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Donaldson's College

   Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  Donaldson's Hospital ©

formerly Donaldson's Hospital

 

Gay

Florida, USA

Thank you to Gay, Florida, USA for sending me the following message concerning her mother.

Gay wrote

Donaldson's Pupil

"I am 70.  My mother went to Donaldson's, as a poor child whose name was Donaldson.  She was not deaf.  She had to leave at 14. 

I would love to visit and wonder if it is still a school."

Yes the building in the engraving above is still Donaldson's College in Edinburgh, but not for much longer. 

The college describes itself on its web site as "Scotlandís national residential and day school providing education and care for pupils aged 3-18 who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing."

The Edinburgh building is to be converted into housing, and Donaldson's College is due to move to a new building at Linlithgow West Lothian.

Building of the new college in Linlithgow commenced in March 2006 and the school is due to move there between October 2007 and January 2008.

-  Peter Stubbs:  April 17, 2007

Visit to the School

"My mother always wanted to go back for a visit and buy ice cream because that was what visitors did, ex-students, that is.  She had an excellent education there."

Kerosene

"My mother recalled that kerosene was put on the students hair to prevent lice."

Servant

"My mother was a servant in the house of Lord and Lady Styles when she was 14.  I gathered that he was the physician to the king when he came to Edinburgh.  Would you know where this was?"

Gay, Florida, USA:  April 14, 2007

 

Jan Birnie

Muskoka, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada

Thank you to Jan Birnie who wrote:

Request for photos

Donaldson's School

"My father would like a photograph of Donaldsons Hospital for the Deaf and Dumb.  How my father went there I don't know - he has his hearing - but he thinks it my be because his brother who also went there had a stutter. 

Dad lived at this school from 1934 to 1938.  He was very young when he went there, around 6 years old.  If anyone has any pictures of the school and the children during that period my father would love to see them."

Dean Village Orphanage and Dean Village Public School

"In 1938, the 'hearing' children were transferred from Donaldson's to the Dean Village Orphanage and went to the Dean Village Public School. 

Any pictures of the Dean Village Orphanage or the Dean Village Public school during this period would also be appreciated."

Dad's Family

"Dad's name is John T. Birnie.  His father was John F. Birnie and his mother was Nellie McKinley.  Nellie came from 13 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh.  His dad, John F Birnie, had lived at 57 Calton Road, Edinburgh.

Jan Birnie, Muskoka, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada:  March 8, 2008

 

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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

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks