Envelope sent from the Point of Ayre Lighthouse Isle of Man to Robert Stevenson in Edinburgh George Street dated 28 December 1822 from the lighthouse keeper Mr James Pithie.
Three envelopes sent to Alan Stevenson at 84 George Street Edinburgh from Tobermory Isle of Mull. Notice the various job titles/Address used including, Engineer to the Board of Northern Lights, Engineer, and Northern Lights Edinburgh.
In his book, Alan Stevenson had completed a tour of lighthouses. This is clear from the note found in page 57, written in the George Street office Edinburgh, referring to the Point of Ayre Lighthouse, Isle of Man. It points out a change that should be made in his book.
This book was once part of the admiralty library and would have been a personal copy of Alan Stevenson who left the note in page 57 it referred to on 7 September 1835.
The note reads: Amendment by the Engineer for the Norther Lights to face page 57 of the "British Pharos". The Notice to the mariner in relation to the Point of Ayre light, Isle of Man is as follows: "Each Light" "appears in its brightest state, "at intervals of two minutes". The reflection frame has four faces and makes a revolution in 8 minutes that the respective faces may be longer in the view after reflection - but this has no effect seen in connection with the characteristic appearance of the lights. A: S: Edinburgh 7 September 1835.
Letter sent to David Stevenson August 14 1856 from Pittenweem to Edinburgh George Street. The part note reads: You left your umbrella here, we shall take charge of it & bring it with us - I have got a room at the Post Office here (signed). The letter and envelope indicates the builder of the Harbour and Pier at St Monance and David would have perhaps been inspecting the work and left the umbrella behind.