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7. Aberdeen, Angus, Elgin, Banff, Inverness, Argyle, circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

Identifier: Coll-10/7

Scope and Contents

This is the seventh volume in Adam White’s eight-volume set of scrapbooks. It contains 208 items mounted on 152 pages.

The volume covers Aberdeenshire, the historical counties of Elgin, Nairn and Banffshire, and mainland Inverness-shire and Argyll. Despite the album’s title, the county of Angus (otherwise Forfarshire) is covered in the fourth volume of the Symbolae.

Once again the coverage is largely by locality, beginning with the Aberdeenshire coast and the historically resonant remains of Dunottar Castle, and continuing with the city of Aberdeen and its architecture and monuments. Deeside and its developing royal associations are explored, with the inclusion of cuttings from the Illustrated London News documenting the September 1848 visit of Victoria and Albert.

The original Balmoral Castle, as it existed at the time of the 1848 visit, is only one of the aristocratic and landed seats in this area illustrated here, many by engravings after J.P. Neale, the specialist in this genre.

Coverage continues with the towns of Elgin and Inverness, with the battlefield of Culloden, and carries on down the Great Glen to the landscapes of Argyll, including views of the sea Lochs Long and Fyne and of Inveraray Castle and the hill of Dun na Cuaiche.


  • Other: circa 1850 (spine-dated 1849)

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