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2020.1.21

Invitation to the Queen’s Garden Party at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, in 1952, addressed to Mr and Mrs Donald McLean. Includes a photograph of them both dressed for the occasion. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.20

Typed letter, dated 1952, from Lord Linlithgow to Superintendent Donald McLean, Police HQ Linlithgow, thanking him for his help with traffic arrangements during his father’s funeral. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.19

Letter from John Glaister, Glasgow University, to Superintendent Donald Archibald MacLean, Linlithgow police office, 1951, thanking him for “photographs in connection with the identification of a body, following prolonged sea immersion”. Thought to be part of a murder case. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.18

Certificate that accompanied a Defence Medal awarded to Detective Inspector Donald Archibald MacLean, Linlithgow, in 1946, for his services in the Lothian police force during WWII. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.17

Black & white photograph of two generations of MacLeans of Kenovay & Linlithgow, in 1941. (L-R) Mary, Charles, Effie, Donald Archibald (father), Euphemia (mother), with Alister in front. Taken just before Charles, an RAF airman, 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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Euphemia in later years wearing a brooch given to her by her son Charles.

2020.1.15

Hand-written poem about the MacLeans, addressed from John Pagan (author?) to Donald Archibald MacLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow, on the event of Donald’s promotion in the police force in 1934. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.10

Unopened copy of the Linlithgowshire Gazette, 4 July 1952, addressed to Superintendent MacLean, formerly of Kenovay. It contains an article about his retirement from the police force. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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