Collection MS 450 - Peter Mitchell collection

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MS 450


Peter Mitchell collection


  • 1885-c1916 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3 items

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Biographical history

Annie Belle Rettie (known as Isabel) was born 29th June 1895 and died in October 1987. She married Robert William Mitchell. They had two children Alan Grant Mitchell (Peter's father) and Annabell Mitchell (married name Luzzatto). Jennetta Winifred Rettie (known as Winnie) was born in 1899. No precise date of death is known but the family state she was more than 100 years old when she died. Winnie married John Cargill Fraser and worked as a nurse during the First World War. The parents of Isabel and Winnie were William Cooper Rettie, 1852-1922, of William Low & Co. and Annie Low, 1855-1940, sister of William Low and Sir James Low. William Rettie was also the first chairman of the Dundee Dental Hospital & School in 1917. He purchased the house at 2 Park Place and had it adapted as a dental surgery as a memorial to his son, Philip, who was killed during the First World War. Peter Mitchell was the nephew of Annabel Luzzatto.

Archival history

The items had been in the possession of Annabel Luzzatto (nee Mitchell). On her death the items passed to Peter Mitchell, Annabel's nephew.

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Scope and content

/1 Glass plate negative of Anne Rettie [known as Isabel] and Jennetta Rettie [known as Winnie], c1910; /2 Mounted print of nurses and patients, 'Lochee Red Cross Hospital. 14-18 Mar' c1916; /3 Menu: '25 Thomson Street, 28th July 1885' [this is William Low's address]


Not expected

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Usually chronological within series.

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Please use gloves when handling glass plate negative.

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Hard copy of descriptive list in Search Room.

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Description identifier

MS 450

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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