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Walter Severn collection of photographs and sketches of country houses

551 1980

Description Walter Severn collection of photographs and sketches of country houses

Date 1891 to 1902

Collection Walter Severn collection of photographs and sketches of country houses

Catalogue Number 551 1980

Category All Other

Scope and Content A collection of photographic copies of views of country houses and gardens, mostly in Scotland. It comprises copies of photographs and also watercolour sketches, evidently from a sketchbook 'Book of Visits' compiled in the course of visits and signed by hosts and guests. Subjects include Invercauld House, Kelburn Castle, Thurston House, Inverlochy Castle, Douglas Support, Ravenswood House, Eglinton Castle, Barncluith, Roshven House, Woodhouselee, Maudslie Castle, Newhailes, Castle Wemyss, Fairlie Craif, Kelburne Tower, Spitalhaugh House, Bandirran House, Cambusdoon House, Cowdenknowes House, Denmore House, Rossdhu House, Miss Jekyll's Garden, Godalming, Rosehall House, Ogscastle, Grianan House, Brahan Castle, Forglen House, Corriemoillie Lodge, Langley Park, Bamff House, and Kennet House. Also two views of the Militia Barracks, King Street, Aberdeen.

Archive History Lent to RCAHMS for copying as a Survey of a Private Collection in 1987 by Mr Walter Severn. Previously catalogued as Collection 262/980.

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

Administrative History Walter Severn, English watercolourist (1830-1904). A grandson of the 12th Earl of Eglinton and married to Mary Dalrymple, daughter of Sir Charles Dalrymple Fergusson, Severn's social connections allowed him to compile an illustrated 'Book of Visits' to country houses, c.1891-1902.

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/2098526

Collection Hierarchy - Collection Level

Collection Level (551 1980) Walter Severn collection of photographs and sketches of country houses

Preview Category Catalogue Number Title Date Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38652 CN Perspective view of entrance front Photo of watercolour with signatures of visitors Original in Walter Severn's "Book of Visits" Vol 2 9/1902 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38655 CN General view-photographic copy of watercolour in Walter Severn's 'Book of Visits, Vol 2'. 9/1900 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38657 CN Copy of perspective view watercolour from Walter Severn's Book of Visits Vol 2 19/7/1900 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38217 General view of north west front c. 1902 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38222 Copy of perspective sketch (watercolour) with family photos mounted below 7/1896 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38599 CN Photographic copy of a watercolour showing perspective view of Library over-mantle. 10/1895 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38607 CN Photographic copy of a watercolour showing the Dining room overmantle and portraits, inscr. 'DINING ROOM - NEWHAILES'. c. 1895 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38649 CN Photographic copy of watercolour of Rossdhu boathouse, pavillion and Loch Lomond, with signatures. 8/1902 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38224 Aberdeen, King Street, Militia Barracks. General view of parade ground. c. 1898 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38608 CN Aberdeen, Denmore House. Photographic copy of a watercolour showing a general view of entrance front. 21/7/1898 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38604 CN Bandirran House. Photographic copy of signed watercolour painting, general view. 8/1898 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38648 CN Bandirran house. Photographic copy of drawing of heraldic decoration in the library. c. 1903 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 42964 CN Bamff House. Photographic copy of signed watercolour painting, general view of Bamff House. 8/1896 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38213 General view of Invercauld House from across the River Dee. 10/1891 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38656 CN Photographic copy of painting of Forglen showing general view. 8/1900 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38214 View from North. c. 1892 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38602 CN Photographic copy of watercolour showing general view. c. 1896 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38221 P Photographic copy of album page containing three drawings, including 'The Old Tower.' 9/1895 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38650 P Photographic copy of general view from South-West. 1903 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38225 P Photographic copy of general view. 1895 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38653 CN Perspective view of entrance front. 9/1901 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38218 View from South-West. 1898 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38220 Copy of historic photograph showing view from SE. 8/1895 Item Level
Photographs and Off-line Digital Images A 38601 CN Photographic copy of watercolour painting. c. 1896 Item Level

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