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Gordon's College

Historic Photographs
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Gordon's College
Historic Photographs
Gordon's College
An Adelphi Series postcard (no. 437) showing the grounds of Robert Gordon's college in the early 20th century.

Originally a school for orphaned boys, it became Robert Gordon's College in the 1880s. This view is relatively rare as the College's courtyard is occupied by temporary buildings that were present for sometime in the 20th century.

This postcard was used by a Maude S. who lived at 4 Allan Street, Aberdeen to send a message to a Miss Ada Newnham in Cape Town, South Africa. Maude's message suggests it is the time of the First World War and briefly details her activities:

"I have been in training for munition work, & suspect to be called up any time now. I like the work very much. This is the college I trained at, but you can't see the building I was in, it is a bit to the side by the x". Note the "x" marked on the left of the postcard.
Colleges, WWI
Adelphi Series
Aberdeen Local Studies
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