Collection DC 025 - Papers of the Ballantine family, students at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Key Information

Reference code

DC 025

Title

Papers of the Ballantine family, students at The Glasgow School of Art, Scotland

Date(s)

  • c1900-1995 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent

1 Linear Foot

Content and Structure

Scope and content

Collection includes:
  • Notebooks belonging to Robert Dow Nisbet, 1930s
  • Sketchbook belonging to Robert Dow Nisbet, 1930s
  • Sketchbook of Jack Hendry Ballantine, 1930s
  • Sketchbook of Alice Longmuir Nisbet, includes sketches from other members of the Socialist Art Circle, 1936
  • "Dun Breatann" Sketchbook of Lewis Ballantine, 1966
  • "History of Costume" Sketchbook of Lewis Ballantine, 1967
  • Photographs of Robert Dow Nisbet, Alice Nisbet, c1945, Jack Hendry Ballantine c1970, Alice and Jack Ballantine, June 1995.
  • Correspondence to Alice Nisbet, 4 letters, 1938-1995

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.

Accruals

System of arrangement

The material is arranged chronologically within series.

General Information

Name of creator

(fl c1930s)

Biographical history

Name of creator

(1947-)

Biographical history

Lewis Ballantine was a student of the School from January 1966 (when he joined the non-diploma class) until 1970.

Name of creator

(fl c1930s)

Biographical history

Alice Longmuir Nisbet was at Glasgow School of Art in the 1930s, and was involved in the Socialist Art Circle.

Name of creator

(fl c1930s)

Biographical history

Name of creator

(c1930s-1990s)

Biographical history

Lewis Ballantine was a student of the School from January 1966 (when he joined the non-diploma class) until 1970. It is comprised of his own works of art such as life drawings, self portraits, design work and sketchbooks, and photographs, as well as sketchbooks and notebooks that belonged to his mother and father. The work in the collection by Lewis Ballantine forms a valuable record of his time at the Glasgow School of Art. They show the development of his work as an artist, and provide an example of the type of work that Drawing and Painting students were required to produce during this period. Lewis Ballantine's mother, Alice Longmuir Nisbet was herself at Glasgow School of Art in the 1930s, and was involved in the Socialist Art Circle. The sketchbooks in this collection also contain works by other members of the group such as Stuart Henderson, Jimmy Morton, James ("Jimmy") Ogilvie, W. C. Thompson and John McLean. The photographs in the collection picture Alice Longmuir Ballantine and John ("Jack") Hendry Ballantine, and Lewis Ballantine's maternal grandfather, Robert Dow Nisbet.

Archival history

Custodial history

Held by the Ballantine family. The Ballantine Collection was gifted to the Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections in 1999 by Lewis Ballantine.

Physical Description and Conditions of Use

Conditions governing access

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Conditions governing reproduction

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Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Language and script notes

Physical Description

There are no physical characteristics that affect the use of this material.

Finding aids

Related Material

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

No known copies.

Related materials

There are no known related units of description.

Related descriptions

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Note

Collection Historical Note

The Ballantine Collection was gifted to the Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections in 1999 by Lewis Ballantine, a student of the School from January 1966 (when he joined the non-diploma class) until 1970. It is comprised of his own works of art such as life drawings, self portraits, design work and sketchbooks, and photographs, as well as sketchbooks and notebooks that belonged to his mother and father.

Lewis Ballantine was a student of the School from January 1966 (when he joined the non-diploma class) until 1970. It is comprised of his own works of art such as life drawings, self portraits, design work and sketchbooks, and photographs, as well as sketchbooks and notebooks that belonged to his mother and father. The work in the collection by Lewis Ballantine forms a valuable record of his time at the Glasgow School of Art. They show the development of his work as an artist, and provide an example of the type of work that Drawing and Painting students were required to produce during this period.

Lewis Ballantine's mother, Alice Longmuir Nisbet was herself at Glasgow School of Art in the 1930s, and was involved in the Socialist Art Circle. The sketchbooks in this collection also contain works by other members of the group such as Stuart Henderson, Jimmy Morton, James ("Jimmy") Ogilvie, W. C. Thompson and John McLean.

The photographs in the collection picture Alice Longmuir Ballantine and John ("Jack") Hendry Ballantine, and Lewis Ballantine's maternal grandfather, Robert Dow Nisbet .

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Administrative Information

Description identifier

GB 1694 DC 025

Institution identifier

GB 1694

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - Second edition

Status

Level of detail

Processing information

  • Fonds level description compiled by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 11 October 2001.
  • Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 11 June 2002.
  • Fonds level description imported from the Archives Hub 24 August 2006.
  • Catalogue imported into Archon software and edited by Michelle Kaye, Archon Project Officer, May 2014.
  • Catalogue exported from Archon and imported into AtoM during system migration, 2018-2019.

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

Sources

Archivist's note

Finding Aid Authors: The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections.

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