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”!

Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Filing Cabinet 9: drawer 4
Current Location: normal location

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  1. Glenn K Jamieson

    What a Treasure! Dr Arthur Milne’s Grandmother was my 3x great Aunt, (Margaret Leslie Jamieson Milne). As for the Parrot, when my wife heard the story she responded by saying, “wise ass obviously continues to run in the family”
    I responded by bringing her a plate of crackers and telling her to enjoy her lunch 🙂


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