Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, 1848 to 1861

George Washington Wilson (British, Grampian (Baffshire), Scotland 1823–1893 Abedeen, Scotland)

Sir Arthur Helps (British, Balham Hill, Surrey 1813–1875 London)
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Purchase, 1973
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  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Frontispiece inscribed in ink "To// Sir Thomas & Lady Biddulph// This simple narrative// of happy byegone// days, for ever past,// is given// by// [illegible]// The [illegible]// August.19.1865." Bookplate of Freda M. Biddulf affixed on front endpaper.

  • Provenance

    Sir Thomas & Lady Biddulf; [Freda M. Biddulf]

  • Notes

    Date of 1865 is based on inscription on frontispiece & citation of December 1864 on the final page of the text. Attribution to G.W. Wilson is based on research of L. Goldschmidt (cf. Truthful Lens, cat. 83) for edition of 1868 which contained additional photographs inserted at the end of the text. See also JPGM collection for 1868 edition. Comparison of MMA & JPGM volumes shows plates in MMA volume of [1865] correspond to those published in 1868 edition. Note plate cited on List of Illustrations, "Castle of Invermark", p. 107, is no longer in volume.