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Bruce album of views of the Holy Land, Lebanon, Damascus, and Turkey
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The album compiled by the Bruces of Sumburgh contains 57 views of the Holy Land, Lebanon, Damascus, and Turkey collected on their 1902 trip to the region. Photographers represented include Félix Bonfils, Sulaymân Al-Hakîm, and Mihran Iranian.
John Bruce 11th of Sumburgh and Symbister (1837-1907) was in partnership with Grierson of Quendale, Shetland as a fish merchant. He was elected as the Dunrossness South member of the Zetland County Council in 1890, and became the first Convener of the county. He served on the Dunrossness School Board, the Parish Council, and the Broonies Taing Trustees. In 1897, Bruce and his brother-in-law, Mr. E. M. Nelson began excavating an Iron Age broch under Jarlshof, the historic Bruce manor house, after a storm uncovered some of its buildings. He wrote an account of their endeavors, The Excavation of a Broch at Jarlshof, Sumburgh, Shetland, in 1907. He and Mary Daziel Scott (1845-1927) were married in 1871.
1.5 Linear Feet (57 photographs in 1 album)
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