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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

No. 25 (June 2013)

No, 25 (June 2013)

Selected Abstracts

"Is this Fanny Swan?". Discussion about and reproduction of some photographs from the Poole family photograph album, which is held in private hands. No-one knows of any photographs of hotel-keeper and businesswoman Fanny Swan (died 1895), but there is a good chance several in the album are of her. (cover, p4-5)

"Contents of the Shakespeare Hotel". Lists of contents from an 1868 advertisement, and 1895 probate papers for Fanny Swan. (p.6)

"Maggie Donovan - Another Dargo Bride". Photograph and details of Maggie Donovan, who married Tom Phelan in 1916. Maggie appears to be wearing the headpiece referred to in the last issue, which was said to have been worn by 17 Dargo brides. (p.7)

"Parish Maps" List of maps of parishes near Stratford that are held int eh collection, plus an overall map showing parishes. (pp8-9)

"Presbyterian Baptisms by the Rev. John Roberts in the former Avon Shire, 1865-1915". Baptisms from January 1874 to July 1883. (pp10-11)

"News and Notes". More of the Sir Emmerson Tennent Hotel, and Enquiries to the Society (REID / REED / READ, KANE / CAIN / KANE at Dargo and Stratford; HAZLETT at Stratford; MARTIN at Invermichie; GREEN  at The Heart/Stratford Cheese factories; SCOTT / HOLLOWAY / CURTAIN at Delvine; FORBES / MILLER / MILLS at Briagolong; CURRAN at Stratford; SHIELLS / MARTIN / TIMMINS at Stratford)