Sub-series MS 458/1/1/3 - Family photographs

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MS 458/1/1/3


Family photographs


  • 1937-2017 (Creation)

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2 albums, 8 envelopes and 1 folder

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(26 September 1937-)

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(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


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