Souvenir of Lude, 1871

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Souvenir of Lude
Date (inclusive): 1871
Collection number: 94/330
Creator: Valentine, James, 1815-1879, photographer.
Physical Description: 1 album (32 photographic prints) : albumen, 32 x 39 cm (album)

Photographs (19 x 24 cm) are mounted on rectos of leaves of stiff cardboard, one to a page; captions pencilled on mount below photograph.

Bound in brown leather album; gold-stamped title, "Souvenir of Lude 1871" within triple borders of gilt and black rules; photographer's name below title: "By special appointment. J. Valentine, Photographer, Dundee;" textured white endpapers; all edges gilt.

Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell box, with spine title "Valentine. Souvenir of Luve [sic]."
Abstract: Souvenir album of photographs of Lude House, Blair Atholl, the surrounding area in Perthshire, Scotland, and a deerstalking party attended by W.L. Winans, and his son Walter Winans.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Souvenir of Lude (Collection 94/330). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233582 


Scottish photographer of Dundee, well-known for portraits and landscape view. James Valentine, joined in his studio by his sons, William Dobson Valentine, and George D. Valentine, targeted the middle and upper class tourist market, producing drawing room albums of landscapes of Scotland, and later, England, Jamaica, Norway, Morocco, and New Zealand.

Scope and Content

The photographs document the architecture of Lude House, its formal gardens, with summer house, stables, and workers' cottages. Views of nearby lakes and mountains, including Loch Moraig and Ben y Gloe, the falls on the River Fender, and rapids on the Tilt. The final 10 photos document a deerstalking party, which includes Mr. W.L. Winans, his son Mr. Walter Winans, and Mr. Edward Kennard, beginning with the departure of the entourage of horses, dogs, gamekeepers, and hunters from Forest Lodge, the lunch break in the forest, and the return of the party with the stags they have killed.


(from photo captions) Entrance to Lude House -- Lude House -- Croquet group -- The garden at Lude House -- The summer house in the grounds at Lude -- The stables at Lude House -- Mrs. Gordon's cottage -- The carrier -- Loch Moraig and Ben y Gloe -- Lower falls of the Fender -- Cascade on the Fender -- Balnakilly and Ben Vrackie -- Balnakilly House -- View from Balnakilly House [1] -- View from Balnakilly House [2] -- View on the Tilt and Fender Hill -- Witches Rock -- Rapid on the Tilt near Forest Lodge -- Evening on Glen Tilt -- Shepherds Bridge near Forest Lodge -- The Forest Lodge -- The Black Bridge near Forest Lodge -- Deerstalking, Mr. Walter Winans and Party starting [1] -- Deerstalking, Mr. Walter Winans starting [2] -- Deerstalking, Mr. Kennard starting -- Deerstalking, W.L. Winans Esqr. and Party starting [1] -- Deerstalking, W.L. Winans Esqr. starting [2] -- Deerstalking, Mr. Walter Winans returning -- Deerstalking, W.L. Winans Esqr. returning -- Deerstalking, halt for lunch -- Deerstalking, a contribution from 3 guns -- Deerstalking, a day's stalking by W.L. Winans Esqr.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Winans, Walter, 1852-1920 --Photographs.
Winans, W.L. (William Louis), 1822-1897 --Photographs.
Kennard, Edward, active 19th century --Photographs.
Lude House (Scotland) --Photographs.
Balnakilly House (Scotland) --Photographs.
Beinn a'Ghlo (Scotland) --Photographs.
Country homes --Scotland --Photographs.
Architecture, Domestic --Scotland --Photographs.
Deer hunters --Scotland --Photographs.
Deer hunting --Scotland --Photographs.
Croquet players --Scotland --Photographs.
Croquet --Scotland --Photographs.
Scots --Clothing --Photographs.
Kilts --Scotland --Photographs.
Afternoon teas --Scotland --Photographs.
Formal gardens --Scotland --Photographs.
Gazebos --Scotland --Photographs.
Cottages --Scotland --Photographs.
Waterfalls --Scotland --Photographs.
Horse-drawn vehicles --Scotland --Photographs.
Carriages and carts --Scotland --Photographs.
Bridges --Scotland --Photographs.
Scotland --Photographs.
Perthshire (Scotland) --Photographs.
Blair Atholl (Scotland) --Photographs.
Moraig, Loch (Scotland) --Photographs.
Falls of Fender (Scotland) --Photographs.
Tilt, River (Scotland) --Photographs.
Tilt, Glen (Scotland) --Photographs.
Balnakilly (Scotland) --Photographs.
Vrackie, Ben (Scotland) --Photographs.

Genres and Forms of Material

Photographic prints.
Photograph albums.
Albumen prints.

Related Material

Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94)   in UCLA Library Special Collections.
For additional Valentine photos of the Perthshire countryside, hunting lodges, and the Winans/Kennard deerstalking party, see the 2-volume album, "Glen Tilt 1871" (94/037, formerly 94/037a), part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library. Valentine photographs of other parts of Scotland are also found in "Photograph album of Scotland, the West Country, and Surrey" (94/107).