Scottish College of Commerce tie. Navy blue polyester (Terylene), featuring diagonal stripes of green and gold and a flock pattern of the Scottish College of Commerce crest embroidered in green, white and gold.
The diary covers the period May-November 1856. The anonymous writer, a farmer's son, and his brother appear to have had gold claims at Whitehorse, near Ballarat for about three years. The writer then describes life aboard ship on a voyage (without his brother) from Melbourne on the 'James Baines' bound for Liverpool, as far as Cape Clear.
Detailed diary of a trip made by Mary Pinkerton to America; typed transcript of diary (transcribed by Anne Cameron, June 2010). Enclosed in the manuscript diary are several loose additional diary pages; a poem entitled 'Books of the Bible'; a newspaper clipping intimating the death of Mary Pinkerton on 20 December ; and a newspaper clipping intimating the death of Mary Cochran, relict of James Pinkerton [undated].
Pinkerton, Mary Thomson, 1855-1912, niece of Allan Pinkerton, private detective
Composed 'Nyasaland' (now Malawi), (in speech marks due to Colonial language used, but as named in letter), Africa, post script added in Johannesberg. Refers to deaths of Anna and Alasdair Geddes. Discusses postwar situation philosophically. Reflects on Irvine's work in Africa.