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New York Caledonian Club
1856-2007
 MS 2923

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Collection processed by Alison Dundy

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 09, 2012
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Series II: Photographs, 1857-1918

Scope and Contents note

This series consists of 22 silver gelatin and albumen photographs of New York Caledonian Club members in Highland dress. One hand-tinted photograph (1866) features a club officer bearing the Caledonian Club's gold flag, which was flown at Highland Games. Most photographs are larger than 14 x 18 inches.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: OS Medium Folder : New York Caledonian Club Records Portraits

Scope and Contents note

There are seven oversize studio photographs (1866 - 1904) of New York Caledonian Club officers in individual and small group portraits. These include: William Clelland (1866); Alex Fraser (1857); Thomas Fyffe (1870); William G. Reid (1904); William Inglis, Thomas Barclay, and William Cunningham (undated); John Taylor, James West, John Young, William Manson, and Geo. Mitchell, Jr. (1880) C. Sanderson, D. Miller, W. Thomson, R. Cockburn, and K. Mackenzie (undated); and five unnamed officers (undated).

1866 - 1904
Box: OS Medium Folder : New york Caledonian Club Records Caledonian Club Building

Scope and Contents note

This is a photograph of the exterior of the New York Caledonian Club's marble mansion, located at 846 Seventh Avenue (54th Street). The club acquired the building in 1898.

Box: OS Medium Folder : New York Caledonian Club Records Scotch Games and Parades

Scope and Contents note

Four oversize photographs show large assemblies of club members at the annual Scotch Games, held at Jones Wood in New York City.

1859 - 1915
Box: 2 Folder : 7 79th New York Highland Regiment

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains a group portrait of Robert Gair, Lawrence Beattie, and George Arnott in 1861, just before the 79th Regiment departed to defend the Washington, D.C. The photograph is mounted with reproductions of the 79th Regiment Medal from the Battle of Bull Run. There is also a photograph of the 50th Anniversary (1911) parade of Regiment veterans en route to the Second Presbyterian Church. There is a photograph of the dedication of a monument to the 79th Regiment at Knoxville, Tennesee on September 28, 1918. Regiment veterans in the monument dedication photograph include Andrew D. Baird, Robert Gair, Robert Armour, Joseph Stewart, Frank M. Chamberlin, Henry Bloomfield, and John Muir.

1861-1918
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Scotch Games and Parades

Scope and Contents note

This folder contains two mounted photographs of the Scotch Games (1904 and 1914) and a mounted photograph of the Caledonian Club in the 1910 New York City Labor Day parade.

1859 - 1910

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