[Johnston Album]
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[Johnston Album]

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Album

Hill & Adamson

David Octavius Hill, British, 1802–1870; Robert Adamson, British, 1821–1848

Henry White

English, 1819–1903

James Good Tunny

Scottish, d. 1887

John Moffat

Scottish, 1819–1894

Alexander McGlashon

Scottish, 1815–1877

[Johnston Album]

1856–1859
Bound volume with salted paper prints
Gift of G. C. Monkhouse
1976.0288.0001-0174
Inscriptions Note with album (ink): These photographs [1976:0288:82-90] were taken by my grandfather T.B. Johnston who was President of the Scottish Photographic Society. He prepared and made his own negatives & paper. This is an old golfer Wattie Mure [1976:0288:82].

Note with album (ink): 1820 [underlined] / Body Snatchers who rowed across the Forth after bodies in Edinburgh were well guarded. Sir William watched his brother John's grave in Buccleigh [Buccleuch] Churchyard for more than a month at night sleeping in a small house in the church yard with a freshly loaded pistol at his side. Burke & Hare 1828.

[The Burke and Hare murders, or West Port murders, were a series of murders committed in Edinburgh, Scotland, over a period of about ten months in 1828. The killings were attributed to Irish immigrants William Burke and William Hare, who sold the corpses of their 16 victims to Doctor Robert Knox as dissection material for his well-attended anatomy lectures. Burke and Hare's accomplices were Burke's mistress, Helen McDougal, and Hare's wife, Margaret Laird. From their acts came the British word "burking", originally meaning to smother a victim or to commit an anatomy murder but which has since passed into general use as a word for any suppression or cover-up. (Wikipedia)

Note with album (ink): Championship [underlined] / C. Leitch 1914-20-21-26 / Wethered 22-24-25-29 / Ladies Close Champ. [underlined] / Leitch 14-19- Wethered 20-21-22-23-24 / Scottish Ladies [underlined] A. Glover 1903 / D. Campbell 1905-6-8 / Mrs. Watson 20-21-22-29. & mention word [?] in '31

This note references British women golfers of the early 20th century:
Joyce Wethered (1901-1997) is regarded as one of the greatest lady golfers of all time. Her victories include 5 English Amateur and 4 British Ladies Amateur championships. In 1920, she exploded onto the scene by beating the renowned Charlotte Cecilia (Cecil) Pitcairn Leitch (1891-1977) to win the 1920 English Ladies Championship. Miss A. Glover of Elie, Scotland, Dorothy Campbell, of North Berwick, Scotland and Mrs. Watson are less well-known.





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