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Fine Art Sale Lot 702


FALKLAND ISLANDS. TWO PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS OF THE VERY REVEREND LOWTHER EDWARD BRANDON, MA (1846-1937) AND HIS WIFE JACQUELINE REBECCA CORDELIA BRANDON, NEE JAMESON (1855-1946), 1906-07 one hundred and twenty four c 7 x 10cm sepia tinted and other silver prints including Port Stanley, Government House, the Harbour, shipping, choir picnic, Sparrow Cove, cutting peat, islands, Dean Brandon on his horse on his last tour, a shepherd's family in the Camp, David Gillow at Causeway Bay Woolshed, coast scenery, Arthur Cobb shearing sheep, George Bowles rolling up wool, Jessie Phillips retirement, Mr & Mrs Jennings, Jimmy Steele and other inhabitants, shag rookery, penguin colony and other birds, the majority captioned, both albums inscribed as gifts from Arthur Frederick Cobb (1877-1973) of Port Stanley, Christmas 1906 and May 1907, MacDonald (F C), Bishop Stirling of the Falklands, L E Bradon's copy with his signature, 1929, three illustrated souvenir booklets of views, c1900-10, a folding map, new edition backed on linen published by Edward Stanford, nd, (late 19th c), an album of snapshot photographs of India and Ceylon, c1930, miscellaneous correspondence namely letters to the Misses Nora F and Maud V Jameson, including one from Florence Brandon and another from Emeline Cadbury (Westhill, Birmigham 1948) and a Victorian hand coloured photograph of a lady, framedLowther Brandon was appointed Colonial Chaplin to the Falkland Islands in 1877, where he served for thirty years, the last ten of which as Dean of Christchurch Cathedral, Stanley. A Church of Ireland clergyman, Brandon was energetic in his ministry and founded the first savings bank, established an abstinence society and also the Falkland Islands magazine, typesetting and printing it himself. He must have cut a distinctive figure riding tirelessly around his extensive parish, followed by a packhorse that carried his magic lantern and equipment to distant settlements. He returned to Ireland in 1907.The Misses Jameson, spinster sisters born in the 1890s, were related to Brandon's wife. Prior to retirement, Miss Nora Jameson was Secretary of the College of Nursing Club, Birmingham. The Indian photographs were almost certainly taken by her or her sister.

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