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Box CLX-A-345


Contains 5 Results:

Photo album relating to the Livingstonia Mission, and to Malawi, 1930s

 Item — Box: CLX-A-345
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0092
Scope and Contents

Photo album containing around 100 black-and-white photographs showing the everyday life of missionaries and locals in Livingstonia, Isoko, Karonga. There are small handwritten captions in different hands. Some photos show the Livingstonia missionary School in Nyasaland (modern day Malawi), which was established in 1875 by Dr Robert Laws, a disciple of David Livingstone. Photographs include Dr Laws standing on the steps of Livingstonia Institution along with the new principal.

Dates: 1930s

Letter by Arthur Conan Doyle on the value of spiritualism, 8 March 1926

 Item — Box: CLX-A-345
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0167
Scope and Contents Autograph letter signed, sent by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to General Henrik Enesy, Librarian of the Spirit Researchers' Society, Budapest. In the letter dated 8 March 1926, Doyle thanks Enesy for his invitation to Vienna, and rejoices to hear of 'the progress which our movement - the greatest in the history of the human race - makes among you...'. He also comments on spiritualism, saying that 'more and more [he] sees that the phenomena are nothing - mere signals in order to call our attention...
Dates: 8 March 1926

Scrapbook of Edinburgh University student Ella MacGregor, 1920s

 Item — Box: CLX-A-345
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0181
Scope and Contents Scrapbook/diary of Ella MacGregor, an Edinburgh University student in the 1920s. It contains handwritten autobiographical accounts and thoughts, cuttings of poems and songs, copies of photographs of people involved in the University's student life (for example, V. K. Mowat, joint editor of the Student 1923-24; John B. Colquhoun, President of the Union; Lilian M. Roger, President of Edinburgh University Unionist Association), of famous people who visited the University (G. K. Chesterton;...
Dates: 1920s

Life Membership of the Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club given to James C. Corson, 24 January 1947

 Item — Box: CLX-A-345
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0177
Scope and Contents

Life Membership of the Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club given to James C. Corson. The card reads: "Received from James C Corson Esq. the sum of two guineas, in payment of his subscriptions as a life member of the Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club".

Dates: 24 January 1947

Third Anniversary Address to the Alexander Anderson 'Surfaceman' Club, c 1913

 Item — Box: CLX-A-345
Identifier: Coll-1848/19-0061
Scope and Contents This is a notebook containing the third Anniversary Address to the Alexander Anderson 'Surfaceman' Club. It is not dated but internal evidence points to 1913. The speaker is not identified but is presumably the S. M. Murray of Edinburgh, whose name is in pencil at the beginning of the notebook. The speaker is, in fact, a last-minute stand-in, who apologizes for not having known Anderson personally, briefly sketches his life, then describes his poetic themes with copious quotation. It's not,...
Dates: c 1913