Child's Dress Outfit

Highland Dress

1870s (Produced)

MacDougall & Co.

[Hat] Width: 27 cm, Length: 21 cm Ribbon, Height: 10 cm [Waistcoat] Length: 40 cm, Width: 31 cm [Jacket] Length: 46 cm [Kilt] Length: 46 cm, Width: 102 cm [Tartan] Width: 66 cm, Length: 212 cm [Sporran] Length: 37 cm Sporran, Length: 71 cm Ribbon [Socks] Length: 41 cm, Width: 11 cm

B.235:1 to 8-2012 MoC

Traditional Scottish outfit for a child, British, 1870s [Hat] Child's dress hat for a traditional Scottish kilt outfit, British, 1870s [Waistcoat] Child's dress waistcoat for a traditional Scottish kilt outfit, British, 1870s [Jacket] Child's dress jacket for a traditional Scottish kilt outfit, British, 1870s [Kilt] Child's dress kilt for a traditional Scottish kilt outfit, British, 1870s [Tartan] Child's dress tartan for a traditional Scottish kilt outfit, British, 1870s [Sporran] Child's dress sporran for a traditional Scottish kilt outfit, British, 1870s [Socks] Child's dress socks for a traditional Scottish kilt outfit, British, 1870s

[Hat] Traditional Glengarry bonnet made from thick dark green wool and black silk ribbon around the bottom. A rosette is present, though it has been flattened in storage [Waistcoat] Thick dark green wool waistcoat with black piping around the edges and the pockets. The pockets each have three metal buttons each, and there are five metal buttons to fasten the waistcoat at the front. The buttons are square and of a silver metal, and have letters and symbols moulded into them. The lining of the waistcoat is a beige cotton. [Jacket] Thick dark green wool jacket with long sleeves and pleating around the bottom. Five square metal buttons fasten the jacket at the front, and there are three identical buttons for decoration on each sleeve. Black piping is used aroung the edges of the jacket. The lining of the jacket is black cotton, though the lining of the sleeves is a beige striped cotton [Kilt] Red, green and black tartan kilt, that would be worn in a wrap style. There are a number of metal fasteners and metal buttons to secure it and to adjust it to size. There are also a number of straps, however, these have been added at a much later date, and are made of silk. The lining is a beige cotton. [Tartan] Length of red and green tartan to be worn across one shoulded and fastened with a brooch at the waist. It matched the kilt, and has tassles at either end. [Sporran] Black and white horse hair, mounted on a leather and metal base to form a sporran. The white hair makes up the base of the sporran, with two tassles of black hair mounted using metal. A red, green, yellow, black and white striped ribbon runs behind the metal and leather mount. [Socks] Knitted woolen socks with green and red diamond pattern across them

This traditional Scottish outfit was worn during the 1870s by H. D. Noel Paterson, growing up in Scotland. Paterson grew up to become vicar of a number of different churches, and the outfit was passed down the family. The tartan is a McAnley (now named Comyn), though it was originally thought to be a Bruce tartan. This, however, would be perplexing, as the known ancestors of the donor's family were the MacDougall clan, fierce rivals of the Bruce.

This outfit was worn by the donor's Great-Grandfather, Canon H. D. Noel Paterson in the 1870s for church, and has been passed down throughout the family. It was also worn by the donor's Mother during the 1940s.

Given by Hilary Samson-Barry

Location: In Storage

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