We will visit St Andrews on Saturday 6th October to see the Maitland Dougall collection.

Admiral Henry Heriot Maitland
Admiral Henry Heriot Maitland

Colin Maitland Dougall found his cousin Isabella’s photo albums and gave them to St Andrews University which has a substantial photographic collection.  Isabella Maitland Heriot was an active photographer, and one of the earliest practitioners of photography.  She was trained in 1848 by Fox Talbot or an associate. Her album includes photos of Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot's home. The Getty Collection in Los Angeles has bought some of her photographs, which shows the importance of her work. She died young, aged 23 in 1853.

Isabella was taught the newly invented wet plate process of photography at Lacock Abbey, the home of Henry Fox Talbot. He invented the negative/positive process in use in various forms from 1835 until the advent of digital photography about twenty years ago. Her photo of Lacock Abbey is evidence of her presence there in the early days of photography.

Our plan is:

10.30 Meet at British Golf Museum for coffee 
11.15 Depart for Napier Library, North Street to see Maitland Dougall  photo collection

Golf enthusiasts visit The Open Collection at the Golf Museum
(The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is on that day)


Lunch at  The Seafood Ristorante, St Andrews
Caesar salad, fritto misto or grilled clams, lemon tart

Lacock Abbey ca 1848
Lacock Abbey ca 1848

The Cost

Napier Library – donation Your choice 
Morning coffee and cake £5.50
Lunch at The Seafood Ristorante (drinks extra) £27.50


I look forward to seeing you. The booking form is attached            

Earl of Lauderdale      

Booking Form -  return to 
Clan Maitland Society Ltd, 
150 Tachbrook Street, London SW1V 2NE

With a cheque

Or email to
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Payment by BACS to the bank account listed on P40 of the 2017 Yearbook
(sorry to be cagey here - but there have been several fraud attempts on our account)


Other guests_________________________________________________


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May we use it for Clan communications?        YES / NO 

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Napier Library

There is no charge, but a donation would be welcome

We suggest    £5         £7.50    £10                                            _____             £______

Golf Museum  Not included – buy your own tickets
                       Adults  £8.50, concessions £5
(Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is on that day)

Morning coffee and portion of waffle                        £     5.50     _____                £_____

Lunch -   three courses, drinks extra                          £27.50      ____                 £_____

Caesar salad, fritto misto or grilled clams, lemon tart

                                                                        TOTAL                                           £_____

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