Photograph of a dinner plate with a parrot in the centre, ca 1910
Colour photograph of a white china dinner plate trimmed in grey and burgundy with a small drawing of an African Grey Parrot in the centre. The plate was part of the wedding dinner service of Alison Balfour (Lady Frances Balfour`s daughter, both of whom regularly visited Tiree) around 1910. The parrot `Kusakoo` was an engagement present from her fiancee Dr Milne, around 1909. The photograph was taken by their grandaughter Jean Lindsay. (original stored with 2012.16.6 filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)
Photograph of Alison Balfour and her parrot, 1909
Black & white photograph of Alison Balfour (daughter of Lady Frances Balfour who regularly visited Tiree) on the steps of her home in Addison Road, London, with the African Grey Parrot `Kusakoo` that her fiancee Dr Milne gave to her as an engagement present in May 1909. The parrot was taught to say “no votes for women”! (original stored with 2012.16.6 filing cabinet 9 drawer 4)
Information and photographs about Alison Balfour and her parrot.
Handwritten information and photographs regarding Alison K C Balfour`s (Lady Frances Balfour`s daughter) engagement to Dr Milne and the African Grey Parrot that he gave to her in May 1909. The parrot was taught to say “no votes for women”!