Snuff Box reputed to have been made from oak
of Burke & Hare's House at

Tanner's Close

West Port, Grassmarket

 Box with lid open

Snuff box reputed to have been made from oak from Burke & Hare's house in Tanner's Close

  James Peacock, Joppa, Edinburgh

 Box and Letter

Letter and Snuff box reputed to have been made from oak from Burke & Hare's house in Tanner's Close

  James Peacock, Joppa, Edinburgh

 

Burke & Hare

Tanner's Close Pictures

James Peacock, Joppa, Edinburgh is looking for old pictures of Tanner's Close  or any of the buildings once located there.  He believes that Argyle House was built on the site in the 1960s.

James has found two pictures in the Edinburgh Room at Edinburgh Central LIbrary, one made from a lantern slide.  He is looking for more.

If you know of any please email me, then I'll pass your message on to James.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs: March 24, 2008

Snuff Box

Thank you to James Peacock, Joppa, Edinburgh for allowing me to reproduce the two photos above.

James wrote

Snuff Box

"Recently, I was very pleased to purchase the small wooden snuff box, below, reputed to have been made from wood taken from the house of William Hare, in Tanner's Close

The piece of paper took me a while to decipher but I think it says:"

Burke & Hare's house demolished 1903 (circa.) to provide space for Saddler & Ironmongers premises of Mr Jas. Thomson (see lid of box). 

Premises now (1907) occupied by messrs Harris-Woullers v Burien.  Jas Thomson succeeded Albert T. ????? huwers ; changed later to motor accessories

"

James Peacock, Joppa, Edinburgh, March 24, 2008

 

Tanner's Close

 

 

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