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TITLE
M.E.M. Donaldson standing in front of her house, 'Sanna Bheag'
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_859_20_0355
PLACENAME
Sanna
DISTRICT
Ardnamurchan
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan
PERIOD
20c
CREATOR
M E M Donaldson
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
10081
KEYWORDS
Sanna
Ardnamurchan
Sanna Bheag
Country Life
Argyll
M.E.M. Donaldson standing in front of her house, 'Sanna Bheag'

This photograph shows M.E.M. (Mary Ethel Muir) Donaldson standing in front of her house, 'Sanna Bheag', at Sanna, Ardnamurchan, Argyll. It was taken in the first half of the 20th century. The house was built by local labour using traditional methods and materials. In 1928 she published her account of the building of 'Sanna Bheag' in 'Country Life'.

M.E.M. Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.

Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban


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M.E.M. Donaldson standing in front of her house, 'Sanna Bheag'

ARGYLL: Ardnamurchan

20c

Sanna; Ardnamurchan; Sanna Bheag; Country Life; Argyll

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

M E M Donaldson Collection

This photograph shows M.E.M. (Mary Ethel Muir) Donaldson standing in front of her house, 'Sanna Bheag', at Sanna, Ardnamurchan, Argyll. It was taken in the first half of the 20th century. The house was built by local labour using traditional methods and materials. In 1928 she published her account of the building of 'Sanna Bheag' in 'Country Life'.<br /> <br /> M.E.M. Donaldson was born in 1876 and came to the Highlands around 1908. She travelled extensively around the North and West Highlands, writing and taking photographs. One of her favourite locations was the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and it was there she settled, at Sanna, in 1927.<br /> <br /> Between 1912 and 1949 Miss Donaldson produced many books on the social history and customs of the North and West Highlands. 'Wanderings in the Western Highlands and Islands' and 'Further Wanderings - Mainly in Argyll' are two of her best known works and both are illustrated with her own photographs. She died in a nursing home in Edinburgh in 1958, and was buried in Oban <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.