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Copies of Macfarlan's Illustrated Family Paper

 Fonds — Box: CLX-A-327
Identifier: Coll-1846

Scope and Contents

Three editions the Macfarlan's Illustrated Family Paper, from 1 May 1855, 1 June 1855, and 2 July 1855. The newspapers are entirely hand-written or hand-drawn, including illustrations. Topics discussed include, among other things: events relating to the Crimean war such as the siege of Sevastopol and the Hango Head massacre; the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1855; the Exposition Universelle of 1855 (as international exhibition held in Paris). The newspapers are beautifully illustrated.


  • Creation: 1855

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Conditions Governing Access

Open. Please contact the repositpory in advance.


3 large leaf (folded)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased in May 2017. Accession no SC-Acc-2017-0165.

Processing Information

Catalogued by Aline Brodin in November 2017.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

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