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Treasure 81: John Morgan Plans
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Treasure 81: John Morgan Plans

Historic Documents
Léa Moreau
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Treasure 81: John Morgan Plans
Historic Documents
Treasure 81: John Morgan Plans
In this year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, we feature original building plans which provide us with an insight into the development of Aberdeen in the late 19th century. The plans were designed by builder John Morgan (1844-1907), who worked with many well-known city architects.

John Morgan's memoirs are held in our collections and the 282-page document provides a first-hand account of the builder's career. Along with his memoirs, we hold a bound volume of Morgan's original plans which were donated by a tobacconist named James Yule Keswick, husband of John Morgan's eldest daughter, Elisabeth Jane.

Together, the plans and memoirs reveal the personality of an important figure from our city's past, and map the changing landscape of Victorian Aberdeen as witnessed by Morgan himself.

Find out more about John Morgan and the many buildings he constructed in the Treasures from our Collections interactive exhibition on the touchscreens in our libraries.
John Morgan, Queens Road
Aberdeen Local Studies
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