Monthly Archives: October 2016

Charles Morrison’s Diary, 1 to 14 November 1863

Sunday 1st November We went to the schoolhouse at Breasclet Angus Matheson Teacher read the 16th chapter of Acts and was commenting on it as he went along. We went in at a ¼ to 12 o’clock it was ½ … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Druidical Stones, Callanish, October-November 1863

On Friday 30th October 1863, four young people from the town of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, set off on a short holiday to Callanish, famous – then as now – for its standing stones. They were two unmarried couples: Charles Morrison and  Christina Gerrie; Donald McRae … Continue reading

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Charles Morrison’s Diary, 15 to 31 October 1863

Thursday 15th October Mrs Rodk Morrison’s household furniture began to be sold of today. Angus bought some things. I bought a desk at 8/- 1 picture at 3/- 4 jelly crystal plates 1/6 and cream jug & sugar bowl 2/2. … Continue reading

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The National Fur Company

The National Fur Company was established by Arron (or Arnold) Barder (1859-1914) in Sloane Street, London. In the early 20th century it moved to 193 Brompton Road, eventually expanding to fill 191-195, a site now occupied by Blom Bank. Barder’s father – … Continue reading

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