Photographers imprint on the front face reads:
DAVID SCOTT, Successor.
W. BRADLEY, 140, PITT STREET.
The name written in ballpoint pen on the front face is 'Alfred Collingbourne'. This name is fictional and does not correspond to the individual identified. As mentioned in a prior post, the history of the ballpoint pen also needs to be taken into account. With this additional information we can safely say that the name was written well after the date that this photo was taken.
|William Barclay by David Scott (rear face) [Auld Photograph Collection apc-000114-s2]|
Imprint on rear face is full sized and includes both text and artwork. Inscription of the text reads as:
H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G.
140, PITT STREET,
Opposite Mort's Passage,
Next to Richardson & Wrench's.
CASH ON DELIVERY.
Hand written on the rear face is also an identification and date which reads:
Destination Hong KongA search on Trove reveals a Captain William Barclay, commander of the ship Northampton, is set to sail on Saturday 22 January 1876 from Circular Quay.
|Source: Advertising. (1876, January 22). The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), p. 1. |
Retrieved September 3, 2013, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13367837
It appears from both newspaper articles and information provided online via the Mariners and ships in Australian Waters website, William Barclay and the ship Northampton were also regularly travelling between London and Sydney.
What is the connection?Additional research provided by +Paul Cooper has revealed a William Barclay (Shipmaster) in Saltcoates appeared in the same parish register as the Reverend John Auld's birth. So it is possible that the family know of each other from their time spent growing up in Ayrshire.
- Mariners and ships in Australian Waters. (1999). Northampton. Retreived September 5, 2013 from http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/1873/04/074nor.htm
- Mariners and ships in Australian Waters. (2003). Northampton. Retreived September 5, 2013 from http://mariners.records.nsw.gov.au/1871/06/031nor.htm