Nethergate, Dundee

Nethergate, Dundee - Ref: WC0467

This photograph shows Dundee's Nethergate looking to the east with the spires of St Paul's Cathedral and the Town House in the distance.

From the right, W. D. Allan at No. 90 sold 'smallwares and trimmings', C. S. Scott was the tobacconist at No. 88, while James Young's confectionery business and dining rooms occupied Nos. 84 and 86. The Greenock Worsted Mill Yarn Stores were No. 82.

Mrs Mary Souter's 'Maison Souter', an upper-class ladies' tailor, is listed in the Dundee Directory as Nos. 78 and 80. Various of her sales catalogues survive. No. 66 was the India, China & Japan bazaar, owner James Watson, listed as an East India agent.

Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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