City Churches, Dundee

City Churches, Dundee - Ref: WC1413

From the Alexander Wilson Collection. Ink drawing of the "Tower" (better known locally as The Old Steeple). Buildings attached to the Tower appear either to have been demolished or in the process of being built.

The Tower was founded by David, Earl of Huntingdon, Prince of Scotland, brother of King William the Lion, First of Scotland after being saved from shipwreck in sight of Dundee while returning from the 3rd Crusade with Richard I of England in 1189.

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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