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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Glen Tilt 1871
    Date (inclusive): 1871

    Note

    Date from cover.
    Collection number: 94/37
    Creator: Valentine, James, 1815-1879, photographer.
    Physical Description: 2 albums (67 photographic prints) : albumen, 32 x 39 cm (albums)

    Volume 1 has cover title "Glen Tilt 1871." Volume 2 has cover title "Glentilt."

    Photographs (19 x 24 cm) in volume 1 are mounted on rectos of leaves of stiff cardboard, one to a page; captions pencilled on mount below photograph. Photographs in volume 2 are mounted on rectos and versos of cardboard leaves, interleaved with blank leaves of heavy white paper; captions in ink or pencil on mount below photograph.

    The albums are bound in brown leather album; each has gold-stamped cover title within triple borders of gilt and black rules; photographers name below title: "By special appointment. J. Valentine, Photographer, Dundee;" textured white endpapers; all edges gilt.

    Spec. Coll. copies: each album housed separately in modern beige cloth clamshell box; volume 1 has spine title "Valentine. Glen Tilt;" volume 2 has spine title "Valentine. Glentilt."
    Abstract: Two souvenir albums of photographs, dated 1871, of landscape and deer hunting in the countryside around Glen Tilt, near Blair Atholl, in Perthshire, Scotland.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Glen Tilt 1871 (Collection 94/37). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    Scottish photographer of Dundee, well-known for portraits and landscape view. James Valentine, joined in his studio by his sons, William Dobson Valentine, and George D. Valentine, targeted the middle and upper class tourist market, producing drawing room albums of landscapes of Scotland, and later, England, Jamaica, Norway, Morocco, and New Zealand.

    Scope and Content

    The photographs record the rocky landscape of Glen Tilt, and its rivers, the Tilt and the Fender, in particular the well-known cascades of the Fender, and the rocky rapids and salmon leap on the Tilt. Also pictured are landmarks Witches Rock, and Shepherds Bridge and Black Bridge, as well as two sporting lodges: Forest Lodge, located on the banks of the Tilt, in Glen Tilt, about eight miles from the village of Blair Atholl; and Glen Bruar Lodge, located in Glen Bruar, nine miles from Calvine. The two albums also include a total of 32 photos which document a large deerstalking party, featuring Mr. W.L. Winans, his son Mr. Walter Winans, and Mr. Edward Kennard. Others named in the photos include: J. Macara, R. Macnaughton, S. Liegh, T. Nash, J. Stewart, R. Steward, J. Lamond, P. Lamond, J. Gone, A. Gone, and J. Macdonald. The photos show the men departing on horseback from Forest Lodge, well-supplied with firearms and dressed in kilts and hunting gear. The men break for lunch, sprawled on a hillside, surrounded by the carcasses of the stags they have shot. The horses and gamekeepers wait nearby. Twenty of the photos are close-ups of dead deer; captions highlight the five stags shot by W.L. Winans in a days stalking, and a "royal" stag (a stag with antlers of more than twelve branches) shot by Mr. Kennard.

    Organization and Arrangement

    (from photo captions) v. 1. View on the Tilt with Fender Hill -- Upper Falls of the Fender -- The Witches Rock -- The Salmon Leap on the Tilt (2) -- View from above the Queens Well -- "A Bit" on the Tilt -- Evening in Glen Tilt -- Shepherds Bridge near Forest Lodge (2) -- The Forest Lodge (2) -- Rapid on the Tilt above Forest Lodge (2) -- The Black Bridge above Forest Lodge (2) -- Glen Bruar Lodge -- Deerstalking, Mr. Walter Winans & Party starting (2) -- Deerstalking, Mr. Kennard starting -- Deerstalking, W.L. Winans Esqr. starting (2) -- Deerstalking, Mr. Walter Winans returning (2) -- Deerstalking, W.L. Winans Esqr. returning (2) -- Deerstalking, Halt for Lunch (3) -- Deerstalking, Contribution from Three Guns -- Deerstalking, Waiting for the Ponies -- Deerstalking, A Days Stalking by W.L. Winans Esqr. (3) -- Deerstalking, Royal Stag Shot by W.L. Winans Esqr. -- Deerstalking, Royal Stag Shot by Mr. E. Kennard (3) -- Deerstalking, Stag Shot in Glen Tilt -- Deerstalking, Stag Shot by Master Walter Winans -- Deerstalking, Royal Stag Shot byMr. E. Kennard -- Deerstalking, Head of Stag Shot by Master Louis Winans -- [Untitled photo of dead stag].
    (from photo captions) v. 2. View on the Tilt and Fender Hill -- Upper Falls of the Fender -- The Witches Rock -- "A Bit" in Glen Tilt -- Rapid on the Tilt near the Forest Lodge (2) -- Salmon Leap on the Tilt (2) -- Evening in Glen Tilt -- Shepherds Bridge near Forest Lodge (2) -- Forest Lodge -- The Black Bridge near Forest Lodge -- Deerstalking, Mr. Walter Winans and Party starting -- Deerstalking, W.L. Winans Esqr. starting -- Deerstalking, Mr. Walter Winans Returning -- Deerstalking, W.L. Winans Esqr. Returning -- Deerstalking, Halt for Lunch -- Deerstalking, a Contribution from 3 Guns -- Deerstalking, A Few Days Stalking by W.L. Winans Esqr. -- Deerstalking, Royal Stag Shot by Mr. Kennard (4).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Winans, Walter, 1852-1920 --Photographs.
    Winans, W.L. (William Louis), 1822-1897 --Photographs.
    Kennard, Edward --Photographs.
    Deer hunters --Scotland --Photographs.
    Deer hunting --Scotland --Photographs.
    Scots --Clothing --Photographs.
    Kilts --Scotland --Photographs.
    Hunting lodges --Scotland --Photographs.
    Waterfalls --Scotland --Photographs.
    Bridges --Scotland --Photographs.
    Scotland --Photographs.
    Perthshire (Scotland) --Photographs.
    Blair Atholl (Scotland) --Photographs.
    Falls of Fender (Scotland) --Photographs.
    Tilt, River (Scotland) --Photographs.
    Tilt, Glen (Scotland) --Photographs.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographic prints
    Photograph albums
    Albumen prints.

    Other Index Terms Related to this Collection

    Glentilt

    Related Material

    Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.
    For other Valentine photographs of the Perthshire countryside, Lude House, hunting lodges, and the Winans/Kennard deerstalking party, see related album, "Souvenir of Lude"   (94/330, formerly 94/037b). Valentine photographs of other parts of Scotland may also be found in "Photograph album of Scotland, the West Country, and Surrey"   (94/107).