Object Type: photograph

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2020.1.85

Large red photograph album ‘The Life and Times of Charles McLean’, containing around 100 black and white photographs, collected and perserved by his family. Charles (1917-1941) was the son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow. An RAF Pilot Officer, he went missing in action over the English Channel during WWII. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

A selection of the photographs will be digitised and uploaded soon.

2020.1.75

Black & white photograph of a young woman standing in a palm tree lined street, in the original printer’s envelope of Jerome Ltd, Holloway, in around 1940. On the reverse is written ‘Pauline Beudjet (Budget?)’. Found amongst the belongings of Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. Charles served in the RAF during WWII and went missing over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.70

Large, annotated, black & white photograph of the personnel of D. Flight, RAF No. 3 Squadron, April 1940. Signed by all members of the crew, including Pilot Officer Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay.  80% of those pictured perished during WWII. Their surnames are written on the back of the photo. Charles (2nd row from back, 3rd from left) went missing in action over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.64

Black & white photograph of Alister McLean (b. 1931), youngest son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in military uniform in Cheshire in 1949. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here to view additional photos of Alister in around 1955 and 1990, and a letter from him to his father in Linlithgow in 1964.

2020.1.61

Black & white photograph of Alexina Mary McLean (1926-1929), daughter of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in around 1929, and the family gundog, Flossie. Alexina was named after her Uncle and Aunt, Alexander Walker and Mary McLean (sister of Donald Archibald), who gave Alexina a present of a doll, which was kept long after her death at the age of three. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here to view a sympathetic letter from Mary McConnell (nee McLean) to Alexina’s parents, dated May 1929.

2020.1.60

Black and white studio portrait photograph of Isabella Gibson Stoddart McLean (b. 1925), daughter of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in 1949. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here to view an additional photograph of Isabella in around 1997, with her sister Euphemia Terris McLean, her daughter Fiona Wilson and grand-daughter Clare. These ladies are the donors of the Donald Archibald McLean collection.

2020.1.57

Black & white photograph of Mary McLean (b. 1920), daughter of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in around 1944. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here for three other photos of Mary and her family: at RAF Millom in 1945; (L-R) Isabel McLean, Reginald Price (Mary’s father-in-law), Alister McLean, Mary with her son Donald Price, in around 1948; wedding of Donald Price in 1967.

2020.1.56

Black & white photograph of Euphemia (Effie) Terris McLean (1919-2007), daughter of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, in 1942. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

Click here for two other photos of Euphemia: with her sister Mary in 1943, and in around 1990.

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