Julian Bukits replied, agreeing the names of the children
above, but giving these ages:
- Norah (age 6)
- Leeba (age almost
- Leonard (age 13)
- Margaret W (age 2)
- Florence (age 4)
"I am quite confident in
thinking that this photo must have been taken in December 1872.
All the children are dressed in winter clothes.
looks very Christmassy to me and Margaret, the youngest child is
holding a basket of pot pourri. When looked at in detail in
can see, what looks like to me to be, a piece of mistletoe hanging
out the left-hand side of the basket.
The children's nanny was
Margaret Wilson. The children's mother was probably unable
to attend as she was due to give birth on December 25, and Thomas
is missing because had died 3 months earlier, in September 1872."
Bukits, Southside, Edinburgh: November 16, 2010