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Family Game of Badminton On The Side Lawn At South Bantaskine c.1880


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The Wilson Family.

The eight Wilson sisters - Kate, Janey, Margaret, Mary, Bessie, Helen, Wilhelmina, and Johanna.

Seated Right - Dr. Moffat, father-in-law of David Livingston, and Mary Wilson.

Standing Right - John Wilson, coalmaster and businessman.

"Almost all these photographs [see others in this collection] are in the album given by John Wilson to each daughter on her marriage. South Bantaskine was originally a mining estate, but careful management by John Wilson turned it into a beautiful wooded estate.

"The new house was built in 1862, but on the death of Mary Wilson, the last sister to live there, [it] was sold to the Coal Board. The walled garden was very fine and features in 'Scottish Gardens' about 1910." - Victoria Irvine [2002]

Donor number: 0207-017

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