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Scotland Photographic Memories

Scotland Photographic Memories

The photo 'Glasgow, Cathedral and Necropolis 1890' appears in this book.

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The Cathedral stands on the site of an earlier building destroyed by fire in 1192. The choir and tower date from the 13th century, and the spire was added about two centuries later. The tower is 220 ft high. Behind the cathedral is the Necropolis, which contains a number of substantial monuments to the great and the good as well as to those who had enough money to make sure that when they were gone, they would not be forgotten.

An extract from Scotland Photographic Memories.

Memories of Glasgow, Cathedral and Necropolis 1890

In the Necropolis, Section Omega are a number of family lairs containing the following family lines. The Bell Family Lair has the following inscription, James Bell, Printer, 1806 to 1883( James Bell, my Great, great grandfather, was co founder of the famous Scottish printing house of Bell and Bain in 1831. Bethia Scott, his wife 1809-1891, his eldest son, William Scott Bell, printer, unmarried, ...see more

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