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TITLE
Drawing by Alexander Mackintosh
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_7_8_3
DATE OF IMAGE
1855
PERIOD
1850s
CREATOR
Alexander Mackintosh
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
18864
KEYWORDS
drawing
books
railways
trains
engines
schools
bursaries
Drawing by Alexander Mackintosh

The 'Raigmore' was the first steam engine built specially for the Highland Railway Company.

This drawing is by Alexander Mackintosh of Farr, a schoolboy at Inverness Royal Academy. The sketch-book containing the drawing is dated 1852, however, the engine did not arrive in Inverness until 1855 so the drawing would be from a later date.

In his will, Captain William Mackintosh of Farr stated 'Having so far done with my relations it is my express will that £5000 be vested in trust with the Magistrates of Inverness for the education of five boys of the name of Mackintosh.' They were to be educated at the Royal Academy of Inverness. The fund was used to educate a small number of already affluent boys rather than a large number of poor boys. Colonel Mackintosh, half-nephew of William Mackintosh, had three children, including Alexander, at the Academy all funded by the bursary

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Drawing by Alexander Mackintosh

1850s

drawing; books; railways; trains; engines; schools; bursaries

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum (illustrations)

The 'Raigmore' was the first steam engine built specially for the Highland Railway Company.<br /> <br /> This drawing is by Alexander Mackintosh of Farr, a schoolboy at Inverness Royal Academy. The sketch-book containing the drawing is dated 1852, however, the engine did not arrive in Inverness until 1855 so the drawing would be from a later date.<br /> <br /> In his will, Captain William Mackintosh of Farr stated 'Having so far done with my relations it is my express will that £5000 be vested in trust with the Magistrates of Inverness for the education of five boys of the name of Mackintosh.' They were to be educated at the Royal Academy of Inverness. The fund was used to educate a small number of already affluent boys rather than a large number of poor boys. Colonel Mackintosh, half-nephew of William Mackintosh, had three children, including Alexander, at the Academy all funded by the bursary