Ilford Empress Glass Plates, 6½ x 4½ inch. With prints of Tayfield and India c 1900; Paper Envelopes c 1900.
Robert Berry Collection
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Robert Berry was born 22nd April 1868, the son of John Berry an advocate from Tayfield, and his wife, Margaret Higgins Burn-Murdoch. He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, and in 1902 he married Dorothy, daughter of Arthur Bryans of Woodmansterne, Surrey. Robert was a railway engineer who during his career worked on Waverley Station, Edinburgh, and the Highland Railway that ran between Carrbridge and Inverness. He also spent time as a civil engineer working on the Madras and South Mahratta Railway, India 1896-1913. During the First World War he served as a Captain with the Northumberland Fusiliers 1914-1919. He was wounded and from 1919 onwards he lived at Chesterhill House, Newport on Tay, Fife, until about 1958 when he was moved to Seamills Cottage, Newport on Tay. He died 27th February 1960.
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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act and any other appropriate legislation.
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Archive description compiled by Bernard John McLaughlin, archive assistant, June 2006.