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Reverend W Fergus Harris

551 575

Description Reverend W Fergus Harris

Collection Reverend W Fergus Harris

Catalogue Number 551 575

Category All Other

Scope and Content A large collection of photographs of historic castles, houses and churches throughout much of Scotland, which may have been used by MacGibbon and Ross in the preparation of their histories of Scottish architecture. Subjects include the castles of Kellie (Angus), Knock, Braikie, Breachacha, Blair, Meggernie and Kinnaird. Also, a published photograph of an oak crib designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.

Archive History The collection of early architectural photographs was initially lent by Rev. Harris in 1973 for copying by RCAHMS as a Survey of a Private Collection (NMRS Inventory 47). The original photographs were later donated to RCAHMS. The original material appears not to have been formally accessioned, but as some has been catalogued with County prefixes, the donation would predate c.1984. Other donations, with later prefixes, would appear to post-date c.1984. The most recent accession is Acc No 2003/84 (Lorimer oak crib). See NMRS 1941-1991: A Guide to the Collections.

System of Arrangement The collection is arranged by County.

Related Material See also Perth and Kinross Council Archive: MS13/310 Rev Wm Fergus Harris Collection.

Access Conditions Open, but note that access may be subject to conservation requirements. Please contact the archive to confirm access in advance of a visit.

Administrative History Reverend W Fergus Harris, minister of the Scottish Episcopal Church, former minister of St Peter's, Lutton Place, Edinburgh, trustee of Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust.

Accruals No accruals are expected.


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