- 1840s-1850s (Creation)
Level of description
Content and Structure
Scope and content
A collection of 27 mounted boards with hand-drawn designs for shawls, featuring the Kashmir cypress cone or 'Paisley' pattern.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
This material has been appraised in line with Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections standard procedures.
System of arrangement
Name of creator
Thomas Callander Campbell Mackie was born on 17 June 1886 in Helensburgh, near Glasgow. Articled to architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson between 1902 and 1907, he also worked as assistant to William Leiper during these years.
From 1904 he was studying at the Glasgow School of Art under Eugene Bourdon, contributing to the School’s magazine Vista in 1908. At the School he was regarded as ‘most promising of architect students, gifted with outstanding imagination of unusual quality and supreme draughtsmanship’. Deemed unfit for military service, he spent the First World War with the Red Cross.
By 1920 he was appointed Head of the School of Design at Glasgow School of Art. By now he was chiefly a painter in oil and pastel and a lithographer. He died in 1952, two years after his retirement from Glasgow School of Art.
Gifted to the GSA Library by GSA tutor T C Campbell Mackie, c1949.
Physical Description and Conditions of Use
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Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The designs are on paper and mounted onto a total of 26 boards. Many boards contain more than one design.
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Collection Historical Note
These designs would have been transferred to woodblocks for the printing of shawls. The designs would have been devised by freelance designers or in-house by a shawl manufacturer for sale to manufacturers.
Designs were brought together as a teaching aid by T C Campbell Mackie, a lecturer at The Glasgow School of Art from 1921-1950 and Head of the Design & Crafts Department from 1932-1945.
People and Organisations
- The Glasgow School of Art (Subject)
Genre access points
Level of detail
- Description adapted from Scottish Textile Heritage Online website by Susannah Waters, Archivist, Glasgow School of Art, May 2011.
- Archives Hub description updated by Carrie Skinner, Logjam Project Officer, September 2011.
- Item level descriptions added by Michelle Kaye, Archives and Collections Assistant, January 2013.
- Archives Hub description updated by Michelle Kaye, Archives and Collections Assistant, January 2013.
- 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.
Finding Aid Authors: The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections.
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