Who was Ellis Ogilvie?

Who was Ellis Ogilvie? After another half hour reading all the reports for any clues I hit gold! I did a happy dance!!!

Christmas Past in Lady’s magazines 1792 & 1894

Its amazing how times change over the years, this year apart from adding many more Old Photos to my collection, I also added a 1792 The Lady’s Companion to my collection of books. It’s almost falling apart, so has obviously been well read, the spine has almost gone & it’s quite discoloured, but the very…

Maiwand 1880 by BSM William Paton

An account of Maiwand 1880, by BSM W.Paton, plus four appointments to the office, of him & two other members of his family, spanning three Monarchs, Queen Victoria, King Edward & George

My Charles Dickens Victorian Album

I thought you may like to see an addition to my collection of old photos and Albums…. This is such a fabulously decorated Leather Victorian Album, and one of the few that I have bought privately, and not found at a Car Boot sale !! I just had to have it !It looks very plain…

The Yule Log

With just a couple of days to go before Christmas, I thought it would be nice to show you again this post (wrote in 2011) about a lovely little book I found titled “The Yule Log”.  It was sold by H and C Treacher, Booksellers and Stationers,  The Royal Library, Brighton. The Book is in…

Ethel Hopwood, Victorian Photographer, Weston Super Mare

This wonderful Cabinet Card (about mid 1890’s)was among the loose old photos that I bought in November.Shame we aren’t able to see colours, I did wonder at first, if it may have been a Suffragette brooch the young lady on the left is wearing, but then I realized from the Tambourine in the front of…