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'Old Houses in Edinburgh'

Drawings by

Bruce J Home

Published by

William J Hay
John Knox House, Edinburgh

Published 1905

Thank you to Brian Strange Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh for allowing me to reproduce drawings and text from his copy of 'Old Houses in Edinburgh',

This book was published by the Edinburgh historian, researcher and postcard publisher, William J Hay in 1905 and dedicated to The Right Honourable The Lord Provost, The Magistrates and Council of the City of Edinburgh.

Published in 18 Parts

It was published in 18 parts, each part sold at one shilling in its own folder and comprising three large pages (560mm wide folded down the middle x 385mm high) with a drawing by Bruce J Homes on one side of the page and commentary about the subject of the drawing on the other side of the page.

The drawings vary a little in size.  Most are about  A4 size, or a little larger if the small white border around them is included.

There are also pages of contents and background notes.  Here is the cover of one of the contents page, using the same style of text as is used throughout the book:

Index Page  -  Cover


©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Brian Strange, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Plainstane Close  -  Commentary


©  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Brian Strange, Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

 

Published in 18 Parts

The copy of the book that Brian Strange owns is still in its original separate folders - i.e. not bound - and is almost, but not quite, complete.  I have reproduced. 

I've selected 20 drawings from the book to add to the EdinPhoto web site.

I chose the drawings that I found to be most interesting or most appealing, and have now added to the web site:

small copies of the 20 drawings

large copies of the 20 drawings

descriptions giving background details for each of the 20 photos.

 

Comment

1.

Brian Strange

Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

'Old Houses in Edinburgh''

What Next?

Brian tells me that he would be willing to donate this book if he found a suitable museum library or other public body with an interest in Edinburgh that would appreciate it.

If you can suggest an appropriate recipient, please email me, then I'll pass on your message to Brian.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh (with acknowledgement to Brian Strange):  March 25, 2014

 

Comment

2.

Peter Stubbs

Edinburgh

'Old Houses in Edinburgh''

Donation

I'm pleased to say that Brian has now found a safe home for his 'Old Houses of Edinburgh' Book.  He visited Edinburgh Central Library last month (Aug 12, 2014) and offered it as a gift to the Library.

The staff at the library were enthusiastic and appreciative, and accepted his offer.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh (with acknowledgement to Brian Strange):  September 10, 2014

 

Comment

3.

Winnie Lisowski (née Veitch)

Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland

Thank you to Winnie Lisowski who wrote

Old Houses in Edinburgh''

Donation

"These 20 drawings that you have shown are absolutely amazing.  The details of them are just stunning.

I've studied each one for a long time, and I am so glad to hear they are now in Central Library where they will be kept safe and appreciated so much by the people of Edinburgh."

Winnie Lisowski (née Veitch), Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland:  September 11, 2014

 

'Old Houses in Edinburgh'

My comments

Index

Descriptions

Thumbnails

   Old Houses in Edinburgh  -  Drawing by Bruce J Home  -  Lady Stair's Close ©

Small

   Old Houses in Edinburgh  -  Drawing by Bruce J Home  -  Lady Stair's Close ©

Large

Old Houses in Edinburgh  -  Drawing by Bruce J Home  -  Lady Stair's Close ©

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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