J R Russell, Edinburgh  -  Postcards

Little France

Posted 1905

 A postcard view by J R Russell, Edinburgh  -  Little France

  Copyright: For permission to reproduce, please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

J R Russell, Edinburgh  -  Postcards

Little France

This postcard by the Edinburgh photographer, J R Russell, is a view of Little France.  The Little France district of Edinburgh lies about four miles to the south-east of the centre of the city, and is now the location for the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Some believe that the district was named after the residence of servants to Mary Queen of Scots, but Stuart Harris, in his book The Place Names of Edinburgh believes it to be, perhaps, more likely that it was named after French cloth workers who settled in the area in the 17th century.

The tree in this picture is said to have been planted by Mary Queen of Scots in 1566.

This card was posted from Edinburgh to London on July 24, 1905.

 

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