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dc.creatorFlora Burns
dc.date2014-04-01
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-14T17:48:41Z
dc.date.available2020-10-14T17:48:41Z
dc.identifierDG31/4/1/1
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12734/52158
dc.descriptionInterview with Susan Palmer-Jones who was born in Edinburgh and has lived in Moniave for the past 20 years. Susan has family links to the Dumfries area going back to the 1500s and this interview is partly about these connections. The other main theme of this interview is Moat Brae House and particularly what life might have been like when the house was a private residence, 1823 to 1905. Susan grandfather's home was nearby and so her investigations and knowledge of life in that house could indicate what life was like at Moat Brae, particularly when J M Barrie visited there, 1873-78. Susan explained that the house her grandfather lived in was on Castle Street and likely to have been designed by the same architect as Moat Brae, Walter Newall. (Her grandfather, Peter Murray-Kerr, was 3 years younger than Barrie.) As a child, Peter would have had a live-in nursemaid. Other staff in the house would have included a cook and 2 housemaids. Other staff who came in daily would include a cleaning woman and a woman to do the heavy work. Peter became a doctor and was the third person to have a car in Dumfries. At that time, car owners had to have their own petrol pump in their property Susan's mother was born in Moat Brae and was told as a child that she had been found under the tree where J M Barrie wrote Peter Pan. Outwith this story from her mother, Susan couldn't remember much awareness of the J M Barrie connection to Dumfries. The interview also includes some discussions about the NHS, the prevalance of Tuberculosis and women studying medicine. Towards the end of the interview, Susan talks about Merkland at Auldgirth which one of her ancestors bought after making his fortune as a draper in England.
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dc.subjectMaterial culture
dc.subjectTravel and transport
dc.subjectTales and anecdotes
dc.subjectCommunity
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectSocial history
dc.subjectMedicine
dc.subjectSport
dc.subjectAgriculture
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectOral history
dc.subjectCustom and belief
dc.subjectAudio recordings
dc.subjectHealth
dc.subjectDomestic life
dc.subjectWar
dc.subjectMovement
dc.subjectFieldwork
dc.subjectRecreation
dc.subjectArts and crafts
dc.subjectDomestic life
dc.subjectLifecycle
dc.subjectDumfries
dc.subjectEthnology
dc.subjectBiography
dc.subjectShops and businesses
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectAuldgirth (merkland)
dc.subjectWorking life
dc.subjectNhs
dc.subjectSocial organisation
dc.subjectTransport
dc.subjectHistory
dc.titleDG31-4 Interviews of Susan Palmer-Jones AIP
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dc.typePhotograph
dc.typeAudio


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