Sale of the Shandon collection – part 10

Dear blog reader. Here is the tenth part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection. This blog post describes Robert Napier’s picture collection and the remains of his library which were sold on the 3rd day of the sale of the contents of ShandonContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon collection – part 10”

Sale of the Shandon Collection – part 9

Dear blog reader. Here is the ninth part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection. This blog post describes the remains of Robert Napier’s porcelain which was sold on the 2nd day of the sale of the contents of Shandon House.  ****************************************** THE GLASGOWContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon Collection – part 9”

THE MAGIC OF SHANDON HYDRO

Dear blog reader I usually don’t share such recent finds but the descriptions are so good in this article I find it worth sharing. ***************************************** THE LENNOX HERALD, FEBRUARY 5, 1993 DOWN MEMORY LANE – THE MAGIC OF SHANDON HYDRO – BY PATRICIA DRAYTON A group of us were discussing the merits of the variousContinue reading “THE MAGIC OF SHANDON HYDRO”

Sale of the Shandon Collection – part 8

Dear blog reader Here is the eighth part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection.  This blog post covers the sale of some of the contents of Robert Napier’s library in Shandon House on the first day of the sale of the Shandon collection.Continue reading “Sale of the Shandon Collection – part 8”

Sale of the Shandon Collection – part 7

Dear blog reader. Here is the seventh part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection.  This blog post describes the porcelain sold on the 1st day of the sale of the Shandon collection and follows on from last week’s blog post discussing Robert Napier’sContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon Collection – part 7”

Sale of the Shandon Collection Part 6

Dear blog reader Here is the sixth part of the series on the sale of the contents of Shandon House, also known as the Shandon collection.  This blog post is from the first day of the sale and gives us an excellent introduction to Robert Napier’s taste. ********************* GLASGOW HERALD THURSDAY 12 APRIL 1877 SALEContinue reading “Sale of the Shandon Collection Part 6”

Sale of West Shandon

Dear blog reader I would suggest that the below advert describing West Shandon, the residence of Robert Napier, before it was sold and converted into the Hydropathic Hotel tells us a lot about West Shandon. I hope you also find it interesting. Jacqueline *********************** GREENOCK TELEGRAPH AND CLYDE SHIPPING GAZETTE SATURDAY 7 APRIL 1877 WESTContinue reading “Sale of West Shandon”

Burial Of Mrs Napier

GLASGOW HERALD FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER 1875 THE LATE MRS NAPIER OF SHANDON Yesterday, shortly after noon, the remains of Mrs Napier, wife of Mr Robert Napier, of Shandon, were committed to their last resting place in the family vault in Dumbarton Churchyard. The deceased, who had attained the ripe age of 83 years, died atContinue reading “Burial Of Mrs Napier”

Robert Napier’s Boats

GLASGOW HERALDTHURSDAY 14 OCTOBER 1897 F.C. [Free Church] Manse, Errol, October 12, 1897 Sir. – Would you permit me to supplement the excellent list of Clyde steamers which an ‘Old Coaster’ gives in the ‘Herald’ today? He has altogether omitted Napier’s boats on the Gareloch. They were built – the Duchess of Argyle, 1849; theContinue reading “Robert Napier’s Boats”

Visit of an Abyssinian hero

Field Marshal Robert Cornelis Napier, born 1810 in Colombo, British Ceylon and died 1890 in London, was a very distinguished British Indian Army office. He fought in the First and Second Anglo-Sikh Wars, was the chief engineer during the second relief of Lucknow during the Indian Rebellion of 1857, was a commander during the SecondContinue reading “Visit of an Abyssinian hero”