The Hyslop Maxwells were well-to-do merchants and landowners. In the 1890s one of the daughters of the family, Mary (known as Polly) became an accomplished amateur photographer, and in over a thousand remarkable images she preserved the way of life of a typical landed family at work and at play – but mostly at play. This website tells the story, through Polly’s pictures and words, of the family on their estate near Dumfries, in their Liverpool house, and on their many excursions and holidays. 



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