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Tanner's Close

West Port, Grassmarket

Tanner's Close Pictures

James Peacock, Joppa, Edinburgh is looking for old pictures of Tanner's Close  or any of the buildings once located there.  He believes that Argyle House was built on the site in the 1960s.

James has found two pictures in the Edinburgh Room at Edinburgh Central LIbrary, one made from a lantern slide.  He is looking for more.

If you know of any please email me, then I'll pass your message on to James.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs: March 24, 2008

James explained his reason for searching for the picture:

Burke & Hare

"I collect contemporary material relating to the darker side of Edinburgh's past, in particular material relating to Burke & Hare and William Brodie."

James Peacock, Joppa, Edinburgh, March 24, 2008

Burke & Hare were two Irish immigrants who came to Edinburgh to work as labourers, building the Union Canal.

During 1827-28, they murdered 17 victims in the lodging house run by Hare and his partner, Maggie Laird, at Tanner's Close.  Burke & Hare and sold the corpses to the Edinburgh Medical College for dissection.

James added

Snuff Box

"Recently, I was very pleased to purchase the small wooden snuff box, below, reputed to have been made from wood taken from the house of William Hare, in Tanner's Close.

Snuff box repurted to have been made from the home of Burke & Hare in Tanner's Close

Letter and Snuff box repurted to have been made from the home of Burke & Hare in Tanner's Close

The piece of paper took me a while to decipher but I think it says:

Burke & Hare's house demolished 1903 (circa.) to provide space for Saddler & Ironmongers premises of Mr Jas. Thomson (see lid of box). 

Premises now (1907) occupied by messrs Harris-Woullers v Burien.  Jas Thomson succeeded Albert T. ????? huwers ; changed later to motor accessories.

"

James Peacock, Joppa, Edinburgh, March 24, 2008

 Please click on the two images above to enlarge them.

 

Wooden Snuff Box from Tanner's Close

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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