend Telegraph' magazine featuring AL photographs, also cover photo, 2 October 1964
(9) Sir Winston Churchill: ‘Churchill, Farewell to greatness’, 'Weekend Telegraph' special issue, with 'Weekend Telegraph''s ‘Tribute to Sir Winston Churchill’, ‘Winston Churchill the story of the man of destiny, 'Daily Telegraph', with printout of ‘Photo Histories’ featuring ‘Farewell to Greatness’ article describing how the special issues were created, including those of Alex Low, 2020
(10) ‘Poona the last stronghold of the pukka sahibs’ article in 'The Weekend Telegraph' featuring AL photographs, also cover photo, 8 August 1965
(11) ‘The King and the Kingmakers’ article in 'The Weekend Telegraph' featuring AL photographs, 9 September 1966
(12) ‘Cars to make the gravel whisper’ article in 'The Weekend Telegraph' magazine featuring AL photographs, 21 October 1966
(13) ‘The great sand-yacht race’ article in 'The Weekend Telegraph' magazine featuring AL photographs, also cover photo, 12 May 1967
(14) ‘Drugs Hong Kong’s futile battle, 87 slides with 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article,1 September 1963
(15) ‘Formosa prepares for war’, 21 slides with 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article,17 September 1965
(16) ‘East African safari, Kenyan (car rally), 58 slides, 1966
(17) ‘Club Mediterranee, Corfu, Greece’, 80 slides, also ‘Butlins Clacton’, 20 slides, with 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 18 March 1966
(18) ‘El Mahdi’s family reigns again. Khartoum Sudan’, 12 slides, 1966 [see 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 29 April 1966]
(19) ‘Emperor Haile Selassie Ethiopia’, 54 slides, with print of AL shaking hands with the Emperor, annotated with story of shoot on reverse, 1966
(20) ‘The man who climbed the Eiger, Switzerland’, 40 slides, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 29 April 1966
(21) ‘Leper colony Ethiopia & landscapes’, 60 slides with 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article,4 November 1966
(22) ‘Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden, 40 slides, 1965, with 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article 'Every Friday in Summer', 20 January 1967
(23) ‘Famine Bihar India’, 177 slides, with 22 b&w prints and explanatory email, 2020, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 24 February 1967
(24) ‘Khajuraho Temple sculptures India’, 10 slides,1967 and 1965 guide book,
(25) ‘Hailwood and Agostini at Imola Italy’, 20 slides, 1967
(26) ‘Chinese Nationalist Army (KMT), Mae Salong, Thailand’, 80 slides, with ‘Lost Army’ 15 negatives, 4 prints and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article,10 March 1967
(27) ‘Ruins of Empire. India and Pakistan’, 50 slides, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 18 August 1967
(28) ‘Sunken Treasure HMS Association’, 37 slides, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 13 October 1967
(29) Pia Degermark, start of Elvira Madigan, 32 slides [1967?]
(30) ‘The Mediators, Scotland/London, 53 slides, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 8 December 1967
(31) ‘Winter Olympics’, Ale Low and Anthony Howarth, 26 slides, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 2 February 1968
(32) ‘Leight Taylor Young actress’ 7 slides, 1968, with ‘Senita Berger actress’, 6 slides, 1968, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 4 July 1969
(33) 'Big Game Fishing, Mombasa, Kenya’, 84 slides, 1969
(34) 'Daily Telegraph' magazine, 9 January 1970
(35) ‘Cannery Row Monterey California USA’, 152 slides, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 3 April 1970
(36) ‘Californian hippy communes USA’, 151 slides, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 29 May 1970
(37) ‘Harrah’s cars Reno, Nevada USA’, 254 slides and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 9 October 1970
(38) ‘Isle of Wight pop festival, 26 slides, with 44 contact sheets and their negatives, 7 b&w prints, 8 x cd’s of 239 images, small packet of ‘b&w prints scanned from negatives’, with email, 2020 of notes about the pictures and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 30 October 1970
(39) Norway, ‘taken while working as a special photographer on the film, ‘Song of Norway’ about the life of Greig’, 136 slides, 1969, with 3 prints of cabin interior and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine with relevant article, 13 November 1970
(40) ‘Sea of Cortes, Baja, Mexico’, 139 slides ‘Selects’, with list of 92 captions, and 132 ‘Overs’ and 157 slides with 'Venture' magazine, July-August 1970
(41) Mae West, Hollywood USA, 20 slides, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine, with relevant article, 21 August 1970
(42) ‘Harold Robbins in LA’, 70 slides, and 'Daily Telegraph' magazine, with relevant article, 17 September 1970
(43) ‘Lincoln Nebraska USA’, 32 slides, 1970
(44) ‘Argentina World of a Country’, 102 slides, with list of 68 captions, also 'Venture' magazine with relevant article, February 1971 and explanatory email, 2020
(45) ‘Seychelles Indian Ocean before the airport’, 100 slides ‘Selects’ and 90 slides ‘Overs’, with list of 38 captions and 'Venture' magazine with relevant article, June 1971
(46) ‘Madagascar’, 180 slides with list of 58 captions, also 140 slides, 1971
(47) Maharaja of Bikaner, 78 slides including his son’s wedding ‘the last royal wedding in India before they lost their titles, with copy of wedding invitation to Alexander Low, 1971
(48) Maharaja of Dewas jnr, 20 slides, 1971
(49) Maharaja of Gwalior, 80 slides, 1971
(50) Rajmata of Jaipour, 57 slides, 1971
(51) Maharaja of Jodhpur, 54 slides, 1971
(52) Maharana of Udaipur, 40 slides, 1971
(53) ‘Concorde Test Flight’, 13 slides, with annotated photograph of Alex Low and Laurie Lee before embarking, February 1973
(54) Miscellaneous images: 2 slides of Alexander Low, 1 slide of Jim Clark GP Driver, 10 slides featuring the Trans-Sahara Sand-yacht Race and Toureg, 7 slides of Royal Yacht Britannia, 5 slides of the Blue Nile and Lake Tana, Ethiopia, and 6 slides of the Taj Mahal and Festival of Light, Delhi, 1960s-1970s

Family correspondence

(1) Postcards, the majority sent by John [Alex] to his parents, containing news of school and his photography projects, about his travels around Europe, and news whilst working on his first and subsequent assignments 1950-1970
(2) Letter from Marianne Low [nee Wenzel] to ‘Mama and Papa’ describing the house she and John [Alex] have just moved into, 1962, with 3 postcards sent while visiting Germany, 1960-1966
(3) Letter to his parents describing Alex’s assignment around India, 1965
(4) Letter to his parents from Alex in Buenos Aires describing his assignment in Argentina, and his plan to do stories in the USA, 1970
(5) 2 postcards, written in German, but signed by eldest daughter Melanie and addressed to 'Familie Alexander Low', 1972
(6) Home-made Valentine’s card, 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

Research papers

(1) List of events in the life of James Chabot Low between 1892-1917
(2) Photocopy of James Graham Chabot Low’s [son of James C Low], military service between 1931-1955
(3) Genealogy printouts on James Chabot Low and his son, JGC Low

Ephemera

(1) ‘Ricordo de Venezia’, tourist photo book [1890s]
(2) Photographic panorama from Buuku Hile, nd
(3) Album of newscuttings relating to companies, 1902, with loose cuttings, including list of Royal Military Academy candidates, 1892, letter from ‘Aerophobia’, and ‘Some Company Notes’, 1932
(4) Judicial Trustees Act, 1896 with newscutting of letter, nd
(5) News page, The Morning Post, of facsimile of Kipling’a ms of ‘The English Flag’, 1899
(6) Advertising material, including The London Sanitary Protection Association booklet, [19C], Brooks’ Rupture Appliance catalogue with associated letter [1919] and ‘The Watkin Switch’ advertising leaflet, [1920s?] and insurance coupons, nd
(7) Packet of external and internal photographs of buildings in Berlin, nd
(8) Bundle of postcards, London scenes, c1900
(9) Railway map of India [damaged], nd
(10) Campbell’s Hotel tariff card, [19C]
(11) The Queen’s Club fixtures, 1933
(12) Blank mourning letterheads for 9 Holland Park, nd
(13) Rough sketch of Chabot family tree, nd
(14) Envelope of European stamps, nd, with envelopes addressed to AG Low, London, some with overseas stamps, with legal envelopes, 1892-1927 and photographic packets, early 20th century

Legal papers

(1) Notes [4pp] of draft will, nd
(2) Certificate of registry for the ship, Valexia, 1932
(3) Land certificate and accompanying letter for purchase of 11 Beaufort Road, Ealing W5, 1935
(4) Tenancy agreement for ‘Faraway’ Ferring, Sussex, 1949
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