Scrapbook concerning plans to re-build the chapel of Holyrood House. Edit

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Identifier
Acc.14089

Dates

  • ca. 1908 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1 Volumes (Whole)

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  • Content Description

    A scrapbook documenting Lord Leven's proposal to re-build the chapel of Holyrood House, Edinburgh, and his bequest of a large sum of money assigned to this purpose. According to the terms of the will, the work depended on the approval of two executors, who in 1906 decided not to let it go ahead.

    The scrapbooks contains press cuttings of obituaries and death notices of the Earl of Leven, some printed documents and reports, and newspaper articles and letters to the editors. With a number of manuscript letters of Thomas Ross of MacGibbon and Ross, the architects entrusted with the work by Lord Leven, to Miss Helena Stormont Murphy (1846-1925) pasted in at the bac, as well as letters to Sir Duncan Campbell by Helena Stormont Murphy and Rev. James Cameron Lees.

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