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Alexander Archer

551 12

Description Alexander Archer

Collection Alexander Archer

Catalogue Number 551 12

Category All Other

Scope and Content A large collection of pencil drawings of antiquarian subjects 'drawn from nature' primarily in the Borders, Lothians and Fife between 1834 and 1840. Subjects include prehistoric monuments, churches, castles, villages and mills. The drawings may have been prepared as illustrations for a proposed book of topographical views which does not appear to have been published.

Archive History Purchased by the Scottish National Building Record, 1950.

System of Arrangement The drawings are arranged by county.

Related Material Other drawings by Archer are held by the National Museums Scotland Library (GB 587 AA), Edinburgh Public Library and the National Galleries of Scotland.

Access Conditions There are no restrictions upon access.

Administrative History Alexander Archer was an amateur artist, resident in Edinburgh in the 1820s and 1830s.

Accruals No further accruals are expected.


Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 12) Alexander Archer

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
All Other 551 12/1 Drawings of buildings in Berwickshire Group Level
All Other 551 12/2 Drawings of buildings in East Lothian Group Level
All Other 551 12/3 Drawings of buildings in Edinburgh and area Group Level
All Other 551 12/4 Drawings of buildings in Fife Group Level
All Other 551 12/5 Drawings of buildings in Midlothian Group Level
All Other 551 12/6 Drawings of buildings in Lanarkshire Group Level
All Other 551 12/7 Drawings of buildings in Peebles-shire Group Level
All Other 551 12/9 Drawings of buildings in Stirlingshire Group Level
All Other 551 12/10 Drawings of buildings in West Lothian Group Level
All Other 551 12/8 Drawings of buildings in Roxburghshire Group Level
All Other 551 12/11 Drawings of buildings in Selkirkshire Group Level

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