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PRINT ROOM ALBUM 3: THE DAVIDSONS OF MUIRHOUSE Hard backed album with maroon coloured leather spine and corners with marble effect paper covers. Thomas Davidson, a palaeontologist compiled this illu ...

AL 3

Description PRINT ROOM ALBUM 3: THE DAVIDSONS OF MUIRHOUSE Hard backed album with maroon coloured leather spine and corners with marble effect paper covers. Thomas Davidson, a palaeontologist compiled this illustrated record of his family history which contains watercolours, engravings, cuttings, a piece of family tartan and drawings of buildings associated with the Davidsons, principally Muirhouse and Hatton House. Inscribed on one of the front leaves is; 'The Davidsons of Muirhouse by Thomas Davidson of Muirhouse LLD, FRS, FGS etc & dedicated to my son William Davidson 3rd William of Muirhouse'. Stored with the album is a collection of miscellaneous notes and cuttings including, for example; A sketch of elevation and gable of the west lodge at Muirhouse (pen on tracing paper), dated 1883, A cutting from The Scottish Gardener, Northern Forester dated December 14, 1912, including photographs of Muirhouse and the west avenue and text about the house and grounds, Sketch, pen on tracing paper inscr; 'Bemersyde House in 1881' and below, again pen on tracing paper; 'Bemersyde Tower in olden times old garden with A Haig's sundial', Pencil and grey wash drawing of Bemersyde Tower dated 1861 and initialled 'WJD', Pencil and grey wash drawing of Comrie House dated 1874 and initialled 'WJD', Grey wash drawing of Bonaly initialled WJD, A list of pictures at Muirhouse including portraits by Raeburn, Joshua Reynolds, Geddes, Skirving and frescoes by Zephaniah Bell, Pencil sketches of 'shields of dining room ceiling at Muirhouse' by R J Davidson, Engraving of Thomas Davidson FRS, engraved by J Brown from a photograph by Mayall, Photographic copy of a portrait, Family tree extracts,various newspaper cuttings relating to the work of Thomas Davidson FRS, enthronement to Bishop of Winchester of Dr Randall Davidson and notices of deaths of family members. Also included is the autobiography of William Davidson (1783-1865) see notes for resume of the books.

Date 1880

Collection Davidsons of Muirhouse

Catalogue Number AL 3

Category Print Room

Copies AL 3/10V/1, AL 3/10V/2, AL 3/11, AL 3/11V/1, AL 3/65, AL 3/1, DP 029669, DP 029670

Accession Number 1997/18

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/345729

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Collection Level (551 44) Papers of Thomas Davidson of Muirhouse, palaeontologist and genealogist, Edinburgh, Scotland

> Batch Level (AL 3) PRINT ROOM ALBUM 3: THE DAVIDSONS OF MUIRHOUSE Hard backed album with maroon coloured leather spine and corners with marble effect paper covers. Thomas Davidson, a palaeontologist compiled this illustrated record of his family history whi

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Print Room AL 3/2/1 Page2/1. Interior view of East Chuch. PRINT ROOM ALBUM 3: THE DAVIDSONS OF MUIRHOUSE c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/2/2 Page2/2 Sketch of monument to Janet Roger, widow of the Rev. Thomas Davidson. PRINT ROOM ALBUM NO 3: THE DAVIDSONS OF MUIRHOUSE c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/2V/1 Page2v/1 Engraving inscr; 'EAST AND WEST CHURCHES, STIRLING' PRINT ROOM ALBUM NO 3: THE DAVIDSONS OF MUIRHOUSE c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/2V/2 Page 2v/2 Engraving inscr; ' CEMETERY, STIRLING Looking East' Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/6 Page 6 Photograph, detail of Davidson Arms dated 1832, with text; 'Davidson Arms Carved in stone over the principal door at Muirhouse' Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/10V/1 Page 10v/1 One of two sketches of, as inscr; 'The Davidson family burying place in Cramond Church yard erected in 1784' Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/10V/2 Page 10v/2 One of two sketches of, as inscr; 'The Davidson family burying place in Cramond Church yard erected in 1784' Detail of entrance Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/11 Page 11 Detail of monument in Davidson family vault in Cramond Church yard, to William Davidson (first of Muirhouse) who died 20th September 1794 Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/11V/1 Page 11v/1 Pencil and grey wash sketch of Cramond Church, signed 'WJD' Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c 1800's c. 1800 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/16 Page 16 Pencil and grey wash drawing of Old Muirhouse and avenue, inscr; 'Muirhouse in the county of Edinburgh the seat of William Davidson Esq taken from the East 1794' initialled 'WJD' Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse 1794 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/16V Page 16v Ink sketch of old Muirhouse from a distance through trees Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1800 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/17 Page 17 Ink and brown wash sketch of old Muirhouse inscr; 'Back of old Muirhouse', signed 'WJD' Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1800 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/17V Page 17v Drawing Room floor plan and Ground plan of Old Muirhouse, sketch in ink Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/18/1 Page 18/1 Old Muirhouse, pencil and ink sketch from north east Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/18/2 Page 18/2 Old Muirhouse, ink sketch of south east elevation Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/18/3 Page 18/3 Old Muirhouse, ink sketch of north wall of south front showing chimney of Dining and Drawing Rooms Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/18/4 Page 18/4 Old Muirhouse, ink and pencil sketch of west elevation, inscr; 'West or Garden front' Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/18/5 Page 18/5 Old Muirhouse, ink and pencil sketch of rear or house, from east Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/18V Page 18v Ink sketch plans of garrets and bedroom floor plan of old Muirhouse Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1800 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/19 Page 19 Watercolour of old Muirhouse and avenue from the east Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1800 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/20V Page 20v Engraving of St Giles' Cathedral below which Thomas Davidson writes; 'Formerly called Tolbooth now New West St Giles. This was the church in which the Rev. Thomas Davidson preached.' Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/40V Page 40v Pen sketch of elevation of, as inscr; 'House in Windmill Street near George Square, Old Town Edinburgh where Captain Davidson was born' Print Room Album 3 The Davidsons of Muirhouse c. 1880 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/45V/1 Page 45v/1 Sketch of Horsburgh Castle in ruins, dated 1856. Below is the painted crest of 'Horsbrugh of that Ilk' and below that, a sketch of Nether Horsburgh Castle, AL/3/45v/3. PRINT ROOM ALBUM 3: THE DAVIDSONS OF MUIRHOUSE 1856 Item Level
Print Room AL 3/45V/3 Page 45v/3 Sketch of Nether Horsburgh Castle in ruins. Above is the painted crest of 'Horsbrugh of that Ilk' with a sketch of Nether Horsburgh Castle above, AL/3/45v/1. PRINT ROOM ALBUM 3: THE DAVIDSONS OF MUIRHOUSE c. 1856 Item Level

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