GLASGOW CATHEDRAL SCOTLAND PANORAMA STEREOVIEW ABBIE S. WELD FEB. 21ST 1871 For Sale
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GLASGOW CATHEDRAL SCOTLAND PANORAMA STEREOVIEW ABBIE S. WELD FEB. 21ST 1871:
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- Offered for sale is an early sharp square cornered stereoview Photographed and Published by Unknown Artists. An interesting name or signature with date of Feb. 21st, 1871 is noted on the back with the stereoview number purchased as follows "137 ABBIE S. WELD". Below I have added additional information on both the stereoview scene and Abbie S. Weld which is very interesting. The stereoview is titled in as follows ----
"GLASGOW" The scene actually shows the Glasgow Cathedral and surround landscape in Glasgow, Scotland.
Below additional information on Abbie S. Weld and Information on the Glasgow Cathedral:
From a recent estate sale I was able to acquire a collection of stereoviews which had been undiscovered for a century or so. All in almost untouched condition. An interesting point on the stereoviews is the original owners name handwritten and dated on all of the stereoviews along with a brief description of the scene also handwritten. The dates were as follows 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1873, and 1874. All except 1 had the name of “ABBIE S. WELD and date” One had the following “A. S. W. “ABBIE S. WELD” RICKARD, her husband with date of DEC. 8, 1874”.
James Helme Rickard (1838-1914), son of George and Sarah (Helme) Rickard, was born in Abington, Conn., in 1838. Before the Civil War he worked as a teacher and grocer, and after went into business in Woonsocket, R.I. He also worked as a newspaper reporter and contractor, and served in the local militia. In 1874 he married Abbie Smith Weld who was 27 at that point in time (1847-1917), the daughter of Seth Lothrop and Abby Short Smith Weld. Captain Rickard died on 6 May 1914, and was buried in Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, R.I. In 1862, Rickard enlisted in the 18th Connecticut and served in this regiment until 1864, when he was commissioned as a captain in the United States Colored Troops. He resigned from the army in 1866. In 1894, he published his Civil War memoirs, “Service with Colored Troops in Burnside’s Corps.”
It appears that Abbie and James when to Europe after they got married. For the collections it appear that Abbie had spent a number of years in Europe from 1868 to 1874. She was originally from Woonsocket, Rhode Island and a descendant of Lieut. Aaron Weld who fought in the Revolutionary War.
Glasgow Cathedral, also called theHigh Kirkof Glasgowor St Kentigern's or St Mungo's Cathedral, is today a gathering of theChurch of Scotlandin Glasgow.
The title cathedral is honorific and historic, dating from the period before theScottish Reformationand its former status as the Roman Catholic mother church of theArchdiocese of Glasgowand thus thecathedralof theArchbishop of Glasgow(which is now inSt. Andrew's Cathedral, the present mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Glasgow). The current congregation is part of the Church of Scotland'sPresbytery of Glasgow. Glasgow Cathedral is located north of High Street and east of Cathedral Street, beside theGlasgow Royal Infirmary.
The history of the cathedral is linked with that of the city, and is allegedly located where the patron saint of Glasgow,Saint Mungo, built his church. The tomb of the saint is in the lower crypt.Walter Scott's novelRob Roygives an account of the kirk.
Built before theReformationfrom the late 12th century onwards and serving as the seat of the Bishop and later theArchbishop of Glasgow, the building is a superb example of ScottishGothic architecture. It is also one of the few Scottishmedievalchurches (and the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland) to have survived theReformationnot unroofed.
James IVratified thetreaty of Perpetual Peacewith England at the high altar on 10 December 1502.The cathedral and the nearby castle played a part in the battles ofGlasgow in years after the Reformation, on 22 April 1581James VIgranted the income from a number of lands to Glasgow town for the kirk's upkeep. He traced the ownership of these lands to money left by ArchbishopGavin Dunbaras a legacy for repairing the cathedral.The town council agreed on 27 February 1583 to take responsibility for repairing the kirk, while recording they had no obligation to do so.The church survives because of this resolution. Inside, therood screenis also a very rare survivor in Scottish
Note light corner ware on frame along with light discoloration on frame also as photo shows.
I will accept PAYPAL. Items will be shipped first class mail usually next day after payment of Paypal, packaging and mail $3.45. I will combine shipping 1 to 3 views $3.45, 3 to 6 views $5.35 and over 6 no additional postage or shipping charge.
I will ship internationally, payment must be in US funds, Paypal. I will ship world wide International first Class Mail 1 stereoview for $11.55 and will combine ship. This increase is due to the new postal service rates.