CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3270/8/7/3
Alt Ref No9
Title'Wolrige Gordon twins'
Date1950 - 1951
Extent4 photographs, 4 slides
Administrative HistoryJohn Wolrige Gordon (b 1935) and Patrick Wolrige Gordon (b 1935) were the younger twin sons Captain Robert Wolrige Gordon, MC (d 1939), of Esslemont, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, and Joan Walter, daughter of Hubert Walter and Dame Flora Macleod of Macleod, DBE. Patrick became MP for Aberdeenshire East (1958 - 1974) and John inherited the title of Macleod of Macleod, becoming 29th Chief of the clan Macleod, Dunvegan Castle, Skye.

These photographs relate to research and teaching undertaken by Low and his predecessors on human and animal twins.
DescriptionPhotographs of John and Patrick Wolrige Gordon, of Esslemont House, Ellon, 1950 and 1951, pictured standing outside a country house (probably not Esslemont House). The twins are pictured in two stances: side by side, facing camera, and face to face, side on to camera. In the 1950 prints they are wearing stalkers trousers and jackets; in the 1951 prints they are wearing dress kilts.

The slides are colour duplicates of the 1950 photographs and also include an indoors shot of two men and a woman (possibly including Mr and Mrs Wolrige Gordon) sitting at a table laid for tea.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsOpen, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet
Physical DescriptionTwo black and white photographs, 4 1/2 x 6 5/8 inches
Two black and white photographs, 3 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Four slides, 2 x 2 inches
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