Scope and Contents
Two 'game books' which belonged to Major William Burton-Stewart, containing score tables recording his session of game birds shooting and black-and-white photographs of social events, hunting, and people. It also includes sketches and handwritten biographical and travelling accounts by Burton-Stewart himself. Places mentioned in the game books include Ratho Park, Conaglen, Stroud, Darleith, Lothians and the Borders, Venice, India, Ontario (Canada), etc.
Highlights in the first album (covering 1889-1919) include: a black-and-white picture of William Burton-Stewart (W.B.S.) himself and his dog Nora on the very first page, photographs of 'the last training of the Lothians and Border Horses before the Great War 1914', a unique photo of Percy Pilcher, pioneer of aviation, whom Burton-Stewart knew personally, photographs of hunting in India (Karachi and Assam), etc.
Highlights in the second album (covering 1920-1934) include: a black-and-white phtograph of William Burton-Stewart when he was older in 1925, photographs of the Scottish countryside and of W.B.S.'s home the 'Fruits d'Or' in Cannes, and many holidays and family pictures.